CUA students are provided with an easy to use residential telephone system with local calling.
Set Up and Local Calling
All residence hall rooms are equipped with one or more fixed-line telephone voice ports that connect to the same telephone number. That is, each suite shares a single telephone number. In your move-in packet, you will find information on your specific telephone number.
Setting up your telephone for CUA's phone system is as easy as plugging your telephone into the telephone port in the room.
Residents can call on-campus directly to other rooms, offices and services by dialing the last four digits of the phone exchange.
All other local calling is done by dialing 9 to get an outside line. Please note that in Maryland and Virginia, you must use the three digit area code when dialing. Washington DC is a local call, and does not require the area code.
Long Distance Calling
Most students use their personally-owned mobile phone for non-local calls. If you want to use the phone in your residence hall room for non-local calls, you can purchase a calling card at many retail outlets that allows you to call a toll-free number and enter a PIN code to place long distance calls.