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Long distance privileges and authorization codes

Long distance privileges are determined by the department head based on your requirements to conduct university business. A "class of service" defines the access level for making outbound calls.

Class A: campus local to local

Class B: campus local to local plus

Class C: Victoria free calling area

Class D: North America long distance

Class E: international long distance

To change the class of service for your local, talk to your department administrator or contact Network Services at switch@uvic.ca.

Authorization codes (for long distance calling)

The "Authorization code" feature is used to assist with securing a phone for outbound calls (e.g. block long distance calling to every user except those with the authorization code) and/or to separate long distance calls for a local that has more than one person placing calls.

It works by choosing a class of service (see above) for outbound calling and then choosing a class of service for the authorization code. For example, local xxxx will be assigned class C which allows any user to place local free calls within Victoria, but in order to place an international call (class D), users would have to enter an authorization code.

To use your authorization code see instructions under dialing information