Last updated on April 28, 2014 at 11:31AM
The project will begin on Wednesday 4/30 and continue through the next couple weeks. Keep in mind that Penn State employees who use Centrex phones will need to dial “8” plus a seven-digit phone number for all calls and faxes to other University Park numbers (the same as making an off-campus call).
Notice of delay to the planned change affecting Centrex phones and facsimile (fax) machines:
The voice service change scheduled for March 3 has been delayed by the service vendor. A revised timeline for the change will be made available as soon as it is received.
Beginning March 3, five-digit phone dialing will no longer be supported for Centrex phones at University Park. Due to an initiative to modernize Penn State’s decades old telephone infrastructure, Penn State employees who use Centrex phones will need to dial “8” plus a seven-digit phone number for all calls and faxes to other University Park numbers (the same as making an off-campus call).
Though Centrex users will need to change their daily dialing habits, local, domestic, international, and 9-1-1 emergency dialing will not be affected. Employees who use Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol phones can continue to dial five-digit extensions.
For help or questions, employees should contact the IT Service Desk at 8-865-4357 or itservicedesk.psu.edu.
For more information, please contact Network Operations Center (814-865-4662).