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How to Place Calls

Local area calls

To reach another Stanford telephone

Dial the last five digits of the telephone number.
For example, if the number is 725-4357, dial 5-4357.

Note: The Stanford system serves the University, the Medical Center, and on-campus student residences. Stanford phones have 7-digit numbers beginning with 723, 725, 497 or 498 (e.g., 725-4357). Note that from a non-Stanford phone, a caller must dial your full 7-digit phone number to reach you; non-Stanford callers cannot dial a five-digit number to reach you.

To reach an off-campus phone within the local area

AREA CODE 650
Dial 9 + seven-digit telephone number.

AREA CODE 764, 408, 669 or 510
Dial 9 + 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number.

Note: The Local Area for faculty and staff telephone line subscribers covers approximately a 25-mile from Stanford.

To reach 9-1-1 emergency services

Dial 9 + 911.

Long distance calls

Only charged calls will appear on monthly billing statements.

Area code 650 outside the local area

Dial 9 + 1 + 650 + seven-digit telephone number

Outside 650 within the U.S. & Canada

Dail 9 + 1 + area code + seven-digit telephone number

International: direct dial countries

Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + telephone number

International: non-direct dial countries

To call a non-direct dial location, dial "0" for a Stanford operator or see the instructions see the next instructions below for calling card and assisted calls.

Calls to directory information

Information for Stanford

Information for Stanford University and Medical Center is provided by the Stanford Operator.

Dial 0

Information for area code 650

Dial 9 + 411

Information for other area codes

Dial 9 + 1 + area code + 555-1212
Last modified August 18, 2011