Long distance calls placed from the Charles River Campus phones require an authorization code.  This code allows you to make long distance calls from your desk phone or any other campus phone and have them billed back to your account, rather than to the telephone line.  Individuals can view their monthly long distance detail and charges online, and departmental contacts can view all monthly long distance detail and charges by unit/department code.

The domestic rate is 10 cents per minute.  International rates vary based on calling destination.

Calling cards are available for business travel.

To request a long distance code, if you are faculty or staff please fill out our request form and fax it to 617-353-2053.  If you are a student, visit Communication Services at 111 Cummington St and present your valid BU Student ID.

Please note that authorization codes are non-transferable and are to be used only by the person to whom the code is assigned.  It is University policy that individuals reimburse their department for all charges associated with personal calls. It is the responsibility of University departments to inform Communication Services when faculty or staff members leave the University, by requesting deactivation of any active long distance authorization codes or calling cards assigned to that person.