Long Distance Authorization Codes

Authorization Codes

An authorization code is required for all billable long distance calling from OSU extensions. Authorization Codes are seven digits in length. Each authorization code is assigned a Facilities Restriction Level (FRL). The FRL will designate what long distance calls can be made and their routing priority. The FRLs are as follows:

  • Oregon
  • United States, Canada, and misc. locations reached by dialing an area code
  • All locations including international calls.

Get an Authorization Code

Authorization Codes should be kept private and confidential.

Long Distance Instructions

Oregon and Out-of-State Dialing:
OSU business calls - dial 9 + 1 + area code + seven digit extension, wait for recall tone (three short beeps) and enter your authorization code.

Calling card or major credit card calls - dial 9 + 0 + area code + seven digit extension, wait for tone, and enter your calling card or credit card number.

Collect calls - dial 9 + 0 + area code + seven digit extension, and remain on the line for telephone company instructions; say "collect" on cue.

International Dialing:
OSU business calls - dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + extension, wait for recall tone and enter your authorization code.

Note: Sometimes it helps to insert the # button after dialing the extension to let the phone system know you are done dialing the international number.

Calling cards or major credit cards - dial 9 + 01 + county code + city code + extension, wait for tone and enter your calling card or credit card number.

Toll-Free Numbers: Dial 9 + 1 + (800 or 888) + seven digit extension.