8 Plus Dialing Instructions

Issue / Question
To call anyone off campus, dial 8 (to get an outside line) plus the number you would normally dial.  On-campus calling does not require you to dial an 8 first; just dial the extension you wish to reach  
  • How do I call someone off campus?
  • How do I reach someone off campus?
  • Can I call off campus from a campus phone?
  • Platform
    • Phones
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Students
  • On-Campus:  <4 digit extension number>
  • Off-campus Local:  8+208+<number>
  • Off-Campus Long Distance:  8+1+<area code>+ <number>
  • International:  8+<country code>+<number>
You will need to dial a 1 if you make a long-distance call outside the Southeast Idaho area. The SE Idaho calling area includes: 
American Falls Dayton Grace Irwin McCammon Preston Rockland Wayan
Arbon Downey Gray's Lake Island Park Menan Rexbug St. Anthony  
Arco Driggs Holbrook Lava Hot Springs Montpelier Rigby Shelley  
Ashton Felt Howe Lewisville Moore Ririe Soda Springs  
Bancroft Firth Idaho Falls Mackay Paris Riverside Tetonia  
Blackfoot Franklin Inkom Malad Pocatello Roberts Victor  
  • To Dial Pocatello and Idaho Falls On-Campus numbers from the Southeast Idaho Calling Area, dial 208+282+< four-digit extension>
  • To Dial Meridian On-Campus numbers from off-campus in the Boise local calling area, dial 208+373+< four-digit extension>
    • Note: Dialing 911 does not require you to dial an 8 first. 
Other common numbers 
  • Idaho Road Report:  8+511
  • Idaho Relay Service:  8+711
  • Idaho Dig Line:  8+811
  • Idaho Care Line:  8+211
  • Directory Assistance:  8+411


Article ID: 66074
Thu 10/25/18 2:23 PM
Wed 12/13/23 7:54 AM