Iowa State IT provides faculty and staff with telephone services to suit their telecommunication needs on campus. Students living in residence halls wanting landlines need to contact the Department of Residence.
Services and Equipment
Equipment available ranges from basic telephones to multi-function sets. Voice/data services, as well as discounted long distance calling, are available as well. Service rates may apply.
To order voice services:
Contact the Solution Center.
Rates for Services and Equipment
|Telephone Service & Equipment||Cisco 8861||$17.00/month|
|Cisco Expansion Module||$3.00/month|
|Cisco 8831 speakerphone||$30.00/month|
|Cisco 8831 speakerphone w/ wired mics||$33.00/month|
|Cisco 8831 speakerphone w/ wireless mics||$35.00/month|
|Cisco Jabber for desktop||$10.00/month|
|Analog Telephone Service||Active analog jack without equipment. Available for hotline, emergency, fax, elevator, etc.||$18.00/month|
|Analog Cordless Phone||$22.00/month|
|Installation, Move, Upgrade/Downgrade||Includes order writing, software changes, cross connects in building and at switch room, and cable records|
|Directory Listing||Listing in Ames Directory Business Section||$6.00/month*|
|Software Changes||Where applicable||$30.00/hour|
|Technician Rate||Where applicable||$45.00/hour|
|Trip Charge||Delivery to department by technician||$35.00/delivery|
|Expedite Fee||Next day service with a maximum of 2 items. Plant Manager approval required.||$100.00/order|
Interactive telephone answering system that answers incoming calls with a pre-recorded announcement and routes callers based on their menu prompts. Install billed at time and materials.
1-5 mailboxes: $5.00/month
6-15 mailboxes: $15.00/month
>15 mailboxes: $45.00/month
|* Rate subject to change|
Using your telephone
These guides are printer-friendly instructions to help you get started using your telephone.
Cisco phone guides
- Getting Started with Your Cisco 8861 Telephone
- Getting Started with Your Cisco 8831 Speakerphone
- Getting Started with Your Cisco Voice Mail
Long Distance Calls
To place an international long distance call:
- For * country codes: Dial 8 + 1 + country code + local number.
- For all other countries: Dial 8 + 011 + country code + city code + local number.
Refer to the International Rate Chart for country codes.
Long distance calling rates
Domestic long distance calls cost $.05/minute.
The rate for international long distance calls varies by country. View the International Rate Chart.
Cellular telephones, service plans, aircards, and tablets are available to faculty and staff for university business purposes. These phones are available through the university’s contracted cellular service providers.
University employees are eligible for discounted personal cellular telephone plans. To verify eligibility, contact a university cellular service provider, identify yourself as an Iowa State employee, and ask for current options and pricing.