University Telephone System
Billing Info for Students, Faculty, & Staff
General Telephone Billing Information for Students
Payments for telecommunication services will be due by the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Any account not paid within 45 days will be deactivated. A fee of $15 will be charged to reactivate any service that has been disconnected due to non-payment. Reconnection fees and all outstanding balances must be paid in full before a service is restored. At 60 days past due an account is considered delinquent. A hold notice will be forwarded to the Student Financial Services Office at that time preventing the customer's class registration, receipt of diploma, release of transcripts, etc., until full payment is made for the past-due account. The entire account balance must be paid before the "hold" is released.
Other billing-related items you should be aware of:
- Billing calls to residence hall phones is prohibited. If you are on the University phone system you may not bill any call directly to your residence hall telephone number (e.g., accepting collect calls, third-party calls, etc.) since the residence hall telephone numbers are in many instances shared. For each call billed to a residence hall phone, the student who incurred the bill will be charged the cost of the call plus a handling fee of $10.00.
- Relocation and disconnection of UVA telephones. University telephones must not be removed from their installed locations. A time-and-materials charge will be assessed whenever a phone is damaged by unauthorized relocation. Your telephone will not work off-Grounds or in other student rooms not served by the University. You should not disconnect your telephone for any reason. If you need to unplug the instrument, please contact the Trouble Reporting Desk at (434) 924-8600 before doing so.
- Replacing stolen or damaged phones. Students will be billed $70 (for a 312-series phone) or $157 (for a 120-series phone) to replace stolen phones or instruments that have been damaged beyond repair. No instrument will be replaced until the responsible student files an incident report with the Operations Department of the Housing Division.
- Customer-incurred damages. A time-and-materials charge will be billed for any damages or service problems caused by a customer. The current labor fee is $125 for the first hour (one hour minimum) and $125 for each hour thereafter, billable in 15 minute increments. This fee is subject to change without notice.
- Service call appointments. If you should ever need a service call, the technician will make an appointment with you and will arrive within a few minutes of the scheduled time. If no one is at the building entrance when he or she arrives, the technician will wait for 15 minutes. After the 15 minute period, the technician will leave and contact you later to make another appointment. An $80 fee will be assessed for each missed appointment.
- Abuse of telephone services. The University will exercise the right to prosecute anyone who abuses or fraudulently uses telecommunication services. Abuse of services includes: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or assisting another to obtain long-distance service by rearranging, tampering with, or connecting to any facilities (telephone, data, or video, including wiring) with intent to avoid payment of the regular charge for such service. Fraudulent use of the telephone system by anyone will not be tolerated. Fraudulent calls will be traced, and offenders will be identified and turned over to the proper University authorities for disciplinary action. You are responsible for your PIN, and you should protect it in the same manner you would a credit card. Do not share it with roommates or leave it around where others can see it. We suggest that you protect your telephone, along with your other valuables, by locking your room when it is unoccupied.
Long-Distance Telephone Service Billing Info for Students
Personal Identification Numbers (PINs)
Long-distance PINs: No deposit is required for University long-distance service.
However, you will need a long-distance Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to make
long-distance calls from on-Grounds landline phones. No subscription fee or monthly service charge is
charged for a PIN; you are charged only for the long-distance calls you make.
- Domestic long-distance rates are 4 cents per minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Rates for international calls vary.
- Sign up for a PIN: Request a long-distance PIN. Terms and conditions are explained in detail when you sign up. (Before you may sign up for a long-distance PIN, you must have activated your UVA email account and know your
residence hall address.)
- You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your PIN and you will be accountable for all calls placed using it.
- It is the student’s responsibility to deactivate a PIN if you leave the University prior to the end of the academic year. Such a request will not be submitted by the Housing Office, Student Financial Services, or the Registrar on your behalf. You will be liable for all charges incurred until the deactivation request is received by IT Billing.
- Calling cards: If you use a phone carrier’s calling card for long-distance service, calls placed with the card must be billed to a non-University telephone number. You can also use a pre-paid calling card or cell phone long-distance services.
Charges and Regulations for Student Long-Distance Calling
- Charges for unanswered long-distance calls: To avoid being charged for a call that is not answered, do not allow the phone to continue to ring more than 45 seconds or you will be charged for a one-minute phone call. Credit will not be issued for unanswered calls.
- Lost or stolen PINs: If your PIN is lost or stolen, you are responsible for all charges made against it until you notify IT Billing in writing that it has been lost. At that time the PIN will be deactivated to prevent its further use.
- Abuse of telephone services: The University will exercise the right to prosecute anyone who abuses or fraudulently uses telecommunication services. Abuse of services includes: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or assisting another to obtain long-distance service by rearranging, tampering with, or connecting to any facilities (telephone, data, or video, including wiring) with intent to avoid payment of the regular charge for such service. Fraudulent use of the telephone system by anyone will not be tolerated. Fraudulent calls will be traced, and offenders will be identified and turned over to the proper University authorities for disciplinary action. You are responsible for your PIN, and you should protect it in the same manner you would a credit card. Do not share it with roommates or leave it around where others can see it. We suggest that you protect your telephone, along with your other valuables, by locking your room when it is unoccupied.
- Payment for billable services: Payments for telecommunication services will be due upon receipt.
You may also send us your billing inquiries through the Contact Form.
General Telephone Billing Information for Faculty, Staff, and Departments
PTAO access must first be granted by IT Billing before retrieval of information from the ITS Billing Statements' website.
The following applies to telephone service billing for University departments:
- No later than September of each year all non-Sponsored Program accounts will be billed, for the fiscal year in advance, for all equipment on the billing system database as of the previous June 30. Sponsored Program accounts will be billed for equipment and services on a monthly basis.
- Long distance bills for all accounts will be issued monthly. Operator-assisted calls and calling card transactions placed from the University will not list the actual extension number as the originating number; instead, you will see one of the University's two main billing numbers, 977-2099 or 295-4370 as the number from which those calls were placed.
- Each long distance statement will normally reflect directly dialed long distance calls made between the first and last days of the previous month. Charges for operator-assisted calls may take longer to appear on your statement as their application is dependent upon receipt of information from various long distance carriers.
- If your department needs to change the PTAO/account code to which telephone service (either local or long distance) is being billed, you should send written authorization to IT Billing, Carruthers Hall and include the following information: a) telephone and/or FAC number(s), b) current PTAO/account code, c) new PTAO/account code, and d) contact name and number. Changes received prior to the 10th of any month will be effective that same month; changes received after the 10th will be reflected in the following month's statements.
- Should you have any questions concerning your account, please contact IT Billing at 4-4148 within 30 days of receipt of the bill.
- An important reminder: University employees are not allowed to place personal long distance calls from University telephones. To do so violates policies established by both the University and the Commonwealth's Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). Anyone needing to place a personal long distance call during work hours should use his/her personal calling card, reverse the charges, or bill the call to his/her home telephone number.
- Disputed Calls: If you feel you were incorrectly billed for a particular call, you must notify IT Billing at 4-4148 within 30 calendar days of receipt of the bill. Copies of statements containing suspected fraudulent transactions should be sent by the department to IT Billing, the Internal Audit Department, the Office of Risk and Insurance Management, and the University Police. All such calls will be investigated and appropriate disciplinary and/or legal action will be taken by the University.
- Other Billable Calls and Services
- The "billing clock" for directly dialed long distance calls begins when calls are answered.
- Charges for directory assistance calls will be billed to the user telephone number, as billed by the Telephone Companies: Local: $0.29; Long Distance: $0.65
- Moves, Adds, and Changes
- Contact your departmental Telephone Counselor if you need to add a new telephone or move/change/remove an existing one.
- University telephones should not be moved from their assigned locations without an official service request in order to retain valid E911 information. A time and materials charge will apply for damage caused by unauthorized relocations.
- In cases of damaged or removed telephones, departments will be charged for the cost of repair and/or replacement.
- Restrictions on Use: The cable infrastructure is University telecommunications property and is not intended for discretionary use. Unauthorized use, such as making connections with any unauthorized telephone, data, or video facilities, including wiring, is prohibited; it jeopardizes the integrity of the system. UVA will exercise the right to prosecute anyone who abuses and/or fraudulently uses telecommunications services.
Long-Distance Telephone Service Billing Info for Faculty & Staff
Forced Authorization Codes (FACs)
- Request a FAC: FACs allow faculty and staff to place work-related long-distance calls from within the University area and bill those calls to a specific PTAO. Make a FAC request.
UVA Policy Governing Long-Distance Telephone Charges
Long-distance charges are governed by UVA policy IRM-005, “Long-distance Telephone Charges and Calling Cards.”