Telephone Information

About Telecommunications

  • Information Technology maintains and operates the college's telephone system, telephone switching equipment, voice mail system, cell phone and paging equipment. Information Technology is also responsible for maintaining the vast infrastructure of telephone cabling which connects all of the buildings on campus.
  • All college residence hall rooms are wired for phone, data and voicemail capability. Data services are provided through the technology fee charged to students each semester. Phone and voicemail services are provided on request. To request your phone jack to be activated, come to the IT HelpDesk in Mercy Hall. A $25 charge will be applied to your tuition bill for this service. Students must provide their own analog telephone for their residence hall room.
  • The college maintains a (PBX) private branch exchange switch that currently handles over 1000 telephone extensions, fax numbers and modem lines. The college also has an extensive voice mail system, which handles approximately 1000 voice mail boxes, logging and routing hundreds of student, faculty and staff voice mail messages per day.
  • The Information Technology department would be happy to address any telecommunications questions or comments you may have. Please call us at extension 7851 or e-mail us at helpdesk@sjcme.edu.

Telephones

Students are required to furnish their own telephones for their residence hall rooms.  Telephones must be analog (most phones sold in stores are analog).

Dialing Campus Extensions

On Campus
To dial any campus extension from on campus, dial only the last 4 digits of the number.
Off Campus
To dial any campus extension from off campus, dial area code (207, if needed) + Exchange 893 + the 4 digit campus extension.

Dialing Local Calls

Dial 9 + 7-digit number

Student Local Calling Area

Student residence hall rooms now have the following towns included in the local calling area:

Bar Mills Harpswell Raymond
Biddeford Limerick Scarborough
Casco Limington Sebago
Cornish Naples Standish
Cumberland New Gloucester Steep Falls
Freeport Old Orchard Beach Westbrook
Goodwins Mills Poland Windham
Gorham Portland Yarmouth
Gray Pownal  

Dialing Long Distance Calls

From Office Telephones
Dial 9 + 1 + Area Code + 7-digit number

From Residence Hall Telephones
You must use a calling card with an 800 number to make any long distance calls. Dial 9 + 1 + the 800 number found on the back of your calling card, or the 800 number provided by your calling card provider.

Dialing International Calls

From Office Telephones
Dial 9 + 011 + country code + city code + the number you are calling.

From Residence Hall Telephones
You must use a calling card with an 800 number, plus International Calling capability. Dial 9 + 1 + the 800 number found on the back of your calling card, or the 800 number provided by your calling card provider.

Collect Calls

Incoming collect calls are not allowed.

Directory Assistance

Not allowed anywhere on campus. Please use a calling card.

Residence Hall Red Wall Phones

All Residence Halls on campus have at least one Red Wall Telephone. Red Wall Phones are also located within other buildings throughout the campus. These phones are for emergency use. There are also emergency phones outside all residence halls. Please contact Information Technology at ext. 7851 if these phones are damaged or not working.

Problem Solving

No Dial Tone

 

  • Check the line cord between the wall and the phone. Make sure connections are secure at both ends.
  • If the phone is still not working report the problem to Information Technology Help Desk:

Short ring - phone goes directly to voice mail

  • Pick up receiver and press #2.
  • Hang up receiver.
  • Pick up receiver and press #3. 
  • Hang up receiver.

This should take care of the problem. Telephone should ring normally before going to voice mail.

 

Problem Solving

No Dial Tone

  • Check the line cord between the wall and the phone. Make sure connections are secure at both ends.
  • If the phone is still not working report the problem to Information Technology Help Desk:

Short ring - phone goes directly to voice mail

  • Pick up receiver and press #2.
  • Hang up receiver.
  • Pick up receiver and press #3. 
  • Hang up receiver.

This should take care of the problem. Telephone should ring normally before going to voice mail.