Campus News

New telephone prefix

This month, UGA Telephone Services is now assigning the 227 prefix to new telephone numbers allocated on the Athens campus. The 227 prefix joisn two other prefixes currently in use at UGA: 542 and 583.

All features will be the same as the current 542 and 583 telephone numbers that are assigned to UGA users and devices. Calls can be made between the three prefixes using five-digit dialing; for example, 7-6962 can be dialed instead of (706) 227-6962.

The new prefix is required due to continued growth of the UGA campus. A number of new facilities have been constructed over the past several years, and communications are required for phone lines and faxes in these new facilities.

There are currently 11,400 lines on the 542 and 583 prefixes. As planned, the 227 prefix will add as many as 400 lines to the existing pool of numbers assigned to UGA devices. It has been eight years since the last addition of a new prefix, when the 583 prefix was added in October 1998.

Direct questions regarding the new prefix to the UGA Telephone Services, (706) 542-6962.