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UMD GETS NEW 788 PREFIX
USWest informed ITSS that there were no large blocks of 726 numbers available. Anything in the 726 range that was available was of no use to UMD because of our intricate dial plan. A new exchange was applied for and the USWest Dial Plan Group established the 788 exchange in May 2000.
New 788 numbers will replace the 726 numbers in the residence halls and apartments by September 1, 2000. This will free up roughly 1200 726 numbers for use by faculty and staff. It also allows ITSS to assign the new housing numbers in a random order. Previous number assignments were sequential, a situation which lent itself to malicious calls.
The new numbers are 788-1000 through 788-2999. The campus 4-digit dialing plan is still maintained. To reach a student in a Housing facility dial 1XXX or 2XXX. Students will still dial 6XXX, 7XXX, or 8XXX to reach faculty and staff.
One change of note, the 1XXX extensions
did require a change to the voice mail system. Departments with
automated attendants (those systems that prompt you to press
1 for this option, 2 for another option) should note that because
of the new 1XXX personal mail boxes, all automated attendant
administrative mailboxes that started with a 1 now start with
a 4. Please check and update your flowcharts. If your have questions
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