Local Phone Service - Mansfield, Newark and Wooster Campus Housing Areas

Student Life contracts with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to provide telephone and cable TV services to students living in residence halls and university-owned apartments on Ohio State's Regional Campuses at Mansfield, Newark and Wooster (ATI and OARDC).

 Local Telephone Service
Upon moving in, local telephone service* is already active in your Mansfield, Newark, or Wooster (ATI and OARDC) Campus residence hall room or apartment. This service is provided as part of your housing contract with Student Life and doe not need to be ordered.

Local telephone service* includes touchtone dialing capabilities; free and unlimited, campus, local, and domestic long distance calling;** caller ID and call waiting features; and 9-1-1 access to the local Police or Public Safety Department in your county. You can verify your telephone number by plugging a telephone into the phone jack in your room and then dialing 2-7777 or by contacting the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357.

*NOTE: You need to provide your own telephone instrument and cords. A telephone with a Caller ID display is required to use the Caller ID feature.


**NOTE: International calling is not included. If you need to place international long distance calls, the Office of the CIO offers a couple of inexpensive options. These options may be ordered at anytime and are billed to the person ordering service.


 Call Waiting Feature
This feature allows you to answer a second incoming telephone call, temporarily placing the first caller on hold.

How to use Call Waiting:
While talking with the first caller, you will hear a beep tone in your ear. Simply depress your telephone switchhook or flash/link button. This will place your first caller on hold and connect you to your second incoming caller. After you have finished your conversation with the second caller, depress your switchhook again and you will be reconnected with your first caller.

 Caller ID
Caller ID is a standard feature on the telephone line in your university housing room. The service provides telephone number identification only for incoming local and campus calls. A telephone instrument with a Caller ID display is required to utilize this feature.

 Voice Mail
Voice mail is an optional service for an additional fee in Mansfield, Newark and Wooster housing locations. The voice mail service can be ordered from the OCIO's IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357. For more voice mail details click here or for voice mail instructions, select one of the following links:

 Basic Dialing Instructions and Important Numbers

Calling Police:


  • Mansfield (Richland County) - Dial 9-1-1
  • Newark (Licking County) - Dial 9-1-1
  • Wooster (Wayne County) - Dial 9-1-1

Non-emergency Calls -

  • Mansfield (OSU Security ) - Dial 5-4218
  • Newark (OSU Security) - Dial 5-9237
  • Wooster ATI/OARDC (OSU Police) - Dial 7-0111

Calling Other Campus Numbers:

Columbus Campus -

  • Dial 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 + last 4 digits

Mansfield Campus -

  • Residence Areas - Dial 7 + last 4 digits
  • Departments - Dial 5 + last 4 digits

Newark Campus -

  • Residence Areas - Dial 4 + last 4 digits
  • Departments - Dial 5 + last 4 digits

Wooster Campus -

  • Residence Areas - Dial 7 + last 4 digits
  • ATI Departments - Dial 7 + last 4 digits
  • OARDC Depts. - Dial 5 + last 4 digits

Calling Local, Off Campus Numbers:

  • Dial 9 + 10 digit numbe

Calling Toll Free Numbers (800, 866, 877, 888):

  • Dial 9 + 1 + 10 digit number

Calling Long Distance Numbers:

Domestic Calls (No fee when dialing the following way)*

  • Dial 9 + 1 + area code + phone number

Domestic Calls (Using a university Authorization Code - fee applies)*

  • Dial 1, wait for three beeps and dial tone,
  • Enter your 6 digit Auth Code, wait for tone,
  • Enter the area code + phone number

International Calls (Using a university Authorization Code - fee applies)*

  • Dial 1, wait for three beeps and dial tone,
  • Enter your 6 digit Auth Code, wait for tone,
  • Dial 011 + Country Code + City Code (if applicable) + number

*NOTE: All calls placed using an OSU Authorization Code are billable. International calling is an optional service available through the OCIO. Click here for more information about international calling options.

Calling Directory Information and Operator Assistance:

Campus Directory Information/Operators:

  • Columbus - Dial 2-6446 or 0
    • TDD for hearing impaired - Dial 2-0422
  • Mansfield - Dial 2-9108
  • Newark - Dial 2-4094
  • Wooster ATI - Dial 2-7115
  • Wooster OARDC - Dial 2-0861

Local and Domestic Long Distance Directory Information (WiMacTel, Inc)*#

  • Dial 1 + Auth Code + 411

International Directory Information (WiMacTel, Inc.)**# - Dial 9 + 0 + 0

Local Area Operator (WiMacTel)**# - Dial 9 + 0

Domestic/International Operator (WiMacTel, Inc.)**# - Dial 9 + 0 + 0

*NOTE: A $1.00 fee applies for local and long distance directory assistance calls.


**NOTE: Off campus vendors may charge a fee for directory and operator assistance, which must be paid with a personal credit or calling card.


#NOTE: The University's contracted operator service for dialing calling card, credit card, collect and third-party long distance calling from OSU residential phones is WiMacTel, Inc. Rate information for operator-assisted and/or calling card calls are available by dialing 9+0+0. For WiMacTel, Inc Customer Care, dial 1-888-476-0881 or write to: WiMacTel, Inc., 2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA, 94303. You have the right to obtain access to the interstate long distance carrier of your choice via 9-1-800, 9-10-10xxx or 9-1-950 access numbers. Contact your preferred carrier for instructions on how to dial your call from your phone. Complaints may be directed to: FCC, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Div., 445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC 20554.