Dorm room phone service?

Visceral

Well-Known Member
For anyone who has lived on the Academy grounds, what kind of phone service is provided? Is it like most hotels where they charge you $1.50 to make a local call, or can you set up your own phone service with the local Bell company? Long Distance? Muchas gracias
 

davetheflyer

New Member
None. You have to pay Bell to hook a phone in the dorm. A lot of students just use a cell phone instead of hooking up a landline.

If you use a cell, have a little consideration for your CFI and get a local number. I had several SPs with out of state cell phones. A couple of them missed lessons because they missed it on the schedule and I couldn't call them (FSA is too cheap to give IPs and dispatchers access to their long distance dialing code). SPs still get charge for the lesson if they miss.
 

kdwilkes

New Member
I have lived on campus since July 1 when I started here and find the need for local phone service in the dorms. I need it to communicate locally with my IP, friends, etc. and also to access the Internet from home. I use a cell phone for long distance calls. When you arrive on campus all you have to do is call Bellsouth at 780-2355 and they will give you phone service to the room for about $17 a month. Since most rooms have had phone service before, there is no need for the phone company to send a technician. I had my phone service about three hours after calling them. I recommend local phone service as opposed to just relying on a cell phone.
 

pscraig

Well-Known Member
Is the service per bedroom or per dorm? For example, I am trying to get into one of the 3 bedroom apartments. Would the line run just to my bedroom?
 

kdwilkes

New Member
I live in a 1 BR bungalow so I am not 100% sure on this one, but I think it is per dorm room and not for each bedroom.
 

FSA_squeeler

New Member
For local calls, split the phone with your roommates. If you're going to call long distance then get a calling card or mobile, as was sugested.
 
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