Dialing a telephone number on the UTC campus is becoming a more
uniform experience, because the three digit exchange for the entire
campus has been changed to 425.
"This replaces the current 755, 757, 785, 321, and other numbers
on campus. The last four digits of the telephone numbers will remain
the same, and the area code remains 423," according to University
spokesman Chuck Cantrell.
Most importantly, the new exchange will provide additional numbers
to accommodate campus growth and the addition of more phones, while
at the same time eliminating confusion caused from having a variety
of exchanges. BellSouth has been working with campus Communication
Services to test numbers from off and on campus.
"The new 425 exchange is effective immediately, but we are
still working out some kinks in the system. If the 425 number does
not work, the current prefixes for faculty and staff will work until
September. The 757 dorm exchange will come off-line during the summer,"
Two numbers that will not change are 266-MOCS, the McKenzie Arena
ticket phone number and the WUTC Studio line, 265-WUTC.