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Swarthmore College uses Cisco phones - to see the current models, scroll to the bottom of the page.  Faculty and staff assigned a phone extension, will have a voicemail account.  No phone service is provided to students.  There are wall-mounted and other common-area phones throughout campus (dorms, classrooms, halls, etc.).  Common-area phones are able to make local calls (Swarthmore College and immediate area).  Long distance calls from common-area phones require a calling card (a prepaid card used for making long distance calls).

Campus Phone & Voicemail Resources

Web Guides - FAQ webpages that provide answers to many "How do I ... ?" questions:

Printable Guides - PDF reference guides for you to print and keep:

  •   Voicemail Essentials Guide - PDF provides keyboard shortcuts for navigating voicemail menus.
  •   Deleted Voicemail Retrieval Guide - PDF provides directions for navigating deleted voicemail messages.
  •   Cisco 8841, 8851 Phone Reference Guide - PDF provides directions for navigating your Cisco phone and its different features.

Note: For best results, print Cisco IP phone 8841/8851 quick reference [PDF] on 8.5inch x 14inch (legal-sized) paper.

Video Guide - Cisco 8841 Phone Navigation:

YouTube video, click image to view - the short 5min video explains different buttons on the Cisco phone.


Phone Models Used On Swarthmore Campus

Cisco 7821, a 2-line phone used in classrooms, labs and dorms, able to call other campus phones, and the surrounding neighborhood.

8831 Conference Phone, a speaker phone with attached keypad, ideal for medium to large conference rooms. Departments can purchase a conference phone through ITS - contact the Help Desk for details.

Cisco 7821, a 2-line phone used in classrooms, labs and dorms, able to call other campus phones, and the surrounding neighborhood.8831 Conference Phone, a speaker phone with attached keypad, ideal for medium to large conference rooms. Departments can purchase a conference phone through ITS - contact the Help Desk for details.

8851 Desk Phone with BKEM Expansion Module, is used in offices that need more than five lines. The expansion module allows for an additional 18 lines.

8841 Desk Phone, a 5-line phone capable of supporting five separate phone extensions and/or speed dials, assigned to most faculty and staff.8851 Desk Phone with BKEM Expansion Module, is used in offices that need more than five lines. The expansion module allows for an additional 18 lines.









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