Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is changing the way phone numbers in the 213 and 323 area codes work.
What You Need to Know
- Starting on July 8, you will need to dial “9” plus “1” plus the full 10-digit phone number (9 + 1 + area code + 7-digit phone number) when calling an off-campus 213 or 323 phone number from your campus phone, even if you are calling from the same area code.
- If you attempt to dial a 7-digit phone number in the 213 or 323 area code after this change goes into effect, you will hear a recording instructing you to hang up and dial again using the new “1 + area code + 7-digit number” dialing procedure.
For additional information on this change and why it is happening, see www.cpuc.ca.gov/General.aspx?id=1163.
For additional information on placing local and long-distance calls from your campus phone, see itservices.usc.edu/telecom/dialing.
If you have any additional questions about this change, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center at 1-213-740-5555.