“One Ring” phone scam

The scam, simplified: They call you, but immediately hang up. You see a missed call. You call back. They charge you for the call, and for each minute they can keep you on the line.

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Dialing Procedures

Student and visitor owned telephones:

Amherst College does not provide telephone service inside dormitory rooms.

Procedures for calling on- or off-campus from any telephone not provided by Amherst College will vary with the type of service being provided. Examples:

Voice over IP

The College doesn't do anything to prevent VoIP calls on its wired and wireless networks, and occasional testing has shown this type of communication to have acceptable audio quality.

However, at this time, the College doesn't do anything to support VoIP calls on its wired and wireless networks.

While VoIP may be a fine secondary form of communication, it is not recommended as your primary telephone service at the present time. Here are some reasons:

Verizon Telephone Service for Students

WIRED RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

Telephone Information from the Student Handbook

Cellular Telephones. A majority of Amherst students use cellular telephones, and it is presumed that most of these phones are brought to campus from home. If you do not presently own a cell phone, you may order cellular service from any company that has coverage in the Amherst, Massachusetts area. There are a few things that cellular-only students should know. Cellular service may be purchased from a variety of companies located around the country, some of which may have spotty coverage in the Amherst , Massachusetts area.

Communications Services

Office of Administrative Services (OAS) & Mailing Center (MC)

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The Office of Administrative Services (OAS) & Mailing Center exists to support the educational objectives of the College and to enhance the institutional image with its constituents through quality printing and mailing services.  The department is committed to provide effective and efficient printing and publishing consultation services and expedient out-going mail services to all academic, and administrative departments.

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