Long Distance Dialing Instructions

Collect Calls

Please refer to these instructions for long distance dialing procedures within Nebraska. When visiting outside Nebraska, consult the local directory because dialing instructions vary.

You may call collect if the person or business you are calling agrees to pay the charges, by dialing:
0 + Area Code + Telephone Number

Ignore the tone, if any, and wait for the operator. State that you are placing a collect call, give your name, and if the call is to be person-to-person. The operator will leave the line when the person you have called agrees to accept the charges.

Conference Calls

You can talk with several people in different places at the same time by dialing the operator and stating that you wish to place a conference call. Give the operator the names of the people you want to talk with and their telephone numbers. You may want to arrange a calling time in advance.

Domestic Direct-Dialed Calls

By dialing your own long distance calls, you will pay the lowest rate.

To place a direct-dialed call, dial:
1 + Area Code + Telephone Number

International Direct-Dialed Calls

To place a direct-dialed call to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, dial:
1 + Area Code + Telephone Number

To place a direct-dialed call to countries other than those listed above, dial:
011 + Country Code + City Code + Telephone Number

Refer to the "International Country and City Codes" on page 22 for appropriate codes.

International Operator-Assisted Calls

To place an operator-assisted call to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, dial:
0 + Country Code + City Code + Telephone Number

Refer to "International Country and City Codes" for appropriate codes on page 22. For information on calls to countries not listed on the table, please call the operator.

Please allow at least 45 seconds for the ring to start after dialing an international call. When traveling abroad, dialing instructions may vary.

Person-to-Person Calls

You may call person-to-person when you wish to reach a particular person or extension number, by dialing:
0 + Area Code + Telephone Number

Ignore the tone, if any, and wait for the operator. State that you are placing a person-to-person call, give the name of the person with whom you wish to speak, and how you want to be billed. The operator will leave the line when the person you are calling has answered the telephone.

Third Number Calls

For your protection, third number calls are restricted.

Please call your long distance company to obtain a calling card.

Directory Assistance

There are charges for calling directory assistance, except when requesting toll free numbers.

For local numbers or numbers within the 308 area code, dial:
411

For long distance numbers or numbers outside the 308 area code, dial:
1 + Area Code + 555-1212

For toll free numbers, dial:
1 + 800 + 555-1212

Equal Access Dial Around

If you dial as described below, your calls will be carried by the long distance company you have preselected. To confirm your long distance company:

Outside the 308 service area, dial:
1 + 700 + 555 + 4141

Within the 308 service area, dial:
1 + 308 + 700 + 4141

If you want another company to carry your call, dial:
101 + XXXX

Before placing the call, where XXXX is the long distance company's identification code. Contact your long distance company to obtain its identification code and any company specific dialing instructions.

If your long distance company has a 3 digit identification code, add a zero before the code to make it 4 digits.

Time and Charges

You may request time and charges when placing an operator-assisted or person-to-person call, by dialing:
0 + Area Code + Telephone Number

Ignore the tone, if any, and wait for the operator. Tell the operator you want "time and charges" and how you want the call billed.

Toll Free Service

Long distance calls can be placed without charge* when calling those individuals and businesses who have toll free numbers. To call toll free numbers, dial:
1 + 800 + Telephone Number

1 + 888 + Telephone Number

1 + 877 + Telephone Number

1 + 866 + Telephone Number

1 + 855 + Telephone Number

To call toll free numbers from a coin telephone, refer to the dialing instructions card or dial "0".

*In rare instances, there may be a charge for the call.