Last modified Feb 17, 2015 2:07 p.m.


For resident students, Biola provides basic dial-tone, direct-dial-in numbers, and in-room phones with the following features:

  • Call Waiting
  • Voice Mail
  • Hold
  • Conference Calling
  • Transfer
  • Ring Again

More information on using the phone system are in the detail pages, above. Please note that use of the campus phones is subject to the following policies.

Cordless Phones

To prevent interference with Biola’s wireless network, 2.4GHz cordless phones are not permitted on the Biola Campus. Cordless telephones operating in frequencies other than 2.4 GHz (i.e. 49 MHz, 900 MHz, or 5.8 GHz) are permitted.

Phone Damage

Any unreasonable damage (beyond normal wear and tear) to the telephone or loss of equipment will be charged to the student account of the person responsible.

Special Calls

It is Connects policy to not allow special incoming calls. A $10.00 surcharge will be applied to your Biola bill for every call of this type made to your dorm phone number. This is in addition to the cost of the call. Examples would be:

  • Incoming Collect Calls
  • Charge-back 800 numbers
  • 900 numbers
  • 976 numbers
  • Third party billing

Outside Service Providers

Do not use the phone number in your dorm room to sign up for any outside telephone services (such as Long Distance Companies, personal 800 numbers, etc.). Accounts that are established with outside vendors for dorm phone numbers are considered fraudulent and will be promptly terminated and investigated.

National Do Not Call Registry

The Federal Trade Commsion (FTC) has adopted regulations creating a “Do Not Call” registry. Students may have their dorm telephone number added to the registry if they do not wish to receive calls from most telemarketers.

The registry is a free service. Please visit the Registry Website at for further information and registration. This must be done again if you change rooms and have a different extension.

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