ITS Communication Technologies changed another 961 phone lines to the Voice-over-Internet Protocol system on Friday, July 24. That brings the number of phone lines converted over from the legacy AT&T Centrex phone system to 17,000-plus of the 20,000 in the multi-year project, or more than 85 percent.
The switchover last Friday was the 15th port of the VoIP project. The port included many buildings, including Taylor Student Health, UNC Public Safety, the cogeneration plant, the Friday Center, the Daily Tar Heel, the residence halls and some wings of the medical school.
Third port so far this year
The previous port of the VoIP project was April 29, when about 1,500 lines in 12 buildings were converted to the Verizon Business Hosted IP Centrex phone system. The other conversion this year was in February, when about 700 lines were changed at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In the next port, on August 27, 662 phone lines will convert in what will be the last big port of the project. At that point, around 18,000 phone lines will have been switched, said Cheri Beasley, Customer Services Manager with ITS Communication Technologies.
ITS is about to enter the fourth year of the VoIP project, but it includes primarily cleanup and porting on a much smaller scale. The conversion is expected to be finished next year.
What does this mean for users?
Faculty and staff who DO NOT currently have a VoIP phone need to begin dialing the full 10-digit phone number plus a “7” prefix when placing phone calls to these buildings (7 + 919 + seven-digit phone number).
Faculty and staff who DO have a VoIP phone will dial the 10-digit phone number (no 7 prefix), or the five-digit abbreviated phone number when placing phone calls to these buildings.
The following moved to the new system on Friday, July 24:
101 DANIELS ROAD
110 CONNER DRIVE
205 WILSON ST
206 FRANKLIN ST
211 WEST CAMERON AVE
215 W CAMERON AVE
BAITY HILL, 1400 MASON FARM ROAD
BAITY HILL, 1101 MASON FARM ROAD
BAITY HILL, 1351 MASON FARM ROAD
BAITY HILL, 1501 MASON FARM ROAD
BAITY HILL, 1503 BAITY HILL DRIVE
BAITY HILL, 1600 BAITY HILL
BAITY HILL, 1700 BAITY HILL
BAITY HILL, 1800 BAITY HILL
BAITY HILL, 1900 BAITY HILL
BAITY HILL, 2000 BAITY HILL
CARR MILL MALL (ONE PHONE LINE)
CHEEK CLARK BUILDING
DAILY TAR HEEL
GRANVILLE TOWERS SOUTH
MANNING DRIVE STEAM PLANT
MBR GLAXO (ONE PHONE LINE)
MEDICAL SCHOOL WING C
MEDICAL SCHOOL WINGS E&F
MOREHEAD CHEMISTRY LABS
ODUM COMMUNITY OFFICE
ODUM VILLAGE, 201 BRANSON ST
ODUM VILLAGE, 208 BRANSON ST
ODUM VILLAGE, 219 JACKSON CIRCLE
ODUM VILLAGE, 300 MASON FARM ROAD
PAUL GREEN THEATER MEMORIAL
RAM VILLAGE 1
RAM VILLAGE 2
RAM VILLAGE 3
RAM VILLAGE 5
RESEARCH FACILITY AT 1907 ORANGE CHAPEL CLOVER GARDERN ROAD
SITTERSON (ONE PHONE LINE)
SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL ADDITION
TAYLOR STUDENT HEALTH
TEAGUE TRAILER 24
TOMKINS, GARY R CHILLED WATER OPERATIONS CENTER
UNC PUBLIC SAFETY
WUNC TV XMITTER