Every office, meeting and teaching room has a phone. Under no circumstances move handsets between rooms. The phone number is tied to the handset and all phones are registered in the asset database with a specific location.

What is my number

The last 5 digits of the phone number are shown on the display of the phone. This 5 digit number is all you need to dial to call an internal number from an internal phone. To construct the 6 digit number needed to call from outside the university you either add a 6 (if the 5 digit number begins with a 1) or a 2 (if the 5 digit number begins with a 7 or an 8). The dialling code for those dialing from within the UK but outside Oxford is 01865.

Chorus Unify VOIP Phone System

The university Chorus project is underway to transition the university from the old analogue phone system and Cisco VOIP system to a new Unify integrated communications VOIP system. The department was part of the pilot, trial and early adopter phases of the project and is the first department to be full switched over to the new system.

Handsets throughout the building are the Unify 35G model which has the usual standard features including speaker phone/hands free operation.

In broad terms the Unify VOIP handsets are drop in replacement for the Cisco ones. There are some small differences in the way they work but for basic calling it should all be straight forward. The Unify ICP Chorus system though also provides new voicemail features (e.g. voicemails can come through as emails), access to your call log, a mobile client that can receive and make calls over wifi etc.