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How to Use Individual Abbreviated Dial

Learn how to use the individual abbreviated dial feature that allows you to program up to 10 frequently dialed telephone numbers on your dial-pad key 0 thru 9 to act as a speed dial (maximum 20 digits).

Note: The information on this page is generally applicable to most phone models at UCSD. You may need to check specific information about your phone and the features available to you. You must have Feature Package 2 to use individual abbreviated dial.

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1. Start programming the abbreviated numbers.

  • Lift the handset.
  • Press * 5 1 *, the abbreviated number (0 – 9), and *
  • Enter the actual telephone number (include 8 for an off-campus number).
  • Press #.
  • Listen for the confirmation tone — 3 beeps.
  • After you hear the confirmation tone, hang up.

2. Make a call using one of your programmed numbers.

  • Lift the handset.
  • Press * * and the abbreviated number (0 - 9).
  • The number you have programmed will be automatically dialed.

3. Change a programmed number.

  • Follow step 1, above.

4. Cancel a single number.

  • Lift the handset.
  • Press * 5 1 *, the abbreviated number (0 – 9), and #
  • Listen for the confirmation tone — 3 beeps.
  • After you hear the confirmation tone, hang up.

5. Cancel all abbreviated numbers.

  • Lift the handset.
  • Press # 5 1 #

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