Use a calling card to dial long distance

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to configure your computer to use a calling card to dial a long distance phone number. Calling cards identify the phone carrier you want to use, along with credentials that authorize your use of the specified phone carrier network.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

  1. Click Start, click in the Search text box, and then type TELEPHON.CPL and press ENTER. The Phone and Modem dialog box opens.

  2. In the Phone and Modem dialog box, on the Dialing Rules tab, click the location you want to modify, and then click Edit.

    Alternatively, to create a new location, click New.

  3. On the Calling Card tab, click the calling card you want to use.

  • You can also access the Phone and Modem Options dialog box from the Properties page of any of your dial-up connections. On the General tab, select the Use dialing rules check box, and then click Dialing Rules.

  • To perform this procedure, you must be the user who created the calling card.

  • If you use more than one calling card, you can create a different location for each one. Telephony programs typically allow you to change the location before dialing.

  • If you dial digits to access a long distance carrier (a long distance operator), you can use a calling card to specify the dialing sequence. When you create the calling card for a long distance carrier, create a unique location to go with it.

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