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Telephone outage May 19th

Telephone and voice mail service will be unavailable to the mountain and COT campus as well as extended University entities beginning at 6 a.m. on May 19th. The telephone outage is expected to last 8-10 hours. The purpose of this outage is to replace the aging backup power supply system for the campus telephone system. 

Specific services and entities affected include: 

All voice or data circuits provided by Blackfoot or CenturyLINK: This will affect all the independent businesses in the UC, including the UM Bookstore.

Telephone and voicemail service: This will affect the main campus, COT East Campus, COT West campus, Rural Institute (SW Higgins), Mansfield Center at the Palmer Complex, the research center at Fort Missoula and University Villages Rental Office at #1 Elkhorn Court.

ONLY Public Safety, emergency phones, fire alarm dialers, and elevator phones will work during the outage. Point of Rescue telephones located within campus buildings will not be operational during this outage.

During the outage, emergency calls can be made to UM Campus Police from emergency phones located across campus, or alternately in the case of a life threatening emergency, use a cell phone to call 911.

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