Long Distance Service

Toll-Free Calling to Upstate SC

There are no long distance toll charges for calls from campus phones to most of the telephones in upstate South Carolina. Toll-free calling to Upstate SC is available on all faculty, staff, and resident student telephones that are part of the campus phone system.

The 4th, 5th, and 6th digits of a 10-digit telephone number make up the telephone exchange number. The University's telephone number is 864-656-3311, so it is in the 656 exchange. Calls to all telephone exchanges in the 864 area code except 513 and 936 are toll-free. There will be charges for calls to those two exchanges near Clover, SC. Calls to six exchanges in the 828 area code near Columbus and Tryon, NC are also toll-free. Those exchanges are 802, 817, 859, 863, 894, and 899. These exchanges will be listed in future telephone directories.

You do not have to remember whether an exchange is toll-free or not when dialing a call. You should continue to dial calls to locations outside the regular Clemson toll-free area by dialing 9, then 1, then the 10-digit telephone number. If the exchange you are calling is toll-free, you will not be prompted for your authorization code and you will not be charged. If the exchange you are calling is NOT toll-free, you will be prompted for your authorization code and toll charges will apply.

Exchanges in the 828 Area Code that are toll-free:

"802, 817, 859, 863, 894, and 899" (Near Columbus and Tryon, NC)

Exchanges in the 864 Area Code that are NOT toll-free:

"513" and "936" (near Clover, SC)

TigerTel Long Distance Authorization Code

Students and Faculty/Staff members may establish a TigerTel account for making personal long distance calls. As a subscriber, you will receive a private TigerTel code that authorizes you to make long distance calls from most telephones on campus. The charges for long distance calls are billed based on the TigerTel code, not on the telephone number from which the call was made. The TigerTel code ensures that you will be accurately billed, regardless of where you make the call. You are also assured that you will not be billed for calls other people make from your phone.


The rate quoted above is the only charge you will pay for domestic calls. No surcharges, activation fees, taxes or FCC charges will be added.

International Calls

You may use your TigerTel code to make international calls. The rates vary depending on the country called. Most countries are under $0.20 per minute.


You will receive a monthly bill for your TigerTel account. It will include a list of calls for which you are being charged. The list will include the telephone number, city, and state you called as well as the number of minutes you talked and the amount charged. You should pay your bill by the due date on the invoice to insure that your service is not interrupted. You may pay by going to: https://secure.touchnet.net/C20569_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=184  to pay with a credit card or an E-check or  mail a check to: Telecommunications, 50 New Cherry Road, Clemson, SC  29634.

**We will no longer take TigerStripe or cash for this service.

Contact the TigerTel office by calling (864) 656-2601 or e-mail: Telecomservices-L@clemson.edu with any questions.

Click here to view the TigerTel Long Distance Policy

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