On March 25, 2005, Governor M. Jodi Rell issued a press release asking State employees to assist the State government in saving money by eliminating or limiting the use of calls to directory assistance. Between the period of October 2003 and February 2005, more than half a million calls were placed from State agencies to directory assistance with a cost of nearly $400,000.
To assist with the Governor’s initiative, Central Connecticut State University has decided to block all calls to directory assistance
from the University’s landline telephones effective April 15, 2005.
Because the cost of directory assistance from cellular phones is even more expensive than calling from landline telephones, calls to directory assistance from University issued cellular phones is strongly discouraged. Employees must exercise caution and discipline and use other available resources for telephone number lookup.
Several Internet websites provide free telephone number searches for non university phone numbers. The following websites have proven to be fairly reliable:
Telephone directories are another useful resource. Local directories may be ordered directly through SBC by calling 800.922.0008.