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Need to Call Home, Need to Buy or Use a Phone Card?

Step-by-step guide

Calling home from JOIDES Resolution

The external telephone system onboard the JR routes through our contracted satellite system, Marlink.

It has a Texas A&M campus number, 1-979-845-3725

Public phones are located on

  1. Bridge Deck Planning area (by coffee machine)
  2. The Zoom station in the User Room (Computer Room Lower Tween Deck).

  3. Tween Deck outside SIEM/IODP movie rooms (under the stair)
  4. Main Deck hallway behind crew change room

To call out dial 99 and wait ~10 seconds for a dial tone.  Follow the instructions below.

       To the U.S.

  1. All 979 area code numbers, and Toll-free area codes, are free.  However, if you are calling TAMU Campus, do not dial the area code (979).  Just dial the 7 digit number.  If calling toll free, do not dial the 1, just the 800 number.
  2. All other area codes will require a phone card.  Dial the 800****** number on the card (not the 1).  Follow the prompt to enter the PIN #. Follow the prompt to make a call, then dial 1 + area code + number.

       Internationally

  1. All calls require a phone card.  Dial the 800****** number on the card (not the 1).  Follow the prompt to enter the PIN #. Follow the prompt to make a call, then dial 011 + Country Code + City/Area Code + Number
  2. NOTE: if your country code is something like 0039, only dial 39, leave zeros in the front out.

To obtain a phone card, purchase a $10 or $20 card from the Assistant Lab Officer (IODP Ship Store carries these).  Currently we sell zuzume phone cards.


Any questions?  Just ask a tech.


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