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Current Telecomm Status

All systems are operational.


All offices have new Cisco phones using a new voicemail system.

Click the ‘user guide and document’ link under Telecomm for information on your new Cisco phone. A brief description provided to help you determine which model you have.

Off-Campus Setup Instructions:
Please dial the campus main number 201-684-7500. Press * when the greeting starts. Enter your extension as the ID followed by # and then 0000 as the ‘temporary’ pin followed by #. The system will prompt you through the set up process. Please take your time and follow the prompts carefully.

On-Campus Setup Instructions:
From your desk phone, dial 7500. When asked for your pin number, enter the ‘temporary’ pin of 0000 followed by the # sign. The system will prompt you through the setup process. Please take your time and follow the prompts carefully.

Click the ‘voicemail’ link under Telecomm for additional voicemail features.

Jabber is a downloadable program that we can now use to make and receive calls from your primary extension without the need for desk phones. You can install this on your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop. If you want to install it on your smartphone or tablet, simply go to your app store, locate Cisco Jabber and install it. Once it opens, you will need to login using your Ramapo email address and password. Once you’ve successfully logged in, you will see a few options on the bottom of the screen; Contacts, Chats, Calls, Meetings, Voicemail. Contacts is where you can find and add people, Chats is a messaging app, Calls is where you can make outbound calls, Meetings will show whatever meetings you are involved with and Voicemail allows you to receive new voicemail messages as well as view any saved messages. It’s a very handy program especially when you are working remotely (it is also a good way to receive calls without using call forwarding). In order to receive calls, the app MUST be open. This program is connected to your extension and NOT your cellphone number. Please note that Jabber only works with your primary extension. If you have other lines that appear on your work phone, they will not appear in the app. Please note that when making an outbound call, you must dial 9-1 and the full number or it won’t go through. It works the same as if you were making the call from your desk phone. If you want Jabber on your PC or laptop, click on the ‘Downloads’ link under ‘Telecomm’ and download the proper version; either Windows or Mac. The PC or laptop Jabber application is preferred if you have multiple lines on your phone that you cover.

If you require support with this or anything Jabber related, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at or by calling 201-684-7777.

About Telecomm

The Telecommunications Department maintains and supports all of the telephony systems on campus.  This includes telephones, voicemail and faxing services.  On this website, you will find a few items of interest that will help you navigate these services.  If you have any questions or concerns about anything Telecomm related, please feel free to contact us.  If you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at x7777 or email them at  Please give them your name, contact information, building and room number and specific details regarding the problem you’re having.  The more detail you can give, the easier it will be to resolve the problem effectively.

If you are a student and you have a problem within your room, please note that ITS would be the department to contact if you have an issue regarding telephone, internet or TV services.  All other repair requests will need to be entered through this Facilities website  If you try to enter a work order with Facilities for a Telecomm or ITS related issue, it will be denied.  If you are uncertain about which department you should contact, ask your RA or other Residence Life member and they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Contact Information

Jefferson Sampson
Director of Infrastructure
Phone: (201) 684-7402
Office: E-1151

Therese Biagi
Telephone Systems Installer / Repairer
Phone: (201) 684-6832
Office: E-107B

Christopher Rickley
Telecom Service Technologies / Technology Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-6859
Office: E-107A