Harvard Phone

The Harvard Phone program provides a standardized set of communication tools to Harvard faculty and staff, beginning with a desktop phone set.

With Harvard Phone you can expect:

  • A Cisco desk phone with modern services
  • A web portal to make changes on the phone and voice mail remotely
  • Please contact the IT Helpdesk for all telephone requests
    • Please note – cellular and mobile phones are still managed at the department level.  Contact your local Department Administrator for more information.

Key features and benefits

  • A built-in directory that retrieves campus-wide information
  • A “soft-phone” option known as Jabber that allows your Harvard number to be used on your desktop computer, laptop, or smartphone

Available to

Service cost

Core Service - Provided at no cost

  • School funds now cover all telephone hardware and monthly billing with the exception of 4 groups
    • CBAR
    • Ariadne Labs
    • FXB Center
    • Center for Population Studies

Premium service - With associated cost

Standard charge is $28 per line per month.

Cisco 7841 desk phones are $146

How to get started

In you are interested in using this service, please contact the helpdesk helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu