The ACCC supports a few different kinds of software based clients that allow users to initiate phone calls from what appears to be a UIC campus extension by using a computer or other mobile device with the appropriate software installed.
To check your voicemail from any phone, dial your softphone number and when the voicemail picks up, press the * button and enter in your password.
The only calls you are billed for are ones made off-campus: $.03/minute for local calls and $.07/minute for ALL domestic long distance calls, international rates apply to out of country calls. There are no charges for calls to on-campus numbers or to use the services included with SoftPhone such as Simulring or email notification. You can review your monthly telephone charges directly on the Web.