Skip to content Skip to navigation

Pocket Phones (Medical Center)

Pocket Telephones function as "mobile desk phones," allowing you to place and receive calls while you're away from your desk or station. Pocket telephone base stations (ceiling mounted antennas) provide coverage throughout most of the Hospital/Medical Center complex, so you can be fully mobile.

Two systems of pocket telephones are used at Stanford:

  • Ascom (APT), which is available in the Stanford Hospital and Clinics as well as the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital; and
  • SpectraLink (SPT), which covers Stanford University Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, attached buildings in the Medical Center Central Core; East Pavilion; B, C, D, E, F pods; Boswell; Grant; Edwards; Alway (Science); Clark Center; Cancer Center; LPCH Clinics (730 Welch); Lane Library; and Jordan Quad.

Both systems provide five-digit dialing. SpectraLink includes voice mail integration with the existing Stanford telephone system, allowing you to use your pocket telephone as an adjunct to your desk phone.


  • secure conversations via state-of-the-art technology and digital encoding
  • five-digit dialing to campus phone lines with the prefixes 723, 724, 725, 736, 497, or 498
  • lightweight ergonomic handset
  • headset-compatible for hands-free use

Getting started

For phones and supplies, see the Ascom and SpectraLink pages for particulars on ordering phones and supplies. 

Learn more

Last modified August 8, 2014