User Guide
PhoneMail Systems
Release 6.3
G341-1701-02
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February 1998
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Revision 2 May 1999
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Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Guide Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features for Subscribers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features for Callers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Definitions, Decision Trees, Instructions, and Queues . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use a Decision Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Use the Step-by-Step Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example Step-by-Step Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message Queues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 1. Accessing the PhoneMail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Direct Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Guest Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Callback Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using TDD Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 2. Setting Up Your Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Your Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Your Personal Greeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up a Personal Referral Extension (Optional) . . . . . . . . . .
Step 3. Ending the PhoneMail Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using PhoneSpell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Letting the PhoneMail System Answer Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Message Waiting Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message Waiting Notification by Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message Waiting Notification for Multiple-Extension Mailbox .
Message Waiting Notification by PIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message Waiting Notification Using Outcalling . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhanced Multilingual Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Listen Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listen Feature Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening Control Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Listening to Incoming Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After Listening to Incoming Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving, Deleting, Replaying a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Message Expiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Answering a Message Directly to a Sender’s Mailbox . . . . . . . .
Forwarding a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calling a Message Sender’s Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to Another Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening to Outgoing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Re-recording a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Destinations for a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marking Delivery Options for a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Delivery of a Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 4. Record Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Record Feature Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Control Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording or Re-recording Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Addressing Messages After You Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sending Messages After Recording and Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regular Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Delivery Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Future Delivery Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancel Message Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processing Returned Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 5. Answering Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Answering Options Branches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Answering Options for One Personal Greeting Systems . . . . . . .
Answering Options for Three Personal Greetings Systems . . . . .
Using Personal Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Example Personal Greetings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using One Personal Greeting Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Three Personal Greetings Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Your Answering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Your Referral Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Your Name for Your Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 6. Mailbox Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Mailbox Options Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Personal Distribution Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Your Prompt Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forced Password Expiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trivial Password Rejection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Outcalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an Outcalling Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an Outcalling Schedule (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying an Outcalling Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting an Outcalling Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reviewing an Outcalling Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning an Outcalling Schedule On or Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Receiving Outcalls at a Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Message Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Message Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cascade Outcalling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeated Outcalling to a Pager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7. Disconnect/Transfer Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Disconnect/Transfer Out Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disconnecting From the PhoneMail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Out of the PhoneMail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring to a Fax Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 8. Features for Callers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary of Features for Callers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leaving Messages for PhoneMail Subscribers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skipping Personal Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replaying Messages While Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Message Delivery or
Re-recording a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leaving Urgent Messages for Subscribers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Out of the PhoneMail System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camping On to a Busy Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9. PhoneMail System Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The PIE Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PhoneMail Network and AMIS Analog Networking Options . . . . .
Addressing PhoneMail Network Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delivery Options for PhoneMail Network Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Addressing AMIS Analog Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording and Sending a PhoneMail Network Message . . . . . . .
Recording and Sending an AMIS Analog Networking Message .
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Listening to PhoneMail Network or AMIS Analog Messages. . .
Using Other PhoneMail Network and AMIS Analog Features . .
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Chapter 10. PhoneMail Applications for TDD Subscribers . . .
Using the PhoneMail System with a TDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TDD Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal Greetings for TDD Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording Your Name for Your Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The TDD Access Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a TDD to Access Your Mailbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Abbreviated Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a TDD to Leave a PhoneMail Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PhoneMail Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 11. PhoneMail Decision Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 12. Voice-Activated Call Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Usage of Voice-Activated Call Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing PhoneMail with Voice-Activated Call Routing . . . . .
Recording Messages with Voice-Activated Call Routing . . . . . .
Example Direct Access Caller Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
English / German Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preface
How to Use this Guide
This guide is designed as a random-access reference tool. It has a detailed
table of contents and comprehensive index; it is cross-referenced
throughout so that you can find information quickly when you need it. To
get the most out of this guide:
• Look over the table of contents, index, and glossary to become familiar
with their location and contents.
• Read Chapter 1 to get an overview of the PhoneMail system, and more
important, learn to use the decision trees and step-by-step instructions.
• Read Chapter 2 and follow the instructions to set up your personal
PhoneMail mailbox, password, and greeting messages.
• Review Chapter 3 through Chapter 7 to become familiar with the five
major branches of the PhoneMail system. (There is no need to read these
chapters word for word. These chapters are designed as a quick
reference for use when you need it.)
• Read Chapter 8 to learn information you might want to share with your
frequent outside callers so that they can be effective in using the
PhoneMail system to communicate with you.
• Read Chapter 9 if your system is networked with other PhoneMail
systems or other voice messaging systems.
• Read Chapter 10 if you need to communicate to or from a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD).
• Look over Chapter 11, which contains all the PhoneMail decision trees.
This chapter is helpful when you are an experienced user.
• Look over Chapter 12, if your system has voice-activated call routing
(voice recognition).
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User Guide Conventions
To make this guide more usable, the following conventions are used:
• The term the PhoneMail system is frequently abbreviated to the
system.
• The term dial is frequently used to tell you to press a sequence of
keys; for example:
Dial 1234 means press 1, press 2, press 3, and press 4, in
sequence.
Dial extension means press the number keys for the extension in
sequence.
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The PhoneMail voice-messaging system is a valuable telephone
communication tool that lets you send, receive, store, and forward voice
messages from any telephone, and transfer to any fax server connected to
the host telephone system.
You call the PhoneMail system to listen to your messages and to send
messages to other PhoneMail system subscribers. The PhoneMail system
gives you audio prompts to help you select from many options.
The PhoneMail system saves voice messages in mailboxes. Figure 1-1
shows an overview of a PhoneMail system with internal and external
callers, mailboxes, and another (optional) voice messaging system.
Mailboxes
Internal
PhoneMail
Users
Other PhoneMail
Systems or Voice
Messaging
Systems
telephone
lines
Mailboxes
Your PhoneMail
System
Messages
Distribution lists
Personal greetings
Passwords
External
PhoneMail
Users
Figure 1-1.
Option settings
Typical Mailbox
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Overview of the PhoneMail System, Mailboxes, and Users
Introduction
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1. Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
Features for Subscribers
A subscriber is someone who has a mailbox on the PhoneMail system.
Following is an overview of subscriber features to let you:
•
Listen to your messages, then replay, delete, or save any message.
•
Send a reply directly to any caller’s mailbox without ringing the caller’s
telephone.
•
Add your comments to, then forward, any message.
•
Send a message to several subscribers at once, or to a preset distribution
list, or to both.
•
Edit outgoing messages before sending.
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Request a return receipt.
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Mark a message private or urgent.
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Schedule message delivery for a future date and time.
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Select which greetings answer your calls.
•
Tell the PhoneMail system not to answer your telephone, or to answer
but not take messages, or to answer and take messages.
•
Specify a personal referral extension (must-answer extension) so
callers can talk to a person immediately rather than leave a message.
•
Create, modify, or delete message distribution lists.
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Select the prompt level you like best (abbreviated or standard).
•
In multilingual systems, select the language.
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Create your own password.
•
Adjust playback options (volume and speed control).
•
Transfer to the operator, or to another extension, by dialing the number
or name.
•
Send, answer, and forward messages across sites using the PhoneMail
network and Audio Messaging Interchange Specification (AMIS)
Analog networking options.
•
Invoke voice-activated call routing to prompt the caller to speak by
playing a tone at the end of each voice prompt sequence.
•
Dial 0 for help.
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Features for Callers
The PhoneMail system lets your callers:
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Skip over your personal greeting if they have heard it before.
Note: Not all greetings can be skipped. Depending on your class of
service (COS), you can record an alternate greeting that must
play entirely before the caller can leave a message or select
another option.
•
Replay or re-record their messages.
•
Select urgent delivery.
•
Transfer to a personal referral (must answer) extension, to the operator,
or to another extension by entering the extension number or the
subscriber’s name.
•
Camp on to a busy extension so that the busy telephone rings when it
becomes free (internal callers on a Siemens computerized branch
exchange [CBX] or Hicom 300 E Communications Server [CS] only).
•
Choose the desired prompt language in multilingual systems.
Note:
•
Not all PhoneMail system features are available in all
countries or with all host telephone systems. Ask your system
administrator which features are available in your PhoneMail
system.
Invoke voice-activated call routing to prompt the caller to speak by
playing a tone at the end of each voice prompt sequence.
Getting Help
If you are not sure how to use the PhoneMail system, or if you want to
review the correct PhoneMail system procedure, you can request help from
the system.
•
Dial 0 for help (except when dialing a name, extension, date or time
for future delivery, or any field of an outcalling schedule).
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The system can forward incoming calls to your mailbox, or other telephone
or pager, and let you know you have messages waiting.
•
If the system asks for a single-key command and you do not press any
keys, the system prompts:
“If you need help, press Help, or zero.”
•
If you press an incorrect key, the PhoneMail system prompts:
“I do not understand this command. Please try again.”
You can then press the correct key.
This guide contains decision trees and step-by-step illustrations showing
which telephone keys to press; the following pages provide examples of
both.
Definitions, Decision Trees,
Instructions, and Queues
Following are definitions of key words used throughout this guide:
Password. A sequence of characters dialed to permit access to the
PhoneMail system; provides protection from unauthorized access to your
mailbox.
Message. Audio information recorded and saved on the PhoneMail system.
Header. All incoming messages have a header message that specifies
when the message was received. Some indicate who sent the message.
Mailbox. A PhoneMail system subscriber’s depository for messages; a set
of message queues (refer to “Message Queues,” on page 1-8).
Address. Every mailbox has a unique address (number and name); each
message must be addressed by the sender so that the system can send it to
the correct destination.
Distribution List. A list of addresses (numbers or names) where the same
message will be sent.
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Home state. The starting point after dial-up access and password
verification; the main branches from home state are: Listen, Record,
Answer, Mailbox Options, and Transfer (see Figure 1-2, shaded area).
3 Listen
(If at your own extension)
Enter
,
password,
Dial your
PhoneMail
access
number
1 Record
Home
State
options
(If at another extension)
Enter your extension
number or name,
,
password,
Note: Press 0 for help.
Figure 1-2.
8 Answering
9 Mailbox
options
7 Transfer out/
disconnect
The PhoneMail Home State and Main Branches
Decision tree. A decision tree is a map of the PhoneMail system options
(Figure 1-3 on page 1-6), showing the main decisions necessary to use
given options; it is a navigation tool that shows PhoneMail option paths.
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How to Use a Decision Tree
Figure 1-3 is an example PhoneMail decision tree (a segment of the
Answering Options branch). The page numbers in bold tell you where to
look for details on that option. To save time, use a decision tree while
listening to the PhoneMail prompts, and press the applicable telephone
buttons to accomplish your desired results.
Note: Not all possible telephone buttons are shown on the decision tree,
due to space limitations.
The following example, using a system that accommodates one personal
greeting, tells how to use a decision tree to record a greeting:
Suppose you want to record a new greeting for your callers. The
decision path you would follow is shaded in Figure 1-3. From your
telephone, you would do the following:
1. Dial your access number to access your mailbox home state.
2. Press 8 for Answering Options.
3. Press 1 for Personal Greetings.
4. Press 1 for Record New Greeting.
5. At the tone, say your new greeting.
6. To terminate recording of the greeting, press
indicated by voice prompts).
(not shown, but
The PhoneMail system would now answer your telephone and play
your new greeting.
1 Personal
Greetings
page 5-4
2 Answering
Mode
page 5-11
3 Personal
Answering
Options
8 page 5-2
Referral
Extension
page 5-12
4 Record
Name
page 5-13
1 Record
New
Greeting
page 5-6
4 Keep
Current
Greeting
page 5-6
6 Change to
System
Greeting
page 5-6
Return to
Home State
Figure 1-3.
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PhoneMail Systems, Release 6.3, User Guide
Instructions in this guide are shown in a step-by-step format. To use them,
simply follow the steps from left to right.
When you begin using these instructions, read the text given with the
pictures of the keys. When you are familiar with the steps, you can skip the
text and use just the pictures.
Example Step-by-Step Instruction
This example shows how to forward a message to one or more extensions
or distribution lists. (Notice that next indicates a loop to permit entry of
multiple numbers.) When you finish entering numbers, you can select
delivery options.
After Saving or Deleting a Message
To Forward the Message:
To Forward the
message,
press:
9
After recording,
press:
When prompted,
record
comments.
3
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
done
2
4
Select
Delivery Options.
Press:
Regular
Delivery
or
3
Note:
1
next
After you finish entering
extensions, names,
and distribution
lists, press:
Dial extensions, distribution
lists, or names for the message.
After each extension or list, press
# (the system recognizes spelled
names). The system verifies
each entry.
Special
Delivery
options
The system
sends your
message when
you end the
PhoneMail
session.
Words in bold with initial capital letters (example: Special
Delivery) indicate a specific option shown on a decision tree;
words in bold without initial capitals (example: record
comments) refer to actions, general instructions, or concepts not
shown on a decisions tree.
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1. Introduction
How to Use the Step-by-Step Instructions
Message Queues
Queue: An ordered list of messages; the system maintains several queues.
Every mailbox collects its own PhoneMail messages into separate queues,
as follows:
Text message notifications
If you have the PhoneMail Information Exchange (PIE)
option, the host computer notifies you of new text messages
from the host computer. Refer to “The PIE Option” on
page 9-1 for more information.
Return receipts and returned messages
This queue holds return receipts and messages sent back to
you because the system could not deliver them (for
example, if you record a message but forget to address it
before hanging up). The message waiting notification is
activated (refer to “Using Message Waiting Notification”
on page 2-11).
New messages
This queue holds new messages (including urgent
messages) that have not been saved or deleted. Urgent
messages are placed at the top of this queue so that you can
listen to them first. The message waiting notification is
activated.
Old messages
This queue holds old messages that you have listened to and
saved. The message waiting notification is not activated.
Outgoing messages
This queue holds your recorded, but not sent, messages for
the current PhoneMail session. You can change or delete
these messages. If they are addressed, the system sends
them when you end the session. The message waiting
notification is not activated.
Future delivery messages
This queue holds messages scheduled for future delivery.
The system sends these messages at the scheduled delivery
times. The message waiting notification is not activated.
The system plays your messages in the same order as the queues. At the
start of each queue, the system tells you how many messages are in that
queue. For example, “You have three future delivery messages.”
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Introduction
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1. Introduction
You can listen to your old, outgoing, or future delivery messages. You can
also skip to the next queue while listening to messages in any queue (refer
to “Listening Control Features” on page 3-3).
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Chapter 2 Getting
Started
The purpose of this chapter is to show you, step-by-step how to:
Access your PhoneMail system.
•
Set up your personal mailbox.
•
End a PhoneMail session.
Simply follow the steps in order.
Please keep in mind that the diagrams and decision trees in this guide show
the main paths and options through the PhoneMail system. No attempt is
made to show all possible options and key-press sequences. In some cases,
certain paths and options are not shown, to emphasize the main point or
instruction.
Listen carefully to the voice prompts. Let them guide you through the
PhoneMail system.
The best way to learn the PhoneMail system is to use it with the audio
prompts to guide you.
Getting Started
2-1
2. Getting Started
•
Step 1. Accessing the PhoneMail System
a. Get your PhoneMail system access number1 and default password
from your system administrator.
b. Access the PhoneMail system using the applicable access code and
password. Table 2-1 lists the access types.
Table 2-1.
PhoneMail System Access Types
Access Type
Definition
Direct access
The direct access number is for subscribers only to
call their PhoneMail mailboxes from any telephone.
Refer to “Using Direct Access” on page 2-3.
Guest access
The guest access number is for internal and external
callers who want to leave a message for a subscriber
without directly calling the subscriber. Refer to
“Using Guest Access” on page 2-3.
Callback access
The callback access number allows subscribers to
access PhoneMail from their own telephones by
pressing a preset repdial button, a speed-dial
equivalent, or a preset ROLMphone button. Refer to
“Using Callback Access” on page 2-4.
TDD access
Subscribers or callers with a telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD) can dial a TDD access
number instead of the direct or guest access number.
Refer to “Using TDD Access” on page 2-4.
c. The following two pages give instructions for the four ways to
access the PhoneMail system (direct, guest, callback, TDD). Be
sure you have at least one access number, then follow the
instructions for that type of access.
1
Ask your system administrator, who supplies access numbers, which
access types are available to you.
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Using Direct Access
To Access the PhoneMail System with Direct Access
From Your Telephone:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
When prompted,
press:
When prompted,
dial your password.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
2. Getting Started
Dial direct
access number.
From a Remote Telephone:
Dial direct
access number.
When prompted,
dial your extension
number or name*:
Press:
When prompted,
Press:
dial your password.
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
*
0
#
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z.
Using Guest Access
To Access the PhoneMail System with Guest Access:
To Leave a Message from an Internal or External Telephone:
Dial guest
access number.
When prompted,
dial extension
number or name* of
subscriber:
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
Press:
Wait for subscriber’s
greeting, then leave your
message.
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a PhoneMail subscriber.
For more on guest access, refer to “Summary of Features for Callers” on
page 8-1.
Getting Started
2-3
Using Callback Access
To Access the PhoneMail System with Callback Access:
From Your Telephone:
Press callback
button.
When prompted,
dial your password.
Repdial
CALLBACK
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
Note: Ask your system administrator if callback access is available on
your system.
Using TDD Access
To Access the PhoneMail System with TDD Access:
From Your Telephone:
Dial TDD
access number;
place handset in
TDD cradle.
When prompted,
press:
When prompted,
press:
When prompted,
dial password.
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
Press:
From a Remote Telephone:
Dial TDD
access number;
place handset in
TDD cradle.
When prompted,
press:
When prompted,
dial your extension
number or name*,
then press pound.
When prompted,
dial password.
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
+
Press:
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z.
For more on PhoneMail system features for the speech and hearingimpaired, refer to “Using the PhoneMail System with a TDD” on page 101.
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Step 2. Setting Up Your Mailbox
To set up and customize your PhoneMail mailbox, perform the following
tasks (instructions follow) the first time you access the system:
a. Change your password.
b. Record your name. (Refer to “Recording Your Name” on page 2-6.)
d. Set up your personal referral extension (must-answer line). (Refer
to “Setting Up a Personal Referral Extension (Optional)” on
page 2-8.)
Changing Your Password
When you first get your PhoneMail mailbox, it has the default system
password2; change this password to your own password immediately.
To Change Your Password:
Call the PhoneMail From home state,
system to access select Mailbox
your mailbox.
Options press:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
*
0
Change
Password
press:
Dial your new
password.
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
7
8
9
#
*
0
#
9
3
To keep same
password, press #.
Note:
2
Press:
The system
verifies
your new
password.
Call your system administrator if the PhoneMail system says that
your mailbox is protected.
Your system administrator may have set a minimum password length. If so, you
cannot have a password shorter than the minimum; maximum password length is
24 digits.
Getting Started
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2. Getting Started
c. Record a personal greeting. (Refer to “Recording Your Personal
Greeting” on page 2-6.)
Recording Your Name
This feature lets you record your own name for use in your personal
mailbox header. Thus, when internal subscribers address messages to you,
or receive messages from you, they hear your name.
Note: Ask your system administrator if this feature is available to you.
To Record Your Name:
Call the PhoneMail From home state,
system to access select Answer
your mailbox.
Options press:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
8
Select
Record Name
press:
4
After the system
plays the current
recorded name,
select Re-record
press:
After you
record,
press:
1
Recording Your Personal Greeting
When you first get your PhoneMail mailbox, it has a default system
greeting. You can record your own personal greetings3 to replace the
system greeting.
Example personal greetings:
Typical: “Hello. This is Mike on extension 23456. I’m not available to
take your call at this time. Please leave your name, number and
message at the tone, and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.”
For referral extension: “Hello. This is Mike on extension 23456. I’m
on vacation from July 3rd through July 10th. You can leave a message
at the tone, or, if you need to speak to someone now, press zero and
pound to speak to Kathy.” (Refer to “Setting Up a Personal Referral
Extension (Optional)” on page 2-8.)
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You can have either one or three personal greetings, depending on your PhoneMail system; check with your system administrator.
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To Record a Personal Greeting:
On a One-Greeting System:
After the system
plays the current
greeting, select
Change
Greeting
press:
Call the PhoneMail From the home state, Select Personal
Greetings
system to access select Answer
your mailbox.
Options press:
press:
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
8
1
2. Getting Started
1
After you
record,
press:
1
On a Three-Greeting System:
Call the PhoneMail From the home
system to access state, select
your mailbox.
Answer
Options press:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
8
Select Personal
Greetings
press:
1
Press:
1
OR
2
(Regular
Greetings)
Press:
1
OR
2
(Alternate
Greeting)
Press:
Record an External*
regular greeting.
(no answer or busy)
Change
Regular
Greeting.
Change
Alternate
Greeting.
After the system
plays the current
greeting, record
your greeting
and press:
Record an Internal*
regular greeting.
(no answer or busy)
After the system
plays the current
greeting, record
your greeting
and press:
1
*Rather than the Internal / External option, you can have the Busy / No-Answer
option. Refer to “Setting Up Busy / No-Answer Greetings” on page 5-8.
For more on personal greetings, refer to “Using Personal Greetings” on
page 5-4.
Getting Started
2-7
Setting Up a Personal Referral Extension
(Optional)
You can give your callers the option of transferring to a must-answer
extension to talk to a person instead of leaving a message, if you are
unavailable. To do this, set up a personal referral extension; otherwise, your
calls automatically transfer to the PhoneMail system operator when the
caller selects the transfer to the must-answer line.
Note: Ask your system administrator if the referral extension feature is
available on your system.
To Set Up a Referral Extension:
Call the PhoneMail From the home state,
system to access select Answer
your mailbox.
Options, press:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Select Personal
Referral
Extension, press:
4
3
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Keep Current
Referral
Extension.
OR
The system
plays your
current referral
extension.
Dial your new
referral extension
number.
Press:
1
Change
Referral
Extension.
Press:
After the system
plays the name
or extension,
press:
OR
Dial your new
referral extension Dial the name
until recognized.*
by name.
Press:
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
If the extension
or name is correct.
OR
If the extension or
name is not correct,
start over.
.
#
*
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must
be a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
0
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Step 3. Ending the PhoneMail Session
a. To end the PhoneMail session, either hang up the telephone or use
transfer out/disconnect.
To End a PhoneMail Session:
Your PhoneMail Mailbox
Returned Messages
After you hang up, the system
completes the instructions
you have given.
If you hang up while listening
to or recording a message, the
system returns the message to
your mailbox.
Use the Transfer Out/Disconnect Feature:
To interrupt a
Select
PhoneMail session, Transfer Out/
at any time, press: Disconnect,
press:
7
To Disconnect,
press:
You are disconnected
and dial tone returns
to your telephone.
6
For more on ending a PhoneMail session, refer to “Transferring Out of
the PhoneMail System” on page 7-3.
b. You have now completed basic setup for your mailbox.
The rest of this chapter tells you about some optional features that can be
on your telephone or system.
The following chapters provide detailed instructions on how to use the
main branches of the PhoneMail decision tree.
Getting Started
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2. Getting Started
Hang Up the Telephone:
Using PhoneSpell
The PhoneSpell feature helps you call a subscriber without having to know,
or look for, the correct extension. When your system has PhoneSpell, just
press a predefined button (Spell button on a ROLMphone telephone), or
dial the PhoneSpell4 extension number.
To Use PhoneSpell:
Press the
Spell button.
Spell
OR
Dial the PhoneSpell
extension number.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
When prompted,
dial the person’s
name.*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After the system
confirms the correct
name, press:
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must
be a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
4
Ask your system administrator for the PhoneSpell extension number.
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Letting the PhoneMail System Answer
Calls
When your telephone is busy, unattended, or in do-not-disturb mode, your
telephone can forward calls to the PhoneMail system. This is called
telephone answering. It occurs if:
Your extension is set up (by your system administrator) to systemforward to the PhoneMail system. After calls ring at your telephone and
you do not answer, the PhoneMail system answers, plays your personal
greeting and lets callers leave messages.
•
You temporarily station-forward your extension to the PhoneMail
system. The PhoneMail system answers all calls before they ring at
your telephone.
Using Message Waiting Notification
Depending on your telephone system5, you can be notified of new
PhoneMail messages on your telephone or workstation screen. You can
receive:
•
Message waiting notification at your telephone.
•
Message waiting notification at your workstation screen through the
PhoneMail Information Exchange (PIE) option.
•
Message waiting notification from calls to a remote destination (by way
of the outcalling feature).
These notification methods are discussed in the following paragraphs.
Message Waiting Notification by Telephone
If your telephone has a message-waiting indicator light, the system turns
ON the light when you have new or returned messages in your mailbox.
The system turns OFF the light after you save or delete all your new
messages. Some systems use a broken dial tone in addition to, or in place
of, an indicator light.
5
Ask your system administrator if message waiting notification and outcalling are available.
Getting Started
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2. Getting Started
•
Message Waiting Notification for MultipleExtension Mailbox
Multiple-extension message waiting notification allows up to six
extensions with the same mailbox to be notified (usually by a light) of new
messages.
Note: Only one subscriber at a time can access the mailbox to retrieve
messages.
Message Waiting Notification by PIE
Through the PIE option, notification of new PhoneMail messages shows up
on your workstation screen. For more on this feature, refer to “The PIE
Option” on page 9-1.
Message Waiting Notification Using Outcalling
If you have the required class of service (COS), you can have the
PhoneMail system call you at scheduled intervals when you have a new
message waiting in your mailbox. For more on this feature, refer to “Using
Outcalling” on page 6-8 and “Cascade Outcalling” on page 6-17.
Enhanced Multilingual Feature
The enhanced multilingual6 feature permits callers to select from two
languages after a call is forwarded to the PhoneMail system. When the
caller selects a language, PhoneMail prompts play in the selected language
instead of the language set for the called mailbox.
Callers press
or 0 during or after the personal greeting, or while
leaving a message, to invoke the language selection option.
The prompt for enhanced multilingual is:
“For instruction in <language>, press <number>.
6
Ask your system administrator if you have the enhanced multilingual feature.
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Chapter 3 Listen
Features
You can listen to two types of messages:
•
Incoming messages from others, and,
•
Outgoing messages you record to send to others.
This chapter tells you how to use the many listen options.
The “Listen Feature Branch” on page 3-2 and the “Listening Control
Features” on page 3-3 show the listen option features. By looking at these
two pages, and following the PhoneMail prompts, you can easily navigate
the options when you no longer need this chapter’s detailed instructions.
•
If the sender is a subscriber on the same PhoneMail system, the system
tells you the sender’s name and extension.
•
If the sender is an internal caller, but not a PhoneMail subscriber or not
on the same PhoneMail system, the system gives the extension but not
the sender’s name.
•
If the sender is an external caller, the system tells you when the message
was received, and depending on your system, it can also give the
sender’s external telephone number. Ask your system administrator for
details.
United Kingdom Note: In some United Kingdom locations, voice
announcements indicate a calling party disconnect. If these announcements
are present in messages left on the PhoneMail system, ask your system
administrator to have the telephone company disable the announcements.
Listen Features
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3. Listen Features
As you listen to each message, its header tells you when your mailbox
received the message (date and time, in ten minute intervals). The system
also tells you information about the sender:
Listen Feature Branch
The following PhoneMail decision tree branch shows the structure of listen
options explained in this chapter.
6 Delete
Listen to
incoming
messages
page 3-4
page 3-5
4 Save
page 3-5
7 3 Replay
page 3-5
Listen
2 Skip to next
3
Listen to
outgoing
messages
page 3-8
message
page 3-3
1 re-record
Message
page 3-9
2 Change
9 1
Skip to next
queue page 3-3
2
Skip to next message page 3-3
Destinations
page 3-9
3 Change
Delivery
Options
page 3-10
6 Delete
Continue
1 Answer
page 3-6
9 Forward
page 3-7
7 0 Call
Message
Sender
1 Add
Destinations
page 3-9
6 Delete
Destinations
page 3-9
9 Review
Destinations
page 3-9
Return to
Home State
Delivery
page 3-11
1 Return Receipt
Continue
to next
message
2 Private
(request or
cancel)
page 3-10
(mark /cancel)
page 3-10
Use any or all of
options 1–4
3 Urgent
(mark / cancel)
page 3-10
4 Future Delivery
(schedule or
cancel)
page 3-10
Regular Delivery
Note: Press 0 for help.
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Listening Control Features
These control features are available while you are listening to messages.
Key words are in bold with initial capital letters.
While you listen to your messages...
Press
Access Help
0
Speed
Decrease Speed of message
7
Increase Speed of message
9
Decrease Volume of messages and prompts
8
Increase Volume of messages and prompts
5
Skip Current Header, and Play Message
3
Skip to Previous Headera
7 2
Skip to Next Header
2
Volume
Headers
Messages
Stop message:
, and continue playback: 3
3
Replay Message from beginning
7 3
Replay Last Few Words
7 8
Skip Next Few Words
9 8
Skip to End of Message
9 3
Skip to Next Queue
9 1
Save message
4
Delete message
6
Stop message, and skip to Next Header
2
Stop message, and skip to Previous Header
7 2
Stop message, and Replay Header
7 7
Stop message, and Return Home
7
a. Skip to Previous Header applies to the headers in the current queue only.
Listen Features
3-3
3. Listen Features
HELP
Listening to Incoming Messages
To Listen to Messages:
Call PhoneMail
to access
your mailbox
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
To control Speed
and Volume, as the
system plays your
message
press:
To select
Listen, from
home state
press:
Louder
3
5
Slower
7
8
9
Faster
Quieter
This figure shows how to start the listen process and how to control
playback speed and volume. For a complete list of control features, refer to
“Listening Control Features” on page 3-3.
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After Listening to Incoming Messages
This section describes the features available after you listen to an incoming
message.
Saving, Deleting, Replaying a Message
After Listening to an Incoming Message
To Save, Delete, or Replay the Message:
Select one
Save the message.
6
Delete the message.
7
3
Replay the entire
message.
7
8
Replay Last Few Words
of the message.
2
Skip to next message
leaves current message in
new message queue.
3. Listen Features
After the system
plays the message,
press:
4
After you Save or Delete a message, you can:
•
Answer directly to the sender’s mailbox (refer to “Answering a
Message Directly to a Sender’s Mailbox” on page 3-6).
•
Forward the message (refer to “Forwarding a Message” on page 3-7).
•
Call the message sender’s telephone (refer to “Calling a Message
Sender’s Telephone” on page 3-7).
•
Listen to the next message (refer to “Listening to Another Message” on
page 3-8).
Note:
You must save or delete a message before you can answer,
forward, call the sender, or listen to the next message.
Note:
Messages are not actually saved or deleted until you hang up or end
your PhoneMail session. Thus, if you make a mistake, you can go
back and choose a different option before you hang up.
Listen Features
3-5
Message Expiration
You can save messages for a predetermined amount of time.1 An
announcement given after you save a message indicates how long the
message will be saved. When a message has been saved for the defined
period of time, you receive an announcement the next time you access your
PhoneMail messages2. This announcement tells you that the expired
message will be deleted when you hang up or end your PhoneMail session.
Expired messages are deleted automatically at the end of the session.
Depending on your COS, the save prompt may or may not be offered to you
after listening to a saved message. If the save prompt is offered and you
resave the message, the saved interval is not announced and the original
saved time is kept.
Answering a Message Directly to a Sender’s
Mailbox
After Saving or Deleting an Incoming Message
To Answer Directly to the Message Sender’s Mailbox:
Select
Answer, press:
1
After recording,
press:
When prompted,
record your
answer.
1
The system sends
your answer to the
message sender’s
mailbox when you
end the session.
You hear this message only if you have message expiration. Your COS determines whether your messages will expire. If you have message expiration, your
COS determines how many weeks messages are saved.
2
Your COS determines whether you receive this announcement or if expired messages are deleted automatically.
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Forwarding a Message
After Saving or Deleting a Message
To Forward the Message:
Select Forward,
press:
When prompted,
record your
comments.
9
Dial the extensions, names*, or
distribution lists for the message.
After each extension or list, press
After recording, # (names are recognized by
press:
the system). The system verifies
each entry.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
(next)
(done)
Select
Delivery Options.
Press:
Regular
Delivery.
3
Special
Delivery Options
Continue with
page 3-10
3. Listen Features
When you are
Done entering all
extensions, names,
and distribution
: press:
lists,
The system
sends your
message
when you end
the PhoneMail
session.
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must
be a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
Calling a Message Sender’s Telephone
After Saving or Deleting a Message
To Call the Message Sender’s Telephone:
Select Call
Message Sender, press:
7
0
The message sender’s
telephone rings.
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Listening to Another Message
After Saving or Deleting a Message
To Listen to Another Message:
Select Continue
press:
The system plays next message
or, if there are no more messages,
returns to home state.
Listening to Outgoing Messages
This section describes features for listening to previously recorded
outgoing messages. For more on recording and sending messages, refer to
“The Record Feature Branch” on page 4-2.
•
Messages recorded during a given session remain in your outgoing
message queue until you hang up. You can listen to any message (and
its addressing options) in this queue and you can change any part (or
delete the entire message) before ending the PhoneMail session.
•
Messages scheduled for future delivery remain in your future-delivery
message queue. You can listen to any message (and its addressing
options) in this queue and you can change any part (or delete the entire
message) anytime before the delivery date of the message.
For more on message queues, refer to “Definitions, Decision Trees,
Instructions, and Queues” on page 1-4.
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Re-recording a Message
After Listening to an Outgoing Message
To Re-record the Message:
Select Re-record
press:
1
After recording,
press:
The system sends
your outgoing
message when you
end the session.
When prompted,
re-record your
message.
The system sends
your future delivery
message at the
specified time and
date.
Changing Destinations for a Message
After Listening to an Outgoing Message
Select
Change
Destinations,
press:
Select one
Press:
1
2
6
Add
Destinations
Dial the extensions, names*, or
distribution lists to add or delete.
After each extension or list, press
# (names are recognized by
the system).
Delete
Destinations
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
When
finished,
press:
+
To Review Destinations for the Message:
Select
Change
Destinations,
press:
2
Select
Review Destinations,
press:
9
The system plays
the destinations
for the message.
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must
be a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
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3. Listen Features
To Add or Delete Destinations for the Message:
Marking Delivery Options for a Message
After Listening to an Outgoing Message
To Request (or Cancel) a Return Receipt:
Select
Delivery
Options
by pressing:
3
To request
or cancel a
Return Receipt,
press:
1
The system adds a
return receipt to the
message, or, if the
message already had
a return receipt request,
it is canceled.
To Mark the Message Private (or Cancel Private Marking):
Select
Delivery
Options
by pressing:
3
To mark Private
or Cancel Private,
press:
2
The system marks the
message private, or,
if it was already marked
private, the marking is
canceled.
To Mark the Message Urgent (or Cancel Urgent Marking):
Select
Delivery
Options
by pressing:
3
To mark Urgent
or Cancel Urgent,
press:
3
The system marks the
message urgent, or,
if it was already marked
urgent, the marking is
canceled.
To Request or Change a Future Delivery Schedule:
Select
Delivery
Options
by pressing:
3
Select
Future Delivery
schedule by pressing:
4
See “Future Delivery
Options” on page 4-7
To Start Over Marking Delivery Options:
Select
Delivery
Options
by pressing:
3
3-10
To start over
delivery schedule
options,
press:
The system returns
to the top of the
delivery options list
so that you can
select an option you
might have missed.
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Canceling Delivery of a Message
After Listening to an Outgoing Message
To Cancel Delivery of the Message:
Select Cancel Delivery
by pressing:
The system
cancels
delivery and
6
deletes the
message from
its queue.
3. Listen Features
Listen Features
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Chapter 4 Record
Features
This chapter tells you how to record, address, and deliver your messages.
“The Record Feature Branch” on page 4-2 and the “Recording Control
Features” on page 4-3 show the structure of the record options. By looking
at these two pages, and following the PhoneMail prompts, you can easily
navigate the options when you no longer need this chapter’s detailed
instructions.
As you record each message, the system includes your header with your
name, date, and time you sent the message. The system also does the
following:
•
If you are a subscriber on the same PhoneMail system, the system gives
your name and extension.
•
If you are an internal caller, but not a PhoneMail subscriber or not on
the same PhoneMail system, the system gives your extension, but not
your name.
•
If you are an external caller, the system tells the recipient when the
message was sent, and depending on your system, it can also give your
external telephone number. Ask your system administrator for details.
4. Record Features
Record Features
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The Record Feature Branch
The following PhoneMail decision tree branch shows the structure of
record options explained in this chapter.
Regular delivery
(or cancel
special delivery)
page 4-6
Record
Record
message
1
Enter address
(extensions or
distribution
lists)
page 4-5
3 Special
Delivery
page 4-6
6 Cancel
page 4-9
Note: Press 0 for help.
4-2
Receipt
page 4-6
2 Private
Regular
Delivery
page 4-6
page 4-4
Enter name(s)
page 4-5
1 Return
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page 4-6
3 Urgent
page 4-6
4 Future
Delivery
page 4-6
Confirm
Special
Delivery
page 4-6
Start Over
page 4-6
Recording Control Features
These control features are available while you record your messages; key
words are in bold:
While you record your messages...
Press
1
Skip
Instruction
Skip Instructions on how to record, so you can
begin recording your message.
Stopping
and Pausing
Stop / Start (pause / continue) recording.
1
Stop recording, and Start Over (re-record
message).
6 1
Stop recording, and Cancel Delivery of
message.
6
Stop recording, and Replay what you just
recorded.
7 3
Stop recording, and Replay Last Few Words of
message.
7 8
Replay
Quit
End Session / Disconnect from the PhoneMail
system.
7
6
4. Record Features
Record Features
4-3
Recording or Re-recording Messages
To Record or Re-record Messages:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, to select
Record,
press:
After you hear
the tone, record
your message.
1
For a full list of
controls available
while recording
messages, see
page 4-3.
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Select one.
Press:
7
3
Replay
what you
recorded.
6
1
Start
Over.
Finished
Recording.
Addressing Messages After You Record
After you record a message, you can address it to one or more subscribers,
or to a group of subscribers (distribution list) by distribution list number.
After Recording a Message:
To Address the Message:
Dial each destination After each After the system
extension or
confirms each
number,
distribution list.
correct number,
press:
press:
Address by
extension number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Dial the name
until recognized.*
or
Address by
name:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After the system
confirms each
correct name,
press:
When you are
Finished
Entering
destinations,
press:
* Dial last name, then first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
A distribution list contains extension numbers or names of subscribers. A
message sent to a distribution list, goes to all subscribers on the list. There
are two types of distribution lists:
Personal distribution list. This is set up by the subscriber for personal
use. You can enter up to 20 extensions per list. Refer to “Creating
Personal Distribution Lists” on page 6-5.
•
System distribution lists. This is set up by the system administrator.
Available to all PhoneMail subscribers. To set up your system
distribution list, give your system administrator the names and
extension numbers of the PhoneMail subscribers you want on the list.
Note:
Messages to an individual or to a system distribution list that
cannot be delivered are discarded rather than returned.
Note:
If you are in a PhoneMail network, refer to “Addressing
PhoneMail Network Messages” on page 9-2 for more information.
If you are in an AMIS Analog network, refer to “Addressing AMIS
Analog Messages” on page 9-2 for more information.
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•
Sending Messages After Recording and
Addressing
Regular Delivery
After Recording and Addressing a Message:
To Send Using Regular Delivery:
Send the
message by
Regular Delivery
by pressing:
After you have entered
all destinations for
the message and you
have pressed #:
The regular delivery
message is delivered
when you end the
PhoneMail session.
Special Delivery Options
After Recording and Addressing a Message:
To Send Using Special Delivery:
Select
Special
Delivery
by pressing:
After you have
entered all
destinations for
the message
and you have
pressed #:
3
Select one or more
options by pressing:
1
Request
Return Receipt.
2
Mark
Private.
3
Mark
Urgent.
4
Create Future
Delivery
schedule.
Cancel
selections and
Start Over.
When you have
finished selecting
instructions, to
confirm special
delivery, press:
Continue with
instructions in
“Future Delivery Options”
on page 4-7.
Special Delivery Notes:
•
Return Receipt. This means the system sends a receipt message to you
that tells when the recipient received your message.
•
Private. This option prevents the recipient from forwarding your
message to someone else.
•
Urgent. This tells the system to put your message at the beginning of
the recipient’s new message queue and tells the recipient (before
listening) the message is urgent.
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Future Delivery Options
•
Future Delivery. This lets you specify message delivery in the future,
up to one year in advance, in one of two ways:
— Send message once.
— Send message repeatedly (daily, weekly, or monthly).
Note:
Your system administrator controls how many future delivery
messages you can create.
One-Time Future Delivery Schedule
After Pressing
4 to Set Up Future Delivery:
For a One-Time Future Delivery:
Select One-Time
Delivery by
pressing:
1
Specify the Month*, After the system
then press #.
confirms the
correct month,
press:
2
1
3
Specify the Day**,
then press #.
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
+
Specify the Time***,
then press #.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After the system
confirms the
correct time,
press:
4. Record Features
After the system
confirms the
correct day,
press:
+
+
* Month: Press 1–12 for January through December. To select current month, press #.
** Day: Press 1– 31 for day of the month. To select the current day, press #.
** Time: If your PhoneMail system uses a 12-hour clock, dial 100 – 1200 for 1 o’clock
through 12 o’clock. The PhoneMail system then prompts for 1 for a.m. or 2 for p.m. To
select current time, press #. If your PhoneMail system uses a 24-hour clock, dial
100 – 2300 for 1 a.m. through 11 p.m. For midnight, dial 0000.
To select the current time, press #.
Record Features
4-7
Repeated Future Delivery Schedule
After Pressing
4 to Set Up Future Delivery:
For Weekly Repeated Future Delivery:
Select Repeated
Delivery by
pressing:
2
Select Weekly
Delivery by
pressing:
1
Specify the Week
Days* you
want the message
delivered, then
press #.
Specify the Time
of Day** you
want the message
delivered, then
press #.
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
+
+
For Monthly Repeated Future Delivery:
Select
Repeated
Delivery
by pressing:
2
Select
Monthly
Delivery
by pressing:
2
After the system
confirms the
correct days,
press:
Specify the Days
of the Month*** you
want the message
delivered. After each
day, press star.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Specify the Time
of Day** you
want the message
delivered, then
press #.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
When you finish
entering all the days
you want, press:
After the system
confirms the
correct time,
press:
* Days: Press 1–7 for Monday through Sunday. You can choose more than one day. Press
8 for Monday through Friday. To specify the current day of the week, press #.
** Time: If your PhoneMail system uses a 12-hour clock, dial 100 – 1200 for 1 o’clock
through 12 o’clock. The PhoneMail system then prompts for 1 for a.m. or 2 for p.m. To select
current time, press #. If your PhoneMail system uses a 24-hour clock, dial
100 – 2300 for 1 a.m. through 11 p.m. For midnight, dial 0000.
To select the current time, press #.
*** Month: Press 1– 31 for the day of the month. To select the current day, press #.
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Cancel Message Delivery
To Cancel a Message While Recording:
Press:
6
Cancel message recording.
To Cancel a Message After Recording and Addressing:
After you have entered
all destinations for
the message and
pressed #:
Press:
6
Cancel the message.
Processing Returned Messages
After Notification of a Returned Message:
To Process the Returned Message:
Select one.
Press:
Delete
the message.
4
Save
the message.
7
3
1
Create Address or
Complete the future delivery
schedule so you can resend.
Replay
the message.
A returned message is a message you sent that is undeliverable because it
is missing an address or delivery schedule, or the receiver’s mailbox is full,
unassigned, or not accepting messages. Remember, messages sent to a
system distribution list are discarded rather than returned.
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Chapter 5 Answering
Options
This chapter explains the PhoneMail answering options and how to:
•
Record the name used in your header.
•
Record and set up your personal greetings.
•
Set up your answering mode.
•
Set up your personal referral extension.
The two Answering Options branches that follow show the answering
options explained in this chapter. Use the branch for one personal greeting
(refer to “Answering Options for One Personal Greeting Systems” on
page 5-2) or three personal greetings (refer to “Answering Options for One
Personal Greeting Systems” on page 5-2) as applicable to your system. If
in doubt, ask your system administrator.
By using the applicable branch and the PhoneMail prompts, you can easily
navigate the options when you no longer need this chapter’s detailed
instructions.
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5. Answering Options
Answering Options
The Answering Options Branches
Answering Options for One Personal Greeting
Systems
1 Record
New
Greeting
page 5-4
4 Keep
Current
Greeting
page 5-4
1 Personal
Greetings
page 5-4
6 Change to
System
Greeting
page 5-4
4 Accept
2 Answering
Answering
Options
8
Mode
page 5-11
3 Personal
Referral
Extension
page 5-12
4 Record
Name
page 5-13
Return to
Home State
Messages
page 5-11
6 Do Not
Accept
Messages
page 5-11
1 Change Referral
Extension
page 5-12
4 Keep Current
Referral Extension
page 5-12
1 Rerecord Name
page 5-13
Note: Press 0 for help.
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4 Keep Name
page 5-13
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Answer
Telephone
page 5-11
2 Do Not
Answer
Telephone
page 5-11
Answering Options for Three Personal Greetings
Systems
1 Change
1 Change
External
(no-answer)
Greeting
page 5-9
Regular
Greeting
page 5-9
2 Change
2 Change
Alternate
Greeting
page 5-10
Internal
(busy)
Greeting
page 5-9
3 Select
1 Personal
Greetings
page 5-4
Which
Greeting
Answers
page 5-11
2 Answering
8
1 Regular
Greetings
page 5-11
Finished
Answering
Options
Finished
2 Alternate
Mode
page 5-11
Greeting
page 5-11
4 Accept
3 Personal
Referral
Extension
page 5-12
4 Record
Name
page 5-13
Return to
Home State
Messages
page 5-11
6 Do Not
Accept
Messages
page 5-11
1 Change Referral
Extension
page 5-12
Answer
Telephone
page 5-11
2 Do Not
Answer
Telephone
page 5-11
4 Keep Current
Referral Extension
page 5-12
1 Rerecord Name
page 5-13
4 Keep Name
Answering Options
5-3
5. Answering Options
page 5-13
Note: Press 0 for help.
Using Personal Greetings
The PhoneMail system comes with a default system greeting. You can have
the system play your own personal greeting instead to callers when the
PhoneMail system answers your telephone.
Depending on your class of service (COS), callers cannot skip your
alternate greeting. This allows you to record pertinent information or
specific instructions in your alternate greeting if you are on vacation or an
extended absence. Refer to “Changing Your Alternate Personal Greeting”
on page 5-10 for more information.
Example Personal Greetings
In your personal greetings, encourage callers to leave detailed messages.
You can then reply with the requested information or response. Tell callers
that their messages are confidential and you are the only one who can listen
to them. You can also use detailed personal greetings to keep your team upto-date (if they have heard it before, they can skip over it). Following are
example messages:
External Greeting
“You have reached the PhoneMail mailbox of Tim Marriott. I am here
today but away from my desk or on the phone now. Please leave your
name, number, and a detailed message. I will return your call as soon
as I can. If after recording your message, you want to listen to it or rerecord it, press star for instructions from the system. If you need to talk
to someone right away, press zero, then pound. You will be transferred
to Greg Anderson at extension 5700. In the future, you may press 1 to
skip this greeting and begin recording your message.”
Internal Greeting
“You have reached the PhoneMail mailbox of Tim Marriott. The next
staff meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 3. With your help, we will
surpass our goals for this month, before our company celebration on
the 25th. Meanwhile, leave your name, number, and a detailed
message. I will return your call by 4 p.m. today. If after recording your
message, you want to listen to it or rerecord it, press star for
instructions from the system. If you need to talk to someone right away,
press zero, then pound. You will be transferred to Greg Anderson at
extension 5700.”
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“Hello, this is Robin. I am in meetings all day today. Please leave a
message and I will return your call as soon as I can. If you need to talk
to someone now, press zero, then pound. You will be transferred to
Mary Yetter, my secretary. Thank You.”
No-Answer Greeting
“Hello, this is David Baker. Welcome to my PhoneMail mailbox. I am
in the office today but away from my desk now. Please leave a detailed
message and I will return your call as soon as I can. If after recording
your message, you want to listen to it or rerecord it, press star for
instructions from the system. If you need to talk to someone right away,
press zero, then pound. You will be transferred to Greg Anderson at
extension 5700. In the future, you may press 1 to skip this greeting and
begin recording your message.”
Busy Greeting
“Hello, this is Becky Escamilla. I am talking on the telephone. If you
are calling from inside the company, press pound, then 1, to camp on1
to my extension. If you are calling from outside the company, please
leave a detailed message at the tone. I will return your call as soon as
I can. If you need to talk to someone now, press zero, then pound. You
will be transferred to Mary Yetter, my secretary.”
Customer-Impact
The British Approvals Board for Telecommunications (BABT)
requires personal greetings to include: the called name, the national
code, and the called telephone number (city code plus 6-digit
number: example, 0602-433895). Example greeting:
1
The camp-on feature is available only if your PhoneMail system is integrated
with a Siemens CBX or Hicom 300 E CS.
Answering Options
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“You have reached the PhoneMail mailbox of Kevin Foley at 0602433895. I am out of the office today, Wednesday, February 3rd. I
will check this evening for messages. Please leave your name,
number, and detailed message so I can call you back. If you prefer
to talk to someone now, press zero, then hash. The PhoneMail
system will transfer you to Elizabeth Arnett at extension 3950.”
Extended Absence Greeting2
“Hello, this is Michael O’Reilly. I will be out of the office on medical
leave through January 23. During my absence, please press zero, then
pound at the end of this greeting. You will be transferred to Virginia
Baily at extension 6400. Virginia is covering all project- and
personnel-related issues during my absence. Thank you.”
Using One Personal Greeting Systems
Recording Your Personal Greeting
To Select Answering Options:
Call the PhoneMail From the home state, Select
system to access select Answering
Personal
your mailbox.
Options by pressing: Greetings
by pressing:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
8
1
The system
plays your
current personal
greeting.
Record your
new greeting.
When you are
finished recording,
press:
4
Keep Current
greeting.
6
Change to
system
greeting.
1
Record New
greeting.
Select one.
Press:
1
Rerecord
greeting.
If you are
Finished
recording.
2
Select one,
Press:
The system
plays your
new greeting.
The extended-absence greeting feature is available depending on your COS. Ask
your system administrator whether you have this feature.
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Using Three Personal Greetings Systems
If you have a three personal greetings system, your system administrator
will set up one of the following options for you:
•
Internal / External
•
Busy / Ring-No-Answer
With either of the above two options, you have three personal greetings:
two regular personal greetings and one alternate personal greeting as
follows:
Internal / External
•
An internal regular greeting answers internal calls if you do not answer
within 3 to 4 rings or if your line is busy.
•
An external regular greeting answers external calls if you do not
answer after 3 to 4 rings or if your line is busy.
•
An alternate greeting can be activated to answer all calls whether
internal or external. This is useful, for example, when you are out of the
office for a few days.
Busy / Ring-No-Answer (RNA).
•
A busy greeting answers all calls when you are on the telephone.
•
A ring-no-answer greeting answers all calls when you do not answer
the phone after 3 to 4 rings.
•
An alternate greeting can be activated to answer all calls whether your
telephone is busy or RNA. This is useful, for example, when you are
out of the office for a few days.3
The two answering options and their messages types are shown on the next
page: Internal / External (Figure 5-1 on page 5-8) or Busy / No-Answer
(Figure 5-2 on page 5-8).
Your system administrator determines if you have access to all three personal
greetings.
Answering Options
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5. Answering Options
3
Setting Up Internal / External Greetings
In Figure 5-1, if your telephone is busy or there is no answer, an internal
caller hears your internal greeting (or alternate greeting); an external caller
hears your external greeting (or alternate greeting). For instructions on
how to use the alternate greeting, refer to “Changing Your Alternate
Personal Greeting” on page 5-10.
Figure 5-1.
Internal / External Option
Internal Greeting
Internal Caller
(Alternate Greeting)
External Greeting
No Answer or Busy
External Caller
Setting Up Busy / No-Answer Greetings
In Figure 5-2, if your telephone is busy, both internal and external callers
hear your busy greeting (or alternate greeting). If there is no answer, both
internal and external callers hear your no-answer greeting (or alternate
greeting). For instructions on how to use the alternate greeting, refer to
“Changing Your Alternate Personal Greeting” on page 5-10.
Figure 5-2.
Busy / No-Answer Option
No-Answer Greeting
(Alternate Greeting)
Internal or
External Caller
Busy Greeting
No Answer or Busy
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Using the Three Personal Greetings Feature
To Select Personal Greetings:
Select Personal
Greetings by
pressing:
Call PhoneMail From home state,
to access
select Answering
your mailbox. Options by
pressing:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Select one.
Press:
1
Change Regular
personal greetings.
Continue on page 5-9
2
Change Alternate
personal greeting.
Continue on page 5-10
3
Select Answer
Greeting.
Continue on page 5-11
1
8
The system
plays your current
personal greeting.
Changing Your Regular Personal Greetings
After You Press 1 to Change Regular Greetings:
Select one.
Press:
Record your
new greeting.
Select one.
Press:
1
Change
External (no
answer) greeting.
2
Change
Internal (busy)
greeting.
The system
plays your
current
greeting.
When you are
finished recording,
press:
1
Record New
greeting.
4
Keep Current
greeting.
6
Change to
system
greeting.
Select one.
Press:
Rerecord
greeting.
If you are
Finished
recording.
The system
plays your
new greeting.
Answering Options
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5. Answering Options
1
Changing Your Alternate Personal Greeting
Your alternate greeting can substitute for your regular greetings when the
PhoneMail system answers your telephone. Example: use the alternate
greeting when you are out of your office. When you return, switch back to
your regular greetings (refer to ““Selecting Your Personal Greetings” on
page 5-11”).
After You Press
2 to Change Alternate Greeting:
Select one.
Press:
Select one.
Press:
1
Record New
Alternate
greeting.
4
Keep current
alternate
greeting.
6
Switch
to the system
greeting.
When finished
recording,
press:
The system
plays your
current alternate
greeting.
Record your
new greeting.
1
Record New
greeting.
4
Keep Current
greeting.
6
Change to
system
greeting.
Return to
home state
Select one.
Press:
1
Rerecord
the greeting.
If you are
Finished
recording.
The system plays
your new alternate
greeting.
Depending on your COS, callers cannot skip your alternate greeting4. The
caller must wait for the entire greeting to play before recording a message
or selecting another option. Use the alternate greeting when you are on
vacation or during an extended absence.
4
Ask your system administrator if you have this COS.
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Selecting Your Personal Greetings
After you record your regular or alternate greetings, specify which greeting
will answer your calls. (To select the default system greeting, refer to
““Changing Your Alternate Personal Greeting” on page 5-10.”)
After You Press
3
to Select Which Greeting Answers:
Select one.
Press:
1
Set Regular
Personal Greetings
to answer your calls.
2
Set Alternate
Personal Greetings
to answer your calls.
Selecting Your Answering Mode
You can choose to have the PhoneMail system either answer or not answer
your telephone. When it does answer your telephone, the system can then
either accept or not accept messages for your voice mailbox.
To Select Answering Modes:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home state,
select Answering
Options by
pressing:
8
Select Answering
Modes
by pressing:
Select one.
Press:
4
Tell the system
to Accept
messages.
6
Tell the system
to Not Accept
messages
2
2
Tell the system to
Not Answer
your telephone.
* Change your personal greeting to tell callers that the system is not
accepting messages for you.
Answering Options
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5. Answering Options
Select one.
Press:
Tell the system to Answer your
telephone and play your personal greeting.*
This option also lets callers transfer to your personal
referral extension (must-answer extension).
Changing Your Referral Extension
Sometimes callers want to talk to a person, either before or after leaving a
PhoneMail message. Therefore, you should supply a referral (must-answer
extension) in your personal greetings.
Note: Ask your system administrator if access to this feature is available.
Callers transfer from the PhoneMail system to your referral extension by
pressing 0 and . External callers can transfer by remaining on the line.
To Select Referral Extension:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From home state,
select Answering
Options by
pressing:
Select one.
Press:
Select
Referral
Extension
by pressing:
4
Keep your
current referral
extension.
1
Enter New
Referral
extension.
3
8
The system
plays your
current referral
extension.
Dial your new
referral extension
number.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After the system
plays the name
or extension,
press:
Press:
If the extension
or name is correct.
or
Dial your new
referral extension
by name.
Press:
Dial the name
until recognized.*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
If the extension
or name is incorrect
and you want to
start over.
* Dial last name, then first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
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Recording Your Name for Your Mailbox
This feature lets you record your own name for use in your personal
mailbox header. When an internal subscriber addresses a message to you,
or receives a message from you, they hear your recorded name.
Ask your system administrator if this feature is available to you.
Note:
To Select Recorded Names:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
From the home state,
select Answering
Options by
pressing:
8
Select
Record Name
by pressing:
Record your name
after the tone.
4
Keep Existing
Recorded
Name.
1
Record
Your Name.
4
The system
plays your
recorded name.
#
Select one.
Press:
When you finish
recording your
name, press:
The system
plays your new
recorded name.
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Answering Options
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6. Mailbox Options
Chapter 6 Mailbox
Options
This chapter explains the Mailbox Options and how to:
•
Set up your personal distribution lists.
•
Set your prompt level.
•
Set up your outcalling schedules.
•
Set up your playback options.
•
Set up your default language.1
The Mailbox Options Branch on the next page shows the mailbox options
explained in this chapter. The facing page shows two handy forms for
keeping track of your personal distributions lists and your outcalling
schedule.
By using the decision tree and the PhoneMail prompts, you can easily
navigate the options when you no longer need this chapter’s detailed
instructions.
Table 6-1 on page 6-3 shows a form for writing down details of two
personal distribution lists. Table 6-2 on page 6-3 shows a form for writing
down details of three outcalling schedules. These forms are placed opposite
of the decision tree for fast reference when using the tree; details on how to
set up distribution lists and outcalling schedules come later in the chapter.
1
Ask your system administrator if you have the multilingual feature.
Mailbox Options
6-1
The Mailbox Options Branch
1 Create
page 6-4
3 Modify
1 Add Destinations
page 6-9
3 Review list
page 6-9
page 6-4
6 Delete
1 Personal
Distribution
Lists
page 6-4
6 Delete Destinations
page 6-9
page 6-4
9 Review
Finished
page 6-4
1 Standard
Home
State
2 Abbreviated
page 6-6
page 6-6
2 Prompt
Keep as-is
page 6-6
Level
page 6-6
1 Create/
Mailbox
Options
3 Password
page 6-7
Modify
page 6-11
Enter password +
1 Modify Entire Schedule
page 6-11
6 Delete
9
page 6-11
2 Modify Destination
page 6-11
4 Outcalling
Schedules
page 6-8
9 Review
page 6-12
4 Outcalling
3 Modify Active Days
page 6-11
4 Modify Active Times
page 6-11
ON/OFF
page 6-12
5 Modify Message Type
Home
State
6 Modify Time Frequency
page 6-11
page 6-11
Return to Home State
5 Raise
5 Playback
Options
page 6-14
Volume
page 6-14
7 Decrease
Speed
page 6-16
8 Lower
Volume
page 6-14
9 Increase
Speed
page 6-16
Note: Press 0 for help.
Save
1 Schedule 1 ON/OFF
page 6-12
2 Schedule 2 ON/OFF
page 6-12
3 Schedule 3 ON/OFF
page 6-12
8 All ON
page 6-12
9 All OFF
Cancel
Note:
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Also see “Cascade Outcalling” on page 6-17.
PhoneMail Systems, Release 6.3, User Guide
page 6-12
Return to Home State
6. Mailbox Options
Table 6-1.
Personal Distribution Lists
List Number _____
Name
Extension
List Number _____
Name
Extension
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Table 6-2.
Outcalling Schedule
Outcalling Information
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Schedule 3
Destination
Days active
Start time for notification
End time for notification
Message trigger
(urgent or all)
Frequency of outcalls
Schedule ON? (Y/N)
Mailbox Options
6-3
Using Personal Distribution Lists
You can create personal distribution lists so that you can send one message
to many subscribers at the same time; each list can have up to 20
subscribers. You can create, modify, delete, or review your personal
distribution lists at any time.
Tell your system administrator if you need more distribution lists or want
system distribution lists for use by you and other subscribers.
To Select Personal Distribution List:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home state, Select Personal
Distribution
select Mailbox
Options by
List by
pressing:
pressing:
9
1
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Select one.
Press:
1
Create list.
Continue on
page 6-5
3
Modify list.
Continue on
page 6-5
6
Delete list.
Continue on
page 6-6
9
Review list.
Continue on
page 6-6
After You Press 1
to Create Your Distribution List:
When prompted,
dial the extension
number or name* of
the subscriber:
The system prompts:
“You are creating
distribution list
number (n).”
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After each
extension
number, press:
When finished
entering extensions
or names for the
list, press:
Done
More
* (n) is the next available list number, assigned sequentially by the system.
Your system administrator sets up how your distribution lists are numbered.
** Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a subscriber on your PhoneMail system.
Use Table 6-1 on page 6-3 to keep track of your personal distribution lists.
Modifying Personal Distribution Lists
After You Press 3 to Modify Your List:
Dial the number
of the list
to modify.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
Review the
the list by
pressing:
Select one.
Press:
Skip to Next Entry
3
When prompted,
dial the extension
or name* of the
subscriber to add
or delete:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press:
2
Skip to End
of list.
1
Add
extensions.
6
Delete
extensions.
When you are finished
entering extensions
or names to add or
delete, press:
* 0 #
* Dial
last
name,
first
name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be a subscriber.
.
Mailbox Options
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6. Mailbox Options
Creating Personal Distribution Lists
Deleting Personal Distribution Lists
After You Press 6 to Delete Your List:
Dial the number
of the list
to delete.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Confirm
deletion by pressing:
Press:
The system
verifies the
number of
the list.
The system deletes the list
when you end the session.
Reviewing Personal Distribution Lists
After You Press 9 to Review Your Lists:
Select one.
Press:
The PhoneMail system
recites the contents of
your lists, one item at a
time, beginning with
your first list.
Skip to Next Entry.
2
Skip to End
of the list.
9
Skip to
next list.
Changing Your Prompt Level
New PhoneMail subscribers receive standard, descriptive PhoneMail
instructions (prompts). When you become more familiar with the system,
you can choose abbreviated prompts.
To Change Your Prompt Level:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From home state,
select Mailbox
Options by
pressing:
9
Change
Level of your
prompts by
pressing:
2
The system
confirms which
type of prompt
you currently
receive.
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Select one.
Press:
2
Abbreviated
prompts.
1
Standard
prompts.
Keep same
prompt level.
Your system administrator can set a minimum password length to increase
PhoneMail security. You cannot have a password shorter than the specified
length. Maximum password length is 24 digits.
To Change Your Password:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
From the home state, Select Change
Password by
select Mailbox
Options by pressing: pressing:
9
3
Dial your new
password.
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
Press:
The system
verifies your
new password.
Forced Password Expiration
PhoneMail can be configured to force passwords to be changed after a set
period of time.2 When you enter a password, it is given a maximum time
period for which it is valid. At a predetermined time before your password
expires, you will be warned when you log on that your password will expire
in n number of days. When your password expiration date has passed, you
will be required to change your password the next time you log on.
Trivial Password Rejection
Passwords can be disallowed by the system if they appear to be trivial or
easily guessed by an outsider. Trivial passwords include those that are:
•
Already in use
•
Previously used
•
All the same digit
•
Digits ascending or descending in sequence
•
Identical to the mailbox number
2
Ask your system administrator if you have the forced password expiration feature.
Mailbox Options
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6. Mailbox Options
Changing Your Password
Using Outcalling
Use the outcalling feature to have the PhoneMail system notify you, at a
predefined telephone or pager, that you have messages waiting in your
mailbox. Before outcalling can work, you must create a schedule to tell the
system when to notify you. You can create up to three schedules.
You must also tell the system to notify you when any message, or just
urgent messages, are received.
Ask your system administrator if outcalling is available to you.
Note: The following tree is for non-cascade outcalling; for information
on cascade outcalling, refer to “Cascade Outcalling” on page 6-17.
To Select Outcalling:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home state,
select Mailbox
Options by
pressing:
9
Select
Outcalling
by pressing:
Select one.
Press:
1
4
Create / Modify
schedule.
Continue on
page 6-9
6
Delete schedule.
Continue on
page 6-11
9
Review schedule.
Continue on
page 6-12
4
Turn ON/OFF
outcalling.
Continue on
page 6-12
When you are
finished.
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6. Mailbox Options
Creating an Outcalling Schedule
After You Press
1
Dial the schedule
number you want
to create
(1, 2, or 3).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
#
0
*
Dial the DAYS of the
week you want the
schedule to be active,
then press #.2
Select one.
Press:
1
Pager
Destination
2
Telephone
Destination
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
The system verifies
your selection.
Dial the START TIME
for the schedule,
then press #. 3
Select one.
Press:
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
+
Dial the destination
pager or phone
number by
pressing #.1
The system verifies
your selection.
1
The system verifies
your selection.
1
to Create a Schedule: (from page 6-8)
+
1
A.M.
2
P.M.
The system verifies
your selection.
Note: For telephone calls to the public network, include the external access code
(for example, 9) in the destination telephone number. If you are using an internal
paging system, use the pager ID code.
United Kingdom Note: In the United Kingdom, you should not use the outcalling feature
to place calls to public emergency authorities (police or fire brigade) or to the
British Telecom emergency (999) service.
2
DAYS: Press 1–7 for Monday through Sunday (you can choose more than one day),
8 for Monday through Friday.
3
TIME: If your system uses a 12-hour clock, dial 100 for 1 o’clock through
1200 for 12 o’clock. The PhoneMail system then prompts you to press 1 for a.m.
or 2 for p.m. To select current time, press #.
If your system uses a 24-hour clock, dial 100 (1 a.m.) through 2300 (11 p.m.),
0000 for Midnight. To select current time, press #.
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Creating an Outcalling Schedule (continued)
Select one.
Press:
Dial STOP TIME
then press #.3
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
Select one.
Press:
1
A.M.
1
2
P.M.
2
The system verifies
your selection.
Dial the FREQUENCY
of outcalls (how often
the system notifies
you) by pressing #.4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
The system verifies
your selection.
4
All
Messages
trigger the
schedule.
Only Urgent
Messages trigger
the schedule.
The system verifies
your selection.
Select one.
Press:
Select one.
Press:
1
Turn ON
schedule.
2
Turn OFF
schedule.
9
The system verifies
your selection.
Your system administrator determines which frequencies are available. Dial 0 for
immediate notification, 1 for one hour, 2 for two hours, 24 for twenty-four hours,
and so on.
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Review
schedule.
Finished.
6. Mailbox Options
Modifying an Outcalling Schedule
After You Press 1 to Modify a Schedule:
Dial the schedule
number you want
to modify
(1, 2, or 3).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Select one.
Press:
1
Modify entire schedule.
2
Modify Destination
type (telephone or pager)
and destination number.
3
Modify Active Days.
4
Modify Active Times.
5
Modify Message Type
that triggers the schedule.
6
Modify Frequency of
outcall notifications.
.
When you are
finished, press:
For scheduling cascade outcalling (on some systems), you are
allowed up to five destinations.
Note:
Deleting an Outcalling Schedule
After You Press 6 to Delete a Schedule:
Dial the schedule
number to delete
(1, 2, or 3),
press #.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Select one.
Press:
4
Save.
Delete.
+
The system verifies
this is the schedule
you want to delete.
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Reviewing an Outcalling Schedule
After You Press 9 to Review a Schedule:
Dial schedule
number
to review
(1, 2, or 3).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
The system provides a
summary that tells you:
1. If the schedule is active.
2. The destination pager or
telephone number.
Stop this
summary and
return to
home state,
press:
3. The active times for the schedule.
4. The message type that
triggers outcalling.
5. When the system will notify
you of calls.
Turning an Outcalling Schedule On or Off
After You Press 4 to Turn a Schedule ON / OFF:
Select one.
Press:
1
Change ON/OFF
status for schedule 1.
2
Change ON/OFF
status for schedule 2.
3
Change ON/OFF
status for schedule 3.
8
All Schedules ON.
9
All Schedules OFF.
Leave ON/OFF
status as it is.
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When an outcalling notice is triggered, the PhoneMail system places a call
to the destination telephone or pager. When the system detects that the
destination telephone has answered, it prompts:
“Hello, this is the PhoneMail voice messaging system with a
message for <name>.”
Note:
You should always record your name if you have outcalling to a
telephone.
The PhoneMail system then plays a series of prompts telling the called
party how to treat the call:
“If you need to transfer this call, press 1. To repeat and spell the
name, press 2. If you would please inform <name> that PhoneMail
called, press 3. If <name> cannot be reached at this number and
you would like to prevent future calls, press 4. To retrieve the
message, press 5.”
•
If you press 1 , the PhoneMail system prompts you to transfer the call.
This outcall transfer option is available only for outcalls to external
(off-site) destinations. The PhoneMail system treats outcalling
destinations without the external access prefix (for example, 9) as
internal calls. The outcall transfer option assumes your host telephone
system has transfer capability. Ask your system administrator if the
outcall transfer option is available to you.
•
If you press 2 , the PhoneMail system repeats and spells the message
recipient’s name. It then repeats the options.
•
If you press 3 , you can take a message. The PhoneMail system
prompts:
“Please inform <name> that the PhoneMail system called. Thank
you.”
If you choose this option, the PhoneMail system assumes that the
outcall was successful. The PhoneMail system does not retry the outcall
for that message.
•
If you press 4 , you can prevent future outcalls. The PhoneMail system
turns OFF the outcalling schedule that was triggered for this number.
The system does not activate this schedule until you turn it back ON.
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6. Mailbox Options
Receiving Outcalls at a Telephone
•
If you press 5 , the PhoneMail system retrieves the message. The
system places you in the direct access state, where you need to dial your
password.
Using Playback Options
You can change the audio volume of both prompts and messages you
receive. You can change the speed that messages (but not prompts) play.
Adjusting Message Volume
The PhoneMail system has five volume levels. Your system administrator
sets the default volume. You can adjust the volume two ways:
•
You can temporarily adjust the message volume for the current
PhoneMail session. When you end the session, the volume returns to
the system’s default volume, or to your own default volume (if you
specified one).
•
You can permanently adjust the volume by setting a default volume for
all your PhoneMail sessions (can be re-adjusted).
Note: Ask your system administrator if this feature is available to you.
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Changing Volume Temporarily
To Change Volume Temporarily:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Listen by
pressing:
3
The system plays
your messages.
Select one.
Press:
5
Increase Volume. The volume
increases each time you press until
you reach the loudest volume.
8
Decrease Volume. The volume
decreases each time you press until
you reach the quietest volume.
Changing Volume Permanently
To Change Personal Default Volume:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Mailbox
Options by
pressing:
9
Change
Playback
Control by
pressing:
Select one.
Press:
5
Increase
Volume.
8
Decrease
Volume.
Save your
changes,
press:
5
The system
returns you
to home
state.
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Adjusting Message Speed
The PhoneMail system has eight message playback speeds. Your system
administrator sets a default speed for all messages. You can adjust the
speed using one of two methods:
•
You can temporarily adjust the speed for the current session during
message playback. (This does not adjust speed of PhoneMail prompts.)
When you end the session, the speed returns to the system’s default
speed or to your own default speed (if you specified one).
•
You can permanently adjust the speed by setting a default speed for all
your PhoneMail sessions (can be re-adjusted).
Note: Ask your system administrator if this feature is available to you.
Changing Speed Temporarily
To Change Speed Temporarily:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Listen by
pressing:
3
The system plays
your messages.
Select one.
Press:
9
7
Increase Speed. The speed
increases each time you press until
you reach the fastest speed.
Decrease Speed. The speed
decreases each time you press until
you reach the slowest speed.
Changing Speed Permanently
To Change Personal Default Speed:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
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From the home
state, select
Mailbox
Options, press
9
Select
Playback
Options,
press:
5
Select one
Press:
9
Increase
Speed.
7
Decrease
Speed.
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Save your
changes,
press:
The system
returns you
to home
state.
Cascade outcalling permits you to predefine up to five cascade outcalling
destinations. The system automatically calls destinations in sequence, one
at a time, until a successful outcall occurs or until there are no more
destinations.
Each outcall schedule can be expanded to up to five destinations.
Repeated Outcalling to a Pager
With this feature, calls to pagers are repeated until you access your
mailbox, or when the maximum number of retries has been done for your
pager. Outcalls continue to the next destination (if any) according to the
schedule and parameters in place.
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6. Mailbox Options
Cascade Outcalling
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Chapter 7 Disconnect/
Transfer Out
This chapter explains the Disconnect/Transfer Out Options and how to:
Transfer out of PhoneMail.
•
Disconnect from PhoneMail.
•
Transfer to a fax server.
•
Set up your playback options.
The “The Disconnect/Transfer Out Branch” on page 7-2 shows the options
explained in this chapter.
By using the decision tree and the PhoneMail prompts, you can easily
navigate the options when you no longer need this chapter’s detailed
instructions.
There are three ways to leave the PhoneMail system:
•
Hang up. After you hang up, the PhoneMail system completes any
instructions you gave. If you hang up while listening to or recording a
message, the PhoneMail system keeps that message in your mailbox.
refer to “Message Queues” on page 1-8 for more information.
•
Transfer to the operator, another extension, or to a fax server. This
feature lets you talk to someone immediately after listening to your
PhoneMail messages or transfer to fax server.
•
Disconnect by selecting a PhoneMail menu item.
Disconnect/Transfer Out
7-1
7. Disconnect/
Transfer Out
•
The Disconnect/Transfer Out Branch
The following PhoneMail decision tree shows the structure of the options
within the disconnect/transfer out branch explained in this chapter.
0 Transfer Out
of PhoneMail
page 7-3.
Return to
home state.
Transfer Out/
Disconnect
7
4 Transfer to
fax server
page 7-4.
6 Disconnect
page 7-3.
Note: Press 0 for help.
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Operator
page 7-3.
Enter extension,
page 7-3.
Enter a Name
page 7-3.
Disconnecting From the PhoneMail System
To Disconnect While in Home State:
Select
Transfer Out/
Disconnect by
pressing:
Disconnect
by pressing:
7
6
7. Disconnect/
Transfer Out
To Disconnect While Recording:
STOP current
message by
pressing:
Select
Transfer Out/
Disconnect
by pressing:
Disconnect
by pressing:
7
6
Transferring Out of the PhoneMail System
You can transfer out of the PhoneMail system to the operator or to another
extension.
To Transfer Out of the PhoneMail System:
Do one of
the following:
(Transfer to)
operator.
Select
Transfer Out/
Disconnect
by pressing:
7
Transfer /
Out by
pressing:
0
Dial extension
to transfer to.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
After the
system
confirms the
extension or
name,
press:
Press:
Dial the name to
transfer to until
recognized.*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be a subscriber.
Disconnect/Transfer Out
7-3
Transferring to a Fax Server
The transfer-to-fax server feature lets subscribers access their fax messages
by transferring to a fax server access number (defined in the subscriber’s
class of service).
To Transfer to a Fax Server:
Select
Transfer Out/
Disconnect
by pressing:
7
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4
Transfer to
fax server.
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Chapter 8 Features for
Callers
Summary of Features for Callers
This chapter describes how callers can leave messages for PhoneMail
subscribers. It also describes features they can use after their calls are
forwarded into the PhoneMail system.
Tell your callers they can:
•
Leave a message for you three ways (see “Leaving Messages for
PhoneMail Subscribers” on page 8-2):
2. They can be transferred into your mailbox by a third party.
3. They can access your mailbox and leave messages without ringing
your telephone (using the guest or the telecommunications device
for the deaf [TDD] access number).
•
Skip personal greetings (see “Skipping Personal Greetings” on
page 8-3).
•
Replay or re-record a message (see “Replaying Messages While
Recording” on page 8-4).
•
Cancel message delivery (see “Canceling Message Delivery or Rerecording a Message” on page 8-4).
•
Leave urgent messages (see “Leaving Urgent Messages for
Subscribers” on page 8-5).
•
Transfer out of the PhoneMail system (see “Transferring Out of the
PhoneMail System” on page 8-5).
•
Camp on to a busy extension (see “Camping On to a Busy Extension”
on page 8-6).
Note: Ask your system administrator if the camp on feature is
available.
Features for Callers
8-1
8. Features for Callers
1. Their call can be answered by the PhoneMail system.
•
Select a language, if the multilingual feature is available.
to replay a recorded message,
Note: The caller must know to press
cancel delivery, re-record, or mark urgent; otherwise the system
will not offer these options.
Leaving Messages for PhoneMail
Subscribers
A caller can leave a message for a PhoneMail subscriber the following
ways:
•
Their call can be answered by the PhoneMail system.
Usually, a caller dials a telephone number to talk to the subscriber. If
the telephone is busy or unattended, or if the subscriber’s telephone is
system- or station-forwarded to the system, the system answers the call.
The caller hears the subscriber’s greeting and can leave a message.
•
Callers can be transferred to another mailbox.
Caller A, upon reaching B, can be transferred (by B) to C’s mailbox,
depending on the system capabilities.
B presses FLASH, dials PhoneMail access, then dials C by extension
number or name.
When B hangs up, Caller A is transferred automatically to C’s mailbox.
Caller A can then listen to C’s personal greeting and leave a message.
1. A calls B.
A
B
3. A is then connected
to C’s mailbox.
Note:
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2. B answers,
presses FLASH,
dials PhoneMail access,
dials C, and
hangs up.
C
Ask your system administrator for the access number for
transferring callers to the PhoneMail system.
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Callers can access a mailbox directly, without ringing the subscriber’s
telephone, then leave messages (using a guest or TDD access number).
The system prompts the caller to dial the subscriber’s extension or
name. The caller then hears the subscriber’s greeting and leaves a
message.
Callers using a guest access number must use a touch-tone telephone.
When using TDD access, a caller must use a touch-tone telephone and
a TDD.
Skipping Personal Greetings
To Skip a Personal Greeting:
Note:
After you hear
the tone, record
your message.
1
Depending on the subscriber’s class of service (COS), you cannot
skip some greetings. You must wait for the greeting to play entirely
before leaving a message.
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8-3
8. Features for Callers
After you have accessed
the subscriber’s mailbox,
the subscriber’s personal
greeting begins to play.
To skip the personal
greeting and go directly
to the recording tone,
press:
Replaying Messages While Recording
To Replay a Message You Are Recording:
Record
message.
After or during
recording,
press:
Select one.
Press:
7
1
3
Replay
the message.
Continue Recording
the message.
Canceling Message Delivery or
Re-recording a Message
To Cancel or Re-record a Message:
Record
message.
After or during
recording,
press:
Select one.
Press:
Cancel
the message.
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Cancel the message
and re-record.
Leaving Urgent Messages for
Subscribers
An urgent message is delivered to the top of the receiver’s message queue.
To Mark a Message Urgent:
Record
message.
After
recording,
press:
Select one.
Press:
Mark
Urgent.
3
Continue without
marking the message.
Callers can press 0 to transfer to the operator, to another extension, or to
a personal referral extension (if specified). They do this during or after the
personal greeting, or while leaving a message.
To Transfer Out of the PhoneMail System:
Do one of
the following:
Transfer to a
personal referral extension.
Transfer
Out, press:
0
Dial the extension
to transfer to.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Dial the name to
transfer to until
recognized.*
Press:
0
Press:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
After the
system
confirms the
extension or
name,
press:
Transfer
to operator.
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a subscriber on this PhoneMail system.
Note:
Ask your system administrator if this feature is available.
Features for Callers
8-5
8. Features for Callers
Transferring Out of the PhoneMail
System
Camping On to a Busy Extension
Sometimes an internal caller on a ROLMphone telephone system calls a
subscriber and gets forwarded to the system because the line is busy. On
some Siemens systems, the caller can camp on to the subscriber’s line. This
is useful when a caller needs to talk to a subscriber immediately instead of
leaving a message.
To Camp On to a Subscriber’s Line:
After the system
answers your call
and you hear the
personal greeting,
press:
1
Hang up your
telephone.
When both parties are
available, their telephones
ring automatically to
complete the call.
A
A
B
Note: This feature is available to internal callers who have PhoneMail
systems integrated with Siemens 9751 CBX or Hicom 300 E CS
systems only.
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Chapter 9 PhoneMail
System Options
The PIE Option
PhoneMail Information Exchange (PIE)1 supplies message notification
between the PhoneMail system and host computer systems:
•
When you receive text messages on your computer system, you are
notified through the PhoneMail system’s message waiting indicators.
When you listen to your messages, you hear the voice prompt:
“You have new text messages as of <time and date of the last text
message received>. You have <n> new PhoneMail messages.”
•
Similarly, when you receive voice messages, you are notified with an
indicator on your computer system.
PhoneMail Network and AMIS Analog
Networking Options
•
The PhoneMail network option permits voice messaging among
predefined PhoneMail systems of an organization. The systems can
group messages for delivery at off-peak hours.
•
The PhoneMail audio messaging interchange specification (AMIS)
Analog networking option permits voice messaging between your
PhoneMail system and any other voice-processing systems that support
AMIS Analog networking. Ask your system administrator if this option
is installed.
These networking options do not change local PhoneMail messaging.
1
2
Ask your system administrator if the PIE option is installed.
Your system administrator decides which subscribers may use these networking
options. Ask your system administrator if these options are installed.
PhoneMail System Options
9-1
9. PhoneMail System
Options
Your PhoneMail system may have one or both of the following networking
options2 that let you send and forward messages to, and answer messages
from, other voice-messaging subscribers:
Addressing PhoneMail Network Messages
To send messages to other PhoneMail subscribers in the PhoneMail
network, you must know the addressing plan. Check with your system
administrator for the addressing plan.
Check with your system administrator if you are unable to address a
network message to a remote subscriber by name. Your system
administrator determines which, if any, remote subscribers can be
addressed by name.
Delivery Options for PhoneMail Network
Messages
Note: This section does not apply to AMIS Analog messages.
PhoneMail systems with the PhoneMail network option offer two types of
message delivery, regular and special (expedited).
•
With regular delivery, the PhoneMail system groups messages and
sends them at scheduled times set by your system administrator.
•
With special delivery, the PhoneMail system attempts to deliver the
message as soon as possible, usually within 2 to 10 minutes. Delivery
can take longer than 10 minutes if network lines are not available or if
all PhoneMail channels are busy.
Note: Use regular delivery whenever possible to reduce communications
costs.
Addressing AMIS Analog Messages
To use the AMIS Analog networking feature, you must know the
addressing plan to send messages to other voice-processing subscribers.
Check with your system administrator to learn the AMIS Analog
addressing plan for your local system.
Customer-Impact
In the United Kingdom, ensure that network, AMIS public switched
telephone network (PSTN), and tie line telephone numbers are not
published in the telephone directories issued by the public network
company.
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Recording and Sending a PhoneMail Network
Message
To Record and Send a PhoneMail Network Message:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Record by
pressing:
After you hear
the tone, record
your message.
When you are
finished recording,
press:
Press:
After the system
confirms the
correct address,
press:
Dial the name
of the remote
subscriber
until recognized.*
After the system
confirms the
correct extension,
press:**
1
Dial the PhoneMail
network address.
Address
by number:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
or
Press:
Address
by name:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Regular delivery.
3
Special delivery.
6
Cancel message.
For Urgent
delivery, press:
3
This expedites
network message
transmission.
For more on recording messages, refer to “Recording or Re-recording Messages” on
page 4-4.
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a subscriber on the remote system.
** If the last and first names are not recognized as unique, press the star key. The
system then asks you to choose from a list of names matching the one you dialed.
After you choose, the system verifies your entry. Check with your system
administrator if you cannot address a remote subscriber by name.
PhoneMail System Options
9-3
9. PhoneMail System
Options
Select one.
Press:
Recording and Sending an AMIS Analog
Networking Message
To Record and Send an AMIS Analog Networking Message:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Record by
pressing:
After you hear
the tone, record
your message.
When you are
finished recording,
press:
1
Dial the AMIS Analog
network address.*
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
After the system
confirms the
correct address,
press:
Select one.
Press:
4
Future delivery.**
6
Cancel message.
For more on recording messages, refer to “Recording or Re-recording Messages” on
page 4-4.
* Messages to remote AMIS Analog network sites cannot be addressed by name.
** Future delivery is the only special delivery option for AMIS Analog messages. For more on
sending future delivery messages, refer to “Future Delivery Options” on page 4-7.
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Listening to PhoneMail Network or AMIS Analog
Messages
Listen to PhoneMail network or AMIS Analog messages the same way you
listen to local messages.
The message header tells you the sender’s network address and possibly the
sender’s name and site location (the header does not include the remote
subscriber’s name for AMIS Analog messages).
To Listen to PhoneMail Network and AMIS Analog Messages:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From the home
state, select
Listen by
pressing:
3
To replay the
message header,*
press:
The system plays
your messages.
You can control
speed and volume.
7
7
For a full list of listening
controls, see “Listening
Control Features” on
page 3-3.
* You can replay the message header to find out when a PhoneMail network message
was created (the time is adjusted to your local time).
(For AMIS Analog messages you can only hear when the message was received,
not when it was created.)
Other PhoneMail network and AMIS Analog features let you use the
following services the same as for standard PhoneMail messages. You can:
•
Automatically answer a message sent to you (refer to “Answering a
Message Directly to a Sender’s Mailbox” on page 3-6).
•
Forward any message, except those marked private (refer to
“Forwarding a Message” on page 3-7).
•
Include PhoneMail network and AMIS Analog addresses in personal
and system distribution lists (refer to “Using Personal Distribution
Lists” on page 6-4).
PhoneMail System Options
9-5
9. PhoneMail System
Options
Using Other PhoneMail Network and AMIS
Analog Features
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Chapter 10 PhoneMail
Applications for TDD
Subscribers
Using the PhoneMail System with a
TDD
This chapter describes how speech- and hearing-impaired users can operate
the PhoneMail system. The following items are required:
•
A dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) telephone
•
A telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD)
•
A PhoneMail TDD access number
•
TDD system support
You can use a TDD able to transmit DTMF and receive TDD tones at the
same time. If so, your TDD must have DTMF
and
keys.
Note:
To improve TDD performance, adjust your telephone’s volume
control to its highest setting.
TDD Features
Most PhoneMail features are available to TDD users for reading and
responding to TDD PhoneMail prompts1. Some features include:
Reading your messages
•
Deleting or saving your messages
•
Leaving a message for another mailbox
•
Changing your answering options
•
Creating a distribution list
•
Outcalling to a pager
1
Refer to “PhoneMail Abbreviations for TDD Prompts” on page 10-5.
PhoneMail Applications for TDD Subscribers
10-1
10. Applications for
TDD Subscribers
•
•
Camping on to another extension (for PhoneMail systems integrated
with a Siemens CBX or Hicom 300 E CS only)
These features are not available with TDD:
•
Volume control
•
Speed control
•
Outcalling to a telephone or pager
If you enter a command that PhoneMail does not support or cannot process,
it tells you:
“INVALID COMMAND. PLS TRY AGAIN.”
Note: The actual wording of TDD prompts may vary slightly from those
described in this user guide.
Personal Greetings for TDD Users
All TDD users of the PhoneMail system must record a typed personal
greeting. Otherwise, TDD users who call your mailbox will get the
standard system voice greeting. In your personal greeting, tell callers how
long they have to leave a message.
Refer to “Using Personal Greetings” on page 5-4.
Recording Your Name for Your Mailbox
Your name can be recorded in both voice and TDD tones to permit callers
to receive both voice and TDD tones in your name header.
Refer to “Recording Your Name for Your Mailbox” on page 5-13.
The TDD Access Number
The TDD access number combines direct access and guest access (refer to
“Using TDD Access” on page 2-4). TDD callers can leave a message for
you by dialing the TDD access number, or you can access your own
mailbox through this number.
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Using a TDD to Access Your Mailbox
Use the TDD to read prompts and to type messages; use the telephone to
access PhoneMail options.
To Access the PhoneMail System Using TDD Access:
From Your Telephone:
Dial the TDD
access number;
place handset in
the TDD cradle.
When
prompted,
press:
When
prompted,
press:
When prompted,
dial your
password.
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
5
6
7
8
9
7
8
9
*
0
#
*
0
#
Press:
From a Remote Telephone:
Dial the TDD
access number;
place handset in
the TDD cradle.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
When
prompted,
press:
When prompted,
dial your extension
number or name,*
then press pound.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
+
When prompted,
dial your
password.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
Press:
* Dial last name, first name. Use 7 for Q and 9 for Z. The person must be
a PhoneMail subscriber.
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10. Applications for
TDD Subscribers
PhoneMail Applications for TDD Subscribers
Using Abbreviated Prompts
If you think it takes too long to read PhoneMail’s prompts on the TDD, or
if you are familiar with the PhoneMail system, you can use abbreviated
prompts.
To Change Your Prompt Level:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From home state,
select Mailbox
Options by
pressing:
9
Select
Prompt
Level,
press:
Select
Prompt
Level by
pressing:
Select one.
Press:
2
Abbreviated
prompts.
1
Standard
prompts.
2
The system
confirms which
type of prompt
you currently
receive.
Keep
Current
Prompts.
Using a TDD to Leave a PhoneMail
Message
To Leave a Message from an Internal or External Telephone:
Call the PhoneMail
system to access
your mailbox.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
0
#
From home,
state select
Record by
pressing:
When prompted,
type your
message*,
then press:
Follow the prompts to
address your message
and select delivery
options.**
1
* You have a specified maximum time to leave messages. When you start to run out of time
(within 15 seconds) the system warns you with a message. The system stops recording
when you exceed the maximum time. Keep track of the time.
Your system administrator specifies the maximum time to leave a message.
If you need more time to type messages, contact your system administrator.
Refer to “Addressing Messages After You Record” on page 4-5
and “Sending Messages After Recording and Addressing” on page 4-6.
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PhoneMail Abbreviations
The PhoneMail system uses several abbreviations in the TDD prompts,
including:
Table 10-1. PhoneMail Abbreviations for TDD Prompts
Abbreviation
Explanation of Abbreviations
CHG
Change (“YOU MAY CHG YOUR MAILBOX OPTIONS...”)
CO. OPR
Company operator (“YOU’LL BE XFERRED TO THE CO. OPR.”)
DELIV
Delivery (“FOR SPECIAL DELIV OPTIONS, DIAL 3.”)
DEST
Destination (“THIS MSG WILL BE SENT TO 2 DESTS.”)
EXT
Extension (“MSG 1 FROM MARY SMITH AT EXT 23240...”)
FWD
Forward (“TO FWD THIS MSG TO SOMEONE ELSE, DIAL 9.”)
GA
Go ahead (“RECORD YOUR MESSAGE AT GA.”)
HR
Hour (“DIAL THE TIME, IN 24 HR FORMAT.”)
MB
Mailbox (“YOUR MB IS FULL.”)
MAX
Maximum (“YOU HAVE EXCEEDED THE MAX NBR OF
DIGITS.”)
MSG
Message (“TO FWD THIS MSG TO SOMEONE ELSE, DIAL 9.”)
MSGS
Messages (“TO READ YOUR MSGS, DIAL 3.”)
MTH
Month (“YOU MAY ENTER DAYS OF WEEK OR DAYS OF
MTH.”)
NBR
Number (“DIAL THE PAGER ID NBR.”)
OPR
Operator (“TO XFER TO THE OPR, DIAL 0.”)
OPTS
Options (“TO CHG YOUR MB OPTS, DIAL 9.”)
PLS
Please (“PLS TRY AGAIN.”)
PW
Password (“TO CHANGE YOUR PW, DIAL 3.”)
PHN
Phone (“ENTER THE PHN NBR OF YOUR PAGER.”)
PM
PhoneMail (“TO TRANSFER OUT OF PM, DIAL 0.”)
REC’D
Received (“THE FOLLOWING MSG WAS REC’D AFTER...”)
RCRD
Record (“RCRD YOUR MSG AFTER THE ‘GA’.”)
REG
Regular (“FOR REG DELIV, DIAL POUND.”)
REPTD
Repeated (“FOR REPTD DELIV, DIAL 2.”)
Schedule (“TO CHG YOUR OUTCALLING SCHEDS, DIAL 5.”)
SECS
Seconds (“MESSAGES CAN BE NO LONGER THAN 200
SECS.”)
STD
Standard (“FOR STD PROMPTS, DIAL 1.”)
XFER
Transfer (“YOU MAY XFER OUT OF PM...”)
PhoneMail Applications for TDD Subscribers
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10. Applications for
TDD Subscribers
SCHED
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11. PhoneMail
Decision Tree
Chapter 11 PhoneMail
Decision Tree
PhoneMail Decision Tree
11-1
Decision
Tree
9 1
Skip to next
queue
1 Return
Regular Delivery
(cancel Special
Delivery)
Receipt
Dial your
direct
access
Record
1
Regular
Delivery
Enter
Record
Message
extensions or
distribution
lists,
Start over
6 Cancel
Enter
Enter
month
day
time
(1–12)
2 Repeated
(1–31)
1 Weekly
Delivery
Enter
Greetings
4 Keep
Delivery
2 Monthly
Regular
Delivery
Enter
Enter
days of
month
time
Mode
password,
3 Referral
6 Do Not Accept
Messages
Extension
Referral Extension
1 Re-record Name
4 Keep Name
Return to
Home State
number
(If at another
extension)
Enter ,
0 Transfer out
3 Review
3 Modify
Greeting
2 Alternate
contents of list
0 Call
Message
Sender
1 Add
Destinations
6 Delete
Destinations
9 Review
Destinations
Return to
Home State
1 Return
Receipt
(request or
cancel)
(mark or
cancel)
(mark or
cancel)
4 Future
6 Delete
Greeting
6 Delete
Destinations
Return to
Home State
Finished
Delivery
(schedule or
cancel)
Regular
Delivery
1 Personal
Distribution
Lists
Start over
2 Abbreviated
Standard
Level
1 Modify Entire Schedule
Standard
2 Prompt
4 Outcalling
Schedules
2 Modify Destination Type and Number
Abbreviated
1 Standard
Enter password
and
5 Raise
Volume
8 Lower
Enter a name
Volume
4 Transfer to
fax server
6 Disconnect
Notes:
Press 0 for help.
Some features shown here may not be available on your PhoneMail system.
Refer to the PhoneMail User Guide; obtain from your system administrator.
Shading is for visual aid only. Bold type indicates keyed input.
Voice-Activated Call Routing: When using this feature, wait for the prompt and
the <beep> before speaking because speech commands do not override system prompts.
9 Forward
7
3 Urgent
1 Regular
Operator
extension,
Destinations
1 Create
Finished
Finished
1 Answer
2 Private
1 Add
3 Modify Active Days
Abbreviated
Enter
Return to
Home State
Transfer Out/
Disconnect 7
Internal
(busy)
Greeting
9 Review
of PhoneMail
password,
Continue to
next Message
Telephone
3 Password
Mailbox options 9
extension
number
or name, ,
Delivery
options
Delivery
4 Keep Current
Name
3 Change
6 Delete
Extension
4 Record
2 Change
Destinations
1 am
1 Change Referral
8
Message
2 Change
Answer Telephone
2 Do not answer
1 Re-record
External
(no answer)
Greeting
Which
Greeting
Answers
4 Accept
number
(If at your
own
extension)
Enter , ,
password,
2 pm
1 Change
Regular
Greeting
3 Select
Message
Answering
options
1 am
6 Change to
2 Answering
Enter
Enter
(from
beginning)
2 Skip to next
message
2 pm
Alternate
Greeting
System Greeting
4 Save
7 3 Replay
Future
Delivery/
outgoing
message
headers
and
messages
Continue
6 Delete
2 pm
days of time
week
(1–31)
2 Change
Current
Greeting
Home
State
or
or
or
or
1 am
(1–8)
6 Cancel
1 Change
New
Greeting
1 Personal
or
or
TDD
access
Regular
Delivery
1 Record
extension
number
or name, ,
password,
Dial your
Enter
Delivery
(If at another
extension)
Enter your
callback
access
Delivery
Delivery
Instructions
number
Dial your
Delivery
4 Future
3 Special
Enter names
1 One-time
2 Private
3 Urgent
(If at your
own
extension)
Enter ,
password,
Incoming
message
headers and
messages
Listen 3
5 Playback
Options
Return to
Home State
9 Increase Speed
of Message
7 Decrease Speed
of Message
Save
Cancel
4 Modify Active Times
1 Create/
Modify a
Schedule
6 Delete
Schedule
9 Review
Schedule
4 Outcalling
Schedules
ON/OFF
Return to
Home State
1 All
5 Modify Message Type
6 Modify Time Frequency
Return to Home State
1 Schedule 1 ON/OFF
2 Schedule 2 ON/OFF
3 Schedule 3 ON/OFF
8 Turn all ON
9 Turn all OFF
Return to Home State
2 Urgent
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•
Speech commands work best when there is little background noise; a
headset works better than a speaker phone.
•
Speech commands are equivalent to keypad commands. Wait for the
tone, then say your command.
•
You must wait for the prompt and the <beep> before speaking, because
speech commands do not override system prompts. (There is no speech
recognition during voice prompts, playback, or during record.)
•
The voice-activated call routing feature prompts you to press keys, but
recognizes voice commands (refer to “Example Direct Access Caller
Interface” on page 12-3). (Voice prompts and decision trees remain the
same.)
•
Other than during message recording, silence time-out will hang up on
internal callers and transfer to the operator on external callers.
•
There is no user-trainable speech recognition, continuous (connected)
speech recognition, or alphabet recognition (name dialing).
•
Playback speed and volume control must be controlled through
Mailbox options.
Accessing PhoneMail with Voice-Activated Call
Routing
•
During PhoneMail logon, the system prompts for key presses, but lets
you say or dial the access number and password. (Use care when saying
your password if you wish to keep it a secret.)
•
After PhoneMail logon, the system prompts for key presses, but still
recognizes speech; however, upon receiving any dual-tone modulation
frequency (DTMF) tone the system turns OFF voice-activated call
routing and expects DTMF tones thereafter.
Voice-Activated Call Routing
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12. Voice-Activated
Call Routing
General Usage of Voice-Activated Call
Routing
•
For extension dialing, you are prompted for each digit. (Refer to
“Example Direct Access Caller Interface” on page 12-3.)
•
If your system has the multilingual feature, voice-activated call routing
recognizes German when the PhoneMail system is playing German
prompts, and English when the PhoneMail system is playing English
prompts. Refer to “English / German Voice Commands” on page 12-4.
•
If direct access has voice-activated call routing, the outcalling interface
will need it, too, assuming the subscriber requires it. The outcalling
interface will handle both speech and DTMF recognition, as with direct
access.
Recording Messages with Voice-Activated Call
Routing
•
Record options include: record a message, stop recording, rerecord,
delete, transfer to operator, leave a message for another subscriber, and
access own mailbox.
•
Because you cannot end a record session with the stop
key or voice
command, you must end a record session with a silence time-out.
Remain silent until the system prompts for the next input. Upon silence
time-out, you are offered the usual delivery options; wait for the prompt
and beep, and then say your choice.
A caller without DTMF cannot transfer using system prompts, so
subscribers should tell external callers, through the external greeting, how
to use silence time-out to end their message or transfer to the operator.
Table 12-1 on page 12-3 shows an example of direct access caller interface.
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Example Direct Access Caller Interface
Table 12-1 is an example sequence that demonstrates the voice-activated
call routing interface for direct access. A trained PhoneMail subscriber
calls from an external phone without DTMF. (The subscriber’s mailbox is
set for abbreviated prompts.)
Caller
PhoneMail System Response
Dials direct access
number
“Three”
“Two”
“Seven”
“Seven”
“Enter”
or “Pound”
“Hello. This is the PhoneMail system. Dial your extension and push pound.” <beep>
<beep>
<beep>
<beep>
<beep>
“You dialed Rachel Thompson of extension three, two,
seven, seven. If this is correct, dial your password and
push pound. If not, push star.” <beep>
<beep>
<beep>
<beep>
<beep>
“To listen, push three, record, push one, change answering options, push eight, change mailbox options, push
nine, transfer, push seven zero, disconnect, push seven
six. If you need help, push zero.” <beep>
“You have one new message. Message one was received
at eleven-fifteen a.m. today.” “Hi Rachel! How about
lunch...” “To delete push six, save, push four, replay,
push seven three.” <beep>
“This message will be deleted when you hang up. To
continue, push pound, forward, push nine.” <beep>
“To listen, push three, record, push one, change answering options, push eight, change mailbox options, push
nine, transfer, push seven zero, disconnect, push seven
six. If you need help, push zero.” <beep>
“Record message at the tone...”
“Seven”
“Seven”
“Three”
“Four”
“Enter”
or “Pound”
“Listen”
or “Three”
“Delete”
or “Six”
“Enter”
or “Pound”
“Record”
or “One”
Voice-Activated Call Routing
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Call Routing
Table 12-1. Example Direct Access Caller Interface
English / German Voice Commands
Table 12-2 shows the English and German voice commands and the
corresponding PhoneMail commands.
Table 12-2.
English/German Command / PhoneMail Command
English
command word
German
command word
“zero” or “oh”
“one”
“two”
“three”
“four”
“five”
“six”
“seven”
“eight”
“nine”
“star”
“pound”
“help”
“record”
“skip”
“listen”
“save”
“delete”
“yes”
“no”
“stop”
“enter”
“null”
“eins”
“zwo”
“drei”
“vier”
“fuenf”
“sechs”
“seiben”
“acht”
“forward”
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“stern”
“quadrat”
“hilfe”
“halt”
“ende”
“eingabe”
PhoneMail
command
Phone Mail
command
key
help
record
skip
listen
save
delete
yes
no
stop
enter
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
*
#
0
1
2
3
4
6
#
*
*
#
forward
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Glossary
This glossary defines terms and abbreviations as they are used in this guide.
If you do not find the term you are looking for, refer to the index or the table
of contents.
A
abbreviated prompts. Phonemail prompts that are shorter and more
concise than standard prompts, selected in mailbox options. Contrast with
standard prompt.
alternate greeting. A personal greeting that can be substituted for the
regular greetings on three personal-greeting systems. When activated, the
alternate greeting answers all calls. Depending on the subscriber’s COS,
the alternate greeting cannot be skipped. Contrast with regular greeting.
AMIS. Audio messaging interchange specification.
answering options. One of five branches of the PhoneMail system that
can be accessed from home state. The answering options branch permits
subscribers to change their personal greeting, answering mode, and
personal referral extension, and to record their names for use in their
personal mailboxes.
audio messaging interchange specification. A networking protocol
that allows remote voice-messaging systems made by different
manufacturers to communicate.
B
broken dial tone. Intermittent dial tone that acts as a message waiting
indicator when new PhoneMail messages are waiting.
Glossary
G-1
Glossary
AMIS Analog networking feature. A PhoneMail option that permits
subscribers to send, receive, and reply to AMIS messages. AMIS messages
are messages sent to, or received from, AMIS equipped voice-messaging
systems. See also AMIS.
C
callback access. The process by which subscribers access their
PhoneMail mailboxes from their own telephone using a preprogrammed
callback or repdial button. Contrast with direct access.
cascade outcalling. A feature that permits a system outcall to multiple
destinations within an outcall schedule.
control features. Options a subscriber or caller can use while listening
to or recording messages. When requested, the system prompts give
instruction on what the control features are, such as skip, save, delete, stop,
and replay.
D
DDS keys. direct destination select keys.
direct access. The process by which subscribers access their PhoneMail
mailboxes from their own telephone or from a remote telephone. Contrast
with callback access, guest access, forwarded access, and TDD access.
direct access number. The designated telephone number that
subscribers dial to access the PhoneMail system directly.
direct destination select (DDS) keys. Keys that give a user access to
one-key dialing of a preprogrammed number or function. Also referred to
as repdial (repertory dial) keys.
distribution list. A list of extension numbers or names that PhoneMail
subscribers can send messages to simultaneously by dialing a single
number (the distribution list number).
DTMF. Dual-tone modulation frequency.
dual-tone modulation frequency (DTMF). Push-button telephone tones.
E
enhanced multilingual. A PhoneMail option that lets callers select from
six core languages after a call is forwarded to PhoneMail. When the caller
selects a language, PhoneMail prompts play in the selected language
instead of the called mailbox’s language.
expedited message delivery. A PhoneMail network option that lets a
subscriber send a message to another subscriber at a remote site in two to
ten minutes (in most cases).
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extension number. A group of one to seven numbers that identifies a
subscriber mailbox, call processing mailbox, or specific telephone.
extension-only system. A PhoneMail system in which subscribers can
only access their mailboxes and address messages by keying in their
mailbox extension numbers. Contrast with name-only system.
F
FIFO. First-in first-out.
first-in-first-out (FIFO). A queuing technique in which the next item to
be retrieved is the item that has been in the queue for the longest time.
flash. The flash feature on a telephone places a call in progress on
temporary hold and alerts the CBX that you wish to access a feature or dial
a second party. The temporary hold lasts only until you hang up or
reconnect to the call, or for a predetermined time. If you activate the flash
feature during a call and then hang up, the call immediately rings back on
your phone.
G
greeting. The prerecorded message heard by callers who reach the
PhoneMail system. It is either a system greeting or a personal greeting.
guest access. The process by which callers and subscribers call in to the
PhoneMail system to leave a message in a subscriber’s mailbox. Callers
and subscribers do not call the subscriber directly, but dial the PhoneMail
system guest access number, then the subscriber’s name or extension to
leave the message. Contrast with direct access, callback access, forwarded
access, and TDD access.
guest access number. The designated telephone number callers and
subscribers dial to leave messages in a subscriber’s mailbox without calling
the subscriber directly.
H
header.
See message header.
Glossary
G-3
Glossary
forwarded access. The process of dialing a subscriber’s extension, being
forwarded to the PhoneMail system, and automatically reaching the
subscriber’s PhoneMail mailbox when the telephone is busy, unattended,
or in do-not-disturb mode. Contrast with direct access and guest access.
home state. The starting point in the PhoneMail system, reached (for
example) by dialing the PhoneMail direct access number, subscriber
extension and subscriber password. From home state, the subscriber can
enter one of the five branches: listen, record, answering options, mailbox
options, or transfer out.
M
mailbox. A depository in the PhoneMail system assigned to each
subscriber that permits the subscriber to send and receive PhoneMail
messages.
mailbox number. The number used to access a subscriber’s mailbox.
The mailbox number is usually the same as the subscriber’s extension
number.
mailbox options. One of five branches of the PhoneMail system that can
be accessed from home state. The mailbox options branch permits
subscribers to set up their personal distribution lists, change their prompt
levels, change their password, set up outcalling, or change playback
control.
message header. A statement preceding a PhoneMail message that tells
subscribers the date and time the message was received, the extension from
which it was received, and the name of the caller (if the message is from a
subscriber on the same PhoneMail system).
message queue. The chronological sequence of received messages
stored in a subscriber’s mailbox. There are six separate queues: text
messages, returned messages, new messages, old messages, outgoing
messages, and future delivery messages.
message waiting indicator. A broken dial tone and/or visual indicator
(such as a blinking LED) of a new message in the subscriber’s mailbox.
multilingual. (See enhanced multilingual.)
must-answer extension. An extension at which someone is available to
answer callers who have reached a subscriber’s PhoneMail mailbox but
who want to speak to someone directly.
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N
name-only system. A PhoneMail system in which subscribers access
their mailboxes and address messages by keying in their names on the
telephone keypad, last name first. The number 7 is used for Q and the
number 9 for Z.
new message. A message (including urgent messages) received but not
listened to by the subscriber.
normal message delivery. A feature of the PhoneMail network that lets
a subscriber send a network message to a subscriber at a remote site at a
time defined by the system.
O
old message.
A message listened to and saved by the subscriber.
outgoing message. A message that a subscriber records during the
current PhoneMail session but that is not sent until the subscriber ends the
PhoneMail session.
P
password. A sequence of alphanumeric characters that must be entered
to gain access to PhoneMail features. See system administrator password
and subscriber password.
personal distribution list. A list of extensions set up and maintained by
a PhoneMail subscriber for their personal use and used to send the same
message to the mailbox of each subscriber on the list simultaneously.
personal greeting. A greeting recorded by the subscriber that conveys
helpful information to callers and replaces the system greeting. Callers hear
this greeting when they are forwarded to the subscriber’s mailbox.
personal mailbox.
See mailbox.
Glossary
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Glossary
outcalling. A feature designed to notify subscribers who are away from
their telephones that new voice messages exist in their PhoneMail mailbox.
The system does this by calling the subscriber at a predetermined telephone
number.
personal referral extension. A mailbox option that permits subscribers
to set up an extension number to which callers are transferred if they want
to talk to someone instead of leaving a PhoneMail message. Siemens
suggests that the personal referral extension also be a must-answer
extension.
PhoneMail Information Exchange (PIE). An PhoneMail option that
supplies message notification between the PhoneMail system and a host
computer system.
PhoneMail network option. An option that permits PhoneMail
subscribers to send and receive messages among other PhoneMail systems
in a network.
PhoneMail system. A computer-controlled, voice processing system
that stores voice messages for later retrieval. It can answer calls and route
callers to an extension, an attendant, an automatic call distribution group,
or an information mailbox.
PIE.
PhoneMail Information Exchange.
private message. A special delivery option for sending messages. A
message marked private cannot be forwarded to other subscribers.
prompt level. A mailbox option that permits a subscriber to choose
either abbreviated or standard prompts.
prompts. Verbal instructions given by the PhoneMail system to
subscribers and callers.
Q
queue. A list of messages waiting to be processed. Queued messages are
generally handled on a first-in-first-out basis.
R
referral extension.
See personal referral extension.
regular delivery. The method of sending a message without specifying
a special delivery option. Contrast with special delivery.
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regular greeting. Personal greetings that can be activated in the
PhoneMail system to answer subscribers’ calls. The two regular greetings
can include one greeting to answer external calls and one greeting to
answer internal calls. Another option is to have one greeting to answer calls
when the subscriber is away from the telephone and another greeting to
answer calls when the subscriber is using the telephone. The system
administrator configures greeting capabilities.
repdial (repertory dial) keys. Keys that give a user access to one-key
dialing of a preprogrammed number or function. Also referred to as direct
destination select (DDS) keys.
return receipt. A special delivery option available when sending
messages. When a message is marked for return receipt, the sender receives
a notification indicating when the message was listened to.
returned message. A return receipt or a message sent back because the
system could not deliver it.
S
A message listened to and saved by the subscriber.
special delivery. The method of sending a message in which a return
receipt, private, urgent, or future delivery options are specified. Contrast
with regular delivery.
speech recognition.
See voice-activated call routing.
speed level. A mailbox option that permits a subscriber to choose how
fast or slow PhoneMail messages are played.
standard prompt. A full-length PhoneMail instruction that is longer
and more complete than an abbreviated prompt. The prompt level is a
personal option that can be changed. Contrast with abbreviated prompt.
station forwarding. A telephone system feature, enabled by subscribers
on an extension-to-extension basis, that lets individual subscribers direct
calls to the PhoneMail system without calls first having to ring at their
extensions.
subscriber.
A person who has a PhoneMail mailbox in the system.
subscriber password. A number of 1 to 24 digits that subscribers can
set up and use to access their PhoneMail mailboxes. It serves as a security
measure to prevent unauthorized access.
Glossary
G-7
Glossary
saved message.
system administrator. The employee at your site who configures,
monitors, and maintains the PhoneMail system. Also responsible for
generating reports and communicating with Siemens service providers.
system distribution list. A list of subscriber extensions, set up and
maintained by the system administrator, that can be used by all subscribers
to send the same message to all subscribers on the list.
system forwarding. A telephone system feature that transfers calls
automatically to the PhoneMail system when the extension called is busy,
unattended (ring-no-answer), or in the do not disturb mode.
system greeting. The greeting that the PhoneMail system plays to
callers when no personal greeting is recorded.
T
TDD.
Telecommunications device for the deaf.
TDD access. The process by which TDD callers and TDD subscribers
call the PhoneMail system to leave messages for TDD subscribers or to
access their mailboxes from their own telephone or remote telephone.
Compare with direct access and guest access.
TDD access number. The designated telephone number that TDD
subscribers dial to access the PhoneMail system directly.
TDD subscriber. A PhoneMail subscriber who uses a TDD to access the
PhoneMail system features.
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD). A small terminal-like
machine that connects to a telephone and transmits and interprets modemlike signals. The TDD translates the signals to or from printed text, which
when received is then either displayed or printed. The TDD feature for the
PhoneMail system permits deaf, hearing-impaired, and speech-impaired
subscribers to use the PhoneMail system.
telephone answering. A term describing a major function of the
PhoneMail system: automatically answering subscribers’ telephones when
they are on the telephone or away from their desks. Callers can be routed
to a specific subscriber’s mailbox, where they hear a personal greeting and
where they can leave detailed, confidential messages without any special
knowledge of the system.
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text message. A message notification between the PhoneMail system
and external electronic mail systems. Subscribers using PIE have a
PhoneMail system indicator added to their screen when PhoneMail voice
messages are received.
U
urgent message. A message marked for urgent delivery is placed at the
beginning of the recipient’s new message queue. The message is identified
as urgent to the recipient.
V
volume level. A mailbox option that permits a subscriber to choose how
loudly PhoneMail messages and prompts are played.
Glossary
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Glossary
voice-activated call routing. The voice-activated call routing feature
(speech recognition) is available for direct, guest, user, and call processing
accesses. When this feature is installed, the system prompts all direct and
guest access callers for speech but turns off voice-activated call routing
(after log in) upon receiving a DTMF tone. Voice-activated call routing
prompts the caller to speak by playing a tone at the end of each voice
prompt.
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Index
A
abbreviated prompts, using 6-6
abbreviations for TDD prompts 10-5
access types 2-2
Activated 12-1
addressing messages 4-5
alternate greeting, changing 5-10
AMIS Analog option
addressing, overview 9-2
defined 9-1
listening to messages 9-5
other features 9-5
recording, sending message 9-4
answering a message 3-6
answering mode, selecting 5-11
answering options 5-1
Audio Messaging Interchange Specification, see AMIS
C
D
decision tree
definition, how to use 1-5
decision trees
answering options
one personal greeting 5-2
three personal greetings 5-3
disconnect, transfer out
feature 7-2
listen feature 3-2
record feature 4-2
default password, changing 2-5
definitions
address 1-4
decision tree 1-5
distribution list 1-4
header 1-4
home state 1-4
mailbox 1-4
message 1-4
message header 1-4
password 1-4
queues 1-8
definitions of terms G-1
deleting distribution lists 6-6
direct access
defined 2-2
using 2-3
Index
I-1
Index
call answering, summary 2-11
callback access
defined 2-2
using 2-4
caller features
camping on 8-6
canceling a message 8-4
leaving messages 8-2
replaying while recording 8-4
re-recording message 8-4
skipping greeting 8-3
summary 8-1
transfer to another mailbox 8-2
transferring out of system 8-5
urgent messages 8-5
camping on a busy line 8-6
canceling message delivery 3-11,
4-9
cascade outcalling
to a pager 6-17
changing
alternate greeting 5-10
delivery options, outgoing 3-10
destinations, outgoing 3-9
referral extension 5-12
regular greetings 5-9
continuing to next message 3-8
control features
while listening 3-3
while recording 4-3
creating distribution lists 6-5
disconnecting from system 7-3
distribution lists
creating 6-5
deleting 6-6
modifying 6-5
reviewing contents 6-6
selecting feature 6-4
DTMF and voice-activated call
routing 12-3
E
ending PhoneMail session,
summary 2-9
English / German commands 12-4
enhanced multilingual feature
definition 2-12
language selection 1-2, 2-12
exiting the PhoneMail system 7-1
extended-absence greeting 5-6
F
fax messages 7-4
feature summary
for callers 1-3
for subscribers 1-2
first time mailbox setup 2-5
forced password expiration 6-7
forwarding a message 3-6, 3-7
forwarding calls to PhoneMail 5-11
future delivery
one-time schedules 4-7
repeated schedules 4-8
G
glossary G-1
greeting
alternate greeting 5-7
busy / no-answer set up 5-8
busy greeting 5-7
default system 5-4
examples 5-4
extended-absence 5-6
external regular 5-7
internal / external set up 5-8
I-2
internal regular 5-7
ring / no-answer (RNA)
greeting 5-7
RNA (ring no-answer)
greeting 5-7
see also personal greetings 5-1
setting up internal/external 5-8
greetings
skipping 8-3
guest access
defined 2-2
using 2-3
H
help, accessing 1-3
how to use instructions 1-7
how to use this manual vii
I
initial mailbox setup 2-5
instructions, example step-bystep 1-7
instructions, how to use 1-7
L
leaving the PhoneMail system 7-1
listen feature decision tree 3-2
listening to additional messages 3-8
M
mailbox header 5-13
mailbox name, recording 2-6, 5-13
mailbox setup 2-5
manual, how to use vii
map,decision tree 1-5
message expiration 3-6
message queues
defined 1-8
message waiting notification
by PIE 2-12
by telephone 2-11
for multiple-extension
mailbox 2-12
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summary 2-11
using outcalling 2-12
modifying distribution lists 6-5
monthly future delivery 4-8
multilingual, see enhanced multilingual feature 2-12
multiple-extension mailbox message
waiting notification 2-12
must-answer line, see referral extension
N
name, recording 5-13
networking options 9-1
notification, see message waiting notification
O
P
Password
forced expiration 6-7
password
changing 6-7
changing default 2-5
trivial 6-7
personal distribution lists, see distribution lists
personal greetings
example 5-4
Q
queues, see message queues
R
re-addressing outgoing messages
3-9
Index
I-3
Index
one-time future delivery 4-7
other phone messaging systems 9-1
outcalling
activating schedule 6-12
creating schedule 6-9, 6-10
deactivating schedule 6-12
defined 6-8
deleting schedule 6-11
modifying schedule 6-11
repeated to a pager 6-17
reviewing schedule 6-12
selecting feature 6-8
outcalls
receiving 6-13
first time setup 2-6
one greeting system
recording 5-6
TDD 10-2
three greeting system
recording alternate
greeting 5-10
recording personal
greetings 5-9
recording regular greetings
5-9
selecting greeting to
answer 5-11
using 5-4
personal greetings, using 5-9
personal referral extension, see referral extension
PhoneMail access types 2-2
PhoneMail network option
addressing, overview 9-2
defined 9-1
delivery options, overview 9-2
listening to messages 9-5
other features 9-5
recording, sending message 9-3
PhoneMail system help,
accessing 1-3
PhoneSpell, using 2-10
playback options
changing speed
personal default 6-16
temporarily 6-16
changing volume
personal default 6-15
temporarily 6-14
prompt level, changing 6-6
prompts 1-3
receiving outcall notification 6-13
recording messages 4-4
recording your mailbox name 2-6
recording your name 5-13, 10-2
referral extension 5-12
changing 5-12
initial setup 2-8
regular delivery, using 4-6
regular greetings, changing 5-9
remote subscriber 9-2
repeated future delivery 4-8
replying to a message 3-6
requirements, TDD 10-1
re-recording outgoing messages 3-9
returned messages
reasons for return 4-9
specifying options 4-9
reviewing contents of distribution
lists 6-6
ROLMfax, transfer to 7-4
S
scheduling outcalling 6-9, 6-10
selecting answering mode 5-11
selecting outcalling 6-8
selecting which greeting answers
5-11
sending messages
AMIS Analog network 9-4
PhoneMail network 9-3
regular delivery 4-6
special delivery 4-6
setting up internal / external
greetings 5-8
skipping greetings, caller features
8-3
special delivery
options defined 4-6
requesting 4-6
speed of playback, changing 6-16
standard prompts, using 6-6
step-by-step instructions 1-7
summary of caller features 1-3, 8-1
summary of subscriber features 1-2
I-4
T
TDD
abbreviated prompts 10-4
abbreviations 10-5
access number 10-2
accessing mailbox 10-3
features available 10-1
personal greetings 10-2
recording name 10-2
requirements 10-1
TDD access
defined 2-2
using 2-4
telecommunications device for the
deaf, see TDD
telephone message waiting
notification 2-11
terms, list of G-1
transferring out of system 7-3
transferring out, caller feature 8-5
transferring to message sender’s
telephone 3-7
transferring to ROLMfax 7-4
trivial password rejection 6-7
U
urgent messages, caller feature
using personal greetings 5-9
using this manual vii
V
voice-activated call routing
direct access 12-3
DTMF 12-3
features 12-1
voice commands 12-4
volume, changing 6-14
W
weekly future delivery
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