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ESI Phone
User’s Guide
FOR ESI
C-Plus AND ESI C-Plus Executive
0450-1177
Rev. D
For on-line help, visit www.esi-estech.com/users.
About ESI
ESI (Estech Systems, Inc.) is a privately held corporation based in Plano, Texas. Founded in 1987, ESI designs and
builds innovative telecommunications products for businesses like yours. Because of their powerful combination of
value and features, ESI products are consistently recognized by industry publications and leaders.
Copyright © 2011 ESI (Estech Systems, Inc.).
Esi-Dex, Quick Groups, Quick Moves, Virtual Mailbox Key, AutoPage, Quick Page, and Verbal User Guide
are trademarks of ESI. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice. ESI products are protected
by various U.S. Patents, granted and pending. Visit ESI on the Web at www.esi-estech.com.
Table of contents
Introduction.............................................................................A.1
Special keys ............................................................................F.1
ESI 40D Business Phone....................................................... A.2
48-Key Feature Phone........................................................... A.3
24-Key Feature Phone........................................................... A.4
12-Key Feature Phone (legacy product)................................. A.5
ESI Cordless Handsets.......................................................... A.6
Connecting your ESI phone ................................................... A.7
Help mode (Verbal User’s Guide)......................................B.1
Esi-Dex................................................................................... F.2
Override ring........................................................................... F.9
Message monitor mode (live call screening)......................... F.10
Personal greeting reminder .................................................. F.10
Headset operation................................................................ F.10
Outside dial tone preference................................................. F.11
Line keys .............................................................................. F.11
Optional features .................................................................. F.12
User programming: An introduction ................................C.1
Analog stations .....................................................................G.1
User programming menu ....................................................... C.1
Caller ID ................................................................................ G.1
Placing calls .......................................................................... G.1
Transferring calls................................................................... G.2
Conference calling................................................................. G.2
Call forwarding ...................................................................... G.3
Call waiting............................................................................ G.3
Call hold ................................................................................ G.3
Paging................................................................................... G.4
Call pick-up............................................................................ G.4
Voice mail operation from an analog station.......................... G.4
Analog station programming.................................................. G.7
Voice mail operation.............................................................D.1
VOICE MAIL key.................................................................... D.1
Personal greetings................................................................. D.1
Leaving messages . . ............................................................ D.2
Moving a message................................................................. D.2
Off-premises “reach me” ........................................................ D.3
Message retrieval................................................................... D.3
Live recording ........................................................................ D.6
Off-premises message delivery.............................................. D.7
Message Recycle Bin (un-delete) .......................................... D.8
Status indicator lamp ............................................................. D.8
Optional voice mail feature: Guest mailboxes ........................ D.8
Optional voice mail feature: Broadcast mailbox (500) .......... D.10
Optional voice mail feature: Cascade notification mailboxes D.11
ESI phone operation .............................................................E.1
Display................................................................................... E.1
Caller ID................................................................................. E.1
Keys....................................................................................... E.1
Dial tone................................................................................. E.3
Basic phone use .................................................................... E.4
Direct station selection........................................................... E.5
Transferring an outside call . . . .............................................. E.6
Transferring an internal call . . ............................................... E.7
Conference calling ................................................................. E.8
Call forwarding....................................................................... E.9
Call waiting .......................................................................... E.11
Hold/exclusive hold operation .............................................. E.12
Paging ................................................................................. E.14
Call pickup ........................................................................... E.14
Optional features.................................................................. E.15
Index
User’s Guide
Introduction
Introduction
Accessing the rich ESI feature set is simple and easy through the straightforward design of ESI desktop phones
and the ESI Digital Cordless Handset. Each feature has been designed for ease of use while providing
capabilities needed in an advanced business phone.
You will be able to learn many of the features by simply using your phone; and this User’s Guide will introduce
you to the wide variety of features offered by your ESI system and how to use your phone effectively to achieve
maximum benefits.
What it covers
This User’s Guide covers the use of the following with your ESI system:
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ESI 40D Business Phone
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48-Key Digital Feature Phone
24-Key Digital Feature Phone
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ESI Digital Cordless Handset
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[Legacy] 12-Key Digital Feature Phone
Analog station
How it’s arranged
• Section A — Introduction and phone illustrations
• Section B — User help
• Section C — User programming
• Section D — Voice mail operation
• Section E — Phone operation
• Section F — Special keys and features
• Section G — Analog stations
• Index
Important: If you’re using a 48-Key Feature Phone, please note that this phone has separate PROGRAM and HELP
keys, rather than the combo PROG/HELP key found on the other models supported by your ESI system.
Therefore, you should press PROGRAM if programming your phone and the instructions tell you to press
PROG/HELP; or, similarly, you should press HELP if the instructions tell you to press PROG/HELP to obtain
assistance from the Verbal User Guide described herein (see page B.1).
Voice mail options
Your ESI C-Plus phone system comes with ESI’s award-winning voice mail, including an automated attendant
and a dedicated mailbox for each station.
The automated attendant provides up to 18 branches that conveniently route callers to their desired extensions
or departments, or even destinations outside the system.
Some features are enabled by the Installer or System Administrator. Consult your System Administrator if you
are unsure about what ESI features are available.
A.1
User’s Guide
Introduction
ESI 40D Business Phone
Available for the ESI C-Plus Executive system, the ESI 40D Business Phone has a variety of programmable and
built-in features. The ESI 40D Business Phone’s built-in voice mail features and voice prompts make it easy to
program and use. Up to two ESI 40D Business Phones (or two 48-Key Feature Phones, or one of each) may be
installed on an ESI C-Plus Executive system.
Items referenced elsewhere
Item
PROG/HELP soft feature key
P/UP (pickup) key
Fixed feature keys
VOICE MAIL key
Programmable feature keys
Page
C.2
E.14
E.1
D.1
C.2
Item
Verbal User Guide and tutorial
Status indicator lamp
ESI-DEX soft feature key
RECORD key
PAGE key
Page
B.1
D.8
F.2
D.6
E.14
Hint: On any of these ESI phone varieties, you can perform direct programming by holding down a
programmable feature key for at least two seconds (similar to how you might program a car radio button).
This isn’t applicable to the fixed-feature keys which, as their name implies, are already programmed.
A.2
User’s Guide
Introduction
48-Key Feature Phone
The 48-Key Feature Phone has a variety of programmable and built-in features. The 48-Key Feature Phone’s builtin voice mail features and voice prompts make it easy to program and use. Up to two 48-Key Feature Phones (or two
ESI 40D Business Phones, or one of each) may be installed on an ESI C-Plus Executive system.
Items referenced elsewhere
Item
PROGRAM soft feature key
P/UP (pickup) key
Fixed feature keys
VOICE MAIL key
Programmable feature keys
Page
C.2
E.14
E.1
D.1
C.2
Item
HELP key for Verbal User Guide and tutorial
Status indicator lamp
ESI-DEX soft feature key
RECORD key
PAGE key
Page
B.1
D.8
F.2
D.6
E.14
Hint: On any of these ESI phone varieties, you can perform direct programming by holding down a
programmable feature key for at least two seconds (similar to how you might program a car radio button).
This isn’t applicable to the fixed-feature keys which, as their name implies, are already programmed.
A.3
User’s Guide
Introduction
24-Key Feature Phone
Available for all ESI C-Plus systems, the 24-Key Feature Phone has a variety of programmable and built-in
features. The 24-Key Feature Phone’s built-in voice mail features and voice prompts make it easy to program
and use.
Items referenced elsewhere
Item
PROG/HELP soft feature key
P/UP (pickup) key
Fixed feature keys
VOICE MAIL key
Programmable feature keys
Page
C.2
E.14
E.1
D.1
C.2
Item
Verbal User Guide and tutorial
Status indicator lamp
ESI-DEX soft feature key
RECORD key
PAGE key
Page
B.1
D.8
F.2
D.6
E.14
Hint: On any of these ESI phone varieties, you can perform direct programming by holding down a
programmable feature key for at least two seconds (similar to how you might program a car radio button).
This isn’t applicable to the fixed-feature keys which, as their name implies, are already programmed.
A.4
User’s Guide
Introduction
12-Key Feature Phone (legacy product)
The legacy 12-Key Feature Phone, still in use on many installed ESI systems, includes the basic, most
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commonly used phone features. This simplified model supports neither speakerphone operation nor Esi-Dex.
Items referenced elsewhere
Item
PROG/HELP soft feature key
P/UP (pickup) key
Fixed feature keys
Programmable feature keys
Page
C.2
E.14
E.1
D.1
Item
HELP key for Verbal User Guide and tutorial
Status indicator lamp
PAGE key
Page
B.1
D.8
E.14
Note: The following features aren’t available on a 12-Key Feature Phone:
• Certain special keys and features (see “Special keys,” page F.1).
• Esi-Dex.
Additionally: to use voice mail, conference calling and mute/DND on a 12-Key Feature Phone, you must
program these features into programmable feature keys (see “Programmable feature keys,” page C.3, and
“Optional features,” page F.12).
Hint: On any of these ESI phone varieties, you can perform direct programming by holding down a
programmable feature key for at least two seconds (similar to how you might program a car radio button).
This isn’t applicable to the fixed-feature keys which, as their name implies, are already programmed.
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The 12-Key Feature Phone lacks a hands-free microphone, and therefore can’t serve as a true two-way speakerphone. Its speaker plays pages.
A.5
User’s Guide
Introduction
ESI Cordless Handsets
Available for all ESI C-Plus systems, ESI’s digital Cordless Handsets come in two models — compact and
heavy-duty — but each offers the same features. Note that they do not have the following features found on
some ESI desktop phones: speakerphone, Esi-Dex support (or ESI-DEX key), Caller ID key, Virtual Mailbox Key
support, or Verbal User Guide (or PROG/HELP key). Each model comes with a charger/AC adapter, base station,
belt clip, battery pack, and wall mount.
Two-line, 32-character display;
third line contains status icons
VOICE MAIL key (pg. D.1)
Other fixed feature keys (pg. E.1)
CHANNEL key
TALK key
Four programmable feature keys (pg. C.2)
Compact model
Heavy-duty model
A.6
User’s Guide
Introduction
Connecting your ESI phone
Depending on which ESI phone you have, use the appropriate diagram (below) to connect it. Each diagram
represents the panel on the phone’s underside.
Notes: The “Top of phone” and “Bottom of phone” references in these diagrams show the correct vertical
orientation of the phone — i.e., the part with the display is the top.
When the phone is in the highest upright position, use the wall-mount hook located under the handset to
secure the handset when you’re not using the phone.
24-Key Feature Phone
12-Key Feature Phone (legacy product)
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Connects like a basic phone.
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Handset plugs into right-side jack.
Line cord plugs into left-side jack.
ESI 40D Business Phone
Connects in a similar addition to the 24-Key Feature
Phone mentioned above.
Note: The ESI 40D Business Phone can accept an
optional Expansion Console when used on
most other ESI systems, but this functionality
is unavailable on an ESI C-Plus or ESI
C-Plus Executive system.
48-Key Digital Feature Phone
Connects in a similar addition to the 24-Key Feature
Phone mentioned above.
Note: The 48-Key Digital Feature Phone can accept
an optional Expansion Console when used
on most other ESI systems, but this
functionality is unavailable on an ESI C-Plus
or ESI C-Plus Executive system.
A.7
User’s Guide
Introduction
ESI Cordless Handset connection
Each ESI Cordless Handset comes with:
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A charger/cradle to charge the Handset.
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An AC adapter for use with only the charger.
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A base station to provide a digital interface between the ESI phone system and ESI Cordless Handset.
This base station is line-powered and thus needs no AC power.
Wall-mount(s), a belt clip, and a Quick Reference Guide.
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Base station installation
Due to each site’s unique characteristics, the range and distance information we’ll provide herein is
only approximate.
Characteristics that positively affect performance:
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The base station should be installed so it has a clear line-of-sight with the Cordless Handset.
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The base station antenna should always be pointed in its uppermost vertical position.
Characteristics that negatively affect performance:
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Large amounts of metal shelving (such as in manufacturing or warehouse areas).
Close proximity to (within one mile of) a radio tower.
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Concrete walls that divide spaces where Cordless Handsets are used (assuming the base stations are in
one location).
Don’t install the base station:
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Close to a wall with metal studs.
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On a metal wall.
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Next to a device that emits RFI or EMI — e.g., a television, radio, computer, computer printer,
fluorescent light fixture, or fax machine.
Next to any other 900 MHz device — e.g., a hand-held inventory control device.
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In a ceiling that has foil-backed insulation.
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Behind doors that typically are closed, tinted windows, one-way glass, or other areas that limit or
cut off transmission to the Cordless Handset.
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Base stations must be installed at least 10 feet apart, regardless of whether the base station is for the
small-model or large-model Cordless Handset. Don’t install more than six base stations in one area
(such as a network room). Choose a location at least 30 feet away if more than six base stations are needed
in a building.
A Digital Cordless Handset base station requires only a line cord to the phone system; AC power isn’t
needed because the base station receives power from the phone system via the line cord.
Once the base stations are installed and the Cordless Handsets charged, change each Handset’s channel by
pressing its CH key. Each Handset should have its own channel. There are 30 available channels on the
small Cordless Handset and 10 on the large Cordless Handset.
Note: Feedback may result if the Cordless Handset is within three inches of an ESI desktop phone.
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RFI is radio frequency interference. EMI is electromagnetic interference.
A.8
User’s Guide
Help mode (Verbal User’s Guide)
Help mode (Verbal User’s Guide)
Your ESI system’s Help mode (also called the Verbal User’s Guide) — a carefully conceived combination of
spoken information, display readouts and even key illumination when appropriate — is a powerful tool to help
you learn how to use the system’s many features.
Notes: As explained on page A.1, your ESI phone has a combo PROG/HELP key unless it is a 48-Key Feature
Phone (which has separate PROGRAM and HELP keys). Under the circumstances described in this
section, the PROG/HELP key will invoke Help mode.
The ESI Cordless Handsets have no access to the Verbal User Guide (and, thus, no key to invoke it).
Tutorial
When your station is idle, press PROG/HELP, and then follow the spoken Help menu to:
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Learn how to use the phone
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Hear a description of how any key is used
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Learn how to use voice mail features
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Hear a complete tutorial on phone operation
Help during station programming
To hear a detailed description of a function you wish to program, press PROG/HELP while programming it.
Help during a call
Press PROG/HELP while on a call and this will place the call on hold, whereupon you can use Help mode to
hear a description of the function you wish to perform. When you exit Help mode, you will be reconnected to
the call.
While you are either in Help mode or programming your phone, your station will be temporarily placed in DND
(see “MUTE/DND,” page E.3). Anyone calling your station while you are in DND will be forwarded to your
mailbox (or other destination set by the installer).
Exiting Help mode
To exit Help mode, simply hang up.
Visit www.esi-estech.com/users for up-to-date help.
B.1
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
User programming: An introduction
Voice prompts will play menu and sub-menu options to access the desired feature. You don't have to wait for the
entire prompt to be played. Therefore, once you’ve become familiar with the prompts (consult “User
programming menu” on the next page), you can quickly set any frequently used feature.
Programming help
During any of the programming steps, press PROG/HELP to hear a more detailed description of the feature
and related programming options.
Exiting programming mode
To exit programming mode, simply hang up.
User programming menu
Overview
1 Select personal greeting
1 Record
2 Delete
3 Hear
4 Station audibles
1 Station ring tone
2 Station ring volume
3 Message ring
2 Programmable feature keys
(Station keys, line keys, speed-dial keys,
other feature keys)
5 Password
1 Enter
2 Delete
3 Hear
4 Security level
3 Station options
1 Call waiting/background announce
2 Personal greeting reminder
4 Outside dial tone preference
5 Hands-free answer
6 Message monitor
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7 Power-saving mode
6 External message notification
1 Delivery options
2 Phone delivery
3 Pager notification
9 Un-delete
Note: Background announce and selections 5 and 6 under Station Options are not available on the
legacy 12-Key Feature Phone. Option 7 is available on only the ESI Cordless Handset.
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For use with only ESI Cordless Handsets.
C.1
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
1 Select personal greeting
Select the desired greeting — 1, 2 or 3. The system will play the current greeting, followed by prompts to rerecord, delete or hear again — or select the current greeting by pressing #.
1 Record personal greeting
Begin recording at the tone. Press 1 to stop. The new personal greeting automatically replaces the
previous greeting.
2 Delete personal greeting
When prompted, press 2 again to confirm deletion.
Warning: Your mailbox is disabled if no personal greeting exists. Never delete all of your existing personal
greetings before you record at least one new one.
3 Hear current personal greeting
2 Programmable feature keys
There are two methods for programming of your phone:
• Direct programming — Select the key you want to program, and hold it down for at least two seconds.
This not only initiates programming but also lets you immediately program that specific key.
• Traditional programming — Press PROG/HELP. The Verbal User’s Guide will speak to you, walking
you through the full menu, during which you can choose the appropriate option.
Direct programming example:
You wish to set one of the keys to dial a co-worker, whose extension is 105. Hold down the key for at
least two seconds. This automatically puts you in feature key programming. Follow the prompts to enter
1 0 5. (This has allowed you to skip two steps — pressing PROG/HELP and selecting a menu option —
that you’d have had to perform if using traditional programming.)
C.2
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
How the programmable feature keys can be set
• Line keys — Programming a line number (1 through 8) into a programmable feature key makes it a line
key, which provides the appropriate lamp information and manual outside-line access.
• Station keys — If the digits entered constitute a three-digit number, the programmable feature key will
become a station key, providing the appropriate lamp information and easy access or transfer. Threedigit numbers entered can be:
— User extensions (100–115)
— Cascade mailboxes (520–529)
— Department numbers (290–299)
— System speed-dial numbers (600–699)
— Guest/info mailboxes (300–489)
• Speed-dial keys — In addition to programming a programmable feature key with a system speed-dial
number, you can create personal speed-dial keys for automatic dialing of frequently called outside
numbers. If you program 9 (or 8 or 7) plus a phone number, the programmable feature key becomes a
speed-dial key. When you program a speed-dial key, there's no need to insert a pause after the 9 (or 8
or 7). The speed-dial number can be up to 24 characters long. Use the up scroll key () to enter
special characters in a dial string.
• Other feature keys — If you enter a feature code, the programmable feature key will serve as an
enable/disable key for that feature. The Installer may have programmed certain stations for accessing
additional features (see “Optional features,” page F.12); consult your System Administrator to determine
your access.
Keys’ LED activity during programming
Key type and LED indication
Station key or
Virtual Mailbox Key
Line key
Feature key
or speed-dial key
Flashing red
Flashing green
Flashing amber
Flashing red
Flashing red
Flashing red
Programming mode — Was assigned or viewed
in current session
Blinking red
Blinking green
Blinking amber
Assigned in a previous programming session and
not yet viewed in current session
Solid red
Solid green
Solid amber
Off
Off
Off
Mode
Currently being programmed and
previously assigned
Currently being programmed and
previously unassigned
Never assigned and not yet viewed in
current session
Note: Each ESI Cordless Handset has only one LED color — red — with similar blinking rates.
C.3
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
3 Station options
The station options sub-menu (PROG/HELP 3) lets you activate or deactivate several features your station
can provide. At each option sub-menu, 1 enables the option and 0 disables it. (Each option listed below is
explained elsewhere in this manual, as noted.)
1 Call waiting/background announce
See page E.11 for call waiting and page E.12 for background announce.
Note: Background announce is not available on a 12-Key Feature Phone.
2 Personal greeting reminder
See page F.10.
4 Outside dial tone preference
See page F.11.
5 Hands-free answer
Note: With an ESI Cordless Handset, use of this feature requires a headset.
See page E.2.
Note: Not available on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
6 Message monitor
See page F.10.
Note: Not available on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
7 Power-saving mode
Note: Applicable to only an ESI Cordless Handset.
Allows you to enable or disable an ESI Cordless Handset’s power-saving mode. Enabling this mode helps
achieve full battery life. However, if full-time status monitoring is required, you can disable this mode. In
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power-saving mode, the phone system blocks all status updates to the Cordless Handset when the
Handset has been idle for 30 seconds. Pressing the Cordless Handset’s keys or receiving an incoming call
on it will discontinue power-saving mode.
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Note: When the handset has received no calls or status updates for five minutes, the Cordless Handset
enters deep-sleep mode. During it, the display is blank and the LEDs don’t light up. If the system
sends any updates to the Cordless Handset, it will discontinue deep-sleep mode.
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For example: If you have a programmable feature key set as a station key for someone’s extension, the system updates your Cordless Handset
based on that extension’s current status (busy, idle, or do-not-disturb).
C.4
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
4 Station audibles
The station audibles programming provides control of the following audible items:
Notes: Only the third setting, message ring, is applicable to the ESI Cordless Handset.
Your phone has a secondary ring tone you’ll hear (if your phone system has been programmed
accordingly by your Installer) when call waiting occurs — i.e., a second call rings in for you while
you’re already on another one — on live-ring calls.
1 Station ring tone
You can select from six possible tones to help distinguish it from other nearby ringing phones.
Press or to select a tone, then press # to accept it.
2 Station ring volume
Press and to set the desired ringer volume (range: off to high), then press # to accept it.
Note: (Not applicable to ESI Cordless Handset or legacy 12-Key Feature Phone)
If the ringer volume is turned off, the status indicator lamp will not “flutter” when an incoming or
recalled call is presented to the phone (see “Status indicator lamp,” page D.8).
3 Message ring
When enabled, this feature will periodically generate a short ring tone at your station as an additional alert
that you have new messages.
5 Password
1 Enter new password
Your password may consist of 2–8 digits followed by # (0 cannot be the first digit). Entering only 0 as the
password will turn off the password requirement.
2 Delete current password
Resets the password to the default password.
3 Hear current password
Displays and plays back the current password.
4 Password security level
Selection
Result
0
No password required for access from any phone
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2
Password required only for remote access, either off-premises or from other stations within the system
Password always required
C.5
User’s Guide
User programming: An introduction
6 External message notification
1 Delivery options
1 Delivery to phone number only
2 Notify pager only
0 No off-premises delivery
2 Phone delivery
1 Enter phone number
Enter the phone number (24 digits, maximum) followed by #. Do not include an outside line access
code (i.e., don’t add 9, 8, or 7) before the number.
Use the scroll key to enter special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. You also can use
the scroll keys to view the number after it’s saved. To change the number, you must delete it and then
re-enter it as desired.
2 Delete phone number
Deletes the currently programmed phone number.
3 Display current phone number
Displays the currently programmed phone number.
3 Pager notification
1 Enter pager number
Enter the pager number (24 digits, maximum) followed by #. Do not include an outside line access code
(i.e., don’t add 9, 8, or 7) before the number.
Use the scroll key to enter special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. You also can use
the scroll keys to view the number after it’s saved. To change the number, you must delete it and then
re-enter it as desired.
2 Delete pager number
Deletes the currently programmed pager number.
3 Display current pager number
Displays the currently programmed pager number.
9 Message Recycle Bin (un-delete)
Your 10 most recently deleted messages will be played first. Press 9 to move to the next message.
Press 8 to restore the message to your mailbox as an old message.
C.6
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Voice mail operation
Your phone system provides accurate and timely messages. Others will become more comfortable leaving you
voice messages if you promptly retrieve and respond to your messages.
VOICE MAIL key
For direct access to all voice mail features, such as picking up messages or transferring directly to mailboxes:
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On an ESI 40 Business Phone, 48-Key Feature Phone, or 24-Key Feature Phone — Use the blue
VOICE MAIL key. It will blink whenever you have one or more new messages, and the display will show you
how many new and old messages are stored for you on the ESI system.
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On a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone — Assign key code 579 to a programmable feature key (see
“Programmable feature keys,” page C.2, and “Optional features,” page F.12). Until this has been done for
your phone, your mailbox is disabled. (When you try to access a disabled mailbox, the system will notify
you that it’s disabled.) You still can retrieve previously left messages and access user programming, but the
mailbox won’t be able to receive new voice messages. Therefore, to enable the mailbox, assign key code
579 to a programmable feature key.
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On an ESI Cordless Handset, use the blue-outlined VOICE MAIL key. The display, directly above the
VOICE MAIL key, will show an “envelope” icon when you have one or more new messages.
Personal greetings
Initially, your mailbox has a generic greeting: “You have reached the mailbox for extension xxx. Dial 0 to reach
the operator or begin recording at the tone.” You can record up to three different personal greetings in your own
voice indicating your availability to return calls.
Examples
Sample greeting 1: Hi, this is [name]. I’m away from my desk or on the phone right now; so please either dial zero to
reach our operator, or leave me your name, number and message at the tone and I’ll get back
to you as soon as I can.
Sample greeting 2: Hi, this is [name]. I’m out of the office. You may dial 1 2 2 for my assistant or, if you prefer, you
may leave me a voice message at the tone — I’ll check in regularly — or, if it’s important, dial 4
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to reach me on my cell phone.
Sample greeting 3: Hi, this is [name]. I’m away from my desk at the moment. To reach the operator, dial zero.
Otherwise, leave your name and phone number at the beep so I can return your call.
Depending on auto attendant usage and your personal preferences, you may wish to include one or more of
these options in your personal greetings:
Option
Instruction
0
To reach the operator
1
4
To skip directly to the record tone (or “beep”)
To perform off-premises “reach-me” (see “Off-premises ‘reach-me,’” page D.3)
8
To the main greeting (if your system is using the auto attendant)
XXX
An extension number of another user
Note: Option 4 is available only when personal greeting 2 has been recorded.
You can change any personal greeting as often as necessary, by just recording over a previously recorded
personal greeting.
Warning: Do not delete all of your personal greetings; make sure at least one always remains. Deleting all the
greetings will turn off your mailbox.
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These sample greetings refer to certain features which may not be activated for your extension; consult your System Administrator for additional
information, if necessary.
D.1
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Personal greeting keys
You can program a programmable feature key as a personal greeting key for any one of the three personal
greetings (see page F.14). Once created, this shortcut can then be used to activate the associated personal
greeting (the key’s LED will glow green and the greeting played as confirmation).
Note: (Not applicable to ESI Cordless Handset or legacy 12-Key Feature Phone)
Press RECORD while the confirmation is playing and follow the prompts to record the greeting. Otherwise,
listen to the greeting to the end and follow the prompts.
Leaving messages . . .
If you call another station that is DND, busy or does not answer — or if you call a special mailbox (such as a
guest mailbox) — you will be transferred to the mailbox. You can skip the mailbox’s personal greeting by
pressing 1; this takes you directly to the record tone.
. . . directly in another user’s mailbox
The procedure for going directly to another user’s mailbox without ringing his/her extension depends upon
whether you have that user’s extension set as one of your station keys:
• If you do, press VOICE MAIL and then the person’s station key.
• If you don’t, press VOICE MAIL and TRANSFER and then dial the extension number.
Either will connect you directly to that user’s personal greeting.
. . . in several users’ mailboxes using a Quick Group
You can leave a direct message in several users' mailboxes at the same time by pressing VOICE MAIL and
the desired station keys — thus creating a Quick Group. You can also move messages or recordings to a
Quick Group in the same manner.
Notes: You can use only station keys to select the additional mailboxes for Quick Groups.
If you have a department programmed as a station key, pressing VOICE MAIL and then the
department’s station key will leave a message for all members of the department.
Moving a message
When you move a message (by pressing 6), a prompt will ask whether you wish to move the message with or
without an introduction. Once you’ve moved the message, you’ll be given the normal options to handle the
message in your mailbox: save, delete, etc.
D.2
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Off-premises “reach me”
After a caller has been forwarded to your voice mailbox and is listening to your personal greeting, this feature allows
the caller to be forwarded to a number outside the system — i.e., a regular phone number rather than an extension.
Note: This feature is activated only if your System Administrator enables it on your station.
You must have personal greeting 2 selected and it must tell callers to press 4 for this feature.
To use this feature, follow these steps:
1. From your ESI desktop phone, press PROG/HELP 6 2 1 and enter the telephone number to which you
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want calls forwarded when you’re off-premises.
2. Record and activate personal greeting 2. Be sure to tell the caller to press 4 during the greeting to be
connected to your alternate phone. (See the sample greeting, below.)
When you receive a call forwarded in this fashion, you’ll be prompted to “press any key” to accept the call.
If you don’t answer the call, the caller is returned to your voice mailbox on the ESI system. Off-premises “reachme” is available on guest mailboxes, as well. Sample personal greeting 2 for off-premises “reach me”:
“Hello. This is Rick. I’m currently out of the office. To attempt to reach me on my mobile phone, please press 4
now. Otherwise, please leave me a message after the tone and I will return your call as soon as possible.”
Message retrieval
Message(s) waiting display
If you have at least one new message, your ESI desktop phone’s VOICE MAIL key will blink (except on a legacy
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12-Key Feature Phone) and your display will show the number of new and old messages in your mailbox.
On an ESI Cordless Handset, an “envelope” icon on the display also appears when you have at least one
new message.
Note: Message status information (shown in the example above as NEW 3 OLD 1) appears on an ESI
desktop phone (except on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone) only when new messages exist.
Retrieving voice mail messages from your ESI phone
1. Press VOICE MAIL.
2. Enter your password if required (you may change the requirement for a password in user programming
menu 5; see "Password,” page C.5).
3. The ESI system will start playback of messages with the oldest new message and continue until all
messages are played. The display will show the origination of the message, the countdown duration of
the message, whether new or old, and the time/date of when the message was left.
ESI phone with two-line display
ESI phone with three-line display (also shows
running playback time in reverse)
(Continued)
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2
This is also the same number used for message notification phone delivery (see “Off-premises message delivery,” page D.7).
A 12-Key Feature Phone will display only the date and time.
D.3
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
4. At the end of each message, the ESI system prompts you for instructions (see the chart, “Keys’ functions
during voice mail message retrieval,” below). Once you’ve learned these prompts, you can proceed
more rapidly by pressing one of the appropriate keys any time during a message or during a prompt.
5. To exit playback of messages, simply hang up your phone.
Note: If you hang up during playback of a message, the system saves that message as new and all
others not deleted.
Keys’ functions during voice mail message retrieval from an ESI desktop phone
Key
Function name Description
1
Pause
Pauses for one minute or until you press 1 again.
2
Time and date/
number toggle
Toggles the bottom line of the display between the message’s time/date and the
caller’s number.
3
Reply
4
Back up
(rewind)
Replies to the originator of a message (possible only if message came from another user
in the system). Record your reply at the tone and then press 1 to stop, after which the
system returns you to your mailbox and the message to which you were replying.
• If pressed during message playback, rewinds 4 seconds for each key-press.
• If pressed after the playback has finished, returns to beginning of message.
5
Fast forward
Advances playback 4 seconds for each key-press.
(Not available from an analog phone or off-premises location.)
6
Move
7
Delete
Moves a copy of the message to another user’s mailbox.
You may move the copy with or without an introduction.
After the move, the system returns you to your mailbox and the original message.
Deletes the message from the mailbox (see “Message Recycle Bin,” page D.8).
9
Save
Saves the message (it will play as an old message the next time you retrieve messages).
Save as new
Skips over a new message and leaves it as a new message (i.e., it will be played as a
new message the next time you pick up messages). You must press the 9 key twice
within two seconds.
Exits your mailbox without erasing the message, and then automatically dials
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the number. (Not available from an analog phone or off-premises location.)
9 9
REDIAL Auto-callback
ESI-DEX Store
If Caller ID is present, saves to your Personal Dex for later use.
(Not available from an ESI Cordless Handset, analog phone, or off-premises location.)
#
Leave
a message
Lets you record a message in another mailbox. At the prompt, enter the desired
mailbox number.
Check
other box
Checks messages in another mailbox (may require a password, depending on the
mailbox’s setting; see “Password,” page C.5).
Retrieving voice mail messages using another user’s ESI desktop phone
1. Press VOICE MAIL and then .
2. Dial your extension number.
3. Follow the procedures described in “Retrieving voice mail messages from your ESI desktop phone”
(page D.3).
Virtual Mailbox Key™
If you frequently pick up your messages from another user’s ESI desktop phone or have others help pick up
your messages, you may want to program a programmable feature key on that phone as a Virtual Mailbox
Key for your mailbox. When you have new messages, the key will blink, press it to automatically connect
to your mailbox. This feature does not affect your ability to pick up messages from your own phone.
Note: Assign to the programmable key the following — VOICE MAIL and then your extension number or
mailbox number (see “Programmable feature keys,” page C.2).
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A local call may not be dialed correctly, depending on the limitations of the local dialing plan. You may need to dial some of these calls manually.
D.4
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Retrieving messages from an off-premises location
You can pick up messages when away from the office or from an analog station. Since the display is not
available to you, message handling will operate slightly differently.
To retrieve your message from a remote location:
1. If the auto attendant’s main greeting answers your call, press and enter your mailbox number.
If the operator or another user answers your call, have the person transfer you (by pressing
VOICE MAIL , then pressing your station key [or entering your mailbox number] and then hanging up).
2. If required, enter your password.
3. The ESI system will announce the number of new and old messages, and will start playback of
messages starting with the oldest new message and continue until all messages and recordings have
played or you press to disconnect.
For more information, see page C.6.
Additional functions available during off-premises voice mail message retrieval
Key
2
Function
Hear time/date
Description
Pauses the message, plays the time/date when the message was left and resumes.
5
Access user
programming
Access certain user-programmable features.
Note:
Fast forward is not available from a remote location.
8
Main greeting
Goes to the main greeting.
0
Operator
Transfers you to the operator.
#
To other
mailbox
To leave a message in another user’s mailbox.
Disconnect
Disconnects you from the system. Always press before hanging up (if you press it
during message playback, the system will save the playing message and any other
currently unsaved messages in your mailbox).
D.5
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Live recording
(Not available on legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
Note: To use this feature on an ESI Cordless Handset, it must have a programmable feature key set for key code 582.
(See “Optional features,” page F.12.) It then functions like the RECORD key described herein.
To begin recording both sides of the conversation during a call, press RECORD. Recording will continue until
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either you press RECORD again, the call is completed or the maximum recording length is reached (default is
10 minutes). To resume recording, you must press RECORD again. During recording, the RECORD LED will
“flutter” (blink rapidly) green and RECORDING will appear on the display.
Note: The Installer may have programmed your system to insert a short tone every 15 seconds while recording.
You can record any conversation, including a conference call. You also can make a personal recording — useful
for recording personal reminders, in office conversations or meetings — by lifting the handset or pressing
SPEAKER and then pressing RECORD. Internal dial tone will stop and recording of your station will begin until
either RECORD is pressed again or you hang up, whichever occurs first.
Note: Interruptions in conversation may compromise the quality of the recording.
Quick Move™
The Quick Move feature is perfect for use by a receptionist or, indeed, anyone who receives a call that would
be more appropriate for one or more other currently unavailable co-workers (for whom you have programmed
station keys on your phone). Let’s say someone calls and wants to speak to one of your co-workers. You say
that the co-worker isn’t there now but you’ll be happy to let the caller leave a voice message. However, the
caller protests that he doesn’t “want to talk to a recording” and wants you to write down the message. Worse,
you know that some of your other co-workers will want to hear what this caller has to say.
But here’s all you have to do: just press RECORD and then, while recording (and “taking down” the message,
as far as the caller knows), press the station keys for those to whom you wish to Quick Move the message.
You can do this for as many stations as you have station keys programmed on your phone.
Each designated user’s mailbox will receive the recording as a new message, but your mailbox will not have
the recording. This feature saves you a number of steps — i.e., you won’t need to access your mailbox and
move the recording and delete the recording from your mailbox.
Playback of recordings
If you have recorded conversations, they will play after your old messages, or you can access them directly
by pressing VOICE MAIL, RECORD. This will play back the recordings, starting with the newest recording.
Recordings can be handled just like other messages (see next item).
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Adjustable by only the Installer.
D.6
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Off-premises message delivery
To program this, press PROG/HELP 6.
Introduction
The ESI system can be programmed to deliver messages to an off-premises phone or to page you when your
voice mailbox receives a message. You can set the phone number (cell phone, home number, another
extension, etc.), a delay time (the period that the system is to wait before attempting to deliver the message),
or the pager number.
The administrator can also set for your station the:
• Number to be called or paged
• Delay period
• Number of attempts
• Interval between attempts (in increments of 30 minutes)
• "Quiet period” which suspends message delivery for late night, etc.
If you have programmed both an off-premise delivery number and a pager number, the system will prompt
you to choose one of the following delivery options:
• Phone-only
• Pager-only
• No off-premises delivery
Message delivery
. . . To a phone
Whenever your mailbox receives a new message, the system will call the number that you have
programmed and play the prompt: "You have messages. Please enter your password.” The prompt will
repeat three times before the system assumes that no one has answered (i.e., because it has "heard” no
password) and disconnects.
Upon answering, enter your password (if you have set your password options for no password, you must
enter 0 as your password).
Warning: A “” response instead of the password will cause the system to suspend calling you until it receives
the next new message.
You will then be connected to your mailbox and can proceed with normal remote operation (see
"Retrieving voice mail messages from an off-premises location,” page D.5).
. . . To an external pager
You can have the system call and activate your external pager whenever the first new message is left in
your mailbox and repeat the page (at the interval programmed by the administrator) until all new
messages have been retrieved.
Note: You can toggle the feature on or off in user programming (PROG/HELP 6 1).
D.7
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Message Recycle Bin (un-delete)
The ESI system stores your 10 most recently deleted messages in a Message Recycle Bin to allow you to
recover, or "un-delete,” messages that may have been deleted in error.
You access the Message Recycle Bin through user programming (PROG/HELP 9). Press 9 to advance through
deleted messages. Press 8 to restore a message to your mailbox as an old message.
Status indicator lamp
(Not on ESI Cordless Handset or legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
The red status indicator lamp is located at the top of an ESI 40 Business Phone, 48-Key Feature Phone, or
24-Key Feature Phone. The status indicator lamp indicates three conditions:
•
Phone is off-hook — Light glows solid red.
•
Phone is ringing — Light “flutters” continuously.
Note: The light won’t “flutter” if the ringer volume is turned off.
•
Phone has at least one new voice mail message — Light blinks.
For example, if a user is wearing a headset, it can be difficult to know whether he/she is on a call. Therefore, just
look at the status indicator lamp — if it’s glowing solid red, the person is, indeed on a call.
Note: If more than one of these three conditions is true at the same station, the status indicator lamp will behave
according to the following priority: off-hook, then ringing, then new voice mail. Here’s an example. You have
a new voice mail message waiting, which makes the status indicator lamp blink. However, if the phone
begins to ring, the status indicator lamp will “flutter” continuously because ringing has a higher priority than
new voice mail; and, if you then pick up the handset or press SPEAKER to take the call, the status indicator
lamp glows solid red because the off-hook condition has the highest priority of the three conditions.
Optional voice mail feature: Guest mailboxes
Important: This is a special, optional feature not explained in the tutorial. Be sure to get your guest mailbox number
from the Administrator.
Guest mailboxes are perfect for personnel such as outside sales or manufacturing personnel who do not have
an internal extension assigned to them but still need a mailbox. You can handle a guest mailbox as it were a
regular extension (i.e., list it in the directory, assign a programmable feature key for transfer to it, etc.).
Notes: A guest mailbox must have at least one personal greeting recorded to be activated and, thus, able to
accept messages.
You also can use the off-premises “reach-me” feature (see page D.3) with a guest mailbox.
Personal greetings
You can record up to three different greetings in your own voice indicating the availability to return calls. Also,
you can change the greetings as often as necessary by recording over a previously recorded greeting. (See
“Select personal greeting,” page D.1, to learn how to program these greetings.)
(Continued)
D.8
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Programming your guest mailbox from an ESI Feature Phone
Press PROG/HELP , then the mailbox number and then # to confirm. You will be prompted to: record the
greeting, change the password, enter an external paging number, or exit by hanging up.
You can record up to three different personal greetings in your own voice indicating your availability to return calls.
Tip: If necessary, review “Personal greetings” on page D.1, for options and sample greetings.
You can change any personal greeting as often as necessary, by just recording over a previously recorded
personal greeting.
Warning: Do not delete all of your personal greetings; make sure at least one always remains. Deleting all the
greetings will not revert to the initial default greeting and will turn off your mailbox.
Select the desired greeting number — 1, 2, or 3. The current greeting will be played followed by prompts to
re-record, delete, hear again, or select as the current greeting by pressing #.
1 Record personal greeting
Begin recording at the tone, press 1 to stop. The new personal greeting automatically replaces the
previous greeting.
Important: Your mailbox will work only if at least one personal greeting exists for it. However, a legacy 12-Key
Digital Feature Phone must also have code 579 (VOICE MAIL) programmed on a programmable
feature key.
2 Delete personal greeting
When prompted, press 2 again to confirm deletion. (See “Important” note, above.)
3 Hear current personal greeting
Password
See “Password,” page C.5.
Off-premises message delivery
See “Off-premises message delivery,” page D.7.
Message Recycle Bin (un-delete)
See “Message Recycle Bin,” page D.8.
D.9
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Optional voice mail feature: Broadcast mailbox (500)
Important: This is a special, optional feature not explained in the tutorial.
Introduction to broadcast mailbox
The broadcast mailbox lets you broadcast a “master” message to all system users’ mailboxes. When you
record a master message in the broadcast mailbox, the ESI system instantly copies it into the mailbox of each
user who has recorded a personal greeting.
For easily contacting all system users, the ESI system’s broadcast mailbox (500) automatically consists of all
station mailboxes (not guest mailboxes) with personal greetings recorded.
Note: A user can only delete or save his copy of a broadcast message; the broadcast mailbox will retain a
saved group message until deleted by every member of the group.
The master message remains in the broadcast mailbox until all users have saved their copies or deleted them
from their mailboxes.
You may give the broadcast mailbox password to others to allow them to also record master messages.
Setting “0” as the password eliminates the password requirement.
Leaving a broadcast message
Dial 500 and enter the appropriate password (if required).
Deleting a broadcast message from the broadcast mailbox
Enter broadcast mailbox programming by pressing VOICE MAIL, , then dial 500. You will hear any
previously recorded broadcast messages not yet deleted by all system users. Delete by pressing 7. Exit by
hanging up.
Warning: If you delete the master message from the broadcast mailbox, all remaining copies will automatically be
deleted from the user’s mailboxes.
Example:
You have left a broadcast message reminding everyone of a meeting for Friday. The following Monday, if
the message is still in the broadcast mailbox (indicating that at least one of the persons has not deleted
the message), you can delete it from the broadcast mailbox which will delete it from all user mailboxes
who have not yet heard the message and deleted from their mailbox.
An important note about Quick Groups
™
Any user can use the Quick Groups feature to send a message to any combination of users (for each of
whom a station key has been programmed) without having to create specific group mailboxes. No
programming is required to initiate Quick Groups.
D.10
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Optional voice mail feature: Cascade notification mailboxes
Important: This is a special, optional feature not explained in the tutorial. Be sure to get your cascade notification
mailbox number from the Administrator.
A cascade notification mailbox dials up to three designated numbers (of up to 24 digits each) in a sequence
called a cascade.
If a cascade notification mailbox receives a new message, the ESI system dials the first number for a set number
of times. If it receives no response, the ESI system then dials a second number for a set number of times. If,
again, there is no response, the ESI system dials the third number; and the system then dials all three numbers,
in sequence, until someone does finally retrieve the message. This is useful for a variety of individuals who must
be “on-call” after hours, such as doctors, plumbers, technical support representatives, wrecker drivers and
volunteer fire fighters.
Programming your cascade notification mailbox
Cascade mailbox options
You can program up to three external numbers, of up to 24 digits each, to be called or paged whenever
the mailbox takes a new or urgent message. The system will dial the first number (for the number of times
listed), then dial the second paging number (for the number of times listed), and finally dial the third
number, continuing in this sequence to call all three numbers until the message has been retrieved.
1.
MB
2.
1st Number
3.
Type
4.
Attempts
5.
2nd Number
6.
Type
7.
Attempts
8.
3rd Number
9.
Type
520
2145553232
PHONE
2
2145554254
PHONE
3
2145555452
PAGER
To program a cascade mailbox, press PROG/HELP and the mailbox number, followed by #. Then, if
prompted, if enter the password (the default password is the same as the mailbox number). If this is the
first time you’ve programmed the mailbox, it will prompt you to record the mailbox greeting. Otherwise,
press 6 1 to enter programming of the following cascade mailbox options:
1. The mailbox number — Range: 520–529. [Then press 1 to enter number programming, and
proceed to Step 2.]
2. First number — The number to be dialed (without the CO line group).
3. Type — PHONE or PAGER. Use scroll keys to select.
4. Attempts — How many times the system will call before adding the second number.
Range: 0–99 (0 immediately pages all numbers). Default: 1.
5. Second number — The number to be dialed (without the CO line group).
6. Type — PHONE or PAGER. Use scroll keys to select.
7. Attempts — How many times the system will call before adding the third number.
Range: 0–99. Default: 1.
8. Third number — The number to be dialed (without the CO line group).
Note: Use the scroll key to enter special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. Press # to
confirm the inserted character and continue. Press # # to complete the entry. To change the number,
delete and then re-enter it.
D.11
User’s Guide
Voice mail operation
Cascade notification parameters
The cascade notification mailboxes will use the same CO line group and pager dialing pause as
programmed by the Installer.
Notification interval
To program the notification interval parameter for a cascade notification mailbox:
1. From the programming menu for that mailbox, press 6 2.
2. Enter the number of minutes for the interval between attempts.
Range: 1–1440. Default: 30.
Notes: Enter only the number; do not include a line access code (such as 9). Use the scroll key to enter
special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. You also can use the scroll keys to view the
number after it’s saved. To change the number, you must delete it and then re-enter it as desired.
For those situations where more than one cascade notification mailbox is in operation, the ESI
system automatically sends the mailbox number to the display of a cell phone or digital pager, to
indicate which mailbox has new messages.
Retrieving cascade notification mailbox messages
Retrieving messages when off-premises
If using an off-premises phone
1. Your off-premises phone ring. When you answer, you’ll hear: “You have new messages in
mailbox number [xxx]. Please enter your password. To stop notification, press the key.”
2. Enter the mailbox number and (if necessary) password. The system then will play any new
messages in the cascade notification mailbox.
If using a pager
1. Call the main number.
2. If the auto attendant main greeting answers, press and the cascade paging mailbox number.
If a live operator answers, have the operator transfer you (by pressing VOICE MAIL and ,
followed by entry of the cascade paging mailbox number).
Retrieving messages when using an ESI desktop phone
Press VOICE MAIL and then enter the mailbox number.
Virtual Mailbox Key
See “Virtual Mailbox Key,” page D.4.
Message Recycle Bin (un-delete)
See “Message Recycle Bin,” page D.8.
D.12
User’s Guide
ESI phone operation
ESI phone operation
Display
When your phone (or station) is not in use, the display will show the current date and time, activated features
such as DND (do not disturb; see “MUTE/DND,” page E.3), monitor mode, and — on an ESI desktop phone
(other than the legacy 12-Key Feature Phone) — the system’s current line usage.
Note: An ESI Cordless Handset’s display is similar to that of the 24-Key Feature Phone; one difference is that a
Cordless Handset doesn’t show line usage.
On an ESI 40D Business Phone, 48-Key
Feature Phone, or 24-Key Feature Phone,
each block on the bottom line of the display
will represent an individual line (as in the
examples, right). Incoming calls usually are
assigned beginning with Line 1 at the farleft line indicator. Outgoing calls are
assigned from the highest-numbered line
beginning at the far right.
Two-line display
Three-line display
As you use your ESI desktop phone, its display changes frequently to give you detailed information during call
processing and voice mail operations.
Caller ID
If you subscribe to Caller ID from your telephone service provider, the phone’s display will show an outside
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caller’s name and/or number. In some instances, the service provider can send only a general caller status —
such as UNAVAILABLE, PRIVATE or NO DATA SENT.
Keys
Programmable feature keys
The phone’s programmable feature keys have been pre-programmed by the installer. The following chart
indicates the number of programmable feature keys on each ESI phone that your ESI system supports:
ESI phone model(s)
ESI 40 Business Phone
48-Key Feature Phone
24-Key Feature Phone
ESI Cordless Handset
12-Key Feature Phone (legacy product)
Number of programmable feature keys
16
30
12
4
9
You may wish to add to or change some of these keys to perform different functions explained throughout this
manual. Press PROG/HELP to verify current settings (see “Station programming,” page C.1).
Important: Each ESI Cordless Handset has a combination TRANS/CONF/PRG key that you should press when this
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User’s Guide instructs you to press PROG/HELP.
Note: To use voice mail, conference calling and mute/DND on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone, or to use call
recording or do-not-disturb mode on an ESI Cordless Handset, you must program these features into
programmable feature keys (see “Optional features,” page F.12).
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If you don’t subscribe to Caller ID, the LCD will show which line is receiving the call, instead of the caller’s name or number.
Each Cordless Handset has no access to the system’s Verbal User Guide (“help mode”).
E.1
User’s Guide
ESI phone operation
Fixed-feature keys
The fixed-feature keys on the phone are permanently labeled as to their usage. The FLASH/REDIAL and
MUTE/DND key on an ESI phone each have two purposes; your ESI system will govern this by permitting
only the appropriate function when either is pressed, depending on the circumstances at that moment. The
different phone models have some different fixed-feature keys.
Keys’ LEDs (lamps)
The LEDs (light-emitting diodes), or lamps, associated with the programmable and fixed keys aid in
determining the status of their function. In general:
• Green indicates a function associated with your phone.
• Red indicates an occurrence at another station.
• A solidly lit lamp indicates in-use status.
• Blinking indicates an action, such as ringing or holding, is required; a fast blink calls for immediate action.
As an example, a blinking red key is a call ringing at another station; blinking green signifies ringing at your
station. (See also “Line keys,” page F.11.)
Note: Each ESI Cordless Handset has only red LEDs, and only on its four programmable feature keys.
The illumination activity (such as blinking) otherwise is similar to that described above.
SPEAKER key and speakerphone operation
Note: The ESI Cordless Handset models and legacy 12-Key Feature Phone each lack a speakerphone.
For hands-free conversation, use the SPEAKER key. When an outside call rings, you can press SPEAKER
to connect to the caller via your phone’s built-in speakerphone. This lights the SPEAKER key’s LED. Or,
while using the handset, you can switch a call to the speakerphone by pressing SPEAKER and hanging up
the handset. (To revert to the handset from speakerphone mode, lift the handset again.) To perform group
listening — i.e., have a handset conversation along with the caller’s voice broadcast over your speaker —
press SPEAKER while on a handset conversation but do not hang up the handset.
Hands-free answer (internal calls only)1
Note: To use this feature on an ESI Cordless Handset, you must be using a headset.
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You can program your phone to enable or disable hands-free answer — press PROG/HELP 3 5.
With hands-free enabled, an internal call to your station generates a short ring and a double connect tone,
then automatically connects the caller to your speakerphone. With hands-free disabled, an internal call to
your station generates a single-ring cadence; outside calls ring with a double-ring cadence.
Note: The legacy 12-Key Feature Phone only supports hands-free listening. You must pick up the handset
to respond to the caller.
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The legacy 12-Key Feature Phone supports only hands-free listening. To answer, you must pick up the handset.
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ESI phone operation
Volume/scroll keys
The two smaller keys labeled and , located just above the dial pad, serve two purposes:
• Adjusting the volume heard through the handset and speaker — Your phone will maintain the chosen
volume setting until you change it.
• Serving as scroll keys for operations (such as Esi-Dex or programming) that may show several entries on
the display, such as special characters: #, , P, and F.
Notes: Each ESI Cordless Handset lacks scroll keys, and thus doesn’t support features like Esi-Dex.
To control volume on a Cordless Handset, use the buttons on the Handset’s side.
MUTE/DND key
To disable your handset or speaker microphone during a conversation (either with the handset or speaker),
press MUTE/DND. While the mute function is activated, the MUTE/DND LED will blink rapidly and the display
shows “MUTED.”
When your phone is idle and you wish to make sure its calls go straight to voice mail, press MUTE/DND to
toggle your phone in or out of DND (do-not-disturb) mode. The display will show DND and the MUTE/DND
LED will glow amber.
Notes: If you press MUTE/DND while your phone is ringing, this forwards the call to your voice mailbox (see
“Voice mail operation,” page D.1) and your station will be placed in DND.
On each Cordless Handset, muting is handled by the side-mounted MUTE button. For DND capability,
assign key code 578 to a programmable feature key (see “Optional features,” page F.12).
Soft feature keys
Soft feature keys are dynamic: when used, they constantly change your ESI phone’s status. These soft keys,
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located under the display, include ESI-DEX , PROG/HELP, and scroll keys ( and ). Along with spoken
and displayed commands, they guide you through the use of Esi-Dex (page F.2), various programming
activities and controlling the volume of your phone’s handset and speaker.
Dial tone
When you first lift your handset, you will hear an internal dial tone that allows you to call other stations or
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perform other internal functions. To gain an outside dial tone, dial 9 (or 8 or 7) or press a programmable feature
key that has been set as a line key. (A line key, when pressed, automatically gains an outside line. Consult your
System Administrator if you have questions.)
Note: On an ESI Cordless Handset, to receive:
• . . . internal dial tone, press TALK.
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• . . . external dial tone, press 9 (or 8 or 7). (If the Handset is in sleep mode, press TALK first.)
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2
Not available on the legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
What you dial to reach an outside line depends on your system’s particular setup. If you’re not sure, consult your administrator.
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ESI phone operation
Basic phone use
Outside calls
To answer (double-ring cadence): Lift the handset or press SPEAKER. If using a Cordless Handset, either
press TALK or remove the Cordless Handset from its charging cradle.
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To place: Lift the handset or press SPEAKER. Then either press an unlit line key or dial 9 (or 8 or 7) to be
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assigned an outside dial tone. On a Cordless Handset, press TALK and dial 9 (or 8 or 7).
To hang up: Replace the handset or press RELEASE or — if using the speakerphone — press SPEAKER.
If using a Cordless Handset, press TALK or put the Handset in its charging cradle.
Internal calls
To answer (single-ring cadence): In hands-free mode, answer directly through the speakerphone or pick up
the handset. Or, to answer a ringing call, lift the handset or press SPEAKER. If using a Cordless Handset,
either press TALK or remove the Cordless Handset for its charging cradle. (To receive a “hands-free-answer”
call on a Cordless Handset, you must be using a headset.)
To place: Lift the handset and dial the extension number or press a station key (see “Direct station selection,”
page E.5). On a Cordless Handset, press TALK or dial the extension.
To hang up: Replace the handset or press RELEASE or press the station key again or — if using the
speakerphone — press SPEAKER. If using a Cordless Handset, press TALK or put the Handset in its
charging cradle.
Shortcut for either outside or internal calls on speakerphone-equipped ESI phones:
If you press a station key or dial an extension number, the ESI system automatically activates
the speakerphone.
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What you dial to reach an outside line depends on your system’s particular setup. If you’re not sure, consult your administrator.
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User’s Guide
ESI phone operation
Direct station selection
Programming some of the programmable feature keys (see p. C.2) as station keys will provide direct access to
those stations as well as providing lamp information as to their status. The station keys’ LEDs indicates the
status of the station assigned to each key:
If a station key’s LED is . . .
The station assigned to that key is . . .
Unlit
Available; currently unused
Red; steadily lit
In use
Red; blinking
Ringing from another call
Green; steadily lit
Green; blinking
Connected to you (including via voice mail)
Ringing from your call
Amber; steadily lit
In DND mode
Note: Each ESI Cordless Handset has only red LEDs, and only on its four programmable feature keys.
The illumination activity (such as blinking) otherwise is similar to that described above.
To call another station programmed into one of your station keys:
1. Press an available (unlit) station key.
2. The called station will sound a short ring followed by a double connect tone.
3. The phone system will activate the called station’s speakerphone (or the station will ring if that station’s
user has hands-free answer disabled).
4. To disconnect when finished, do one of the following:
• Replace the handset.
• If in hands-free mode, either press the station key again or press SPEAKER.
• Press RELEASE. (With a Cordless Handset, press TALK or put the Handset in its charging cradle.)
If you press a key for a station that’s in use (red; steadily lit), you will “camp onto” the station, where its Feature
Phone’s display will tell its user that you’re waiting (see “Call waiting,” page E.11).
If you press a key for a station that’s in DND (amber; steadily lit), you’ll be forwarded directly to the person’s mailbox.
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ESI phone operation
Transferring an outside call . . .
. . . to another station
Blind transfer
1. While connected to an outside call, press a station key (or press TRANSFER and then dial the
extension number).
2. Hang up.
Note: If the called person doesn’t answer, the caller will be forwarded either to the called person’s
mailbox or another destination the Installer has programmed.
Supervised transfer — announcing the caller to the called person
1. While connected to an outside call, press a station key (or press TRANSFER and then dial the
extension number) and wait until the called person answers.
2. Announce the caller (e. g., “Hello; I’ve got Bill on the line and I’m transferring him to you now.”)
3. Hang up.
Note: If the transferred-to person doesn’t answer in step 1, press the station key again or press
FLASH to be reconnected to the original caller.
. . . to another phone number (trunk-to-trunk transfer)
Important: USE OF FEATURES, SUCH AS TRUNK-TO-TRUNK TRANSFER, THAT REQUIRE TRUNK-TO-TRUNK
CONNECTIONS WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF TOLL FRAUD. IN NO EVENT SHALL ESTECH SYSTEMS, INC. BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FRAUDULENT TOLL CHARGES, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS
INTERRUPTIONS, OR ANY OTHER COSTS OR DAMAGES RELATED THERETO, ARISING FROM THE USE OF
THESE FEATURES.
Blind transfer
1. While connected to an outside call, press TRANSFER and then the line access code (9, 8, or 7),
and then the telephone number to which you want to transfer.
2. Hang up. Now both outside lines are connected via a trunk-to-trunk connection.
Note: If, at any point during the trunk-to-trunk transfer, you wish to return to the original call (e.g.,
perhaps you received a busy signal at the remote end, or the recipient simply won’t take the
call), just press FLASH. This disconnects the second outside connection, returning you to (and
removing from hold) the original call.
Supervised transfer — announcing the caller to the called person
1. While connected to an outside call, press TRANSFER and then the line access code (9, 8, or 7); then
dial the phone number to which you want to transfer, and wait until the called person answers.
2. Announce the caller (e.g., “Hello; I’ve got Bill on the line and I’m transferring him to you now.”)
3. Hang up. Now both outside lines are connected via a trunk-to-trunk connection.
Note: If, at any point during the trunk-to-trunk transfer, you wish to return to the original call (e.g.,
perhaps you received a busy signal at the remote end, or the recipient simply won’t take the
call), just press FLASH. This disconnects the second outside connection, returning you to (and
removing from hold) the original call.
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ESI phone operation
. . . to a voice mailbox
Transferring a caller to a mailbox to leave a message
1. While connected to an outside call, press VOICE MAIL and the appropriate station key — or, if your
phone has no station key programmed for this destination, press VOICE MAIL and TRANSFER,
and then dial the extension number.
2. You and the caller will be connected to that user’s personal greeting. You may choose either to
hang up immediately or listen to a portion of the personal greeting (i. e., to assure yourself that you
have placed the caller into the correct mailbox).
Note: Regardless of when you hang up, the caller will hear the entire personal greeting. To insure the
privacy of the message, you will automatically be disconnected at the record tone.
Transferring a user to his/her own mailbox for message pickup
You can transfer a user who’s calling from the outside directly to his/her mailbox for message pick-up by
pressing VOICE MAIL and the appropriate station key, or dialing the mailbox number and hanging up.
. . . to the main greeting
To transfer an outside caller to the main greeting, press VOICE MAIL and hang up.
Transferring an internal call . . .
. . . to another station
Blind transfer
1. While connected to an internal call, press TRANSFER and then either press a station key or dial an
extension number.
2. Hang up.
Supervised transfer — announcing the caller to the called person
1. While connected to an internal call, press TRANSFER and then either press a station key or dial an
extension number; then, wait until the called person answers.
2. Announce the caller (e.g., “Hello; I’ve got Bill on the line and I’m transferring him to you now.”)
3. Hang up.
. . . to another phone number
Blind transfer
1. While connected to an internal call, press TRANSFER followed by the line access code (9, 8, or 7)
and the telephone number to which you want to transfer.
2. Hang up.
Supervised transfer — announcing the caller to the called person
1. While connected to an internal call, press TRANSFER followed by the line access code (9, 8, or 7)
and the telephone number to which you want to transfer, and wait until the called person answers.
2. Announce the caller (e. g., “Hello; I’ve got Bill on the line and I’m transferring him to you now.”)
3. Hang up.
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. . . to a voice mailbox
Transferring a caller to a mailbox to leave a message
1. While connected to an internal call, press TRANSFER, then press VOICE MAIL, and then press a
station key or dial an extension number.
2. You and the caller will be connected to that user’s personal greeting. You may choose either to
hang up immediately or listen to a portion of the personal greeting (i. e., to assure yourself that you
have placed the caller into the correct mailbox).
Note: Regardless of when you hang up, the caller will hear the entire personal greeting. To insure the
privacy of the message, you will automatically be disconnected at the record tone.
Conference calling
Up to two conferences, with up to four members each, can be conducted at the same time per system.
Contact your system Installer to verify if your system is configured to handle two simultaneous conferences.
Note: On stations with a legacy 12-Key Digital Feature phone, a programmable feature key must be set to 570 in
order to initiate a conference call. For more information, see page F.12.
To create a conference call:
1. Establish the first call.
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2. Press CONF to place the call on hold.
3. Place a second call as you normally would.
4. Once connected to the second call, press CONF again to connect all of you together.
Note: Repeat these steps to add a fourth member to the conference.
If the newest added-on member does not answer, press his/her station key again or press FLASH to return to
the original conferees. If you place any incoming caller on HOLD or exclusive HOLD (see “Hold/exclusive hold
operation,” page E.12), you can add that caller, as well, to the conference by pressing CONF, retrieving the call
from hold (or exclusive hold) and pressing CONF again.
Any member of the conference can drop out by simply hanging up. However, when the station that created the
conference hangs up, all members in the conference are disconnected. Individual stations or lines connected to
the conference can be dropped from the conference by pressing their station or line key (lit green).
Note: Your installer or System Administrator may have enabled trunk-to-trunk conferencing (unsupervised
conferencing) for your station. If so, the steps to initiating such a conference are the same as for performing
any other conference (see above); the difference is that you may hang up, thus exiting the conference, but
the remaining members won’t be disconnected. (If this feature isn’t enabled, your hanging up disconnects
all members.)
Important: USE OF FEATURES, SUCH AS TRUNK-TO-TRUNK TRANSFER, THAT REQUIRE TRUNK-TO-TRUNK CONNECTIONS WILL
INCREASE THE RISK OF TOLL FRAUD. IN NO EVENT SHALL ESTECH SYSTEMS, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FRAUDULENT
TOLL CHARGES, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, OR ANY OTHER COSTS OR DAMAGES
RELATED THERETO, ARISING FROM THE USE OF THESE FEATURES.
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If you’re using an ESI Cordless Handset, use the TRANS/CONF/PRG key each time these instructions tell you to use CONF.
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ESI phone operation
Call forwarding
Your station has been pre-programmed by the installer to “call-forward” your phone when it is busy or does not
answer (usually to your mailbox). In addition, you can temporarily call-forward all of your calls to another station
or another user’s mailbox.
1. Dial 5 6 5.
2. Dial the extension number (or VOICE MAIL and then the mailbox number) to which the system should
forward all calls.
Note: If the forwarded-to station is busy or does not answer a forwarded call, the call will be returned to
your mailbox.
If you frequently call-forward your phone, you can program a programmable feature key as a call forwarding key to
automatically turn forwarding on and off. If you always forward to the same extension, you can program a key
with both 5 6 5 and the extension number. (For more information, see “Programmable feature keys,” pp. C.2)
The call forwarding key will be solid green to indicate that it is active.
Call forwarding/no-answer
Note: The ESI Cordless Handsets and legacy 12-Key Feature Phone do not support call forwarding/no-answer.
One special form of call forwarding your phone can do is called call forwarding/no-answer. As the term implies,
it’s a forwarding that occurs only after a call to your extension goes unanswered; so, essentially, this gives you a
chance to answer the phone in case you’re there and wish to take the call, but automatically forwards as
programmed if you’re either away from your phone or just choose not to take the call. You can set your phone
to call-forward/no-answer to an extension or mailbox. For you to set this, either the extension must have an
assigned call-forward/no-answer key assigned or you can dial 5 6 7 followed by the destination number.
When you set call forwarding/no-answer:
• Outside calls coming into the extension will ring there for a predetermined time and then be forwarded to a
designated extension or mailbox.
• If the call isn’t answered within a predetermined time, the caller will be routed to the original extension’s
voice mailbox.
• If the extension is in DND mode, the call will be forwarded immediately to the extension or mailbox.
• If the extension is busy — i.e., off-hook on another call — and not in DND mode, call forwarding/noanswer will not be followed; instead, call waiting will be initiated (if allowed) and if the call is not answered,
will follow the fixed call forward setting (normally your voice mailbox).
To set or cancel call forwarding/no-answer:
1. Dial 5 6 7.
2. Enter the extension or mailbox to which you are forwarding.
3. Press # to confirm.
4. Press a scroll key ( or ) to select either ENABLE or DISABLE for call forwarding/no-answer.
5. Press # to confirm.
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Call forwarding/off-premises
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You may also be able to call-forward to an outside number. This is called call forwarding/off-premises. When
this is set, outside calls that are directed to your extension will be forwarded to the outside number. If the call
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isn’t answered in time, the caller will be routed to the extension’s voice mailbox.
To set:
1. Press CFWD (or dial 5 6 5).
2. Enter the number (including the line group access code, such as “9”) to which you’re forwarding.
3. Press # to confirm.
Example: To call forward to 214 555-4141, press CFWD (or dial 5 6 5) and dial 9 2 1 4 5 5 5 4 1 4 1 # .
To cancel:
1. Press the CFWD key (or dial 5 6 5)
2. Press to cancel.
Call forwarding/no-answer/off-premises
Note: The ESI Cordless Handsets and 12-Key Feature Phone do not support call forwarding/no-answer.
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You may also be able to call-forward/no-answer to an outside (“off-premises”) number. This is called
call-forward/no-answer/off-premises. When this is set, outside calls that are directed to your extension will
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ring for a predetermined time, and then be forwarded to the outside number. If the call isn’t answered in time,
the caller will be routed to the extension’s voice mailbox.
To set or cancel:
1. Dial 5 6 7 (or press an assigned call forwarding/no-answer programmable feature key; if necessary,
review the instructions on page E.9).
2. Enter the number (including the line group access code, such as “9”) to which you’re forwarding.
3. Press # to confirm.
4. Press a scroll key ( or ) to select either ENABLE or DISABLE for call forwarding/no-answer.
5. Press # to confirm.
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Your extension may not be allowed to have this feature. Contact your ESI Reseller for more information.
You must press 1 to answer the forwarded call (just as with off-premises “reach-me”; see page D.3).
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ESI phone operation
Call waiting
If you’ve enabled call waiting for your station (PROG/HELP 3 1) and a second call comes in while you’re on another,
a tone in your earpiece and the bottom line of your display will indicate that a second call is waiting. You can ignore
the waiting call and it will be transferred to your mailbox (or other destination set by the Installer). To toggle between
the two calls, press FLASH/RDL (or FLASH on certain legacy phones). To drop either call, press RELEASE
while connected to the call to be dropped: this disconnects it and automatically re-connects you to the other call.
On a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone, press the hook switch quickly to toggle between two calls (FLASH), or hold
the hook switch down to release the call (RELEASE).
Call waiting display
Be sure to check the display when you’re using call waiting. Initially, the first line shows the name or number
of your original call (depending on how the call was created) and the call duration. The second line shows the
name or number of the call waiting along with the duration of that call. The arrow on the display will move
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between the first and second lines, indicating to which call you are connected. Here’s an example:
1. You’re connected to XYZ Company, when you hear a beep and see that Joe Smith is calling:
ESI phone
with two-line
display
ESI phone
with three-line
display
(In this example, Joe’s call is being transferred to you; it’s been in the system for 31 seconds.)
2. You press FLASH/RDL (or FLASH on certain legacy phones) and are connected to Joe. Note how the
arrow moves to indicate the change of connection:
ESI phone
with two-line
display
ESI phone
with three-line
display
Note: If Caller ID is not used, the line number will appear instead of the caller’s name or number. If Caller ID is
used, in some instances the local telephone service provider will only show a general caller status such
as Unavailable, Private, or No Data Sent.
Station-to-station call waiting
You can call, or transfer a call to, another station that is in use (as indicated by the fact that its station key, if
one exists for it on your ESI phone, is glowing red). This generates a call waiting tone in the other station’s
earpiece and puts a call waiting indication on the bottom line of that station’s display, as explained in “Call
waiting display” (above). If the person ignores the call waiting, your call or the transferred call will be
forwarded to the person’s mailbox (or other destination set by the installer).
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A legacy 12-Key Feature Phone will show only the first caller. Even if you hang up from the first call, the second call’s Caller ID information won’t appear.
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ESI phone operation
Background announce feature
(Not available on legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
During call waiting, you can also make a brief, private background announcement to the station's earpiece
(if its user has enabled the background announce feature; see “Station options,” page C.4).
A background announce key must have been programmed at your station by programming code 5 6 9 at a
programmable feature key (see p. C.2).
1. During call waiting (as described previously), press and hold the programmed announce key to speak; the key
will glow green if background announce is permitted or red if it isn’t permitted. The called station will hear your
voice over the outside person’s voice. The outside caller, however, cannot hear you. The called person can
respond by pressing FLASH/RDL (or FLASH on certain legacy phones), which places the original call on hold.
2. Release the key when you are finished speaking.
Note: This feature works only between ESI phones (i.e., non-ESI analog phones on the system can neither send
nor receive background announcement) — and only if (a.) the called person has allowed call waiting and
background announce and (b.) the called person is using his/her handset. The background announce key
will be green (if these conditions are met), indicating that a background announce can be made.
Hold/exclusive hold operation
The difference between hold and exclusive hold
Your ESI phone lets you put a call (internal or outside) on either hold or exclusive hold.
Each puts a call into a standby mode, but here’s the difference between the two:
• Hold allows anyone on the ESI system to retrieve the call. Users connected to outside calls can press
HOLD to place the call on hold. The system identifies held calls as being in numerically identified lines —
e.g., “Line One,” “Line Four,” etc.
For example, if you need to transfer a call to another station and know the person is in the building but not
at his/her desk, you might page him/her to pick up a “call on Line One.”
• Exclusive hold keeps the call only at the station where the user pressed HOLD.
Note: The way the HOLD key operates will depend on how HOLD key operation was programmed by the Installer.
(If you’re unsure about which hold feature is activated when following the instructions, contact your System
Administrator.) For future reference, place a checkmark next to the feature that’s activated — either hold or
exclusive hold — when you follow the instructions.
Hold
Exclusive hold
To place a call on hold
While on a call, press HOLD to place the call on hold. The HOLD key LED will light solid red on your ESI
phone and will blink red on all other phones. Also, your ESI phone’s display will show the quantity, and
numerical line identifications, of the calls currently on hold throughout your ESI system:
Oldest (and recalling)
12-Key Feature Phone
(legacy product)
ESI phone with
three-line display
ESI phone with
two-line display
Newest
Oldest (and recalling)
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Newest
Oldest (and
recalling)
Newest
Calls
holding
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To retrieve a held call
To retrieve a held call from the same ESI phone where it was put on hold, press HOLD again and dial the
appropriate line number (using the display for reference).
To retrieve a held call from any idle ESI phone on the system, press HOLD and dial the appropriate line
number. After call retrieval, the ESI phone display will update to show lines currently holding calls.
Notes: If your phone has any line keys programmed (see page F.11), each will blink red when a call is on
hold on its lines; in such cases, just press that line key to retrieve the held call. On the phone where
the call was originally placed on hold, such a line key will blink green.
If your phone has station keys programmed (see page C.3), each will slowly blink when a call
involving its assigned station is placed on hold. If you were the one who placed it on hold, the blink
will be green; otherwise, the blink will be red. To retrieve the call, just press the station key.
After you press HOLD, the display will help you choose the line number to retrieve: the top row will show
how many calls are on hold and the second row will show all held calls in the system. Newly held calls are
added from the right side of the second row.
Note: If more calls are on hold than the display can show, each side of the display’s second row will show an
arrow, indicating that more lines have calls on hold. Press the corresponding scroll key (either to
scroll to the left or to scroll to the right) to view the other line numbers where calls are holding.
Hold
Exclusive hold
To place a call on exclusive hold
To place a call on exclusive hold on an ESI phone, press HOLD for at least one second. The display will
briefly appear as follows . . .
ESI phone with
two-line display
ESI phone with
three-line display
12-Key Feature Phone
(legacy product)
. . . and then return to its normal state. This exclusive hold will cause the HOLD key to light solid red on
just that ESI phone (i.e., where the key was pressed) and none other in the system.
To retrieve a call from exclusive hold
To reconnect to a call from the ESI phone where the call was placed on exclusive hold, you may do any of
the following:
(a.) From a phone idle state, press HOLD for at least one full second.
(b.) Press the blinking programmable feature key (see pp. C.2) that you know is pre-programmed for
that outside (or “virtual”) line or station. This will reconnect you immediately to the call.
(c.) Press HOLD briefly and dial the appropriate line number. Only the ESI phone where the call was
placed on exclusive hold will display an “E” next to the line (identified by number) on which the call
is holding. (That line number won’t appear on the hold display on any other ESI phone, because no
other ESI phone can retrieve that call.) In the example below, the ESI phone has a call on exclusive
hold on line 12.
ESI phone with
two-line display
ESI phone with
three-line display
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12-Key Feature Phone
(legacy product)
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Paging
Your ESI system can be programmed to allow paging through an overhead paging system and/or paging
through some (if page zones have been created) or the speakers of all of the system’s ESI phones.
Overhead paging
Station number 199 is designated as the overhead paging port. If the ESI system has been connected to an
overhead paging system, you can page by dialing 1 9 9 and making your announcement after the tones. If
you frequently page, assign 1 9 9 to a programmable feature key (see p. C.2).
Paging through phones
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Press PAGE 0 to page through the speakers of all of the ESI phones. Press PAGE and then 1, 2, or 3 to
access a programmed paging zone. (See the administrator for a list of page zones.) The Installer may have
added an overhead page system to one or more of these page zones.
Note: Phones in use or in do-not-disturb mode will not carry a page through their speakers.
To page for pickup of an outside call
To page someone to pick up an outside call:
1. Place the call on hold by pressing HOLD.
2. Verify the line number from the display.
3. Page the person and announce the hold location for retrieval. For example:
“Sarah, you have a call on Line Two — Sarah, Line Two, please.”
Call pickup
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From your station, you can answer a call ringing at another station or department by pressing PICK UP and then
either dialing the extension or (if the destination is programmed into one of your keys; see “Programmable feature
keys,” p. C.2) pressing the station key for the ringing station.
During night mode (see page F.13), if a night bell is in use instead of the night auto attendant, press PICK UP 0
to access the ringing outside call.
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The PAGE key is also the # key.
The PICK UP key is also the key.
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Optional features
Live outside calls
If your station has been designated to receive live outside calls — i.e., those that have neither come through
the auto attendant nor been transferred — your ESI phone will:
(a.) Display that you are receiving an outside call
(b.) Ring with a double cadence (internal calls ring with a single cadence).
While you’re on a call, additional live calls to your station will ring with a secondary ring (see page C.5).
To answer any additional calls, you must do one of the following:
• Disconnect from the current call.
• Transfer the current call.
• Place the current call on hold.
You can press RELEASE to drop a current call and automatically be connected to the next ringing call.
Note: If your station is able to receive both live outside calls and calls transferred to you from the auto
attendant, you may wish to turn off call waiting at your station (to avoid confusion between a call waiting
tone in your earpiece and a secondary ring from a live outside call).
Operator station
If your station has been designated as the operator station, you will also receive calls when a caller dials 0 in
the auto attendant or from a station.
Your display will indicate that the call ringing is one of the following:
• A call for the operator — Someone dialed 0.
• A call for your extension — Someone dial your extension number.
As the operator, you may be responsible to manually change the Day/Night Mode of the system; if so, you
must program a programmable feature key to perform this (initially, the upper left key will be the day/night
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mode Key). Each time the key is pressed the display will change: DAY, NGT, HDAY, or AUTO. If you select
DAY (day mode) or NGT (night mode) the system will operate in the selected mode until you manually
change it again.
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AUTO indicates that the system will follow the day/night mode tables programmed by the Installer.
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Special keys
Special keys
FLASH/RDL
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The FLASH/RDL key is used for both flash functions and redial functions.
Flash functions
While you’re on a call, pressing FLASH/RDL allows you to perform these flash functions:
o Getting a fresh dial tone without replacing the handset — When connected to an outside line,
press FLASH/RDL to automatically disconnect and receive fresh outside dial tone. (See also
“RELEASE,” below.)
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o Sending a flash hook signal — If operating behind Centrex or a PBX, press FLASH/RDL to transmit a
flash hook signal automatically to either the phone company’s central office or the host PBX. Either may
use this signal to provide you with additional features.
o Toggling between calls — If you hear a call waiting tone while on a call, press FLASH/RDL to toggle
between the two calls.
Redial functions
If your phone is idle, pressing FLASH/RDL allows you to automatically call a stored name and number as
shown below:
To . . .
Press FLASH/RDL . . .
Redial the last number called
When your station is idle
. . . or . . .
After first lifting the handset or pressing SPEAKER
During message playback with Caller ID
Automatically respond to a message
Note: If using an ESI Cordless Handset, you must assign the redial function to a programmable feature key
(see “Optional features,” page F.12).
RELEASE
The RELEASE key serves several purposes:
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If pressed when connected to a call through the handset, it disconnects the call and gives you internal
dial tone.
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If pressed when you’re connected to a call via the speakerphone, it disconnects the call.
If pressed during call waiting, it drops the current call and automatically connects to the waiting call.
Notes: The hookswitch also acts as a combination FLASH/RELEASE key (and is the only way to perform these
functions on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone, which has neither a FLASH/RDL key nor a RELEASE key).
To send a flash hook signal, quickly press the hookswitch once.
To release (disconnect), hold down the hookswitch for one second.
To hang up when using an ESI Cordless Handset, press TALK or put the handset in its charging cradle.
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Certain legacy phones have separate FLASH and REDIAL keys.
A special service your phone company may offer. See your administrator for further details.
F.1
User’s Guide
Special keys
Esi-Dex
(Not available on ESI Cordless Handsets or legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
Esi-Dex (“easy Dex”) is a powerful feature that lets you access and auto-dial stored names and numbers. You may
access names and numbers from as many as four different Dexes (i.e., indexes):
Dex
Source
Personal Dex
Names you’ve stored for your use (see “Adding names to your Personal Dex,” below)
Station Dex
All station, department, and guest mailbox names programmed by the Installer
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System Dex
All system speed-dial names set up by the System Administrator
Esi-Dex prompts displayed on an ESI phone with a three-line display
Prompt
What it means
[Arrows]
Move in the direction of the arrow as desired
BACK
Moves backward to previous screen/record
DEL
Deletes a specific name and/or number shown on the display
DIAL
Dials the phone number
EDIT
Edits information shown on the display
NEW
NEXT
PAUSE
PER
STA
STOR
SYS
Creates a new record in Esi-Dex
Moves to next record or programming prompt
Inserts a three-second pause in a phone number (if required for proper dialing)
Selects Personal Dex
Selects Station Dex
Stores a name and phone number
Selects System Dex
. . . On an ESI phone with a two-line display
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving internal dial tone), repeatedly press ESI-DEX to
select the desired Dex:
Notes: System Dex isn’t available on every system.
For the remainder of this example, we’ll assume you selected Personal Dex. However, the
procedure is the same for any of the other Dexes.
2. Choose the desired name from the selected Dex, using one of two methods.
Either:
(a.) Scroll — Press the scroll keys ( and ) to look up and down through the Dex until you find
the name (names will appear in the order in which they were stored in the Dex).
. . . Or . . .
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(b.) Dial-by-name — Dial up to the first three characters of the extension, department, or guest
mailbox name. For example: if you want to call John Doe, dial 5 6 4 (because it spells J O H).
You’ll begin to see names that begin with those letters. You can then use the scroll keys (
and ) until you find the desired name and number.
3. Press ESI-DEX again to dial the number.
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The System Dex is available only if the System Administrator has programmed system-wide speed-dial numbers.
You can also dial just one or two characters, and then press # to enter.
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Special keys
. . . On an ESI phone with a three-line display
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving dial tone), press ESI-DEX. This causes the Esi-Dex
menu to appear, as shown:
2. Press a key to choose the appropriate Dex —Station Dex (STA), System Dex (SYS), or Personal
Dex (PER) — or press RELEASE to cancel the procedure.
Notes: System Dex isn’t available on every system.
For the remainder of this example, we’ll assume you selected Personal Dex. However, the
procedure is the same for any of the other Dexes.
The display now reads:
3. Choose the desired name from the selected Dex, using one of two methods.
Either:
(a.) Scroll — Press the scroll keys ( and ) to look up and down through the Dex until you find
the name (names will appear in the order in which they were stored in the Dex).
. . . Or . . .
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(b.) Dial-by-name — Dial up to the first three characters of the extension, department, or guest
mailbox name. For example: if you want to call John Doe, dial 5 6 4 (because it spells J O H).
You’ll begin to see names that begin with those letters. You can then use the scroll keys (
and ) until you find the desired name and number.
4. Press DIAL to place the call.
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You can also dial just one or two characters, and then press # to enter.
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Special keys
Adding names to your Personal Dex
You can add names to your Personal Dex by using either the Caller ID method or the manual method. The
Caller ID method is the same regardless of whether you’re using a ESI phone with a two-line display or an
ESI phone with a three-line display; however, the manual method is used differently on each phone model.
Caller ID method (on an ESI phone with a two- or three-line display)
Whenever a Caller ID name appears on your LCD display (while talking on an incoming call or during
message retrieval) press ESI-DEX to automatically store the name and number in your Personal Dex. The
display confirms:
Manual method (on an ESI phone with a two-line display)
While your station is idle, press ESI-DEX until prompted to “ADD-A-NAME” . . .
. . . and then enter the name and the number as prompted.
Note: If needed, press PROG/HELP for assistance.
1. To enter each character for the name, press the dialpad key that includes the desired character.
The key’s possible character entries will change each time you press the key.
2. When the desired character appears, press # to confirm its entry. The cursor will move to the next
character position. Use and (the scroll keys) to back up or to insert a space.
Example: To enter a B, press 2 twice (the possible options through which to scroll are A, B, C and 2).
When B appears, press # to confirm and move to the next entry.
3. Repeat steps 1–2 until the name is complete. The name may contain up to 12 characters (a space
is a character, too).
4. Press # again when finished entering the name.
5. Now, enter the number — including, if necessary, the line access code 9 (or 8 or 71–76).
Note: Use the scroll key to enter special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. You also
can use the scroll keys to view the number after it’s saved. To change the number, you must
delete it and then re-enter it as desired.
6. Press # to confirm the entry.
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Manual method (on an ESI phone with a three-line display)
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving dial tone), press ESI-DEX. This causes the Esi-Dex
menu to appear, as shown:
Note: Your display may differ, depending upon the availability of certain Dexes on your system.
2. Press PER to choose the Personal Dex.
The display now reads:
3. Press NEW.
4. To enter each character for the name, press the dialpad key that includes the desired character.
The key’s possible character entries will change each time you press the key.
5. When the desired character appears, press # to confirm its entry. The cursor will move to the next
character position. Use and (the scroll keys) to back up or to insert a space.
Example: To enter a B, press 2 twice (the possible options to scroll through are A, B, C and 2). When B
appears, press # to confirm and move to the next entry.
6. Repeat steps 4–5 until the name is complete. The name may contain up to 12 characters (a space
is a character, too).
7. Press NEXT when finished entering the name. You will see the display for entering the number that
goes with the name you entered.
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Special keys
8. Enter the number — including, if necessary, the line access code 9 (or 8 or 71–76). To insert a twosecond pause, press PAUSE.
Note: Use the scroll key to enter special characters; use the scroll key to backspace. You also
can use the scroll keys to view the number after it’s saved. To change the number, you must
delete it and then re-enter it as desired.
9. Press STOR to confirm the entry, which the phone will show briefly before returning to the Personal
Dex display.
10. To make another name/number entry, repeat steps 3–9. To finish, press BACK.
Deleting names from your Personal Dex
. . . On an ESI phone with a two-line display
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving dial tone), repeatedly press ESI-DEX to select the
Personal Dex:
2. Choose the desired name from the Personal Dex, using one of two methods.
Either:
(a.) Scroll — Press the scroll keys ( and ) to look up and down through the Dex until you find
the name (names will appear in the order in which they were stored in the Dex).
. . . Or . . .
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(b.) Dial-by-name — Dial up to the first three characters of the name. For example: to bring up
the listing for First International Bank, dial 3 4 7 (because it spells F I R). You’ll begin to see
names that begin with those letters. You can then use the scroll keys ( and ) until you find
the desired name and number.
3. When the desired name and number appears . . .
. . . delete the entry by pressing either or HOLD.
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You can also dial just one or two characters, and then press # to enter.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
. . . On an ESI phone with a three-line display
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving dial tone), press ESI-DEX. This causes the Esi-Dex
menu to appear, as shown:
2. Press PER to choose the Personal Dex.
3. Choose the desired name from the Personal Dex, using one of two methods.
Either:
(a.) Scroll — Press the scroll keys ( and ) to look up and down through the Dex until you find
the name (names will appear in the order in which they were stored in the Dex).
. . . Or . . .
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(b.) Dial-by-name — Dial up to the first three characters of the name. For example: to bring up
the listing for First International Bank, dial 3 4 7 (because it spells F I R). You’ll begin to see
names that begin with those letters. You can then use the scroll keys ( and ) until you find
the desired name and number.
4. Delete the entry by pressing HOLD.
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You can also dial just one or two characters, and then press # to enter.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Using Esi-Dex: An example
Let’s say you’re on a call with the XYZ Company — XYZ COMPANY appears on your display — and you
wish to save the name and number for future use. Just press ESI-DEX. Your display will confirm that the
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information has been stored. Then, to call the XYZ Company in the future, use Esi-Dex as described below
for each model of ESI phone.
. . . On an ESI phone with a two-line display
1. Press ESI-DEX until you see PERSONAL DEX on the display.
2. Enter 9 2 5 (W A L). The display will show the first stored name that starts with the character range
from WAJ to YCL.
3. Press the scroll keys ( and ) until XYZ COMPANY appears in the display.
4. Press ESI-DEX again. This dials the number for the XYZ Company.
Important: The number dialed (if stored from a Caller ID) will be the number for the actual line used by
the caller, and may be different than the caller’s listed number. Additionally, some local calls
may not be auto-dialed correctly, depending on the limitations of your area’s local dialing
plan. You may wish to create a manual listing for these. Consult your Administrator if you
need more help.
. . . On an ESI phone with a three-line display
1. While your station is idle (or just after receiving dial tone), press ESI-DEX.
2. Press PER to select the Personal Dex.
(Continued)
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If the number is already in your Personal Dex, the message ALREADY STORED will appear on the display. This indicates Esi-Dex has prevented
storing the same number multiple times.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
3. Enter 9 2 5 (W A L). The display will show the first stored name that starts with the character range
from WAJ to YCL.
4. Press the scroll keys ( and ) until XYZ COMPANY appears in the display.
5. Press DIAL. This dials the number for the XYZ Company.
Important: The number dialed (if stored from a Caller ID) will be the number for the actual line used by
the caller, and may be different than the caller’s listed number. Additionally, some local calls
may not be auto-dialed correctly, depending on the limitations of your area’s local dialing
plan. You may wish to create a manual listing for these. Consult your administrator if you
need further assistance.
System speed-dialing with Esi-Dex
If your administrator has programmed system speed-dial numbers, you can access one of these numbers
either via Esi-Dex, as explained in the foregoing discussion, or auto-dial it by dialing its corresponding
three-digit access number.
Example: If an out-of-town factory location has been programmed as system speed-dial access number 605, you can
lift the handset, receive internal dial tone, dial 6 0 5 and this will automatically dial the factory’s number.
You may also program 605 (in this example) as a programmable feature key (see page C.2).
Override ring
(Not available on legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
The override ring feature lets you place a call — station-to-station or outside line — or leave a voice message
when another call is ringing.
Placing a call using the override ring feature
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First, program a feature key to be an Override Ring Key — by assigning to it the function code 5 8 0. Then,
to bypass an incoming station or line call:
1. Before you begin the call, press the Override Ring Key you programmed. When you do this,
don’t take the handset off-hook and don’t press either a pre-assigned headset key (see page F.13), a
preprogrammed line key or SPEAKER.
2. Once you receive dial tone, pick up the handset and proceed with your call as you normally would. The
incoming call will be rerouted to the forwarding destination (such as your voice mailbox) your Installer or
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System Administrator has set for your station.
Notes: Any other feature keys not mentioned above will neither answer a call nor initiate the override ring feature.
Use of the Override Ring Key also overrides any outside dial tone preference (see page F.11) that may
have been set for your station.
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See “Programmable feature keys,” page C.2, for full details.
The override ring feature has no effect on calls ringing in from a hold recall or a queued line.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Message monitor mode (live call screening)
(Not available on legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.)
Message monitor mode, or live call screening, lets you hear a caller leaving a message in your mailbox, just as
with your home answering machine. You turn this feature on or off as part of user programming — PROG/HELP
3 6. While you hear the caller through your speaker, you have the following options:
Option
Lift the handset
Result
You intercept the call
Do nothing
The system records the message to your mailbox for your later retrieval
Press MUTE/DND
Temporarily mutes your speaker (the system continues to record the message to
your mailbox)
Note: During monitor mode, you will hear a call ring, then subdued ringing while the caller is hearing your personal
greeting, then their message. You can intercept the call at any time.
Personal greeting reminder
If you frequently change your personal greeting, use this option; it sets your station to remind you of your
current greeting. The first time you use your phone after it has been idle (for the period you set in this function),
the system automatically plays your current greeting (and gives you the option to change it). The range is 0 (no
reminder) to 500 hours. To set this, press PROG/HELP 3 2.
Example: If you change your personal greeting only when out of town for a few days, set the reminder interval to 60
hours; you’ll be reminded if your phone has not been used for three days. If it’s Friday, set the reminder for
36 hours and you will be reminded every Monday morning or if you are away for a couple of days. If you
change your greeting several times a day, set the reminder for about 3 hours.
Headset operation
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You can use a headset with your ESI phone. Unless you’re using an ESI Cordless Handset , you must program
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one of your programmable feature keys to be a headset key (see “Optional features,” pp. F.12–F.15) that you’ll
use to connect to or disconnect from a call. The key will blink green when a call is ringing and glow green when
connected. If you have a headset connected and the phone is off-hook, pressing the scroll keys ( and ) will
adjust the headset volume. After you initiate or answer a call using the headset key, lifting the phone’s handset
automatically takes you out of headset mode. To switch back to headset mode while on a call, press the headset
key again and then place the phone’s handset on-hook.
Note: If a headset key is programmed, the phone handset must be in the cradle for proper headset operation.
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Not all headsets are compatible with your ESI phone; contact your ESI Reseller for a list of compatible models.
Once a headset is plugged into an ESI Cordless Handset, audio is automatically transferred to the headset, so there is no need to program a
headset key if using a Cordless Handset. For headset use with a Cordless Handset, ESI supports only the headset that’s sold specifically for the
two Cordless Handset models. Contact your System Administrator for more information.
Not available on a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Outside dial tone preference
If you make mostly outside calls, you may find this setting helpful. It tells your station to connect automatically to
an available outside line; i.e., you don’t have to dial 9 (or 8 or 7) before the phone number. Therefore, when you
lift the handset or press SPEAKER, you will immediately receive an outside dial tone from the highest-numbered
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line available to you.
Notes: To place an internal call while in this mode, press the appropriate station key or (a.) press TRANSFER to
switch to internal dial tone and (b.) then dial the extension number.
On a Cordless Handset, press TALK to receive internal dial tone.
Line keys
If some of your programmable feature keys have been programmed as line keys (you can program line keys by
using PROG/HELP 2), press an unlit key to access the line. An outside call transferred to your station can be
answered by simply lifting the handset or pressing SPEAKER. You do not have to press the line key. The LED
indications for the line keys are:
LED
Line status
LED
Solid red
In use
Blinking green
Line status
Ringing at your station
Solid green
Connected to your station
Slowly blinking red
On hold by another station
Blinking red
Ringing at another station
Slowly blinking green
Held by you
Notes: Dialing 9 (or 8 or 7) to be assigned a line automatically is always available.
Each ESI Cordless Handset has only red LEDs, and only on its four programmable feature keys.
The illumination activity (such as blinking) otherwise is similar to that described above.
Privacy release
This feature makes it easy to “conference-in” on a call: just press a line key assigned to the outside line the
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call is using, and you’ll automatically join the call.
Private line
If a private line has been assigned to your station, you must have a line key programmed (see page C.2) in
order to access it.
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This aspect (i.e., that it’s always the highest line available to you) can’t be changed.
This feature may not be available on your system, depending on how it has been programmed. If you wish to enable this feature on your phone
system, contact your System Administrator.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Optional features
The following optional features may be accessible from your station. See the Administrator for details. In many
of the cases you can dial the appropriate feature code (one that starts with 5) to activate or use the feature.
In some instances, you must use a programmable feature key to serve as an on/off key for the feature (see
“Programmable feature keys,” page C.2).
Note: In the codes below, XXX = extension number..
Code
(legacy)
12-Key Phone
ESI Cordless
Handset
ESI 40D, 24-Key,
(legacy) 16-Key Phones
Feature key
Page
199
560
Overhead page
Manual day/night mode
E.14
F.13
564
Headset key
F.13
565
Call forward key
F.13
Y
Y
Y
Forward to a destination
Redial
F.13
F.13
Y
Y
Y
Y
565XXX
566
Y
Y
Y
567
Call forward/no-answer key
E.9
568
Message monitor key
F.10
Y
Y
569
Background announce key
F.13
Y
Y
570
571
Conference
Personal Greeting 1
E.8
F.14
Y
Y
Y
Y
572
Personal Greeting 2
F.14
Y
Y
Y
573
Personal Greeting 3
F.14
Y
Y
Y
574
Caller ID key
F.14
Virtual answer keys
Mute/DND
F.15
F.15
Y
Y
Y
(DND only)
579
Voice mail
F.15
Y
580
Override ring key
F.9
Y
Y
582
583
Record
Quick Switch
F.16
F.16
Y
584
Account codes
F.17
575 and 576
578
Y
Y
Y
Y
(Continued)
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Manual day/night mode (Code 560)
You can use a programmable feature key to manually change the system’s main auto-attendant greeting,
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incoming call destinations, and CO line group access. Each time the key is pressed, the display switches
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among: DAY, NGT, HDAY (holiday) or AUTO.
Tip: To keep the system from being taken out of this mode, place it in auto and then delete the
programmable feature key’s programming.
Notes: The System Administrator can also change the mode and/or re-record the holiday greeting remotely to
handle unexpected closings, such as for inclement weather.
Headset key (Code 564)
Note: It’s unnecessary to program this key on an ESI Cordless Handset; one simply plugs in or unplugs a
headset as desired.
This key provides for easy connecting to/disconnecting from calls when operating in headset mode (see
“Headset operation,” page F.10). Press the key to receive dial tone or to answer a ringing call. Press the key
again or press RELEASE to disconnect from the call.
Call-forward key (Code 565 or 565XXX)
Note: Your ESI phone may have a dedicated call-forward key (CFWD).
If you frequently call-forward your phone (see “Call forwarding,” page E.9), you can program a programmable
feature key as a call forwarding key to automatically turn forwarding on and off. If you always forward to the
same extension, you can program a key with both 5 6 5 and the extension number.
Redial (Code 566)
This redials the outbound number (i.e., not internal extension) most recently dialed from your station.
Call-forward/no-answer key (Code 567)
Note: Not available on an ESI Cordless handset.
Enables or disables the call-forwarding/no-answer feature. When this feature is enabled and someone calls
your station but receives no answer, the call will go to the destination you’ve programmed (for more details,
see page E.9). The difference between this feature (Code 567) and traditional call forwarding (Code 565) is
that, with this feature, your phone actually rings first before going to the selected destination.
Message monitor key (Code 568)
Easily toggle the message monitor mode on or off with this key. (Otherwise, you can perform the toggle by
pressing PROG/HELP 3 6 and following the prompts.)
Background announce key (Code 569)
During call waiting, you can also make a brief, private background announcement (see “Background
announce feature,” page E.12) to the station's earpiece (if the station user has enabled this feature). Hold
down the key until you hear a beep, then begin talking; release the key when finished.
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Depending on how the Installer has programmed your system, day and night mode for incoming calls and CO line group access may not change
upon use of this key.
AUTO indicates that the system will follow the day/night mode tables programmed by the Installer.
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Special keys
Personal greeting keys (Codes 571–573)
These keys will provide for easy activation of one or more of your personal greetings (see “Personal
greetings,” page D.1). The key's LED will be green for the associated personal greeting that is active. These
keys can be used in place of or in conjunction with manual activation of the greetings in programming mode.
Caller ID key (Code 574)
Notes: Not available on an ESI Cordless Handset.
This works only if you are receiving Caller ID service from your provider. Consult your Administrator,
if needed.
Press this programmable feature key to see the stored Caller ID records for your extension’s 25 most recently
received calls. Use the scroll keys ( / ) to view Caller ID information from different calls. (The system stores
Caller ID records for only extensions which have a Caller ID key assigned; so, when you first assign the key,
you’ll have no previous records through which to scroll.)
Note: The Caller ID key will light only when there’s a missed call. Although voice mail messages’ Caller ID
information also is stored by the system, waiting voice mail lights only the VOICE MAIL key.
The phone display will also indicate each call’s classification as shown in this chart; also, if this is the first time
you’re seeing this particular call’s record, appears to the left of this indication.
Classification
On third line of phone
with three-line display
On second line of phone
with two-line display
ANS
A
MISS
M
Went to your voice mailbox
VM
V
Answered by “other” means (call-forwarding, use of
someone else’s PICK UP key, etc.)
New record
RE
R
Answered by the station
Missed call (abandoned call)
While a record is on the display, you may do the following:
• To dial the caller displayed, press REDIAL.
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• To view the telephone number (rather than the name), press 2.
• To delete a record, press 7 while the record is on the display.
• To store the record in your Personal Dex, press ESI-DEX.
To finish, press the Caller ID key again (or press RELEASE).
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Not applicable to a 48-Key Feature Phone, which shows both the number and (if included in the Caller ID record) the name.
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Special keys
Virtual Answer Keys (Codes 575, 576)
Note: This works only if call waiting is enabled for your station. Consult your administrator if needed.
You can program a Virtual Answer Key to play a greeting to a caller when your extension is busy and
route the caller to a desired destination by pressing this key. Program a programmable function key
with either 5 7 5 or 5 7 6. Prompts will instruct you in how to record the greeting and program the
caller’s destination.
The destination can be either the default call waiting or another station; the system takes the caller there after
playing the recorded greeting. With call waiting, the system places the caller on hold as call waiting (“camping on”)
for your station; if the caller can’t wait, he/she may (a.) press 1 to reach your voice mail, (b.) enter another
extension or (c.) press 0 to reach the Operator. With another station selected, the call is forwarded to the station.
To record the greeting from an idle phone:
1. Press the chosen programmable function key; then press RECORD.
2. Follow the prompts to record the greeting and program the destination.
Sample greetings for Virtual Answer Keys:
“Hello. This is Harvey. I’m currently on another line, but I’d really like to speak to you. Please hold and I’ll
be with you shortly. However, if you don’t wish to wait on hold, press 1 to leave me a voice message. You
may also either dial another extension or press 0 to reach the Operator.”
“Hello. This is Bill. I’m currently on another line, but I have been notified of your call. I am sending your call
to our Sales Department administrator for more immediate assistance. Please remain on the line as your
call is being transferred. Thank you.”
Note: If a caller presses 1 to go to your voice mail, the call will go into that extension’s mailbox, regardless of
whatever call-forwarding settings your ESI Installer has made.
Here’s an example. The Installer has set the call-forwarding for extension 101 to go to mailbox 102.
The user at extension 102 uses a Virtual Answer Key to answer a call, and the caller presses 1 when
prompted to go to voice mail. That caller will go to mailbox 101 — not mailbox 102.
Mute/DND key (Code 578)
This multi-mode key’s function varies, depending upon whether the phone is on a call or idle:
• If the phone is on a call (off-hook) — Mutes the microphone so that the person on the other end of the
line can’t hear you.
• If phone is idle (on-hook) — Puts the phone into do-not-disturb (DND) mode, sending callers directly to
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your voice mailbox .
Note: When programmed on an ESI Cordless Handset, this key performs only the DND function; to mute or
“un-mute” an ESI Cordless Handset, use the keys on its side.
Voice mail (Code 579)
Allows a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone (which lacks a dedicated VOICE MAIL key) to have voice mail access.
Warning: To use voice mail from a legacy 12-Key Feature Phone, you must assign this code to a programmable
feature key. Failing to do so will disable the mailbox. (When you try to access a disabled mailbox, the
system will notify you that it’s disabled.) You still can retrieve previously left messages and access user
programming, but the mailbox won’t be able to receive new voice messages. Therefore, to enable the
mailbox, assign key code 579 to a programmable feature key.
Override ring (Code 580)
The override ring feature lets you place a call — station-to-station or outside line — or leave a message when
another call is ringing. For full details on use of this feature, see “Override ring,” page F.9.
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Or, alternatively, to other routing (such as the Operator or another coworker’s extension) set by the Installer.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Record (Code 582)
Note: Available for only ESI Cordless Handsets and the legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
Press this key to record any phone conversation — or, when the Cordless Handset is idle, to record a personal
memo. For more details on using your ESI system’s call recording features, refer to “Live recording,” page D.6.
Quick Switch™ (Code 583)
Note: Not available on an ESI Cordless Handset or legacy 12-Key Feature Phone.
Important: For the Quick Switch feature to work, your Installer or System Administrator must have programmed a
relationship between your desktop extension and Cordless Handset. Program the key on the ESI
desktop phone.
Press this key to transfer an active call between a desktop ESI Feature Phone and an ESI Cordless Handset
(either direction — to or from the ESI desktop phone).
Quick Switch ring options
When both the desktop extension and Cordless Handset are idle, press the Quick Switch key. Follow the
visual and audible prompts and use the scroll keys to change the programmable options concerning what
happens when a caller dials (or is transferred to) either your desktop phone or Cordless Handset:
• RING DESKTOP — Only the desktop phone will ring.
• RING CORDLESS — Only the Cordless Handset will ring.
In either of the two cases above, re-routing (including to a voice mailbox) will follow the desktop phone.
The other choice is:
• NO RING OPT — If a caller dials (or is transferred to) the desktop phone, only that phone rings. If the
caller dials (or is transferred to) the Cordless Handset, only the Cordless Handset rings. Re-routing
follows whichever phone rang.
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User’s Guide
Special keys
Performing Quick Switch
While you’re on a call, or while a call is ringing to the desktop, the Quick Switch key on your desktop
phone glows solid green; this indicates that you can perform a Quick Switch. To transfer the call to your
Cordless Handset:
1. Press the Quick Switch Key. This “blind-transfers” the call to the ESI Cordless Handset, causing it to
ring, while simultaneously disconnecting the desktop phone.
2. On the Cordless Handset, answer the ringing call by pressing TALK. Once again, the Quick Switch
key on the desktop Feature Phone glows green to indicate the ability to perform a Quick Switch.
3. When and if desired, press the Quick Switch key on the deskop phone. This “blind-transfers” the
call back to the desktop phone, causing it to ring, while simultaneously disconnecting the
Cordless Handset.
Of course, you can do this in exactly the reverse order — i.e., if you start out with a call on your Cordless
Handset, you can Quick Switch it to your desktop phone and, if desired, back again.
Notes: If you transfer a call unintentionally, pressing FLASH won’t retrieve the call. However, you can
perform another Quick Switch or use the PICKUP key to pick the call from the ringing extension (i.e.,
press followed by the extension number).
If (a.) you’re on a call and (b.) another call comes in and (c.) you Quick Switch the active call to the
other phone (desktop or Cordless) . . . the call-waiting caller will continue to ring and follow regular
system routing (such as to your voice mailbox) if not answered in some manner.
Account codes (Code 584)
The account codes key lets you assign an account code to a specific call. The system stores this in a record
which your company can use for tracking purposes. This can be especially helpful in environments such as
legal offices, consultancies, advertising agencies, and others where it is critical to confirm billable hours for
your clients.
Note: For exact codes to be used, consult your System Administrator.
During a call, press the key and enter a designated account code. The code must be numerical only — i.e.,
between 0 and 9, only — and no more than 10 digits long.
For greater convenience, you can assign frequently used account codes to programmable feature keys. In
each case, just program 5 8 4 followed by the desired account code.
General information regarding use of account codes
• Account codes are applicable to only outside calls (not internal “intercom” calls).
• You can enter more than one account code during the same conversation — particularly useful in a
conference call that involves multiple clients or customers.
• Neither an incoming caller or a person being called will hear the tones as you enter account codes.
• If you enter an incorrect account code, just press the account code key again and enter the
desired number.
• Pressing the account code key won’t affect the recording of a call.
• It’s not necessary to enter an account code to place an outbound call.
• The phone system won’t prevent entry of an invalid account code.
F.17
User’s Guide
Analog stations
Analog stations
If your station has been installed as an analog station, it will be able to use only a standard-type telephone.
Because the phone isn’t digitally integrated to the phone system (like the ESI phones), its operation and
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capabilities will be different.
Note: The following ESI system features are not available to analog stations:
• Call forwarding.
• DND.
• Exclusive hold.
• Call recording.
• Overhead paging access (unless overhead paging is included in a paging zone).
Tip: To use a non-ESI cordless phone in conjunction with an ESI phone, program a programmable feature key (or
use CFWD) to easily forward calls to the cordless phone when out of your office. Have the Installer program
the cordless phone’s station programming to forward unanswered calls to your ESI phone’s mailbox.
FLASH
A flash-hook, or FLASH — a momentary break in the connection — is required to perform many of the station
operations below. You can generate a FLASH by momentarily depressing the hook switch (or, if your phone is
so equipped, press the special key on your phone).
Caller ID
If you subscribe to Caller ID from your telephone service provider, the Caller ID display will show an outside
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caller’s name and/or number. In some instances, the service provider can send only a general caller status —
such as UNAVAILABLE, PRIVATE, or NO DATA SENT.
On internal station-to-station calls, the Caller ID display will show the extension number as the calling number,
and the station name as the caller’s name.
Note: Caller ID will not display with call-waiting.
Placing calls
When you first lift the handset you will hear internal dial tone. Dial 9 (or 8 or 7) to access an outside line and dial
the number. To place an internal call, simply dial the extension number, department number, etc.
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If you're not sure about the installation of your station, contact your administrator.
If you don’t subscribe to Caller ID, the display will show (instead of the caller’s name or number) which line is receiving the call.
G.1
User’s Guide
Analog stations
Transferring calls
Transferring outside calls
While connected to an outside call, FLASH and dial the extension number. Hang up immediately to perform a
blind transfer, wait until the called person answers, announce the caller and then hang up. If the transferred-to
person does not answer, FLASH to be reconnected to the original caller.
Transferring a call to a mailbox
To transfer an outside caller to another user’s mailbox, FLASH and dial # and the mailbox number. You and the
caller will be connected to that user’s personal greeting. You may choose to hang up immediately or listen to
a portion of the personal greeting to assure yourself that you have placed the caller into the correct mailbox. If
not, FLASH to exit the mailbox and be reconnected to the original caller.
Note: Regardless of when you hang up, the caller will hear the entire personal greeting. To insure the privacy
of the message, you will automatically be disconnected at the record tone.
Transferring a call to the main greeting
To transfer an outside caller to the main greeting, FLASH, dial #, and hang up.
Transferring a user to his/her mailbox
To transfer to his/her mailbox a user who's calling from the outside to pick up messages, FLASH, dial , and
the appropriate mailbox number and hang up.
Conference calling
To create a conference call:
1. Establish the first call.
2. FLASH twice (wait one second between FLASHes) to place the call on hold.
3. Place a second call as you normally would.
4. Once connected to the second call, FLASH again to connect all of you together.
Notes: To add a fourth member to the conference, FLASH once and then repeat steps 3–4.
A total of 24 members can be in conferences within the system at any one time; however, no more than
four members can be in a single conference.
To remove or disconnect a conference you’re in, just hang up (disconnect).
To cancel adding someone to a conference, hang up if:
• The phone is ringing the add-in member’s number.
• The add-in member answers the call (you will have only the option to disconnect).
• You’re routed to a voice mailbox (if it’s a station-to-station call).
In all cases, when the analog station disconnects to cancel the add-in member, the call will ring back and
connect to the original station or outside line. You will be automatically reconnected to the three-member
conference when cancelling the addition of a fourth member.
Note: Once you FLASH twice to create a new conference, you can’t toggle between calls or transfer a connection.
This is the same when adding a fourth member to an existing conference.
G.2
User’s Guide
Analog stations
Call forwarding
Your station has been pre-programmed by the Installer to call-forward your phone when it is busy or does not
answer (usually to your mailbox). In addition you can temporarily call-forward all of your calls to another station
or another user’s mailbox.
Lift the handset, dial 5 6 5 and dial the extension number (or # and the mailbox number) to which the system
should forward all calls.
Note: If the forwarded-to station is busy or does not answer a forwarded call, the ESI system will return the call to
your mailbox.
To turn off call forwarding, dial 5 6 5 * without selecting a destination, and hang up.
Call waiting
To enable call waiting for your station, press XXX 5 3, where xxx represents your analog station’s extension
number. Then, if someone calls you while you’re already on a call, you’ll hear a tone in your earpiece. FLASH to
toggle between the original call and the call waiting. To drop either call, hang up while connected to the call to be
dropped. When your phone rings, lift the handset and you will be reconnected to the other caller.
Call hold
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This is used to place external callers on hold for retrieval from any station within the ESI system.
Putting a call on hold
While on an outside call, FLASH and dial . A short voice prompt will tell which line number the call is
using; you will then receive internal dial tone.
Retrieving a call from on hold
From internal dial tone, dial and the line number where the call is on hold.
Dial 0 to answer the oldest held call in the system.
Hold recall
If a held call is not retrieved during the period of time (set by the Installer), it will recall to your phone if your
station is idle. You will hear three short ring tones. Lift the handset; you will be connected to the held call.
If you are on a call when the recall occurs, you will hear a call waiting tone. To toggle between the two calls,
FLASH (or hang up, wait for ring, then answer).
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An analog station can’t place an internal call on hold.
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
Paging
This function allows for paging through an overhead paging system and/or designated available telephone speakers.
Press # and 0 to access all available stations.
Press # and 1, 2 or 3 to access a programmed paging zone.
Note: A page will not be sent to the speakers of phones in use.
Tip: To page for pick up of an outside call, put the caller on hold by dialing . A voice prompt will indicate
the line number. Then page the person and announce the line number for retrieval. For example: “John, you
have a call on line 1. John, pick up line 1, please.”
Overhead paging
Station number 199 is designated as the overhead paging port. If the ESI system has been connected to an
overhead paging system, you can page by dialing 1 9 9 and making your announcement after the tones.
Call pick-up
A call ringing at another station can be picked-up by pressing and dialing the extension number. Dialing 0
will answer the longest ringing outside call.
Voice mail operation from an analog station
The ESI system will provide accurate and timely messages. Others will become more comfortable leaving you
voice messages if you pick-up and respond to your messages promptly.
Personal greetings
Initially, your mailbox has a generic greeting: “You have reached the mailbox for extension xxx, dial zero to
reach the operator or begin recording at the tone.” You can record up to three different personal greetings in
your own voice indicating your availability to return calls.
Sample greeting 1: Hi, this is [name]. I’m away from my desk or on the phone right now; so please either dial zero to
reach our operator, or leave me your name, number and message at the tone and I’ll get back
to you as soon as I can.
Sample greeting 2: Hi, this is [name]. I’m out of the office. You may dial 1 2 2 for my assistant or, if you prefer, you
may leave me a voice message at the tone — I’ll check in regularly — or, if it’s important, dial 4
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to reach me on my cell phone.
Sample greeting 3: Hi, this is [name]. I’m away from my desk at the moment. To reach the operator, dial zero.
Otherwise, leave your name and phone number at the beep so I can return your call.
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These sample greetings refer to certain features which may not be activated for your extension; consult your System Administrator for additional
information, if necessary.
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
Following is a list of options that you may wish to include in your personal greetings:
Option
Instruction
0
To reach the operator
1
4
To skip directly to the record tone (or “beep”)
To perform off-premises “reach-me” (see “Off-premises ‘reach-me,’” page D.3)
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To the main greeting (if your system is using the auto attendant)
XXX
An extension number of another user
Note: Option 4 is available only when Personal Greeting 2 has been recorded.
Shortcut: When leaving a message in another mailbox, press 1 during the personal greeting to advance directly to
the record tone without having to listen to the remainder of the greeting.
You can change the personal greetings as often as necessary by recording over a previously recorded
personal greeting.
Warning: Deleting your personal greeting won’t revert to the initial default greeting, but will turn off your mailbox.
Message waiting indication
If you have new messages, you will hear a short prompt (“You have new messages”) followed by internal dial tone
whenever you lift the handset to place a call. You can choose to retrieve your messages then, or place the call.
Note: The ESI system doesn’t support any visual message-waiting indication on an analog station.
Retrieving messages
You can pick up messages from your station, when away from the office or from another user’s ESI phone.
1. Lift the handset, and then dial followed by your extension number. If calling from the outside, when
you hear the main greeting, press and enter your extension number; or have the operator transfer
you by pressing VOICE MAIL and then entering your extension number.
2. If required, enter your password. the ESI system will announce the number of new and old messages
and will start playback of messages with the oldest new message and continue until all messages and
recordings have played.
Voice-prompted instructions will be played at the end of each message. Once you've learned these prompts
(see the chart, “Functions available during analog station voice mail message retrieval,” page G.6) you can
proceed more rapidly by pressing one of the following keys any time during the message or during a prompt.
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
Functions available during analog station voice mail message retrieval
Note: Functions tinted light gray, below, either change or are not available when you’re using an ESI phone
(see page D.4).
Key
1
Function
Pause
Description
Pauses for one minute or until 1 is pressed again.
2
Hear time/date
4
Back up (rewind)
Pauses the message, plays the time/date of when the message was left
and resumes.
When pressed during message playback, rewinds 4 seconds for each keypress.
If pressed after the message has finished, it returns you to the beginning of
the message.
5
6
Access user programming
Move
Accesses user programming menu.
Moves a copy of the message to another user’s mailbox.
To move the message without an introduction, press 6 when prompted.
To add an introduction, press 1 when prompted. When you’ve finished your
recording, press 1 to stop; You will be returned to the original message in
your mailbox.
7
8
Delete
Main greeting
Deletes the message from the mailbox (see “Message Recycle Bin,” page D.8).
Goes to the main greeting (if your system is using the built-in auto attendant).
9
Save
Saves the message (it will be played as an old message the next time
messages are picked up).
99
Save as new
Saves the message as new.
0
Operator
Transfers you to the operator.
#
To other mailbox
To leave a message in another user’s mailbox.
To disconnect
Always press before hanging up (pressing it during message playback saves
the message and any other unsaved messages).
Retrieving messages from another user’s ESI phone
Press VOICE MAIL and dial your extension number. Follow the procedures described on page G.5.
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
Analog station programming
After logging into your mailbox (pressing followed by the mailbox number), dial 5 to program.
1 Select personal greeting
Select the desired greeting number: 1, 2 or 3. The system will prompt to re-record, delete, hear, or select as
the current greeting by pressing #.
1 Record personal greeting
Begin recording at the tone; press 1 to stop. The new personal greeting automatically replaces the
previous greeting.
Note: Your mailbox will be disabled if no personal greeting exists.
2 Delete personal greeting
When prompted, press 2 again to confirm deletion.
Warning: Don't delete all of your greetings. If you do, the system will turn off your mailbox until there is once
again at least one greeting.
3 Hear current personal greeting
3 Call waiting
1 Enable call waiting
0 Disable call waiting
5 Password
The password will apply to station programming, voice mail retrieval and certain other features
(when activated).
1 Enter new password
Your password may consist of 2–8 digits followed by # (0 cannot be the first digit). Entering 0 (zero) as the
sole password will turn off the password requirement.
2 Delete current password
3 Hear current password
4 Password security level
Select one of the following password levels.
Selection
Result
0
No password required for access from any phone
1
Password required only for remote access, either off-premises or from other stations within the
system
2
Password always required
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
Off-premises message delivery
The ESI system can be programmed to deliver messages to an off-premises phone and/or to page you when
your voice mailbox receives a message. You can set the phone number (cell phone, home number, another
extension, etc.) or the pager number and a delay time (the period that the system is to wait before attempting
to deliver the message/page).
Note: You must record and use Personal Greeting #2 for this feature.
The Administrator can also set for your station the:
• Number to be called or paged
• Delay period before attempting message delivery
• Number of attempts
• Interval between attempts (in increments of 30 minutes)
• "Quiet period” which suspends message delivery for late night, etc.
If you have programmed both an off-premises delivery number and a pager number, the system will prompt
you to choose one of the following delivery options:
• Phone-only
• Pager-only
• No off-premises delivery
Phone delivery
Whenever it receives a new message into your mailbox, the system will call the number that you have
programmed and play the prompt “You have messages; please enter your password.” The prompt will
repeat three times before assuming that no one has answered and disconnecting.
Upon answering, enter your password (if no password is set, you must enter 0). You will then be
connected to your mailbox and can proceed with normal message retrieval operation.
Note: A “” response instead of the password will cause the system to suspend calling until another new
message is received.
Pager notification
Pager notification can be programmed to operate as the sole notification.
You can have the system call and activate your external pager whenever the first new message is left in
your mailbox and repeat the page (at the interval programmed by the administrator) until all new
messages have been retrieved.
Note: Entering or deleting the phone number that is to be called for off-premises delivery or to activate your
pager will turn the feature on or off, respectively.
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User’s Guide
Analog stations
6 Off-premises message delivery
1 Delivery options
1 Delivery to phone number only
2 Notify pager only
0 No off-premises delivery
2 Phone delivery
1 Enter phone number
Enter the phone number followed by # (24 digits maximum). Do not include an outside line access
code (i.e., don’t add 9, 8 or 7) before the number.
2 Delete phone number
Deletes the current phone number.
3 Hear current phone number
Plays back the current phone number.
3 Pager notification
1 Enter pager number
Enter the pager number followed by # (24 digits maximum). Do not include an outside line access code
(i.e., 9, 8 or 7) before the number.
2 Delete pager number
Deletes the currently programmed pager number.
3 Hear current pager number
Plays back the currently programmed pager number.
9 Message Recycle Bin (un-delete)
Each user’s 10 most recently deleted messages will be stored in a Message Recycle Bin to allow the user to
recover messages that may have been deleted in error.
The most recently deleted message will be played first. Press 9 to move to the next message. Press 8 to
restore the message to your mailbox as an old message.
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Index
/ keys. See Volume/scroll keys
Analog stations
Off-premises delivery, G.8
Programming, G.7
Voice mail operations from, G.4
Attendant operation, E.15
Background announce, E.12
Background announce key, F.13
Basic phone use, E.4
Blind transfer, E.6, E.7
Broadcast mailbox, D.10
Call forward key, F.13
Call forwarding, E.9
Call forwarding/no-answer, E.9, E.10
Call forwarding/off-premises, E.10
Call pick-up, E.14
Call waiting, E.11
Background announce, E.12
Station-to-station, E.11
Caller ID, E.1
Analog stations, G.1
Caller ID key, F.14
Cascade notification mailbox programming, D.11
Conference calling, E.8
Analog stations, G.2
Day/night mode, F.13
Dial tone, E.3
Preference, F.11
Direct station select, E.5
DSS. See Direct station select
Esi-Dex, F.2
Adding names to Personal Dex, F.4
Deleting names from Personal Dex, F.6
System speed dialing, F.9
Fixed feature keys, E.2
FLASH/RDL key, F.1
Guest mailboxes
Off-premises delivery, D.9
Programming, D.9
Hands-free answer, E.2
Headset key, F.13, G.1
Headset operation, F.10
Hold, E.12
Exclusive hold
Retrieving a call, E.13
Retrieving a held call, E.13
Internal calls, E.4
Blind transfer, E.7
Supervised transfer, E.7
Transferring, E.7
Leaving messages, D.2
LEDs, E.2
Line keys, F.11
Live call screening (Message monitor mode), F.10
Live outside calls, E.15
Mailboxes
Cascade notification, D.11–D.12
Manual day/night mode, F.13
Message monitor key, F.13
Message monitor mode (live call screening), F.10
Message Recycle Bin (un-delete), C.6, D.8, D.9, D.12
Message retrieval, D.3
Off-premises delivery, D.7
Message(s) waiting, D.3
MUTE/DND key, E.3
Off-premises delivery, D.7, G.8
Operator station, E.15
Outside calls, E.4
Blind transfer, E.6
Supervised transfer, E.6
Outside dial tone preference. See Dial tone
Paging, internal, E.14
Overhead paging port (199), E.14, G.4
Paging through phones, E.14
Zones, E.14
Password, C.5
Personal Dex. See Esi-Dex
Personal greetings, D.1, F.10, G.4
Personal greeting keys, F.14
Reminder, F.10
Phone use
Basic, E.4
Playback of recordings. See Live recording
Programmable feature keys, C.2, E.1
Programming
Cascade notification mailboxes, D.11
Quick Groups, D.2, D.10
Quick Move, D.6
RECORD key, D.6
RELEASE key, F.1
Retrieving messages, D.4, D.7
Ring tone, C.5
Ring volume, C.5
Scroll keys. See Volume/scroll keys
SPEAKER key, E.2
Speed-dial keys, C.3
Station keys, C.3
Station options, C.4
Station audibles, C.5
Ring tone, C.5
Ring volume, C.5
Supervised transfer, E.6, E.7
Transferring an internal call, E.7
Un-delete. See Message Recycle Bin
User programming
Exiting programming mode, C.1
Programmable feature keys, C.2
Select personal greeting, C.2
VIP Softphone, F.16
Virtual Answer Keys, F.15
Voice mail
VOICE MAIL key, D.1
Voice mail programming
Cascade notification mailboxes, D.11–D.12
Volume/scroll keys, E.3
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