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Telephone Features User Guide
BCM50 2.0
Business Communications Manager
Document Status: Standard
Document Version: 01.01
Part Code: NN40020-100
Date: September 2006
Telephone button icons
Use this guide as a quick reference for accessing the features of your telephone. More
application-specific feature information is available in the following documents:
• CallPilot Telephone Administration Guide for Voicemail features
• Contact Center Telephone Administration Guide for Call Center features
• BCM50 System-wide Call Appearance (SWCA) Feature Card for SWCA features
• BCM50 Hospitality Feature Card for Hospitality features
Your system administrator can inform you if any of these features are not available on your
To access the features of your telephone, you will need to use the Feature button. Some
models of phone include a Feature button, while other models use a different label. On
digital phones, the Feature button is labelled as the Services key or by a small globe icon.
Other telephone models s have different icons, or they show the word Feature above a
display key. Refer to the user guide for the specific telphone model for more information.
This book uses FEATURE to indicate pressing the Feature key is required before entering
a feature code. The table below shows which buttons to use on the different types of Nortel
telephones. Refer to each user card for specific details about each type of telephone.
Button Function
Legacy telephones
Display key
On- or Off-hook
IP telephones
Answer call
Telephones with line buttons:
Press the active line button or Intercom key, and lift handset.
Telephones with no buttons: Lift handset.
When using a headset on a T7316E phone or on an IP phone, press the
Headset button to answer a call. On models that do not have a Headset
button, connect the headset and answer a call by taking the phone offhook.
To answer a call using the handsfree feature, press the Handsfree key to
transfer a call from the handset/headset to the telephone speaker.
Soft Keys
Telephones with displays have softkeys located directly under the display.
The softkey labels are be shown in the telephone display. The Softkey
labels and functions change depending on the telephone model and, the
operation being performed.
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Symbols used in this guide:
This guide uses the following labels to indicate each type of configuration button:
• FEATURE indicates pressing the Feature key
• HOLD indicates pressing the Hold key (or equivalent)
• RLS indicates pressing the Release key (or equivalent)
The following symbols are used to indicate different types of phones. Within the text, the
symbols indicate features that are not supported, or that require different actions than the
standard digital phones:
* indicates 7000 and 7100 Digital phones and the IP Phone 2001
Note: If your telephone does not have access to all the features listed in this guide, then either
your telephone does not support the feature, or the feature has not been enabled on your
telephone. Your system administrator can provide details.
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Telephone features
Cancel: FEATURE #86
Listen to music (provided by an external source or an IP source connected
to the system) through your telephone speaker when you are not on a call.
Button Inquiry
Check what feature is programmed on any button. Use when labeling
* (shows DN)
Call Duration
Briefly display the approximate length of your current or most recent call.
Call Forward
Cancel: FEATURE #4
Send your calls to another telephone in your system.
Call park
Put a call on hold to enable you to answer the call from any telephone in
your system. The display shows a three-digit retrieval code.
To retrieve a parked call: press an intercom button and dial the retrieval
* (Lift the handset or go on- or off-hook, and dial the retrieval code.)
Call Pickup,
FEATURE 76 and the telephone number
Answer any ringing telephone.
Call Pickup,
Answer a call ringing at another telephone in your pickup group. The
external call ringing longest is answered first.
Call Queuing
Answer the next call. If more than one call is waiting, priority is given to
incoming external calls over callback, camped, or transferred calls.
FEATURE 82 and the extension number of the receiving telephone
Re-route a call to another telephone even if all the telephones lines are
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Telephone features
Class of Service FEATURE 68 plus COS password
Change the dialing filters on a line or telephone, or gain external access to
your system. Dialing filters determine which numbers you can dial.
The COS password is provided by your System Administrator to change
your Class of Service.
Establish a three-party conference call.
1. Make or answer the first call.
2. Put the first call on hold.
3. Make or answer the second call.
4. After the second call is connected, press FEATURE 3.
5. Press the line or intercom button of the first held call.
6. Press RLS to end the conference call.
*(Step 5 not required)
Establish a multi-party conference call (4 or more people).
1. Follow the steps to establish a three-party conference call.
2. Press the Newcall softkey, or press FEATURE 807. You can also use the
Intercom key if your set has one.
3. After the fourth call is answered, press FEATURE 3, and press the held
4. Put the fourth call on hold and repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more calls to
the conference.
5. Press RLS to end the conference call.
To remove yourself from a conference permanently (unsupervised
Press FEATURE 70.
The other two callers remain connected. (Some external lines may not
support this feature.)
To put a conference on hold:
Press HOLD. The other two callers can still talk to each other.
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Telephone features
To split a conference:
Press the line or intercom button of one caller to consult privately while the
other caller is on hold.
Note: This feature is not available for multi-party conference calls.
To re-establish the conference: Press FEATURE 3.
To disconnect one party:
1. Press the line or intercom button for the caller you want to disconnect.
2. Press RLS.
3. Press the line or intercom button to resume your conversation with the
other caller.
To independently hold two calls:
1. Press the line or intercom button of the first caller.
2. Press HOLD. The second caller is automatically put on hold.
Note: This feature is not available for multi-party conference calls.
To re-establish the conference:
1. Retrieve one call from hold.
2. Press FEATURE 3.
3. Retrieve the second call from hold.
To send Hookswitch or DTMF during a conference call:
Either system telephone engaged in a three-way conference call over a
Network CLID or DS trunk can issue a hookswitch or DTMF dialing request
without leaving the conference, if the feature is enabled.
Note: This feature is not available for IP Phones 20xx.
– To hear DTMF tones on these telephones during dial, activate Long
Tones (FEATURE 808).
– To conference in another party through the trunk, use Link (FEATURE
FEATURE *7 plus a number from 1 to 9 to adjust the display contrast.
Press HOLD to set your choice.
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Telephone features
Dialing modes
Use the following steps to choose one of three modes of dialing listed:
1. Press FEATURE *82.
2. Press # to select the mode.
3. Press HOLD to store the mode.
Standard Dial: Select a line, then dial the number. (Standard Dial is
always available, even when another dialing mode is selected.)
Automatic Dial: Dial the number without choosing a line button first. Your
prime line is selected automatically for the call.
Pre-Dial: Dial the number, then press a line button to place the call. Edit
the number by pressing the volume bar before placing the call.
Do Not Disturb
Cancel: FEATURE #85
When you are not on a call, prevent all incoming calls, except priority calls,
from ringing at your telephone. When you are on a call, block an incoming
priority call.
Cancel: FEATURE #802
Use both the handset and speaker while you are on a call. To avoid electronic feedback, keep the handset away from the speaker during the call,
and press RLS to hang up.
Note: This feature is not available for phase 2 IP Phones or on models
1120E and 1140E.
* (not available)
Handsfree/mute or Handsfree button
Press the key to transfer a call from the handset/headset to the telephone
speaker. If you lifted the handset, return it to the cradle.
Note: Handsfree speaker volume returns to the default volume set at the
telephone at the end of each call.
* (not available)
Press HOLD
Temporarily suspend a call.
To retrieve a held call, press the line button for the held call.
* (Press HOLD to toggle between two calls.)
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Hold Exclusive
Temporarily suspend a call and prevent other telephones from picking it up.
Hold - Auto
Cancel: FEATURE #73
Set your telephone to automatically put a call on Hold when you pick up a
second call, or prevent your telephone from doing so. Default is Yes
(feature is on).
Note: Telephones that have SWCA buttons must have this feature active
(set to Yes).
FEATURE *501: Select Primary Language for the telephone display.
FEATURE *502: Select Alternate Language for the telephone display.
FEATURE *503: Select Alternate Language 2 for the telephone display.
FEATURE *504: Select Alternate Language 3 for the telephone display.
Last Number
Automatically redial the last external telephone number that you dialed.
Line pools
With a line pool, telephones can share several lines for making calls.
1. Press FEATURE 64 or an intercom button.
2. Enter a line pool access code. (See your System Administrator for a list.)
* (no intercom buttons)
Cancel: FEATURE #84
Send calls arriving on an external line to another telephone outside your
system. (Some external lines do not support this feature. See your System
* (not available)
Generate a Link signal to access a PBX or other host exchange.
Long Tones
Generate a tone for as long as you hold down a button. This is used to
communicate with devices such as fax or answering machines. Long tones
are only in effect for your current call.
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Telephone features
Cancel: FEATURE #1
Send a message to another telephone within your system.
To view and reply to your messages:
1. Press FEATURE 65.
2. Press * and # to view your message list.
3. Press 0 to call the person who left you the message.
To erase a message:
Press HOLD while viewing a message.
Moving line
Change the position of your line or hunt group buttons.
1. Press FEATURE *81.
2. Press the line button that you want to move.
3. Press the button to which you want to move the line.
4. Press RLS. The two buttons are exchanged.
5. Update the button label strip on your telephone.
Line buttons cannot be exchanged with intercom, answer DN, or handsfree
* (not available)
Handsfree/mute or Mute button
Press this button when you do not want the caller to hear anything from
your side of a handsfree call. The display light beside the button blinks
when the call is muted. The mute button on the T-series and i-series
telephones mutes all types of calls.
Page announcement note: A call retrieved from hold after a page
announcement does not necessarily remain muted.
* (not available or set-based)
Name and
number block
Cancel: FEATURE #819
Block either outgoing name or number, or both, for a specific call.
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Telephone features
FEATURE 60 and code (1 to 3) and zone (0 to 6)
Make a page announcement through either the internal (code 1) or
external (code 2) speakers, or both (code 3). Zone 0 pages all zones.
Page announcements are programmed to timeout after a pre-selected
amount of time, which is set by your System Administrator.
* (cannot receive pages)
Internal page
FEATURE 61 and zone (0 to 6)
Make a page announcement to all, or to a specific group of telephones,
through the telephone speakers. Zone 0 pages all zones.
External page
Make a page announcement through an external loudspeaker system.
Internal and external page
FEATURE 63 and zone (0 to 6)
Make a page announcement through both your telephone speakers and an
external loudspeaker system. Zone 0 pages all zones.
Incoming page during active call:
The system can be set to either:
• Put an active call on hold, and broadcast the incoming page.
• Broadcast of an incoming page is muted for the duration of an active
call; broadcasting any remaining portion of the page after the call is
This feature is set by your system administrator.
Note: Business Series Terminals: a call on mute when a page is
broadcast does not remain muted when it is released from hold after the
Program in an external autodial sequence to insert a 1.5-second delay.
For pulse dialing: * also inserts a 1.5-second delay.
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Telephone features
Priority call
Interrupt a person on a call.
A person on another call can press FEATURE 85 (Do Not Disturb) to block
priority calls.
*(ringing call)
Change the privacy setting for an external line. If a line normally has
privacy, this enables another telephone that shares the line to join your call
by selecting the line in use. If a line normally has privacy disabled, this
prevents another telephone that shares the line from joining your call by
selecting the line in use. The privacy setting is re-established once you end
your call, or when you enter the Privacy feature code again.
Ring again
Cancel: FEATURE #2
Monitor a busy or unanswered telephone, or a busy line pool within your
system. Ring Again signals you to call back when the telephone or line
pool becomes available.
Ring type
Select a distinctive ring to help differentiate between your telephone from
others nearby.
1. Press FEATURE *6.
2. Enter the ring type number (1 to 4).
3. Press HOLD.
Ring volume
Make your telephone ring so that you can adjust the volume. You also can
adjust the volume any time your telephone rings.
Store more than one autodial number or external carrier feature code on
one memory button by inserting a break point between numbers or codes.
The first press of the button dials the first number or code; the next press
dials the next number or code. You can program up to four numbers or
codes separated by break points.
Saved number
Save a number to redial later. Enter the code while you are on a call that
you have dialed to save the number. Enter the code when you are not on a
call to redial the saved number.
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Telephone features
Display the modes that have been turned on at a designated control set.
Cancel: FEATURE #871
Turn on one of six schedules for alternative ringing and call answering
arrangements from a designated control telephone.
Cancel: FEATURE #872
Turn on one of six services for restrictions on particular lines or telephones
from a designated control telephone. You must enter a password.
Cancel: FEATURE #873
Turn on one of six services for routing on particular lines or telephones
from a designated control telephone. You must enter a password.
Speed dial using
Dial an external telephone number using a two- or three-digit code. There
are two types of speed dial codes: system (01-70 or 001 to 255) and
personal (71 to 94). System speed dial codes can be used from any
display telephone in the system. System speed dial codes are assigned by
your System Administrator.
Personal speed dial codes are used exclusively at your telephone.
To make a call using a speed dial code:
1. Press FEATURE 0.
2. Enter the two- or three-digit code for the number.
Speed dial programming
To program personal speed dial numbers:
1. Press FEATURE *4.
2. Enter a two-digit code from 71 to 94.
3. Specify the external line by pressing a line button, a line pool button, or
the intercom button. If you do not specify the external line, the system
automatically chooses a line for the call.
4. Dial the telephone number you want to program (up to 24 digits).
5. Press HOLD.
6. Record the code and number you have just programmed.
Note: You cannot program personal speed dial numbers while another
user is programming your system.
Static time
and date
Cancel: FEATURE #806
Change the first line of the display to the current time and date.
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Briefly display the time and date while you are on a call.
Cancel: FEATURE #70
Send a call to another telephone within your system, or to an external
telephone. You cannot transfer a call on an external line to an external
telephone, depending on the capabilities of the lines.
Make or answer a call.
1. Press FEATURE 70.
2. Call the person to whom you want to transfer the call.
3. Stay on the line if you wish to speak privately to the person before
completing the transfer.
4. Press RLS to complete the transfer.
If an external call is transferred to a busy internal or network extension, or
is not answered after a few rings, the call automatically rings you back.
Trunk answer
Answer an external call, ringing on a line that has been placed into a
Ringing Service schedule, from any telephone in your system. This feature
does not work for a private line.
Voice call
Make a voice announcement, or begin a conversation through the speaker
of another telephone, without first making the other telephone ring.
* (ringing call)
Voice call
Cancel: FEATURE #88
Prevent your telephone from receiving voice calls.
Do Not Disturb (FEATURE 85) also prevents your telephone from receiving
voice calls.
Wait for
dial tone
Program an external autodial number, to cause the system to wait to
receive dial tone from another system, before proceeding with the dialing
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Call Display Services
The following features are available only if you subscribe to Call Display
services from your local telephone company.
Autobumping FEATURE 815
Cancel: FEATURE #815
Have the system automatically delete the oldest log item from a full Call
Log, so that a new log item can be stored.
Display the name, number, or line name of a ringing or held call. Press # to
move through the information displays.
Call log view
Call Log displays use the following special characters:
• underline: identifies a new item
• handset icon: identifies answered calls
• globe icon: identifies long-distance calls
• forward slash: identifies that the information has been shortened
To view your Call Log:
1. Press FEATURE 812
2. Press * to view old items.
Press # to view new items.
Press 0 to return to the last viewed item.
3. Press # and * to move through your items.
4. Press the volume bar to view more information on an item.
Call log erase entry
To erase a Call Log entry:
Call log return call
To return a call from your Call Log:
Call log options
Select the type of calls that are stored automatically in your Call Log. Press
# to see the next setting. Press HOLD to select the displayed setting.
1. Press HOLD while viewing an item.
1. Display the desired number on your telephone.
2. Edit the number, if required. You can add numbers for long-distance
dialing or line pool access, or you can remove numbers using the volume
3. Press a line button.
4. Lift the handset.
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Call Display Services
Call log password
Program a four-digit password for your Call Log. To reset a forgotten
password, see your System Administrator.
Store caller information for your current call in your Call Log.
ETSI feature
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FEATURE 897 must be entered 30 seconds after the caller hangs up, and
before you hang up.
Record caller information for the last external call at the central office that
assigned the line. This feature only works if the incoming calls are received
over ETSI ISDN lines, and the feature is activated in programming. Check
with your system administrator.
IP telephone features
Use the following procedure to access features on the 1120E, 1140E, or
20xx IP Phones.
Using feature FEATURE *900,
or Services (services keys to access Feature menu)
Activate a display menu of feature options.
1. Press Page+ (move forward) and Page- (move back) to scroll through the
list. You also can use the up and down navigation keys on the telephone.
2. When the feature you want is highlighted, press Select.
From this point, the feature works in the same manner as it does when
invoked from the keypad, or through the memory buttons.
Note: The available features on this menu are configured by your system
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IP telephone features
Hot Desking - FEATURE *999,
or Services (services keys to access Feature menu)
setting up
You can divert your Nortel IP Phone configuration to another Nortel IP
Phone registered on the same system, using the Hot Desking feature. For
instance, this feature can be used if you are working temporarily at another
site, but you want to retain your telephone setup.
Note: The headset mode is not transferred during Hot Desking.
Note: When Hot Desking between different versions of IP phone sets, the
functions available are those of the less capable set. For example, if an IP
Phone 2001 is hot desked to an IP Phone 2002, the speaker button LED
does not function because the button does not exist on the IP Phone 2001.
Setting up Hot Desking
1. Ensure both telephones are on-hook.
2. On your telephone (xxx), enter Hot Desking.
3. Press Admin.
The first time you do this, the display reads Creating password.
The next time you enter Hot Desking, the display reads
Enter Hot Desking PW.
4. Use the dialpad to enter a password. Note: Use the Back key to erase
5. Press OK.
The first time you do this, the display reads Confirm password. Continue
with step 5. The next time you enter Hot Desking, the display reads either
Disallow Hot Desking or Allow Hot Desking; skip to step 7.
6. Use the dial pad to enter the same password you entered in step 3.
7. Press OK to save the password. The display reads Disallow Hot
8. If you want to allow or disallow Hot Desking, press CHANGE to select the
function you require.
9. Press Quit to exit.
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IP telephone features
Hot Desking - To activate Hot Desking:
On the telephone to which you are diverting your calls (yyy).
1. Enter Hot Desking.
2. Press Divert.
3. At the DN prompt, enter the DN of your telephone (xxx).
4. Press OK. The display reads Enter < > PW.
5. Enter the password for your telephone (xxx).
6. Press OK.
Hot Desking - De-activating Hot Desking
Hot Desking can be cancelled from either IP telephone.
Ensure that the telephone is on-hook before cancelling Hot Desking. There
can be up to a 10-second delay after the call ends before the system allows
you to cancel Hot Desking. This period can vary, depending on the call type.
On the active telephone (yyy):
1. Enter the Hot Desking feature. The display reads: Cancel Hot Desking?
2. Press Yes to cancel Hot Desking. The telephone displays of both sets
return to normal.
To cancel Hot Desking on the diverted telephone (xxx), press CANCEL.
Automatic cancellation occurs if the telephone re-boots, is unplugged, or is
hot-desked by a third telephone.
Hot Desking - If you forget your Hot Desking password, ask your system administrator to
reset the password for your telephone. This allows you to access Hot
Desking on your telephone and enter a new password.
Time zone adjust
Use this feature to reset the time on an IP telephone that is located in a
different time zone from the system on which it is registered.
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