– Account Code Billing allows the assigning of account codes on a per person or per department basis. It works for schools or businesses who want a code for each employee or department; or for roommates who need to separate their calls. The set-up fee is $20.00 per line. To change the account codes is a $5.00 service order charge per line.
Automatic Callback works like an enhanced redial button. If the line you’re trying to reach is busy, the Automatic Callback keeps trying the number for up to 30 minutes. Once both lines are idle, you’ll hear a special ring. When you pick up the handset, the system will ring the party you’re trying to reach.
Automatic Recall lets you dial the last incoming call you received whether or not you answered the phone. When you activate Automatic Recall, the system tells you the directory number of the last incoming call and then gives you the choice of continuing the recall or ending the recall. If you recall and the line is busy, Automatic Recall will keep trying the number for up to 30 minutes.
Call Forwarding allows you to send your calls from your home phone to another number. When Call Forwarding is activated, your phone will signal with a short ring each time it forwards a call. You can make outgoing calls, but you can’t receive incoming calls, unless you deactivate Call Forwarding.
This feature allows you to program your phone to forward to a predetermined number if you don’t answer. This will allow your phone to ring at home first and then forward to another number after a set number of rings (2 to 9).
Caller ID identifies the number of the calling party. After your phone rings once, the caller’s number appears on the display. You can then decide if you want to answer or not. The date and time of the incoming call is also displayed. NOTE: You must own a display phone or an attachment that displays the number.
lets you trace the origin of a harassing or obscene call. This option is available on your phone at no charge. When you receive an obscene or harassing call, hang up the handset. Then pick up the handset and listen for dial tone. Dial *57 from a touch tone phone or 1157 on a rotary dial phone. You will receive a confirmation message saying if the call was able to be traced. If the number was traced it is printed at the telephone company. You will then need to contact the sheriff to have this information released to the proper authorities.
Distinctive Ringing allows you to program ten directory numbers that will be identified by a distinctive ring when they call you. If you also have call waiting and you’re engaged in a phone conversation when a call from someone on your distinctive ring list arrives, you will hear a distinctive call waiting tone.
Telephone customers who want greater control of their long distance calls have the option of Prepaid Long Distance. This option allows you to pay for your calls before they are made. When that limit has been reached, toll calls are blocked and no more can be made. The monetary amount is set and paid ahead by the customer. There is no additional charge for Prepaid Long Distance, other than what the customer pays in advance.
Selective Call Acceptance stores up to ten directory numbers from which you will accept calls. An incoming call from a directory number not on your list will receive a message stating that you’re not taking calls right now.
Selective Call Rejection allows you to selectively program a list of up to ten directory numbers that you want rejected or blocked when they call you. The rejected or blocked caller receives a message informing him/her that you’re not taking calls. Your phone won’t ring.
Allow Selective Calling allows you to control each outgoing long distance call with a PIN number. All you do is enter your four digit PIN, after you dial a 1+ call or 0+ call. If you don’t know the PIN, you can’t make a long distance call.
This service allows you to have a second telephone number assigned to your existing line. It can be used by any customer who wants to have some of the advantages of a second line at a small cost. How does it work? All incoming calls on a teen line number will have two short rings, so the customer can distinguish which line is being called. If you have call waiting and are on a call, you will hear two short beeps if the incoming call is on the teen line number.
You can stop being bothered by calls from telemarketers. TCS screens a high percentage of calls from telemarketers. Most telemarketing organizations “block” their calling number, so they are identified as “unknown”. TCS intercepts these “unknown” callers. Your phone won’t even ring. Instead, the TCS system tells them that the person they are calling does not accept calls from telemarketers and asks that your name be removed from their calling list. This legally binds them not to call you again. The TCS system will not disturb callers who provide their calling number, or who have their calling number listed as “private”. Since not all “unknown” calls are from telemarketers, the TCS system informs these callers that if they wish to complete the call to please “dial 1 or stay on the line”. Any friends or family with “unknown” listings can still easily ring through to you.
Voice Mail is an automated answering machine. You can program your Voice Mail to pick up after so many rings or to answer when you are on the phone. You will be able to retrieve your voice mail messages at home or at the office by dialing a selected number.
Warm Line is designed to help our customers in case of emergency. If the customer picks up the phone and fails to dial within 30 seconds, a predetermined number is automatically dialed. The customer selects the number to be dialed and we program it into the switch. There will be a charge to change it.