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Line Keys and Ring Groups

Discussion in '3CX Phone System - General' started by TSlocum, Mar 16, 2018.

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  1. TSlocum

    TSlocum New Member

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    We have Cisco SPA514g phones and some of our folks need to answer calls differently depending on what DID is called. I've created a ring group for the DID and set up dummy extensions for each user and put them in the group. I then manually configured those dummy extensions on line key 4 on the phones, and it works well enough.

    I'm wondering if, instead of creating a dummy extension for each user, I can create one shared dummy extension, configure it to accept multiple calls, and configure just that one on line key 4 (set to shared appearance) on multiple phones. What happens when multiple phones have this one extension, and multiple calls come in, or a user is on a call on that extension. Would a second call still ring at the same extension on other phones, or would it show as busy?
     
  2. leejor

    leejor Well-Known Member

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    Yes, if the extension is set to allow more than one call, and it doesn't go off to voicemail if busy, it should work.
     
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  3. YiannisH_3CX

    YiannisH_3CX Support Team
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    Why not just create inbound rule names and set the option "Add Group, Queue or DID/DDI Names to Caller ID" to Prepend name under Contacts / Options ?
    This way the user will be able to see where the call is coming from and there will be no need to dummy extensions.
     
  4. TSlocum

    TSlocum New Member

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    They want a quicker way to visually see where the call is coming from, and the separate line key accomplishes that.
     
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