Call forwarding in Cisco CallManager Express sometimes requires special
configuration in order to account for changes in caller ID or various
supplementary services protocols used by ISDN or Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP). This document describes common solutions for call forward failure on the
Cisco Unified CallManager Express platform.
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When a user tries to forward a call to an external PSTN number or
mobile using the call-forward noan command, the user
gets a dial tone and the call forward fails. But at the same time, a call can
be made from the internal number to the same external PSTN or mobile
When the outgoing PSTN connection is ISDN PRI, the long distance calls
with any Calling Line ID (CLID) other than the one specified by the Telco
fails. When a call is forwarded, the calling number remains the same and the
Telco does not allow the call to complete because it expects a different
calling number. That is the number from which the call is redirected. In order
to resolve this problem, configure the translation rule to force ANI for
outgoing calls, which should be the Telco expected value.
In order to translate the calling party number, you can use a
Create a voice translation-rule in global configuration mode. For more
information on voice translation rules, refer to
voice translation-rule 100
rule 1 /\(^3...\)/ /8282100\1/
!--- This rule changes extensions that match 3000-3999
!--- adds 8282100 as a prefix. Refer to Voice Translation Rules
!--- for more details.
voice translation-profile 1
translate calling 100
translation-profile outgoing 1
!--- The translation profile needs to be
!--- applied to all ephone-dns that can make outbound calls.
This allows you to forward calls to external PSTN numbers or mobile
numbers which are not originated from internal callers.
Note: If you have a Cisco CallManager Express router that runs Cisco IOS
Software Release12.(4)15T, and if the redirect from call park to another number
fails, you need to downgrade to Cisco IOS Software Release12.(4)9T4.