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Handling Calls with Cisco IP Communicator
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Handling Calls with Cisco IP Communicator

Table Of Contents

Handling Calls with Cisco IP Communicator

How to Handle Basic Calls

Placing a Call

Placing a Video Call

Answering a Call

Ending a Call

Using Hold and Resume

Using Mute

Transferring a Connected Call

Selecting Calls

Switching Between Calls

Switching an In-Progress Call to Another Phone

Forwarding Your Calls to Another Number

Using Do Not Disturb

How to Make Conference Calls

Using Conference.

Using Join (SCCP phones only)

Using cBarge

Using Meet-Me

Viewing or Removing Conference Participants

How to Handle Advanced Call Features

Using Cisco Extension Mobility

Managing Business Calls Using a Single Phone Number

Storing and Retrieving Parked Calls

Logging Out of Hunt Groups

Making and Receiving Secure Calls

Tracing Suspicious Calls

Prioritizing Critical Calls

Redirecting a Ringing Call to Cisco IP Communicator

Calling Back a Busy Line When It Becomes Available

Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

How to Use Shared Lines

Adding Yourself to a Shared-Line Call

Preventing Others from Viewing or Barging a Shared-Line Call

Placing or Receiving Intercom Calls


Handling Calls with Cisco IP Communicator


How to Handle Basic Calls

How to Make Conference Calls

How to Handle Advanced Call Features

How to Handle Basic Calls

This section describes basic call-handling tasks such as placing, answering, and transferring calls. The features required to perform these tasks are standard and available on most phone systems.


Note The protocol that your phone uses can determine which features you have. Ask your administrator which features your phone supports.


Placing a Call

Placing a Video Call

Answering a Call

Ending a Call

Using Hold and Resume

Using Mute

Transferring a Connected Call

Selecting Calls

Switching Between Calls

Forwarding Your Calls to Another Number

Using Do Not Disturb

Placing a Call

If you want to...
Then...

Pre-dial (dial on-hook, without first getting a dial tone)

Enter a phone number. (The Auto-Dial feature might pop up to suggest matching phone numbers from your Placed Calls log.)

or

Click the Navigation button to display phone numbers from your Placed Calls log.

Next, click the phone number appearance on your phone screen to dial. Or do one of the these actions to go off-hook and dial the highlighted phone number:

Click the Speaker or Headset buttons.

Click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard.

Click a line button.

Click the Enter key on your keyboard

or

Drag a number from any Windows program that supports drag and drop, drop it anywhere on the Cisco IP Communicator interface, and click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard.

Drag a vCard and drop it anywhere on the Cisco IP Communicator interface. If the vCard contains more than one number, select the one you want from the pop-up window, and click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard.

or

Copy a number from any source, and click Menu > Paste. (You can also paste a phone number by using the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut.) The number is automatically entered. Click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard.

Dial off-hook (after invoking a dial tone)

Click NewCall, the Speaker, Headset, or a line button, and enter a number.

Redial the most recently dialed number

Click Redial. By default, Redial uses your primary line. However, you can open a secondary line and then click Redial. To open a line, click a line button.

Speed dial a number

Click a speed-dial button before or after going off-hook.

or

Enter a speed dial index number (1-99 on the keypad) while on-hook, and click AbbrDial.

Place a call when another call is active (using another line)

Click a line button for the new line. The call on the first line is automatically placed on hold.

Place a call when another call is active (using the same line)

Click Hold, and click New Call. You can now dial, redial, or speed dial a number. Or you can continue talking on the active call while preparing to dial from a call log or directory. To return to the held call, click Resume. (See the next two rows in this table for details.)

Dial from a call log

Click the Directories button.

Choose Missed Calls, Received Calls, or Placed Calls. To dial, click the listing or scroll to it and go off-hook.

If you want to dial from a call log while on another active call, scroll to a call record, and click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard. Then choose a menu item to handle the original call:

Hold—Puts the first call on hold and dials the second.

Transfer—Transfers the first party to the second. (Click Transfer again to complete the action.)

Conference—Creates a conference call with all parties. (Click Confrn to complete the action.)

End Call—Disconnects the first call and dials the second.

Dial from a corporate directory on the phone

Click the Directories button.

Choose Corporate Directory (exact name can vary). Use your keyboard to enter letters, and click Search. To dial, click the listing or scroll to it and go off-hook.

If you want to dial from a directory while on an active call, scroll to a listing, and click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard. Then choose a menu item to handle the original call:

Hold—Puts the first call on hold and dials the second.

Transfer—Transfers the first party to the second. (Click Transfer again to complete the action.)

Conference—Creates a conference call with all parties. (Click Confrn to complete the action.)

End Call—Disconnects the first call and dials the second.

Dial from a corporate directory on your personal computer using Cisco WebDialer

Open a web browser and go to a WebDialer-enabled corporate directory.

Click the number that you want to dial.

See the Customizing Your Cisco Unified IP Phone on the Web guide for more details:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_user_guide_list.html

Use Cisco CallBack to receive notification when a busy or ringing extension is available

Press CallBack while listening to the busy tone or ring sound.

Hang up. Your phone alerts you when the line is free.

Place the call again.

See if a line associated with a speed-dial, call record, or directory listing is busy before placing a call to that line

Look for Busy Lamp Field indicators. Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

Dial using headset mode

If the Headset button is unlit, click it before or after dialing, re-dialing, or speed-dialing a number.

or

If the Headset button is lit, click New Call, Redial, a speed-dial button, or a line button). If necessary, enter a phone number, and click Dial or the Enter key on your keyboard. See Using a Headset, page 5-2.

Dial using speakerphone mode

First make sure that an analog headset is not plugged in to the audio jacks on your computer. Click New Call or the Speaker button, and enter a phone number. Or, use another method to place the call, and click the Speaker button to switch over to speakerphone mode.

Many of the actions you take to dial a number automatically trigger speakerphone mode. See Using Your Computer as a Speakerphone, page 5-4.

Dial using handset mode

Lift or otherwise enable the handset before or after dialing, re-dialing, or speed-dialing a number. See Using a USB Handset, page 5-5.

Dial from a Personal Address Book (PAB) entry

Available only if enabled on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly known as Cisco Unified CallManager). Ask your system administrator.

If you are using a version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager other than 4.x, click the Directories button and choose Personal Directory.

If you are using Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x, click the Services button and choose PAB Service (exact name might vary).

(Depending on configuration, you might be able to use Quick Search. See Using Personal Directory, page 6-7.)

Before you can use the PAB service, you must subscribe to it. See Using Your Personal Address Book (PAB).

Dial using a Fast Dial code

Available only if enabled on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly known as Cisco Unified CallManager). Ask your system administrator.

If you are using a version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager other than 4.x, click the Directories button and choose Personal Directory.

If you are using Cisco Unified Communications Manager 4.x, click the Services button and choose Fast Dials (exact name might vary). To dial from a listing, click it, or scroll to it, and go off-hook.

For help subscribing to the Fast Dial service, see Configuring Fast Dials, page 7-4.

Place a call using a billing or tracking code

Dial a number, and enter a client matter code (CMC) or a forced authorization code (FAC) when prompted by a distinctive tone. Your system administrator will tell you if you need to enter CMC or FAC codes and will provide you with detailed instructions.

Place a priority (precedence) call

Enter the Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) access number (provided by your system administrator) followed by the phone number.

Place a call using your Cisco Extension Mobility profile

Make sure that you are logged in to Extension Mobility (EM). Click the Services button and choose EM Service (exact name might vary), and use your keypad to enter login information. If you are sharing a phone, you might need to log in to EM before you can access certain features or complete a call. EM is a special, non-default feature that your system administrator can assign to phones and phone users.


Tips

To add a prefix to a number in one of your call logs, scroll to the number and click EditDial.

If you are dialing without a dial tone, you cannot use * or # as the leading digit. If you need to use these digits, go off-hook to invoke a dial tone and then dial.

Related Topics

Answering a Call

Ending a Call

Placing a Video Call

When you use Cisco IP Communicator with Cisco Unified Video Advantage, you can make video calls to other users.

To make a video call, you must meet these criteria:

You must have Cisco Unified Video Advantage installed on your system.

Cisco IP Communicator must be enabled for video calls on the call-processing server. After you are enabled, your Cisco IP Communicator displays the icon in the lower right corner of the of the phone screen.

You must launch Cisco Unified Video Advantage before initiating the video call.

The person you call must also meet these same criteria and use a device that is a video endpoint.

To enable your phone for video calls, contact your system administrator for assistance and see the Cisco Unified Video Advantage User Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps5662/products_user_guide_list.html

Answering a Call

If you want to...
Then...

Answer with headset mode

Click the Headset button, if unlit.

Or, if the Headset button is already lit, click Answer or a flashing line button. See Using a Headset, page 5-2.

Answer with speakerphone mode

Click the Speaker button, Answer, or a flashing line button. See Using Your Computer as a Speakerphone, page 5-4.

Answer with handset mode

Lift (or otherwise enable) the handset. See Using a USB Handset, page 5-5.

Answer a call with the keyboard shortcut

Press F2, or press Ctrl + Shift + A on your keyboard.

Answer with the Incoming Call Notification

Click the ringing telephone icon or the caller ID information.

If you click the Mute icon on the Incoming Call Notification pop-up window for a new call that comes in while you are on an active call, the ringer mutes and the pop-up window disappears. You must return to the application interface to see call details for the muted call and to disable mute on all future incoming calls.

Switch from a connected call to answer a ringing call

See Switching Between Calls and Using Hold and Resume.

Set up Cisco IP Communicator to automatically connect an incoming call after a ring or two

Ask your system administrator to set up the AutoAnswer feature for one or more of your lines. You can use AutoAnswer with either speakerphone mode or headset mode. See Using Headsets and Other Audio Devices with Cisco IP Communicator, page 5-1.

Retrieve, or allow someone else to retrieve, a held call on another phone (such as a phone in a conference room)

Use Call Park. See Using Cisco Extension Mobility.

Use your phone to answer a call that is ringing on another phone

Use Call Pickup. See Redirecting a Ringing Call to Cisco IP Communicator.

Answer a priority call

Hang up the current call, and click Answer.

Send an incoming call directly to your voice messaging system

Click iDivert. The incoming call automatically transfers to your voice message greeting.

Answer a call on your cellular phone or other remote destination

Set up Mobile Connect and answer your phone.

When you enable Mobile Connect:

Your desktop and remote destinations receive calls simultaneously. When you answer the call on your desktop phone, the remote destinations stop ringing, are disconnected, and display a missed call message. When you answer the call on one remote destination, the other remote destinations stop ringing, are disconnected, and a missed call message is shown on the other remote destinations.


Related Topics

Ending a Call

Using Hold and Resume

Transferring a Connected Call

Switching Between Calls

Using Cisco Extension Mobility

Ending a Call

If you want to...
Then...

Hang up while using handset mode

Disable the handset, click EndCall, or press the Esc key on your keyboard. See Using a USB Handset, page 5-5.

Hang up while using headset mode

Click the Headset button, if lit.

If you want headset mode to remain active, keep the button lit by clicking EndCall or press the Esc key on your keyboard. See Using a Headset, page 5-2.

Hang up while using speakerphone mode

Click EndCall, or press the Esc key on your keyboard. See Using Your Computer as a Speakerphone, page 5-4.

Hang up one call but preserve another call on the same line

Click EndCall or press the Esc key. If necessary, first click Resume to remove the call from hold.



Tip You need to keep headset mode activated if you want to use AutoAnswer with your headset. (First, your system administrator must configure AutoAnswer for you.) If you use a headset but do not use AutoAnswer, you might still prefer to keep headset mode activated. See Obtaining Audio Devices, page 5-1.


Related Topics

Placing a Call

Answering a Call

Transferring a Connected Call

Using Hold and Resume

You can hold and resume calls. When you put a call on hold, the Hold icon appears next to the caller ID and the corresponding line button flashes green.

If the Hold Reversion feature is enabled for your phone, a call that you put on hold reverts back to ringing after a certain period of time. The "reverting" call remains on hold until you resume it or until Hold Reversion times out.

Your phone indicates the presence of a reverting call by:

Alerting you at intervals with a single ring (or flash or beep, depending on your phone line setting).

Briefly displaying a "Hold Reversion" message in the status bar at the bottom of the phone screen.

Displaying the animated Hold Reversion icon next to the caller ID for the held call.

Displaying a flashing amber line button (depending on the line state)

If you want to...
Then...

Put a call on hold

1. Make sure the call you want to put on hold is selected.

2. Click Hold.

Remove a call from hold on the current line

1. Make sure that the appropriate call is highlighted.

2. Click Resume.

Remove a call from hold on a different line

1. Click a green blinking line button. If there is a single call holding on this line, the call automatically resumes.

2. If there are multiple calls holding, make sure that the appropriate call is highlighted, and click Resume.


Tips

Engaging the Hold feature typically generates music or a beeping tone.

If you receive an alert for an incoming call and a reverting call at the same time, by default your phone will shift the focus of the phone screen to display the incoming call. Your system administrator can change this focus priority setting.

If you use a shared line, Hold Reversion rings only on the phone that put the call on hold, not on the other phones that share the line.

The duration between Hold Reversion alerts is determined by your system administrator.

Using Mute

Mute disables the audio input for your audio devices, such as a headset, speakerphone, or microphone. With Mute enabled, you can hear other parties on a call, but they cannot hear you.

If you want to...
Then...

Turn Mute on

Click the unlit Mute button.

Turn Mute off

Click the lit Mute button.



Note If you start Cisco IP Communicator while your audio device or computer is muted, the Check Audio Settings window might prompt you to Revert, Tune, or Cancel your audio settings. If your audio settings have been working properly, choose Revert. If you want to view or change them, choose Tune. If you want to keep the device muted, choose Cancel.


Transferring a Connected Call

Transfer redirects a connected call. The target is the number to which you want to transfer the call.

If you want to...
Then...

Transfer a call without talking to the transfer recipient

During a connected call, click Transfer, and enter the target number. When you hear the call ringing, click Transfer again.

Talk to the transfer recipient before transferring a call (consult transfer)

During a connected call, click Transfer, and enter the target number. Wait for the transfer recipient to answer. If the recipient accepts the transferred call, click Transfer again. If the recipient refuses the call, click Resume to return to the original call.

Transfer two current calls to each other (direct transfer)

Highlight any call on the line, and click Select. Repeat this process for the second call. With one of the selected calls highlighted, click DirTrfr. (You might need to click more to see DirTrfr.) The two calls connect to each other and drop you from the call.

If you want to stay on the line with the callers, use Join to create a conference instead.

Send a call to your voice messaging system

Click iDivert. The call is automatically transferred to your voice message greeting. You can use iDivert with a call that is active, ringing, or on hold.


Tips

When on-hook transfer is enabled, you can either hang up, or click Transfer and then hang up.

If on-hook transfer is not enabled on your Cisco IP Communicator, be aware that hanging up instead of clicking Transfer cancels the transfer action and places the party to be transferred on hold.

You cannot use Transfer to redirect a call on hold. Click Resume to remove the call from hold before transferring it.

Selecting Calls

Many Cisco IP Communicator features require that you select the calls you want to use with a particular feature. For example, if you have four held calls but only want to join two of them in a conference call, you can select the calls that you want to add to the conference before activating the feature.

If you want to...
Then...

Highlight a call

Use your mouse to click any call in a call list. Highlighted calls appear on a lighter and brighter background.

Select a call

Highlight a connected or held call, and click Select. Selected calls are indicated with a check mark next to them.

Verify selected calls

Click the Navigation button to scroll through the list of calls. Selected calls are indicated with a check mark and are grouped together in the call list.


Switching Between Calls

You can switch between connected calls on one or more lines. If the call you want to switch to is not automatically selected (highlighted), click the call appearance on your phone screen.

If you want to...
Then...

Switch between connected calls on one line

Select the call you are switching to and click Resume. The other call is automatically placed on hold.

Switch between connected calls on different lines

Click the appropriate green blinking line button for the line (and call) you are switching to. If there is a single call holding on the line, the call automatically resumes. If there are multiple calls holding on the line, highlight the specific call (if necessary), and click Resume.

Switch from a connected call to answer a ringing call

Click Answer or a yellow flashing line button. Doing so answers the new call and automatically places the first call on hold.

Switch between incoming calls by using the Incoming Call Notification

Click anywhere on the Incoming Call Notification pop-up window for the incoming call (except on the mute ringer icon). This puts the active call on hold and allows you to answer the incoming call.

Display an overview of active calls

Click a green line button while a call is active to return to the main background screen, hiding the active call information. This gives you an overview of all active calls on each of your lines. This call is either the active call or, if all calls are on hold, the held call with the longest duration. Click the green line button again to return to the original view.

See all calls on a specific line

Click the Help button and immediately click the line button. Doing so shows call details but does not impact the call state. Use this when you are talking on one line and want to view held calls on another line.


Tips

Only one call can be active at any given time; other connected calls are automatically placed on hold.

When you have multiple calls on one line, calls with the highest precedence and longest duration display at the top of the call list.

Calls of a similar type are grouped together in the call list. For example, calls that you have interacted with are grouped near the top, selected calls are grouped next, and calls that you have not yet answered are grouped last.

Switching an In-Progress Call to Another Phone

If you Mobile Connect setup, you can switch in-progress calls between the Cisco IP Communicator softphone and your cellular phone or other remote destination.

If you want to...
Then...
Switch an in-progress call on your Cisco IP Communicator softphone to a cellular phone

Press the Mobility softkey and select Send call to mobile.

Answer the in-progress call on your cellular phone.

The phone line button turns red and handset icons and the calling party number appear on the phone display. You cannot use same phone line for any other calls, but if your phone supports multiple lines, you can use another line to make or receive calls.

Switch an in-progress call from a cellular phone to your Cisco IP Communicator softphone

Hang up the call on your cellular phone to disconnect the cellular phone, but not the call.

Press Resume on your phone within 4 seconds and start talking on the desk phone.


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Forwarding Your Calls to Another Number

You can use call forwarding features to redirect incoming calls from your phone to another number.


Note Enter the Call Forward All target number exactly as you would to dial it from your phone. For example, enter an access code such as 9 or the area code, if necessary.


Your system administrator might allow you to choose from two types of call forwarding features:

Unconditional call forwarding (Call Forward All)—Applies to all calls that you receive.

Conditional call forwarding (Call Forward No Answer, Call Forward Busy, Call Forward No Coverage)—Applies to certain calls that you receive, according to conditions.

You can access Call Forward All on your phone; other call forwarding features are accessible only on your Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages. Your system administrator determines which call forwarding features are available to you.

If you want to...
Then...

Set up Call Forward All on your primary line

Press CFwdALL or Forward All and enter a target phone number.

Cancel Call Forward All on your primary line

Press CFwdALL or Forward All.

Verify that Call Forward All is enabled on your primary line

Look for:

The call forward icon above the primary phone number: .

The call forward target number in the status line.

Set up or cancel call forwarding remotely, or for a non-primary line

1. Log in to your Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages.

2. Access your call forwarding settings. See Controlling Line Settings, page 7-10.

Note When call forwarding is enabled for any line other than the primary line, your phone does not provide you with confirmation that calls are being forwarded. Instead, you must confirm your settings in the Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages.


Tips

Enter the call forward target number exactly as you would dial it from your phone. For example, enter an access code or the area code, if necessary.

Call forwarding is phone line specific. If a call reaches you on a line where call forwarding is not enabled, the call will ring as usual.

Your system administrator can enable a call forward override feature that allows the person receiving your forwarded calls to reach you. With override enabled, a call placed from the target phone to your phone is not forwarded, but rings through.

Related Topics

Answering a Call

Transferring a Connected Call

How to Handle Advanced Call Features

Using Do Not Disturb

You can use the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature to block incoming calls on your phone with a busy tone.

When DND and Call Forward are both enabled on your phone, calls are forwarded and the caller does not hear a busy tone.

If you want to...
Then...

Turn on DND

1. Click Settings > Device Configuration > Call Preferences > Do Not Disturb.

2. Select Yes, and then click Save.

Do Not Disturb displays on the status line, and a DND softkey is added.

Turn off DND

Click the DND softkey. The DND softkey is removed.

Customize DND settings

1. Select Cisco Unified CM User Options from the Menu button.

2. Log in to your Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages.

3. From the drop-down menu, choose User Options > Device

4. Select your Cisco IP Communicator Name.

5. You can set the following options:

Do Not Disturb—Turn DND on/off.

DND Incoming Call Alert—Set the alert to beep only, flash only, or disable all visible and audible alert notifications.


Tips

When you enable DND:

Cisco IP Communicator does not block calls to intercom lines, and critical calls such as calls from Cisco Emergency Responder and MLPP calls.

Cisco IP Communicator does not log incoming calls to the Missed Calls directory on your phone.

If you also enabled Call Forward All, Call Forward All takes precedence on incoming calls. That is, Cisco IP Communicator forwards your calls, and the caller does not hear a busy tone.

If Call Forward Busy is set on your line, Cisco IP Communicator forwards calls to the Call Forward Busy number. Callers do not hear a busy tone.

If DND is disabled on your phone, contact your system administrator.

Related Topics

Logging In to the Cisco Unified CM User Options Web Pages, page 7-2

How to Make Conference Calls

You can create a conference in various ways, depending on your needs and the features that are available on your phone.

Conference—Allows you to create a standard (ad hoc) conference by calling each participant. Use the Confrn softkey.

Join—Allows you to create a standard (ad hoc) conference by combining existing calls. Use the Join softkey. Join is available on SCCP phones only.

cBarge—Allows you to create a standard (ad hoc) conference by adding yourself to a call on a shared line. Press a line button or use the cBarge softkey. cBarge is only available on phones that use shared lines.

Meet-Me—Allows you to create or join a conference by calling a conference number. Use the MeetMe softkey.

Using Conference.

If you want to...
Then...

Create a conference

1. From a connected call, press Confrn. (You may need to press the more softkey to see Confrn.)

2. Enter the participant's phone number.

3. Wait for the call to connect.

4. Press Confrn again to add the participant to your call.

5. Repeat to add additional participants.

Add new participants to an existing conference

Repeat the steps listed for Create a Conference.

Your system administrator determines whether non-initiators of a conference can add or remove participants.


Using Join (SCCP phones only)

Join allows you to combine two or more existing calls to create a conference in which you are a participant.

If you want to...
Then...

Create a conference by joining together existing calls that are on a single phone line

1. From an active call, highlight another call that you want to include in the conference and press Select.

2. Repeat this step for each call that you want to add.

3. Press Join. (You may need to press the more softkey to see Join.)

Create a conference by joining together existing calls that are on multiple phone lines

1. From an active call, press Join. (You may need to press the more softkey to see Join.)

2. Press the green flashing line button for the call(s) that you want to include in the conference.

One of the following occurs:

The calls are joined.

A window opens on your phone screen prompting you to select the call(s) that you want to join. Highlight the call(s) and press Select, then press Join to complete the action.

Note If your phone does not support Join for calls on multiple lines, transfer the calls to a single line before using Join.

Join together two existing conferences

Use the Join or DirTrfr softkeys.

Check with your system administrator to see if this feature is available to you.


Using cBarge

You can create a conference by using cBarge to add yourself to a call on a shared line.

If you want to...
Then...

Create a conference by barging a call on a shared line

Press the line button for the shared line.

In some cases, you must highlight the call and press cBarge to complete the action.

See Adding Yourself to a Shared-Line Call for more information.


Using Meet-Me

Meet-Me conferencing allows you to start or join a conference by calling the conference number.

If you want to...
Then...

Start a Meet-Me conference

1. Obtain a Meet-Me phone number from your system administrator.

2. Distribute the number to participants.

3. When you are ready to start the meeting, go off-hook to get a dial tone, then press MeetMe.

4. Dial the Meet-Me conference number.

Participants can now join the conference by dialing in.

Note Participants hear a busy tone if they call the conference before the initiator has joined. In this case, participants must call back.

Join a Meet-Me conference

Dial the Meet-Me conference number (provided by the conference initiator).

Note You will hear a busy tone if you call the conference before the initiator has joined. In this case, try your call again.

End a Meet-Me conference

All participants must hang up.

The conference does not automatically end when the conference initiator disconnects.


Viewing or Removing Conference Participants

If you want to...
Then...

View a list of conference participants

Press ConfList.

Participants are listed in the order in which they join the conference with the most recent additions at the top.

Get an updated list of conference participants

While viewing the conference list, press Update.

See who initiated the conference

While viewing the conference list, locate the participant listed at the bottom of the list with an asterisk (*) next to the name.

Remove any conference participant

While viewing the conference list, highlight the participant's name and press Remove.

Drop the last participant added to the conference

While viewing the conference list, press RMLstC or Remove Last Participant.


How to Handle Advanced Call Features

Advanced call-handling tasks involve special (non-standard) features that your system administrator can configure for you to use on Cisco IP Communicator (depending on your call-handling needs and work environment). You do not have access to these features by default.

Using Cisco Extension Mobility

Managing Business Calls Using a Single Phone Number

Using Cisco Extension Mobility

Logging Out of Hunt Groups

Tracing Suspicious Calls

Prioritizing Critical Calls

Redirecting a Ringing Call to Cisco IP Communicator

Calling Back a Busy Line When It Becomes Available

Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

How to Use Shared Lines

Placing or Receiving Intercom Calls

Using Cisco Extension Mobility

Cisco Extension Mobility (EM) allows you to temporarily configure a Cisco Unified IP Phone as your own. Once you log in to EM, the phone adopts your user profile, including your phone lines, features, established services, and web-based settings. Your system administrator must configure EM for you.

If you want to...
Then...

Log in to EM

1. Click the Services button and select EM Service (name can vary).

2. Enter your user ID and PIN (provided by your system administrator).

3. If prompted, select a device profile.

Log out of EM

1. Click the Services button and select EM Service (name can vary).

2. When prompted to log out, press Yes.


Tips

EM automatically logs you out after a certain amount of time. Your system administrators establishes this time limit.

Changes that you make to your EM profile from your User Options web pages take effect immediately if you are logged in to EM on the phone; otherwise, changes take effect the next time you log in.

Changes that you make to the phone from your User Options web pages take effect immediately if you are logged out of EM; otherwise, changes take effect after you log out.

Local settings controlled by the phone are not maintained in your EM profile.

Managing Business Calls Using a Single Phone Number

With Mobile Connect and Mobile Voice Access installed, you can use your cellular phone to handle calls associated with your desktop phone number. A smartphone is a mobile phone with personal computer capabilities such as web browsing, email, address book, and calendar.

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Configure Mobile Connect

Use the Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages to set up remote destinations and create access lists to allow or block calls from specific phone numbers from being passed to the remote destinations. See Setting Up Phones and Access Lists for Mobile Connect, page 7-12.

Answer a call using your cellular phone

See Answering a Call.

Switch an in-progress call between your desk phone and cellular phone

See Switching an In-Progress Call to Another Phone.

Put a call that has been picked up on a smartphone on hold

1. Press the Enterprise Hold (name may vary) softkey on the smartphone.

The other party is placed on hold.

2. On your smartphone, press the Resume (name may vary) softkey on the smartphone. See Switching an In-Progress Call to Another Phone.

Transfer a call that has been picked up on a smartphone to another number

1. Press the Enterprise Transfer (name may vary) softkey on the smartphone.

2. Dial your enterprise access code for transferring calls to initiate a new call. The other party is placed on hold.

3. Press the Enterprise Transfer softkey to complete the call transfer.

Initiate a conference call on a call that has been picked up on a smartphone

1. Press the Enterprise Conference (name may vary) softkey on the smartphone.

2. Dial your enterprise access code for conferencing to initiate a new call. The other party is placed on hold.

3. Press the Enterprise Conference softkey to complete the conference set-up and include both callers in the conference.

Connect to Mobile Voice Access

1. From any phone, dial your assigned Mobile Voice Access number.

2. Enter the number you are calling from, if prompted, and your PIN.

Turn on Mobile Connect from your cellular phone

1. Dial your assigned Mobile Voice access number.

2. Enter your cellular phone number (if requested) and PIN.

3. Press 2 to enable Mobile Connect.

4. Choose whether to turn Mobile Connect on for all configured phones or just one:

All phones—Enter 2.

One phone—Enter 1 and enter the number you want to add as a remote destination, followed by #.

Turn off Mobile Connect from your cellular phone

1. Dial your assigned Mobile Voice access number.

2. Enter your cellular phone number (if requested) and PIN.

3. Press 3 to disable Mobile Connect.

4. Choose whether to turn Mobile Connect off for all configured phones or just one:

All phones—Enter 2.

One phone—Enter 1 and enter the number you want to remove as a remote destination, followed by #.


Storing and Retrieving Parked Calls

You can park a call when you want to store the call so that you or someone else can retrieve it from another phone (for example, at the desk of a co-worker or in a conference room) on the call-processing system. Call Park is a special feature that your system administrator might configure for you.

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Store an active call by using Call Park

During a call, click Park (you might need to click the more softkey first). This prompts Cisco IP Communicator to store the call. Note the call park number displayed on the phone screen and hang up.

Retrieve a parked call

Enter the call park number from any Cisco IP Communicator or Cisco IP Phone in your network to connect to the call.



Note You have a limited amount of time to retrieve the parked call before it reverts to ringing at its original destination. See your system administrator for this time limit.


Related Topics

How to Handle Basic Calls

Using Hold and Resume

Transferring a Connected Call

Logging Out of Hunt Groups

If your organization receives a large number of incoming calls, you might be a member of a hunt group. A hunt group includes a series of directory numbers that share the incoming call load. When the first directory number in the hunt group is busy, the system hunts for the next available directory number in the group and directs the call to that phone.

When you are away from your phone, you can prevent hunt group calls from ringing your phone by logging out of hunt groups.

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Log out of hunt groups to temporarily block hunt group calls

Press HLog or Hunt Group. Your phone screen displays, "Logged out of Hunt Group."

Log in to receive hunt group calls

Press HLog or Hunt Group. When logged in, the Hunt Group button is lit.



Tip Logging out of hunt groups does not prevent non-hunt group calls from ringing your phone.


Making and Receiving Secure Calls

Depending on how your system administrator has configured your phone system, Cisco IP Communicator might support making and receiving secure calls.

Cisco IP Communicator is capable of supporting these types of calls:

Authenticated call—The identities of all phones participating in the call have been verified.

Encrypted call—The phone is receiving and transmitting encrypted audio (your conversation) within the Cisco IP network. Encrypted calls are also authenticated.

Nonsecure call—At least one of the participating phones or the connection does not support this security feature, or the phones cannot be verified.

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Check the security level of a call

Look for a security icon in the top right corner of the call activity area, next to the call duration timer:

Authenticated call or conference

 

Encrypted call or conference

If these icons do not display, the call is not secure.

Determine if secure calls can be made in your company

Contact your system administrator.



Note There are interactions, restrictions, and limitations that affect how security features work on Cisco IP Communicator. For details, ask your system administrator.


Tracing Suspicious Calls

If you are receiving suspicious or malicious calls, your system administrator can add the Malicious Call Identification (MCID) feature to your phone. This feature enables you to identify an active call as suspicious, which initiates a series of automated tracking and notification messages. The call-processing system can then identify and register the source of this incoming call in the network.

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Notify your system administrator about a suspicious or harassing call

Press MCID.

Your phone plays a tone and displays the MCID successful message.


Prioritizing Critical Calls

In some specialized environments, such as military or government offices, you might need to make and receive urgent or critical calls. If you have the need for this specialized call handling, your system administrator can add Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) to your phone.

Keep these terms in mind:

Precedence indicates the priority associated with a call.

Preemption is the process of ending an existing, lower priority call while accepting a higher priority call that is sent to your phone.

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Want to choose a priority (precedence) level for an outgoing call

Contact your system administrator for a list of corresponding precedence numbers for calls.

Want to make a priority (precedence) call

Enter the MLPP access number (provided by your system administrator) followed by the phone number.

Hear a special ring (faster than usual) or special call waiting tone

You are receiving a priority (precedence) call. An MLPP icon on your phone screen indicates the priority level of the call.

Want to view priority level of a call

Look for an MLPP icon on your phone screen:

Priority call

Medium priority (immediate) call

High priority (flash) call

Highest priority (flash override) or Executive Override call

Higher priority calls are displayed at the top of your call list. If you do not see an MLPP icon, the priority level of the call is normal (routine).

Hear a continuous tone interrupting your call

You or the other party are receiving a call that must preempt the current call. Hang up immediately to allow the higher priority call to ring through.


Tips

When you make or receive an MLPP-enabled call, you hear special ring tones and call waiting tones that differ from the standard tones.

If you enter an invalid MLPP access number, a verbal announcement alerts you of the error.

An MLPP-enabled call retains its priority and preemptive status when you:

Put the call on hold

Transfer the call

Add the call to a conference

Answer the call using PickUp

MLPP overrides the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature.

Redirecting a Ringing Call to Cisco IP Communicator

Call PickUp allows you to redirect a call that is ringing on the phone of a co-worker to your Cisco IP Communicator so that you can answer it. Call PickUp is a special feature that your system administrator can configure for you depending on your call-handling needs and work environment. For example, you might use this feature if you share call-handling responsibilities with co-workers.

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Answer a call that is ringing on another extension within your group

Click an available line button and PickUp. The call now rings on your line.

Answer a call that is ringing on another extension outside of your group

Click an available line button and GPickUp. Enter the call group pickup code number provided by your system administrator. The call now rings on your line.

Answer any call that is ringing, whether it is on another extension in your group or in an associated group

Click an available line button and OPickUp.


Tips

To connect to the call that has been ringing for the longest time, press PickUp or GPickUp.

To connect to the call in the pickup group with the highest priority, press OPickUp.

Related Topics

Transferring a Connected Call

Calling Back a Busy Line When It Becomes Available

If a number that you call is busy or does not answer, you can set Cisco IP Communicator to notify you when the line becomes available. To set up the notification, call the number and click CallBack while listening to the busy tone or ring sound. Then, hang up.

When the extension becomes available, your phone provides an audio and visual alert. (The call back to this number is not automatic; you must place the call.) CallBack is a special feature that your system administrator might configure for your phone.


Tip CallBack fails if the other party has Call Forwarding enabled.


Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

Depending on the configuration, you can use the Busy Lamp Field (BLF) feature to determine the state of a phone line associated with a speed-dial button, call log, or directory listing on your Cisco IP Communicator. You can place a call to this line regardless of the BLF status. This feature does not prevent dialing.

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See the state of a speed-dial line

Look for one of these indicators next to the line number:

+ Line is in-use.

+ Line is idle.

BLF indicator unavailable or not configured for this line.

 

+ Line is in Do Not Disturb state.

See the state of a line listed in a call log or directory

Look for one of these indicators next to the line number:

Line is in-use.

Line is idle.

BLF indicator unavailable for this line.

Line is in Do Not Disturb state.


How to Use Shared Lines

Your system administrator might give you a shared line. Typically, a shared line has these uses:

One person applies a shared line to multiple phones that he or she uses—For example, your shared line, extension 23456, applies to your Cisco IP Communicator and your desktop phone. In this case, an incoming call to extension 23456 rings your Cisco IP Communicator and your desktop phone, and you can use either phone to answer the call.

Multiple people share a line—For example, you are a manager who shares a line and extension number with your assistant. An incoming call to the extension rings both your phone and the phone of your assistant. If your assistant answers, you can use a shared line feature called Barge to add yourself to the connected call.

Your system administrator will tell you if you use a shared line. Shared line features, such as Barge, do not apply to standard, not shared lines.

Related Topics

Adding Yourself to a Shared-Line Call

Preventing Others from Viewing or Barging a Shared-Line Call

Adding Yourself to a Shared-Line Call

If you use a shared line, you can use Barge to join an established conversation. When you use Barge, other parties on the call hear a beep tone announcing your presence. When you hang up, the remaining parties hear a disconnect tone, and the original call continues. Barge applies to shared lines only.

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Add yourself to a call in-progress on a shared line

Select the call on the phone screen, and click Barge. (You might need to click the more softkey first.)

End a barge conference

Hang up.


Tips

You will be disconnected from a call you have barged if the call is put on hold, transferred, or turned into a conference call.

You cannot answer a second line while you are on a barged call.

Click a green line button while a call is active to return to the main background screen. This shows you an overview of all active calls.

Related Topics

How to Handle Basic Calls

Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

Preventing Others from Viewing or Barging a Shared-Line Call

Preventing Others from Viewing or Barging a Shared-Line Call

If you share a phone line, you can use the Privacy feature to prevent others who share the line from viewing or barging (adding themselves to) your calls.

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Prevent others from viewing or barging calls on a shared line

1. Press Private.

2. To verify that Privacy is on, look for the feature-enabled icon next to an amber line button.

Allow others to view or barge calls on a shared line

1. Press Private.

2. To verify that Privacy is off, look for the feature-disabled icon next to an unlit line button.


Tips

If the phone that shares your line has Privacy enabled, you can make and receive calls using the shared line as usual.

The Privacy feature applies to all shared lines on your phone. Consequently, if you have multiple shared lines and Privacy is enabled, coworkers are not able to view or barge calls on any of your shared lines.

Related Topics

How to Handle Basic Calls

Using Busy Lamp Field to Determine a Line State

Adding Yourself to a Shared-Line Call

Placing or Receiving Intercom Calls

You can place an intercom call to a target phone that auto-answers the call in speakerphone mode with mute activated. The one-way intercom call allows you to deliver a short message to the recipient. If the recipient's handset or headset is in use, the audio is sent to the device in use. Any current call activity that your recipient is engaged in continues simultaneously.

The target destination receives an intercom-alert tone and can then choose to:

Listen to the caller with microphone muted (you can hear the caller, but the caller cannot hear you).

End the intercom call by pressing the EndCall softkey with the intercom call in focus. Do this if you do not want to hear the message.

Talk to the caller by pressing the active intercom button and using either the handset, headset or speaker. The intercom call becomes a two-way connection so that you can talk with the caller.

When using the intercom feature, be aware of the following:

From an intercom line, you can only dial other intercom lines.

You can use only one intercom line at a time.

When your active call is being monitored or recorded, you cannot receive or place intercom calls.

You cannot place an intercom call on hold.


Note If you log into your desk phone every day using your Extension Mobility profile, ensure that your system administrator configures your Extension Mobility profile to include the intercom feature.


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Place an intercom call to a preconfigured intercom target

1. Press an intercom target line.

2. Wait for the intercom-alert tone.

3. Begin speaking.

Place an intercom call to any intercom number

1. Press an intercom target line.

2. Perform one of the following actions:

Enter the intercom target number.

Press a speed-dial number for your target.

3. Wait for the intercom-alert tone.

4. Begin speaking.

Receive an intercom call

When you hear the intercom-alert tone, handle the call in one of these ways:

Listen to the message in one-way audio.

Press an orange active intercom line to talk to the caller. (The line turns green when the call becomes a two-way call.)

Press End Call with the intercom call in focus to disconnect the intercom call.