Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G Phone Guide and Quick Reference for Cisco Unified CM 8.0 (SCCP and SIP)
Understanding Additional Configuration Options
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Understanding Additional Configuration Options

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Understanding Additional Configuration Options


Understanding Additional Configuration Options


Your system administrator can configure your phone to use specific button and softkey templates along with special services and features, if appropriate. This table provides an overview of some configuration options that you may want to discuss with your system administrator based on your calling needs or work environment.

You can locate phone guides and other documents listed in this table on the web: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

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Need to handle more calls on your phone line

Ask your system administrator to configure your line to support more calls.

Talk to your system administrator or phone support team.

Need more than one phone line

Ask your system administrator to configure one or more additional directory numbers for you.

Talk to your system administrator or phone support team.

Need more speed-dial buttons

First make sure that you are using all of your currently available speed-dial buttons.

If you need additional speed-dial buttons, try using Abbreviated Dialing or subscribing to the Fast Dial service.

Another option is to attach a Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module to your phone.

Note The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G does not support the Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module.

See:

Speed Dialing, page 39.

Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module 7914 Phone Guide

Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module 7915 Phone Guide

Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module 7916 Phone Guide

Work with (or work as) an administrative assistant

Consider using:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant

A shared line

See:

Using a Shared Line, page 43.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant User Guide

Want to use one extension for several phones

Request a shared line. This enables you to use one extension for your desk phone and lab phone, for example.

See Using a Shared Line, page 43.

Share phones or office space with coworkers

Consider using:

Call Park to store and retrieve calls without using the transfer feature.

Call Pickup to answer calls ringing on another phone.

A shared line to view or join coworkers' calls.

Cisco Extension Mobility to apply your phone number and user profile to a shared Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Ask your system administrator about these features and see the:

Advanced Call Handling, page 39.

Using a Shared Line, page 43.

Using Cisco Extension Mobility, page 50.

Answer calls frequently or handle calls on someone's behalf

Ask your system administrator to set up the AutoAnswer feature for your phone.

See Using AutoAnswer with a Headset or Speakerphone, page 56.

Need to make video calls (SCCP phones only)

Consider using Cisco Unified Video Advantage, which enables you to make video calls using your Cisco Unified IP Phone, your personal computer, and an external video camera.

Contact your system administrator for additional assistance and see the Cisco Unified Video Advantage Quick Start Guide and User Guide.

Determine the state of a phone line associated with a speed-dial button, call log, or directory listing on your phone

Ask your administrator to set up the Busy Lamp Field (BLF) feature for your phone.

See Using BLF to Determine a Line State, page 45.

Want to temporarily apply your phone number and settings to a shared Cisco Unified IP Phone

Ask your system administrator about the Cisco Extension Mobility Service.

See Using Cisco Extension Mobility, page 50.