Using the Cisco MGCP IP Phone
This chapter describes basic Cisco MGCP IP phone functions. Your call agent or service provider might offer additional phone features and capabilities not described in this chapter. Refer to the documentation from your call agent or service provider for instructions on using those features.
This chapter includes the following sections:
•Using the Handset
•Using the Speakerphone
•Using the Headset
•Adjusting the Handset, Speakerphone, and Headset Volume
•Adjusting the Ringer Volume
•Changing the LCD Contrast
•Muting a Call
Using the Handset
To place and answer calls with the handset, simply lift the handset. To change from handset to speakerphone, press SPEAKER and hang up the handset.
Using the Speakerphone
To place and answer calls using the speakerphone, press SPEAKER. You can use the speakerphone with all Cisco MGCP IP phone features. To change from speakerphone to handset, lift the handset.
Using the Headset
To place and answer calls using the headset, plug the approved headset into the back of the phone base and press HEADSET.
You can use the headset with all Cisco MGCP IP Phonefeatures. The volume and mute controls also adjust volume to the ear piece and mute the speech path of the headset. The headset activation key is located on the front of the phone.
The Cisco MGCP IP Phonesupports a four- or six-wire headset jack (Plantronics H series compatible is required). For information on the exact models supported, see the Cisco MGCP IP phone information on http://cisco.getheadsets.com.
Adjusting the Handset, Speakerphone, and Headset Volume
To adjust the volume on the handset, speakerphone, or headset:
Step 1 To increase or decrease the volume of your handset, headset, or speakerphone, select the item and make it active. Press the Up or Down volume button.
The volume buttons adjust the volume for the currently active voice receiver.
Adjusting the Ringer Volume
To change the volume used by the ringer:
Step 1 Press the volume key to hear a sample ring.
Step 2 While the ring plays, press the Up or Down volume key to adjust the volume to the desired level.
Changing the LCD Contrast
To improve the readability of the LCD, change the amount of contrast:
Step 1 Press the settings button.
Step 2 Select Contrast from the Settings menu.
Step 3 Press the volume keys to set the desired intensity of the display.
Step 4 Press the BACK key to accept your changes.
Muting a Call
While on a call, you can mute the handset, headset, or speakerphone, preventing the party you are speaking to from hearing what you or someone else in the room is saying.
•To mute a call, press MUTE.
•To disengage mute, press MUTE again.