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what does extension H mean
#205258 10/06/11 10:39 AM
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I am having problems getting a new mailbox to work correctly on our Strata system.

Phone is programmed to forward calls to XXX which is our voicemail extension. It gives "that is an invalid entry" after ringing the right phone.

I've noticed some of our phones are programmed to forward to XXXV and I have no idea how you program the V part. Have also noticed that most extensions in the strata admin are written as XXXH but some aren't. I have no idea what the significance of H is. Can anyone demystify things a little?

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Re: what does extension H mean
#205259 10/06/11 11:12 AM
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So if I leave the H off the extension and program the phone to #601, it will forward to the voicemail correctly. But #601 does not allow you to set ring time.

And if I use #604 like:
then it says invalid entry.


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#205260 10/06/11 12:19 PM
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The 'H' simply tells the Voicemail to transfer to that phone, and immediately hang up ... a 'blind' transfer.

This allows the phones to be programmed to control the call forwarding, rather than tie up a VM port.

The #604 as given in that thread:

Try Intercom, #604,desired extension, Speed Dial, XX, Redial.
XX = number of seconds of ringing before forwarding.

is perfectly correct. The 'XX' is optional, if you don't enter it - it defaults to 8 secords, as I recall. Make sure you're forwarding to the main pilot number of the Voicemail.

#601 doesn't allow you to set ring time because that is the code to forward all calls... if you're *always* forwarding, there wouldn't be any need for any time delays.

I've never seen anything programmed for XXXV... that's a new one for me. There's no 'V' token... there's a '%V' token that is a replacement for what's in the 'variable' field.

But what I think you're talking about is what the LCD says in the phone... I can't recall, but I think that just means the [V]oicemail.

After programming the call forwarding on the phone, you also have to program the following:
#656 91 Ext (redial?)
#657 92 Ext (redial?)

The 656 sends the mailbox number - so that when you call forward to the voicemail, you go to the correct mailbox.

The 657 sets your message light to go to the correct mailbox.

You might be hearing the "invalid entry" because your 656 is set to an invalid mailbox number.

The 91 & 92 codes are for Toshiba voicemails, if you're using a different manufacturer's VM, then I couldn't help you.

Re: what does extension H mean
#205261 10/12/11 07:40 AM
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Thanks for the help. A little beyond my knowledge but the phone tech said it was b/c we have SMDI Integration on making the voice-mail codes obsolete.

At least I have the right phone programming codes now.

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