We would like to be able to page to a page group and while there is an active page, the person being paged can pickup the phone, press a key, and now that page becomes a “private call”. This is a very busy retail location which people are not at a desk so they use the paging a lot. Now the problem is they have to page, announce which phone they are at, the person being paged has to hear that and then wait till the pager hangs up so the pagee can then call the person back. The duplex page option gets once step closer, but everyone can hear the call, also, with duplex page in a noisy store, it picks up all the background noise.
So I would like to have the ability to page (one way) and have the person being paged (pagee) be able to pickup a phone and press any button (# for example) and then that page turns into a bridged call. Our customer is willing to pay for this since the Nortel we replaced for them did this. Anyone who feels they can do this let me know how much and when it can be ready.
csimmons at vowinc.com