Hi - have a question about BLF configuration and a behavior i’m seeing which i’m not sure how to fix.
FreePBX 13 - about 10 extensions all Yealink T46G.
All Yealink hotkeys are set to BLF (Office 1, Office 2, Office 3 etc…)
In FreePBX, Extensions>Advanced>Internal Auto Answer set to ‘Intercom’, Intercom Mode set to ‘Enabled’
As expected, when pressing a BLF key on the Yealink the dialed extension is intercom’d and auto answers.
The problem I am having is that if I am sitting in ‘Office 1’ and I press ‘Office 2’, but no-one is there, when I then press ‘Office 3’, instead of paging Office 3, the system instead connects Office 2 and Office 3 together, and shuts me (Office 1) out of the call.
I should note that this happens when pressing one BLF key after another, if I hang up in-between all is ok - its just not that natural when you are paging around trying to locate someone
I am sure there is a simple explanation/fix but I cannot fathom it.
In the phone, you could set Features -> Transfer -> Transfer Mode Via Dsskey to New Call. Then, when you press the second BLF key you will indeed be connected to Office 3. But the call to Office 2 would be left on hold and after hanging up you’ll hear reminder beeps about that call.
Even if you could do it, it’s IMO not a good idea to disconnect a call when a BLF is pressed. Murphy’s law says you’ll have a customer on the line when that happens.