I’m in the middle of an interesting puzzle of transferring active calls to specific extension’s voicemail with a press of a button.
One of our client users has a sidecart for their Grandstream GXP2170, solely for transferring calls to specific extension’s voicemails as needed.
The call comes in, the front desk takes the call and routes it as needed. If the extension to be transferred to is unavailable for calls (yet their DND is not turned on…), the call is to be sent straight to voicemail, without ringing the phone. The front desk would press the transfer-speeddial button to transfer the call to that extension’s voicemail.
I have the sidecart’s buttons set as Transfer > *103 for an example.
I’ve thumbed down the issue to be using buttons, as manually hitting transfer, then *, followed by the extension. I currently have featurecodes such as *1, *10, *11, and *12 disabled, as they were conflicting, and now transfer to voicemail work.
Other than *1, the others are not used. I’ve changed *1 to **1 for continued use. I’ve tried changing the transfer to voicemail feature code to use **, however the Grandstreams displays on screen, no audio recording, I don’t have the exact wording off hand, not matching dialplan.
I’m looking to see if there are better solutions to this issue. As far as I’ve seen, disabling *10, *11, and *12, and changing *1 to **1 has been the best alternative. As I write this, I realized I didn’t test and confirm **1 is a conflict while in an active call, though it’ll be manually pressed when needed.