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Click buttons to learn about features on your Meridian 2616 or 2008 telephone
For Handsfree Dialing
To Answer a Call
Pick up the handset and begin speaking OR if you have a 16 button speaker telephone, press the key next to the flashing diamond and begin speaking.
If you receive a call on your second line, while on your first line, press the key next to the flashing diamond (your first call will automatically be put on hold).
To End a Call
Hang up the handset or press the orange RLS key
To Place a Call on Hold
Press the HOLD key, the diamond will flash next to the held extension key. To return to the held party, press the key next to the flashing diamond.
Transfer a Call Using Your CONF/TRANS Key
While connected to a call:
If the calling party does not answer, press the orange RLS key then press the key next to the flashing diamond and you will be re-connected to the original caller.
Conference 6-Way (Using a Feature Code)
NOTE: You must plan a conference call in advance when using the feature code
Repeat last three steps until all parties are on the conference call. You can have up to 6 people (including yourself) on one conference call.
NOTE: If one of the called parties does not answer, press the orange RLS key and return to your established call be pressing the extension key next to the flashing diamond.
Last Number Redial
Speed Call - 30 (For 16 Button Telephone)
Each user can store 30 numbers on ONE speed dial key. You will assign a code number from 00 thru 29 for each speed call number.
Speed call - 30 (For 8 Button Telephones)
Each user can store 30 numbers using a feature code. You will assign a code number from 00 thru 29 for each speed call number.
To forward you phone calls to another location within the University:
Group Intercom (Ring)
To call somone in your intercom group:
Group Intercom (Voice)
Group intercom numbers will be assigned as the last 2-digits of your extension number where possible.
To retrieve your messages from voicemail, press the MESSAGE key. The voicemail number 3-5000 will automatically be dialed.
Call Pick Up
To pick up a ringing phone within your pick up group:
If multiple phones in your group are ringing simultaneously, depressing the PICKUP key on your phone will pick up one of the ringing calls. To pick up another call within your group, you must put the first call on hold, press another idle extension key on your phone and press the PICKUP key again.
To Park a Call
While connected to a call:
To retrieve a parked call:
If a parked call is not answered within 90 seconds, it will recall to the phone it was parked from.
Malicious Call Trace
If you receive an abusive or malicious call: