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Number of rings before answering system goes on

Att line all phones ring only once then go to automatic answer--I want at least five or more rings before

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You can adjust the Answer Delay time by going to Menu then DTAD. Adjust the Answer Delay under this menu... 6 seconds per one ring.

If you have auto attendant set up to answer for you in a multiline system, set that delay accordingly. That will be the first system to pick up, You should set up one auto attendant for every voice line coming into your phones.

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Re: number of rings before answering system goes on

Adjust the answering machine to delay answering the line - two or fout rings or unlimited. depends on the machine.

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How do I reprogram the phone to ring when a new call comes in, default to a certain line, and show caller id when a call comes in.

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The answers for the other 2 questions are taken directly out of the Partner ACS Programming Guide which is available for free download at Avaya's website.

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Again, depends on the system. For the Partner ACS:

1) Press FEATURE 00 at extension 10 or 11.
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? Delayed Ring - flashes slowly
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3) Press the line or pool button until the button light shows the correct setting (the setting for the
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4) Continue programming, or exit programming mode.

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1) Press FEAURE 00, SYSTEM PROG, SYSTEM PROG, CENTRAL PROG at extension 10 or 11.
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? Key Extension: Outside system lines, Left Intercom (the factory setting)

? Pooled Extension: Pool 880 button 1, button 2, Left Intercom, Right Intercom (the factory

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