Allowed Phone Number Lists (#407)
Use this feature to specify telephone numbers that users can dial regardless of other dialing restrictions, as long as they have access to an outside line. For example, if you restrict an entire category of calls through Disallowed Phone Number Lists (#404), you can permit calls to a specific number in that category by placing that number on an Allowed Phone Number List.
You can create up to eight Allowed Phone Number Lists of up to 10 telephone numbers each. An Allowed Phone Number can be up to 12 digits long and may include 0—9, #, *, and (HOLD) with (the wildcard character, displayed as “!”).
- For specific telephone numbers, enter the number exactly as you would dial it. To restrict dialing numbers in an entire area code, enter that area code exactly as you would dial it (for example, “800” or “1800”).
- After programming the Allowed Phone Number Lists, you must use Allowed List
Assignments (#408) to assign the lists to specific extensions.
- Allowed Phone Number Lists override Disallowed Phone Number Lists (#404) and
Outgoing Call Restriction (#401), but not Line Access Restriction (#302), Pool Access
Restriction (#315), or Night Service Button (#503) with a System Password (#403).
- The entries you must make to permit or restrict long-distance calls differ depending on the setting for Toll Call Prefix (#402). This setting tells the system whether a “0” (for operatorassisted calls) or a “1” (for direct-dial calls) is required when users make long-distance calls.
- If Star Code Dial Delay (#410) is active, after a valid star code is dialed, the system resets the dialing restrictions to check the number beginning with the first digit after the star code.
- If you want to go to another programming procedure when entering telephone numbers in a list, you must press (Next Procedure)+ (Prev. Procedure), since entering # and a three-digit code is considered part of the telephone number.
If you are restricting an extension from placing long-distance calls, do not place numbers beginning with a “0” on an Allowed Phone Number List for the extension. Once a user is active on an operator-assisted call, the user can avoid dialing restrictions by asking the operator to dial restricted numbers.