Updated on December 7th, 2020
In business telephony, a telephone extension may refer to a phone on an internal telephone line attached to a private branch exchange (PBX) or Centrex system. Did you not dial an extension ever?
How to dial an extension Hands-free?
You know how it is. You’re driving. You need to call someone at their office. They have an IVR (pick 1 for sales, 2 for accounts….). How to do it? I’m accepting you use Bluetooth, hands-free, and the person you have to call is in your contacts.
- In contacts go to the contact and pick edit.
- Pick the number you are going to edit, then tap the +*# key, bottom left.
- Then tap pause (under number1) This enters a pause in the dialing, which shows as a comma in the number display.
- Enter the extension number
- Tap did
- You should then see the call number as something like 1234567891,345.
For a Samsung android phone
- Enter the number, or choose from contacts
- Tap on [email protected]#
- Choose pause (,)
- Tap on the 123 button
- Enter the extension number, and save.
How to Dial a Phone Number Extension?
Phone extensions offer extended registry choices for circumstances where utilizing the regular phone system is unrealistic, such as an office building where potentially hundreds of individual phones are utilized.
Using traditional phone extensions means dialing the building or service’s main number and waiting for an operator or automated system to ask for the extension number you are trying to reach. Landlines use simply this technique, but smartphones have different tricks for expediting calls to extensions.
Android phones can dial extended numbers in two ways: Using the + symbol on the number pad when dialing a number, not in your contacts or entering + when adding a new Contact.
To add an extension when dialing, after entering the main number, press and hold the 0 buttons until a + is added to the number, and then enter the extension number. Use the same steps when entering a number with an extension into a new contact.
For iPhones, enter the main number or building number, at that point press and hold the ***** key until a comma shows up in the number, then enter the extension and send the call as normal.
Windows phones don’t have a choice to add an extension when entering a number to dial, anyway you can add an extension to the number in contact.
- First, open your text or email app. Type the main phone number, followed by w, for the extension to instantly dial after the main number, or p, to pause three seconds before the extension number is in contact.
- Tap the full number you typed and drag the circles at each finish to feature the whole number, at that point tap Copy.
- Load the Start menu and tap People, then swipe over to Contacts and tap New +.
Tap the Mobile field and select Paste to add the number. You may need to swipe to the text suggestions menu to get the Paste option. Use the contact card to make the call.
How does a phone extension work?
Extensions are essentially numbers that stretch from your business number. Generally, extensions tend to be four-digit numbers.
In MightyCall, extensions can be involved in different numbers of digits, so if you want someone to have extension 2 or 11 or 942, that’s possible.
How many phone extensions can you have?
The traditional number is 3. 3 being the REN (Ringer Equivalence Number) limit per BT connection. You would do well ask Telewest what theirs is and look on the lower part of your phones for everyone’s REN. Some may be 1.5 or 2, usually answerphones.
How do you dial an extension internally?
To place an internal call, dial the 5-digit extension number. In the event that your phone number is 646-962-9999, your extension will be 1-9999. If your phone number is 212-746-9999, your extension will be 6-9999.
Can I cut a telephone extension cable?
Don’t cut the cable at the extension, it could potentially put a fault on your line and even if it didn’t cause immediate problems, it could still add noise and the potential for degradation. Disconnect the cables, instead, at the BT master socket.