Calling Features for HomeXtend Detailed Instructions
NCTC believes our calling features are the best tools in the house.
All the calling features below are included with your HomeXtend phone service.
If you have additional questions any of these calling features. . .
Caller ID and Caller Name Delivery
For phones that support this feature, incoming calls will include the incoming caller ID and caller name if provided by the network.
Call waiting allows you to receive a new call while you are still on an existing call. The service will deliver caller ID and caller name during call waiting if your phone supports this feature. To answer the call waiting call, either press the Flash key on your phone if it has one, or press the hookswitch and release it after a half second. This will place the original caller on hold and will connect you with the new caller.
Allows you to put a caller on hold.
To temporarily place a caller on hold, either press the Flash key on your phone if it has one, or press the hookswitch and release it after a half second. You will hear a dial tone from your phone, but it’s not necessary to dial anything. To pull the call back from hold, either press the Flash key again on your phone if it has one, or press the hookswitch and release it after a half second.
To place a 3-way call, either answer an incoming call or place an outgoing call. Once answered, put the first call on hold by either pressing the Flash key on your phone if it has one, or pressing the hookswitch and release it after a half second. You will hear a dial tone from your phone. Enter the destination number for the next caller. Wait until the other person answers. Either press the Flash key on your phone if it has one, or press the hookswitch and release it after a half second to join everyone together. To end the 3-Way call, simply hang up. If any of the called users hangs up first, you will remain joined to the other user. Hang up at any point to end the 3-Way call.
To return a call to the last person that called you, simply dial *69. The last person that called you will be called back.
Last Number Redial
For phones that don’t have a redial key, you can redial the last call you placed by dialing *66.
Anonymous Call Rejection
To reject calls that come across as Anonymous, dial *77. To re-enable receiving Anonymous calls, dial *87.
Calling Line ID Delivery Blocking
To block sending your caller ID call-by-call, dial *67 followed by the number you are calling. The other party will receive an Anonymous call. Dial *31 to enable this for all calls. Dial #31 to restore sending caller ID.
Call Forwarding Always
If you will be traveling and want to forward your phone, dial *72 followed by the number to forward calls to. To disable the call forward, dial *73.
Call Forwarding No Answer
To forward only unanswered calls instead of letting them go to your voicemail, dial *92 followed by the number to forward calls to. To disable the call forward, dial *93.
Call Forward Non Reachable
In the event that you lose your internet service, you can set a number to forward calls to when your home phone is offline. Dial *94 followed by the number to forward calls to in the event you lose internet service. Dial *95 to disable this service.
Do Not Disturb
Placing your home phone service in Do Not Disturb will cause all calls to go to your voicemail box. To enable the Do Not Disturb service, dial *78. To disable the service, dial *79.
If you home phone does not have a built-in directory or speed dial capability, you can create and use speed dials with the service. Speed dials are referenced using a two digit number. To set a speed dial with the service, dial *75 + a two digit code number + the number you want for this speed dial. For example, to set up a speed dial to call the White House as your first speed dial with code 00, dial *75002024561111. To use this speed dial, simply dial #00. Up to 100 speed dials can be created using 00-99.
Voice Mail and Unifed Messaging
Your service comes with a voicemail box as well as Unified Messaging. Unanswered calls will automatically be sent to voicemail.
There are two ways to access your voicemail:
- Calling your own phone number, allow voicemail to answer, then pressing * will put you directly into your voicemail box allowing you to listen to, delete and manage saved
- Picking up your phone and dialing *62 will put you into the main voice portal menu. The main voice portal menu gives you access to additional features, where option 1 will also put you into your voicemail
Initial Setup (*62)
The first time you call your voicemail box or dial *62, you will be prompted to set a pass code to access your voicemail and to record your personalized name.
Pass codes must be 4-to-8 digits and meet the following complexity requirements: Pass codes cannot match the extension forward or backward, cannot contain 3 or more repeated digits, cannot contain 3 or more sequential digits, cannot contain a repeating pattern of digits and cannot be the same as your current pass code or the current pass code in reverse (if changing the passcode after setting it up originally.
Your recorded name will be played to callers as part of the default greeting callers will hear. You’ll later have the option to record a longer greeting, though you don’t have to. The default greeting users will hear is, ‘“Your recorded name” is not available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone.’
Once you have completed the set up, you can record greetings and access your voicemails.
Voice Portal Main Menu (*62)
At the main menu, the following options are available: 1 – To access your voicemail box
1 – To access your voicemail box
3 – Go to the greetings menu
4- Change call forwarding options
8 – Change your pass code
9 – Exit the voice portal
# – Repeat the menu
Accessing Your Voicemail Box
To access your voicemail box from home, dial *62 and follow the prompts. When calling from you own phone number, it’s not necessary to enter your pass code to access your voicemail if a passcode has been set.
To access your voicemail when away from home, call your home number, when voicemail answers, press * and follow the prompts. This option presents the Voicemail menu for listening to voicemails, saving and deleting messages as well as managing your voicemail greetings. See the section below, Using Your Voicemail Box for further options from the Voicemail menu.
Option 3 provides a menu to let you record or re-record your name. The name is used when you don’t record a custom greeting. With just the name recorded, callers will hear, “John Doe”, “is not available to take your call. Please leave a message after the tone”. To record new voicemail greetings, see Using Your Voicemail Box.
Call Forwarding Options
Option 4 provides a menu for managing your call forward always feature. The * code entries are also available (see Calling Features). The options allow you to activate and de-activate your call forward always as well as change and listen to the current call forwarding always destination. The call forwarding always destination number is stored in case that number is always used as the call forward destination. Option 1 to activate and option 2 to deactivate is all that is required.
Changing Your Pass Code
Option 8 provides options to change your pass code.
Exiting The Voice Portal
Option 9 exits the voice portal management, or you can hang up at any time.
Repeating the Menu
Use # to repeat the menu options.
Using Your Voicemail Box
If new voicemail messages have been left, when going off hook, you will hear a stutter dial tone indicating you have a new message.
When you signed up for service and provided your email address, the Unified Messaging feature was enabled. With this feature, voicemail messages will also be sent to your email address as a wav file attachment, allowing for easy playback on your home computer or mobile phone no matter where you are. Simply download the message, or many email clients supporting playback of the audio file within the email client.
To listen to your messages on your home phone, simply pick up the phone and dial *62, or to listen to your messages when away from home, dial your home telephone number and press * when the greeting starts. The Main Menu for your voicemail box options are:
1 – Listen to messages
2 – Change your mail box busy greeting
3 – Change your mail box no answer greeting
4 – Change your mail box extended away greeting
7 – Delete all messages
8 – To modify message deposit settings
* – Return to Voice Portal menu
# – To repeat the menu
Listen To Your Messages
When you call into your voicemail box, the system will announce the number of new and saved messages. To listen to your messages, press 1. When you press 1, the system will begin auto-playing the first new or first saved message.
Once you have listened to a message, you can choose the following options:
2 – To repeat the message
4 – To go back to the previous message
5 – To play back the message envelope
6 – To go to the next message
7 – To erase the message 8 – To call back this caller # – To save the message
While listening to a message, you can choose the following options to control the playback
2 – To pause and un-pause message playback
3 – To skip ahead in the playback
4 – To restart the message from the beginning
6 – To skip ahead to the end of the message
Change Your Mail Box Busy Greeting
To change the message callers hear when your line is busy, press 2. Initially, callers will hear the default message. If your phone supports call waiting, callers will not receive a busy greeting unless you have one caller on hold and are talking to a second caller.
1 – To record a new busy greeting
2 – To listen to your current busy greeting
3 – To revert to the default busy greetin
* – To return to the previous menu
# – To repeat this menu
Change Your Mail Box No Answer Greeting
To change the message callers hear when do not answer, press 3. Initially, callers will hear the default message.
1 – To record a new no answer greeting
2 – To listen to your current no answer greeting
3 – To revert to the default no answer greeting
* – To return to the previous menu, change your mail box extended away greeting
You can also record a greeting that can be activated when you plan on being away for an extended period of time instead of recording a new no answer greeting. This allows you to keep your no answer greeting as is. The greeting can be recorded and then activated and deactivated at any time. Once activated, it will play instead of your no answer greeting. To choose this option, press 4, then:
1 – To activate your extended away greeting (not played until a greeting is recorded)
2 – To deactivate your extended away greeting (not played unless your extended away greeting is activate)
3 – To record a new extended away greeting
4 – To listen to your current extended away greeting
* – To return to the previous menu
# – To repeat this menu
Delete All Messages
To delete all messages in your mail box, press 7.
Modify Deposit Settings
To modify your deposit settings, press 8. You can enable or disable message deposits in your mail box. This option is typically used when you also activate your extended away greeting and don’t want your mail box to fill up while you are gone. When you return, you can re-enable message deposits and deactivate your extended away greeting.