|If you need an
international presence you can make it easy for anyone to call you across borders. There are
services available that allows you to pick a telephone number local to your customer and have the calls
routed to wherever your business is located. For example, a business that exist in the US can
have a number in Turkey. Customers in Turkey can call a number that is local to them and the
business receives the call in the US. The reverse is also true. A business in Turkey
can have a local number in the US.
There are certain things you can do with your PBX
that may help with identifying the origination of the calls so you can answer appropriately such as routing
the calls to a specific DID number on your system. This way when a call come in it can be routed to a
specific person(s) with certain language skills. This isn't limited to a Mitel system. It
can be used with any business telephone system including Nortel, Avaya, Cisco, Shoretel and hosted systems.
Setting up international call forwarding is fairly straight forward.
First you have to identify where (what number) you want the call to ring to at the receiving end.
If you intend the number to ring to your existing main business number or you already have a group set up to
receive these calls, then there is nothing more to do other than point your new international number to it. If however, you need to set up an new
number for this application, you will need to work with your PBX technician to program a new DID or order
new CO lines and have them installed.
You will need to choose a service provider for this service. Some providers
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you can see how it will work for you.
The service providers will have you choose the country and city you wish to have a new number
assigned to and then the number you want the calls to actually ring into. Sign up with your
email and once the confirmation is complete you can test.
Some service providers also provide a voicemail to email service. In this case your
caller will leave a voice mail and the voice mail will be sent to your email inbox. This can be
useful in cases where you may wish to be notified of a new voice mail on your cell phone, Blackberry, etc.
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How To Set Up International Call Forwarding On
To set up call forwarding to an international
number on your Mitel 3300 without external services the 1st thing you want to do is to create a system speed
dial that points to it. For example, 5555 can point to <international number>. It's very
important that you tick "Over Ride Toll Restriction". This will allow your trunks to call the
international number without breaking your toll fraud security. The next step is test the new speed
dial to be sure it works. Now you can forward to your new system speed call either via
feature codes, telephone set menus or via system call rerouting.
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