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Topic # 109057 11-Sep-2012 17:14
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It's like, all incoming call goes to the reception desk which is ext 101.
I'm on ext 106, when reception is not on her desk, i would like to cover her for a while and pick up incoming calls for her. what should do?

I'm using PBX in a flash. cheers.

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  Reply # 684499 11-Sep-2012 17:16
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Check the documentation for "Group Pickup" or "Pickup Groups" - it's a common feature amongst PABX but they all do it a bit differently.

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  Reply # 684500 11-Sep-2012 17:17
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If it's like most of these things, then you need to have both extensions in the same 'call group' and then there should be a call pick up code you just dial to be connected with what ever phone is ringing in the group.

I would just google 'call pick up call group pbx in flash' should get you a useful hit.





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  Reply # 684541 11-Sep-2012 18:15
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In each extension you need to set 'pickupgroup' to the same value, 1 for example. I put the same value for 'callgroup' aswell just for good luck lol. Then when a call comes in use the call pickup feature code. In FreePBX it is *8 for general call pickup by default.

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  Reply # 684573 11-Sep-2012 19:17
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You call also configure a ring group pattern, so if not answered by reception, call steps to you any others.




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  Reply # 684714 12-Sep-2012 08:28
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Under each Extension settings in PIAF, you will need to assign a Pickup group (do callgroup at the same time).  So in the "Pickup Group" and "Call group" fields, enter "1" for each extension.  Then you'll be able to use the *8 pickup code.

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  Reply # 684716 12-Sep-2012 08:36
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It's worth noting that FreePBX is a GUI front end for Asterisk, not a PBX by itself.


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  Reply # 684840 12-Sep-2012 11:23
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sbiddle: It's worth noting that FreePBX is a GUI front end for Asterisk, not a PBX by itself.



I think most people realise that. I just wasn't sure if the features codes were 'standard' across all the different distro's hence mentioning FreePBX.

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