A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Abbreviated prompts - PhoneMail prompts that are
shorter and more concise than standard prompts, selected in mailbox
Answering options - A branch of the PhoneMail
system that can be accessed from home state. Permits subscribers to
change their personal greeting, answering mode, and personal referral
extension, and to record their names for use in their personal
Broken dial tone - Intermittent dial tone that
acts as a message waiting indicator when new PhoneMail messages are
Digital phone - A telephone that uses digital
signals to communicate with a business telephone system.
Distribution list - A list of extension numbers
or names that PhoneMail subscribers can send messages to simultaneously
by dialing a single number.
Do Not Disturb (DND) - This feature allows a
telephone user to block incoming calls to his or her telephone by
preventing the telephone from ringing.
Extension number - A unique number assigned to a
line appearing on one or more telephones that are connected to a
Faceplate - A paper template that fits around the
keys of a telephone in order to label the keys with the features or
lines assigned to them.
Forwarded access - The process of dialing
subscriber?s extension, being forwarded to the Phone Mail system or
another chosen extension or number.
Greeting - The prerecorded message heard by
callers who reach the PhoneMail system. It can either be the system
greeting or a personal greeting.
Handset - A hand-held unit on a telephone that
has both a microphone and a speaker.
Hold - The status of a line when the connected
parties are temporarily disconnected from each other without releasing
Home state - The starting point in the PhoneMail
system, reached by dialing your PhoneMail password.
Line key - A key on the Optiset E telephones that
provides access to an extension. Each line key allows a single
telephone call, and a telephone with multiple line keys allows a user
to place multiple simultaneous calls.
Mailbox - A depository in the PhoneMail system
assigned to each subscriber that permits the subscriber to send and
receive PhoneMail messages.
Mailbox options - A branch of the PhoneMail
system that can be accessed from home state. The mailbox options
permits subscribers to set up their personal distribution lists, change
their prompt levels, change their password, change playback options.
Mute - A feature key that turns the telephone
microphone off and on. This feature controls the microphones in both
the handset and the speakerphone.
Password - sequence of characters that must be
entered to gain access to the PhoneMail system.
Personal referral extension - A mailbox option
that permits subscribers to set up an extension number to which callers
are transferred if they want to talk to someone instead of leaving a
PhoneMail - PhoneMail is a registered trademark
of Siemens Business Communications Systems, Inc. It is the system used
by Hood College.
Prompt level - A mailbox option that permits a
subscriber to choose either abbreviated or standard prompts.
Prompts - Verbal instructions given by the
PhoneMail system to subscribers and callers.
Regular delivery - The method of sending a
message without specifying a special delivery option.
Repertory dialing (Repdial) - Keys that give a
user access to one-key dialing of a preprogrammed number or function.
Also referred to as Direct Destination Select (DDS).
Saved message - A message listened to and saved
by the subscriber.
Speaker - A device used to convert varying
electrical signals into sound. A loudspeaker (receiver) associated with
a telephone that permits the user to dial telephone calls and to listen
to the calls without lifting the handset. However, the user must pick
up the handset to talk.
Speakerphone - A microphone and loudspeaker
associated with a telephone that permits the user to dial telephone
calls and to both listen and talk without lifting the handset.
Special delivery - The method of sending a
message in which a return receipt, private, urgent, or future delivery
options are specified.
Speed level - A mailbox option that permits a
subscriber to choose how fast or slow PhoneMail messages are played.
Standard prompt - A full-length PhoneMail
instruction that is longer and more complete that an abbreviated
Volume level A mailbox option that permits a
subscriber to choose how loudly PhoneMail messages and prompts are