2 Welcome to RCN Business Phone with Thank you for choosing RCN Business Phone as your new telephone system. By partnering with RCN Business Services, you now have access to an advanced phone system with the innovative calling and collaboration features you need to help you work more efficiently and be more productive. Please take a minute to review this guide. It will provide you with the information you need to get the most out of your service.
3 5 Overview Logging in: Table of Contents With over 30 productivity enhancing tools and an easy-to-use Web-based application to control and manage phone features and calls, Business Phone with is the perfect solution to help businesses stay better connected with customers, suppliers and employees. Please refer to the Table of Contents at the right for quick reference to the available features. User myphone.rcn.com Use your RCN Business Phone number and Voice Mail PIN to log into the. 6 Business Phone Access Common Phone Access Codes Dashboard Logging into 8 Voice Mail Accessing Voice Mail Message Playback Keys E-fax 10 Messages & Calls Contacts Settings 14 Forwarding Forwarding Destinations Forwarding Settings on Phone Forwarding Settings in Call Manager 16 Call Barring & Follow Me Types of Call Barring Setting Call Bar Levels Follow Me Settings 18 Contact Speed Dial Click-to-Dial 12 Caller ID Caller ID Overview Caller ID Blocking Caller ID Permanent Blocking
4 7 Business Phone Access This section provides information about the features you can use to help you streamline communication and work more efficiently, including step-by-step instructions that will help walk you through the easy set-up process. You ll learn how to log in to your Business Phone s Call Manager, listen to Voice Mail, configure personal phone settings, transfer calls, and activate frequently used shortcuts to maximize your service. Common Phone Access Codes Feature Activate Deactivate Automatic Call *66 n/a Back Block Caller ID (per call) Dashboard *67 automatic Call Forward *72 + Number *73 Do Not Disturb *78 or phone key *79 or phone key Voice Mail *98 or phone key n/a Anonymous Call Rejection Block Caller ID (permanent) Call Forwarding Rules Simultaneous Ring Logging into and Voice Mail Create a PIN (from your business phone) Step 1: Press * 98 Step 2: Follow instructions to create your PIN Step 3: Use PIN to access Voice Mail and Messages & Calls Display new and saved Voice Mail messages, missed calls, dialed calls and received calls. You can also play or delete messages. Access into Step 1: Enter this URL in browser: myphone.rcn.com Step 2: At login screen, enter your 10-digit phone number Step 3: In the password field, enter your 4 to 9 digit PIN Contacts Manage your contacts and speed dials. Call Button Initiate call using your browser Dropdown Help Menu Get user instructions for all of the Call Manager tabs and additional tutorials. The dashboard gives quick access to the most frequently used information such as: Voice Mail messages Contacts Missed calls Call Forwarding options Settings Customize the handling of your calls, messages, notifications and reminders. Missed Call Log Clicking on a name or number gives you additional options such as calling back. Define how your incoming calls are handled.
5 9 Voice Mail Accessing Voice Mail Access from YOUR Business Line Accessing Voice Mail in Voice Mail in allows user to play and view Voice Mail. Step 1: Access Step 2: Click Massages and Calls Step 3: Click Message Tab Messages List of Voice Mails Access from ANY phone Step 1: Dial your phone number Step 2: Wait for greeting Step 3: Press * Step 4: Enter your PIN Message Playback Keys Playback Key Function Key Increases message volume 6 Incrementally increases message 6 (pause) 6 volume Slows playback speed 7 Incrementally slows playback speed 7 (pause) 7 Pauses playback (up to :20) audible ping sound will be heard during pause Resumes playback repeat 8 Increases playback speed 9 Incrementally Increases playback speed 9 (pause) 9 Date and time of message 66 Skips message back :05 77 Skips message forward :05 99 The playback keys, are only active during the playback of a message. They are designed to help you listen to your messages, for example by skipping back a few seconds to repeat an important detail. 8 Play Button Click to listen to audio file of Voice Mail Voice Mail Playback Popup Window Control playback and save, delete or close each Voice Mail E-fax With E-fax, faxes can be downloaded as.pdf message to computer. Step 1: Access Step 2: Click Massages and Calls Step 3: Click Faxes New Voice Mail Button Record and send new Voice Mail to the number you enter in box Delete All Button Deletes entire Voice Mail box Actions Drop Down Menu Reply to Voice Mail Mark Voice Mail as new Forward as (with Voice Mail as.wav file) Forward as Voice Mail
6 11 Call Manager Messages & Calls Messages & Calls displays new and saved Voice Mail messages. It also shows you: Missed Calls Dialed Calls Received Calls Deleted Voice Mail messages Contacts You can organize contacts and see extensions and short codes that are managed by the Business Group Administrator as well as: Create new contacts Create groups of contacts (such as customers, personal, etc ) Import a CSV file from a program that can export a CSV file (such as Outlook in Windows or the Contacts App in OS X) Export contacts (In a CSV format for use in other programs) Create Speed Dials (such as 41 for ) Allows detailed configuration on how calls are handled. The other tabs available on the tab are: Forwarding Forward all calls, if the line is busy, no answer, or if certain callers call to a predetermined number Follow Me Create rules to forward calls to find you at nearly any number you choose Screening Allows you to put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode, reject calls automatically from specified numbers or anonymous calls and lastly make calls from certain numbers ring distinctively Settings Settings allows you to configure your account and phone with some additional options. The other tabs available on the Settings tab are: Messages Manage Voice Mail settings such as: -- How many seconds before Voice Mail picks up (default is 24 seconds) -- Forward a.wav file to an address -- Log in options and what information is played by default when listening to Voice Mail -- Record a new greeting or different greetings for when your line is busy, calls outside normal business hours or if they re calling from your business group Calls Additional call forwarding and blocking options as well as general options such as Caller ID display on outgoing calls and auto-answer Click-to-Dial calls Notification and Reminders Where notification and reminders should be sent
7 13 Caller ID Caller ID This is standard Caller ID Service. It will display both name and number of the incoming caller. Activation Deactivation Caller ID Blocking Prevents your phone number and/or name from appearing on the display unit of the called party. P Private or Anonymous will show on their display units. Caller ID Permanent Blocking Actions in Step 1: Click Settings Step 2: Click Calls Step 3: General Tab Withhold caller ID when making calls Display caller name for incoming calls Display caller number for incoming calls A permanent blocking service applied on your request. Caller ID Blocking will remain active at all times unless you deactivate this service before you place each phone call. If the called party has Anonymous Call Rejection your call will not be completed if the Caller ID Blocking feature is activated. Caller ID Blocking must be deactivated to be able to reach the called party. After deactivating the Caller ID Blocking, ID and number will appear on the Caller ID of the called party. Per call DEACTIVATION of Caller ID Block (before you dial) * Phone Number If you have deactivated Withhold Caller ID when making calls you can still temporarily block your Caller ID Name and Number on a per call basis. Per call ACTIVATION of Caller ID Block (before you dial) * Phone Number
8 15 Forwarding Forwarding Destinations The tab in gives many different Call Forwarding options. Actions in Step 1: Click Forwarding Normal Calls Anonymous VIP Unwanted Additional Options Forwarding Settings in Busy/No Answer Forwards incoming calls to a specified number, when the dialed number is busy. Click box to turn feature on. Clicking again removes check and turns feature off. Selected Caller Forwards incoming calls from numbers you select. Your configuration of unconditional, busy and delay call forwarding will impact this setting. Forwarding Settings on Phone Forward all calls if the line is busy, no answer or if certain callers call to a predetermined number. The Call Manager gives you different Call Forwarding options. Forwarding Phone Options Key Call Forwarding Activation *72 Call Forwarding Deactivation *73 Unavailable Forward Calls Activation *63 Unavailable Forward Call Deactivation *83 Immediately Forward Click box to turn feature on. Clicking again removes check and turns feature off. Forwarding Destinations Drop Down Menu You can access previously saved forwarding numbers in this drop down menu. You can also choose Other and enter any number into the box. Forwarding Destinations You can enter commonly used forwarding phone numbers to be saved and accessed later in drop down menus.
9 17 Call Barring & Follow Me Types of Call Barring Various levels of outgoing calls can be blocked via : Local National & Mobile International Premium Rate Operator Setting Call Bar Levels Call Barring Levels are established by your Administrator to define the calling privileges that will be assigned to each individual number. Actions in Step 1: Click Settings Step 2: Click Calls Step 3: Click Call Blocking Select/Deselect options as needed Follow Me Settings Also known as Enhanced Sim Ring, Follow Me settings allows you to configure additional ring settings for your phone via your Web Portal account. This setting provides a way for you to configure additional numbers that will ring instead of or as well as your own number, any of which can answer the call. Follow not only allows additional numbers to ring but gives our customers the ability to modify how long the call rings to each number. Step 1: Check the box The box stating Forward calls you receive to one or more alternate destinations must be checked to activate the feature. Step 2: Add Rule(s) Clicking the add rule button on the button left corner will result in a pop-box with information to enter. When entering rules you have a few factors that alter the call flow. Destination-The number to which it rings (Select either My Phone or Other ). Length of ring- How long you want it to ring at the selected number (NOTE: 1 ring is approximately 6 seconds). Permit Forwarding- Forward calls you receive to one or more alternate destinations. Description- This is an optional field in case you need to label your rules. Step 3: Review Once you ve entered your rules, you can review the grid displaying the call flow when your business line is called. Please keep in mind the sum of each stage in seconds must be less than the length of time before Voice Mail answers the call. (Default is 24 seconds). Otherwise the Business Line s Voice Mail will not capture the call. Step 4: Apply
10 19 Contact Speed Dial Step 1: Click Contacts Step 2: Click Speed Dials Step 3: Click New Speed Dial One digit codes range from 2 9. Two digit codes range from Type in the number to be dialed. Press Add. NOTE: Include all numbers needed to dial out, eg: 9 + area code + number. Click-to-Dial The Click-to-Dial feature allows you to initiate calls using your browser. RCN Business Phone then rings your primary phone (or another number of your choice). When you answer the phone, RCN Business Phone dials the contact as with a normal phone call. The status of the Click-to-Dial call is displayed in a pop-up throughout the call, and you can hang up with a single click at any point. Step 1: Click Contacts Step 2: Click Contact Lists Using Speed Dial Dial the speed dial number then press Dial on phone. To delete Speed Dial: Under Speed Dial, press the black X next to the speed dial to be removed. Press Apply. Speed Dial Calls can be initiated by clicking on a number or name in your contact list or call list. Click-to-Dial This feature allows you to initiate calls by clicking the Click-to-Dial button that appears on each screen in.
11 Help Resources Access these online resources for more tips and guides. rcn.com/business How-to videos Video tours of Business Phone Downloadable guides Business Phone portal access login Business Phone Help Click on gear icon Access the help section by clicking on the upper right corner and selecting help. Search or browse for help topics. Have more questions? rcn.com/business/contact-us We re here to help. Follow the URL above to chat live, or call 877.RCN RCN. All rights reserved. v.gr82214
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