Elementary question – accessing feature codes fromcell phone

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Thanks for the quick response! I have had a lot of issues in the past with
DTMF.
Anyway, I think the idea of replicating the function into an extension will
work. Any pointers on the best way to accomplish this? I created a new
extension but am unsure what to do next. I thought about the FollowMe
feature but I would have to hardcode the number and I want to be able to
enter a forwarding phone number for the extension using my cell.
Thanks again.

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Hi, please forgive me for this (hopefully) simple question. I cannot seem to
find an answer or solution while searching around.

I want to be able to call in to my server using my cell phone and be able to
set call forwarding for my extension and enter a phone number and also be
able to call in to that extension and disable the call forwarding. I see I
can do this through the ARI web interface but wish to do this with my cell
phone. Currently, it seems I can only get into my voicemail and attempting
to run feature codes like *72 don’t get recognized.

I currently have a DID assigned to my extension if this helps. I am not sure
if it is required.

Thanks much.
jellydog

Hope this answer is more helpful than harmful, but in my experience and
reading, feature codes and cell phones don’t play well together. DTMF
processing is usually way less than 100% reliable in this setup. Your best
bet is probably to replicate the feature function you want into an extension
(1234 instead of *72) and dialing that from your cell or using the web
interface on your cell to do the ARI function.

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  • You could set up an extension match that triggers on

    (feature ID)(access code)(extension)

    as it might be, with an access code of 62889:

    exten => _*7262889.,1,Set(FWDNUM=${EXTEN:8})

    and then put FWDNUM into the astdb or however else you want to handle
    it.