eTelCom in San Jose, CA is your go-to source for outstanding Hosted PBX business service. We bring you our feature list. Some services listed below may require onsite equipment to connect to local area
Category: eTelCom Hosted PBX Features
Feature Group: Auto Attendants
Customer Portal Web based user interface that allows users to configure their PBX, create call queues and groups, view call detail records and billing information, listen to and delete your voicemail, upload music on hold and more...
Multiple Top Level Auto Top Level Auto Attendant (Always On) Allows for separate telephone numbers to be routed to unique Top Level Auto Attendants. Each Auto Attendant is configurable individually.
Sub-Level Auto Attendants Sub-Level Auto Attendants are often used for different departments within an organization. For instance, you may have a main Auto Attendant for the company, and then a sub-level Auto Attendant for Sales, Support, etc.
Top Level Auto Attendant (Always On) Allows a caller to select from menu options using a standard telephone keypad. Through the portal interface, calls can be routed to extensions, mailboxes, groups, conference rooms, call queues, or unlimited depths of additional auto attendants
Top Level Auto Attendant (Time Based) Available after N rings or based on time of day.
Feature Group: Call Center (Automatic Call Distribution)
Agents Agents receive incoming calls from a queue. To receive queued calls, they must first be set up as an agent, then assigned to one or more queues.
Pause and Unpause Ability for a call center agent to pause calls from ringing their phone while they complete a task or take a break.
Queues If available agents are busy or unavailable, calls can be routed to an intelligent call queue. You can prioritize calls by value, request urgency or customizable rules.
Reason Codes If an Agent needs to stop receiving calls temporarily, but does not want to log out of the queue, the agent can pause their incoming queue calls and provide a Reason Code to indicate why.
Tally Codes When an agent receives a queued call and needs to assign it to a specific category for billing or other purposes, he/she can provide a Tally Code to indicate the nature of the call.
Zero Out Allows a caller to leave the queue by pressing "0" to choose other call routing options, such as voicemail.
Feature Group: Call Conferencing
3-way Conference Call After making or receiving a call, a user may conference in any third party for a 3-way call.
Conference Bridges Multiple on-site and outside callers can simultaneously participate in password-protected conference calls. Callers can be assigned talk- listen or listen only access.
Feature Group: Call Management
Attended Transfer Transfer a call to an extension, group, or phone number after announcing the party to be transferred.
Auto Attendant Answering Setup a telephone number that dials directly to an Auto Attendant. Callers are then presented with predefined options via the Auto Attendant feature.
Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) Used to route calls in a call center environment to the appropriate agents, based on factors such as time availability, behavior, and priority levels.
Barge Allows you to listen in on a selected extension and speak to the internal caller, but not be heard by the external caller.
Busy Call Forwarding Automatically forwards your calls to an extension, group, or phone number when your phone is busy.
Call Forwarding Forwards calls via the portal, or via your device or softphone. Calls may be forwarded to any extension or phone number. Note: device or softphone forwarding functionality may vary by manufacturer.
Call Hold Place calls on hold and play music or a commercial while a caller is on hold.
Call Park Unlike a call placed on hold, a parked call may be picked up at another extension.
Call Queue Call Queues are used to route calls on a first-in first-out basis to the appropriate extension or group. These extensions can be agents logged into the system. Call Queues are commonly used with an ACD, where callers hear an announcement such as "Thank you for calling, all available agents are busy, please hold for the next available agent, or press '1' to leave a message". When the call is ready to be routed, the ACD handles the routing rules.
Call Recording Selectively record calls for training or documentation purposes. Note: requires a dedicated server in the cloud.
Call Routing Time Frames Allows routing decisions based on time and date. Multiple schedules can be configured from departments with different hours of operation (e.g. business hours, after hours and holiday hours).
Call Waiting Indicator Indicates incoming call (and Caller ID if available) while another call is in process.
Caller ID Customize the appearance of your outgoing Caller ID by outgoing number or extension.
Caller ID Blocking Disable Caller ID for all outbound calls made from your Hosted PBX.
Caller ID Routing Enables the creation of one or more inbound Call Route tables that route to a particular destination, based on Caller ID. A Caller ID Route matches either a call's Caller ID name or number, and then uses a predetermined Call Route to deliver the call to its destination.
Company Wide Directory A list of contacts and phone numbers that are uploaded via the eTelCom Portal, and are made available on an IP phone or Softphone.
Direct Inward Dialing (DID) Set up a telephone number to dial directly to a device or extension.
Direct Inward System Access (DISA) Allows remote users to dial into their hosted PBX from an outside line and make outbound calls that will display Caller ID information from a DID within their office.
Directed Call Pickup Allows users to dial *8 plus an extension number to answer a call ringing at that extension. Note: this feature does not work with a Group or Queue call.
Disable Outbound Dialing Disable Outbound Dialing for specific extensions.
Do Not Disturb A device or softphone feature that simulates a phone being off-the- hook and sends incoming calls directly into voicemail. Other routing options are also available.
Find Me (Digital Assistant) Set up a personal assistant to find you at up to five locations. This feature is configured per extension and offers multiple options to route calls once they have reached the given extension. Callers are prompted to announce themselves and are given the option to try the next location or to leave a message.
Forward Calls Locally or Remotely via Phone or Web Call Forwarding is easy to set up and manage from your desktop or on-the-go.
Incoming Call Blocking "Black list" phone numbers to block them from calling your Hosted PBX.
Incoming Call Identification Identify incoming calls by modifying the Caller ID to display Call Routing information.
Incoming Caller ID Routing Route calls based on incoming Caller ID to any Auto Attendant, extension, Ring Group, phone number, ACD, or Call Queue.
Incoming Privacy Screening Force callers with "No Caller ID" or "Blocked Caller ID" to enter a number that will be presented as their Caller ID.
Listen Live Allows you to listen in on a selected extension, but not speak.
Live Person Answering Set up a telephone number to ring a specific extension or a Ring Group - sequentially or simultaneously. This option enables your company to use a live person to answer the caller instead of an Auto Attendant.
Multicast Paging Dial a Ring Group and make an announcement through the loudspeaker of each phone in the group. Note: phone specific; check per brand or model.
No Answer Call Forwarding Automatically forwards your calls to an extension, group, or phone number when you do not answer your phone.
Office Intercom Dial another user's extension and activate their phone speaker to make an announcement. Note: phone specific; check per brand or model.
One Button Redial A device or softphone feature that redials the last number dialed by the extension user. Note: not all phones support this feature.
1-6 Digit Extension Dialing Hosted PBX extensions can consist of 1-6 digits.
Outbound Dialing Rules Configure which types of outbound calls users can make.
Outgoing Call Blocking Prevent calls to specific numbers or services (e.g. a 1-900 number).
Ring Groups Enable multiple extensions to be joined as a group, and then route calls sequentially or simultaneously to that group
Shared Virtual Call Paths Virtual Call Paths deliver calls to and from the PSTN to either hosted endpoints or SIP trunks. They are shared by all endpoints on a Hosted PBX, regardless of location. Customers can purchase any number of call paths to suit their needs and are limited only by budget constraints and bandwidth consumption (typically 80 Kbps per call).
Speed Dial A device or softphone feature that automates the dialing of a predetermined phone number.
Unattended Transfer Transfer a call to another extension, group, or phone number without announcing the party being transferred.
Voicemail Associate a voice mailbox with an extension or use an announce- only voice mailbox to provide customers with a prerecorded message when they choose an option through an Auto Attendant or extension.
Voicemail to Email After a voicemail is received, the Hosted PBX will send an email to any valid email account or alias that you enter into your company portal. The message will include the date and time of the call, the duration, Caller ID (if provided), the mailbox number, and an attached WAV file that can be played on your PC or mobile device (e.g. smartphone or tablet capable of playing WAV files). You can also set up auto-delete for voicemail messages after a configurable time, or as soon they are emailed.
Voicemail to Text Message Don't have a smartphone or tablet capable of playing WAV files? Enter an SMS address in your company portal and the Hosted PBX will send a shorter text message to your device. Note: 3rd party text messaging rates may apply.
Incoming DID Routing Route calls based on the number that was dialed. Calls may be routed to an auto attendant, extension, group, phone number, or ACD or Call Queue.
Emergency Alerts The Emergency Alerts feature automatically notifies customers (via email or text) when a 911 call is made from any phone, extension, SIP trunk, or soft phone on a Customer's account. Complete details of the Emergency Alerts feature will be outlined in the release notes, which were published concurrent with the release.
Extension Import/Export Utility The Extension Import/Export Utility was updated to include the support of Key Type = Park BLF
Click-to-Dial Browser plugins enable Click-to-Dial functionality for the following browsers:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer •Google Chrome
• Mozilla Firefox
Operator Console Web-based presence and call control application that allows users to drag and drop calls to and from other extensions, parking lots, conference bridges, or out of the Call Center queues. There is also access to voicemail, Click-to-Dial and chat functions. The console's contact list may be built "on the fly" or imported from another source.
Shared Line Appearance Hunt Group In addition to the above shared line features, there is the ability to group lines into a "busy roll-over" hunt group. This feature allows calls to be presented to the next available line in the group
Test My Connection A diagnostic tool that allows customers to test their own broadband connection for VoIP quality, suitability, and firewall port status from within their portal or via a URL.
URL Agent Enables inbound calls to a user's extension to manually or automatically display a Screen Pop from a 3rd party web application.
User Dashboard A web-based user interface that allows users to configure their Hosted PBX, create Call Groups and Queues, plus view call detail records, billing information, voicemail options, and more.
Feature Group: Integrated Solutions
Feature Group: Mobile VoIP
Cloud Extensions An extension type that has no physical device information. Cloud Extensions are used to configure the routing of call traffic to and from the Hosted PBX, and to provide voicemail capabilities.
API We provide an application programming framework to allow other parties to obtain and pass information to our platform from other programs or systems. Some of the capabilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Presence and Click-to-Dial
• Call Control and Status
• Call Logging
Hosted Fax Allows you to send faxes from your computer, which can then be received via email or routed to a physical fax device. This feature provides immediate access to faxes - anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
Microsoft Outlook Plugin Optionally installed with Outlook 2010 and 2013; provides users with the following features: Click-to-Dial, Screen Pops, and Call Logging.
Salesforce.com Plugin An installable plugin for users of Salesforce.com supporting Click- to-Dial, Screen Pops and Call Logging.
Mobile Office Extension IP desk phone features such as Auto Attendant, Unified Mailbox, and Find Me are seamlessly integrated into mobile workers' laptops and smartphones.
Support for Softphones Our system works beautifully with most of the popular SIP softphones available today. Softphones let you access your phone wherever you are, allowing you to be called by any telephone number. Any domestic number can be assigned to your softphone line. Softphones offer full featured phone applications that allow you to make and receive calls, transfer calls, forward calls, teleconference, and check your voicemail.
Feature Group: Music on Hold
Default Music On Hold Royalty free music provided.
Custom Music On Hold Music provided by Customer, and uploaded through the Customer Portal
Commercial On Hold Record your commercial and upload it to your PBX.
Commercial On Hold By Location or Queue Multiple commercials on hold may be uploaded to your PBX, and can be unique based on location or queue.
Operator Console Web based presence and call control application that allows users to drag and drop calls to/ from other extensions, parking lots, conference bridges and out of call center queues. There is also access to voicemail, contacts lists for click-to-dial and chat functions.
Category: eTelCom Business VoIP Features
Feature Group: Origination and Termination
Communications Client The Communications Client feature includes upgraded chat, a new softphone for making and taking calls from within a WebRTC compliant web browser, and peer-to-peer video between users within an account. For an overview of the new Communications Client, take a moment and preview the video we have prepared for you.
Domestic Origination eTelCom provides local phone numbers or DIDs in most of the LATAs in the United States. That means that we can port your local phone number to our system, and provide your company with the highest quality voice communications and flexibility of Voice Over IP (VoIP).
Domestic Termination eTelCom provides competitive outbound call packages ranging from pay-as-you-go, pre-paid minutes, and unlimited usage plans. Our per-minute rate is competitive, and our quality and reliability is uncompromising.
E911 support, compliant with all FCC mandates Every location and phone number where you utilize a device or Softphone must have an associated E911 charge and entry in the Web Portal. The phone number associated with your location is then registered with the national E911 database. You are also responsible to update this information with eTelCom if you move any device to a new location per the eTelCom’s Terms of Service.
Endpoint Templates We provide the ability to create, configure, and distribute phone program templates that can be used with our auto-provisioning servers. This feature streamlines the process of adding new phone models to our platform. The templates can contain button programming, phone feature access, custom and more.
FREE Calls to other eTelCom Voice subscribers All calls "on-net" are FREE. That means you will not be billed for any call to another user on your eTelCom PBX, or any other eTelCom customer.
Domestic Origination eTelCom provides local phone numbers or DIDs in most areas in the United States. That means that we can port your local phone number to our system, and provide your company with the highest quality voice and flexibility of Voice Over IP (VoIP).
International Termination eTelCom offers competitive international rates. International rates are available via the eTelCom website.
Shared Line Appearance The ability to emulate a "Key System" where each phone can have predefined line keys that represent a specific phone line. Calls are delivered to the line and all phones with that line key. Any phone can pick up the call and all others will see that it is in use. Calls cannot be transferred from that line, but can be put on hold, or announced and picked up on the same phone or any other phone bearing the same line key.
Toll Free Numbers Utilize one or multiple Toll Free numbers, which may be routed to a specific local, DID, auto attendant, group or queue.
Feature Group: Virtual Auto Attendants
Multiple Top-Level Auto Attendants Allows separate telephone numbers to be routed to unique Top- Level Auto Attendants. Each Auto Attendant is individually configurable.
Sub-Level Auto Attendants Sub-Level Auto Attendants are often used for different departments within an organization. For example, you may have a main Auto Attendant for your company, plus Sub-Level Auto Attendants for Sales, Support, etc.
Top Level Auto Attendants (Always On or Time Based) Allows callers to select menu options using a standard telephone keypad. Through the portal interface, calls can be routed to extensions, mailboxes, groups, conference rooms, call queues, or multiple levels of additional auto attendant.
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