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Introduction to Hawaiian Telcom Centrex Biz Plus(SM)

Last Updated 12/25/2013 1:11:48 AM

Introduction to Hawaiian Telcom Centrex Biz PlusSM

We’ve written this guide to help you learn to use your new Biz PlusSM system and its many special features. These include:

Basic Features Automatically activated for each of your lines when you purchase your Biz PlusSM system.

Selectable Features  Available for each of your Biz PlusSM lines at no extra charge. However, they must be installed to be used.1 Optional Features Available at an additional charge per line. They must also be installed to be used.1

1 To install these features, contact your Hawaiian Telcom Representative, Installation charges may apply.

You can choose as many or as few of the Selectable and Optional features as you like for each of your Biz PlusSM lines and you can also change them at any time. If you need help selecting or changing additional features, a Hawaiian Telcom Representative is available to guide you.

All of the features available with Biz PlusSM are included in this guide.

Before using your new Biz PlusSM system, It’s important to know your switch type–the specific kind of equipment that handles your service in our central office. Once your new system is installed, your Hawaiian Telcom Representative will assist you in filling out your Feature Grid (see Appendix page 45). The completed grid indicates the features you’ve chosen for each of your Biz PlusSM lines. Your Intercom and Speed Calling code charts are also included in the Appendix. You can provide easy reference for others in your Biz PlusSM system by copying and distributing these useful tools.

The following Overview section will acquaint you with your new Biz PlusSM system and its many benefits.

We’re pleased that you’re a part of the Hawaiian Telcom family. We trust that this guide will make the transition to your new Biz PlusSM system as easy as possible.

Overview of Your Biz PlusSM System

All of the equipment required to operate your new Biz PlusSM system is based in our central office, which is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So you can rest assured that your telephone system is both reliable and worry–free.

With a flexible package of features created for small business and designed to handle up to 30 telephone lines, your Biz PlusSM system can be expanded as your business grows. Choose the features you need for each of your Biz PlusSM lines according to your business and communications needs. And add or change features any time you wish simply by calling your Hawaiian Telcom Representative (additional charges may apply).

You can easily customize Biz PlusSM to function as a complete telephone system working on standard single–line telephones or as feature–laden access lines complimenting your existing telephone system. Features like Call Transfer, Three–Way Calling and Consultation Hold give you the benefi t of a built–in second line when used with existing telephone systems. When you employ these features, other lines remain free for incoming or outgoing calls. And you can easily transfer your calls to other locations outside your system, without additional equipment, when you use Call Forwarding and Call Transfer.

Most of our many features are activated by codes. You’ll fi nd all of the information necessary to activate Biz PlusSM features in the Features section of this guide.

When you purchase a Biz PlusSM system, we guarantee your satisfaction for 30 days. We trust that this system is the right solution for your business. Nevertheless, our guarantee means you’re entitled to a full credit of Biz PlusSM charges and a change back to your previous Hawaiian Telcom service if you’re not completely satisfied and if you notify us within 30 calendar days from the date of purchase.

Help

In order to answer questions about the operation of your Centrex Biz PlusSM and voicemail services, please call us at 643-4411. We can easily explain how the services and features are used and answer any further questions you might have — e.g., How do I transfer a call? How do I reset my Passcode?

Repair

Service problems, out–of–service conditions on your phone lines and/or features, and the wiring to your location are handled by our Repair Center. The Center neither handles nor repairs telephone equipment. If you have problems with the wiring inside your business, you can repair it yourself, hire a contractor or an electrician, or call Hawaiian Telcom. We perform this kind of repair for a fee based on the cost of the materials and the time it takes to correct the problem. Please contact your Hawaiian Telcom Representative for more information about these services. To call the Hawaiian Telcom Repair Center, dial 611. The Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.

Terms You Should Know

Confirmation Tone Three short bursts of tone heard when using some Biz PlusSM features. The confirmation tone lets you know you have completed the activation or deactivation of the features.

Regional Calling Area The area within which Hawaiian Telcom can provide local and regional toll calling services.

Switch Type This term identifi es the types of equipment in Hawaiian Telcom’s central office that handles your telephone service. It is very important to be aware of your switch type, as it may affect which features are available with your Biz PlusSM system.

Switchhook The buttons or bar generally located under the receiver on a standard desk telephone or electronic set. The switchhook initiates dial tone and is used to operate some of the Biz PlusSM features.

Preprogrammed Buttons

These terms refer to preprogrammed buttons on some telephones that are used to replace the switchhook. If your telephone is equipped with one of these buttons, always use it instead of the switchhook to operate the BizPlusSM features.

  • Tap
  • Flash
  • Recall
  • Link

Biz PlusSM Basic Features

The features listed in this section are automatically included on each of your Biz PlusSM lines. These basic features are the backbone of your new Biz PlusSM system. Three of these features, Consultation Hold, Call Transfer and Three–Way Calling provide you with the functionality of a built–in second line.

Assume Dial “9”

This convenient feature allows you to place calls outside of the Biz PlusSM system without having to dial the access code “9.”

NOTE: Hawaiian Telcom has automatically activated this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Call Hold

With Call Hold, you can place a call on hold for a prolonged period of time–as long as you, or the person you’re talking to, doesn’t hang up. In this way, you’re free to place or receive another call. Call Hold can therefore be used to help improve response time as well as reduce equipment costs and callbacks.

To place an established call on hold:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [0] [1].
  • You will hear a confi rmation tone, followed by the dial tone.
  • The call is on hold. Place the handset beside the phone–do not hang up.

To place another established call on hold while the first caller is on hold:

  • Key in the destination phone number of the third party. Wait for the party to answer. If you encounter a busy signal, no answer or if an error is made in dialing, press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set) twice to connect to the original party.
  • When party answers you may consult privately.

To return to a call that is on hold:

  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for the confirmation tone.
  • Press [*] [0] [1] (you may now talk to the person that was on hold ). OR
  • Hang up (your phone will ring).
  • Lift the handset (you may now talk to the party that was on hold).

NOTES:

  1. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time per telephone line.
  2. A holding call cannot be added to another call.
  3. Call Hold overrides Dial Call Waiting and Call Waiting. When you put a call on hold to use the line to make or receive a second call, a third incoming call will receive a busy signal.

Call Transfer

With Call Transfer, you can transfer an incoming call to any number inside or outside of your Biz PlusSM system. You can also speak privately with the party you’re calling to announce the call before completing the transfer. Call Transfer is a simple way to handle misdirected calls and reduce the time you spend taking messages and handling calls in general.

To transfer an incoming call:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on our telephone set ).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • To transfer to an internal Biz PlusSM line, dial the intercom code assigned to the internal line. To transfer to an outside line dial the number to which you wish to transfer the call.
  • Privately announce the transfer to the recipient. Hang up. OR
  • Hang up (the call is automatically transferred).

NOTES:

  1. If you receive a busy signal, no answer or if an error is made in dialing, press the switchhook twice to reconnect to the original call.
  2. You cannot transfer a call while on a Three–Way or Call Waiting call.
  3. A call placed from a Biz PlusSM line to a number outside the system cannot be transferred to another number outside the system.
  4. Call Transfer may generate long distance charges.

Consultation Hold

Consultation Hold gives you a temporary or “soft” hold without having to dial an activation code, so you can place another call for private consultation, make a three–way call, quickly confi rm customer inquiries, and trim down costly, time-consuming callbacks.

To place a call on hold:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • Dial the third party (if you encounter a busy signal, no answer or if an error is made in dialing, press the switchhook twice to reconnect to the original call).
  • When the third party answers, you may consult privately before reconnecting to the original call.

To return to the original caller:

  • Allow the third party to hang up.
  • Press the switchhook twice (if the switchhook is only pressed once, a three–way call will be established).

NOTES:

  1. Consultation Hold overrides Dial Call Waiting and Call Waiting. When you put a call on hold to use the line to place a second call, a third incoming call will receive a busy signal.
  2. Call Forwarding cannot be activated while a call is on Consultation Hold.

Direct Inward/Outward Dialing

Direct Inward Dialing lets you take incoming calls directly at your station. This can help improve customer service by allowing incoming callers to quickly reach you without a time–consuming call transfer. Direct Outward Dialing enhances effi ciency by allowing you to place calls to locations outside the system without fi rst dialing an access code or going through a central attendant.

NOTE: Hawaiian Telcom has automatically activated this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Distinctive Ringing (Inside/Outside Ringing)

With Biz PlusSM Distinctive Ringing, you can easily tell the difference between internal and external incoming calls, so you can greet customers and callers from outside of your system more professionally. Internal calls—or calls placed by someone within the Biz PlusSM system using the Intercom feature—have a double ring. External calls—or calls made from outside the Biz PlusSM system—have a single ring. This feature is not available with the GTD–5 switch.

NOTES:

  1. Many telephone sets have their own distinctive ringing patterns that are not associated with Biz PlusSM Distinctive Ringing.
  2. Priority Call and Distinctive Ringing cannot be on the same Biz PlusSM line, since they share the same ring patterns.
  3. On forwarded calls, the ring pattern will be based on the original line, not the forwarding line.
  4. On transferred calls, the ring pattern will be based on the transferring line, not the original line.
  5. Hawaiian Telcom has automatically activated this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Intercom

By using the intercom feature, you can speak to, or transfer a call to any other person within your Biz PlusSM system. Just dial the two–digit code assigned to your line. To locate the Intercom Code Chart for your switch type, see the Appendix on page 45. Hawaiian Telcom pre–assigns and programs the intercom codes.

To use the Intercom feature:

  •  Pick up the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Dial the intercom code:
    • [2] [0] [#] – [2] [0] [#] [8] or 5ESS, GTD–5 and DMS 100 switch types.

NOTE: For the intercom feature to function properly, individual telephone numbers must be assigned to a Multi–Line Hunt group.

Three–Way Calling

With Three–Way Calling, you can add a third party to any established calls from inside or outside your Biz PlusSM system to create a three–way conference. Enabling you to get answers to inquiries from two separate sources in a single call, Three–Way Calling enhances productivity and reduces the cost of multiple phone calls.

While engaged in a two–way conversation:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • Dial the number of the party you wish to add to the call (if you encounter a busy signal, no answer or an error is made in dialing, press the switchhook twice or hang up to reconnect to the original call).
  • Announce that you are setting up a conference call.
  • Press the switchhook again (the three–way conference is established).

NOTES:

  1. You may use Three–Way Calling to add another person no matter who placed the original call. However, if you placed both calls and they are outside of your Biz PlusSM system, when you hang up the other two people will automatically disconnect.
  2. Three–Way Calling may generate long distance charges. If you hang up, you will be billed the appropriate charges for the portion of the call for which you are responsible.
  3. You cannot establish a three–way call using the Automatic Callback feature.
  4. A three–way conference cannot be made between an established call and a Call Waiting call.

Touch–Tone

Touch–Tone provides the ability to push–button dial on tone–signaling telephones to access Biz PlusSM features and dial telephone numbers. Rotary dial telephones are not compatible with Biz PlusSM service.

NOTE: Hawaiian Telcom has automatically activated this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Biz PlusSM Selectable Features

The features described in this section can be applied to each of your Biz PlusSM lines at no extra charge. You can customize each Biz PlusSM line to suit your needs by choosing as many or as few of these features as you wish. Because some features are not available for certain switch types, be sure to note your switch type on the front cover of this guide. If you’d like to add or change features after your initial installation, please contact your Hawaiian Telcom Representative.

Automatic Callback

When you encounter a busy line within your Biz PlusSM system, a code can be dialed which will connect you when both lines are idle. The request will remain active for 30 minutes unless canceled. Use Automatic Callback to increase productivity by eliminating telephone tag, manual callbacks and unnecessary dialing. This feature only works within the Biz PlusSM system, and the system can only accommodate one request at a time per line. This feature is not available in the GTD–5 switch type.

To activate Automatic Callback once you’ve reached a busy line within your Biz PlusSM system:

  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [5] [2].
  • Listen for confirmation tone.
  • Hang up (when the called line is idle, your line will ring with a distinctive ring).

To cancel an Automatic Callback request:

  • Lift handset and press [#] [5] [2].
  • Listen for confi rmation tone.
  • Hang up.

NOTES:

  1. If an Automatic Callback is not answered by the originating station, the request will be canceled.
  2. Automatic Callback can only be active on one station at a time.
  3. An Automatic Callback request can only be activated if the called number is in a busy condition and within the Biz PlusSM group.

Call Forwarding Options

Meet your business needs by equipping your Biz PlusSM system with one or all five Call Forwarding options (see list below):

Option Section
Call Forwarding Selectable Features
Call Forwarding–Busy Line Selectable Features
Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer Selectable Features
Enhanced Call Forwarding1 Optional Features
Select Call Forwarding1 Optional Features

1Additional charges apply.

Call Forwarding

With Call Forwarding, you can forward all incoming calls to a pre–determined phone number inside or outside the Biz PlusSM system. You have the fl exibility to select your own forward–to number, to change it whenever you like, and to turn the feature on or off whenever necessary. Upon activation, it overrides Call Forward–Busy Line/ Don’t Answer and provides you with the mobility to be productive after hours and when you’re away from the office.

To turn Call Forwarding on:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone. 
  • Press [*] [7] [2]
  • At the tone, dial the telephone number you want your calls forwarded to. 
  • When the call is answered, the feature has been activated. If the call is not answered, hang up and repeat the above steps within two minutes. The feature is activated when you hear the confirmation tone.

To turn Call Forwarding off:

• Press [*] [7] [3] (two short tones indicate that the service has been turned off).

NOTES:

  1. Calls forwarded outside the system are subject to long distance charges, as applicable.
  2. To confirm that Call Forwarding is on, press [*] [7] [2] and if the feature is on you will hear a fast busy tone. If it is off you’ll hear normal dial tone.
  3. You can place calls when Call Forwarding is on, however, you cannot answer incoming calls. You will hear one short ring each time a call forwards to remind you that the service is on.
  4. Call Forwarding overrides Call Waiting, Dial Call Waiting, Hunting arrangements and Call Forwarding–Busy Line/Don’t Answer.
  5. Voicemail service will not work when Call Forwarding is on, unless you have activated forwarding to the voicemail service access number.
  6. A line with Call Forwarding activated cannot have an Automatic Callback request initiated against it.

Call Forwarding–Busy Line

When your line is busy, Call Forwarding–Busy Line automatically routes incoming calls to a pre–determined number inside or outside your Biz PlusSM system. You can use this feature to enhance customer service by forwarding calls to alternate answering points so that all incoming calls are covered. Call Forwarding–Busy Line can be separate on the line or combined with Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer. The forward–to number must be programmed by Hawaiian Telcom.

NOTES:

  1. Calls forwarded outside the system are subject to long distance charges, as applicable.
  2. Call Forwarding–Busy Line overrides Dial Call Waiting (see page 28). Therefore, if you place a call to a number with Call Forwarding–Busy Line, the call is forwarded and the Dial Call Waiting treatment is not given during a busy condition.
  3. Call Forwarding overrides Call Forwarding–Busy Line.
  4. For Multi–Line Hunt groups, Call Forwarding–Busy Line can only be assigned on a group basis and will apply to every line in the group.
  5. Call Forwarding–Busy Line can only be assigned to the last member of a Series Hunt group.
  6. If you have voicemail, it is not necessary to subscribe to this feature.
  7. Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer

With Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer, you can automatically route incoming calls to a phone number inside or outside your Biz PlusSM system (or to voicemail), whenever your line remains unanswered after a pre–determined number of rings (maximum 4 rings). This feature can enhance your customer service by forwarding calls to alternate answering points, so you don’t lose opportunities due to unanswered calls. Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer can be separate on the line or combined with Call Forwarding–Busy Line. The forward–to number must be programmed by Hawaiian Telcom.

NOTES:

  1. Calls forwarded outside the system are subject to long distance charges, as applicable.
  2. Call Forwarding overrides Call Forwarding – Don’t Answer.
  3. Call Waiting and Dial Call Waiting override Call Forwarding – Don’t Answer.
  4. For Multi–Line Hunt groups, Call Forwarding – Don’t Answer can only be assigned on a group basis and will apply to every line in the group.
  5. If the forward–to number is busy, the call will not forward. The line will continue to ring, or you may get a busy signal, depending upon the location of the forward–to number.
  6. If you have voicemail, it is not necessary to subscribe to this feature.
  7. Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Call Pick–Up–Group

With Call Pick–Up–Group, you can answer calls to any other line within your Call Pick–Up–Group simply by dialing a code. Whenever more than one person tries to answer the call, the fi rst user receives the call, and others will get a busy signal to confi rm that the call was answered. This valuable feature offers you maximum call coverage and insurance against missed calls.

To use Call Pick–Up–Group:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [1] [7] (the incoming call is connected to your station).

To use Call Pick–Up–Group when you are already on the phone:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [0] [1] to put the first call on hold.
  • Press [*] [1] [7] (the incoming call is connected to your station).

NOTES:

  1. You cannot use Call Pick–Up–Group to connect to an Automatic Callback call.
  2. If more than one line in your Call Pick–Up–Group is ringing, you cannot select which line to answer. The system will automatically direct the pick–up to the call that came in first.
  3. All lines in a Multi–Line Hunt group must be in the same Call Pick–Up group

Call Restriction Options

With Call Restriction Options, you can select and control the incoming and outgoing capabilities of each of your Biz PlusSM lines. Each line can only be equipped with a single Call Restriction option, which has been programmed by Hawaiian Telcom.

NOTE: Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose. If you want to add or update Call Restriction options, please contact your Hawaiian Telcom Representative.

Call Waiting

When you’re on the line, Call Waiting alerts you to incoming calls with an audible tone. You can then choose to place your current call on hold or disregard the incoming call. The person calling you receives a ringing tone instead of a busy tone. You can use Call Waiting to maximize efficiency and enhance customer service by ensuring fast response to important inquiries.

After hearing the Call Waiting tone:

  • Either end your first call or tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press and release the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set) to put the first person on hold and answer the second call in the GTD–5 switch.
  • Press and release the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set), listen for the flash tone, then dial [*] [0] [1] to put the fi rst person on hold and answer the second call in the DMS 100 and 5ESS switches (may also be required for GTD–5 switch).
  • To return to the fi rst call and put the second call on hold, repeat bullet two or three (depending on switch type). You can alternate between calls as often as desired by repeating bullets two or three (depending on switch type).

NOTES:

  1. Call Waiting allows you to have two calls on your line at the same time (one on hold and one to whom you are talking). A third caller will hear a busy signal.
  2. Call Waiting cannot be assigned to lines in a Multi–Line Hunt group.
  3. Call Waiting overrides Call Forwarding–Busy Line/Don’t Answer.
  4. Call Forwarding overrides Dial Call Waiting.
  5. Series Hunting overrides Call Waiting, which should be assigned to the last number of a Series Hunt group.
  6. A three–way conference cannot be made between an established call and a Call Waiting call.
  7. If Call Waiting and Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer are active on the same line and you choose to ignore the Call Waiting tone, the call will forward to your Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer number.

Cancel Call Waiting (Tone Block)

Cancel Call Waiting allows you to temporarily cancel Call Waiting when you don’t want to be interrupted during an important call. Cancel Call Waiting can be activated before you place a call or at any point during a conversation. Call Waiting automatically reactivates when you hang up.

To Cancel the Call Waiting tone before placing a call:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [7] [0].
  • Listen for confirmation tone, followed by normal dial tone.
  • Dial the telephone number.

To cancel the Call Waiting tone during a call:

  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Press [*] [7] [0]. (You will reconnect automatically to your call.)

NOTE: In some areas you can only activate Cancel Call Waiting before placing a call.

Dial Call Waiting (for Intercom dialing)

With Dial Call Waiting, you can send a Call Waiting tone to another line within your Biz PlusSM system when that line is busy. In this way, the called party knows that someone is trying to reach them. They can then either respond to the tone or ignore it. Dial Call Waiting helps promote effi ciency throughout your business. This feature is not available for GTD–5 switch types.

Upon dialing an internal station number and hearing a busy tone:

  • Hang up.
  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [5] [4] and listen for confirmation tone.
  • Dial the number of the busy station (the called party hears a Call Waiting tone).
  • Remain off–hook until the called party answers.

NOTES:

  1. Dial Call Waiting only works within your Biz PlusSM system.
  2. Dial Call Waiting cannot be assigned to lines in a Multi–Line Hunt group.
  3. Dial Call Waiting overrides Call Forwarding–Busy Line/Don’t Answer.
  4. Call Forwarding overrides Dial Call Waiting.
  5. If Call Waiting and Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer are active on the same line and the called party chooses to ignore the Dial Call Waiting tone, the call will forward to the called party’s Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer number.
  6. Series Hunting overrides Dial Call Waiting, which should be assigned to the last number of a Series Hunt group.

Hunting

Hunting helps limit busy signals and increase your accessibility by expanding call coverage. Hunting starts with a call to a lead, or pilot number, and searches for an idle line that begins with the fi rst number of a pre–assigned Hunt group and ends with the last number in the group.

NOTES:

  1. When a Multi–Line Hunt group is assigned to a Biz PlusSM customer, individual telephone numbers must be assigned in order for the Intercom feature to work.
  2. Call Waiting cannot be assigned to lines in a Hunt group.
  3. Automatic Callback cannot be activated against lines in a Hunt group.
  4. Call Forwarding and Call Forwarding–Busy Line/Don’t Answer can only be assigned to a Multi–Line Hunt group on a group basis.
  5. All lines in a Multi–Line Hunt group must be in the same Call Pick–Up group.
  6. Caller ID will work in a Hunt group, however, the feature must be assigned to every line in the Hunt group.
  7. Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Speed Dialing

Speed Dialing reduces search and dialing time by letting you call frequently dialed numbers by using a simple code. This indispensable feature allows you to create and edit your own Speed Dialing list. The short list consists of 8 numbers unless you have a 5ESS switch type, in which case the list contains 6 numbers.

To establish/add or change a number on your Speed Dialing list:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [7] [4] and listen for confirmation tone.
  • Press [#] [1] (GTD–5 only, skip this step in all other switches).
  • Press the Speed Dialing code numbers to be programmed. (2–9 for all switches except 5ESS. Press 2–7 for 5ESS.)
  • Dial the telephone number to be assigned to the code, along with any required access codes, (i.e., long distance carrier access code) up to 28 digits.
  • Listen for confirmation tone.
  • Hang up.
  • Repeat steps for each code number to be programmed.

To place a Speed Call from the short list:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [#] [1] (all switches) and then dial the Speed Dialing code number (2–9 or 2–7 depending on the switch type you have.) See page 50 for Speed Dialing code charts.
  • Wait for party to answer.

NOTES:

  1. OPTIONAL: After you press [#] [1] and the code number, press [#] again for a quicker connection.
  2. Service codes such as 911, cannot be programmed.
  3. Fully restricted lines cannot have Speed Dialing.
  4. Customers may experience a 2–to 3–second timing delay when activating Speed Dialing codes that match other feature activation codes.

Biz PlusSM Optional Features

For an additional monthly charge per line, the following features are also available for each of your Biz PlusSM lines. As you explore these features, be aware of your switch type. Some of the Optional Features are not available for certain switch types. Contact your Hawaiian Telcom Representative if you wish to add or change any of these features after your initial installation.

*69

*69 automatically stores and allows you to redial the number of the last person who called you. This feature works on calls from numbers within your regional calling area and can be used whether or not you answered the call. Should you return the call and the number is busy, *69 monitors the busy line and tries to connect your call for up to 30 minutes, as long as you don’t cancel it. In most cases, your phone will ring with a series of short–short–long rings when the number is no longer busy.

To activate *69:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [9] (a voice recording may provide additional instructions).

To deactivate *69:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [8] [9].

NOTES:

  1. If you hear the Call Waiting tone while you are on the line, you have two choices: you can use *69 to call back later, or you can use Call Waiting during the call.
  2. A *69 callback will not activate a Call Waiting tone; the line must be idle.
  3. *69 and Automatic Callback cannot be on the same line.
  4. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  5. *69 ring patterns may duplicate those of Distinctive Ringing.
  6. *69 will not work when activated against a line with Call Forwarding.

Busy Redial

After reaching a busy line within your regional calling area, Busy Redial lets you dial a code that automatically connects you when both lines are idle. Once it’s activated, the feature monitors the busy line and tries to connect your call for up to 30 minutes, as long as you don’t cancel it. When the call is returned, you’re alerted by a special ring. Busy Redial helps limit multiple callbacks and dialing time, and enhances productivity.

After dialing a busy number:

  • Hang up.
  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [6]. You will hear two normal ringing tones or an announcement. If the called number is still busy, a voice recording will tell you that your call is next in line.
  • Hang up. When the number you called is no longer busy, your telephone will ring with a series of short–short–long rings (ringing tones may vary).
  • Lift the handset. You will hear normal ringing tone.

To deactivate Busy Redial:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [8] [6].

NOTES:

  1. The number you called will not ring until you pick up your telephone.
  2. Occasionally, the person you are calling uses the phone before Busy Redial can complete your call. If this happens, a voice recording will tell you to hang up and reactivate Busy Redial. 
  3. You can use Busy Redial to return calls to more than one busy number at a time.
  4. When your phone rings with a short–short–long ring, you need to answer by the third series of rings or Busy Redial will pause and try to complete your call 5 minutes later.
  5. Busy Redial and Automatic Callback cannot be on the same line.
  6. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  7. Busy Redial will not activate a Call Waiting tone.

Call Block *60

With Call Block, you can prevent unwanted and nuisance calls by keeping up to twelve external phone numbers (within your regional calling area) from accessing your number. After activation, any calls from any of the twelve numbers are routed to an intercept message. For your benefi t, calls from outside your regional calling area and operator–handled calls cannot be blocked.   Call Block is not available in the DMS 10 switch type.

To access the Call Block feature:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [0].
  • Listen to the voice–recorded instructions for Call Block options.

GTD–5 switch type only:

If you are a member of a Hunt group, you must:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [0].
  • Listen to the voice–recorded instructions for Call Block options.

NOTES:

  1. Blocked calls will not be forwarded on any Call Forwarding arrangement and will not appear on Caller ID displays.
  2. Call Block takes precedence over Series Hunting.
  3. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.

Call Park

Call Park resembles Call Pick–up, except for the fact that the call is already in progress. Call Park allows you to “park” an established call on your line against your own number, freeing you to place or receive another call. The parked call can be recovered from any other station within the Biz PlusSM system, including your own. Only one call can be parked against a Biz PlusSM line at one time.

To “park” a call against your number:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold. 
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Press [*] [1] [1] and listen for the confirmation tone.
  • Hang up.

To retrieve a call you “parked” against your number:

  • Lift the handset and listen for the dial tone.
  • Press [*] [1] [3] and listen for the confirmation tone.
  • Begin your conversation.

NOTES:

  1. If a parked call is not retrieved, the parking station will be recalled when idle.
  2. A station in the “call parked” condition cannot use the Three–Way Calling feature.
  3. Call Waiting will not activate against a number in a “parked” condition.

Call Park–Directed

Call Park–Directed is an enhancement of Call Park. It performs the same functions but lets you park calls against any number in the Biz PlusSM system except your own. Only one call can be parked against a Biz PlusSM line at a time. Call Park–Directed is not available for GTD–5 and DMS 10 switch types.

To park a call against another Biz PlusSM number:

  • Tell the person to whom you are speaking that you are going to put them on hold.
  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending your telephone set).
  • Press [*] [1] [4].
  • Dial the Intercom number of the station where you wish to park the call.
  • Hang–up.

To retrieve parked calls from any line:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [1] [2]. If a call is parked against the line from which you are retrieving it, you will be automatically connected. If you are retrieving the call from a different line, dial the Intercom number of the line that the call is parked against.
  • Begin your conversation.

NOTES:

  1. If a parked call is not retrieved, the parking station will be recalled when idle.
  2. The station in the “call parked” condition and the station with Call Park–Directed activated cannot use the Three–Way Calling or Executive Busy Override features. 
  3. Call Waiting will not activate against a number in a “parked” condition.
  4. Call Park–Directed cannot be used to answer an Automatic Callback call.
  5. Call Park–Directed cannot be activated against a line with Call Forwarding.
  6. Call Park–Directed cannot be applied to a member of a Hunt group.
  7. Call Park–Directed overrides Series Hunting and Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer.
  8. The Call Park–Directed access code and the station number must be dialed before you know if the call has already been retrieved.

Call Trace

Call Trace is a protective feature that lets you trace the number of the last threatening or harassing call you received, as long as it originates within your regional calling area. When Call Trace is activated, the calling party’s number is automatically reported to Hawaiian Telcom.

If you receive a life–threatening or harassing call:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [5] [7] and follow the voice–recorded instructions.
  • A voice recording will tell you if the call trace has been completed successfully.
  • To take legal action, record the exact date and time of the call and contact Hawaiian Telcom within 10 days at the number provided by the voice recording. If you forget that number, call the Business Solutions Center at 643–4411 for assistance. If the situation is an emergency, call your local law enforcement agency.

NOTES:

  1. If you successfully trace a call and choose to take further action, you must contact Hawaiian Telcom within 10 days or the call record will no longer be stored in the system.
  2. The records of any Call Trace request will be released only to a law enforcement agency.
  3. In some areas, Call Trace is available on a pay–per–use or subscription basis.
  4. Call Trace cannot trace a call that was forwarded by way of Call Forwarding or Call Forwarding–Busy Line.
  5. If Call Trace is activated after receiving a Call Waiting tone, the waiting call will be traced, whether answered or not.
  6. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.

Caller ID

Together with compatible display telephones or a separate, Caller ID display box, Caller ID allows you to see the listed name and the number of an incoming call before you answer. This convenient feature can enhance customer service by encouraging personal greetings and allowing you to access pertinent information before you pick up the phone. The service can also be used to prioritize and screen calls when you’re expecting other important calls. Not all Caller ID display devices are the same in design, features, and the amount of information they can retain. Caller ID will display information between the fi rst and second rings for most calls, including long distance. Nevertheless, some calls may be described as “Out–of–Area” or as “Private Number” and the information will not be displayed.

NOTES:

  1. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  2. If Call Forwarding or Select Call Forwarding is activated, the call information will not be displayed at the forward–from location, but will be passed to the forward–to number.
  3. With Call Forwarding–Busy Line, the call information will not be passed to the forward–to number.
  4. With Call Waiting, the call information will not be displayed, unless the line has Call Waiting ID and the phone has the appropriate display unit.
  5. Caller ID is not available with Off Premises station lines or Foreign Exchange station lines.
  6. Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Caller ID – Number Only

Together with compatible display telephones or a separate Caller ID display box, Caller ID – Number Only allows you to see the number of an incoming call before you answer. This convenient feature can enhance customer service by encouraging personal greetings and allowing you to access pertinent information before you pick up the phone. The service can also be used to prioritize and screen calls when you’re expecting other important calls. Not all Caller ID display devices are the same in design, features, and the amount of information they can retain. Caller ID will display information between the fi rst and second rings for most calls, including long distance. Nevertheless, some calls may be described as “Out–of–Area” or as “Private Number” and the information will not be displayed.

NOTES:

  1. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  2. If Call Forwarding or Select Call Forwarding is activated, the calling number will not be displayed at the forward–from location, but will be passed to the forward–to number.
  3. With Call Forwarding–Busy Line, the calling number will not be passed to the forward–to number.
  4. With Call Waiting, the calling number will not be displayed, unless the line has Call Waiting ID and the phone has the appropriate display unit.
  5. Caller ID–Number Only is not available with Off Premises station lines or Foreign Exchange station lines.
  6. Hawaiian Telcom must automatically activate this feature. You cannot activate or deactivate the feature as you choose.

Enhanced Call Forwarding

With Enhanced Call Forwarding, you can use a toll free 800 number to forward calls from anywhere in the country to any number of your choice (home phone, work phone, cellular phone, or pager). Hawaiian Telcom installs Enhanced Call Forwarding with the default destination number you’ve chosen and gives you the ability to override the default number whenever you wish.

While using Enhanced Call Forwarding, certain buttons always have the same standard function:

  • Press [8] to jump to the Main Menu.
  • Press [9] to hear a menu again.
  • Press [0] to hear help information.
  • Press [*] to return to the previous menu.
  • If you’re entering a string of digits (a phone number or a time) and make a mistake, press [*] to clear the entry so you can start over again.
  • After entering a string of digits, press [#] to end the string.

Calling Enhanced Call Forwarding

From a touch–tone telephone:

  • Dial 1–877–482–4888.
  • Enter your 10–digit Enhanced Call Forwarding account number, then press [#].
  • Enter your Hawaiian Telcom–provided temporary PIN, then press [#]. If this is the fi rst time you’ve used Enhanced Call Forwarding, you’ll be prompted to create your new 6 to 10–digit PIN.

Refer to your Enhanced Call Forwarding User Guide for detailed information on how to use this feature.

Executive Busy Override

With Executive Busy Override, you can access a busy line and create a three–way call within your Biz PlusSM system simply by dialing a code. The number you call receives a warning tone prior to the activation of the three–way conference call. The person to whom the called party is speaking can either be inside or outside of the Biz PlusSM system. Executive Busy Override is not available in the GTD–5 switch type.

Upon reaching a busy internal station:

  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Press [*] [4] [0] (both parties will hear break–in tone and you can now join the conversation).

NOTES:

  1. If a three–way conference is already in progress on the called number, the feature will not operate.
  2. If the called party presses the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on the telephone set), the overriding party will be disconnected from the three–way call. If any of the three parties hang up, the remaining two parties will still be connected.

Last Number Redial

This convenient service enables you to be connected to the last number you dialed. Use Last Number Redial to save time and improve effi ciency by reducing dialing time and time spent looking for telephone numbers. This feature is not available for 5ESS switch types.

To be connected to the last number you dialed:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [7] [7] and wait for the call to connect.

NOTE: If you called both numbers when establishing a three–way conference, the second number is the one stored for a Last Number Redial request.

Priority Call

With Priority Call, you can program up to 12 numbers within your regional calling area so that they’re identifi ed with a special ring (short–long–short). Priority Call enables you to identify when an important caller is trying to reach you and can help you provide personalized service to high–priority callers.

To turn Priority Call on or off:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [1].
  • Listen to the voice recording for instructions on how to turn Priority Call on or off, and how to change or review your Priority Call list.

To Update your Priority Call List:

  • Press [*] [6] [1] and follow the voice–recorded instructions. If your list is full, you must erase one number before you can add another.

NOTES:

  1. The Priority Call special ring will not follow a Call Forwarding or Select Call Forwarding call.
  2. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  3. The Priority Call special ring will not hunt.
  4. This feature will not work on a Hunt group’s pilot number.

Select Call Forwarding

With Select Call Forwarding, you can program up to 12 numbers—from within your regional calling area—to be call forwarded. When one of these 12 numbers calls you, it’s forwarded to a number you’ve programmed to receive it. Calls from other numbers are handled in the usual way. You can program calls so that they’re forwarded to virtually any number—local or long distance—and Select Call Forwarding lets you change the forward–to number anytime you wish. This handy feature allows you to remain accessible and gives your priority callers personalized service. Select Call Forwarding may generate long distance charges.

To turn Select Call Forwarding on or off:

  • Lift the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [6] [3].
  • Listen to the voice recording for instructions on how to turn your Select Call Forwarding service on and off and how to change or review your Select Call Forwarding list.

To update your Select Call Forwarding list:

  • Press [*] [6] [3] and follow the voice–recorded instructions. If your list is full, you must delete one number before you can add another.

NOTES:

  1. When Select Call Forwarding is on and a call forwards:
    • Calls from numbers on your Select Call Forwarding list cannot be answered at the forward–from number, however, they will generate one short ring to remind you that the call is being forwarded. The forward–to number will ring normally.
    • All calls from numbers not on your Select Call Forwarding list will ring normally and can be answered.
    • If you also have Call Forwarding and it is turned on, all calls from phone numbers not on your Select Forwarding list will forward to the number you have chosen as the Call Forwarding Select destination.
  2. Blocked calls will not forward.
  3. This feature must be applied to all members of a Hunt group.
  4. Select Call Forwarding overrides all other Call Forwarding arrangements.

Voicemail and Biz PlusSM

Whether you’re out of the offi ce or on the phone for long periods of time, Hawaiian Telcom Voicemail provides you with a convenient, professional way to capture important messages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whenever you’re unable to answer your line, or if it’s busy, up to 3 calls can forward to your mailbox.

Your Hawaiian Telcom Voicemail can be programmed to allow callers to transfer out of the mailbox to a local number you’ve chosen for live answering. The service also provides the option of an Alternate Greeting in addition to your Main Greeting–for those times when you’re not in the office.

If you wish to transfer a caller on your line to another Biz PlusSM line which has Hawaiian Telcom Voicemail:

  • Press the switchhook (or the Tap/Flash/Recall/Link button, depending on your telephone set).
  • Dial the Intercom number.
  • If the line is answered, press the switchhook for a three–way call. If you wish to exit, simply hang up and the two parties will remain in conference.
  • If the line is not answered, you can hang up and the caller will forward to the second station line user’s mailbox greeting. The caller can then leave a recorded message in the second station line user’s mailbox.

NOTE: Please refer to the Hawaiian Telcom Business Voicemail User Guide for information on how to use your mailbox.

Intercom Code Charts

The following charts are provided for you to list your Intercom codes. Each telephone number has been assigned an intercom code, and depending on your switch type, you must press [#] either before or after the Intercom code number. These Intercom codes have been programmed by Hawaiian Telcom. Instructions for using the Intercom feature are found below and also on page 14 of this guide.

To make an intercom call:

  • Pick up the handset and listen for dial tone.
  • Press the Intercom code [2] [0] [#] – [2] [0] [#] [8] (GTD–5, 5ESS and DMS 100).

Speed Dialing Code Chart

The following charts are provided for you to list your Speed Dialing codes. The length of your individual Speed Dialing list is determined by your switch type. Be sure to use the Speed Dialing list that corresponds to your switch type. The instructions for setting up a list and making calls using Speed Dialing can be found below and also on page 30 of this guide.

To establish or change your Speed Dialing list:

  • Lift the receiver and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [*] [7] [4] and listen for dial tone.
  • Press [#] [1] (GTD–5 only, skip this step in all other switches).
  • Press the Speed Dialing 1–digit code number to be programmed .
  • Dial the telephone number to be assigned to the code.
  • Listen for the confirmation tone.
  • Hang up.
  • Repeat steps for each Speed Dialing code number to be programmed.

To make a call using Speed Dialing:

  • Lift the receiver and listen for the dial tone.
  • Press [#] [1] (all switches) and then dial the Speed Dialing code number.
  • You will hear the called number ringing.
  • Wait for party to answer.
 Feature Activation Code Deactivation or Retrieval Code
 *69  *69  *89
 Automatic Callback  *52  #52
 Busy Redial  *66  *86
 Call Block  *60  
 Call Forwarding  *72  *73
 Call Hold  *01  *01
 Call Park  *11  *13
 Call Park–Directed  *14  *12
 Call Pick–Up–Group  *17  
 Call Trace  *57  
 Cancel Call Waiting  *70  
 Dial Call Waiting  *54  
 Executive Busy Override  *40  
 Intercom  20# – 49# for 5ESS, GTD–5 and DMS 100.  
 Last Number Redial  #77  
 Priority Call  *61  
 Select Call Forwarding  *63  
 Speed Dialing  *74, then #1 (GTD–5 only) to program.  2–9 to use feature for all switches, except the 5ESS.  2–7 to use feature for the 5ESS.  

Feature Availability by Switch Type

Feature Switch Type
  GTD–5 5ESS DMS 100
Basic Features
Assume Dial “9”  •  •  •
Call Hold  •  •  •
Call Transfer  •  •  •
Consultation Hold  •  •  •
Direct Inward/Outward Dialing (DID/DOD)  •  •  •
Distinctive Ringing (Inside/Outside Ringing)    •  •
Intercom Dialing  • (30)  • (30)  • (30)
Three–Way Calling  •  •  •
Touch–Tone  •  •  •
Selectable Features
Automatic Callback    •  •
Call Forwarding  •  •  •
Call Forwarding–Busy Line  •  •  •
Call Forwarding–Don’t Answer  •  •  •
Call Pick–Up–Group  •  •  •
Call Restriction Options  •  •  •
Call Waiting  •  •  •
Cancel Call Waiting  •  •  •
Dial Call Waiting    •  •
Hunting  •  •  •
Speed Dialing  • (8)  • (6)  • (8)
Optional Features
*69  •  •  •
Busy Redial  •  •  •
Call Block (*60)  •  •  •
Call Park  •  •  •
Call Park–Directed    •  •
Call Trace  •  •  •
Caller ID Services  •  •  •
Enhanced Call Forwarding  •  •  •
Executive Busy Override    •  •
Last Number Redial  •    •
Priority Call  •  •  •
Selectable Call Forwarding  •  •  •
Voicemail  •  •  •