Addng a 9 to incoming external calls & stripping area code for 7 digit loca

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Sep 30th, 2008

We are in the 409 area code, and we use 7 digit dialing for local calls. Is it possible to strip the area code, and add a 9 to the call so that these numbers can be dialed from the missed calls list?

I have this problem too.
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Brandon Buffin Tue, 09/30/2008 - 07:41

Are your gateways MGCP or H.323. With MGCP, I don't know of any way to do transformation based on the calling number. With H.323, you can use voice translation rules, such as:

voice translation-rule 1

rule 1 /409/ /9/

voice translation-profile 1

translate calling 1

dial-peer voice 1 pots

incoming called-number .

translation-profile incoming 1

Hope this helps.


CHRIS CHARLEBOIS Tue, 09/30/2008 - 11:27

The way to do this is to transform the incoming calling number when the call comes in originally. If you use a translation pattern to add a 9 to all inbound PSTN calls, and then a translation pattern that matches 9409.XXXXXXX, discard predot and prepend a 9.

Kenneth Mohammed Tue, 09/30/2008 - 12:59

Hello Ryan,

To add on to the good info from Brandon and Chris, you can also go into the Service Parameters---->scroll down to clusterwide parameters (phone), and there are fields "Incoming Calling Party National Number Prefix -Phone", "Incoming Calling Party International Prefix - Phone". You can populate these with a 9, or 91, or 9011. This is of course if you are using MGCP. If you are using H.323, the Brandon's suggestion would be best.

Hope that helped, if so please rate.


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