Smart IPT Guysâ¦
I am working on designing CUCM 7.0 for customer and wanted to start a conversation on how to build Partitions / Route Patterns using Local Route Groups. For starters let's assume all locations are in the domestic US. Let's also assume we are building COS using Cisco's Line / Device.
At first glance it seems pretty straight forward, put all the âPSTNâ route patterns into a single âPSTNâ partition that is used by every location and point these Route Patterns to a Route List that is configured to use âUse Local Route Groupâ.
But what happens with locations that use / require a combination of 7 and 10 digit dialing (like the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area). It seems that the benefits of using a local route group are somewhat diminished in this scenario.
One solution I can think of is going with a âHybridâ approach. So for all locations put the following in the âUS-PSTNâ Partition with the RL configured to use âUse Local Route Groupâ
And then for a location in say Minneapolis MN put the following in the traditional â<SiteCode>-PSTNâ partition.
Then for a location that only allows 10-digit dialing for local calls put the following in the traditional â<SiteCode>-PSTNâ partition.
Sure we could simplify the administration and force all users to dial 10 digits. We then build 9.[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxx in the same US-PSTN partition. But that would the user experience at some locations.
I appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.