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7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Locally, we have 7 digit dialing in the 214 area code. There are also surrounding areas in an 830 area code that have an option to have a “metro" line that allows 10 digit dialing without tolls. I need to be able to dial 7 digits locally, 10 digits to the 830 area code and 1 + dialing to the 830 area code. Can someone send me commands to accomplish this?

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Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Hello,

Try this:

dial-peer voice 1 pots

destination-pattern 9[2-9]......

incoming called-number .

port x/x/x (fxo or pri)

forward-digits 7

dial-peer voice 2 pots

destination-pattern 91830.......

incoming called-number .

port x/x/x

forward-digits 11

dial-peer voice 3 pots

destination-pattern 9830.......

incoming called-number .

port x/x/x

forward-digits 10

Hope that helped.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Hi, can you clarify this?

10 digits to the 830 area code and 1 + dialing to the 830 area code

And, do you have pots line(s) ?

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Yes, some 830 area code numbers require 1+ dialing, others purchase the "metro" option that enables 10 digit dialing without tolls.

Yes, I am using pots lines. Sorry I did not mention that.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

And how would you know which exchange codes are covered by the unnmetered plan?

That knowledge is necessary for you to configure things transparently for the user.

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Right now, the 830 area code is the only area code in their region that offers the unnmetered option.

Is that what you asking?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Sorry, I'm totally confused (also from another similar thread ...)

Can you explain to me like to a dummy, how to to properly call exchanges in the 830 area code ?

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

We need to either dial 9, 830 xxx-xxxx

or 9, 1 830 xxx-xxxx.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Right, and what is the discriminant for calling one or the other way ?

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Right now, I can't dial 9, 830 xxx-xxx. It stops after 7 digits. So to return calls to the customers with these metro lines we have to use the fax line's phone.

I hope I'm making sense.

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Hello Glenn,

I think what Paulo is asking, is how do you differentiate when you need to dial 1-830-xxx-xxxx as opposed to 830-xxx-xxxx?

However, in any instance, the dial peers above should work.

Add this dial peer and see if you can now 10 digit dial the 830 area code:

dial-peer voice 3 pots

destination-pattern 9830.......

incoming called-number .

port x/x/x

forward-digits 10

You probably can only send 7 digits because you only have a dial peer that is set to forward 7 digits.

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Thank's. And just so I am clear, I have 6 pots lines using the fxo ports. where you have port x/x/x. Does an integer replace the x or do I actually use the x?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

When you have multiple lines, the best thing is to handle them all together as a trunk:

voice-port 0/x/y

trunk-group fxo

[repeat for all FXO ports]

dial-peer voice 100 pots

destination-pattern

trunkgroup fxo

This way the number of DP is sensibly reduced. And yes, you have to replace x and y with the actual port numbering on your router.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Not only Kenneth has understood my question, but further to that, if there is a billing difference when calling without 1 to certain exchanges in 830, if you could list which these exchanges are (probably a LATA search would reveal), you can configure things so that no matter if 1 or no 1 is dialed, the router always calls appropriately and in the most economical manner.

Hope that makes some sense ?

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

I cannot tell you both how much I appreciate this information.

Thanks again.

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

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New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

I am on site now, I am doing something wrong. I set up the trunk-group fxo, if I do a sh trunk-group fxo all of the ports display. So, I added:

dial-peer voice 100

destination-pattern 9[2-9]......

incoming called-number.

trunk-group fxo

forward-digits 7

cntl-c

dial-peer voice 200

destination-pattern 91830.......

incoming called-number.

trunk-group fxo

forward-digits 11

cntl-c

dial-peer voice 300

destination-patern 9830.......

incoming called number.

trunk-group fxo

forward-digits 10

Nothing has changed. I still cannot make 10 digit calls to the 830 area code.

Any help would be appreciated.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

I assume the command spelling errors are not in the config ?

What do you get when calling 9830xxxxxxx ?

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Yes, the spelling errors were in my communication to you, not on the cofig.

As I press 98305551212 the phone starts to dial at 98305551

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Right. Configure:

dial-peer voice 100

preference 2

dial-peer voice 300

no huntstop

Now if you could finally tell us which exchanges are to be called 7 or 10 digits, a configuration can made so that users can use either all the time :)

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

The exchange is 830. It does not need to dial 7 digits though. It needs to be able to dial 10 digits if it is a "metro" line or 11 (1+) if it is not.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Hi, 830 is actually the area code.

The following three digits are called the exchange ID, but do not necessarily map to a single exchange. Knowing them will discriminate a "metro" line or not.

In other words, an exchange-based configuration would let you call either 9 + 10 or 91 + 10 to al area code 830. I medioned 7 digits by mistake before.

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

Got it. I thought I had explained what I was needing incorrectly.

Is the exchange id the same as the prefix? (830-XXX-xxxx) This area code surounds San Antonio and would have dozens of them.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

You explained perfectly from the first post, it was me having an hard time explaining myself, anyway telco do these things, as I understand that if you call with 1 an exchance that can be called without, you're billed more just because the confusion they made ?

The XXX in your example above is also properly called "exchange prefix" or NXX. With the proper configuration is possible to collapse many under a same DP. You have to look at the list of the "metro" exchanges, I must believe is officially published somewhere.

New Member

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

This is a list of the most popular ones. It will take me a while to come up with all of them. 303, 985, 816. 426, 510, 379, 372, 537, 401, 665

Thanks.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: 7 and 10 digit dialing UC 500

With these you can only optimize as

37[29]

All the others will need a separate DP. You can also check the exchanges that are not "metro", if easier to patterning.

Do calls work now with the preference config ?

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