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7 digit dialing on CCME


How can i program my ccme efficiently so that i can do 7 digit, 10 digit and 11 digit calls efficiently. this is what i have write now, but it does not seem to work for local calls.

dial-peer voice 1005 pots

destination-pattern 8[2-9]......

port 0/1/0:23

forward-digits 7


dial-peer voice 1006 pots

destination-pattern 8617.......

port 0/1/0:23

forward-digits 10

even the 10 digit calls are being considered as 7 digits and being sent incorrectly.

New Member

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

It should work one POTS dial-peer with the 8T wildcard as the destination-pattern. Make sure the users dial 8 before the dialed number and issue the "default forward-digits" command under the dial-peer mode. The digits after the 8 are going to be sent to the gateway.

New Member

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

I am having the same issues. If I use the 9T (or 8T in our case) I run up against the interdigit time out. Meaning the user dials any number and the phone sits there looking stupid until the timer expires, then it forwards the digits and the call compleats.

Being a phone guy it bugs me that the caller has to wait for the call to be sent. There has to be a better way. Does anyone have any ideas?

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

You can bypass timeout by pressing # key.

New Member

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

You do not have to instruct the users to press #, change timeouts-interdigit under Telephony-Service to get the desired effect.

Configures the interdigit timeout value for all Cisco IP phones attached to the router.

The interdigit timeout specifies the number of seconds that the system waits after the caller has entered the initial digit or a subsequent digit of the dialed string.

If you are saying you want to restrict users by separating 7-digit or 10-digit local versus LD then Class of Services need to be setup.

New Member

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

Do not forget secondary dial-tone also:

secondary-dialtone 9

Cisco Employee

Re: 7 digit dialing on CCME

Unfortunately, you cannot create dial-peers in this fashion. When phones are dialing outbound on CME the digits are dialed one at a time. For those puropses, you 7 digits and 10 digit destination-patterns are both going to match.

In other words, you are doing variable length local dialing, 7 digit or 10 digit. As a result you need to use a wildcard, such as 8T as previously suggested.

To prevent the long wait, reduce the inter-digit timeout.