I am faced with a problem when trying to dial an external number with 141 in front of it to hide the caller ID ( in the UK ).
I am always getting the error ( invalid number ) and showing me the number with the two last digits missing. But, if I do this without typing the regional code ( giving me a shorter number ), it is working fine and hiding the caller ID.
I have tried to modify the handset dial plan without much succed. I first thought that maybe the handset would have some type of restriction on the length of digits to dial, but it works fine dialing an International number that is longer than a number with 141 in front.
Did you ever get to the bottom of this? I am having the exact some problem. This seems to be an issue with the phone itself, as when dialing from a non-Cisco softphone (Bria) all works as expect. Seeing the same behaviour on SPA504 and SPA525G2.
Unfortunately, no question contain full description of problem. For example, if Jose's number fit the "1xxx[2-9]xxxxxx" pattern, but it's longer than 11 digits, then first 11 digits will be dialed only. As we know nothing about the number Jose dialed, we don't know we catch the cause or not.
And Clive's question reveal even less information. Not only we know nothing about the number dialed, even dial plan is not disclosed here.
Well, so very generic advice.
The default dial plan is designed with NANPA in the mind. It may not fit numbering plan of your country nor private numbering plan of a service provider. You should customize the dial plan to fulfill formats of numbers you are going to dial.
Read the Administrator Guide, start with dialplan that's simple as much as possible. Then develop it slowly to catch all numbers formats required.
You are quite correct, it was the dialplan at fault. Having modified this to (*xx|.) everything now works as expected, so I can now concentrate on trying to formulate a more suitable dialplan for UK usage. Many thanks!
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