Making and receiving calls is the basic purpose of any endpoint. With your Model
8500 endpoint, you can make/receive intercom and outside calls and make emergency
Your extension number allows other people to place intercom calls to you, without
dialing any extra codes. And, because every endpoint in your telephone system is
assigned an extension number, you can call other people in your system quickly and
Ask your system administrator for a list of extensions.
Placing Intercom Calls
To place an intercom call:
Lift the handset and dial an extension number.
If your call goes through handsfree to an endpoint's speaker, speak after your
If you hear continuous ringing, wait for the call to be answered.
The telephone system allows you to place a non-handsfree call that will override
handsfree mode on the extension you are calling. If you use the Ring Intercom
Always feature to always send non-handsfree calls, the called party must pick up the
handset to answer the call.
To place a non-handsfree call that will ring at the other endpoint until answered:
before dialing the extension number.
To program your endpoint to always send non-handsfree calls using the Ring
Intercom Always feature:
With the handset in the cradle, dial
Model 8500 User Guide