Section 700 - Operation
Table 4-2. Example Return Times for Absence Messages
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FF3 (Extension): Extension Class of Service Assignment (CPC-AII and
CPC-B Version 3.1 or higher)
FF6 (Names and Messages): Absence Messages
Calling parties without a display get a
If a message code nurnber that has not been programmed is selected,
"Absence," followed by the code number, appears on the display.
Absence Message return times can be input as shown in the following
Four-digit numbers can also be input (0000-9999 = Hours & Minutes or
Month & Date).
When an Absence Message is set on a DID extension, incoming DID calls
are routed according to the ringing assignment programmed for the
In CPC-A and CPC-B Versions prior to 5.0, DND and Absence Messages
cancel Call Forwarding.
Beginning with Version 5.0, calls to an extension with DND or Absence
Message turned on are treated differently, depending on whether they are
trunk or intercom calls: Intercom calls receive busy tone; trunk calls are
routed to the extension defined in permanent call forwarding.
The following types of trunk calls follow permanent call forward settings:
Callback to an incoming CO call on a Private Line is available if the
Absence Message feature is activated.
Chapter 4. Key Telephone Features
signal, rather than the Absence