Receiving Intercom Calls
Your phone can receive both intercom and non-handsfree intercom calls. If the hands-
free feature is enabled on your phone, intercom calls are automatically answered.
Non-handsfree intercom calls (see
If your handsfree feature is disabled, or if you receive a non-handsfree intercom call,
you must pick up the handset or press a button to answer the call.
To enable or disable your phone's handsfree answering feature:
With the handset in the cradle, dial
To receive an intercom call:
If the handsfree feature is enabled, respond handsfree.
If the handsfree feature is disabled, press
To receive a non-handsfree intercom call:
EITHER, Lift the handset for privacy.
You must lift the handset if the caller has the Ring Intercom Always feature
To redirect a ringing call to another extension or to an outside number:
Enter the extension or outside number to which you want to redirect the call. See
To receive an Off-Hook Voice Announce call (through your speaker) while you
are on a call:
When you hear a single tone and see an incoming call lamp display, you can do the
To accept the call on the speakerphone without ending your current call: When
you hear a double tone, you may talk handsfree with the caller through the speak-
erphone. (The caller on the handset will be able to hear both you and the party on
To block the call from coming through the speaker:
flashes, and the call is placed on hold.
more information about DND mode.)
To use this feature, the Off-Hook Voice Announce feature must be enabled.
to answer the call.
for more information.
to allow the incoming intercom call to camp on. The
to place your phone in DND mode, if desired. (See
14) override the handsfree option.
or lift the handset for privacy.
Model 8500 Phone User Guide