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Let's have a thread about VoIP dialing plans. Linksys syntax, since I have the 2102. LOL

Some interesting points are:
- shortcuts
- order of operation
- hints and tips

In the end, the goal is to create the ultimate dialing plan.

I'll start with a suggestion:

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< 411 : 1-800-466-4411> S0
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This will dial the free to use Google 411 service when a user hits 411.
 

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Limiting dialing to sub-accounts only

Using voip.ms, is there a dialing plan that would limit a sub account so that it could only call other sub-accounts and not be able to call out to the world or any other services (411, 911, etc...)?
 

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"... is there a dialing plan that would limit a sub account so that it could only call other sub-accounts "


( 10xS0 | *x.! )

That's my first effort, should allow dialing 101,102,103, ... 109 and nothing else.
 

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<:1519>[2-9]xxxxxx|

will allow you to avoid 10 digit dialing in your area.

Replace 519 with your local 3 digit area code!

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Blocking

I know JugglingReferee already has a post about it (#2 above), but I wanted to reference a conversation that was over in the voip.ms thread regarding calling plans for 900 & 976 numbers. The end result was that this should do a good job at blocking them:

1900!|900!|1976!|976!

The posts were from 1627-1639, with this one being a good summary.
 

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I'll start with a suggestion:

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< 411 : 1-800-466-4411> S0
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This will dial the free to use Google 411 service when a user hits 411.
From Google's web site:

Back in 2007 we launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada. On November 12, 2010, we shut down the service
:(

There is no universal "best" plan, it very much is subjective and depends on what one wants to do with it. For example, I fine the shortcuts to avoid dialing 10 numbers useless as that's where the industry is headed anyway so we might as well get used to it. I did find out the real numbers for my local 311 and 511 services though and programmed them into it.

Code:
(1[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxxS0|[2-9]xx[2-9]xxxxxxS0|*xxS0|<311:18662992002>|<511:18883550511>|911S0|1900!|900!|1976!|976!)
 

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I'm just setting up and testing my ATA. I noticed that when I use it to dial my POTS house phone, when I hang up the ATA, the house phone continues ringing for several seconds. Is there any way in the dial plan to force the ATA to instantly drop the call the moment it's placed back "on the hook"?
 

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I'm just setting up and testing my ATA. I noticed that when I use it to dial my POTS house phone, when I hang up the ATA, the house phone continues ringing for several seconds. Is there any way in the dial plan to force the ATA to instantly drop the call the moment it's placed back "on the hook"?
There is a slight delay built into an ATA before a call is dropped to allow for short "on the hook", for example the flash function that allows you to pick up a second line and not drop the first one.

I don't know what "several seconds" is in your case but you have to keep in mind that each carrier on the way has to wait for the "on-the-hook" signal to get to them before they disconnect their end of the call. That has nothing to do with the dialing plan.
 
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