The rate at which individuals, families, and businesses rely on telephones to keep them apace with daily life and in touch with essential people is increasing. At the same time, the demand also increases for features from the local phone provider that can help in fine tuning phone service to meet individual needs. From screening calls to making certain that incoming calls get through, one or more of the features now being offered by InterBel Telephone Cooperative, is bound to do the job.
The direction to use our calling features is listed in our Annual Directory on page 24-37. You can also get a PDF version of these pages here.
Basic Voice Mail
Deluxe Voice Mail
Using Call Waiting
Activate Local Call Fowarding
Deactivate Local Call Forwarding
Activate Remote Call Forward
Deactivate Remote Call Forwarding
Setup Speed Calling
Speed Call Dialing
To Use Three-Way Calling
1. Lift the receiver and listen for a dial tone.
2. Dial the telephone number of the first person (Party A).
3. To add another person (Party B) to the call, quickly press and release the switch hook.
4. Listen for confirmation dial tone.
5. Dial the telephone number of Party B.
6. At any time after dialing is complete, quickly press and release the switch hook to connect yourself, Party A, and Party B. (If Party B is busy, quickly press and release the
switch hook to disconnect Party B. You will be reconnected with Party A.)
To Activate Customer-Originated Trace
1. Hang up the receiver after receiving a call you want to trace.
2. Before you receive another call, lift the receiver and listen for a dial tone.
3. Dial the Customer-Originated Trace access code, *57.
4. Listen for a voice announcement which provides the cost to trace the call.
5. Dial 1 to trace the call. Listen for voice announcement stating that the call was traced.
6. Hang up the receiver.
Hang up the receiver without dialing, if you decide not to trace the call.
Caller ID displays the name and number of incoming callers on a special display telephone or call display unit.
This service does not require a code to activate, but does require the use of an external caller display unit or telephone with such features built in. When you receive a call, simply wait for the start of the second full ring and the name and number of the calling party will appear on your call display unit or telephone display.
Disable/Enable Caller ID
To disable Caller ID, lift the receiver and press *85. This turns your caller ID OFF, and will not allow the caller’s name and number to appear on your phone’s caller ID. To enable after disabled, press *65.
Activate Automatic Recall
Deactivate Automatic Recall
Find Me – Follow Me reduces the chance you’ll ever miss a phone call by ringing “up-to” 5 telephone numbers. You can select all 5 numbers to ring either “simultaneously” or “sequentially.” Whereby, sequentially will ring the first number and after a preset number of rings then try a second number, followed by a third, fourth and fifth.
When Find Me – Follow Me rings through the list of phone numbers, the calling party will hear a recorded announcement: “Please wait. We are trying to find the person you have called. Now trying to connect you, press 0 at any time to abandon the search and transfer to voicemail.”
If the system is unsuccessful in reaching you, after going through the call list (up to 5 phone numbers), the caller will hear the following recorded message: “We cannot find the person you have called. You will now be transferred to Voice Mail.”
Pricing for Find Me – Follow Me is $2.00/ month when InterBel controls the programming and set-up. Or, upgrade to InterBel’s Deluxe Voice Mail package and Find Me – Follow Me is included at no additional cost. InterBel Deluxe Voice Mail is $4.95/month and includes Find Me – Follow Me, Voice Mail to Email and a number of other extra features.
Call InterBel at (406) 889-3311 to find out more or sign up!
InterBel’s Robo-Call Blocker will significantly reduce the unwanted telemarketing calls to your home or business. The service is FREE, just call the office to activate it on your phone number/s.
The database used by Robo-Call Blocker is a national database and is updated regularly with new numbers identified as “known” Robo- Calls. It doesn’t cover 100% of all unwanted telemarketing calls, but it will reduce a high number of these calls.
Call InterBel at (406) 889-3311 to sign up for free today!