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06 Mar 2018

How to setup main iPlum number routing to multiple phones or users?

Option 1 & 2 below will allow each user to make and receive calls showing main number as caller-id. Each user will have a business line interface on their mobile phone and they all can be logged in at same time.

Option 3 simply forwards the incoming calls to external numbers without the option to make outgoing calls form all devices.



I. Route to multiple devices with business line interface using auto-attendant (IVR) and extensions.

II. Route to multiple devices with business line interface without using auto-attendant (IVR) and extensions.

III. Route to multiple external numbers using simple call forwarding.


Note: In each case you can send and receive calls to multiple devices but the texting will work on a specific iPlum number. One can’t replicate texting on multiple devices.






I: Route to multiple devices with business line interface using auto-attendant (IVR) and extensions.

Summary:

This option allows you to play a welcome greeting for incoming calls and route them to different phones as a 2nd Line. Each user’s outgoing Caller-ID can be configured to show main iPlum phone number.

You will setup a master account with main iPlum number and add lines with local iPlum numbers for each user. Users will install iPlum app on their devices and login with their distinct login IDs. Auto-Attendant/IVR is free with any iPlum plan. Using this approach when a caller dials your main iPlum number they will hear your welcome greeting. They will be presented with options to dial extensions. One extension can ring multiple devices. All users can make & receive calls simultaneously.





Steps:

  • Login https://my.iplum.com .

  • Get a new main iPlum number or port-in your existing phone number into iPlum.

  • Add additional members : Click “Additional Line”. Create a sub-account login-id with physical mobile phone number or email. Landline or virtual numbers not allowed when creating sub-accounts.

  • The user will receive a link via phone text or email used to create their sub-account. Once the user clicks the link, it will require them to enter a new password. The user is now connected to the master account and you will see them in “Accounts” section.

    Get iPlum number for the user: In the Accounts section, select the additional line setup above, click “Get iPlum Number” to setup a new iPlum number for this additional line.

    Caller-ID update: Click Accounts || Select Sub-Account|| Profile & Permissions || Caller ID Number || Toggle to Main account iPlum number and Save it.

    Voice network mode for best call reliability:
    Calls: Network Mode || Outgoing Calls || Select Account || Use My Voice Network || Enter the external phone number and save.

    Calls: Network Mode || Incoming Calls || Select Account || Use My Voice Network || Enter the external phone number and save.

    Note: Voice network mode maintains iPlum Caller-ID for all iPlum calls.



  • Auto-Attendant/IVR: Click Auto-Attendant/IVR with Extensions icon and enable it. Read Auto Attendant examples.

    • Type auto attendant greeting for text to life like speech.

    • Create extensions & link them to each iPlum phone number which you have setup in previous step or external phone numbers.

    • Add multiple users to an extension to ring Sequentially or Simultaneously.







II: Route to multiple devices with business line interface without auto-attendant (IVR) and extensions.

Summary:

Under this option, you don’t want a welcome greeting or extensions for incoming calls. You would simply send the incoming calls directly to different phones as a separate business line interface. Each user’s outgoing Caller-ID can be configured to show main iPlum phone number.

You will setup a master account with main iPlum number and additional lines with local iPlum numbers for each user. Users will install iPlum app on their devices and login with their distinct login IDs. All users can make & receive calls .


Steps:

  • Login https://my.iplum.com .

  • Get a new iPlum main number or port-in your existing number into iPlum.

  • Add additional members : Click “Additional Line”. Create a sub-account login-id with physical mobile phone number or email. Landline or virtual numbers not allowed when creating sub-accounts.

  • The user will receive a link via phone text or email used to create their sub-account. Once the user clicks the link, it will require them to enter a new password. The user is now connected to the master account and you will see them in “Accounts” section.

    Get iPlum number: In the Accounts section, select the additional line setup above, click “Get iPlum Number” to setup a new iPlum number for this additional line.

    Caller-ID update: Click Accounts || Select Sub-Account|| Profile & Permissions || Caller ID Number || Toggle to Main account iPlum number and Save it.

  • Simple Call Forwarding :Click Accounts || Select Main Account|| Simple Call Forwarding || Enable it || Enter self iPlum number and two additional iPlum numbers created in above steps and Save it.

    You can choose to Display Incoming Caller ID to be “Actual Calling Number” or “iPlum Number”.

    Note: If you have more than three users, you can create a tree structure to forward calls to any number of users.







III: Route to multiple external numbers using simple call forwarding.

Summary:

This option can be used when you don’t need separate 2nd line on end user devices. The incoming calls are forwarded to multiple user personal numbers.

You can setup Call Forwarding in your iPlum account to ring three external phone numbers. These numbers can be domestic or international. The incoming call would ring on all numbers and the receiver who first picks the call gets connected.

Note: If you have more than three users, you can create a tree structure to forward calls to any number of users.


Steps:

  • Login https://my.iplum.com .

  • Simple Call Forwarding :Click Accounts || Select Main Account|| Simple Call Forwarding || Enable it || Enter self iPlum number and two additional external numbers and Save it.

    You can choose to Display Incoming Caller ID to be “Actual Calling Number” or “iPlum Number”.