[Blink] Blink Pro: 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX Dialing / Quick GUI Access

Blake T. Gonzales blake at gonzales.com
Wed Feb 5 21:24:23 CET 2014

Thanks for your feedback.

Using a prefix of 1 works for 10 digit numbers, but fails on 11 digit
numbers.  Using no prefix fails on 10 digit, but works for 11 digits

Do you have a suggesting for a Dial Plan that would work?

See below from Callcentric.  I tried these but could not get them to work.



 *Does Callcentric support 7 or 10 digit dialing?* Currently Callcentric
does not support account level 7 and 10 digit dialing. This is something we
may introduce in the future however until it is a stable feature we cannot
give an ETA or exact date as to when such a feature may be available.

In the meantime users may configure their devices to support 7 or 10 digit
dialing. Listed below are some of the more common devices and software
which support 7 or 10 digit dialing:

NOTE: Please be aware that some hardware/software simply DO NOT support 10
or 7 digit dialing while some may only support either 10 or 7 digit

NOTE: NPA = Your local area code or the area code you want 7 digit dialing

NOTE: Please make sure to replace NPA with your desired area code for 7
digit dialing where indicated.

*PAP2 and Linksys/Sipura Devices*


*Telco Systems AC-211*


*Innomedia SIP MTA-6328*

Unfortunately since the Innomedia MTA does not support digit replacement in
the dial string it is not possible to configure 7 or 10 digit dialing for
this device.

*Asterisk/Asterisk Derivatives*

Asterisk offers the ability to configure very complex dial plans. Listed
below is a dial pattern/rule you can add to your current asterisk
Callcentric outbound route to add support for 7 or 10 digit dialing. Please
make sure that you are configuring your dial plan properly and that the
outbound route to Callcentric is accepting the calls you want to go out
through it.



For pbxnsip creating a dial plan is very simple as it can be done easily
from the web interface. Note that *callcentric* is the standard name of the
Callcentric trunk and 9 is the standard prefix in our pbxnsip configuration
guide. To configure your 7 and 10 digit dial plans simply navigate to your
Dial-Plans page and make sure you have the following:

9xxxxxxxxxx 1xxxxxxxxxx

3CX also offers a very simple interface for configuring dial plans. By
default the outbound route for Callcentric uses 9 as the qualifier so we
make sure to strip 1 digit from the number dialed for ever pattern we add.
Please use the information below to create outbound rules for Callcentric
in order to enable 7 and 10 digit dialing:

*7 Digit*

Rule NameRule for Callcentric 7 DigitCalls to numbers starting with (Prefix)
9Calls from extension(s)
Calls to Numbers with a length of8

*Strip Digits**Prepend*Route1Callcentric11NPA

*10 Digit*

Rule NameRule for Callcentric 10 DigitCalls to numbers starting with
(Prefix)9Calls from extension(s)
Calls to Numbers with a length of11

*Strip Digits**Prepend*Route1Callcentric11


Unfortunately Grandstream devices are not able to support 7 and 10 digit
dialing properly. These devices allow you to add a prefix for
*all*outbound calls, which would cause *123 to be sent out at
1*123...etc, which
would come in handy if you want all of your outbound calls to prefix a 9
for example. However such a scenario would work in a PBX environment where
9 would select the Callcentric trunk. In short these devices do not support
7 or 10 digit dialing at this time.

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 4:06 PM, Blake T. Gonzales <blake at gonzales.com>wrote:

> I just purchased the Pro version of Blink and I have a couple of
> questions... probably easy ones.
>    - My SIP provider Callcentric does not allow 10 digit dialing.... in
>    other words you have to dial a 1 before making a XXX-XXX-XXXX call.  Is
>    there any way to get Blink to add a 1 before placing any call that does not
>    already start with a 1?  This would save me having to modify my entire
>    address book, and also make it more like make a Cell call where 10 digits
>    is perfectly acceptable.  If this isn't possible can it be added as a new
>    feature?
>    - Feature Request:  It would be nice to be able to quickly bring up
>    the Blink GUI by double-clicking the status bar icon.  Instead you have to
>    click the icon and select 'Show Contact List'.  Maybe there is another easy
>    way, but I have not found it.
> Thanks!
> Blake
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