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Voice Service Comparisons

The below table explains how key features and functions of PennNet Phone Service compares to traditional telephone service. For rate differences, see the ISC Networking & Telecommunications Rates Leaving Voice websitewebsite.

Feature Single Line 9316 Set polycom 320/321 Meridian Business Set Polycom 550/650
Advanced One  
Yes
 
Yes
Authorization Codes
Yes
 
Yes
 
Backlit Display Screen  
Yes
 
Yes
Bridged Line Appearance  
Yes
 
Yes
Class of Service Options
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Forward
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Hold
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Hold Button  
Yes
 
Yes
Call Logs: Missed, Placed, Received
Yes
Placed and Received Logs only.
Yes
Yes
Call Transfer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Transfer Button    
Yes
Yes
Call Waiting: Contact N&T Customer Service
Yes
 
Yes
 
Call Waiting - Activate
Yes
Yes
Caller ID Block: Contact N&T Customer Service
Yes
 
Yes
 
Caller ID Block - Activate
Yes
Yes
Caller ID - Reject Anonymous
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dialing: Automatic Completion
 
 
Directories Button      
Yes
Display Screen: Time & Date
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Do Not Disturb
Yes
Yes
Do Not Disturb Button      
Yes
External Directory (Search Public View Penn Directory)
Yes
Yes
Headset Compatible
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Intercom
 
Yes
 
Last Number Redial
 
Yes
Yes
Lines Supported
1
2
12
4
Message Waiting: Lamp Indicator
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Message Waiting: Stutter Dial Tone
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Messages Button: Access Voice Mail
Messages softkey
Yes
Personal Call Directory
Yes
Yes
Personal Call Directory: Searchable via Handset  
Yes
 
Yes
Redial Button      
Yes
Ring Control: On/Off by Line  
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ring Group
Yes
Yes
Ring Type: Contact N&T for Activation
Yes
 
Yes
 
Ring Type: Self-activation via Handset
Yes
Yes
Scheduler
Yes
Yes
Settings Button  
No menu button used to access settings
 
No menu button used to access settings
Speaker Phone/Mute Button
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Speed Dial
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Transfer
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Transfer Button
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Voice Mail - Access Messages by Telephone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Voice Mail - Access Messages in Email
Yes
Yes
Volume Control Button
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Voice Mail Feature
Traditional Service
PennNet Phone Service
Message Capacity
12, 24, 40
99+
Message Limit: Minutes
3, 15, 30
3
Message Storage
12, 30, 60
Unlimited
Listen Only Menu
Yes
In Development
Callers Menu
Yes
In Development
Password Management: Reset/Change Passwords
Contact N&T Customer Service
Self service anywhere via a web browser
Message Delivery Options
Telephone Only
Telephone Only, Email Only, Telephone & Email, Email Notification
Greeting: Busy
Yes
Yes
Greeting: Extended Absence/Temporary
Yes
Yes
Greeting: Unavailable
Yes
Yes
Dial by Name
Yes
No
Envelope Information
Yes
Yes
Group Distribution Lists
Yes
In development
Message Folders
2
(New, Old)
5
(New, Old, Work, Family, Friends)
Message Forwarding to Other Mailbox Users
Yes
Yes
Message Forward to Non Users (Email)
No
Yes
Undelete Deleted Messages
No
Yes
Save Messages Locally (Desktop, Media)
No
Yes

 

Page updated on March 18, 2010



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