The DOD (Direct Outward Dialing) feature allows subscribers to have direct outward dialing access to the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). This access is usually signaled using a 1- to 5-digit PSTN access code that is defined in the BG (Business Group) dialing plan.
The use of the PSTN access code ensures no conflicts with the extension-dialing pattern.
When the subscriber enters the PSTN access code, Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony recognizes the digit sequence and permits the subscriber to dial the external number. After the subscriber finishes dialing, Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony completes the call in the usual manner.
System Specific Information
a Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony subscriber can also dial the access code and outside number in one sequence. In this case, Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony strips the access code from the dialed number and replaces the called party number with the remaining digits.
Parent topic: Calling Services