Note: IBM Sametime Mobile Client for iOS does not support the receiving of in-bound calls using Sametime Unified Telephony or Sametime Voice.
The Sametime Mobile for iOS client supports the following Sametime Unified Telephony features. To verify that you have Sametime Unified Telephony enabled on your Apple device, when you log into a Sametime Unified Telephony enabled server through your Sametime Mobile for iOS device you will see a Call icon on the tab bar (iPhone) or at the top of the screen (iPad). Also, under Settings > Voice and Video (iPad) or Settings > Sametime Voice (iPhone), pressing the blue indicator button on the Sametime Voice Chat option opens a view for the Sametime Unified Telephony settings.
Place a Sametime Unified Telephony call to a contact from your Sametime contact list.
Dial an external number from the standard Apple device dialer, and have it be placed through Sametime Unified Telephony
Override your call routing rules with a specified preferred device.
For Apple tablets, a dialer is built into the Sametime client, since tablets do not have a native dialer.
Sametime Unified Telephony Settings
To access the Sametime Unified Telephony settings screen, select Settings > Voice and Video (iPad) or Settings > Sametime Voice (iPhone). Select the blue indicator button in the Sametime Voice Chat option.
Overriding Sametime Unified Telephony rules
The desktop Sametime Connect client allows you to set up call routing rules that determine what number you can be reached at when someone places a call to you using Sametime Unified Telephony. This is good since the caller only needs to call your Sametime Unified Telephony unified number, or select click to call on your contact entry, and the Sametime Unified Telephony server will handle the details of parsing the rules and calling the correct physical phone number.
While the Apple client does not give you the ability to create your own incoming call rules, it does provide the ability to override them and have all your incoming calls go to a specific phone. This is useful, for example, if you are traveling and forget to change your call rules on your desktop client.
To override your Sametime Unified Telephony rules, select Override SUT Rules. This will open the Preferred device view which contains all your preset preferred devices. Select the phone you want the incoming calls to come to.
Using a mobile number
By default, the Sametime Unified Telephony ring back number is set to your Apple device's number. The ringback number is the number that rings when you initiate a Sametime Unified Telephony call. You can choose to Use Sametime Voice or you can change this ringback number (for example, to a nearby desktop phone in a hotel or conference room). Enter a new ringback number by selecting the Ringback Number field and typing in a new number.
Parent topic: Audio chatting on your Apple device