The Sametime Android client has the ability to place Sametime Unified Telephony calls as well as change where your incoming Sametime Unified Telephony calls are routed.
The Sametime Mobile for Android client supports the following Sametime Unified Telephony features. To verify that you have Sametime Unified Telephony enabled on your Android device, when you log into a Sametime Unified Telephony enabled server through your Sametime Mobile for Android device you will see a Call tab enabled icon on the main Sametime Mobile for Android screen.
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 Android device dialer, and have it be placed through Sametime Unified Telephony (it will prompt you if you want the call to go through SUT or not, and only if you are logged into a Sametime Unified Telephony enabled Sametime server)
- Override your call routing rules with a specified preferred device.
Select the Call icon to access the Sametime Unified Telephony settings screen
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 via Sametime Unified Telephony. This is good since the caller only needs to either 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 Android 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 the Override Sametime Unified Telephony rules checkbox. This will enable the Preferred device field under the checkbox. Select the phone you want the incoming calls to come to via the Preferred device pull-down. This pull-down contains all your preset preferred devices.
You cannot create a Sametime Unified Telephony preferred device on the Android client. Create the number for the mobile phone you will be carrying on your desktop client so that it appears on your mobile preferred device in the pull-down menu.
Using a mobile number
By default, the Sametime Unified Telephony ring back number is set to your Android phone's number (the Sametime client receives this number automatically). The ring back number is the number that rings when you first initiate a Sametime Unified Telephony call, for your end of the conversation. You can change this ring back number (for example, to a nearby desktop phone in a hotel or conference room) by deselecting the User mobile number checkbox. When you deselect the checkbox, the Ring back number field is enabled, and from there you can enter the number of the ring back phone.
Parent topic: Sametime Mobile For Android