This is something that bugs me at work, on the majority of our phone systems we give everyone a DDI which is similar to their extension when there is generally no need. As we now have a switchboard we can just give out extension numbers and get people to ring that way. The phone companies have been hiking up DDI prices for sometimes so we haven't bought loads when we have got recent new systems. Just a bug of mine as there is no need for me to have a DDI at work but they have given us all one, I field all my calls through our service desk and they then transfer to my extension number. Effectively mine is only a virtual one as it goes to my mobile but its a bug bear of mine. I hate to think how many numbers we waste on our local range.
Surely for people who simply use a landline for a broadband line they could set up a way of not needing to have a number associated with the line. something along the lines of the PC Mac address - surely somewhere along the lines the lines are identifiable which isn't what line it is. simply like all of us do with patch panels.
I'm plugged into port 49576843 so thats the number i need to quote if i'm not going to use a landline
Why do I now have visions of phone numbers going like IPv6..
Imagine it - a HEX based phone number !!
At work the exchange is running out, I enquired about a few (small number) of DDIs for a project I was involved in, they couldn't give me any in the existing ranges Thus it was have mis-matched ranges or a complete new range. We didn't bother in the end as we used dial by extension on the phone system, which I have enabled at work to save any more DDI buying which is great once people get the hang of it, if they delay too long despite me pausing at the end of "if you know the extension number you require please enter it now *pauses for 3 or 4 seconds* Please press 1 for X...." they still end up at the option 2 as our extensions are all 2** thus they are WTF that doesn't work when it is working fine !
link) into a network (any network) and my phone is live with my UK geographic number (which I chose) anywhere in the world.
Though I don't have a skype number - I am considering gettting one though!
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