• Hamilton Telephone Company
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Calling Features

Call Waiting with Cancel

With Call Waiting, a “beep” alerts you to another incoming call. Put the first call “on hold” while you answer the second call. The cancel feature allows you to turn off Call Waiting on a computer modem or facsimile transmission. Call Waiting with Cancel lets you know when you have another call so you do not have to miss important calls while you are on the telephone.  With this service, customers can get through to you and will not hear annoying busy signals when you are on another call. Easy to use and perfect for the busy home or office.

 

Speed Calling

Speed Calling allows you to assign 1- or 2- digit dial codes for telephone numbers and/or access codes. Up to eight (8) dial codes can be assigned with Speed Calling 8 and up to thirty (30) codes with Speed Calling 30. This convenient feature saves you time from looking up and dialing telephone numbers or access codes as well as gives you the flexibility to change the numbers on your Speed Calling list as often as you would like. Many customers use Speed Calling for emergency contact numbers so that they do not have to remember or look up these numbers.

 

Three-Way Calling

Three-Way Calling allows you to have a conference call with two (2) other parties at different numbers. With this service, you can initiate calls to both parties or add another party to an established call. With Three-Way Calling, you can talk simultaneously with family members or friends at two different numbers. This service is perfect for sharing news, making plans, or when you can not be together for holidays and special occasions. Three-Way Calling also helps you to use the telephone more efficiently, since you can easily add another party to an existing call in order to answer a question, address an issue, schedule a meeting, etc.   

 

Six-Way Calling

Six-Way Conferencing allows you to speak with up to five other parties on the same call, both local and long distance (toll charges apply on long distance calls). This feature is ideal for committee work, business conferences, or even family reunions so you can avoid multiple calls to discuss the same topic. Six-Way Conferencing lets business customers “meet by telephone,” saving time and expenses associated with travel.

 

Last Call Return

Last Call Return, also known as Automatic Callback, solves the frustrating problem of finding out who you just missed a phone call from. Last Call Return dials back the last person who called you. With this feature you will know who called, even if he or she does not leave a message. It is quick and easy and is accessible from your phone at anytime.

 

Repeat Dialing

Repeat Dialing allows your phone to keep trying a busy number for up to 30 minutes. When the called party’s line is clear, Repeat Dialing signals you with a special ring and automatically places the call when you pick up the receiver. This convenient feature saves you time and hassles, as well as lets you take the call from any phone in your home.

 

Call Hold

Call Hold gives you the ability to put an existing call on hold by dialing an access code so that you can place another call or take care of business without the party on the line hearing your conversation or background noise. Call Hold improves efficiency by reducing return calls, telephone tag, etc., since you can put a party on hold to gather necessary information and then get back to them immediately. If you are on the telephone and need to talk with someone else regarding the current call or another issue, Call Hold lets you do so without the party on the telephone hearing you.

 

Call Transfer

This feature allows you to transfer a call you originated or transfer incoming calls. Call Transfer works with local or long distance calls (toll charges apply on long distance calls). Three-way calling feature is included.

 

Call Forwarding

Call Forwarding allows you to redirect all incoming calls, both local and long distance (toll charges apply if call is forwarded to a long distance number), to another telephone number allowing you to receive and respond to calls, wherever you have access to a telephone. Call Forwarding is easy to set up and lets you receive calls when you are away from home. This service allows you to forward calls to another number before you leave your home, so callers will not know when you are away.

 

Call Forwarding Busy

Call Forwarding Busy automatically redirects incoming calls to a pre-destinated telephone number, both local or long distance (toll charges apply on long distance calls) or voice mail service when your line is busy. With the convenience of being able to activate, deactivate, and program forward-to numbers from your phone, there is less chance you will miss an important call. Call Forwarding Busy lets you forward calls to someone else or to a voice mail service so the caller will not get a busy signal when your line is in use.

 

Call Forwarding No Answer

Call Forwarding No Answer re-directs incoming calls to a pre-designated telephone number when your telephone is not answered within a specified amount of time (toll charges apply on long distance calls). This convenient feature does not require you to enter an access code to activate it; calls are automatically sent to a preset number when your line is not answered.

 

Preferred Call Forwarding

Preferred Call Forwarding enables you to have the most important calls follow you by selecting and programming numbers you want forwarded and the destination number of where they will be forwarded (toll charges apply on long distance calls). When the feature is on, calls on the list go to the forward-to number; other calls ring to your phone. (This feature only works with touch-tone phones.)

 

Personalized Ringing

Personalized Ringing allows you to have up to four phone numbers with a single phone line at an additional cost. When your phone rings, each number has its own distinctive ring, which helps you identify who incoming calls are for before you answer the phone. This feature is great for homes with teenagers, roommates, or home-based businesses. Personal Ring number, in addition to your main telephone number, can be listed in the Hamilton Telephone Directory at your request.

 

Unique Ring

Unique Ring, also known as Selective Distinctive Ring, allows you to create a list of numbers with their own distinctive ring. The distinctive ring tells you it is one of your special callers from your list. This feature is great for home-based businesses allowing you to distinguish personal calls from business calls and even works with Call Waiting (a distinctive beep lets you know it is a call from your list) and Caller ID features. (This feature only works with touch-tone phones.)

 

Call Rejection

Call Rejection allows you to program your phone to block calls from your selected list of phone numbers. Those callers receive a pre-recorded announcement and are terminated. Calls from other numbers are not blocked. This feature lets you change numbers on your list at any time and works with local and long distance calls to prevent nuisance or unwanted calls.

 

Call Acceptance

Call Acceptance lets you block all calls except those from your list of special phone numbers allowing you to add, delete or change numbers on your list at any time. This feature works with local and long distance (toll charges apply on long distance calls) phone calls to prevent nuisance and solicitation calls.

 

Direct Connect

Direct Connect automatically dials a pre-programmed number when the phone receiver is removed from the switch hook. You get to choose the number you want to have automatically dialed. Programming changes are made by the phone company.  No access codes or telephone numbers need to be dialed. In an emergency, this service lets you alert someone without taking time to recall or dial a telephone number.

 

Caller ID

Caller ID enables you to determine who is calling before answering the telephone so you have the capability of screening your calls. Caller ID is available in two types: seeing just the “Number” or both the “Name and Number” of incoming calls. This requires the use of Caller ID display unit or Caller ID telephone.

 

Caller ID Blocking

Caller ID Blocking gives you a tool to black your name and number from appearing on the called party’s Caller ID display unit or telephone. Caller ID Blocking is available in two types: Per call which is free and All call which is a subscription service available for $1.00/month.

 

Voice Mail

Voice Mail records your incoming messages when you are not available, when your line is busy or when you are using the internet or fax program. A touch tone phone is required for this service. This caller- and user-friendly feature does not require extra equipment giving you remote access anywhere, anytime, and from any phone allowing storage of up to 50 messages for 999 days. Messages can be left up to 90 seconds in length. Voice Mail eliminates the frustration of busy signals and is a dependable and secure feature for receiving all of your important calls.

 

Home Intercom

FREE to all Customers, Hamilton offers Home Intercom allowing you to ring any extension on your line and speak with anyone that answers an extension. Home Intercom gives you an easy way to communicate with someone in your home or small business without having to physically locate them or leave an area unattended.  This feature is on your line free of charge!

 

 

Call Waiting with Cancel

With call Waiting, a “beep” alerts you to another incoming call. Put the first call “on hold” while you answer the second call. The Cancel feature allows you to turn off Call Waiting on a computer modem or facsimile transmissions. Easy to use and perfect for the busy home or office.

Speed Calling

Speed calling stores the numbers you call most often and dials them with just the push of a button or two including local and long distance numbers (toll charges apply to long distance numbers).

Three- Way Calling

Three-way calling is ideal for bringing everyone together on the same call. You and two other parties can conveniently talk on the same line. This works with local calls and long distance call (toll charges apply to long distance numbers) or a combination of both. Three-way calling can be used whether you receive or place the first call.

Six-Way Calling

Six-way conferencing allows you to speak with up to five other parties on the same call. It works with local calls, long distance calls (toll charges apply on long distance calls) or a combination of both. This feature is ideal for committee work, business conferences, or even family reunions.

Last Call Return

Also know as Automatic Callback, This feature solves the frustrating problem of finding out who you just missed a phone call from. Enter a simple code and your pone automatically calls back the last number that tried to reach you.

Repeat Dialing

Repeat Dialing allows your phone to keep trying a busy number up to 30 minutes. When the called part’s line is clear, Repeat Dialing signals you with a special ring and automatically places the call when you pick up the receiver.

Call Hold

Call Hold allows you to talk privately to someone in the room or answer from an extension phone on the same line. You can initiate a second call while the first call is placed on hold.

Call Transfer

This feature allows you to transfer a call you originated or transfer incoming calls. Call Transfer works with local or long distance calls (toll charges apply on long distance calls). Three-way calling feature is included.

Call Forwarding

If you know where you will be, you can forward your incoming calls to that location. You control numbers to which you forward your local and long distance calls (toll charges apply if call is forwarded to a long distance number), including your cellular phone.

Call Forwarding Busy

You can automatically forward your calls to another number when your phone line is in use. Calls can be forwarded to long distance numbers with this feature (toll charges apply on long distance calls). You can activate, deactivate, and program forward-to numbers from your phone.

Call Forwarding Now Answer

Re-direct incoming calls to a pre-designated telephone number when your telephone is not answered (toll charges apply on long distance calls).

Preferred Call Forwarding

The feature enables you to have to most important calls follow you. You select and program numbers you want forwarded and the destination number of where they will be forwarded (toll charges apply on long distance calls). When the feature is on, calls on the list go to the forward-to number; other calls ring your phone. (Feature only works with touch-tone phones).

Personalized Ringing

Personalized Ringing allows you to have up to four phone numbers with a single phone line. When your phone rings, each number has its own distinctive ring, which helps you identify who incoming calls are for before you answer the phone. This feature is great for homes with teenagers, roommates, or home-based businesses. Personal Ring number, in addition to your main telephone number, can be listed in the Hamilton Telephone Directory at your request.

Unique Ring

Also known as Selective Distinctive Ring, Unique Ring allows you to create a list of numbers with their own distinctive ring. The distinctive ring tells you it’s one of your special callers form your list. This feature eve works with Call Waiting (a distinctive beep lets you know it’s a call from your list) and Caller ID features. (Only works with touch-tone phones.)

Call Rejection

Program your phone to block calls from your selected list of phone numbers. Those callers receive a pre-recorded announcement and are terminated. Calls from other numbers are not blocked. You can change numbers on your list at any time. Work’s with local and long distance calls to prevent nuisance or unwanted calls.

Call Acceptance

Call acceptance lets you block all calls except those from your list of special phone numbers. You can add, delete or change numbers on your list at any time. This feature works with local and long distance phone calls to prevent nuisance and solicitation calls.  

Direct Connect

This feature automatically dials a pre-programmed number when the phone receiver is removed from the switch hook. You can choose the number you want to have automatically dialed. Programming changes are made by the phone company.

Caller ID

Caller ID allows you to determine who is calling before answering the telephone you have the capability of screening your calls. Choose from two plans to have the capability of seeing the “Number” or both the “Name and Number” of incoming calls. This requires the use of caller ID display unit or Caller ID telephone.  

Caller ID Blocking

Caller ID Blocking gives you a tool to black your name and number from appearing on the called party’s Caller ID display unit or telephone. Caller ID Blocking is available in two types: Per call which is free and All call which is a subscription service available for $1.00/month.

Voice Mail

Voice Mail records your incoming messages when you are not available, when your line is busy and even when you are using the internet or your fax program. A touch tone phone is required.

 
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