|A DIL lets an employee know which calls are just for them.|
A Direct Inward Line (DIL) is a line that rings an extension directly. Since DILs only ring one extension, employees always know which calls are for them. For example, a company operator can have a Direct Inward Line for International Sales Information. When outside callers dial the DIL’s phone number, the call rings the operator on the International Sales line key. The DIL does not ring other extensions.
Assigning a DIL to an extension automatically provides immediate ringing and incoming access for the line, with no additional programming required.
The extension to which the line is terminated controls the night mode of the line. For example, if extension 301 has line 1 assigned as a DIL, the user can press DND to switch line 1 to its night routing destination. Switching line 1 to night mode at extension 301 has no affect on the night mode of the system. This flexibility could allow a service dispatcher with several DILs to independently send lines to their night destinations without affecting the night mode of the entire system.
If unanswered, DIL calls can route to a programmed overflow destination. The overflow destination can be an extension, Ring Group, UCD Group or voice mail (i.e., DIL destination’s mailbox). You can set up separate DIL overflow destinations for the day mode and at night. If unanswered at the overflow destination, the call diverts to Key Ring.