Handsfree allows a keyset user to process calls using the speaker and microphone in the telephone (instead of the handset). Handsfree is a convenience for workers who don’t have a free hand to pick up the handset. For example, a terminal operator could continue to enter data with both hands while talking on the phone.
Handsfree Answerback permits an extension user to respond to a voice-announced Intercom call by speaking toward the phone, without lifting the handset. Like Handsfree, this is a convenience for workers who don’t have a free hand to pick up the handset. Incoming Intercom calls alert with two beeps if the extension has Handsfree Answerback — a single beep if it does not.
Forced Intercom Ringing causes an Intercom call to ring the destination extension. You can enable Forced Intercom Ringing system-wide (for all extensions), or a user can dial a code to have their Intercom call ring the destination.
[3.05] In prior version 3 releases, Handsfree Reply remained active at IP keysets even after the user went to Menu + Features + Handsfree Reply (Menu + 32) and turned it off. Mute would be lit but the transmit voice path was still active. This is now corrected.
[22.214.171.124] When a user on a handset call presses SPEAKER, the call switches to Handsfree. With prior versions of IP keyset firmware, the Handsfree speaker would not become active until the user hung up the handset.