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Netphone (VoIP) Features

This article will show you how to use the features available for most iiNet Netphone (VoIP) services.

This guide applies to Netphone (VoIP) services available with: ADSL2+, Naked, VDSL2, Cable, nbn™ FTTP/FTTB/FTTN, and nbn™ Wireless broadband.

  • If you have nbn™ HFC broadband, please see Netphone (VoIP) for nbn™ HFC Features.
  • If you have an nbn™ Fibre Phone (Enhanced Fibre Phone) service available exclusively for nbn™ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband, please see nbn™ Fibre Phone Features. It is possible to have both Netphone (VoIP) and nbn™ Fibre Phone - check the details in the My Products section of your Toolbox if you're not sure about your phone number.

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Cost information

Standard features are included with your VoIP service, but please note that standard call costs apply when any call forwarding features forward a call to a new destination. All call forwarding features are disabled by default.

Optional features (i.e. Music on Hold, Sequential Ring and Simultaneous Ring) have an additional monthly cost and are disabled by default.

 

CLID Blocking

CLID Blocking (Calling Line ID Blocking) blocks your phone number from being displayed to the person you’re calling. It is disabled by default.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. CLID Blocking can be enabled by setting its toggle switch to ON and then clicking Submit.
     
  5. While CLID Blocking is enabled, you can disable it for a single call by dialing *65 before the number you’re calling.

 

Call Barring

Call Barring blocks specific types of calls from being made using your phone service. It is disabled by default, but the following barring types are available:
 

Barring type Can’t call:
Disabled
(no call barring)
HRI*
International Premium, HRI*
Local National, Mobile, International, Premium, Special services, HRI*
National International, Premium, HRI*
National & Mobile Mobile, International, Premium, HRI*

* HRI (High risk international): If you want to get high risk international numbers unbarred, please call us on 13 22 58.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
      
  4. Call Barring can be enabled by setting its toggle switch to ON. Select the type of barring you want from the drop-down menu, and then click Submit.

 

Call Forwarding Always, Busy and No Answer

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Open your Call Forwarding options by setting its toggle switch to ON. You then have the following options:

    Always forward calls to:
    When busy, forward calls to:
    When unanswered, forward calls to:
     
  5. Simply enter a destination phone number in the text box next to the desired option. Leaving a text block blank will keep that type of call forwarding disabled.
     
  6. Click Submit to save your settings.

 

Call Forwarding Selective

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Open your Call Forwarding options by setting its toggle switch to ON.
     
  5. You'll see Selective call forwarding at the bottom of the box. This feature will immediately forward all calls from up to 2 phone numbers to a different phone number.
     
  6. Click Show Options to expand the Selective call forwarding options.


     

  7. Enter the phone numbers in the Phone 1 and Phone 2 text boxes.
     
  8. Enter the destination phone number in the Selectively forward to text box.
     
  9. Click Submit to save your changes.

 

Call Waiting

If someone calls your phone number while you’re on a call, Call Waiting allows you to put someone on hold. Call Waiting is disabled by default.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Call Waiting can be enabled by setting its toggle switch to ON and then clicking Submit.
     
  5. When Call Waiting is enabled, you’ll hear a tone when there is a call waiting. To switch back and forth between the two calls, press the CALL button on your handset and then dial 2.
     
  6. To hang up on the person you’re currently speaking to and switch to the other caller, press the CALL button on your handset and then dial 1.

 

Do Not Disturb

When Do Not Disturb is enabled, all incoming calls will be immediately forwarded to voice mail. If no voice mail is set up, then callers will hear a busy tone. It is disabled by default.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select the relevant phone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Do Not Disturb can be enabled by setting its toggle switch to ON, and then clicking Submit.

 

Voice Mail

Setting up Voice mail

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Click My Products in the top menu bar and then select Phone
     
  3. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to make sure the right number is selected from the Product drop-down menu.
     
  4. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  5. Make sure that the Voice mail toggle switch is set to ON. If you'd prefer to disable voice mail, set this switch to OFF.
     
  6. The default voice mail PIN is 0000. To change this, type a new 4-digit PIN in the text box next to Voice mail PIN.
     
  7. Select the Ring length before diverting to voice mail from the drop-down menu (25, 35 or 45 seconds).
     
  8. You can also choose to forward or copy your voice mail to an email addresses by setting Voice mail forwarding to ON and entering an email address.

    - Forward will deliver your voice mail to the nominated email address as a .wav sound file. It will not leave a copy in your voice mail box.
    - Copy will send a .wav sound file to your email address, but it will also leave a copy in your voice mail box.
     

  9. Click Submit to save your changes. It may take up to 1 hour for your changes to come into effect.


     

Accessing Voice mail

  1. When you have new voice mail messages, you’ll hear a stuttered tone instead of the normal dial tone when you lift your VoIP handset.
     
  2. To listen to your voice mail using your VoIP handset, dial 101 and then enter your voice mail PIN using the keypad.
     
  3. If you’re using a different phone service to retrieve voice mail left for your VoIP service, call the appropriate number for the state you’re in. Please note that this option is not available in the Northern Territory - please see step 2.
     
  4. State
    Voice mail number
    ACT 02 6104 9000
    NSW 02 9029 0000
    TAS 03 6294 6000
    VIC 03 9029 0000
    QLD 07 3122 0000
    WA 08 6262 0000
    SA 08 7122 0000

  5. Following the prompts, you’ll need to enter your VoIP number and then your voice mail PIN using the keypad.

 

Call Return

Call Return is a standard feature that does not need to be enabled or disabled. When used, it will dial the last number that called your phone number (it doesn’t matter if the call was answered or not).
 

  1. To use call return, dial *69 on your handset. Standard call costs apply.

 

3 Way Call

3 Way Call is a standard feature that does not need to be enabled or disabled. It allows you to talk to 2 callers at the same time (conference call).

  1. To make a 3 way call, call one of the of the participants. When the call is answered, press the CALL button on your handset and dial the number of the other participant.
     
  2. Press the CALL button again and then dial 3 to begin the 3 way call. Standard call costs apply.

 

(Optional) Music on Hold

Music on hold allows you to set different types of music for your callers to listen to while they are on hold. Music choices include classical, rock, pop, jazz and dance.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select your Netphone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Scroll down to the Add ons heading to see your optional features.
     
  5. You can enable Music on Hold by setting its toggle switch to ON and then clicking Submit.
     
  6. Once Music on Hold is enabled, you can select the type of music to use by clicking show options.
     
  7. Select the type of music from the drop-down menu. If you accept the feature cost of $1.95 per month, click Submit.

 

(Optional) Sequential Ring

If a call to your VoIP number is not answered, Sequential Ring will forward the call to up to 3 other phone numbers in the order you’ve specified. Standard VoIP call costs apply to answered calls that were forwarded by Sequential Ring.

Sequential Ring cannot be enabled at the same time as Simultaneous Ring.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select your Netphone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Scroll down to the Add ons heading to see your optional features.
     
  5. You can enable Sequential Ring by setting the Multiple Rings toggle switch to ON. Select Sequential from the drop-down menu and then click Submit.


     
     

  6. Once Sequential Ring is enabled, you can enter the destination phone numbers in the text boxes (in the order desired). If you accept the feature cost of $1.95 per month, click Submit to save your changes.

 

(Optional) Simultaneous Ring

If a call to your VoIP number is not answered, Simultaneous Ring will forward the call to up to 3 other phone numbers at the same time. The first number to answer will take the call. Standard VoIP call costs apply to answered calls that were forwarded by Simultaneous Ring.

Simultaneous Ring cannot be enabled at the same time as Sequential Ring.

  1. Log in to Toolbox.
     
  2. Select My Products from the top menu bar and then select Phone. If you have multiple phone services, you may need to select your Netphone number from the Product drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner.
     
  3. Select Configure netphone from the left-hand column.
     
  4. Scroll down to the Add ons heading to see your optional features.
     
  5. You can enable Simultaneous Ring by setting the Multiple Rings toggle switch to ON. Select Simultaneous from the drop-down menu and then click Submit.


     
     

  6. Once Simultaneous Ring is enabled, you can enter the destination phone numbers in the text boxes. If you accept the feature cost of $1.95 per month, click Submit to save your changes. 

 

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