You can set the caller ID of your extension (phone) by using the *88 prefix. This is known as Caller ID Selection, or Caller ID toggle.
This feature enables you to quickly and easily change the caller ID that you use for outbound calls.
This feature is very useful in a number of scenarios:
To do so, dial the following from your handset:
*88<Number to use as caller ID, including area code>
This would set your caller ID to 02988888888.
Once you change your Caller ID, it will persist until you change it again. You may do so either by dialing another *88<Number> or by changing it on the "PBX Extensions" page in the portal.
Note that only Valid Caller ID's authorised on your account may be used. If you try to set a caller ID that cannot be used, you will hear an error message in response to dialing *88.
For more information about acceptable caller ID's to be used with this feature, please see Valid Caller ID.
A quick and easy way to use this feature is to set up speed dials for your commonly used caller ID's.
Speed Dial Button 1: "Main Number" - *88<Company main number>
Speed Dial Button 2: "Direct Line" - *88<Your personal DID>
This configuration would make it quick and easy for you to toggle between caller ID's before making an outbound call.