You can set the caller ID of your extension (phone) by using the *88 prefix.
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.