The Telobal™ Mobile Application (phone.systems™) allows a smart phone to function as a mobile extension of a phone system. Users may dial internal PBX numbers directly from mobile devices, and any one of the virtual (local) phone numbers used by the PBX (for example, a business phone number) may be displayed as the caller ID when making outbound calls from a mobile device.
This application is available for the iOS (Apple) and Android operating systems.
Once the iOS or Android Telobal™ Mobile Application has been installed, launch the application and continue as follows:
For either method, you are required to login to your Telobal™ account on your PC. Note that you must have a valid Telobal™ account together with a configured Telobal™ voice system in order to continue.
In order to generate the QR or PIN codes, access your Telobal™ panel on a PC and click on the button located at the bottom of the Palette menu.
Clicking on this button causes a window with a QR code and PIN to be displayed as shown below.
The QR and PIN information generated is valid for 15 minutes and may only be used for a single activation of the Telobal™ Mobile Application. If you wish to use the QR code, then direct the camera of your mobile device towards the PC screen where that code is being displayed. The Telobal™ Mobile Application will automatically read and validate the QR code. If you use the PIN code for authorization, you may manually enter that code into your mobile device. Alternatively, click on the generated PIN code on your PC so as to copy that code to a clipboard, and then forward that information to your mobile device for further use.
This process synchronizes the phone.systems Mobile Application with your currently configured Telobal™ system, including the details of the contact methods and internal numbers (extensions).
1. "Default" - A default Caller ID that is always displayed on outbound calls. This number may be your mobile phone number or may be selected from any of the local numbers (DIDs) currently configured on your Telobal™ system. When selecting a "Default" Caller ID, your mobile phone number and all of your configured DIDs are displayed, and a single phone number must be selected from this list.
2. "Auto-Match" - An attempt will be made to match one of your configured DIDs with the country/area code that is being dialed, and then present that DID as the Caller ID. For example, if you have a Canadian, Mexican and South African DID and you dial a Mexican number, then your Mexican DID will be displayed as the Caller ID. When setting the "Auto-Match" configuration, all of your configured DIDs are displayed and they may be individually selected to enable auto-matching for that country/area code. Note that multiple phone numbers may be selected for this "auto-match" option.
3. "Internal" - An internal number will be displayed as the Caller ID. When setting this configuration, all of your configured internal numbers are displayed, and a single internal number must be selected from this list.
Optional dialing rules may be configured, allowing you to automatically modify dial strings (if required) when making outbound calls. This is particularly useful when dialing numbers that have previously been entered in your phone book on your mobile device, but should be modified due to regional and international dialing considerations.
Tapping on the "Start with" or "Replace with" field activates a keyboard for data entry, and your dialing rules may be configured.
Examples of dialing rules are as follows: If you live in South Africa, local mobile numbers will be listed in your phone book as having prefixes such as 082, 083 and 084 for direct dialing while in South Africa. However, when travelling, these numbers must be modified to include the country code for South Africa (27), and the leading 0 in the mobile number must be removed. In this case, the dialing rule "Start with 0", "Replace with 27" would be entered to automate the number modification for outbound dialing.
Similarly, if you regularly dial Brazilian phone numbers from Canada, then those numbers will be listed in your phone book as having the prefix 011-55 (exit code from Canada, plus the country code for Brazil). However, if you are travelling in Brazil and are dialing numbers locally, you would need to remove the international prefixes. In this case your dialing rule would specify "01155" in the "Start with" field, but the "Replace with" field, would be left blank. This would result in the prefix "01155" being deleted from the listed Brazilian phone numbers.
Note that if the "Start with" field is left blank, then the numbers entered in the "Replace with" field will be added to the beginning of all dialed numbers. If the "Replace with" field is left blank, then the numbers entered in "Start with" field will be removed from all dialed numbers.
Multiple dialing rules may be entered, and clicking on the "+" sign next to the rule activates that rule. Both the "Start with" and "Replace with" fields support a maximum of 7 digits.
Once the dialing rules have been configured, save the settings and your Telobal™ Mobile Application is ready to use.
The main screen of the Telobal™ Mobile Application presents and functions as a dial pad, allowing you to place calls to both regular phone numbers, as well as any internal numbers configured in your PBX.
IMPORTANT: Incoming calls are received by your regular phone application, as calls are forwarded by Telobal™ to the cellular phone number previously configured during the setup of the Telobal™ Mobile Application.
Note that the CLI shown in the top left-hand corner of the dial screen is the Caller ID that will be displayed when placing outbound calls from your mobile device.
Other screens accessible from the menu at the bottom of the main screen include:
Additional configuration and informational menus are accessed by swiping from left to right on the screen.
These menus include:
Softphones allow you to receive calls and to make outbound calls over the Internet from a computer or smart device. This piece of software acts as a phone interface, allowing you to dial numbers and carry out other phone related functions via a screen (such as a computer or smartphone) using your mouse, keypad or keyboard.
Softphone applications may be downloaded from a variety of providers, and are easily configured to become seamless and highly flexible components of your Telobal™ system.
A typical softphone application is X-Lite, which is available from CounterPath Corporation. Once you have downloaded this application, configuration for use with Telobal™ is as follows:
Using the Telobal™ graphical interface, open an existing Person object or add a new Person object. Add a Device contact method and enter the required configuration details until the screen Enter your device details is displayed. There are three preset fields (Username, Password and Server) that must be entered into your softphone's SIP account configuration in order to complete the communications between your softphone and Telobal™. These fields are easily copied from Telobal™ to your softphone by clicking on the required field on the Telobal™ configuration screen to copy the text to a clipboard, and then pasting that information to the appropriate field in your softphone settings. An example of a SIP configuration for an X-Lite softphone is shown below. Note that the configuration fields for the softphone may not have the same naming scheme as that of Telobal™. For example, the field Server in Telobal™ is named Domain in X-Lite.
Once this configuration process has been completed, your softphone will be connected to your Telobal™ system.
IMPORTANT - If this softphone is also to be used for outbound calling, then the Enable Outbound Calls option must be selected in the Telobal™ configuration screen shown above.