Phone Features

Click on each feature below for more information.
Prices listed are per month

Lets you create and change messages as desired for others to hear when the assigned number is dialed. Daily messages, weekly messages, service announcements, etc.
Allows you to reject calls for which calling name/number display information has been intentionally blocked.
Allows you to dial code *69 and have a call automatically returned to the last party who called or attempted to call you.
Allows you to transfer all incoming calls to another telephone number.  You preselect a second telephone to which all incoming calls are automatically transferred. Calls transferred to a long-distance number will incur a long-distance charge on your telephone bill.
Allows a person to have incoming calls forwarded to another predetermined number if the called number is busy.
You deviate all incoming calls to another directory. Distinctive Ringing allows the forwarded station to distinguish between forwarded calls and any regular incoming calls.
Allows you to have an incoming call forwarded to another number if you do not answer after a preset number of rings.
Allows you to create a list of phone numbers that are to be forwarded when they call you. When you activate this service, and a call arrives from a phone number that is on your list, the call is forwarded. All other calls will ring your phone in the normal fashion.
Allows you to activate/deactivate Call Forwarding features from another location when you are away from home.
Call Hold allows you to put a call on hold in order to initiate a second call, answer a waiting call, consult privately with another party, or return to a previously held call. If a second call is established, you may alternate between calls. The two calls may not be combined in a 3-way conference.
A subscriber with Call Transfer (includes 3-Way Conference) can transfer an established call to another line by performing a switch hook flash, receiving a special dial tone, dialing the third party, and performing a disconnect at any time following completion of dialing. The call transfer subscriber will be billed for all calls transferred by the subscriber, even for charges incurred after the call transfer subscriber leaves the connection. The call transfer subscriber can transfer any call to any other station except when the resulting connection would
be between outgoing trunks.
Lets you know someone else is calling when you’re using the telephone. You hear a beep tone. If you ignore the first beep, there will be a second one in ten seconds. The party calling you hears only the normal ring.
Cancel Call Waiting allows you to cancel Call Waiting before or during a telephone call.
Alerts you with a beep during a telephone conversation that another call is waiting to be answered. It also allows you to see the Calling Party’s name and/or phone number, date and time (if available) while on an existing call. Your conversation will be interrupted for a brief moment (less than 1 second) while this information is being received. A special display device located on or next to your phone is required to allow you to view the calling name and/or number, date and time.
Caller ID Block allows you to dial *67 which will prevent your phone number from being available to the party you are calling on a particular phone call.
Creates a permanent block on your line that will prevent your name from being made available to the party you are calling on all phone calls.
Lets you see the calling party’s phone number before answering a call. A special display device located on or next to your phone is required to allow you to view the calling number. Lets you see the calling party’s phone name (if available) in addition to number before answering a call.
Do Not Disturb allows you to prevent incoming calls from ringing at your station by diverting to a recorded announcement. Only callers who have you Personal Identification Number (PIN) can override the Do Not Disturb feature and ring your telephone.
Allows you to automatically place a call to a pre-selected number by simply lifting the receiver off the switch hook. The pre designated number is dialed immediately.
WesTel Systems will create a single message to be played when the assigned number is dialed. Change of phone number, new phone number, etc.
Originating Call Management (OCM) service provides originating call control from a customer’s telephone. Originating call types, including International, 10-10-XXX, operator handled, long distance and local can be selected, by type, as either “allowed” or “blocked.” Specific numbers can be identified as “always allow” or “always block.” The service provides a Personal Identification Number (PIN) override so that calls normally blocked may be completed on a per-call basis. WesTel Systems will provide you with a PIN that you can change via the web or via the telephone through voice response.
Personal Ringing allows you to have up to three telephone numbers with unique ringing patterns. The rate applies to the second and third telephone number that has a unique ringing pattern. The number is not listed in the directory. Good for a home based business or teen line.
The same as Personal Ringing but this number is listed in the directory.
Allows you to have distinctive ring tone for a select list of calling numbers.
Allows you to screen incoming calls by creating a list of phone numbers from which you are willing to accept calls. Calls from numbers not contained on your list are sent to an announcement that tells them that you are not receiving calls at this time.
Allows you to create a list of phone numbers from which you do not wish to receive calls. Calls from phone numbers on your list are sent to an announcement that informs the caller that you are not receiving calls at this time.
Lets you store 8 or 30 frequently called numbers and place such calls by dialing one or two digit codes.
Telemarketer Call Screening service intercepts calls that are delivered as “unknown” or “out of area” to the subscriber’s line. The service plays an announcement stating that the party they have dialed does not accept calls from telemarketers, and that the party wishes for their name to be added to the telemarketer’s “Do Not Call” list. Importantly, the announcement allows callers who are not telemarketers, but whose calling number information is not provided, to “dial 1 or stay on the line” to complete this call.
Lets you add a third party to your existing conversation.
Allows you to inhibit features Call Waiting and Operator Verification that are directed to the line when it is busy. Voice Data Protection prevents data transmission errors typically caused by interruption tones associated with such intrusion features.
Allows you to automatically place a call to a preselected number without dialing (after a predetermined number of seconds).
Blocks calls to 900 prefix numbers.
Discount for more voice mail lines.