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Offline jiimhoff

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Howdy, all.

Is there a way to call an extension on a Panasonic KX-T30810 pbx from an outside line?  Or a work-around?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 03:56:06 AM »
I don't think so. These units were made to be answered by a operator and the call connected to the extension, like a doctor's office, car dealership, or similar set up. I know there are program options but I don't think that is a option. I could be wrong.
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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 04:34:09 AM »
By the way....Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 04:38:56 AM »
Thank you.  A good bunch of guys here, it seems!

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 08:44:03 AM »
Welcome to the phone forum...pretty much THE phone forum.
Lots of brain cells at work here.
I too have been thinking about the extension thing.
I have a 616, with about 10 ports used, and some of them ring on in coming calls, and some don't.
I run it as I found it, don't have a way to program it, just runs as is.
spose I will have to do that sometime.

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 09:32:22 AM »
Thank you.  A good bunch of guys here, it seems!

And gals, lets not forget them!

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 09:48:39 AM »
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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 01:11:23 PM »
I think not, those systems are too old to have a Direct Inward Station Access (DISA) option.

Newer systems had a DISA/fax optional card.


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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 03:39:00 PM »
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308's and 616's were THE way to handle phone calls to a small business in their time. They worked for our small car dealership. Today, as they are rendered obsolete they become a phone collector's best friend as they give life to our collections, at a affordable cost! but they can't do that.....
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Offline jiimhoff

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 04:01:30 PM »
Thanks.  I picked up a 308 and it seems to be working. 

Also, there's women here?  Women like phones?  Who knew?

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Re: Is there a way to call an extension on a 308 pbx from an outside line
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 04:50:19 PM »
Key Systems such as Panasonic 308 or 616 were preferred by many customers over a PBX because anyone can answer the phone from any extension in a "square" system, where the same lines appeared on every phone in the same order.

Now, sometimes the boss -- or a particular department -- would have their own private line that did not necessarily appear on every phone. We would make that line ring only on the boss's phone and probably his secretary's phone.

So, someone from outside dialing a particular 7-digit telephone number -- rather than the "main" number listed in the phone book -- could reach the boss directly.


The only scenario that would probably work with a 308 would be to program one of the 3 lines to ring only on the one desired extension. It would still appear on any other multi-line phones, although there is probably a way to deny access to that line if desired (by programming).


By default (factory programming), all 3 lines ring on all 8 extensions.

You can also program day and night mode where only certain lines ring on certain phones during the day, and the same or different ringing at night. Or, you can program delayed ringing for 1 or more lines on all extensions except the one you want to ring immediately.
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