There are multiple options available to users and teams for flexible working on Chorus. Please refer to our Business Continuity page for further details.
Chorus FAQ for ITSS and administrators
These FAQs are suitable for ITSS and administrators
You should purchase phones listed on the Supported Devices page as they are the only ones supported.
Five. The second and subsequent phones deployed will display an RA2 error, which you can fix in phoneman. All the phones will ring at once - it isn't possible to have a time delay between the phones ringing.
Please see the these instructions.
Please see the error codes page.
Very occasionally, phones in the process of applying a firmware upgrade will get stuck in boot mode. This usually happens if the phone is disconnected when the display shows a 'do not touch' symbol: a finger with a cross through it.
These can be rectified by the Chorus team or by local ITSS if they have the available equipment.
Please raise a support call with the Chorus team and at the same time, send the phone back with the incident number on the box to:
In the support call please specify:
- A return address
- Whether an extension number needs to be programmed onto the device before return.
- Whether a divert to another extension (please specify extension number) is required while the issue is being resolved.
If the IT department in your unit has access to an unmanaged switch* that can be set up distinct from the Chorus network, please follow the instructions for phones stuck in boot.
Faults can be reported by using the Chorus IT self service. Please provide the faulty extension, any error codes which appear on your phone's screen, and the nature of the fault.
You can use fax to email or email to fax. If you require a physical fax machine, order a Mediatrix ATA via the supported devices page.
Yes, this is called a hot dial number. If you want the call to go to a number if the caller does not call a number in a specified time, this is a warm dial number. Please contact the Chorus team to make a request request.
You can find Frodo and subnet information here, and network configuration information here. Note - the Frodo pages are behind SSO. If you have trouble accessing these, please contact the Service Desk.
Emergency calls (to 999 and 112) from a Chorus desk telephone send a special caller-ID telephone number, instead of the normal one. One such emergencies-only number is allocated to each building, selected based on the site-specific IP address allocated to the telephones. The emergency services have been told which emergency-only caller ID number corresponds to which building. This allows them to arrive at the correct place even if the call is cut off or the caller is incapacitated.
Therefore the Chorus network should not be trunked across the backbone or taken between separate buildings over fibre or copper connections: to do so would mean that telephones’ locations would be misreported, sending emergency crews to the wrong place.
It is the responsibility of the owner of each network to comply with this recommendation.
There have also been phone faults where DHCP packets have not been sent back to the correct phone due to the Chorus network being trunked to an annex.
Leavers will automatically be removed from the system after their account expires. If you need their number to be reused before this happens, you can edit the user in Phoneman
It depends whether you are happy for them to take their number with them. If you do, then the billing will need to be changed. You can request this via this service request. The administrator of the unit taking over the extension will need to request the number using the same service request. If you don't, they will need to be given a different number, which can be edited in Phoneman.
Please see the Chorus billing pages.
Yes. See the call reporting page for information about the reports that are available. Please submit a Chorus Call Reporting Service Request for access.
If you cannot find the solution you need here then we have other ways to get IT support