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lisa-puckett asked ·

Bypass Greeting to go into the Queue

Is there a way to bypass the company greet so a caller can go directly into the queue? We have a rather long greeting due to some recent changes and the we get the same callers. One caller mentioned how they would like to bypass the greeting to go into the queue.
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taylor9773 answered ·
You want to do this for a specific caller? Or for all callers? You can use call rules to achieve this. 

Phone System > Auto Receptionist > IVR > Custom Rules

Set a rule to have all callers (or specific ones if you want) bypass the IVR. I have ours set to bypass the IVR during specific hours of the day and then default back to it the rest of the time - using these rules. It has worked well for years. 
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bjsvec answered ·
Maybe you could setup a "secret" option that goes to your call queue, but you don't say it in the greeting announcement?  This way new callers would hear the options that I assume you want them to hear, but you can start telling regular callers to press something to get to the queue faster.
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This is what I am trying to set up Brandon but don't know how.
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This really depends on details of your IVR and call queue configuration, but it should be just choosing an option like 8 and configure it in the IVR to route to the call queue extension.  Give support a chat or call and they should be able to help more specifically.  Good luck.
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lisa-puckett answered ·
This is what I am trying to set up Brandon but don't know how.
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What is your '0' option set to? Most people press 0 when they are tired of listening to options. This is one way. Another is to setup an extension (extension 9 for example) that you can tell people about privately, and is not mentioned during the greeting. Pressing 9 bounces them into the call queue. Would that work?
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But how do you set them up to go into the queue? I can set up other extensions but then how do you force it into the queue?
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Hey Lisa, looks like you've gotten some good suggestions from everyone :) But if you still need some help, reach out to Support.
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