Edit outbound caller ID

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Is it possible to add options in the caller ID for outbound calls? For example, I could add an option such as 'My phone' and change the call ID to this so it displays on the recipients phone when I call, and then if I want to block my number select 'Blocked'.

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Hello Luke,

You have the option to change you caller ID to multiple numbers on your account. You can choose your main company number, the number on your phone, and any other company numbers you have on your account.

You can also select the "Blocked" option which would cause your Caller ID to show as Unknown or Blocked when calling outbound.

This option can be found by logging into your RingCentral account, selecting the Settings tab, and then selecting Outbound Caller ID on the bottom left of the screen.

If you are an admin you can log in and make these changes to any one's account by selecting the Users tab, select the User you want to make changes to, and then Outbound caller ID on the bottom left. Hope this helps.

Thank you,
Nate Malone
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I have a question about Nate's comment above. It says, "... and any other company numbers you have on your account." I don't think that's true. We have quite a few local and 800 numbers on our account, but none of them show up in the drop down list for "Outbound Caller ID" for most of our users. I know this has something to do with groups, auto-receptionist and IVR menus, but the vast majority of our users don't belong to any of these. For example, top management. if they don't belong to a group, the drop down for Caller ID only shows their private number, main company number, and "Blocked". It doesn't show any of the 10 phone numbers we have on our account. What's the EASIEST way to show ALL of the phone numbers on our account in the drop down for EVERY user?
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Hello Jerry,

Nate is referring to the company numbers that are currently not assigned to any extension. So, users can use any Company Number (located in the screen shot below) as their Outbound Caller ID. But if a number is assigned to any extension, this includes IVRs, call queues, etc., it will not be available for outbound caller ID. Does that help clarify?

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Jerry Pressner

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That clarifies Nate's comment, but I'm still looking for a solution to my problem.  Let's say that I'd like to change the Outbound Caller ID for our CEO to one of our 10 phone numbers; for example, one of our 800 numbers.  Since our CEO is the CEO, none of our phone numbers are assigned to her extension and she's not a member of any group that would handle calls from ANY of our phone numbers.  So the only options for our CEO are a private number, our main number (which is for a subsidiary) or "Blocked".  Is there an easy way to force a certain 800 number into the list of phone numbers for Outbound Caller ID?  Since we obviously own all of our phone numbers, it seems logical that any user should be able to choose from  any of those numbers for their Outbound Caller ID. 
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Hello Jerry,

The 800 number would have to be listed under Company Numbers (as shown above) or be listed on that extension as a secondary number. I completely understand and agree with your logic. Currently there is a feature request out there for what you want. I would suggest voting for it as I have :)
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IF YOU ADD THE NUMBER AS ANOTHER FORWARDING/HANDLING NUMBER UNDER USER PROFILE, SAVE, AND THEN TURN THE HANDLING FORWARD SWITCH BACK TO OFF, THE NUMBER STILL ASSOCIATES/SHOWS AS OPTION IN CALLER ID SETTINGS FOR OUTGOING ON THE USER... HOPE IT HELPS...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Outbound Caller ID that will show Location of caller.

Hi, It would be helpful if there is an option or feature that will let our caller ID show the location where we are currently calling from. Hopefully this feature will be available as soon as possible. Any update on this is very much appreciated. Thank you!
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Hello.  I have tried changing my settings.  They all say display direct line and I verify the number is correct.   But, when I call out, it continues to display the Main Number.  Very Frustrating.
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Hey Lauren,

I checked your extension and your desk phone is set up to have the Main Number as the Outbound Caller ID.

To change this:

Go to Settings
Outbound Calls/Faxes
Expand Caller ID
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Thank you. That is really odd, even yesterday it showed it was supposed to display my direct line because I went and set that up almost immediately. (I had ring central at a previous employer) Now when I checked it was reverted to the main number again.  I hope my changes save and work now.  I guess we shall see. :-)
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Keep me posted!
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It looks like it actually worked this time!!
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Hooray!