By default, when you start dialing a number on your phone, the phone immediately connects to the telephone system and starts passing the digits you dial to the phone system. You cannot correct the digits you have already dialed except by ending the call and starting over. Also, if you pause dialing for too long the phone system may think that you have finished dialing and will attempt to connect the call using only the digits you had dialed up to that point.

En-bloc dialing allows you to compose and edit the number to dial on your phone's display before it is sent to the phone system to be dialed.

Through the phone's menus you can select whether you want to use traditional or en-bloc dialing when making calls. Your chosen setting is then applied whenever you use a phone that supports en-bloc dialing.

 

Dialing a Number Using En-Bloc Mode

1.With no connected call on the phone, start dialing. Do not lift the handset or select headset or speaker before dialing.
2.You can use the left arrow left arrow key or the Bksp key to delete the previous digit dialed if you need to correct the number or press Clear to erase the whole number.
3.When you have completed the number, you can select how you want to make the call:
Lift the handset to make a call using the handset.
Press the Call soft key or OK button to start the call using the phone's default handsfree audio path (speaker or headset). You can also press one of your idle call appearance buttons to make the call using that appearance.
Press the Headset button to start the call on a headset connected to your phone.
Press the Speaker button to start the call on your phone's handsfree speaker.

 

Enabling/Disabling En-Bloc Dialing

You can enable or disable your en-bloc dialing setting through the phone's Features menu.

1.Press the Features soft key if shown. To do this during a call, press the key phone PHONE key and then press the Features soft key.
2.Use the up arrow up and down down arrow arrow keys to highlight Call Settings. Press Select.
4.Use the up arrow up and down down arrow arrow keys to highlight En-Bloc Dial.
5.Use Change button to select On or Off.