The 2talk Shared Line service enables you to have up to 6 devices or phones registered against a single 2talk number at the same time. When someone rings the 2talk number all phones/devices will ring at the same time. A great example of this is if you have 2talk App (Softphone) and a VoIP handset or dual mode cellphone.
Instead of having a 2talk number for your handset/cellphone and another 2talk number for your softphone - simply use the same number on both and no matter where you are people will be able to reach you. 2talk Shared Line is also useful in a small office situation where you have Shared Line and want it to ring all the office phones at once. Of course if you're away from an area with internet access you can still use the Simultaneous Ring service to have your cellphone or landline ring as well.
Shared Line is enabled by default on 2talk.
The maximum number of devices you can register against one 2talk number is 6 including your primary device
Here's how it works:
You should choose one device as your primary device. In the SIP settings for your primary device enter your 2talk number and password as usual. For each additional device you will need to add a suffix to your 2talk number/login. The suffix will need to take the format of a dash followed by the number 1-5. Each device will need a different number/suffix or else the service won't work. The password is the same for each device.
Here's a sample/example configuration:
- Primary Device - Cisco VoIP handset - Login as '092314567'
- 2nd Device - 2talk Desktop App (Softphone) - Login as '092314567-1'
- 3rd Device - 2talk Smartphone App - Login as '092314567-2'
Please note that you will not be able to transfer calls between the devices registered as shared lines and if one device is busy, all devices will appear as busy. If you wish to be able to transfer calls between devices we recommend using multiple numbers and the 2talk simultaneous ring feature.