Instructions For a Cisco IP Phone 7942

by Jenny Goodman; Updated September 26, 2017
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The Cisco line of IP phones use a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular, or analog, phone line, which allows all phones in an office to stay on their own network. The new 7942 model is a step up from the very similar 7941 model, but Cisco points users of either to instructions for the 7941 phone. Its more commonly-used office functions are fairly simple. The hi-fidelity wideband audio handset is the biggest advantage the 7942 has over the 7941. Another of its better features is the hands-free speakerphone.

Changing Background Image

Step 1

Press the Settings button, which is on the right.

Step 2

Choose User Settings and then Background Images.

Step 3

Press the Select key, which is one of the four soft keys just below the screen.

Store an active call using Call Park

Step 1

Press the Park key during a call. You may need to press the More soft key, just below the screen, to see the Park key.

Step 2

Pay attention to the call park number on the phone's screen and then hang up.

Step 3

Enter the call park number again to connect to the call when at another phone.

Call Forwarding

Step 1

Press CFwdAll key, which is one of the main 4 keys just below the screen. The phone will then beep twice.

Step 2

Enter the extension or phone number to which calls will be transferred. The phone will then beep one time.

Step 3

Hit the CfwdAll key again to cancel the call forwarding.

Add a Personal Address Book Entry

Step 1

Choose the Address Book button and then Personal Directory. Enter your Cisco Unified Communications Manager user ID and PIN, and then press Submit.

Step 2

Click Add New and enter a phone number.

Step 3

Push Save.

Conferencing Calls

Step 1

Press Confrn button just below the screen when you have the first caller on the line. On some models, the More key might have to be pressed before the Confrn key.

Step 2

Call the second person. Press the Confrn key again. As in step 1, you may have to first press the More key.

Step 3

Repeat same steps to add anyone else to the conference call.

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