Entering Phone Numbers

Vocera allows you to enter various types of phone numbers.

For example, when you add a user to the Vocera system, you can specify the user’s desk extension, cell phone number, pager number, and home phone number. Similarly, groups and contacts entries also have phone numbers associated with them.

In Vocera, the value of a phone number can contain any of the following characters:

Vocera ignores any other character that you enter in phone number fields. For example, you can enter (408) 790-4100, to make a number more readable, instead of 4087904100. Vocera ignores the extra spaces, dashes, and parentheses when the number is actually dialed. However, Vocera may add access codes or area codes to numbers before dialing.

Note: Entering a number in a console field does not guarantee that a user will be able to call that number.