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Transfer a Call Without Consulting the Recipient

Transferring a call without speaking to the intended recipient is called a blind transfer. Use a blind transfer if you do not need to speak with the recipient before transferring an interaction. If the intended recipient does not answer, the call is sent to the recipient’s voice mail.

This procedure assumes you are transferring interactions from My Interactions, but you can transfer interactions from any queue you are monitoring.

Operator Console: Operator Console users can also use the Rapid Transfer feature or Call Transfer Shortcut Keys for blind transfers.

Tip: All users can place Blind Transfer Buttons on their Directory toolbars. For more information about adding buttons to a toolbar, see Customizing Toolbars.

To blind transfer from My Interactions or other call queue:

  1. Inform the caller that he or she is going to be transferred.

  2. Do one of the following:

Result: The Transfer dialog box appears.

  1. In the Transfer To: text box, type all of part of the recipient’s name or number.

Result: A drop-down list of choices appears.

Tip: If the drop-down list does not contain the recipient you expected, check the search criteria selected in the Options drop-down list and adjust them if necessary.

  1. From the drop-down list, do one of the following:

    • Select "Dial [your entry] as Digits" to convert a text entry into numbers.

    • Select the appropriate name and associated extension number.

Result: If the intended recipient is a CIC user, status information for the selected CIC user appears. It shows whether the transfer recipient is logged onto a CIC client and is able to accept the transferred call. This can help you decide what kind of call transfer to use.

  1. Optionally, if you selected a CIC user as a recipient, do one of the following:

    • Select the Override Call Forwarding check box to transfer the call to the CIC user’s extension.

Result: CIC disregards any forwarding phone number set for this CIC user in Call Coverage options or Set Status Details.

    • Clear the Override Call Forwarding check box to transfer the call to the extension or phone number currently preferred by the CIC user.

  1. Click the Transfer button.

Result: The transferred call disappears from My Interactions or other queue and is routed to the selected recipient.

Related Topics

Call Coverage Options

Set Status Details

Transfer a Call After Consulting the Recipient

Transfer a Call to a Directory Entry

Transfer a Call to Another Person’s Voicemail

Transfer a Call Using the Directory Toolbar

Transfer a Call Using a Transfer Button

Transfer Button