Frequently Asked Questions
- What will happen to my messages on the old system?
- We use caller menus in our department/clinic. How will the transition be handled?
- Is there a web interface?
- I use one of the notification options on Modular Messaging (Call Me, Find Me, Notify Me). Is there a replacement for the AVST CX?
- Can I still use Avaya Equinox?
- Is there a mobile app?
- What do I do if I forget my security code?
- How many times can I enter my security code incorrectly before the system locks me out?
- Do I have to listen to all of the prompts every time?
- Can the system play the time and date a message was sent?
- Can I access my voice mailbox from home?
- How long will my messages be saved?
- How many messages can I have in my mailbox?
- Can I change the order my messages are played?
- I’m going to be away from the office. How can I make sure people don’t skip my greeting so they know I won’t be returning messages?
- Can the system call my pager or cell phone to notify me of messages?
- How can I transfer a caller directly to someone's mailbox?
After October 3 at 9:00 PM all new messages will be deposited into your new mailbox on the AVST CX system. However, you will have access to your old messages in your Modular Messaging mailbox until October 20. After that time the old system will be decommissioned. Go to How to Access Your Messages in the Old System for instructions.
Technical Operations Group (TOG) Analysts have been assigned to work with each of our departments and clinics that use this feature. They have been working in concert with departmental representatives to recreate your existing menu structure in the AVST CX system. Those contacts are aware of the date they need to complete their new recordings. If you have a caller menu and your department has not yet been contacted please call Telecommunications at 828-2227 (press option 2)
For directions on recording caller menus, visit Caller Menus and Announcements to review the directions for this process. Your TOG Analyst will work closely with you to ensure you understand and are comfortable with the process.
Please note, your existing menus will be recreated as is. If you desire to make changes to the structure we will be happy to work with you on the go-live date. Simply submit a LANDESK ticket or call 828-2227 (press option 2) to submit a request.
WebPhone Manager (WPM) is a powerful web-based interface that allows you to view, listen to and respond to your voice and fax messages. In addition, you can change many of your mailbox options and set up customized notifications. For more information go to How to Use Web-Based Voice Messaging and How to Set Up and Change Notification (Email, Text Msg, Phone, Pager).
WebPhone Manager (WPM) has robust, customizable notification options. Go to How to Set Up and Change Notification (Email, Text Msg, Phone, Pager) to learn how to use this powerful tool. FYI- Avaya Equinox is the preferred smartphone app if you need to receive calls that were directed to your VCU/VCUH telephone number.
AVST has a mobility application for both the Android and iOS operating systems. Go to the Play Store or iTunes to download the app. For additional information go to Mobile App
VCU Telecommunications can enable the ability for you to reset your own security code. It requires that we input your email address into the AVST secure reset database. If you have already requested this feature go to How to Recover Your Security Code for directions on how to reset your security code. If you have not yet requested this feature, contact the VCU IT Support Center at 828-2227 Press Option 2 for Telecommunications. We will reset your security code to 142536 and enable the security code reset function for you.
You can attempt to re-enter your security code up to 9 times before the system will lock your mailbox. If that happens, contact the Client Support Group at 8-2227(828-2227 from off-campus). We will unlock your mailbox and reset your security code to 142536. You must then change your security code to a unique setting.
You can override the system by inputting the commands at any time. View the How to Use Shortcuts.
Yes. You can either turn on the time and date stamp in Web PhoneManager or press  during or after listening to a message. Pressing  will play the time and date stamp for that message only. To turn this option on for every message review How to Use Web-Based Voice Messaging.
The AVST voice messaging system can be accessed anywhere at anytime from any telephone or computer. Go to the Checking Your Messages for the telephone numbers to dial. AVST voice messaging can also be accessed through the web. For detailed information go to How to Use Web-Based Voice Messaging. You can also log onto Web PhoneManager (WPM) and review the onboard tutorial. Use your voice mailbox number and security code to access the system.
Most mailboxes can retain messages for 30 days.
The AVST voice messaging system will accept an unlimited number of new messages. A caller will never hear a "mailbox full" message.
You can change the order through WPM. Go to How to Use Web-Based Voice Messaging for more information.
You can create an Out-of-Office greeting that will prevent callers from bypassing your messages. For more information about greetings review How to Use Voice Messaging
Can the system call my pager or cell phone to notify me of messages?
You can establish notification to another telephone, a cell phone, email or a pager. The system can also send a text message to your mobile device. Review How to Set Up and Change Notification (Email, Text Msg, Phone, Pager) for directions.
1. Press [Transfer]. This will place the caller on hold and provide dial tone.
2. Dial 8-7777.
3. When the system message begins to play, enter the recipients 5 digit mailbox number and press #.
4. Press [Transfer] again.
This article was updated: 02/28/2018