Voice Mail on the Partner/Parter ACS
The Partner and Partner ACS phone system families have four basic voice mail/voice messaging types. The original voice mail was an external box, as pictured on the far left. These systems are very old and very few of them are still in use. They were based on voice mail from larger Avaya systems, and had a very robust feature set. These external units were quickly replaced with Partner Mail VS, which is the most widely used voice mail system on the Partner family. The Partner Mail VS was available in several releases, with the latest being the Partner Mail VS R5. The Partner Mail VS was replaced with two different types of mail; the smaller, PC card based Partner Voice Messaging, and the larger Partner Messaging, which uses a cabinet slot similar to the Partner Mail VS, but provided a more robust feature set.
The various Partner voice mail/voice messaging systems all share similarities. Mail can be accessed from outside the office by dialing *7. Messages are retrieved internally by dialing 777 from an intercom button, or by pressing a ‘get messages’ button that can be pre-programmed on a handset. When the system is first accessed, you will hear “welcome to xxx”, where xxx is provided as your type of voice mail or voice messaging. All administrative programming is done via a separate mailbox classified as the administrative/programming mailbox.
Partner Mail/Partner Mail VS
Partner Voice Messaging