Where is my five rings?
By edward on Oct 22, 2005
Quoted from Asterisk: The Future of Telephony:
...The most successful key telephone system in the world has a design limitation... when you determine the number of times your phone will ring before it forwards to voicemail, you can choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, or 10 ring cycles. Have you any idea how many times people ask for five rings? Yet the manufacturers absolutely cannot get their heads around the idea that this is a problem. That's the way it works, they say, and users need to get over it.And another story:
...the name you program on your set can only be seven characters in length. Back in the late 1980s, when this particular system was built, RAM was pretty dear, and storing those seven characters for dozens of sets represented a huge hardware expense. So what's the excuse today? None. Are there any plans to change it? Hardlyâthe issue is not even officially acknowledged as a problem.Funny. Comparing to that situation, customers today are a little spoiled \^_\^