Modern hectic office environments require employees to be constantly on the move and between their desk, meetings, conferences, and attending to clients. When expecting important calls employees need a feature that will free them to move around instead of being tied down to their desks.
Call forwarding is one way to handle this situation, but if an employee forgets to turn it off he may end up forwarding a call to an office extension where he is no longer present.
Simultaneous ringing is an enhanced mode of call forwarding that is geared to deal with such situation. Instead of specifying one number to forward a call to, an administrator can configure a list of forwarding destinations. When a call comes in, all the destinations on the list will ring simultaneously in addition to the employee’s regular extension. The employee can answer the call wherever it rings, and the moment he does it will stop ringing on the other numbers.
If unanswered the call will be sent to voicemail after a set number of simultaneous rings. The employees can also send the call to voicemail with a push of a button should he find himself unable to answer it.
Simultaneous ringing is one aspect of a broader feature called Find Me / Follow me. Learn how to set it up here, where you can also see how to have calls ring in a sequence.