Gar-Pal has installed a new phone system during the summer of 2018.
Here are some basic tips:
Dialing 911 in an EMERGENCY - simply dial 911 and tell the dispatch center your location and the nature of the emergency. You do not need to dial a 9 to get an outside line.
Dialing another extension in the GarPal system - simply dial the three digit extension number. This can be any extension in either town. Everyone is on one system.
Dialing out of the GarPal system (Garfield and Palouse) - dial the number starting with 509. There is no need to dial 9 to get an outside line anymore.
Dialing out of the GarPal system (Long Distance) - dial the number starting with 1 and the areacode. There is no need to dial 9 to get an outside line anymore.
Voicemail Setup - If you are approved for voicemail, you can set it up from your phone. Dial *98 > Enter your extension number > Enter your default password (your extension number) > Follow the prompts to record your name, your unavailable message, your busy message (probably the same as your unavailable message), and your own new 4+ digit password. If you would like to have your voicemails saved as an attachment and sent to your garpal email account, please ask for that when requesting voicemail.
Voicemail Access - To access your voicemail from your phone press *97 and then when prompted enter your password. To access your voicemail from any other phone in the GP system press *98 and then when prompted enter your extension and password. If your voicemails are sent to your email, you can check your email to see received messages however you will still need to clear those messages off of your phone.
Any questions, please contact GarPal tech dept.