Setting up Phone to Dialogue:

Calling all System Admins! With the Phone to Dialogue feature, you can choose a team of Users to answer or manage Dialogues that come in via phone. If you receive many phone calls throughout the day, you know that it’s important to answer them and follow up accordingly in a timely fashion. Make your life easier by connecting your phone straight to Let’s Talk!.

To set up Phone to Dialogue for your district, head on over to Settings, and then select Phone under Channels.

There are two sections where you can set up and customize the feature for your district’s Let’s Talk! account.

Basic Settings:

  • Enable Phone: Turn on the Phone to Dialogue feature for your district’s account here
  • Account Number: The assigned number for your district’s account. Any call or voicemail to this number will be instantly documented as a Dialogue.
    • Pro Tip: You can also forward calls from other phone numbers to the assigned number to capture more phones calls in Let’s Talk!.
  • Phone Users: Create a team of users who can access the Phone to Dialogue feature from their accounts, allowing them to answer phone calls and view Dialogues received through phone calls.
  • Call Recording: Enable this feature to automatically record phone calls that come into Let’s Talk!. Voicemails will automatically be recorded without enabling this setting.

Message Settings:

  • Incoming Call: Upload your own call greeting with an opening about the district, alternative contact information, or if you enable the Call Recording function, a message regarding the recording of the conversation.
  • Voicemail: Upload a message callers would hear if no one from the district was able to answer the call.

Using Phone to Dialogue:

Hi there, Phone Team! Once you’ve been added to the Phone Users group by your System Admin, you’ll notice a Red Phone Icon at the top of your account.

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This icon allows you to set your status as Available (Green) and Unavailable (Red) for phone call notifications.

When your status is set to Available, any phone calls coming in will display as a pop-up on the screen including the caller’s number and the opportunity to decline or accept the call. Once a call is accepted, you will automatically be taken to a newly created Dialogue page. As you speak with the Customer, you can fill in any Customer Information, change any Dialogue Details, or add Team Members and Tags as needed

Under the description of the Dialogue, you can edit to take notes, or leave internal comments in the timeline to update other Let’s Talk! Users you mention and add to the Dialogue.

Once the conversation is done, you may leave the Dialogue as Unopened, or submit it in the familiar states:

  • Submit as Closed
  • Submit as Pending Details
  • Submit as In Progress

Hear from more of your community and track follow-up more easily with Phone to Dialogue in Let’s Talk!.

System and Browser Requirements

For the best experience, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser to receive phone calls via Let’s Talk!. Chrome supports WebRTC, which includes browser-native audio compression and streaming capabilities.

If you intend to use another browser, please install the Adobe Flash plugin.

The browsers that we support after the Flash base are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 11+ (Chrome incognito mode not supported)
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox 3.6 and greater with Flash 10.1 or higher installed

In addition to this browser requirement, you will need to open ports on your computer and network firewalls to receive phone calls through Let’s Talk!.

Below is the list of ports that should be opened:

  • TCP: 80, 443, 843 and 1935
  • UDP: all ports between 10,000 and 60,000

You can verify that your browser is properly configured and is ready to receive phone calls by using the Twilio Client Support Tool.

Any questions? Just ask! We’re happy to help.