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Service Offering: Hunting


Hunting is a feature allowing calls from a busy telephone number to be redirected to other predetermined telephone numbers in a prearranged order.

Unless otherwise noted, this content is applicable to both Verizon East and Verizon West.

  • Definition- Allows the numbers in the hunt list to have a preferred hunting arrangement and an alternate arrangement in the event the numbers in the preferred arrangement are busy in a multi-line hunt group.
  • Hunting Sequence Concept:
    HML:163-TER 1-6/HTY
    410 555-1200/TER 1/HML 163
    410 555-1201/TER 2/HML 163/HPF TER 6,5 (hunts to terminal 6 if busy and then hunts to TER 5 if TER 6 is busy)
    410 555-1202/TER 3/HML 163/HPF TER 2 (hunts to terminal 2 if busy)
    410 555-1203/TER 4/HML/163
    410 555-1204/TER 5/HML/163
    410 555-1205/TER 6/HML 163/HPF TER 4 (hunts to terminal 4 if busy)
  • HNTYP field on LSR =1
Sequential (Series)
  • Definition- Hunting starts at the number that was dialed and proceeds through the remaining lines within the series. If the last line in the series is busy, the caller will receive a busy signal. The term "sequential" does not refer to sequential numbers.
  • Hunting Sequence Concept:
    972 555-1200--member 1 (hunts to member 2 if member 1 is busy)
    972 555-4706--member 2 (hunts to member 3 if member 2 is busy)
    972 555-4715--member 3 (this is the last member of the series and the hunting would stop here)
  • HNTYP field on LSR =2
  • Series Hunting - Line Requirements - North
    • 7 or fewer exchange lines
    • 5 or fewer trunk lines
    • Not compatible with stop hunt arrangements
    • Requires all dialable numbers
  • Series Hunting is not available in the EWSD, GTD5 and DCO switches. All hunt groups in those switches must be provisioned as a Multi-line Hunt Group.
  • Definition- Hunting starts at the number that was dialed and proceeds through the remaining lines within the series. If the last line in the series is busy, the call will be sent to the first line of the series up to the initial starting point.
  • Hunting Sequence Concept:
    830 555-0609--member 1
    830 555-0612--member 2
    830 555-0615--member 3
    830 555-0620--member 4 (hunting starts here as the caller dialed this number. The call will go to member 5 if member 4 is busy)
    830 555-0625--member 5 (hunts to member 6 if member 5 is busy)
    830 555-0627--member 6 (hunts to member 1 if member 6 is busy and so on. Hunting stops at member 3 if members 1-3 are busy.)
  • HNTYP field on LSR =3
  • Definition- Calls proceed sequentially through the group's members until an idle terminal is found. Hunting through a multi-line hunt group is similar to sequential.
  • Hunting Sequence Concept:
    HML:163-Ter 1-5
    410 555-1200/TER 1/HML 163 (hunts to terminal 2 if busy)
    410 555-1201/TER 2/HML 163 (hunts to terminal 3 if busy)
    410 555-1202/TER 3/HML 163 (hunts to terminal 4 if busy)
    410 555-1203/TER 4/HML 163 (hunts to terminal 5 if busy) 410 555-1204/TER 5/HML 163 (hunting stops here if terminal 5 is busy)
  • HNTYP field on LSR =4
  • Multi-Line Hunt Requirements - North
    • 8 or more exchange lines
    • 6 or more trunk lines
    • required with stop hunt arrangement
    • lead number must be dialable - other numbers can be dialable, terminal/alphanumeric and/or a combination
Hunting USOCs/IOSCs
See USOC/IOSC & Product Ordering Guides for USOC and IOSC information.

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