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FRITZ!Box 7340 Service

Function of dialing rules and how to configure them

If you configured more than one telephone number in the FRITZ!Box, you can use dialing rules to automatically make calls using the most economical telephone rate.

A dialing rule defines which telephone number the FRITZ!Box uses for outgoing calls to a particular number range (for example to mobile telephone numbers) or to a particular number.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Provider prefixes (call-by-call numbers) cannot be configured for internet telephone numbers in the FRITZ!Box.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Function of dialing rules

You can create dialing rules for individual numbers as well as number ranges, and use them to define how the connection is established. For example, you can define that

  • calls to certain number ranges (for example 001) are always made over your landline
  • a cheaper call-by-call number is always used to make calls to a certain number range (for example 001)
  • calls to a certain number are always made over the internet.

2 Configuring dialing rules

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Call Handling" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click on the "Dialing Rules" tab.
  4. Click the "New Dialing Rule" button.
  5. Enter a telephone number or number range in the "Telephone number" field.

    Enter 00 if the dialing rule is to apply for all international calls.

  6. In the drop-down list "Connect via", select the telephone number that should be used to make these calls.
  7. If you select "Internet", the FRITZ!Box uses the first internet telephone number set up under "Telephony > Telephone Numbers".
    • If you select "Landline network", then the landline number is used that is identical to the internet telephone number that would otherwise be used. If you do not have an identical landline number, then the FRITZ!Box uses the landline number under "Telephony > Telephone Numbers" that has the same preselection number as the internet telephone number that would normally be used.

      Normally the telephony device uses the internet telephone number "54321" as the number for outgoing calls. The internet telephone number "54321" is the second telephone number listed under "Telephony > Telephone Numbers" and was assigned the preselection number *122#. To use the landline number "45678" as the number for outgoing calls, it must be the second landline number listed and have the preselection number *112#.

  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.