Functional changes

The following table lists the functional changes for BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5.2.

Item Description

Call forwarding

If the BlackBerry MVS administrator enables call forwarding, a BlackBerry MVS user can forward incoming BlackBerry MVS calls to an internal extension or an external phone. This feature is not available if your organization routes call through a SIP gateway.

Optional ANI Numbers Available for Identifying BlackBerry MVS Calls list

If you are configuring your organization's BlackBerry MVS for PBX-initiated calling, you can define optional ANI numbers. Some wireless networks that allow roaming might not support the additional calling party number field. You specify additional numbers in this list for PBX trunks that route calls to BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry MVS Client uses a combination of the caller identification number and the numbers in the Optional ANI numbers list to identify BlackBerry MVS calls.

Roaming status and network name in CDR reports

When you generate a CDR report you can now see if users were roaming and the name of the network that they were on.

BlackBerry MVS Only Calling update

You can turn off MVS Only Calling for incoming or outgoing calls when a user is roaming or is not roaming.

Validation of caller identification for PBX-initiated calls

During normal call setup some wireless networks might alter the number in the calling party number field of the INVITE. If the BlackBerry MVS Client does not recognize the calling party number in a PBX-initiated call it will reject the call because it is expecting the calling party number to be the Caller Identification Number that you have set in the MVS Console. To avoid this, you can permit the BlackBerry MVS Client to ignore the entry in the calling party number field of the INVITE. When you do this, the BlackBerry MVS Client considers the call to be from the PBX and accepts the call. When this feature is enabled, users cannot move calls from Voice over Wi-Fi to Voice over Mobile or move calls from Voice over Mobile to Voice over Wi-Fi.

The device can fall back to use the no data coverage number to make outgoing calls

If you select the "Device can use the no data coverage number to make calls when the network is experiencing congestion" option, you must also type a phone number in the No Data Coverage Number field on the BlackBerry MVS Server page in the MVS Console. When the PBX takes too long to initiate an outgoing call, the BlackBerry device will use the no data coverage number to initiate the call. This option is enabled by default, however your organization might not need to use it for several reasons:

  • Your organization's data calls set up successfully
  • You do not want to disable No Data Calling across the entire product suite
  • BlackBerry device-initiated calling charges are not acceptable
  • You do not want your organization's users to fallback to a no data call

Support for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6.2

BlackBerry MVS supports routing calls through the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6.2.

Support for BlackBerry 7.1

BlackBerry MVS now supports BlackBerry 7.1 for the following smartphones:

  • BlackBerry Curve 9350
  • BlackBerry Curve 9360
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
  • BlackBerry Torch 9810
  • BlackBerry Torch 9850
  • BlackBerry Torch 9860
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
  • BlackBerry Bold 9900
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930
  • Porsche Design P'9981

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