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Polycom SoundPoint 430 – Buddy Lists and Block Contacts

Presence / Status / Buddy Lists

The phone combines interactive message services and status monitoring to complement a traditional messaging application such as email. Live interaction within a pool of phones is possible by monitoring the “presence” of the parties involved.

Each phone can “watch” the status of up to eight other phones. These other phones form the “Buddy List”. The status of buddies is displayed and updated in real time. Each phone can also be “watched” by up to eight other phones.

To add or delete a contact from your buddy list, or block a contact:

  • Press Menu button and select Features, Contact Directory.
  • Using the arrow keys, scroll through the directory to choose a contact.
  • Press Edit and scroll down to the Watch Buddy or Block Buddy fields.
  • Press Polycom 430 Right arrow to switch between Enabled or Disabled status.
  • Press the Save soft key or Cancel to abandon the change then press Menu button to return to the idle display.

These figures show a typical My Status display and a Buddy Status screen display of monitored phones.

Polycom SoundPoint 430 - Buddy Lists

To Change Your Presence settings:

  • Press Menu button and select Features and Presence.
  • Choose My Status to change your own status (online, busy, etc.). This affects information sent to watching phones. Presence information will also be sent to watching phones when the user goes off-hook or invokes Do Not Disturb.
  • The My Status display can also be accessed by pressing the Stats soft key from the idle display.

To View Status of the Contacts Within Your Buddy List:

  • Press Menu button and select Features and Presence.
  • Choose Buddy Status.
  • This can also be accessed by pressing the Buddies soft key on the idle display.

To See Which Phones are Currently Monitoring Your Status:

  • Press Menu button and select Features and Presence.
  • Choose Watcher List.
  • Press the Block soft key to block a watcher.

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