Planning for Hosted Voice Using Lync-to-Phone

Lync Online Plan 3 supports Lync-to-phone, which is the hosted voice solution for Lync Online. Lync-to-phone requires purchase of a calling service from a qualified Office 365 partner, and therefore some planning is required to make PSTN calling available to Lync Online users.

Similar to dial-in conferencing partners for Lync Online, Microsoft also maintains a list of partners that are approved for hosted voice services in the Lync section of the Office 365 Marketplace site, as shown in Figure 28.3. The first step in the planning process is therefore to visit the site, gather information on the available hosted voice providers, and use it to evaluate and determine which service will best meet the ...

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