Mitel Connect is configured by default to use your desk phone for incoming and outgoing calls. By changing over to softphone, you will have all the functionality of your desk phone but without needing the phone itself. Switching over to softphone instead uses your computer as the phone instead.
How to Activate/Deactivate Softphone:
To turn on the softphone function:
Open Mitel Connect and login
At the top, click on the desk phone icon next to your extension
In the new menu that appears, click the button labeled "Softphone"
It might take a second for the changes to take effect, but once they do the desk phone icon should change to a softphone icon.
To switch back to your desk phone, click on the bubble labeled "Desk phone" and the icon will change back to the desk phone icon.
Things to Keep in Mind:
The softphone feature can be used at any time, but its main use is for making phone calls from your extension while off campus or if you do not have a desk phone. To use this while off campus you will need to be connected to one of the CUI_VPN options in order to make and receive calls. The use of the softphone feature is intended to replace a desk phone. The Mitel Connect client should be used to place and receive phone calls from your computer.
When the softphone feature is enabled, your desk phone screen will display an “Anonymous” phone state instead of your name and extension. In this state, only internal phone calls can be made from the desk phone and will display a “Caller ID Unknown” to the recipient of the call.