At present I am forwarding all my incoming calls on pstn line out to my cell/mobile phone.
I don’t use followme yet, but a simple dial(DAHDI/2/7773333XXX) in dialplan.
It takes quite a while to route the call, and I got it into my head that I had read somewhere to use the # hash sign at the end of the number to dial. So I tried it and it knocked 4 seconds off the time-to-ring-mobile time.
I’ve seen the hash used at the end of followme statements but I’m wondering, am I right in thinking that the # hash sign tells asterisk or pstn device not to wait for any more user-entered digits and immediately dial the number? I seem to think I have read that somewhere but can’t recall.
If it isn’t for that, what is it for and why does it reduce the dial out time?