Cell Gateway FAQ

How it Works

You press a speed dial button on your registered cell phone to call our telecom center. Our center answers with a second dial tone. From here, you dial your destination. We modify your Caller ID and record the call on the outbound call going to your destination. Here are instructions in chronological order:

Infotel Staff Sets Up Your Account

One demo account is free for a year for you to test on one cell phone.  Demo accounts are provided only to business customers, prospects and our Network Referral Agents. We can turn on and off features such as call recording, maximum call length, etc. Tell us what you need.

You Program Your Cell Phone

Set up a one-touch speed dial button on your phone to call the gateway number we provide. 

or

Install the Android”CellGateway” app by Infotel Systems from the google play store or “Prefix Dialer” Pro by soho s&n if you have an IOS iPhone.

Making Calls

While on a call, you will hear the “two minute warning” beeps telling you your allotted call time is almost up. You will hear the beeps again at one minute and again just before forced disconnect. You can extend this time by emailing service123 (at) infotelsystems.com with a request.

Call recordings are stored as .wav files that match the native format of telephone calls for maximum fidelity. This format creates files at the rate of 1/2 MB per minute. Large files can result, thus a hyperlink is sent to your email to prevent large files from being transferred in those emails.

As Cell Gateway is in the middle of the call, the quality of the recording is higher than the audio quality heard cell phone to cell phone.

Just After Your Destination Hangs Up, You Can Leave a Memo

Once your destination hangs up, and Cell Gateway recognizes this, you hear “Hang-up Complete” and the “beep” to begin recording your memo. If you record a memo, it is attached to your emailed call report.

Memos are not stored but are emailed directly. The design of the emailed memo and hyperlinked call recording is intentional to aid in troubleshooting “can’t play audio” issues.

Memos have a 60 second time limit.

The memo feature has a separate number you can reach directly.

Check Your Email for a Call Report with Audio Attachments (e.g.,  .wav file)

If you do not get a report, please check your spam filter.  Also, try a second call.

When You Get Your Cellular Phone Bill

If you have a calling circle plan on your cellular account, put our gateway number, 804-726-1592, on your plan to make free phone calls via Cell Gateway.

All calls made via Cell Gateway show as the same number on your bill. If not already free, these calls are easy to mark for reimbursement.

Security

We cancel fraudulent accounts.

We do not allow you to setup accounts as the system can alter Caller ID numbers. We comply with State and Federal laws on Caller ID modification.

Call recordings are held for 30 days, then erased. Our telecom center is live audio and video monitored. Our employees average ten (10) years with us, and are all registered, fingerprinted and criminal background checked with the (DCJS) Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Support

Please respond to the Cell Gateway reports address: service123 (at) infotelsystems.com.

Allow 48 hours for a response, unless you have a paid account with us.

See our pricing page for rates