What does Find Me - Follow Me Mean?
This term refers to two technologies that in conjunction enable phone calls to be received at different locations on different phones. “Find Me” refers to the ability to receive incoming calls at any location, and “Follow Me” refers to the ability to receive calls at any number of designated phones, whether ringing all at once, or in sequence.
"Find me" forwards calls either in sequence or at the same time to a list of numbers. "Follow me" forwards calls to numbers based on a time schedule. Both functions are typically offered in the same service package.
Find me / follow me is often used in IP telephony. In some systems, the user is assigned a virtual phone number. When that number is dialed the system routes the call through a user-defined list of numbers. The numbers may be called simultaneously or sequentially, either in a preferred order or in accordance with the user's scheduled activities and locations. Once the list has been called and no connection made, the system may route the call to voice mail.
In a unified messaging system (UMS), find me / follow me may route messages among VoIP, voice email, fax and text messaging applications.