Operator Connect Guide
See how you can use Telnyx as your provider for Microsoft Teams with Operator Connect
3 requirements before starting this guide:
The company has a Microsoft Teams admin with a Telnyx account already configured.
The company has at least one user with a Microsoft Teams Phone license.
There are no previous connections created in the External Voice Integrations section of the Telnyx Mission Control Portal.
Note: it’s not necessary to create a Telnyx portal account before starting this process, but it is recommended for an easier setup.
Step 1: Log into the Mission Control Portal
Log into the Mission Control Portal and note the email associated with your Telnyx account. This will be needed when setting up the integration between Telnyx and Microsoft.
Step 2: Log into the Microsoft Teams admin portal
Log into your Microsoft Teams account with the same email address that is associated with your Telnyx account.
In the admin center, navigate to the Voice tab and click on Operator Connect in the left-hand side menu. Here you should see all operators that you have integrated with.
If you have not yet integrated with a provider you can see all available providers and search by region or capability.
Step 3: Choose Telnyx as your provider for Operator Connect
From the list of certified Operator Connect providers, choose Telnyx in the admin portal.
Step 4: Sync your Telnyx and Microsoft accounts
You will be prompted to give consent to Telnyx to integrate with your Teams account.
This consent is required to configure phone numbers from Telnyx to the Teams account.
Step 5: Set up your preferences
Select regions to get numbers from
Add company size
Add the admin name and email that is associated with the Telnyx account.
You have the option to add a phone number
Accept the privacy terms and conditions.
Finally, add Telnyx as an operator.
Step 6: Associate your numbers to your Microsoft integration
Once you select Telnyx as your operator you will be redirected to the External Voice Integrations page in the Mission Control Portal.
Once you have created an Operator Connect External Voice Integration, you can choose which numbers to associate numbers with this integration.
If you already have numbers you can associate them with the integration in the tab or else you can purchase a new number. For more details on number search and order, please refer to this support article.
Before setup is complete you will need to create an emergency address associated with your Telnyx account.
Once the number and emergency address are updated the number will be available in the Operator Connect portal.
Note that the number may not be instantly uploaded to Teams and PSAP provider.
Step 7: View your number in the MS admin portal
Switch back to the Microsoft Teams admin portal and navigate to Voice → Numbers associated with the Teams account.
You should now see Telnyx as your operator and details are updated.
Step 8: Assign a number to a user
Choose a number to assign to a user. There are two ways to do this, either:
Click Edit on the number and associate it with a user that has a Microsoft Teams phone license.
Or you can click Edit on the user and assign it a number in the right-hand navigation tab. Note this will not autocomplete if the chosen user doesn’t have a Microsoft Teams Phone license assigned.
Admins should note that Operator Connect and Direct Routing can both exist together, but a number can only be associated with one solution.
Step 9: Make and receive PSTN calls in the MS Teams client.
Test the integration by making and receiving phone calls to and from the PSTN from the Microsoft Teams client.