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Place a call, retrying on failure allowing an optional exit extension.


This application will attempt to place a call using the normal Dial application. If no channel can be reached, the announce file will be played. Then, it will wait sleep number of seconds before retrying the call. After retries number of attempts, the calling channel will continue at the next priority in the dialplan. If the retries setting is set to 0, this application will retry endlessly. While waiting to retry a call, a 1 digit extension may be dialed. If that extension exists in either the context defined in EXITCONTEXT or the current one, The call will jump to that extension immediately. The dialargs are specified in the same format that arguments are provided to the Dial application.


  • announce - Filename of sound that will be played when no channel can be reached

  • sleep - Number of seconds to wait after a dial attempt failed before a new attempt is made

  • retries - Number of retries
    When this is reached flow will continue at the next priority in the dialplan

  • dialargs - Same format as arguments provided to the Dial application

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