Billable Accounts. Select Customer from the Left Navigation and Add a New Customer. This is your billing entity. You can configure the account as pre-‐paid or. The Asterisk A2Billing Calling-Card-Platform A guide to the basics of using A2Billing the asterisk Handbook (). Maual. Contribute to eluizbr/Manual development by creating an account on GitHub.
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Add New Callbacks This screen allow the operator to create a new callback which is them displayed in the show callbacks screen Show server Groups Lists group in which servers are attached Add Server Group Add a new server group that is then displayed above.
Show Callbacks This screen lists all the callbacks to a number a2bliling different asterisk servers. The purpose of each parameter is described in the book, Asterisk, The Future of Telephony, as well as in the www.
If the call times out or fails in some way, a second destination can be added with a different destination, and the the priority sets the order in which a22billing calls are made. Arrangements should be made to remove the database backup from the server to a safe location so that a backup can be restored to another machine in the case of equipment failure.
This screen lists the trunks already created in the system. The card number and the password are used to authenticate a SIP or IAX client, while the Card Alias or customer email address and password are used to access the customer web interface. Customers A customer has a number of properties, mainly a card number, an Alias and a password.
Vouchers are a mechanism whereby customers can top up their cards by purchasing a voucher from a retail outlet.
Caller IDs are listed in this screen. DID Callback – Each customer is given their own personal trigger number. New mail templates can be created. Note that this does not take payment.
Certain fields are pre-filled, such as the card number, Card Alias and password. When you are happy with the import file, click import rate-card. Post-pay customers pay the operator on receipt of an invoice, after the call has abilling made. Show Administrator Show administrator shows the administrators previously created, along with the passwords shown in clear, so this screen should not be shown to onlookers. From the time that the customer receives the callback and goes off a2bklling From the time that the customer is connected to the called party.
Database Backup This section allows the database to be backed up. A2billingg order to take full advantage of all the features offered by A2Billing, a broadband connection will be required, preferably with a fixed IP address.
Manually adding customer payment in A2Billing
Create a Tariff Group under Ratecard — Tariffgroup. Q2billing of where this may be appropriate is with say text based callback, where the number to call is texted to the a text service provider, and they convert that into a URL and send it to the A2Billing Platform. Text files of complete dialling codes are rare, and there are few if any definitive sources. Clicking on payment shows all payments for that customer, while clicking on refill shows all refills for the customer.
Generate Voucher Generate vouchers is to bulk create a number of vouchers, which may be printed and sold to customers.
Manually adding customer payment in A2Billing
A2Billing has a payment gateway integrated with PayPal. Vouchers can be given an expiry date. Invoices have been much inproved in this version of A2Billing.
It may be easier to create the rates for a2billin in an access database or excel spreadsheet, as for each destination, the dialling code of the destination is required. Each time that the customer makes a call, the balance can be read out to them. The remainder are hidden.
It can be quickly ascertained whether the traffic is increasing or decreasing month on month. The numbers are generated randomly with no obvious pattern, so that a hacker cannot calculate valid card numbers.
The cost is a fixed cost based on the cost of broadband, rather than a per minute cost using DISA Direct Inwards System Accesstypically a toll free number. The voucher can be created in any currency.
This is installed on Linux and allows you to make configuration changes to Linux, and the services that it runs via a manuak web interface. Multiple trunks can be enabled, which may have different rates, and will allow the system failover to a working trunk should the default trunk fail.
The second way is the more generally acccepted way of billing for calls. View Billed Invoices” Show Invoices previously prepared and despatched to the customer along with the balance on their account.
The purpose of this screen is to create email templates to send to customers when they either sign up or when their credit balance runs low. Create New Rate-Card Create a new rate card, that is listed a2bipling the screen above. Thus it is important to note that the CallerID must be unique throughout the system. Cards can be topped up via the customer web interface by pre-defined amounts, in virtually any currency In order to use PayPal, a business account has to be created in PayPal, who will then give you the appropriate settings to put into the system.
The file manager system is to allow uploading of sound files, either in terms of prompts or music on hold.
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Monthly Traffic This provides a pie chart showing traffic month on month. View Unbilled Invoices All invoices ready to be despatched cane be viewed here, and sent out when checked.
System Log An audit trail of activity by administrators showing all pages viewed, exports and imports, edits and deletes. The remaining fields can be imported via the interface, simply select the fields that you require.