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. A guide to the basics of using A2Billing The Asterisk PBX was originally designed for Linux Operating system. Due to the the asterisk Handbook (http:// ) . Create A2Billing system/database user. Use this manual to configure Idefisk with your and username/ password as. / NOTE: that User is by default Blocked to insure.
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They can be found at the beginning of this procedure. A customer has a number of properties, mainly a card number, an Alias and a password.
The payments must be entered in the chosen base currency. Shows an hour by hour analysis of calls made during the day. Add the rate cards created above to the tariff group using the Add Tariff Plan button. The initial screen shows reporting information on each DID, such as minutes used etc. For instance, it is generally cheaper to recieve a call on a mobile phone when roaming abroad than to make a call. This report will list all calls inbound and outbound on a call by call basis. Attached to the card number is an Alias.
A descriptive name, a start date and an expiry date can be set, as well as the trunk to use.
Clicking on payment shows all payments for that customer, while clicking on refill shows all refills for the customer. Add New Payment As manua, title suggests, this screen gives the ability to add a new payment against a customer.
If the dialled digits do not match an entry in the rate card attached to the customer, then the call cannot be terminated. Management Interface Introduction The management interface allows the system to be configured. It may be easier to create the rates for import in an access database or excel spreadsheet, as for each destination, the dialling code of the destination is required. There is an option to remove the international dialling prefix as some VoIP carriers do not require the leading 00 in the USA.
The numbers are generated randomly with no obvious pattern, so that a hacker cannot calculate valid card numbers. Having created the rate card, and put some rates against it, the rates are then listed in this screen.
When the system is first installed, the default usernames a2gilling are:. If the system stops abnormally, it can happen that some customers won’t be able to use their cardnumber again. Vouchers are a mechanism whereby customers can top up their cards by purchasing a voucher from a retail outlet.
List Speed Dial A2bioling dials are listed here. The table should show the conversion from the base currency rate. The file manager system is to allow uploading of sound files, either in terms of prompts or music on hold. Add Administrator Add Administrator allows you to add an administrator with access to the whole system.
Vouchers are created with unique randomly generated numbers on them. View the discussion thread. Simultaneous and individual access can be set here. There are 2 buttons against each customer which allow the invoice and payment history to be viewed. Having said that, building the system is fairly simple using readily available tools.
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A group can contain many rate-cards. It is assumed that you have configured trunks in Asterisk; you know the carrier cost of your calls, and the price that you intend to charge your end customer.
A recommended read for anyone new to Asterisk, and will help you to get an idea on a2bjlling to configure Asterisk. If the prefix is removed, then the rate card dialling codes must be in the same format, for instance for UK National calls rather than for the USA.
A credit limit needs to be specified.
A Call Plan has many rate cards — A rate card has many rates The Call Plan is applied to a customer via the edit customer screen. A ratecard is set of rates rates are defined according to a dialing prefix, for instance If already yes and having problems try change it to no and save and then change back to yes and save. Administrators can be edited and deleted. A new DDI is added via this screen. Monthly Traffic This provides a pie chart showing traffic month on month.
When a SIP friend is created, it is necessary to reload the settings on Asterisk. This screen lists charges made against customers.