DID Management

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[edit] Description

DID is an external number to have incoming calls to your VoIP network reach a particular device. (This is a very simplified explanation that will serve for the moment. For a more extensive explanation, please check here).

VERY IMPORTANT RULE: DIDs in MOR MUST be in E.164 format.

You can reach window, with list of all DIDs, in SETTINGS –> Billing –> DIDs:

File:Dids updated.png

User/Dial Plan and Device show who will answer when dialing this DID.

Clicking on User or Device brings you to their settings. If you click on the Image:callflow.png icon, you will go to the device's Call Flow window.

In this page you can

  • Add new DID(s)
  • Reach Bulk management
  • Export DIDs to CSV
  • Reach page to change DID Rates
  • Update DID settings
  • Search only by DID Owner, when using search field called Owner, or search by either DID Owner or DID Reseller at once, when using search field called User.
  • Hide Terminated DIDs. When option "Hide Terminated DIDs" is checked, terminated dids will be hidden until option is unchecked. Clear search button or relogin will not clear the checked option.
  • Search by User type.
  • Search by inclusive Balance range (only for Owners).
  • Search by User status (only for Owners).



[edit] Status

Status is very important. For every just-created DID, the status is Free.

A DID can have several statuses:

  • Free – this status means that the DID is free to be reserved for any user/device. You can also Terminate it.
  • Reserved – the DID is reserved but NOT actually used for a user. "Reserved" is useful at the negotiation stage before signing a contract. When a user decides to sign up, we Activate the DID. We can also make the DID Free.
  • Active – the DID is assigned to a Device and is functional. We can Close it.
  • Closed – the DID is no longer functional, so that all calls going to this DID will get Hangup. One important feature of this state: when a DID is Closed, it will be closed for a set time (the default is 90 days) in case the user changes his mind and decides to use this DID again. This is useful when a user is not paying for services, as we can suspend the DID by using Closed. MOR will make it Free after the Closed period runs out. You can manually make it Free or Terminate this DID.
  • Terminated – the DID is no longer used in MOR. It remains only for historical purposes. You can make it Free if you want.



[edit] Add new DID(s)

In the main DIDs window, if you want to add new DID(s), click on Image:add.png New DID:

Image:dids5.png

In this window you can:

  1. Select DID(s) details
  2. Add one DID or series of DIDs
  3. Import DID(s) from CSV file


NOTE: You should select the Provider which sold you this DID. DID Provider is ONLY for informational purposes. If you do not know which Provider to assign - create dummy Provider to represent company from which you buy DID. If this is fake DID - assign any Provider you want. If your DID Provider has several IP addresses (as DIDWW) and you configured several Providers in MOR - assign ANY configured Provider.



[edit] VIDEO: How to create a DID



[edit] Details

  • Provider – DID Provider is ONLY for informational purposes. If you do not know which Provider to assign - create dummy Provider to represent company from which you buy DID. If this is fake DID - assign any Provider you want. If your DID Provider has several IP addresses (as DIDWW) and you configured several Providers in MOR - assign ANY configured Provider.
  • Language – option to set language for voice prompts in the Asterisk Dial Plan
  • Call limit – describes how many simultaneous calls DID can receive. 0 (zero) means that calls are unlimited.
  • Max Call Duration (Timeout) – a number of seconds before a Call via DID is terminated (NOTE: due to a global safeguard Calls are terminated ~3 sec. earlier than this setting).
  • Comment – option to save some notes about DID.
  • PIN – a numeric PIN code to secure a DID.
  • PIN retries – a number of allowed attempts to enter a PIN code.
  • Sound file to reenter PIN – a Sound File that is played before the next attempt to enter a PIN Code.
  • IVR if PIN fails – an IVR the Call is transferred to when all attempts to enter a PIN Code fail. NOTE: when all PIN attempts fail and IVR if PIN fails is None, a Call is terminated with a Hangupcause Code 275.
  • Grace Time – if call duration is less than Grace Time, it will not be accounted, for example: Grace Time = 3s, call duration <= 3s, then price for the call = 0
  • Timeout Digit – the maximum amount of time permitted between digits when the user is typing in a number. When this timeout expires after the user has started to type in a number, the number will be considered complete, and will be interpreted (sent to the system). Works both with entering destination and ANI/PIN.
  • Timeout Response – the maximum amount of time permitted for user to START entering a number. If the user does not begin typing a number in this amount of time, system will notify that nothing was entered. Once the user begins to type a number, system will wait for Digit Timeout to be reached, and Response Timeout has no effect no more.
  • CallerID Name Prefix – option to add a CallerID Name prefix to the incoming CallerID.
  • Tone zone – option to set tone zones. Tone zone is a different ring tone depending on destination (country).
  • Tariff for Calling Card – option to set a tariff for DID which will be applied for a calling card. It will not be important what tariff is assigned for that card's group.



[edit] Settings

If you want to edit a DID's settings, click on the Image:edit.png icon.

Image:dids4.png

The above window is for Free DID. You can:

  1. Change details
  2. Reserve DID for User.
  3. Assign to Dial Plan.
  4. Terminate a DID.



[edit] Reserve DID for User

When a DID is assigned to a Device (Reserve for User first), you have a few different choices:

Image:dids3.png

Here you can:

  1. Change details.
  2. Assign DID to device. Here you can select different Devices for the same user. For select Trunk Device is next section.
  3. Assign DID to Trunk. Here you can select different Trunk Devices for the same user.
  4. Stop a DID subscription and reserve the DID for 90 days (by default) to this user in case he changes his mind and wants to get the DID back.



[edit] Assign to Dial Plan

When DID is assigned to Dial Plan, in DID settings you can:

  1. Change details.
  2. Make DID free.

When you have Quickforward Rule for this DID, in DID edit you will see additional notice:

Image:DID_edit_collisions_with_qf_rule.png‎



[edit] Delete DID

At first, mark it as "not used" (Free). Then terminate it. When you do, you will see Image:delete.png next to the DID in the main DID window. By clicking on it, you can delete the DID.



[edit] DID bulk management

In the main DIDs window, click Image:edit.png Bulk Management and you will be able to perform various actions with a series of DIDs:

Image:dids6.png

Here you can choose which DIDs to update and what to do:

  • Update - option to change some of DID details, Reserve DID for User (only free DIDs can be reserved) or Make DID free.
  • Delete - option to delete DIDs by Provider or make DIDs Free/Terminated/Closed.
  • Manage rates - option to change Rates for DID Billing.
  • Assign DID to Trunk.
  • Reserve for User - option to reserve DID for User (only free DIDs can be reserved).
  • Assign Dial Plan - option for Assign DID to Dial Plan



[edit] Allowing Users to route their DIDs

Since MOR X5 users are able to route their DID to a Device or an External Server . This functionality can be enabled in SETTINGS -> Setup -> Visual by checking the 'Allow User to assign DID to Device:' setting.

Once the functionality is enabled, the user will be able to see an Edit icon, in his DIDs list.

File:Dids_list_with_did_routing.png‎

By pressing the icon, the user will be redirected to a page where he will be able to route his DID either to one of his MOR Devices, or to a Device on an external server (eg. SIP/370xxxxxx@123.123.123.123).

File:Did_routing_panel.png‎

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