After we’ve created a trunk we need to create a ratecard and assign it to a call plan. This is the main part of the billing application and also the most complicated!
Initially I’m just going to create a ratecard that allows calls Leicester in the UK. The dialling code for Leicester is 0116 so the international prefix would be 44116 (44 being for the UK)
Creating a Ratecard
First click on the RATECARD menu on the left hand side of the screen
Then give your ratecard a name. I called mine “test-rate-card”
Assign the ratecard to use the trunk we created here
And click on CONFIRM DATA
Now we need to add a rate to our new ratecard. The rate is what determines how much we pay for the call and how much we charge for it.
So, click on “Add Rate”
The RATECARD will be the one we created above
The dial prefix is just for Leicester in the UK (44 = UK / 116 – Leicester)
DESTINATION is just a text description field
BUYING RATE is what I will pay for the call per minute. Callwithus prices are in $ so I will be paying just $0.014/minute.
BUYRATE MIN DURATION is the shortest time you will be billed for a call – check with your trunk provider
BUYRATE BILLING BLOCK is the time increment you will be billed for a call – check with your trunk provider
SELLING RATE – this is how much you will charge per minute for the call. So I have a $0.006/minute markup on my calls to Leicester
SELLRATE MIN DURATION is the shortest time you will charge for a call
SELLRATE BILLING BLOCK is the time increment you will charge for a call
And that’s all we need to change so click CONFIRM DATA
Creating a Call Plan
A callplan is a collection of rate cards. You might have many different rate cards with rates from many different providers and you bundle them up into a call plan and then assign the call plan to your customers.
Click on Create Call Plan
Give your call plan a name – I called mine “test-call-plan”
REMOVE INTER PREFIX has been changed to Yes. I need this because, in my rate card, my rate only has 44116 (and not the international code 00 or 011 in front of it) so if the customer dials the international access code I need to remove it.
Click on CONFIRM DATA
Now we need to go in and assign the rate card to our call plan
Click on EDIT to the right of the call plan we created
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you can see the rate cards assigned to the callplan. At this point there won’t be any.
So click on the “test-rate-card” we created and then ADD RATECARD
Now click CONFIRM DATA