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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To install A2Billing, refer to the wiki at Installation but in brief you will need to do the following: Which group of CID to deliver to the called party are defined against each rate in the Add Rate section. Billing Introduction The Billing screens are where payments and general accounting takes place. Broadband is also required by the web interface to allow your customers to sign up online, and to make payments via Paypal.
The rate-card simulator allows the rates to be checked without making any calls, so that the rate you intended to charge is indeed the charge that is made. There are several templates created by default. The Generate customers section allows the administrator to create multiple cards with the same properties, which can then be printed on physical cards and sold via retail outlets.
The remaining fields can be imported via the interface, simply select the fields that you require. Create Invoices Allows the operator to create invoices, and optionally send out the invoices by email. Having created a customer, they can be set up as SIP Friends. The DID available to the customer is selected via the customer screen. Alternatively, a previous backup can be uploaded from your own file system.
The rates against the rate-card will then be listed. Post-pay customers pay the operator on receipt of an invoice, after the call has been made. Details Package Shows the number of calls and the cost of those calls which have been made under each package. Each time that the customer makes a call, the balance can be read out to them.
Create Call Plan A rate-card has to be created first. There are 2 buttons against each customer which allow the invoice and payment history to be viewed. This is installed on Mqnual and allows you to make configuration changes to Linux, and the services that it runs via a simple web interface.
DID Callback – Each customer is given their own personal trigger number. List Recurring service The services previously created are listed here with the option to edit or delete the service. This can be a useful reference for revenue protection and assessing unusual traffic pattterns. Asterisk is designed by Digium, maual given that they supply the cards, one expects the cards to work with Asterisk with the a2billinh of effort. Create Mail Template New mail templates can be created.
Generate Customers The Generate customers section allows the administrator to create multiple cards with the same properties, which can then be printed on physical cards and sold via retail outlets. Show Mmanual Lists the callback servers that have been added to the system for making calls.
Documentation (Admin) | A2Billing
Having said that, building the system is fairly simple using readily available tools. Create a provider under Trunk — Create Provider Configure the trunk in A2Billing Create a ratecard, there need not be any rates in the rate-card for the present time. Pre-paid customers have to charge their account with a sum of money before they can make calls. Generate Voucher Generate vouchers is to bulk create a number of vouchers, which may be printed and sold to customers.
Add the rate cards created above to the tariff group using the Add Tariff Plan button. The system allows a prefix to be added or removed from every call using this trunk, and a failover trunk can defined, so that should a trunk fail, it will move on to the next working trunk available. Lists the callback servers that have been added to the system for making calls. When the system is first installed, the default usernames passwords are:.
Manually adding customer payment in A2Billing
However, to manuall the liability and debt risk, a credit limit can be set-up within the system, which if exceeded; the customer will be able to make no more calls. The settings for the payment gateway are configured within a2billing. Add Charge Charges are added against a customer in this screen. Speed dials are listed here. The size and specification of the PC will be based on the number of concurrent calls that are expected to pass through the platform, and the codecs chosen by the calling card operator.
Individual SIP parameters can be edited here. The SIP client needs to be given the address of the platform, the username is the card number, and the password is the password found in list customers. The destinations that are to be included in the free minutes package are selected within the rate card.
WinSCP provides a Windows Explorer style graphical user interface to the Calling card server that allows you to drag and drop files a2gilling and from the calling card server, as well as providing basic functionalities such as edit, delete and Zip. Vouchers can be given an expiry date. When a Sub Admin logs on, they will only see the menus to which they are entitled to view.
Cards can be topped up via the customer a2bjlling 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.
Vouchers are created with unique randomly nanual numbers on them. Caller IDs are listed in this screen. Provides a terminal screen from your Windows based computer to the calling card server. List Voucher Vouchers are a mechanism whereby customers can top up their cards by purchasing a voucher from a retail outlet.
The call reports screen shows the call data records laid out in different formats, with graphs and filtering criteria to analyse traffic on the platform, and to analyse the usage on individual calling cards. Database Restore This screen lists all the backups that have been made, and the system can restore the selected backup by clicking restore. When that number is called, it is pre-programmed to call back the customer on a pre-defined number. Any internet attached asterisk server can be added, and callbacks triggered from that server.
The numbers are generated randomly with no obvious pattern, so that a hacker cannot calculate valid card numbers.
Call Report This provides a customisable call report for all calls along with costs and margins. The customer triggers the callback in some way, they recieve a2bliling call, and are given secondary dial tone, or are connected directly to the called party.