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 Post subject: How would you setup this rate?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:35 am 
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I have a provider that rate his calls this way:

Sun-Thu from 7:00 to 19:00 - Hi rate
Friday from 7:00 to 13:00 - Hi rate

Sun-Thu from 19:00 to 7:00 - Low rate
Fri from 13:00 to Sun 7:00 - Low rate

What's the best way to configure rates for this provider? should I open rate for each day hi and low or is there an easier way to do that?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:41 pm 
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wow.. I didn't know I can ask questions that are so hard to answer...

Anyone? any answer would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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A2Billing cannot do what you need. At least not out of the box. If you are willing to write some cron jobs that will modify your rate on a specific and change them back on another specific time, than go right ahead. That will be an extremely ugly thing to do that I would not recommend though.


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Thank you for your answer, but I don't understand why it wouldn't work the hard way? Can't I can open rate for Sunday hi rate and another rate for Sunday low rate, this time I will cover all week, it's messy but looks fine, at least to me. Am I missing something here?


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Yes you can do this with A2B but you'll need to enter 13 (I think, I may have miscounted) rates, each specifying just one weekly time period.


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Thank you stavros, it is indeed lots of configuration and more than that, I have 7 dial zones for the same carrier...

Anyway, if there in no simple way to do this I will configure it manually and export the first set to a file an import it seven different times, I guess this is the only option I have.

Thanks again for both answers.


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You've got start-date (actually date+time) and stop-date that could be used. But you do run into quite a problem with that. You could setup some CRON job that would make those modifications on that field each day I guess. Sounds like a lot of work and hastle. Additionally ... you may need to give some consideration to how the billing is done. Like if a call begins in one time frame and ends in another ... how is the billing done?


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asiby wrote:
A2Billing cannot do what you need. At least not out of the box.


Shall I repeat my cut-line?


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krzykat wrote:
You've got start-date (actually date+time) and stop-date that could be used
But for what the OP is trying to achieve that would be a management nightmare. In this instance start time and stop time are much better suited, as they are automatically applied on a weekly cycle.

xrg wrote:
Shall I repeat my cut-line?
Please do. Does v200 support rates that are active in multiple time slots each week, rather than just the single time slot per rate that v1.3/v1.4 support?


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stavros wrote:
xrg wrote:
Shall I repeat my cut-line?
Please do. Does v200 support rates that are active in multiple time slots each week, rather than just the single time slot per rate that v1.3/v1.4 support?


Almost. The new "time-periods" system in v200 supports arbitrary number of periods groupped together under one code-name. Then, it is a matter of an one-liner function (not put yet in rates) to constraint any functionality to a code-named period.


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That`s why I said that it was not possible. Unless Eyal is using v200 which is most likely not the case.


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