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Rates Management module has the ability to apply an additional custom rate to destinations. In other words, the A-number billing allows configuring translations and applying additional custom rates for respective calls. For example, you can set different prices for calls within Europe and when calling from outside the Europe.

Methods to configure A-number billing 

1) Starting from the version 3.11.2, configure A-number billing via certain Tags. To do so, follow the next steps:

  • Go to Management > Traffic Processing and add a translation of Orig type, which says the following: in case call comes from defined access number (use Src Match field), set a tag (for example, Europe) for this call in the Tags Add field.  
  • Then you need to create a separate rate and apply a tag to it:
    • Open the Management > Rate Tables section > Rates tab of a target rate table.
    • Click on the downwards arrow  icon in the Extra column of a target rate to apply a tag (for example, Europe). 
    • Select a policy (regular/additive) in the Policy field.


Tip

Regular rate - this policy signifies a usual rate definition for the event;
Additive (extra) rate - this policy indicates that additional rate will be added to a regular one for the event. 

To upload rates via Mass Import option, the file should contain a column with specified tags for rates.


2) From 3.10.4 to 3.11.2 version,
 configure A-number billing 
via particular Rate Group:

  • Go to Configuration > Groups > Rate Groups tab and create a new group, for example, Europe Group;
  • Go to Management > Traffic Processing and add a translation of Orig type, which says the following: in case call comes from defined access number (use Src Match field), set Europe Group as a rate group for this call;
  • Then open the Management > Rate Tables >tab and click on the downwards arrow  icon in the Extra Fields column to set a respective group (for example, Europe Group);

3) You may also configure via particular Orig Group (for earlier VCS versions up to 3.11.2):

  • Go to and create a group (Orig Traffic type), for example, Toll Free Group;

  • Go to Management > Traffic Processing and add a translation of Orig type, which says the following: in case call comes from defined access number (use Src Match field), put this call into the group (for example, Toll Free Group);

  • Open Rate Table of a target customer, go to Extra tab and apply extra rate for all calls in Orig Group (for example, Toll Free Group).