Setting Up Tariffs for Different Types of Lines
This example outlines the steps needed to set up
tariffs for different types of fax phone lines (for example,
leased lines and regular phone lines). It involves the same basic
process as the other tariff examples with the added complexity of
setting up Trunk Groups (naming the different types of phone lines).
This example assumes that you are familiar with defining dialing rules.
See The Dialing Rule Database for more information.
When using different types of fax phone lines there are usually different
rates associated with the different lines.
You want the fax scheduler to know the rates on each line because the
fax scheduler will try to find the least expensive way to send your faxes.
Therefore, you create a different tariff for a different type of line.
The following steps outline the steps involved in naming the lines
and assigning a tariff to each type of line:
- Define the Trunk Groups in the
Fax Line database. This lets you
assign a name to each type of line. For example, you might have five
phone lines, four of which are regular phone lines and one of which
is a leased line. You could have two trunk groups in this case: one
called Regular and the other called Leased.
- Define a tariff for each Trunk Group. In this case, define two
tariffs in the Tariff database. For more information on tariffs see
- Set up one or more dialing rules.
Associate a tariff and Trunk Group with each dial string.
- Give the users permission to use the Dialing Rules.
If you have one phone line but, by using different access codes, you
can access different types of lines or carriers, see Using Multiple Tariffs on One Type of Line.