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:

  1. 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.
  2. Define a tariff for each Trunk Group. In this case, define two tariffs in the Tariff database. For more information on tariffs see Sample Tariff.
  3. Set up one or more dialing rules. Associate a tariff and Trunk Group with each dial string.
  4. 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.