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Recommended International Long Distance (ILD) Call Settings

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VoIPZone Enterprise

Recommended International Long Distance (ILD) Call Settings

December 1st, 2010


This document will outline the settings needed to allow or block international calling, international call forwarding and international call transfers at both the group and user level in Broadsoft. VoIPZone is recommending that each customer review this document and make changes to each account based on the needs of the customer. We are recommending these changes to alleviate any potential fraudulent international calling and call forwarding to international numbers which could result in excessive international calling charges to our partners and their end users.


Outgoing Calling Plan Disabling and Enabling International Calling Group Level


To disable all ILD calling at the group level please follow these instructions.


  1. Log in to Broadsoft using the group level admin account you have been provided.

  2. Click on the "Calling Plan" option on the left hand tool bar (note: if you do not have this option please contact [email protected]).

     
  1. Select the “Outgoing Calling Plan" and then set the “International" option to N. This will block all international dialing for the entire group. VoIPZone recommends this setting when international calling is not going to be needed at all for the customer. To allow international calling select Y.

     

 


Outgoing Calling Plan Disabling and Enabling International Call Forwards/Transfers Group Level


Fraudulent international calls both in the traditional TDM and now the IP world have been experienced when hackers access user voice mail accounts and set call forward for that user to an international number. This issue can be addressed in a couple of ways, first by making the voice mail pin password more secure and second by disabling international call forwards and transfers at either the group or user level in Broadsoft.


Voice Mail Pin - VoIPZone recommends using 5 or 6 digit numeric passwords, do not use sequential numbers (like 1-2-3-4) and do not use user extension numbers. In short make the voice mail pin as secure as possible and recommend to your customers that they change it frequently.


Disabling International Call Forwards/Transfers - VoIPZone recommends that even if your customer requires international calling that you disable international call forwards and transfers. By setting this option to NO you will be disabling the most prevalent area where hackers can access the system and run up un-wanted international calls. To disable international call forwarding/transfers please follow the instructions below.


  1. Log in to Broadsoft using the group level admin account you have been provided.

  2. Click on the “Calling Plan" option on the left hand tool bar (note: if you do not have this option please contact [email protected]).

  

 


  1. De-select the checkbox for international calls. This will disable all call forwards and transfers to international numbers.

  

 





Outgoing Calling Plan Disabling and Enabling International Calling User Level


User Level ability to dial international numbers can override group settings providing the custom settings option is selected under outgoing calling plan at the user level. This enables the administrator to be able to set up an enterprise so that only certain individuals within the enterprise can make international calls. To access user specific functions please follow the instructions below.


  1. Log in to Broadsoft using the group level admin account you have been provided.

  2. Click on the user search option and search for the user that you want to modify.

 

 


  1. Once you access their account click on the “Calling Plans"  option on the left hand toll bar.

 

 


  1. Now click on the “Outgoing Calling Plan" and then select “Custom Settings" and then select N in the international calling option. This will disable this user from making any outbound international calls.

 

 





Outgoing Calling Plan Disabling and Enabling International Call Forwards/Transfers - User Level


  1. Log in to Broadsoft using the group level admin account you have been provided.

  2. Click on the user search option and search for the user that you want to modify.

  

 


  1. Once you access their account click on the “Calling Plans" option on the left hand toll bar.

 

 


  1. Now select the Initiating Call Forwards/Transfers tab and then de-select the international option (note: VoIPZone recommends that you do this for all users again to block the ability of hackers to forward the users account to an international number).

 

 



If you need assistance with any of these settings please contact [email protected] and a representative will assist you in setting up the account to best fit the needs of the customer.




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