This article gives a detailed overview of SIP Trunking Admin Portal features:

Viewing Your Locations

Viewing location general information

Viewing and editing location Caller ID

Viewing and editing location 911 address

Viewing Your Phone Numbers

Viewing location call history

Viewing and editing phone number caller ID

Viewing and editing phone number failover routing

Viewing and editing phone number 911 address

Viewing phone number call history

Viewing Enhanced Numbers

Setting up Statement Settings

Finding Billing Information

Viewing Your Locations

In order to view your locations and their associated phone numbers, navigate to the Locations page. The table on this page displays all of the locations that have SIP Trunking phone service. A location is defined as the address where a SIP Trunking PBX resides. If you have remote extensions, the location is the address of the main PBX call processing unit. You may have more than one phone system at the same physical address but it will show up as multiple locations here. To view and make changes to your phone lines assigned to a specific location, click on the location name.

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To view and make changes to your phone number, expand the phone numbers under the location and click the phone number hyperlink.

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Green and gray icons near your phone number will help you to understand phone number type:

  • Green 911 icon – This is the 911 default phone number for this SIP Trunking location. Each location has a single 911 default phone number. 911 calls made from this location will use this default phone number as the callback number provided to the emergency services operator unless you are calling from a phone that has its own specific 911 callback number.
  • Gray 911 icon – This is a dedicated 911 telephone number for a specific phone. 911 calls made from a dedicated number will use the dedicated phone number itself as the callback number to the emergency services operator. This option is useful for remote extensions that reside at a different physical address from the main PBX. Please note this phone must send this phone number as the Caller ID when calling 911 for the operator to receive the correct address.
  • No 911 icon – 911 calls made from these numbers will use the location’s 911 default phone number as the callback number provided to the emergency services operator.

Viewing Location General Information

To view general information about your location, navigate to the Overview tab.

The information on this page defines various configuration elements specific to the phone lines at this location. This information cannot be changed through this page so please contact Customer Service for changes. If you have a large number of locations, you may create a nickname in order to easily sort and find locations. A nickname might refer to a location such as San Diego, CA or something more specific such as Corporate Office.

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Viewing and Editing Location Caller ID

To view and change the phone number that will be presented when you place a call from any phone at this location/phone system, navigate to the Outbound Caller ID tab.

Through this page, you may change Caller ID attributes for the entire location. Depending on how your phone system has been configured, you can either have your phone system provide the outbound Caller ID or set it here. The caller ID set here will only be utilized when the phone system sends no outbound Caller ID.

You may only enter an outbound Caller ID number that has been assigned to your company. You may also block outbound Caller ID.

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Viewing and Editing Location 911 Address

To view and change 911 address of the location, navigate to the 911 address tab.

This page allows you to change the 911 address for a specific location (you may also change the 911 location for a specific phone number providing your phone system supports this function through the Phone numbers tab). You must change the 911 address anytime you change the physical location of the phone system. To change the 911 address for a location:

  1. Enter the new address in the address fields provided
  2. Read and acknowledge 911 address policy and limitations
  3. Click the Save changes button
  4. Wait for the web page to confirm that the address is with the coverage area

Note: it is very important that this phone resides at the address shown on the screen. If you dial 911 from the phone and disconnect without giving the 911 dispatcher your address, the 911 dispatcher will send help to the address shown on the screen.

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Viewing Your Phone Numbers

To view and make changes to your phone number, navigate to Locations tab and either:

  • Expand the phone numbers under the location and click the phone number hyperlink
  • Open the location (click the location name) and navigate to Phone numbers tab

Green and gray icons near your phone number will help you to understand phone number type:

  • Green 911 icon – This is the 911 default phone number for this SIP Trunking location. Each location has a single 911 default phone number. 911 calls made from this location will use this default phone number as the callback number provided to the emergency services operator, unless you are calling from a phone that has its own specific 911 callback number.
  • Gray 911 icon – This is a dedicated 911 telephone number for a specific phone. 911 calls made from a dedicated number will use the dedicated phone number itself as the callback number to the emergency services operator. This option is useful for remote extensions that reside at a different physical address from the main PBX. Please note this phone must send this phone number as the Caller ID when calling 911 for the operator to receive the correct address.
  • No 911 icon – 911 calls made from these numbers will use the location’s 911 default phone number as the callback number provided to the emergency services operator.

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Viewing Location Call History

To view call history of a specific location or trunk group, navigate to the Call history tab.

This page allows you to view call history by month for inbound and outbound calls for a location. You may view call history in your browser window or download your call history as a CSV file, a comma-delimited file format used with programs such as Microsoft Excel.

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Viewing and Editing Phone Number Caller ID

To view and edit the phone number that is presented when you place a call from a phone that has been assigned this phone number, navigate to Outbound caller ID tab. Outbound caller ID can be provided by your phone system or by the information on this page. Before making a change to your outbound caller ID, please consult with your PBX installation/maintenance vendor.

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Viewing and Editing Phone Number Failover Routing

To view and change the phone number that the network will automatically reroute any incoming call to, should your phone system suffer an outage, navigate to Outbound Caller ID tab.

Failover routing automatically sends calls to an alternate phone number (such as a mobile phone) if, for some reason, the phone system is unavailable. Failover routing works automatically on a call-by-call basis and once configured, there is nothing else to do. Enter your failover number in the field provided and click the Save changes button.

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Viewing and Editing Phone Number 911 Address

To view and change 911 address of a specific phone number, navigate to the 911 address tab.

This page allows you to change the 911 address for a specific phone number (you may also change the 911 address for the entire location through the Location > 911 address page). It is only recommended to change the 911 address for a specific phone number if you are utilizing remote phone extensions. You must change the 911 address anytime you change the physical location of a remote phone. To change the 911 address for a remote phone number:

  1. Enter the new address in the address fields provided
  2. Read and acknowledge 911 address policy and limitations
  3. Click the Save changes button
  4. Wait for the web page to confirm that the address is with the coverage area

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Note: it is very important that this phone resides at the address shown on the screen. If you dial 911 from the phone and disconnect without giving the 911 dispatcher your address, the 911 dispatcher will send help to the address shown on the screen.

Viewing Phone Number Call history

To view call history of a specific phone number, navigate to the Call history tab. This page allows you to view call history by month for inbound and outbound calls for a specific phone number. Call history will always display inbound calls by phone number, but depending on how your phone system is configured you may or may not see outbound calls recorded. You may view call history in your browser window or download your call history as a CSV file, a comma-delimited file format used with programs such as Microsoft Excel.

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Viewing Enhanced Numbers

Enhanced numbers are phone numbers with additional features such as Auto Attendant, Virtual numbers, WebFax and Conferencing numbers.

Navigate to the Enhanced Numbers tab to view and sort a list of your Enhanced Numbers. By clicking the phone number link associated with a specific Enhanced Number, you will be automatically logged into the web for that number without having to re-enter your PIN.

You can request additional enhanced numbers by contacting Support.

Setting up Statement Settings

Statement Settings allow you to enter an email address to receive a copy of your voice explanation of charges each month. You may choose between PDF and/or CSV format. To setup Statement Settings:

  1. Navigate to the Statement settings page
  2. Enter a valid email address in the Add email address of recipient field
  3. Select the type of attachment you wish
  4. Click the Add button

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Note: if you uncheck Enable explanation of charges statement in CSV format, the system will not generate this information for the account.

Finding Billing Information

The Billing section can potentially provide two items depending on the age of your account. Older accounts that have been migrated from older billing systems will provide a link to access older Invoices from that billing system. Additionally, in the new Admin Portal, the location of all billing information changed. This tab helps direct you to the new home of your billing information.

QoS Tool

With the QoS tool, you can check detailed information on the quality of all your calls as well as determine the reasons for the call quality to drop.

At the top of the page you can find call statistics summary for 24 hours, weekly, and monthly periods:

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Call summary

On the Summary section of the QoS tool, you may access the details for the calls placed from your account. You may find three search options there:

  • All calls that have connected for today, the last 7 days and 30 days
  • Search using a custom range
  • Search for a specific number

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Once the parameters for the query are specified (or pre-made option, such as calls for the last 7 days, is selected), the system will redirect you to the Call Summary page, where all the results are displayed. On this page, you can find summarized QoS stats (at the top) and a detailed list of the calls (right beneath the QoS summary).

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To find detailed information for a specific call it is necessary to click on the call's entry or click the Details button nearby the call information.

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  • Summary
  • QoS analysis

Summary tab

On the Summary tab, we can see how the call was routed. This also gives us short QoS information, as well as the information on where the quality drop occurred.

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QoS Analysis tab

There would be 3 main reasons for the quality of service deterioration:

  • Jitter
  • Round-Trip delay
  • Package loss.

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Note: jitter stats are stored only for 7 days.