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Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

Final statement published 1 October 2018 070 numbers are designed to be used for personal or ‘follow-me’ services. When someone calls a 070 number, their communications provider pays a wholesale termination charge to the 070 service provider for the call to reach the recipient. The caller is then charged a retail price by their communications provider for making that call. As part of the Call ...
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How to Use a VPN with VOIP

Fix VOIP audio and connectivity issues with a VPN Unblock Skype, Viber, and Google Hangouts Secure your video and voice chats with 256-bit encryption Save money on international calls Get instant access to more sites and services from anywhere in the world Get ExpressVPN  Why use a VPN for VoIP? Freedom Some countries in the Middle East and Asia block VoIP services like Skype...
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OpenTAP access number changes

Due to the new Ofcom regulation changes effective immediately you are required to change the access number for OpenTAP Due to legislation and regulation changes Ofcom has decided that as of October 2019 all 070 Personal Numbers will be re-rated to the cost of a mobile call. Therefore we can no longer support OpenTAP on the current access numbers 07045607101 or 07011106620. You must therefore chan...
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Billing minimums and increments

What are Billing Minimums / Increments? Billing minimum / Increments indicate what minimum and incremental measures of time are used to calculate the duration of each call, usually for billing purposes. Historically, billing increments have ranged anywhere from 60 seconds to 6 seconds or less. A “30/6″ billing indicates a 30 second minimum with subsequent 6 second increments...
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Limit the Ring No Answer (RNA) to 18 seconds for all call centre diallers

Ring No Answer (RNA) is the length of time that an outbound call rings before the predictive dialler hangs up with a call disposition of No Answer. Best practice is to set your dialler call timeout to 18 seconds per call, This also keeps you in line with the Ofcom "abandoned calls" regulations which is now 0% tolerance since March 2017. If asked “How should RNA time be set for maximum productivi...
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CAPS – Call Attempts Per Second

Call Attempts Per Second CAPS is a measure of the total number of call requests that can be made by a telecoms system or network each second. CAPS is a more accurate measure of call processing power than the commonly used CPS or Calls Per Second (see CPS). This is because making X number of call requests per second actually places more demand on a network than does handling all the calls that are...
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The understanding about what “abandoned calls” means for call centres

"Abandoned Calls" and prohibited by most telecom providers and regulators of the telecoms industry. Agan the subject has come up with call centre customers. "Abandoned Calls", "Call Blasting", "Missed Calls", this is all prohibited call traffic, which is not approved by any telecoms regulator and Ofcom have now banned it. As of March 2017 Ofcom announced 0% toleration on Abandoned Call Traffic...
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Missed Call Traffic Abuse and Scams

Missed Call Traffic Abuse and Scams If you receive a missed call on your mobile phone from a number you don't recognise, think twice before calling it back. That's because there's a chance if you do ring back, you could fall victim to a scam which could leave you out of pocket. The following explains more about 'missed call' scams, how to spot them and what to do if you think you may have f...
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Ofcom Regulations for Call Centres making outbound calls

Do you make outbound calls from your call centre? If so, you might fall under the ruling of the latest Ofcom Regulations. Outbound automated diallers were first introduced into the UK in the early 1990s. As a result of initial ‘over-enthusiasm’ by contact centres, the Telephone Preference Service was set up in 1999 and today has over 15 million phone numbers registered. The DMA Code of ...
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