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13th July 2004 at 00:19 #26890mikeGuest
for what its worth, you left off the best provider.14th July 2004 at 15:45 #26891pierreGuest
Who can tell me anythimg about http://callshopbilling.com16th July 2004 at 09:45 #26892Khoa NguyenGuest
We are using VocalTec VoIP system. They recommend us to use Eyebill billing system. In my view, Eyebill is very good for all, but for specific, customized billing system, we need a domestic provider so we choose one. But, when we are moving to provide real-time service (prepaid service), we need a specific billing system that can handle realtime service. Please suggest us, if you can.17th July 2004 at 21:04 #26893best for the bucksGuest
Which voip billing is best for the bucks ?
Thanks20th July 2004 at 17:18 #26894Appan KHGuest
The key parameter in telecom is call completion with quality. The billing shall include intelligent LCR for quality service.21st July 2004 at 17:34 #26895mikeGuest
for real time, sysmaster offers the best value. stable and versatile billing options21st July 2004 at 23:40 #26896Honza VomackaGuest
Sysmaster solution seem to be “cheap” on the purchase order, but you will pay the price by ordering extra modules which you will need for the normal operation. What’s even better – when you need to purchase module A, you will find out that it also requires modules B and C – and there is no documentation on the module dependencies which you can study in advance.22nd July 2004 at 00:05 #26897response to HonzaGuest
your answer is pure mythology.
If you customize the system initially, it won’t cost alot, and it still will be less than the others you mention.
If you want to test and have it hosted, go to voipamericas…
they use VM22nd July 2004 at 02:49 #26898Honza VomackaGuest
No, thanks – I do not need a hosted VM. I use PortaSwitch, which is open-source (so I can make my own development/modification if I wish!) and I do not have to pay for extra ports, modules or new features. Plus it supports many features which are just absent in VM (rates to be effective in the future, templates, invoice designer, …)22nd July 2004 at 05:21 #26899cost ?Guest
How much a reasonable cost on voip billing or even porta switch?
Thanks22nd July 2004 at 09:46 #26900Appan KHGuest
In deciding VOIP billing software you need to make a decision that you want to use the Sw for Telecom operation or you want to modify , support upgrade the billing software along with your telecom operations.
Pl. keep in mind that software support modifications is different from telecom operations. No company can do both.
If you want to be in only core telecom operation you need to go for quality and reliable biling softwate and take the support from software venders.22nd August 2004 at 11:26 #26901eminGuest
below is the number of references google finds for each of the listed billing solutions. this list is sorted. we used these keywords billing+voip+prepaid+phone together with the web address of the vendor. we launched this discussion in april to receive recomendations on voip billing solutions. we’ve already choosen our billing. it is in this list but not the first one. hope the moderator will not delete this post, it is not an ad: first – this list can be checked (then one can decide to trust google or not), second – our choice is not from the top of this list (it is to show how many solutions to be considered by one who looks for voip billing). will send our choice with the next post.
1 advcomm22nd August 2004 at 17:25 #26902Noname to all about billingGuest
Everyone trying a new billing system should try the following test:
1) Place one call ,on prepaid mode. What will be the normal prepaid calling card operation:
When the first call is in progress, make a second call using the same account number: You guys will be surprised how many systems could be tricked that way to give you two $5:00 dollars calls on a single $5:00 dollars card.
Matter of fact, unlimited ammount of calls could be done that way unless one of the callers hung up and the ammount gets deducted from the balance.
2) Second test: Make one call on prepaid mode like before.When you finish the call, dial a second call using a dialer or speed dial from a phone with memory.
Some billings will take few seconds to access the DB and deduct the ammount of the previus call from the balance, allowing a second, very fast call that will get the full balance, like the first call never was made.
Oh, yeah. I read all this in a book. Never happened to me.
I will not name companies, but this troubles are present on the billing system on the list.22nd August 2004 at 20:17 #26903eminGuest
to: Noname to all about billing
concerning the first problem “When the first call is in progress, make a second call using the same account number:” – the solution is – no more than one simultaneous access is allowed to accounts running in prepaid mode.23rd August 2004 at 03:27 #26904Noname to EminGuest
Well, sound simple enough.
But you could not do it on the gateway, needs to be done on the billing.
And the billing does not have that option, is wide open to abuse.
And that billing system is on the list published .
Seems something so basic that anyone writing software will have thought of it, but again…..