Each entry in the results list consists of:
The phone number.
The country that this DID number belongs to. It is auto-populated upon a DID upload or when a DID number is provisioned from DIDWW or DIDX.
The name of the vendor that provided this DID number. This is also a link that redirects you to the corresponding vendor page.
The name of the customer that this DID is assigned to. This is also a link that redirects you to the corresponding customer page.
The name of the pricing batch that this DID number is assigned to. This is also a link that redirects you to the page with the corresponding pricing batch. For unassigned DIDs, this column is empty.
A monthly amount a customer is charged for the DID number by a service provider. The recurring revenue (a service provider’s recurring sale price) is calculated as Recurring cost plus Additional recurring fee and Recurring fee markup.
Free of charge means that this DID number is free of charge for each entity it’s provided to and no additional fees defined in the pricing batch can be assigned to this DID number.
The name of the DID group the DID number belongs to.
A DID number can have one of the following statuses:
- In use – shows that the DID number is already being used by an account. This is also a link that redirects you to the corresponding account page.
- Not in use – shows that the DID is not in use and can be assigned to an account.
- Frozen – means that the DID number is unavailable for usage and is displayed to the PortaBilling administrator only. The newly added/uploaded DID numbers have the Frozen status by default. To unfreeze a DID number, assign it to a pricing batch or release it to the DID pool.
- Free for N days – shows the number of days that this DID number has been released from the customer it was previously assigned to.
To see detailed information about a DID number and its pricing, hover over a specific DID number and click the Details .
In the dialog that opens, you can see the following information about the DID number pricing:
- Activation cost – this is a one-time charge paid by a service provider to a vendor for the DID number activation. It is defined in the Activation cost field when you add the DID number.
- Activation sale price – this is the amount a service provider charges their customer for activating the DID number (service provider’s activation revenue). It is calculated as a sum of Activation cost and Activation profit (see below).
- Activation profit – this is the amount of a service provider’s profit from the activation of the DID number. You can specify this amount in the Additional activation fee field while creating the pricing batch.
- Recurring cost – this is a monthly amount a service provider is charged by a vendor for the DID number. You can specify it in the Recurring cost field when you add the DID number.
- Recurring sale price – this is the monthly amount that a service provider charges their customer for the DID number (service provider’s recurring revenue). This amount is calculated as a sum of Recurring cost and Recurring profit (see below).
- Recurring profit – this is the monthly amount of a service provider’s profit from the DID number. This amount is a sum of Additional recurring fee and Recurring fee markup specified within the pricing batch.
To manage one or multiple DIDs, select the DID(s) and click Manage. You can apply these operations to the selected DIDs:
- Assign the vendor batch – reassign a vendor batch for some numbers (this may be required if you decide to change the way you organize your vendor batches). You can only move DID numbers among batches from the same vendor.
- Assign the group – add DID numbers to a particular DID group.
- Assign the pricing batch – assign numbers to a pricing batch. Select None to return numbers to the pool of available DIDs.
- Assign the DID to the customer – assign DID numbers to a particular customer. The customer bears the charges for the DID usage.
- Pool management – the DID pool is a tool that allows you to control the DID numbers that will be provisioned by your customers and resellers. You can manage the DID pool as follows:
- Release DIDs to the pool – to allow customers and resellers to use DID numbers, release them to the pool of available DIDs. Any DID number which does not have the In use status can be released to the DID pool. To release a DID number that is used as an account, an account alias or an access number to the DID pool, delete/terminate/rename the corresponding entity first. Once back in the DID pool, DID numbers are unassigned from customers and pricing batches; therefore no charges are incurred for the customer and/or (sub)reseller and these released DID numbers are available for provisioning to all customers and resellers.
- Withdraw DIDs from the pool – if you need to prevent a particular DID number from being used by your customers or resellers, withdraw it from the DID pool. Once withdrawn, a DID number acquires frozen status. An administrator can withdraw a DID number from the pool unless it is already used by an account or a reseller that has assigned a pricing batch to this DID number on the reseller self-care interface.
Click OK to complete the operation. Click Cancel to return to the DID list.
To remove a DID from the inventory, select the number and click Delete. You can only delete those DIDs that are not in use.
Customize the panel
- Change table settings – click Settings in the title bar to customize columns and change row style.
- Re-order the columns – drag-and-drop the column headers right or left to place the columns in the order you want.
- Re-order the rows – click Arrow (or ) next to the column header to re-sort the rows. For example, the DID numbers list panel displays DID numbers in ascending order. You can re-sort them in the reverse order.
- Change the default number of results globally – use the Number of results dropdown list in the upper right corner to adjust the maximum number of rows that appear on the panel. By default, the panel displays 25 rows. Once the number is changed, it’s automatically saved, so the same number of rows is shown for PortaBilling entities, e.g., customer, account, reseller, etc.