Calling cards

The Calling Cards remains a major segment in the enhanced telephony services.

Calling Cards operators usually target niche markets segmented by various demographic or ethnic characteristics. Calling Cards have been especially popular for making low cost international calls.

Coupled with open source Asterisk server or commercial (Cisco, Quintum and other VoIP gateways) AVAVoIP offers a turnkey Calling Cards solution. Backed by its carrier grade real time call authorization and call accounting platform as well as its flexible billing and CRM solutions AVAVoIP minimizes the time to market and total cost of ownership.

 

Who can use AVAVoIP Calling Cards solution?

  • ISPs, ASPs and ITSPs who want to extend and enhance their residential and retail services with calling cards offerings
  • Service providers who wish to attract niche target retail markets or ethnic groups
  • Telephony service providers with established retail networks
  • Call Shop and Internet CafĂ© operators who want to expand their service offerings

 

The AVAVoIP Solution

AVAVoIP provides a comprehensive solution for the Calling Cards business model.

Core features include:

  • Ability to create multiple prepaid packages in user subscription plans
  • Prepare custom recurring, one time or manual charges and fees
  • Prepare and customize PIN batches
  • Track PIN activation and PN utilization
  • Flexible priority routing based on: priority, cost, quality, prefix match for maximum margins
  • Real time IVR call authorization and call routing
  • One stage and two stage call authorization
  • Real time call rating, costing and margin calculations
  • Call failover of up to 5 best routes for best end user experience
  • Comprehensive revenue assurance reports for profitability analysis
  • Comprehensive traffic reports for assessing routes performance
  • Ready to use package with Asterisk servers

 

How it is done?

Single Stage Authentication

  • End user has provisioned his/her calling number in AVAVoIP
  • End user makes call to service provider access number
  • The IVR server uses the incoming calling number to authenticate the user
  • IVR server requests destination number
  • IVR server performs service authorization based on current account balance
  • AVAVoIP routes the call via VoIP termination provider
  • On call hang-up the system rates and records the call

 

Two Stage Authentication

  • End user has provisioned his/her calling number in AVAVoIP
  • End user makes call to service provider access number
  • IVR server prompts the user to enter PIN number for authentication
  • IVR server requests destination number
  • IVR server performs service authorization based on current account balance
  • AVAVoIP routes the call via VoIP termination provider
  • On call hang-up the system rates and records the call