Business Support

Updating a time-of-day routing plan

In Control Center, you can specify the time of day you want calls redirected to a specific location. If your needs change, you can update the call plan.

To update an existing time-of-day routing plan:

  1. Click the Products & Services tile, then click the Inventory subtile.

    Control Center displays a list of all services assigned to the accounts under your enterprise ID. If you have more than ten services, you can view the rest of your services by clicking one of the green linked Show numbers at the top of the list or you can click the green down arrow at the bottom of the list to add ten services at a time to the view.
  1. Search for the service you want to update routing in one of these ways:

    • Sort your services using the Sort by… list (e.g., Service Type). You can toggle between descending and ascending order using the arrow to the right of the Sort by… list.

    • Filter your services by selecting an option from the View All (Default) list.

    • Search for the service (by service type, account, etc.) using the Search by… field and search box. (To search using multiple search criteria, click Advanced Search, then fill in your search criteria and click Apply Search Filters. When you're done, click Close Advanced Search.)

  2. When you find the service you want to route call traffic for, click the green arrow on the right of the line for the service, the Details section opens.

    In the example below:

    • The default call plan, designated by a dark gray bar, is known as the global default.

    • The time-of-day routing, designated by a light blue bar, is known as a feature.

    • Three time periods, each designated by a light gray bar, are known as rules.

    • Calls from 6:00 am–9:59 am ET go to a number in Virgina.

    • Calls from 10:00 am–4:59 pm ET go to a number in Colorado.

    • Calls from 5:00 pm–10:00 pm go to a number in Arizona.
  1. From the Call Plan More Actions list, select Edit Call Plan.

  2. To make changes:

    • To remove the time-of-day routing entirely, click the light blue bar, then click Delete Feature.

    • To remove one of the time periods, click the light gray bar for the rule, then click Delete Rule.

    • To add another rule, click the light blue bar, click Add Rule, select the button for either DED (dedicated trunk) or SWI (switched ANI), select a trunk/ANI from the ANI list, scroll to the bottom, select the day/holiday, then click Update. (If you don't see the trunk/ANI you need, click ADD ANI TO THE LIST, fill in the fields, and click Add.)

    • To change the time for a rule, click the light gray bar for the rule, scroll down to the Routing Criteria section, make your changes, then click Update.

    • To change the terminating number or the terminating route type (e.g., switched or dedicated) for one of the rules, click the light gray bar for the rule, select the button for either DED (dedicated trunk) or SWI (switched ANI), select a trunk/ANI from the ANI list, scroll to the bottom, then click Update. (If you don't see the trunk/ANI you need, click ADD ANI TO THE LIST, fill in the fields, and click Add.)

Note: Your times cannot overlap. If you have one time period ending at 10, the next one cannot start until 10:01. Also, you can use the 24-hour clock fromat—e.g, 17:00 for 5:00 pm. But, if you use the 12-hour clock, Control Center will automatically convert it to the 24-hour clock.

  1. When you're done making changes, scroll to the bottom of the screen, then click Save Changes.

  2. Enter a date and time to schedule when you want the new routing to activate, then click Submit.

Did you know? To change the time zone for the time-of-day feature, click the light blue bar, make your changes, then click Save.