Rate decks and usage plans

Manage your rates and calling plans for metered or consumption based billing

TimelyBill offers several ways to create usage plans and apply them for call rating. Rates are grouped into rate decks* which are wrapped into a usage plan. These plans are then assigned to a service, or added to a product in the product catalog.

Usage rates can be added manually using the configuration screen. For bulk changes, you can import rate data using a spreadsheet. This option helps manage a large file of rates.

  • Calling Plans
    • Definable call periods
    • Connection charges
    • Weekend or Holiday rates
    • Build custom call types (i.e. local, intra-lata, on-network)
    • Minimum billable connection times
    • Billable increments
    • Free local minutes
    • Free long distance minutes
    • Call rounding options
    • 2-6 decimal places
    • Minimum calling charges
    • Maximum calling charges
    • Option to fix plans to specific products
  • International Plans
    • Create new plans entering only rates different from the default plan
    • 10 digit and country code based rates
    • Connection charges
    • Minimum billable connection times
    • Billable increments
    • Call rounding options
    • 2-6 decimal places
    • Assigned custom country, area names
    • Free minute assignment across multiple dial codes
    • IP or Bandwidth Plans
  • Time or Bandwidth Based Plans
    • Rate per connection
    • Rate per increment up and down
    • Multiple units (Kbs, Mbs, etc.)
    • Rate per unit up and down
    • Minimum units up and down
    • Free units up and down
    • Time Units (Minute, Hour, Day)
    • Rounding options

*A rate deck is a table that shows a call destination and cost to complete. Oftentimes, there are two different costs to be considered, based on the locations of the caller and recipient.