UK dial plan resource


#1

hi…

looking for UK centric resources for dial plans.
my understanding of how dial plan works is a bit limited but would like to get more of a hang of it.

main reason driving this is i have sipura sip phones which have a dial plan and AAH 2.5 which also has one (like u lot didn’t know) and want to get rid of the 3 or so second wait when user makes call… no one really wants to use the # key

Also using the dial plan wizard as an aid


#2

one thing i like about being in the UK is the simplicity of our dial plans. for me it seems to be 3,4,6,10 or 11 digit, plus international, and then you can tighten them up with number/pattern matching.

or are you up against only the sipura dialplan ? and the digit timeout is bothering you ? what do you have currently for both ?


#3

[quote=“baconbuttie”]one thing i like about being in the UK is the simplicity of our dial plans. for me it seems to be 3,4,6,10 or 11 digit, plus international, and then you can tighten them up with number/pattern matching.

or are you up against only the sipura dialplan ? and the digit timeout is bothering you ? what do you have currently for both ?[/quote]

firstly, thanks for the help.

currently have only the sipura’s (SPA-941’s) their dial plan is (xx.|*xx.|**xx.)

the dial pattern for the outbound routing to pstn, which is all we are using right now (apart from fwd, but is only for testing) is this cowboy-ed effort

1NXXNXXXXXX
NXXNXXXXXX
NXXXXXX
xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxx

for the trunk to the ZAP (pstn) there are no dialing rules set and each number is prefixed with 9

thanks


#4

can you edit your last post and add to your dialling rules what each one is for ? it would appear to be fairly US-ish :smiley:

rules i setup in an A@H install recently look something like this (can’t remember 100% !)

; to ZAP trunks
1XX (BT Services)
1XXX (1471,1571 etc)
08XXXXXXXX
08XXXXXXXXX

; to VoIP trunks
0[1-7]XXXXXXXXX
01452+XXXXXX

you might need to add other for international calls, and the last one is obviously a local modifier for an external service. combine the 2 and i would think you’re done.

your sipura dialplan looks very basic, matching just about anything !! if you’re using it with A@H have you removed the vertical service codes that conflict ? have you looked over at voxilla.com for a UK-specific plan ? although the examples above you probably do just as well.


#5

[quote=“baconbuttie”]can you edit your last post and add to your dialling rules what each one is for ? it would appear to be fairly US-ish :smiley:

rules i setup in an A@H install recently look something like this (can’t remember 100% !)

; to ZAP trunks
1XX (BT Services)
1XXX (1471,1571 etc)
08XXXXXXXX
08XXXXXXXXX

; to VoIP trunks
0[1-7]XXXXXXXXX
01452+XXXXXX

you might need to add other for international calls, and the last one is obviously a local modifier for an external service. combine the 2 and i would think you’re done.

your sipura dialplan looks very basic, matching just about anything !! if you’re using it with A@H have you removed the vertical service codes that conflict ? have you looked over at voxilla.com for a UK-specific plan ? although the examples above you probably do just as well.[/quote]

erm the dial plans i put in were just to allow me to phone out, basically they were borne out of ignorance and desperation, possibly not in that order.
the sipura dial plan was suggested by someone over at voxilla. i’ll do some further AAH searching on voxilla for dial plans.

as for the VSC’s i’m just googling that now… wasn’t even aware of this as such… so another thing to add to the list :smile:

again thanks


#6

i think the wiki pages for A@H could do with some guidance for making the changes for UK use. there’s a fair bit to change to make it work the way it should, the dial rules being just a small part.

i would get the permutations of dialstrings together that you envisage using, then concatenate them and put them in as your dialplan. remember to include any VSCs, A@H service codes and your internal extensions.


#7

[quote=“baconbuttie”]i think the wiki pages for A@H could do with some guidance for making the changes for UK use. there’s a fair bit to change to make it work the way it should, the dial rules being just a small part.

i would get the permutations of dialstrings together that you envisage using, then concatenate them and put them in as your dialplan. remember to include any VSCs, A@H service codes and your internal extensions.[/quote]

thanks getting a bit of a handle on things although the 9 to dial out on the trunk and 1471 threw me for a bit…

i’m putting this detail into the specific outbound routing part of AMP should i be putting it in the trunk section.

cheers


#8

it’s a bit of a mixture with AMP. you put patterns to add area codes into Dial Rules for trunks, but put the other dial patterns into Dial Patterns for an outbound route. think of these as being the codes to select a route, and you’ve already decided on the trunks that are going to service this route.