Outbound calls
  • 25 Jan 2024
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Who should read this article: Agents

How to use Agent Panel to make an outgoing phone call.

Introduction

The Agent Panel is a small browser-based WebRTC Softphone application that enables you to make and receive phone calls on your computer. It uses the device, usually a headset, that you have set up as your computer's microphone and speakers.

Review the Getting started article for information about how to log into Agent Panel and enable your microphone and speakers.

Agent Panel Default Home Screen

The Agent Panel provides call controls on the Call screen, such as a dial pad, call/end, hold, transfer, consultation, conference, mute/unmute, and call recording start/pause/stop, that enable you to handle inbound and outgoing phone calls.

Dialing a call

To dial a call, enter the phone number in the Enter number field. You can enter the phone number using your computer keyboard, by pasting a number from your computer clipboard, or by clicking the numbers on the Agent Panel dial pad.

Note

Ask your supervisor or administrator about any special requirements for dialing out, such as dialing prefixes.

Agent Panel Default Home Screen

To connect the call, click the Call button.

Agent Panel Click Call Button

When your contact answers the phone, the Call screen is displayed. The Call screen includes all the functions you need to handle the call. You hear the caller in your headset and can speak to them through your microphone.

Agent Panel Outbound Call

When you have finished the call, click End to hang up the call. If the contact hangs up their phone, the call automatically ends.

After call work

After your call ends, the Agent Panel displays the Wrap-up code screen. Your status is changed to After call work. Your organization defines the call wrap-up codes that appear in this view. Select the appropriate code according to your organization's business requirements.

Agent Panel ACW

Call screen

The Call screen is displayed in the Agent Panel when you are handling a call. It includes call controls and status information. The Call screen includes the following features and controls:

Information

The controls that are displayed are set up by your administrator, so you might not see all the call controls described in the following table.

Agent Panel Call Controls

FeatureDescription
1Called numberThe number you dialed (DNIS) and the elapsed time of the call
2Call controlsButtons enabling you to manage the call
HoldPlace the call on hold so that you and the contact cannot hear one another. For some features such as Consultation, the call is placed on hold automatically
Blind transferImmediately transfer to a number you dial a call without knowing if the call will be answered
KeypadEnter numbers using the dial pad to send DTMF. This is commonly used to navigate phone system menus.
MuteMute your microphone so that the contact cannot hear you
ConsultationSpeak to another employee about a contact’s case, without the contact hearing the conversation, and transfer the call when necessary
ConferenceInvite another party to join an active call, enabling all parties to hear and speak to one another
RecordStart, pause, and stop recording a call (this feature is not available in all contact centers)
3EndButton to hang up the call
4Volume controlCall volume control for your headset. Click it to mute the caller. Hover your mouse pointer to display the volume control slider.
5CIDThe Caller ID (CID) that is displayed to the contact on their phone
6StatusYour current availability status and how long you have been in that status. When you are on an outgoing call, your status is Outbound.
7Status menuYou cannot change your status while you are handling a call

HLR Lookup

Voiso's HLR Lookup, sometimes called Mobile Number Lookup, is a service that allows agents to validate a contact's phone number in real-time. Using the HLR Lookup feature, an agent can determine whether the contact is available to take a call.

Your contact center agents use the Voiso Agent Panel to perform an HLR Lookup request.

  1. In the Agent Panel home screen, click the Call history button to display the Call history screen.
  2. On the Call history screen, find the number of the contact to be called.
  3. Click the kabab menu to display the Call details screen.
  4. To make the HLR Lookup request, click the HLR Lookup button.
  5. The HLR Lookup result is displayed next to the number. You can now decide whether to make the call or not.
HLR Lookup resultDescription
AvailableThe number is active and can be called.
AbsentThe number is inactive and should not be called.
Unavailable in countryHLR Lookup is unavailable in the country where the number is located.
Is a landline numberThe number is a landline, not a mobile number. HLR Lookup does not support landlines.

HLR Lookup Agent Panel Number Is Available

For details about the HLR Lookup feature, refer to Phone number validation – HLR Lookup.


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