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BYOC enables you to use a phone number provided by an external carrier without losing the functional benefits of Freshdesk Contact Center. This is different from number porting where the carrier associated with a number is changed. With BYOC, the carrier remains the same and you can retain your number and pricing benefits provided by the carrier.
When is BYOC useful?
BYOC is useful when:
You wish to utilize the features of Freshdesk Contact Center without losing your carrier
Freshdesk Contact Center does not have numbers in the regions you operate in
Your existing number cannot be ported into Freshdesk Contact Center
Your local carrier provides better call rates
You have an existing contract with your local carrier
How does it work and what are the charges?
You can choose to use BYOC in two ways:
- Inbound only: Configure the number only for inbound calls. If you use this option, there are no incoming or number charges in Freshdesk Contact Center. However, outgoing calls will be charged as per Freshdesk Contact Center call rates.
- Inbound & Outbound: Configure the number for incoming and outgoing calls. If you use this option, there are no additional number or call charges for that specific number.
Monthly/Yearly license charges depend on your subscribed plan.
Freshdesk Contact Center does not charge for any calls if you configure both inbound and outbound BYOC; however, you will still have the following charges:
For instructions on setting up BYOC, refer to How to configure BYOC?