When a call is not answered, it will be marked as Missed or Abandoned. You can configure your Line to handle missed calls and abandoned calls effectively and ensure no customer call is lost.
The settings are located in the Lines > Routing & IVR tab.
Definition of Missed and Abandoned Calls
Missed Calls (Inbound)
An inbound call is considered missed if:
It enters a ring group (including queue or direct transfers), and the caller hangs up the phone or reaches the max wait time of the queue
It reaches a personal line, and the caller hangs up
It is made outside business hours
It enters a voicemail recording, at which point it registers as a missed call and a voicemail.
Abandoned Calls (Inbound)
An incoming call is considered abandoned if:
If the call hangs up on welcome audio before it enters (starts ringing) a ring group (including queues and direct transfers)
If the call is hung up on an IVR before the caller 1) enters any digit or 2) is transferred to a ring group.
If fishing mode is turned on and the caller hangs up while in a ring group prior to the point of answer
📝 Note - A dead-end call is ignored. This is used when the admin decides everyone should ignore calls routed here.
Abandoned Call (Outbound)
An outbound call is considered abandoned if:
An Aloware sequence uses the Progressive Dialer step to automatically call a contact, but the contact doesn't answer.
How to Handle Missed Calls
Admin can manage the missed calls of users in Lines > Routing and IVRs with the following options:
Take a voicemail
This voicemail is used when:
The IVR sends the call to Voicemail
The call is sent to a ring group, no queue is configured, and no one is available (fast forward)
The call is stuck in a ring group’s queue, and no one has taken the call (smart queue)
To create a voicemail message.
Go to Lines menu > Routing and IVR tab
Navigate to Missed Calls
Select how you want to create a voicemail:
Require contact to press 1 to leave a voicemail
Route to other line
Forward externally (to a phone number)
How to Text Callers on Abandoned or Missed calls
You can send a follow-up text message if the call is abandoned or missed.