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What are Lines?
Lines are the core of your Contact Center: they contain multiple phone numbers that receive calls and text messages from your contacts. Your lines are essentially your company's numbers that take calls and feed them into your ring groups for answering.
You can use the Lines page to
Buy new phone numbers
Define greeting prompts
Enable call recordings
Set up IVR phone trees and much more
Here is a view of the Lines page:
How to Add New Lines
When you sign up for Aloware, we automatically create a new Line for you.
If you need more, click the +Add Line button from the Line menu
Give your Line a name. This labels the line in all graphs and reports
In the New Line Wizard, choose how you want to route calls you receive on this line
Connect to Ring Group - Send the call immediately to the ring group without queuing. Useful for Call Tracking or when you are transferring calls to another phone line
Connect to User - Send the call immediately to a specific user
Dead End - Do not route the call, hang up after playing the message
Select the phone number to activate, then click the Activate Line button
How to Monitor Line Activities
Lines Graph Section
At the top of the Lines page, all active line activities in a period of one (1) week are displayed with a dedicated color in a graph based on the user's assigned number.
By default, the Lines Table outlines all the active lines you have with Aloware.
Checking a Specific Line Activity
To check on specific line activity, scroll down the page and search for the line, then click the Activity button on the right.
How to Pause and Reactivate the Line
Pausing a line will temporarily refrain the line from receiving calls.
Search for the line in the Line Table, click the Pause button, and click OK
To reactivate, click the Paused Tab, go to the line, click the Activate button, then click OK.
How to Delete a Line
If you decide that you no longer need a Line, you can delete it.
In the Line Table, search for the specific line to delete
Click the Delete button, and click OK