Outbound Caller ID

The outbound caller ID feature displays a specific phone number to a call recipient.  There are several ways to access and update the outbound caller ID.

  • As an agent, you can choose your default outbound caller ID in your "Users" page under Accounts and Preferences -> My Account -> Overview.  
  • All available numbers to use will be in the dropdown labeled 'OUTBOUND CALLER ID.'  
  • The number selected in this field will be the default phone number displayed to the person you call.


In addition, you can select your outbound caller ID directly on the webphone before making a call.  

  • The number displayed in the dropdown located under the field you enter the number you are dialing is the current default outbound caller ID.  
  • If this number is not changed, it will be displayed to the person you call.  
  • Selecting a different number from this dropdown will update the outbound caller ID to the number chosen for that particular call and display it to the person you are calling.  
  • Once a call completes, the last selected outbound caller ID will continue to be use until you change it or logout.

When you login to a new session in Genius, the default outbound caller ID will be the selected caller ID. 

  • You can also update the default outbound caller ID from the webphone by clicking the menu icon next to the number and selecting 'Set as my Default.'
  • This will also update the outbound caller ID field on your "Users" page, so the default outbound caller ID number is aligned across your profile.

  • By default, the available numbers for the outbound caller ID are the Company Default outbound caller ID. and any number assigned to a specific user.  
  • An administrator can make additional numbers available for the outbound caller ID by adding them to the Queue Settings for any queue an agent is a member of.
  • For more details on the Company Default outbound caller ID, see Company Default outbound caller ID.


Adding Outbound Caller ID for Teams

As an AVOXI Admin, you can add phone numbers for an agent to use as the outbound caller ID within a particular team.  Use our below guide to add numbers to various teams.

Start by selecting the "Teams" icon on the left-hand navigation bar.  

Then select the team for which you want to add phone numbers to display as the caller ID when making outbound calls. 

Next, select the "Outbound Caller ID" section on the "Settings" tab. 

To add available numbers, click the Edit button on the top right-hand corner of the Outbound Caller ID homepage.  


The pop-up window will list all numbers in the Available Caller IDs section.  

Select which numbers you want members of the chosen team to have available as an outbound caller ID when making a call.

Move the number to the "Team Caller IDs" block/section using the center arrow.  Then, click the Apply button to implement your changes.



The outbound caller ID in the team -> Settings will also now reflect all of the numbers selected and available to any team member agent.

AVOXI Tip: If an agent is a member of more than one team, they will have access to all the numbers across the multiple teams they are a member of.

The FROM field under Call Activity for any outbound call will display the number used as the outbound caller ID as well as the name of the agent who placed the call.  In addition, the Call Details for that particular call will also display the name and specific outbound caller ID used in the 'From' field.

For any internal call made to another agent, the FROM field will remain the extension of the agent placing the call.

AVOXI Tips

  • When making a blind transfer to an external number, the person receiving the call will see the outbound caller ID and the caller who originated the call, for example:
    • Caller1 calls  Agent 2, then Agent 2 initiates a blind transfer between Caller 1 and an external number, and the outbound caller ID or Caller 1 will be displayed to the person receiving the call
  • When making a warm transfer to an external number, the person receiving the call will see the outbound caller ID of the agent doing the warm transfer; for example:
    • Caller 1 calls Agent 2, then Agent 2 initiates a warm transfer between Caller 1 and an external number, and the outbound caller ID of Agent 2 will be displayed to the person receiving the call
  • Any internal calls from agents to other agents and teams will display the extension of the agent making the call, not the outbound caller ID.
  • The outbound caller ID only applies to phone numbers at this time; the outbound caller ID name is not currently supported.
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Note:  The reliability of the outbound caller ID being displayed on the receiving person's phone can vary depending on the country and carrier of the phone service.



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Updated:

November 2nd, 2023

Author:

Carson Grimes

Updated By:

Curtis Foster

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outgoing call, caller id, phone number identification, calling number identification, outgoing caller number

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