Create a new calling card
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta
To create a new calling card
Open Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel.
On the Dialing Rules tab, click the location to modify, and then click Edit.
To create a new location, click New.
On the Calling Card tab, click New.
On the General tab, enter the following:
Calling card name
The name you use to identify the card.
The account number provided by the calling card company for the calling card. For some calling cards this is the home or business phone number associated with the account.
Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Any personal number required to secure your account against unauthorized use. Often a four digit number, this is usually dialed after the account number when you place a call. Some calling cards do not use a PIN.
On the Long Distance tab, the International tab, and the Local Calls tab, type the phone number that is required to access the corresponding service. Include all the digits dialed after you access an outside line.
On the Long Distance tab, Access number for long distance calls is the phone number required to access the calling card service for domestic long distance calls.
On the International tab, Access number for international calls is the phone number required to access the calling card service for international long distance calls.
On the Local Calls tab, Access number for local calls is the phone number required to access the calling card service for local calls. Leave this blank to dial local numbers without using the calling card.
- On the Long Distance tab, Access number for long distance calls is the phone number required to access the calling card service for domestic long distance calls.
On the Long Distance tab, the International tab, and the Local Calls tab, in Calling card dialing steps, click the buttons to add the steps that are required to complete a call.
Click To dial
The number to access the calling card company. This will dial the access number entered at the top of the tab.
The account number that identifies your account, which was entered on the General tab.
Your personal identification number, which was entered on the General tab, usually dialed immediately after the account number.
The country/region code, area code, and phone number.
Wait for Prompt
Pauses dialing for a dial tone, voice message, or time interval.
Any sequence of the digits 0-9, *, and #.
To reposition any step in the order of calling card dialing steps, click the step, and then click Move Up or Move Down.
To remove the step, click Delete.
When you enter a calling card PIN number, this number is displayed in plaintext. Therefore, to enhance security, type this number in a private location whenever possible. If you are not in a private location, take care to ensure that this number is not exposed to another user.
Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.
To open a Control Panel item, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click the appropriate icon.
If you add Access Number, PIN, or Account Number to the Calling card dialing steps and the corresponding field is blank, the program will prompt you to enter the missing value when you click OK or Apply.
Information about functional differences
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