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Calculating my expenses

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VoIP.ms provides you with the tools that let you calculate your expenses with no room for mistake.

Before we begin, remember that in VoIP.ms, the inbound and outbound calls are separately charged. For example, if you take a US DID number (for receiving calls), the cost can be $0.99 a month and $0.01 per minute. And all your outbound will still be charged as per the termination rates. For example, calling a US48 number is $0.0105 per minute.

VoIP.ms works as a prepaid service provider, and you need to deposit a minimum of $25 in your account to be able to send and receive calls.

Lets begin with the basic, adding funds.

Contents

Adding Funds

Adding funds to your account is pretty simple, from the customer portal, go to Finances menu > Add funds. Here you will see the the payment methods available:

If your Paypal payment has been made with your paypal balance or a credit card, your payment should be credited instantly. 
However, some times, Paypal takes up to 1 hour in order to credit the payment. If the payment doesnt show up in your VoIP.ms balance
it could be that Paypal decided to review the payment (They do this at their own will, and release the funds after reviewing the payment
details), we recommend to check the status of the payment also inside your Paypal customer portal and doing a search for the Transaction
ID number of your payment to VoIP.ms
If your payment was made with Echeck funds, the payment is not added instantly. When you send money over Echeck, Paypal has to withdraw the money from your bank account first. This process can take from 3 to 5 days. The funds will show up automatically on your VoIP.ms account as soon as Paypal releases the funds to us.
For the Bank Wire and Western Union information please contact us to support@voip.ms for the details.

Account Balance

Now, lets check on the current balance. From the customer portal go to Finances menu > Account Balance.

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Now you will notice the Incoming DID charges, this is the total amount of charges, we are not charging on the next three days and then on the day seven this shows accumulative charges.

Transaction History

Now lets see the transaction history option. From the customer portal > Finances menu > Transaction History.

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Here will be displayed all the transactions mostly DID monthly fees, DID setup fees, and other fees like fund added to your account, charges from LNP department (porting process fee) , CNAM Queries.

Note: Make sure to select the desired date range, when checking for the transaction history, also on the bottom of the page, 
you will see the exact number of transactions according to the range of dates selected.

The Invoice

Now, all the previous detailed information can be found in one place, The invoice. From the customer portal please go to Finances menu > Generate Invoice.

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The same way we selected the date range in the transaction history, we can do it for the Invoice, here we will not only see the transactions, we will also see the Communication Charges (including incoming and outgoing) for the range of date selected.

Note: There is also the option to view the Canadian version of the invoice, which is compliant for the government Revenue service.

Call Detail Records

You can also see the total calculation of the Incoming and Outgoing calls from the CDR , selecting the date range desired.

The filters here allow you to specify if you want only Incoming/Outgoing, From the main account/sub account, and also the specific number.

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