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Configuring an Outbound Caller ID

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By default, Talkdesk automatically chooses the best number to display as your outbound caller ID based on comprehensive information. However, it is also possible to manually select the phone number to use when making an outbound call.

If you wish to allow your agents to manually select the Outbound Caller ID to use for each call, you can turn this setting on from your "Admin" tab.

To do so follow these instructions:

  • Log into your Talkdesk account as an Administrator.
  • Click on the "Admin" tab at the top of the page [1].
  • Click on the "Preferences" tab [2].
  • Scroll down to the "Call Settings" section [3].
  • Next to "Outbound Caller ID Selection", select "Customized" [4] to enable a manual selection of the Outbound Caller ID.
  • Click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page to save your selection [5].

Call center agents can now choose which phone number to display as their Caller ID. To do this, they simply need to select the number from the dropdown menu:

Once a phone number has been selected, it will be used for all outbound calls until the Outbound Caller ID phone number is changed or the "Default" option is selected. In this case, Talkdesk automatically determines the best number to use based on the phone number you are calling. 

Note: If you wish to define a specific phone number to be used as the “Outbound Caller ID” and specify different outbound caller ID settings per agent instead, follow the instructions here.

It is also possible to configure the Caller ID to be a phone number that you own but is not in Talkdesk. Please contact us for more details: support@talkdesk.com

Troubleshooting tip: If an agent is not able to use a specific number as an outbound caller ID, this typically means that they do not have the appropriate ring groups associated with the number assigned to them. Check to ensure that the ring group associated with a number is also associated with the agent.

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