V2 Voice API Features Guide

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David Preo

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Bandwidth has launched its new set of APIs for Voice! These APIs provide the same basic functionality for Voice that our V1 Voice APIs provided, but with 6-second billing and full integration into Bandwidth’s primary portal, the Bandwidth Dashboard. This allows for simpler, easier use alongside Bandwidth’s advanced number management, messaging, and 911 services, and provides a smarter, more cost-effective way for enterprises to scale their API-driven voice communications.

 

We’re launching new features for V2 Voice APIs!

FEATURE DESCRIPTION
Downloadable BDR .CSV Files  The Bandwidth Dashboard allows you to download rated Billing Detail Records (BDR) for your account.
6 Second Billing  Billing for each call is rounded to the nearest six seconds as opposed to the nearest minute in the V1 API. This more accurate billing can save customers anywhere from 20-50% depending on average call patterns and durations.
Application Management  Managed within the Bandwidth Dashboard. Applications help direct call and messaging events, like take an incoming call and connect it with the right phone number or endpoint. Learn more.

 

Enhanced features in V2 Voice API (Enhancements over V1 API)

FEATURE DESCRIPTION

 

Use one Dashboard for all your Bandwidth needs - manage numbers and APIs seamlessly

Account Management Manage your phone numbers and applications using the enhanced number management capabilities via the Bandwidth Dashboard.
Buying Numbers

Order phone numbers from the Bandwidth Dashboard only - no need to import numbers into the V1 Application Platform!

API Docs

Disconnecting Numbers

Users may disconnect a phone number from the Bandwidth Dashboard. Learn more.

API Docs

Porting Numbers

The Bandwidth Dashboard handles number porting smoothly with our step-by-step workflow and bulk porting APIs.

API Docs

API Token Management Maintained in the Bandwidth Dashboard. Bandwidth APIs use Basic HTTP Authentication. To make API calls, you need your User ID, Token, and Secret. Learn more.

 

Platform

Enhanced Capacity 

4x the capacity of the current V1 API platform. Access to higher session concurrency and and CPS (Calls Per Second).

The default capacity is increased to 3 CPS and 30 sessions over the 1 CPS default for the V1 API platform.

Geo Redundancy  Rely on multiple data centers and peering connections

 

International Support

Full International Reach 

Supports International outbound calling (must be contracted)

  • International pricing is available here.
  • Restricted calling locations are available here.

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