Hello Readers, I hope you’re well.

Welcome to Episode 44 of the UCStatus Podcast. This episode features me (@randychapman) & Shawn Harry (@shawnharry) and Mark Vale (@markvale83).

This week we chat about a new license Microsoft snuk in recently for a Pay-as-you-go Calling Plan for Teams.

There are two versions of the license.

  • Zone 1 – for users in the United States, including Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Zone 2 – for users in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

One thing to mention is that neither of these licenses is available to buy in the United States or Puerto Rico because of some tax reasons that I assume they will eventually resolve.

Zone 1 costs £1.51 per user per month in the UK. Zone 2 costs £2.30. The cost is for a DDI number (new from Microsoft or ported in) and a SIP channel. The calculations for PAYG calling plans aren’t the same as a domestic/international calling plan with bundled minutes. With those calling plans you got 1.1 numbers per license, plus 10 extra numbers. With PAYG you get one number per license.

You can also reserve service numbers. The number of service numbers you get is unchanged since it is actually linked to the number of Teams Phone (Phone System) licenses you have.

Here is a link to the calculations for how many phone numbers you get.

And here is the detail on all the calling plan options – Calling Plans for Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Docs

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