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Automatic Call Distribution

Service Description

An Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) system receives, processes, queues, and evenly distributes multiple incoming telephone calls among staff available to answer them. The system is designed to minimize the amount of time that an incoming caller waits to be connected to a departmental representative, and to minimize the amount of time that a departmental representative waits to be connected to an incoming caller.

With ACD service, instead of receiving busy signals or being sent directly to voice mail, callers are informed that their calls will be answered in the order received. Calls are then put through at the first opportunity. ACD service gives callers information and options that would otherwise be unavailable.

For details, see the ACD Frequently Asked Questions.

Getting ACD Service

For individual component costs associated with an ACD system, visit our Rates page.

For more information or to obtain ACD service, call Communications Services' Customer Service at extension 8700, or send email to help@commserv.ucsb.edu.




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