The Respect Queuing Time (or RQT), allows you to configure your calls to stay within the maximum queue time established for your team that is assigned to the phone number regardless of the agent status.

By default, the Respect Queuing Time will be toggled OFF from the Admin Dashboard of each number.

When toggled ON, calls will respect the established queuing time except if all agents actively decline the call. When toggled OFF and when all agents are offline or in do not disturb, calls will move directly to the next distribution level.

If you would like to toggle the RQT ON to have calls waiting in the queue regardless if agents are disconnected from the application, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Choose the Phone Number from the Numbers section
  • Select Settings in the upper right-hand corner
  • Scroll to Call Distribution Options
  • Click the button to toggle it on.

Agent Status

In Aircall, you will have the following Agent Statuses (please see below). Some statuses will not be taken into consideration when RQT is off.

Use Case Example

Understanding why busy agents (in-call or in after call work) are not included in the respect queuing time is due to the fact that they could become available and ready to take a call again. Because we do not know “when” specifically is, it would be difficult to include this in the RQT feature. In order to skip busy agents and move to the next level, it would require a new setting that will allow this. Any ETA is undetermined as of now on this feature.

Learning how to utilize this feature for your team can be better seen when setting up your Aircall number or Understanding Call Routing.

Still in need of assistance? Please feel free to reach out to the Support Team and we’ll be happy to assist!


Did this answer your question?