Cloud Hosted PBX V1 VoIP Terms to Know

V1 VoIP presents a glossary of terms and definitions about cloud hosted PBX Voip usage and equipmentV1 VoIP offers cloud hosted PBX services and solutions for resellers. PBX is an abbreviation for Private Branch Exchange, a private telephone network used within an enterprise. Did you know what PBX actually stood for? VoIP terms are added all the time as the technology grows. If you are new to VoIP or cloud hosted PBX, here is a list of terms that V1 VoIP feels you should familiarize yourself with:

Asterisk
Free, open-source software that runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and several variants of Unix on computers powered by x86, PowerPC, and other processor types. Provides PBX capabilities for VoIP and (with appropriate interconnection hardware) digital and analog telephone systems.

Auto attendant
Phone feature that transfers calls to the appropriate destination (an extension, voice mail, or recording, for example) without human intervention, by prompting callers to press buttons on their phone keypads or give voice responses such as “yes” or “no.”

Automatic callback This term can refer to a PBX feature that lets employees calling from outside the office avoid long-distance charges. The employee places a short call to the PBX, which calls the individual back using an inexpensive (VoIP) calling plan. Confusingly, the term also refers to a feature that sets a phone to make multiple attempts to reach an unavailable number, alerting the caller when a connection is finally made.

Call barging
Phone feature that allows a third party to break into a phone conversation.
Calling rules. Policies, put in place by the administrator, that determine how the PBX handles incoming and outgoing calls. Some systems let the administrator give users control over subsets of calling rules for their own extensions.

DISA (direct inward system access)
Service provided by PBX systems that lets authorized personnel dial into the PBX from external phones, so they can, for example, place calls through the PBX.

Extension lines
The means by which a PBX parcels out the use of a single telco line to two or more phones in an organization. Each phone has its own number, but actually shares the same telco line. Calls between extensions go through the PBX without tying up an external phone line.

FreePBX
“A standardized implementation of Asterisk that gives you a GUI to manage your system” (definition from freepbx.org). FreePBX gives you a fully functional PBX, saving you the extensive configuration work Asterisk requires.

IAX (inter-Asterisk exchange)
VoIP signaling protocol that provides for control and transmission of streaming media over IP networks. It enables connections between Asterisk servers as well as between servers and clients.

IP PBX (Internet Protocol private branch exchange)
A system that, by using the Internet Protocol over Ethernet networks, provides the same functions as, and often extends the capabilities offered by, traditional PBX installations.

IVR Stands for interactive voice response and is the part of an auto attendant system that provides voice prompts and information to callers and takes action based on the buttons they press on their phone keypads or their spoken answers.

PBX (private branch exchange)
Equipment, located in-house, that connects telephones within an organization to one another and with the external telephone network maintained by the telephone company. The PBX provides call routing, services (such as call forwarding and voice mail), and reporting. It also allows multiple users to share trunk lines.

Provisioning
All the tasks necessary to provide a user or an organization with telecommunications service; may be automated, so as to function with no assistance from a person.

Ring group
A set of extensions that the PBX rings in the order determined by rules the administrator sets.
SIP (session initiation protocol). A set of IP telephony signaling conventions, mostly used for VoIP, but usable for electronic delivery of any multimedia type.

Trunk lines
The generally high-bandwidth communications links connecting two switching systems, such as the one at the telephone company central office and a PBX or between PBX systems. A trunk line carries many voice and data signals simultaneously.

Trunking
An IP PBX’s process of merging data from multiple calls into a single set of packets to reduce transmission overhead.

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
A method of delivering telephone communications over computer networks that exchange information according to transmission rules governing the predominant worldwide network (the Internet).

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V1 VoIP One Tier SIP Origination Pricing

Want less complicated pricing? At V1 VoIP, we offer one tier–yes, ONE TIER!–of origination pricing. V1 VoIP’s origination services deliver super powerful SIP origination and toll free DID numbers to businesses worldwide.

Backed by state-of-the-art technology and the backbone of PortaOne, software and purposefully built POP network, your business can receive inbound voice calls, faxes and text messages from over 75 countries, all at the very highest quality and for seriously affordable costs.

V1 VoIP’s origination services and solutions offer local toll free numbers (including special ‘golden’ numbers upon request) in thousands of rate centers across the globe.

Are you interested in wholesale pricing? V1 VoIP is one of the very few VoIP companies that is able to offer such a feature-rich voice origination solution at wholesale pricing.

Here are additional benefits that come as standard for businesses utilizing V1 VoIP’s origination services:

* Highest quality of inbound telecommunication (voice, fax, SMS)
* Extensive global coverage and capacity (10 strategically distributed POPs)
* International as well as domestic DID numbers, toll free DIDs, and vanity DIDs
* Multiple SIP accounts for all users – easy use and integration
* Simple conversion of PSTN to VoIP and transportation to any destination
* Highly competitive rates with one tier of origination pricing

Are you interested in expanding your international reach and accessibility to customers and business partners? Contact V1 VoIP right now for all our and powerful one tier price Origination services and solutions.

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V1 VoIP Reseller Benefits of PBX Systems

V1 Voip offers virtual PBX phone systemThe V1 VoIP Virtual PBX phone system delivers local and long distance, feature-rich, attractively-priced broadband internet phone service with online account management from administrative to user levels, utilizing VoIP technology to transmit your phone conversation over the internet as packets of information. Because VoIP travels over an IP network it facilitates more custom and complex calling functions. These tools offer greater sets of calling features manageable from a simple web-based interface.

* Each employee is assigned an extension number in the system
* Employees tells the system the phone number(s) where they can be reached
* Calls are automatically answered by the V1 VoIP Virtual PBX system Auto Attendant.
* Callers select the employee with whom they wish to speak.
* The system routes the calls to the appropriate phone.
* There is no PBX hardware or software to install, maintain, or upgrade.
* Self Healing with automatic firmware updates through the internet.

The V1 VoIP Virtual PBX phone system can connect calls to any phone, anywhere in the world.

* Set up a virtual office, with employees telecommuting anywhere on the globe.
* Integrate multiple offices under one central phone number.
* Have calls follow you when you travel with Find Me features.
* Answer calls with a professional business greeting on the Auto Attendant, while employees are free to work where they are needed.

Calling Features
V1 VoIP’s service is equipped with all the standard features that people have come to expect from a quality telecommunications switch.

* Voice Mail – With ability to automatically forward audio files to email or other devices.
* Caller ID
* Call Forwarding
* Call Transfer
* Speed Dial
* Call Conferencing
* Dial by extension
*   Three Way Calling

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Start a VoIP Telecom Business Right Now

how you can start your own telecom company with V1 VoIP today right nowWant to start your own VoIP company right now? Is the only thing keeping you from taking the first step spending huge sums of money? At V1 VoIP you can keep your money in your wallet. By becoming a V1 VoIP reseller, you won’t need to visit a bank for a business loan, we can get started in mere moments and then you’re off and running, focusing only on sales.With many VoIP reseller opportunities available at V1 VoIP, being your own boss and becoming rich in the process could be a good business venture for you.

To start and establish your telecommunication company as a V1 VoIP reseller, start with one primary focus and set short- and long-term goals for your focus. Then create a business proposal for your telecommunication company. Include your table of contents, objective, mission statement, and financial projection of your business. The mission statement should reflect your business’s purpose. A slogan should catch the attention of your target audience, for example: “We’ll keep you in touch.”

Your financial projection sheets should explain the need for your startup capital, such as rent or mortgage, monthly utilities, office supplies, software, employees and payroll. Apply for your telecommunication agency’s business license and official telecommunications agency’s name at your local city or county clerk’s office. After receiving your agency’s business license and name, visit the IRS website to receive your Employer Identification Number. To obtain your EIN, fill out the IRS Form SS-4 application and submit it electronically. Once you’ve submitted it, you’ll then receive an official IRS letter in PDF format to download with your custom EIN. Print a copy for your own records.

Speak with V1 VoIP about the types of services and solutions you would like to offer your customers. At V1 VoIP, we can have you off and running reselling our offerings to your clients under your own company name.

Advertise your telecommunication agency by placing an ad in your local telephone directory or phone book under telecommunications. Mail out brochures explaining your telecommunication company to the general public. Access mailing lists by using your local phone book for your area or websites that offer this service, such as Vistaprint or Martin Worldwide.

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V1 VoIP Explains SIP Trunks for Toll Free

reasons and ways how to use V1 VoIP SIP trunks for Toll free servicesDid you know that SIP services are ideal for toll free calling? SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol and allows callers to easily locate their targeted recipients, and deliver session invitations effectively regardless of where the end users are located or what devices they are using. SIP is the de facto standard protocol for establishing, manipulating and terminating VoIP communication sessions.

At V1 VoIP we recommend moving your toll free numbers and traffic away from traditional telephony circuits to SIP trunking are the amazing savings. But SIP can not only increase your bottom line when it comes to toll free usage, but also improve your customer’s presence and operations.

With SIP the doorway to new avenues of expanding your Presence and Profits has increased by metrics not yet fully put to the test. SIP Trunking has leveled the playing field for even businesses of all size to compete by expanding their client base beyond the US lower 48/US 50 states.

V1 VoIP SIP trunking will bring your toll free costs down significantly. The rate per minute, in most cases 30-70% less than PRIs, DS3 (TDM Circuits). The potential for savings is even higher if you take advantage of V1 VoIP’s LCR (Least Cost Routing).

For expanding to International markets SIP gives you so many more benefits because DIDs and SIP trunks in many countries are so cost effective compared to traditional telecom that the case for broadening your reach is more compelling than ever. And the same can be said for SIP ITFS per minute rates.

Traditional telecom avenues can take weeks or longer for new circuits to be installed if you are maxed out on capacity at your existing sites. But if you have sufficient bandwidth in place then provisioning new toll free numbers with significant can shave off 90% or more of the time to implement.

To find out more about how V1 VoIP SIP trunks can save money with toll free usage, contact a member of the V1 VoIP SIP team today.

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V1 VoIP SIP Trunk 101 Information

V1 VoIP 101 information guide to SIP services, SIP trunk solutions, and hosted SIP PBXAt V1 VoIP, we offer SIP trunks, hosting, and hosted PBX, which along with the ability to make VoIP calls means businesses can get SIP accounts to distribute to their employees, which allows anyone using a SIP device to call them for free as long as they know the SIP address associated with that account. SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. and here we will help you learn what SIP does, why it is used, and how you can earn recurring income as a SIP reseller.

What is SIP?
SIP is a signaling protocol used primarily for setting up communications within an IP network. The role of SIP within an IP communications network is to allow callers to easily locate their targeted recipients, and deliver session invitations effectively regardless of where the end users are located or what devices they are using. SIP is the de facto standard protocol for establishing, manipulating and terminating VoIP communication sessions.

What is a SIP trunk?
SIP Trunking is a service provided to businesses that allows them to connect their in-house IP PBX systems to the outside world – the public switched telephone network or PSTN. Without SIP Trunking, devices within a PBX can only talk to other devices on the same network. The ITSPs gives their clients a pipe or a “trunk”, which makes the connection to the PSTN, thereby exponentially increasing the reach and usefulness of their PBXs. V1 VoIP resellers are able to build on the traditional SIP trunk service and create entirely new business models; and these new “SIP Providers” are changing the face of the VoIP industry.

What is Hosted SIP (PBX)?
While a SIP trunk only caters to firms who already have their own IP PBX system built and are ready to hook up to the PSTN, the latest breed of SIP providers don’t require their clients to have anything other than phones. These ITSPs have their own PBXs hosted on their servers and allow businesses to make use of them, delivering VoIP services at extremely low prices. ‘Hosted PBX’ services come with built-in connections to the PSTN network, eliminating their clients’ need to purchase trunking separately.

What is a SIP address?
A SIP address looks just like an email. By default, the domain of the email – the part just before the “.com” will belong to the ITSP providing the service. When you use V1 VoIP, your SIP address will look similar to this: “employee@companyname.v1voip.com.” V1 VoIP also allows you the ability to change the SIP address domain to match the corporate email ID which your employees use.

If you are interested in reselling any of V1 VoIP’s SIP services, please contact us today to learn more about SIP, what it can do for businesses, and how you can earn recurring monthly revenue from it.

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