V1 VoIP Is Tax Compliant in All 50 States

Death and taxes. In the VoIP industry it is imperative that you remain tax compliant in all 50 US States. It might surprise you how many companies are not. Carriers that are not tax compliant are putting their business and customers at risk. It is the responsibility of the carrier to collect the proper taxes if the reseller does not. Choosing a carrier that is not tax compliant could have very large financial consequence for the reseller. Customers either don’t know about tax compliancies are assume they are dependent on their carrier to collect the proper taxes as they are not fully aware of what taxes they should be collecting.

Although the barrier to entry for VoIP is quite low, the tax burden associated with VoIP services is becoming a large burden for most resellers. As revenue shifts from traditional phone service to VoIP telephony, states and municipalities are finding their tax base and revenues eroding. They are responding to this shift by aggressively going after VoIP resellers and carriers.

V1 VoIP is 100% complianct. This status is a huge benefit for our resellers and customers. We not only provide great quality and pricing, but to also provide those services that makes our customers’ life easier. It is common to hear a customer state they don’t have to pay those taxes because another other carrier doesn’t collect those. Ultimately, the customer can be held responsible and that is a huge risk to by not dealing with compliant providers.

To learn more about whether you are tax compliant or learn about V1 VoIP’s tax status, contact us or sign up now.

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Become ITSP Internet Telephony Service Provider with V1 VoIP

As companies strive to cut costs and get more value, VoIP has become the norm in a business world competing in chaos. With in demand services and products that businesses use and need on a daily basis, V1 VoIP has seen exponential growth from our resellers. And that’s why you should get started offering our services and solutions.

But how?

There are two components you will need to begin offering your own Hosted VoIP ITSP service as a V1 VoIP reseller.

1) a VoIP Switch
There are many versions of both free and paid versions of these types of platforms out in the market. Some are fully hosted and some are premise-based. This platform will provide all of your class five features. Class five include features such as voicemail, call forwarding, hunt groups, auto-attendants and more. Some platforms are capable of supporting multi-tenant, while others can only support a single company.

V1 VoIP offers both Class 4 and Class 5 switches for reselling and fully hosted rental capabilities.

2) a Carrier
The most important service is origination, also referred to as DID’s or phone numbers. Make sure your provider has the largest footprint available in your target market. Termination is also necessary; it is typically referred to as long distance or outbound service. As a VoIP provider, you are required to offer e911, no exceptions. Then there are other services like 411, caller ID, directory listing, T.38, etc. The key to selecting a VoIP carrier is quality. Quality is the key when choosing a carrier. V1 VoIP has the largest footprint coverage in North America, offers 24/7 support and real time reports.

Don’t wait any longer to get started on your ITSP journey. Contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now to begin offering VoIP services and solutions.

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Make Money NOW with Turnkey V1 VoIP

Human hand holding steel metal house door lock keyThe thought of switching to a new and unknown business telecommunication platform can be a bit scary for a business that has grown use to their landlines. Anytime something new arrives in the technology world, there’s going to be a lot of questions that need to be answered about it. And these business owners are not always the most tech savvy. They hire people to deal with tech. And as long as the phones ring, they think there’s nothing wrong with them.

And that’s where V1 VoIP resellers come in!

Business owners might be comfortable using a landline as the basis for your business telecommunication system, but turnkey VoIP technology will be eventually replacing this landline, so you don’t want to wait until the very last minute to sign up for V1 VoIP services. It’s only a matter of time before every business owner will be utilizing turnkey VoIP technology. This means that sooner or later you’re going to have to upgrade to V1 VoIP turnkey services, the better!

Small and/or midsized business owners are waiting to upgrade is because they’ve heard that if their internet connection happens to go down they won’t be able to communicate at all. Although this does occur from time to time, it tends to happen more commonly in residential networks versus a business setting.

Because VoIP uses the internet to connect it’s essential that you have enough bandwidth for a secure and stable connection. As long as you have enough bandwidth to support your telephone traffic there’s no reason for you to expect anything less than great sound quality.

Contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now to learn more about reselling these turnkey VoIP services to small and medium size businesses and you can start making recurring revenue today!!!

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ANI and ALI Database Differences

V1 VoIP answers questions about emergency information locations and the differences between ANI and ALI databases

What is the difference between the ALI and ANI databases and how can they effect emergency response?

The Automatic Number Identification (ANI) is the automatic display at the PSAP of the telephone number associated with the line which called 911. Each telephone number and the physical location to which it corresponds are stored in an Automatic Location Identification (ALI) database, managed by the local exchange carrier.

When providing phone service to either businesses or residences, customers need to know important information regarding their ability to make emergency telephone calls. V1 VoIP is committed to offering our VoIP providers, resellers and wholesale agents answers to their questions about emergency information.

Let’s say someone calls 911. The 911 operater will answer the call, look at their monitor, see the adddress of the caller and says “help is on the way.” In that 911 call, the PSAP uses the ANI to retrieve the caller’s physical address from the ALI database. Additionally, the ANI acts as a callback number should the PSAP lose its connection to the distressed caller. Both ANI and ALI are key capabilities of E911 service.

With traditional E911 service, ALI records are stored in regional ALI databases, and are usually administered by the local exchange carrier (LEC). When a phone’s location changes, the regional ALI database must be revised with new location information which can take up to 48 hours to update.

Due to the capabilities of cellular and IP phones, it can be difficult to ensure that the regional ALI is up-to-date. Whereas traditional telephone numbers are static, IP phones can be moved easily, forcing the user to notify a network administrator, who in turn must contact the LEC to update the phone’s location in the regional ALI database. Unfortunately, this process takes time to implement, and may be forgotten entirely by the user.

Additionally, IP phones can relocate to regions served by different ALI databases entirely. A VoIP service provider or enterprise would then need agreements with each LEC to update different regional ALI databases as phones move around the country.

Ultimately, it is difficult for regional ALI databases to stay current with nomadic VoIP users, and there is no guarantee that the VoIP caller’s accurate location information will be available in a crisis.

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