Start Reselling V1 VoIP Service Today with DIDs

Congrats! You have decided to join the tech revolution and become a V1 VoIP reseller! Now let’s get you started reselling our services the easiest and quickest way possible… with DIDs!

In it’s simplest terms, a DID is a phone number. It stands for Direct Inbound Dialing and is the local number that is routed to your VoIP handset or phone via a pbx or gateway. And as a V1 VoIP reseller, you have access to some of the most inexpensive numbers around. V1 VoIP has the DIDs and the solution so you can do it. We are the largest holder of DIDs in North America and offer DID numbers globally at extremely low rates.

We are able to supply DIDs at such a low cost because we are a Turn-Key VoIP Business Solution provider. If you purchase a turn-key system, we can also enable the DIDs per calling area. For example, one supplier can supply over 12,000 different DIDs and we can facilitate the others for you. With this type of pricing, you can give yourself more freedom in your business model…

For example if you wanted to give a US number to a friend in Mexico, they would need to buy a US DID and this number could ring their Mexican IP phone or PBX. In addition, you can use DIDs to run a calling card business, ISP, or VoIP service, once again you use the phone numbers – DIDs – as the link to your cluster of services.

If the gateway connects to the PSTN through digital trunks, the gateway owner buys from the trunk provider any desired number of DIDs to identify IP phones on the private network. The private network being your clients or as a consumer … you.

For more information about getting phone numbers in the US and Canada, and sending traffic from the DIDs to your Gateway, contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now . In addition, if you want more information about the turn-key calling card business, VoIP Business, or termination- please contact us!

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Local Number Porting for New V1 VoIP Resellers

“Can I keep my phone number?”

No matter how popular VoIP gets, this will almost always be a question one of your future customers will ask you. The answer is yes, but how a customer keeps their phone number is what we will address in this blog post for new V1 VoIP resesllers.

A customer keeps their number by ‘porting’ it from a network to a provider. When the number is local, this is referred to as Local Number Portability (LNP). Porting phone numbers is something you will do often as a reseller for your customers. Whether it’s allowing them to keep their current phone number, or adding to their repertoire of phone numbers, porting is an important aspect of VoIP to know about.

Now before you go jumping the gun, all phone numbers are eligible for a porting transfer. Porting a number from a standard telephone provider to VoIP is possible, but not always an available service. Providers often will only port numbers away for a fee. But when porting a number from one VoIP provider to another, porting does not commonly happen because users do not own the virtual phone numbers assigned. Most of the time, they actually belong to the network as a whole.

In service to VoIP porting, LNP transfers will see a few challenges. First, some telephone providers may be restricted in their network’s reach, so users transferring to another city or country simply cannot be done. Local number portability requires a person or business’ registration to match the records both providers have on hand, meaning a number assigned to different individuals, although in the same company or family, does not work. Speaking with the VoIP provider directly is also a smart move to see if there are exceptions or alternatives.

V1 VoIP operates a proprietary back end system called VoIP Portal where numbers are assigned automatically and updated in real time. In addition, there are also a wide variety of local and toll-free number area codes to pick from, so users will find their options abundant. Want to see for yourself? Fill out the small form below so one of our sales representatives can hook you up with a free demo of VoIP Portal.

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ANI and ALI Databases for New VoIP Resellers

V1 VoIP explains the importance of automatic number identification ANI and the automatic location identification ALI databases and their uses in voip emergency phone calls

As a new V1 VoIP reseller, you are going to hear a lot about ANI and ALI databases. But as a new reseller, you may not know what they are. And they are important as they relate to your emergency telephone needs. Let V1 VoIP explain:

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.

Let’s say you are watching an episode of Fox’s drama ‘911’. The emergency operator is looking at the screen and sees 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 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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V1 VoIP Answers Can I Keep My Old Phone System With SIP

So a few years ago you invested in a PBX phone system and now you want to upgrade to SIP Trunking. What you want to ask is do you have to give up that phone system you sunk all that money into for a new one? No! V1 VoIP can make it work without tossing it by utilization analog lines.

In order to keep that PBX system going, a gateway is needed to convert the SIP signal coming in from the Internet into an analog line, providing enhanced communication services via a broadband connection to the Internet. The gateway is placed in-between your ISP (internet service provider) and your PBX.

There are even a few advantages to keeping your current PBX system and adding SIP Trunks to them. For starters you will save money two different ways: you won’t have to train employees on a new system and you won’t have to put any more money into your phone system. You will save time and money When you’re not using the phones, it manages your available bandwidth to use for your regular data applications when your employees aren’t using the phones.

Plus there are so many benefits to using V1 VoIP SIP Trunks to replace your analog lines. One of the best benefits of installing SIP Trunks is that you will be fully prepared for the future as it points to the ultimate end of analog circuits altogether and the rise of VoIP. You will be able to choose a local phone number anywhere from North America while maintaining a high business level of voice quality. Plus if you do decide to migrate to a hosted or premise phone system, you will be able to do so with ease and effortlessly provision new lines as needed.

Whether you eventually choose a premise based VoIP system, a hosted system or send your employees remote, you will be able to use your SIP trunks without interruption or upgrades. Contact V1 VoIP today or sign up now for more information about SIP Trunks and how they can work with your business phones system.

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