The phrase “SIP Trunking” or “SIP Trunks”, is increasingly common in the world of telecom. In the last few years, the telecommunications industry has standardized on SIP as the protocol of choice for phone calls on the data network. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is the technology used for establishing a voice communication session on a data network like the Internet. A SIP “session” might be a regular VoIP phone call between two participants or a multi-party conference call.
What Is SIP Trunking?
A SIP Trunk provides the same service you get from a traditional analog phone line except a SIP Trunk is a “virtual” phone line which is provided by V1 VoIP. We use your data circuit (T1, Cable Modem, DSL, etc) to connect your phone system back to their network.
SIP Trunks Save Customers Money!
Because there are no physical lines that need to be maintained with a SIP Trunk, they are substantially less expensive than traditional telephone service. SIP Trunking can save you up to 50% and more on your monthly bill, depending upon the types and quantities of calls you are making.
What SIP Trunks Do You Need?
The number of SIP Trunks is determined by a few factors. Your Internet connection is an important consideration. SIP Trunks consume bandwidth. Depending upon the quantity of phone calls and need for data bandwidth, you may have to expand your data circuit. First, how many concurrent calls does your business need? As a typical rule of thumb, you’ll need approximately one SIP trunk for each 2-3 users.
V1 VoIP is a leading SIP trunk provider and we have the added advantage of providing our enhanced PBX to go alongside SIP Trunk services and solutions. Contact us and we’ll be glad to see just how much money our resellers make and how you can save your customers money.
As a V1 VoIP reseller you might hearing a lot about VoIP softphones, but do you know what they actually are? VoIP softphones are a piece of software that is installed on your computer so that you can make and receive telephone calls on your workstation, computer, laptop or tablet device. Softphones can only work on systems and services that support SIP service and SIP Trunks.
Ergonomic Freedom: Say goodbye to that stiff neck! Phone users no longer have to radle the phone handset between their shoulder and ear when typing and talking.
Freedom of Movement: A softphone allows the user to move around their office and frees up both hands for handling paperwork, retrieving information, and other multi-tasking activities.
High Quality Phone Calls: Most softphones comply with the wideband standard, which means that you’ll experience better sounding telephone calls than on your old desk phone.
Dialing From Your Computer: Many softphones can dial numbers from Outlook or other applications. This ability to click-and-dial is a time saver, especially for those people who make high volumes of outbound calls.
Instant Messaging: There are softphones on the market that have built-in chat capabilities. It’s nice to have your phone and chat converged into one interface.
Lower Cost: A business telephone costs between $100 and $750. Softphone costs range from free to a high end of $50. While the cost of a headset must be factored into the equation, the overall cost compares very favorably to the desk phone. On an ongoing basis the cost for softphones is equally low as softphones don’t break.
Have questions about softphones? Which ones are best? Which ones will integrate seamlessly with SIP Trunks? Contact V1 VoIP with your softphone questions now.
SIP Trunks are one of the hottest offerings of V1 VoIP resellers. But many customers don’t understand what they are, nor what they are used for. Here V1 VoIP gives you a guide to SIP and why having a SIP address is so important.
SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol and is an Internet Protocol used to initiate or terminate live communication sessions including anything from instant messages to phone and video calls to interactive multimedia conferences. A SIP address is similar to an email address as it serves as a locator of the user. SIP addresses also look like an email addresses. Like email addresses, they are comprised of two parts: a username, and a domain. For example, if your name was Mike, you might have the following identical SIP and email addresses: Mike@voipreseller.com SIP communication would be routed to Tom at his SIP address sip:email@example.com as email would be sent to Mike at his Email address mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your SIP address allows you to participate in SIP based communication over the Internet. SIP can be used to initiate a variety of communication formats ranging from a phone call to collaborative conferences over existing Internet connections without the need of traditional telephone services.
What makes SIP even more powerful is that it is personal like an email address. While a telephone number is registered to a specific device, a SIP address follows the person it belongs to. This gives SIP users access to new features that standard landline telephone services simply do not offer. With the increasing prevalence of Internet telephony in the corporate and consumer markets comes the gradual migration from the use of telephone numbers to the use of SIP addresses.
The easiest way to obtain a SIP address is by creating an account with an online service. Like creating an email account with Google or Yahoo, you will be provided with an address (i.e. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). However, your SIP service provider may allow you to create SIP addresses within your own domain as well (i.e. email@example.com). As a SIP providers, we at V1 VoIP allow customers to use the registered domain name of their companies to create SIP addresses free of charge.
People using standard telephones can reach you on your SIP address, all you need is a regular telephone number which forwards to your address. If you want to call people who are using regular telephones, your SIP service needs the ability to call out to regular telephone numbers, and V1 VoIP can provide you with one or both of these services.
Want a SIP address? Contact V1 VoIP to obtain your SIP address today!
For V1 VoIP resellers, the ability to resell SIP Trunks to connect to the traditional PSTN network is a great service to add to your solution portfolio. SIP Trunks are becoming a hot selling item because of the cost savings of SIP for customers, along with it’s increased reliability.
Reselling SIP trunks allows your customers to replace these traditional fixed PSTN lines with PSTN connectivity via V1 VoIP SIP Trunking Service. This service allows those businesses that have a PBX installed to use VoIP outside the enterprise network by using the same connection as the Internet connection.
A SIP Trunk is primarily a concurrent call routed over V1’s IP backbone using VoIP technology. SIP Trunks are used in conjunction with an IP-PBX and are thought of as replacements for traditional PRI or analog circuits. SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol and is widely used for controlling multimedia communication sessions such as voice and video calls over Internet Protocol (IP). The protocol can be used for creating, modifying and terminating two-party (unicast) or multiparty (multicast) sessions consisting of one or several media streams. The modification can involve changing addresses or ports, inviting more participants, and adding or deleting media streams. IT allows for video conferencing, streaming multimedia distribution, instant messaging, presence information, file transfer and online games.
Have you waited long enough to begin reselling SIP trunks and SIP trunk service? Don’t wait any longer. Contact a member of the V1 SIP team today.