A How to Guide to SIP Trunking

SIP TrunkingCommunication is one of the most important aspects of any business. It is therefore vital to find an efficient manner to interact with your customers and colleagues. SIP Trunking permits businesses the ability to make phone calls over the Internet rather than traditional phone lines. It works by creating a link between the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and the Internet. This provides a lot of benefits and cost savings. Here’s how it works:

SIP Trunking

SIP Trunks are connected to your current phone system (either an IP enabled PBX or a Media Gateway). When you place an outgoing call, it gets routed through the PBX via the SIP Trunk. You use the Internet to do this rather than expensive traditional phone lines.

Why You Should Use SIP Trunking

These days, many companies are switching to digital technologies for calls and communications. This makes SIP Trunking an essential telecommunications tool. SIP allows companies greater flexibility and opportunities. Here’s how it can help you:

SIP Trunking Benefits

As mentioned, switching to SIP Trunking can provide cost savings. It can help you with eliminating long distance fees. It also helps your budget by allowing you to purchase only what you require. Traditional lines must be purchased in bundles. However, SIP also provides other useful features:

  • Mobility: SIP can connect employee devices such as cell phones, laptops, softphones, and more. This is great because it allows you to use your Business Phone System from anywhere.
  • Scalability: With SIP, you can add new users quickly. Traditional phone systems require you to physically install new lines, whereas SIP can add new users virtually.
  • Call Routing: Traditional lines often suffer issues due to inclement weather and telephone pole maintenance. This is not an issue with SIP; even if your internet has a disruption, you can have calls routed to your cell phone as a backup.

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