Can I Replace My Traditional Lines with SIP Trunks?

SIP TrunksThese days, many companies are seeking a way to future-proof their Business Phone System. Many have decided on SIP Trunks. Should you too? If you are considering moving away from landlines, SIP Trunking is one of the best alternatives on the market.

What is SIP Trunking?

First of all, what are SIP Trunks? SIP Trunks create a virtual connection between your phone system and your ITSP (internet telephony service provider) through your internet. Since SIP Trunking is a cloud-based phone solution, sometimes SIP is confused with VoIP. While the two are similar, they are not exactly the same. Instead, SIP is a technology that enables VoIP.

Can Your Business Switch to SIP?

All businesses can switch from traditional landlines to SIP. However, there are some requirements. One of the biggest things needed for SIP is a reliable internet connection. If your connection isn’t reliable, your bandwidth may not prove capable of handling multiple users at once. It will likely make video calling—or even just normal phone calls—impossible.

Even if your broadband can support SIP Trunking, make sure to check whether or not there are caps on your data usage. Calls are unlikely to consume a large amount of data, but multimedia messages or video will.

Benefits of SIP Trunking

Not only will SIP Trunking future-proof your business against the drawbacks of relying on a PSTN, but it will provide you will many different benefits. For example, with SIP you will enjoy:

  • Scalability: You can easily scale a SIP connection to match your business growth. You can also easily remove users if you need to make cutbacks instead.
  • Savings: With SIP Trunking you can save a lot of money when compared to using a landline.
  • Keep Your Existing Number: With SIP, you can port your existing number to your new solution.

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