SIP Trunking, Easily Explained

SIP TrunkingDo you need actual phone lines when operating a Business Phone System? You may think so, but in actuality it is not a requirement. Through a modern SIP Trunking solution, you can broaden your system past the limitations of a traditional phone system. With SIP, you can experience cost savings, scalability, and higher flexibility. Here’s how it works:

What is SIP Trunking?

As mentioned above, SIP can operate without actual phone lines. This is because it works via the internet. Traditional voice service, on the other hand, is a circuit-switched technology that requires physical connections. The disadvantage of using traditional systems is that they are costly and difficult to change. They also tend to lack modern features.

SIP Trunking (or Session Initiation Protocol) is a protocol that establishes a secure voice session via the Internet. A session can be a simple voice call or a conference call between numerous individuals.

How SIP Can Replace your PRI

Replacing your PRI is one of the best advantages of switching to SIP. Replacing your PRI with SIP can save you as much as 60% off of your monthly phone bill. For example, relying on a PRI often results in overbuying. With a PRI, you typically end up buying more channels than you need. With SIP, you only have to purchase as many trunks as you currently require.

Other Benefits of SIP Trunking

SIP Trunking offers all of the most important modern features. For example, SIP offers toll-free numbers, caller ID, voicemail, and e911 features. You can also transition to next generation technology easier with SIP. If you are currently using a non-IP or digital PBX system, you can leverage your current infrastructure with SIP.

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