How Does SIP Trunking Help Businesses?

shutterstock_383013397Smart work practices don’t just save time – they save money. Our goal is find better business solutions for your company so you can succeed in today’s tough economic market. Success starts with changes at the very foundations of your business. Something as simple as making the switch from a PBX (Private Branch Exchange) to SIP trunking could help your business save in the long run.

What is SIP Trunking?

SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. This is the standard delivery system for using both voice and video services under a Unified Communications (UC) system within a data network. Unlike PBX (Private Branch Exchange) systems that use a private phone network exclusive to that phone company, ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Providers) that offer SIP trunking allow connectivity through VoiP and have the ability to connect to any network.

Many companies choose SIP trunking to replace their existing analog or T1-based Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) connections because it is more efficient and offers significant financial savings. SIP trunking also allows companies to eliminate hardware, wiring and circuit boxes they may have had with their previous phone company.

How Can SIP Trunking Help My Business?

SIP trunking has very low startup costs. It is such a streamlined service that many costs are eliminated right away. There is no hardware to deal with and no maintenance. Most companies find they get the same service they previously had with their local PBX, but for a much smaller fee. The savings often equal enough for the phone service to pay for itself.

Reduced call cost
PBX services come with high costs and limited technology options. Businesses generally receive a flat monthly bill that charges for incoming lines, long distance, IP maintenance, and likely includes a “package” of phone lines that may or may not be used.

SIP trunking eliminates extraneous fees. SIP trunking allows you to pay only for the lines your company needs with no excess analog lines. Other payment options include paying for the number of minutes used each month. Inidividual phone numbers are less expensive with SIP trunking and there is never any need to purchase BRIs (Basic Rate Interfaces), PRIs (Primary Rate Interfaces) or PSTN gateways. No matter how you look at it, SIP trunking is the way to go if you want to pay for services used – no more, no less.

Go Local
SIP trunking has the unique advantage of eliminating 800 numbers in favor of local numbers. Local area codes can be routed to your call center or office without any extra work on your part. SIP trunking also enables callers to make calls over the internet or IP network, which significantly reduces long distance charges.

Power outages can have a large impact on small to medium-sized businesses. With SIP trunking, your phone service can be rerouted anywhere to avoid down time and lost sales. Whether your service goes through other offices or mobile phones, SIP trunking is noted for its reliability.

SIP trunking is the obvious choice for many businesses looking for a streamlined phone service with an easy-to-use interface for both IT managers and users. This is just great option you can learn about with the help of a telecom audit from Telanalysis. Claim your audit today and save money – or the audit is free!

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