SIP Trunking? In English.
What is it?
SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) – A SIP trunk is basically a phone line or better yet, an ‘un’ phone line. Yes – better is the operative word here. Essentially, it’s a software based phone line that travels over a broadband connection to your phone system and ‘routes’ phone calls that way vs. over the traditional phone line. (And who wants “traditional” these days?)
What do I have today in my office?
Right now, you likely have a Phone System (Nortel, Avaya, Shoretel, Cisco, Panasonic, NEC, Mitel… breathe, breathe, 3Com, Aastra, Intertel etc.).
There is also the phone carrier that you buy your phone lines from.
Then, there is the phone company interconnect (the guys who sold you the phone system). You likely have a bill from them for annual maintenance and they would be the people that you call when you add a user, change an extension, etc.
What can we do that is different and life changing?
Firstly, you can simplify all of this. A Frontier SIP Trunk would eliminate the traditional phone lines. This would save you money. Likely between 50 – 60%. If you have multiple offices you could save even more. (Hello…)
It is always better to have less vendors. Think of all the time spent watching all the vendors ‘finger point’ during an issue. If you are really lucky while all the finger pointing is going on, you’re getting billed for the few hours spent debating about who caused the issue at hand.
In some cases, you could even eliminate the actual phone system or PBX that you are using. If it is old, it may be time to replace it. If so, consider not replacing it entirely with just new phones that connect to our ‘voice cloud’.
A typical phone system will cost between $ 400 t0 $ 1,000 per user one time plus all the phone lines, installation costs and annual maintenance (budget 20% per year for this). With Frontier, we have a plan that will even give you the phone. And a nice one … not that cheap stuff!
SIP Trunking = Eliminate your PRI, probably even your PBX, most vendors, and your entire old voice network and related bills and expenses. Instead, enjoy improved quality, simplified billing, reduced costs, and feel better about that large lunch you just had.
Frontier Networks Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and provides Broadband Internet or MPLS, Voice lines or Cloud PBX (a replacement to old phone systems), cloud servers and colocation to Canadian Retail and Multi Site customers who demand world-wide coverage from a ‘new’ network. “We like to do traditional things in a non-traditional way”. Frontier has built a network that connects to other networks. Think of them like a large ‘backbone’ of interconnected networks. They connect to every phone company, cable company, wireless and hydro/utelco in Canada and the US through a series of well-connected Points of Presence (POPs). Simply put ‘we don’t suck’.
See more at: http://www.frontiernetworks.ca/blog