What is SIP Trunking?
SIP Trunking allows organisations to place calls using IP (Internet Protocol) via the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). It requires an Internet connection or a VoIP vendor, an IP-enabled PBX. With SIP, voice becomes an application on the IP network just like email or web. There are many benefits to SIP Trunking and even though it doesn’t get as much coverage as VoIP, it can really be the better option for enterprises. SIP is known for its cost-saving potential, but there is a lot more to it than just saving a staggering amount compared to traditional phone services.
Benefits of SIP Trunking
Flexibility and Scale
Traditional enterprise trunks force organisations to choose the specific amount of channels beforehand. It is extremely difficult to estimate the volume of calls correctly so companies end up struggling to meet the demand of service capacity or are left with unused capacity that they still have to pay for. The world today is fast-moving and so is the business world. Organisations scale up and scale down in a matter of weeks and having the flexibility to do so is crucial. Welltel SIP trunking allows for channels to be added or eliminated at any given moment as required by the business. No more do businesses need to specify in bundles of 15 or 30, you can add 2 channels at a time if that’s what your business needs.
Organisations are often subjected to different charges of local, long-distance and international phone call charges when using traditional phone services. Welltel IP connectivity costs less than ISDN with lower call costs, free internal calls between extensions and offices and lower line rental costs for multi-sites. Also, no expensive call forwarding costs are required should you relocate or need to divert calls in the event of a disaster. So instead of a monthly shock over mystifying voice communication statement, SIP users are able to predict the monthly costs. Welltel customer statistics showed that organisations can save up to 58% on call costs and switching is a lot easier and cheaper than you might think.
SIP acts as a gateway towards Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). After selecting Welltel SIP trunking service, your organisation unlocks many benefits of the IP based communication package that includes instant messaging, collaboration apps, mobility and much more. Welltel offers a full suite of communication tools. Read more about the unified communication solutions that your business can adopt.
Without SIP, relocating the office is a daunting prospect since the traditional phone services require for the trunks to be relocated. This is an extremely long process, requiring few site visits to the old and new locations from technicians and depending on the number of phones it can also be an expensive ordeal. SIP trunks makes moving the phone system comparatively easy. Businesses don’t need to contact the carrier to have their phones diverted or change phone numbers. The same applies to emergency situations. If your office has to be temporarily relocated in an emergency, this can be achieved quickly and cost-effectively with Welltel SIP trunking to keep your business working.
SIP Trunking makes most calls – local calls as they touch the PSTN only for a small proportion of the distance. While removing the long-distance charges, it also makes it a lot more convenient for customers to contact the organisation since the company can purchase as many local numbers in as many cities as they wish. This reduces barriers to providing effective customer support and sales/marketing campaigns.
SIP Trunking is the right choice for organisations that are ready to install Internet-based phones and establish a relationship with a VoIP vendor, moving their business communications to the cloud. Moving to SIP will eliminate confusing monthly bills, high calling costs, unreliable phone lines and much more.