One of the most frustrating aspects of having a telephone system & service is that its on-going costs can cut deeply into your profit margin – But, you can’t sacrifice quality to save money because reliable communication with clients and colleagues is vital! There is an answer … SIP trunks can help your business cut telephone costs without losing any of the quality or features your legacy telephony provides.
Broadly speaking, SIP Trunks are ‘virtual line channels’ in a broadband Internet connection that allow you to use that broadband connection, as though it was a ‘bunch’ of telephone lines. What follows are a few keys ways SIP trunks save you money:
Reduce long distance charges: Using SIP trunks – which are essentially virtual phone lines on the Internet – allows you to bypass the exorbitant rates that major carriers often charge. In some cases, SIP Trunk tariffs for international calls are similar to, or only slightly higher than local rates. This means substantial savings for businesses, especially those that operate in multiple markets and maintain a geographical spread of branch offices.
Rationalise monthly charges: Working with an Internet Telephony Service Provider, helps you cut costs. With SIP trunks you no longer have to fear the nightmare of opening a phone bill and being hit with unforeseen charges and fees; there are no hidden or arbitrary monthly fees that depend on call plans with SIP trunking.
Merge voice and data: SIP trunks allow you to merge your voice & data networks, meaning you can pay for one service and its maintenance, instead of two. All communications converge and are delivered through one Internet-connecting ‘pipe’, which streamlines your infrastructure and reduces the amount of IT hardware you need to buy and maintain. Data VPN’s between branch offices of the same company, can support ‘internal’ SIP Trunk services to reduce ‘internal’ call costs to zero!
Avoid unused capacity: With SIP trunks you purchase only the capacity you need, rather than bundles of phone lines, many of which go unused when call volume is not at its peak. With SIP trunks you pay only for what you use, as the infrastructure necessary to add or remove capacity on-demand, is already in place.