Benefits of SIP Trunks

Benefits of SIP Trunks

We get this question often so let us explain the benefits of sip trunks in your business. In the past businesses would use Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), or T1’s; using SIP trunks for these reasons:

Top 5 benefits of SIP trunks for your Business

  1. Eliminate the need for separate networks(voice/data) and connection points
  2. Increased Flexibility and Reliability of Voice Circuits
  3. Ability to deliver voice service over existing Broadband Circuits for Primary or Back-up service
  4. Allows a business to have presence in multiple cities and states so that companies can establish local numbers rather than the need for costly 800 numbers
  5. Provides a cost savings compared to alternative methods of lines for a business

With all the above benefits there are also some limitations to make note of. One of the most common would be that not all Phone Systems are equipped to accept SIP Trunks, therefore not making this a viable option without replacing or upgrading an existing telephone system. However, considering the benefits of using SIP and recognizing the financial benefits of doing so upgrading may not really be an issue at all. These cost savings come in several areas. The primary one is for smaller businesses that already have a broadband connection such as Cox or Comcast. You can just add the SIP trunks on top of that existing broadband circuit without having to order new lines from a carrier. Not to mention the cost of SIP service is traditionally much less than traditional methods used in the past. But, it is important to take note that if you have a small, limited bandwidth and you add SIP trunks to it, each time a line is in use it will detract from the available bandwidth for your data. In most situations if you have ample bandwidth this is not an issue at all. Another way these types of trunks can make your network more reliable and resilient to outages is the simple fact they are “cloud-based”. This very well can open up the discussion of cloud computing and cloud-based services. SIP trunking makes it easier to connect to services that are hosted in the proverbial cloud. Making your voice and unified communications entirely IP and SIP-based. More on that later.

Here you will be able to see the benefits of sip trunks explained visually.

Benefits of SIP Trunks

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