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SIP Trunking for Dummies – SIP Trunk Pricing

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on May 7, 2012 1:14:00 PM

SIP Trunk Pricing

Your SIP Trunking costs will vary depending on your needs, but typically you can expect set up costs to range from $0 - $150 (one time) and monthly costs range from $25 - $50 per trunk. 

 

Read on for a detailed breakdown of up-front and monthly pricing for SIP Trunk phone systems. 

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Topics: SIP Trunking

3Com NBX Support – Is It Time To Let Go?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on May 4, 2012 4:50:00 PM

The NBX company was born in 1996 and their first product delivered on the eve of the new millennium.

During the infancy of the system, both vendor and the first customers were brave pioneers. However, the product has proven over the years to be a very well-engineered product with a great PBX reliability record. 

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Topics: Administration

SIP Trunking for Dummies: 5 Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on May 1, 2012 6:31:00 PM

SIP Trunking is clearly a superior technology for an organization to make and receive phone calls versus traditional PRI and analog lines. However, in order for your company to realize such measurable savings and benefits, proper consideration must be given to several aspects of the installation.  

A well-planned SIP implementation by a knowledgeable vendor can make all the difference in the end result. Here are a few areas that will require your attention.

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Topics: SIP Trunking

Cost Savings from SIP Trunking: What You Need to Know

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 29, 2012 11:08:00 PM

A recent article I came across refers to a study done on SIP Trunking services that projects a 52% compound annual growth rate between 2011 and 2015. That's a huge number that begs the question, “What's motivating businesses to replace their old service at such a fast rate?” It's pretty simple. There is major savings in replacing traditional analog and digital PRI lines with SIP Trunking.

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Topics: SIP Trunking

SIP Trunking for Dummies: Is My Internet Connection Fast Enough?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 20, 2012 10:55:00 AM

Today in our SIP Trunking for Dummies series, we tackle the question of the type of circuits that are suitable for a SIP Trunking.  Although speed is certainly a consideration and will be given full attention here, there are many other elements that go into determining the suitability of a given internet connection for SIP Trunking.

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Internet Circuits

Unified Resilient Communications: Future-Proofing Your Phone Network

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 17, 2012 9:20:00 AM

VoIP allows telephones to work on an IP network to maximize efficiency and save money. Unified Communications is the concept of tying voice, data and video together in ways that provide real benefits to today’s businesses. By way of definition, UC leverages messaging, presence, VoIP, mobility and data integration. Let’s take a deeper look.

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Topics: Administration

SIP Trunking for Dummies: What You Need to Know About VoIP Softphones

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 13, 2012 11:34:00 AM

What the heck is a “softphone”? A VoIP softphone (or soft phone) is a piece of software that is installed on your computer so that you can make and receive telephone calls on your workstation, computer, laptop or tablet device. A USB or wireless headset is typically used in place of the physical handset. Softphones can only work on systems and services that support the universal standard of SIP (session initiated protocol). 

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Topics: SIP Trunking

Using VoIP to Improve Your Business Communications

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 10, 2012 3:35:00 PM

IP (Internet Protocol) has long been the dominant standard for data networks and has now become the universal standard for voice communications too. It is this powerful convergence of data, PBX and smart phones that is allowing businesses to improve productivity and save money.

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SIP Trunking for Dummies: Save Money by Switching to Digium

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 6, 2012 8:13:00 AM

The Secret is Out

It’s no secret that increasing numbers of organizations are saving money by going to SIP Trunking. Old PBXs use analog lines and PRI circuits to make and receive phone calls to the outside world. These old-style connections to the phone company are growing more expensive as the carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, TelePacific, etc. continue to raise their prices.  Additionally, users are required to pay usage charges measured by the minute. So, businesses are exploring alternatives to save money.

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Topics: SIP Trunking

5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your 3Com NBX System

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Apr 3, 2012 9:30:00 AM

The 3Com NBX telephone system was introduced in 1999 and was the first serious IP PBX on the marketplace. TeleDynamic was a leading Bay Area provider of the system for many years. While 3Com was purchased by HP and the NBX declared obsolete, there are still a decent number of the systems performing admirably after all of these years.

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Topics: Administration