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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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San Jose SIP Trunking Customer Story

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Mar 19, 2012 10:50:00 AM

In the last couple of weeks, several TeleDynamic customers have expresed interest in SIP Trunking pricing.  They are telling us that they are looking specifically to control increasing monthly costs. 

As you might have noticed, AT&T analog lines are getting increasingly expensive. AT&T and Verizon are aggressive in their approach at moving away from the old business of providing phone service.

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SIP Trunking for Dummies

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Feb 3, 2012 4:13:00 PM

The phrase "SIP Trunking" or "SIP Trunks", is increasingly common in the world of telecom. However, if you are reading this, you are probably not in the telecom business but would like to know more.  

What is SIP?

To understand “SIP Trunk”, you first need understand "SIP". 

Over the past few years, the telecommunications industry has standardized on SIP as the protocol of choice for phone calls on the data network.  SIP, which stands for “Session Initiation Protocol”, is the technology used for establishing a voice communication session on a data network (for example over the Internet). A SIP “session” might be a regular VoIP phone call between two participants or a multi-party conference call.

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On the 5th Day of Christmas, VoIP Gave to Me...

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Dec 16, 2011 8:00:00 AM

I've never been much of a jewelry person, so somebody stuffing my stocking with five loops of gold seems like an unneeded extravagance.

Being the ever practical giver, VoIP offered me an alternative: SIP Trunking.

SIP Trunking

I know what you are thinking, it's not very personal and even seems a bit crass. 

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