Here is an example of how SIP service can save you big money:
Verizon Fios and Cable service cost an average of $35.00 per line. (Six lines would cost $210.00 a month).
SIP Service is an average of $19.95 per line. Includes unlimited local and long-distance calling. (Six lines would cost $119.70 a month) ( taxes and FCC fees extra)
That's over 40% savings WOW.
You'll save over $3,200.00 in three years.
What exactly is SIP? (see diagram)
(Session Initiation Protocol) A SIP trunk is a voice-over-IP (VoIP) connection that uses SIP to connect telephony equipment (your phone system) to the publicly switched telephone network (PSTN). SIP trunks ride over a broadband data connection (FIOS, Cable, T1 etc.) and can be over the top, meaning companies can buy SIP trunks and broadband services from different providers or can be part of a bundled voice/data offering so providers can tweak the pipe to ensure consistent quality of service. SIP Trunking service is simply a line replacement option that is significantly less expensive than traditional analog lines and PRI services. SIP Trunking services typically save customers 50-75% on their local and long distance phone bills. SIP Trunking bundles provide you with more than enough trunks to insure that you never have a busy signal!
Regular Verizon voice service is delivered via copper lines and connected directly to the phone system. Verizon Fio service is delivered via fiber optics and connected to the phone system via a modem that converts the fiber to dial tone. Comcast and Cablevision is delivered via cable and connected to the phone system via a modem that converts the cable to dial tone. SIP Service is delivered to the phone system via your Data/Internet connection, just like VoIP cloud service (typically plug into a data switch or router).
You order service based on how many channels you need. Example; you would replace six phone lines with six SIP channels. Our service includes a minimum of 20.
Is the service reliable enough for my business? (You may not have a choice either way) See this link
Voice Over IP and SIP have evolved in the course of the last 10 years to the point that they have become a viable substitute for traditional Business Voice services. In fact, the vast majority of Fortune 1000 companies have been using this technology for nearly 10 years. Millions of smaller businesses have also migrated to SIP in the last 2-3 years.
Since SIP Trunks utilize your existing broadband connection (whether it’s Cable, DSL or T1), the quality and reliability of the service are dependent upon the quality and the reliability of your broadband connection. It's also important to keep in mind that the FCC has ruled in favor of carriers not having to support copper lines starting 2018. Plain old telephone service (copper lines) are slowly being faded out and the only choice you'll have is either fiber optics or cable.
Additional Benefits of SIP
24/7 365 Fail Over (When Disaster Strikes)
Calls are automatically routed to your predefined phone number if you lose your service to your facility. Depending on your plan, you can have access to a web portal that allows you to manage how your calls are routed as well as view your incoming and outgoing call activity.
Analog lines in their original form were extended from the Central Office to the customer point of presence on copper wires. Today these copper wires are over-utilized by pair-gain devices used to extend and expand call capacity over the same wires. The result is multiple conversions of analog to an early digital signal using concentrators and multiplexors. The result is the delivery of analog service over quasi "copper" media which is at best an elaborate Rube Goldberg drawing.
Analog lines are usually only required for security systems, fax machines and elevators.
*Taxes and FCC charges extra
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