Every business communications company in the world will tell you how their services and products can save you money, but with SIP trunks it really is possible to cut down on call costs dramatically. IP connections are cheaper than traditional ISDN lines in terms of rental costs. In some cases, it is possible to get free UK landline calls using SIP trunking, and much cheaper mobile calls, with significant savings applicable to international calls also.
If you like the idea of combining all of your varied communications needs- whether email, instant messaging, voicemail, video conferencing, and every day telephony- into a single, manageable strategy, then SIP trunking can be a huge enabler of the adoption of UC strategies. A SIP trunk can allow a user to control a unique ID or multiple numbers no matter which network they are connected to or which device they are using. With SIP, your phone system talks directly to the public network, but mobile apps can also connect directly back to the system using SIP (although not in every case, depending on the provider and other factors). SIP also enables more devices to integrate with your network and user resources. Finally, SIP is a great option if you are considering making the move to Cloud, which often goes hand in hand with the majority of UC strategies.
If your business operates across multiple sites, it is likely that you could have existing ISDN connections to an individual PBX at each site. With SIP this becomes much easier to rationalise, with the number of connections you need reducing, along with all associated maintenance costs. This also means the costs are minimised to just the IP connection and the handset or endpoint costs at each site.
The beauty of SIP is that it is extremely easy to scale up or down depending on your business requirements. This is extremely pertinent to companies anticipating a great period of growth or the opposite. The ability to instantaneously add extra trunks as needed, depending on the volume of calls made and received, is what makes SIP trunking stand out to companies looking to increase their capacity to call out and receive calls simultaneously.
Additionally, SIP is extremely versatile and, for example, worth considering for businesses who are moving premises and wanting to keep their existing numbering structure. SIP trunking allows for the easy manipulation of outbound numbers- so, for example, if you have an office in London but need your calls to go out on a Bristol based number, then this is possible. Also, mobile devices can make calls as a particular number, no matter where the user’s location.
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