Popular Ways of Using Business VoIP and SIP Trunks

By: BusinessCo  

Business VoIP is the replacement technology for traditional telephone lines. More and more SME businesses are starting to take advantage of this superior way of delivering phone lines. Following are some popular ways of incorporating VoIP in your business.

Existing PBX Phone System

In a lot of cases there is no need to upgrade your telephone system. Majority of PBX systems installed in the past 5 to 10 years are IP compatible. And that means they can be used with SIP Trunks, being the VoIP equivalent of business phone lines.

When installed, PBX systems are usually configured with basic line and station cards to suit the current requirements. But in most cases they also come with a facility to add specific function cards like VoIP. Then it’s only a matter of connecting and programming the required number of SIP trunks to be used as call lines.

Get IP Handsets

For businesses that don’t use a PBX, getting one or more IP Phones is a popular way of using VoIP. There is a large range of IP desk and cordless phones available. The phones are designed to be used with business VoIP and are easily programmable with SIP trunks to enable phone calls.

A DID (direct in-dial) telephone number is allocated to a SIP trunk. You can also port-in your existing number. Then all you need to do is plug the IP handset into a suitable broadband service. You can even use 4G Mobile Broadband with some routers, making the set-up completely wireless. Ideal for home and satellite offices.

Upgrade to Hosted PBX

If your PBX is getting on with age, or is not compatible with IP telephony, then one of the easiest and most cost effective ways is to upgrade to Hosted PBX. There is no need to buy a whole new system and have it installed at the premises. Hosted PBX only requires IP handsets, which are then programmed with extension numbers and plugged into the broadband service. All the PBX features and functions, including business VoIP, are delivered over the broadband connection.

The business VoIP technology comes with features, functions and pricing that outclasses any of the traditional telephone lines including ISDN. If your business has access to a suitable broadband connection, then you should seriously consider upgrading to Business VoIP and SIP Trunks.

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