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What are SIP Lines and How They Work?
Your Business will grow faster when you keep coping with the modern world’s changing needs no doubt. Communication is the main pillar of such growth and SIP lines have made it way easier, smarter & better. Replacing your traditional landline with a SIP line will take your communication to a whole new level where you don’t only make voice calls, but also video calls, sending & receiving instant messages and multimedia files. All of this happens through SIP phone lines that operate on the cloud.
What is a SIP Line?
SIP, stands for Session Initiation Protocol, and SIP line is the virtual version of the traditional & old telephone line. It is the link between two individuals calling each other over the internet. One SIP Line can’t transfer more than one call simultaneously. Thus, companies who don’t get much simultaneous calls, they don’t need to ask for many SIP lines. On the other hand, those who get many calls simultaneously will need to ask their provider for many SIP lines that suit their usage and needs.
How Does a SIP Line Work?
First of all, you need to know what is PBX? It is an abbreviation for “Private Branch Exchange” that is the telephone system used by businesses. A SIP line represents one channel that gets connected to the on-premise PBX moving to the SIP trunk that allows you make calls overs the internet. Such calls can be local or international that are all done through the SIP trunk without disruptions or restrictions.
SIP Line vs. SIP Trunk: What is the Difference?
SIP lines and SIP trunk are both connected and work simultaneously. They form two separate parts of the SIP trunking phone system. SIP trunk can be compared to a plate and the food inside it represents SIP lines. So, in contrast with a SIP line that can transfer only one call, SIP trunk can handle too many SIP lines so companies can place as much of online call as they need.
Benefits of SIP Trunk Phone Systems
If you’re willing for your business to grow and expand, choose modern solutions such as SIP trunking phone system that will solve your communications issues, and enhance the current work processes.
Have a look at the SIP system benefits, and let ULTATEL know what you’ve decided!
In contrast with the traditional phone line that you can never predict its bill especially if you make international calls, SIP trunking phone system has a fixed monthly fee. Also, it is based on the cloud, so no need to having any physical lines. Most importantly, you’ll make as many international calls as you need because they’re considered as local calls.
Integrated Communication System
All the communication services you need do exist in SIP trunking system whether they are “Voice calls, videos conferences, multimedia files or instant messages.”
So, it eliminates any hassle of searching for different providers of different communication services.
If you have a plan to scale up your business, your communication system should be as scalable as your business. SIP operates on the cloud depending only on the internet connection. So, all what you need is to inform your provider, and you’ll be able to adjust the number of users and the bandwidth that controls calls’ efficiency.
Catalyst Behind Employee’s Productivity
If you’re wondering what is behind employees’ declining productivity, one of the main reasons is poor communication. SIP trunk channels are there to bring a smooth communication for your employees that has no leaks, disruptions or delays. So, they can manage to finish all their tasks in an unbelievable timing. Also, smooth communication affect employees psychologically because they’ll not be expecting any suffering at work, so they’ll be always willing to do their best.
Flexible for Employees
Whether your employees work remotely, prefer hybrid system, travel for work meetings or even stick to the office, SIP system will be support and help them anyways. While using SIP system, calls can be easily transferred to the employees’ mobile phones, so they pursue their work anywhere. Thus, such a system guarantees that each employee’s work will not get accumulated, and so your projects or relations with clients will never be at risk.
Easy to Handle
If you imagine that you’ll need IT team to manage SIP system, you’re wrong then. SIP system is already designed to be user-friendly, so dealing with it sounds like using your mobile phone on a daily basis. Thus, you and your employees will use it, change its settings, explore its features all intuitively without any sense of complexity.
Premium Quality Provider
Poor quality leads to poor impression, so you need to be careful not leaving such an impression in a customer’s mind. SIP trunking system does guarantee your calls the highest of quality that lack any failure, disruption or outage issues. SIP system will enhance your customers’ experience, so they don’t hear any echo or miss any word during the call.
Drawbacks of SIP Trunk Phone Systems
If you’re wondering how a technology like this does not really have any drawbacks, we’re assuring it has, but they’re that kind of cons that get handled easily.
Bandwidth is the thing quality of calls depend on, so you need to have a great amount of it especially in location where network is not perfect. However, ULTATEL definitely solve such issues to secure quality of calls that is beyond your expectations.
SIP is an advanced technology, so it needs a compatible phone system through which it can work efficiently. However, if your phone system is not compatible to SIP, ULTATEL will provide you with solutions to upgrade your system so you benefit from all SIP Truking system’s advantages.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that are left unanswered yet to encourage you take the decision of uplifting your business through SIP Channels, here are some extra information below that you may prefer have a look at.
Are SIP lines reliable?
Many people doubt SIP trunk’s reliability just as any new digital technology. However, it totally depends on you choosing the ideal provider who can guarantee preventing any security issues. ULTATEL main aim is not only to help your business grow, but also to protect your and your customers’ data. So, we provide your business with ideal communication alongside ultimate security.
What is a SIP phone line’s cost?
Actually, the cost varies based on the package and features you choose from the provider. SIP trunking prices vary between $20 – $25 per line/ channel for the unlimited package. Also, you can “Metered Calling” through which you only pay for the number of minutes consumed in a month. SIP system value definitely exceeds the cost, so don’t postpone having it!
Extra day without SIP Trunk in your company is an extra cost, extra delay and extra complexity. SIP system is the simplest advanced communication tool you can bring to your business regardless of your industry. Let’s enhance your business communication processes and contact ULTATEL to provide you with SIP system, and to guide you in each and every step before, during and after setting it up.
With 20+ years of experience in software development, telecom and management, Amr prides himself on helping businesses of all sizes become more efficient to compete in today’s corporate world. He recognized the value of great customer service and tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit to found his own telecom company, ULTATEL.