The digital language of zeros and ones is transforming how we live, work, and communicate. Business communications is no exception. SIP trunking, or “virtual” phone lines, can take your telecom system to the next level of flexibility and resiliency and all at a very affordable cost. Let Sunco show you how!
What is SIP?
SIP, short for Session Initiation Protocol, is a standardized language that “lives” in VoIP (Voice over IP – the conversion of voice signals to data). It enables devices like desk phones or cellphones to communicate over a data network instead of traditional analog lines. This language is critical if VoIP devices are to perform simple tasks like starting and ending calls, putting calls on hold, and enabling caller ID, and on a higher level, push more advanced features and applications like self-labelling keys and remote diagnostic tools.
What is SIP Trunking?
A SIP trunk is a ‘virtual’ phone line that carries voice data over the Internet or private network. Essentially, SIP trunks provide a dial tone for your business instead of relying on more expensive copper analog lines. A SIP trunk is also referred to as a conversation path that can transmit an unlimited number of phone numbers. For example, if your business has 20 phone numbers running along five SIP trunks, you have the ability to have five people on the phone at one time (both incoming or outgoing calls) using any combination of those 20 numbers. This varies dramatically from a traditional analog line which can carry only one phone number and one conversation per line at a time.
Are you a business with multiple offices? SIP trunking gives your business the power to buy inexpensive dial tone from any region, regardless of where you are physically located. SIP trunking can also give your organization a “virtual” presence in another city with region-specific phone numbers, and then forward these calls directly to your head office at no extra cost.
Going beyond what analog lines or regular VoIP offer, SIP trunking is flexible enough to communicate with disparate phone systems, whether digital or analog. It is the ideal platform to handle modern telecom requirements with the potential for significant savings, much-improved productivity and impressive failover options.
Why Sunco SIP for Business?
Sunco SIP trunks leverage the power of VoIP with added flexibility, resilience, and cost-efficiency.
Communication benefits of our SIP for Business:
- Consolidate phone numbers from multiple locations into one SIP trunk group
- Maintain your phone number regardless of your originating provider or region
- Activate new phone numbers quickly
- Phone numbers can originate from other regions, regardless of your physical location
- Save money with unlimited long distance in North America (except Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon)
- Comprehensive failover options
- Use your existing telephone system – an upgrade may not be required
There are some important differences between Sunco SIP for Business 9-1-1 service compared with traditional telephone 9-1-1 emergency service. Please read Sunco’s 9-1-1 Terms and Conditions for more information.
Is SIP trunking the best fit for your organization?
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“SIP has revolutionized the way we look at our telecommunications solutions. With the expert technical services of Sunco, moving over to SIP trunking was seamless.”Patrick Dion, Systems Administrator, Driving Force
What Features are Included?
Direct Dial Numbers
Activate phone numbers in the areas you need for as low as $3.00 per number per month, regardless of your physical location. For example, a customer in Saskatchewan calls your local (306) phone number and it is answered by your receptionist in Edmonton – giving you a “virtual” presence in Saskatoon without the cost of call forwarding. For a company with multiple locations (actual or virtual), SIP trunking can bridge the distance between offices and provide a seamless experience for your customers and staff.
Your business phone number is a valuable asset. SIP trunks allow you to move or “port” your number from one telco provider to another.
Resiliency and Redundancy
Sunco SIP for Business keeps your business running smoothly when issues like downed data networks or hardware issues arise; it’s built right into our solution design. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the importance of resiliency and redundancy in your disaster recovery planning.
With unprecedented number portability and the ability to easily set up new numbers at a fraction of traditional phone system pricing, SIP Trunking scales extremely well with your business as it grows, ensuring you are ready for today and the future.
Flat Rate Pricing Regardless of Location
Pay a flat rate for Sunco SIP trunks no matter where you’re located or how many locations you have. Traditional phone lines can carry significant costs, especially in rural areas where the remoteness and lack of competition mean analog lines are substantially more expensive.
Unlimited Long Distance in North America*
Sunco SIP trunks include unlimited long distance to anywhere in North America*, meaning more productive communication without racking up hefty long distance bills.
*Except Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon
Secure Transmission of Voice Traffic
SIP lives in VoIP, so it uses an IP-based transmission that requires authentication. This ensures that calls made using Sunco SIP for Business are very safe. Sunco SIP trunks can also be encrypted, adding another layer of security for your business.
Local Service, Local Support
Our tech support is a phone call away and our knowledgeable staff is quick to assist. No more call centre hassles or long wait times!