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SIP Trunking Advantages

HUGE cost savings

Reduce monthly communications expenses as your phone calls are transferred over the Internet which costs much less than using direct communication with the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network. Whether you choose an unlimited, metered, or high volume plan, rest assured you'll be saving at least 25% over what traditional phone companies charge.Eliminate the need for expensive TDM (Time-division multiplexing) gateway equipment or POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) lines. No need for expensive voice circuits when you use sip trunking, all your calls are delivered over your broadband connection. Capacity is based on your broadband speeds, which are scaled at a much lower cost than traditional voice circuits.
In most cases your current phone system is VoIP ready, which means there is $0 capital investment to implement sip trunking. In the rare case that your current equipment is not VoIP ready, then expect a minimal capital investment for equipment used to interface sip trunking with your current phone equipment. Depending on your call volume, some or all equipment required is free as part of negotiated service commitments with RateTel.

More reliable than traditional phone service

Our Tier 1 carrier grade, self healing network provides 100% uptime with no single point of failure anywhere in the world.
Have your phone lines ever gone down due to someone hitting a telephone pole, inclement weather, or plain old human error? How about cable cuts by city workers?
Traditional phone service gives you zero options when these events occur. They do not provide any fail over routing of your calls. Their response to these issues is slow at best, and ultimately your service can be down for days. In lay mans terms, you're out of luck, with no phone service, until they fix it.
RateTel employs sub-second disaster routing that forwards calls to your choice of IPs or phone numbers. You can configure detailed, step-by-step routing plans that will reroute your calls on your terms. All of this control is available to you 24x7x365 from the RateTel user portal.

Of course, nothing is infallible. Because RateTel delivers your calls over your broadband connection, there exists the possibility that your ISP could have an outage. Also your phone equipment could malfunction or become inoperable due to human error. Although these scenarios are out of RateTel's control, rest assured that your calls will still be delivered according to the failure routing you configure.

Additionally, RateTel's network does not suffer from service outages caused by things like insufficient capacity and connectivity issues. The RateTel service platform lives in the cloud. This means unlimited capacity and multiple connection routes for each of our 4 national and international POPs (Points of Presence).

Scale instantly Up or down

Whenever a customer needs more capacity, they can receive it in minutes. Not weeks or months, which is usually the case with traditional circuit based phone service. Has your business ever run a marketing campaign that was so successful that it flooded your phones with calls? How much business did you lose due to frustrated customers receiving busy signals?If your phone service was provided by a traditional phone company, it would take weeks or months to order new lines that you would most likely be charged install fees for and/or have to commit to a contract.

If you were a RateTel customer, you would of only had to log into your user portal and add capacity, which would be delivered in minutes. No install fees. No contracts. No nonsense.Consider the possibility that your business begins to slow down. You no longer need as many phone lines as you did before. If you were with a traditional phone company, you would be reluctant to remove them due to the cost in money and time associated with getting them back. If you had signed a term contract for services, you would be forced to keep them for the duration of that contract.

At RateTel, you only pay for what you use. At anytime, you have the complete freedom to remove capacity and re-add it when you need it. Again… in minutes. Not weeks or months.

Instant expansion hundreds of markets

Supplant your business instantly in any local, national, or world market. One of the biggest advantages of using sip trunking is that you can activate phone numbers in any market instantly and with zero effort.Whether you want to open sales channels, provide local numbers for support in markets you have a large presence in, or even place ads for your business in local yellow page directories, the freedom to turn numbers on in hundreds of markets around the world is a powerful tool in growing your business.Traditional phone companies usually have local foot prints.

It's impossible to manage numbers in all of your markets with a single provider. This obviously creates a management nightmare. Cost also becomes a big concern. Traditional phone companies charge exorbitant fees to add numbers and ring forward them. In many situations, they will require a term commitment for use of those numbers.RateTel makes this process very easy and cost effective. Adding numbers in any of the hundreds of mark

Existing equipment? No problem!

No more BRIs, PRIs or PSTN Gateways

Say goodbye to expensive circuits and hardware that traditional phone service required. In larger installations (usually 12 or more lines), phone companies would force you to purchase some type of bulk line circuit other wise know as T1,PRI, or BRI. Each of these circuits can deliver up to 24 lines each, but are extremely expensive when the phone company needs to install them. Additionally, monthly fees and local loop charges make the maintenance of these circuits expensive moving forward. Bundle these expenses with the need to purchase expensive hardware to interface your phone system with them, and you could literally be spending thousands of dollars up front and monthly.
Because sip trunking is delivered over the internet, it flows over one of the most inexpensive resources in your business, your internet service. Today internet service providers are delivering faster connections at an ever lowering cost. As a matter of fact, cable and dsl have virtually replaced the data versions of these circuits almost completely. Adding capacity for more simultaneous calls for your sip trunking service is nearly 80% cheaper than adding it using these technologies.

No more separate voice and data

Traditionally your company's phone service and internet service were delivered to you via separate connections. Managing these connections, especially in large installations, can become very difficult. With sip trunking, there days of managing multiple connections are done. RateTel delivers your phone service over the same connection you receive your internet on.
Using the latest advances in Qos (quality of service) technologies, companies can prioritize their voice traffic to maximize clarity and remove the effects of heavy internet usage on the same connection.

In some cases, greater efficiency can be derived by providing a separate internet connection dedicated only to your sip trunking service, but it's not absolutely necessary. RateTel will do a free comprehensive evaluation of your current resources and make recommendations that will result in the highest quality of service you can achieve for your voice traffic.

Advanced calling features

The advanced calling features provided by sip trunking are extremely robust when compared to traditional phone service. The ability to route your calls to wherever you want at anytime provides the flexibility for you to run your business your way instead of being resigned to the limitations that circuit based service provides.

On top of flexible routing, your calls are guaranteed to be delivered with comprehensive fail over technology that only sip trunking can provide.

No more BRIs, PRIs or PSTN Gateways

Say goodbye to expensive circuits and hardware that traditional phone service required. In larger installations (usually 12 or more lines), phone companies would force you to purchase some type of bulk line circuit other wise know as T1,PRI, or BRI. Each of these circuits can deliver up to 24 lines each, but are extremely expensive when the phone company needs to install them. Additionally, monthly fees and local loop charges make the maintenance of these circuits expensive moving forward. Bundle these expenses with the need to purchase expensive hardware to interface your phone system with them, and you could literally be spending thousands of dollars up front and monthly.

Because sip trunking is delivered over the internet, it flows over one of the most inexpensive resources in your business, your internet service. Today internet service providers are delivering faster connections at an ever lowering cost. As a matter of fact, cable and dsl have virtually replaced the data versions of these circuits almost completely. Adding capacity for more simultaneous calls for your sip trunking service is nearly 80% cheaper than adding it using these technologies.

Quick ROI

With the immediate cost savings SIP trunking offers, your company will see what a great investment it was. In scenarios where some up front costs exists to purchase equipment for the transition to sip trunking, your company will see payback periods as short as a few months. No matter how you look at it, especially in the current economic climate, your company will see the immediate cost savings.

Factor in the cost savings from removing your traditional circuits with the unutilized bandwidth you already have, and you can see how much you can save monthly without even needing to look at your first bill.