Businesses that move from traditional telephone lines (PRI) to SIP trunking are able to reduce communications cost by as much as 60%. That’s a huge number and we don’t blame you if you are wondering how that is even possible. We thought it might help to take a deeper look into exactly how SIP trunking reduces the cost of communications for businesses.
Eliminate Local and Most Long Distance Fees
The most common way that businesses pay for SIP trunking is per channel, per month. For calls within the United States and most of Canada, there are no per minute fees. You pay only one predictable, monthly bill regardless of how many calls your make or how long you talk. There is a per minute fee for some international calls, but SIP rates for these calls are often lower than the rates of traditional carriers.
Buy Only What You Need
A significant part of the savings associated with SIP is the ability to purchase only the capacity you need for your business right now and grow or shrink as your needs change. Traditional PRI lines are sold in groups of 23. This means that many businesses are paying for service that they don’t need. SIP channels, which support one incoming or outgoing phone call, can be purchased one at a time, on-demand, limiting your expense to what is truly necessary.
Part of the cost of your business phone system is the time and effort it takes to administer it. SIP trunking greatly simplifies the overhead cost of system administration. Moves, adds and changes are hassle-free and the best providers give you an online control panel so that you can manage the system from anywhere.
Keep Your Options Open
The traditional carriers require contracts and often use long-term obligations as a negotiation tactic. SIP.US has taken a different approach. We don’t require contracts and our customers can cancel anytime. This leaves you free to search for the best price and service. (Our customers can leave us any time, but they don’t.)
Of course, cost isn’t the only consideration when weighing your options for business communications, but for most companies it is a very important one. While SIP offers many other advantages, in many cases the savings alone are enough to justify choosing SIP.