If you’re ready to take the plunge and enjoy the flexibility and cost savings found form SIP trunking but are worried about choosing the wrong SIP service provider, you are far from alone. The good news is that finding the right provider might be easier than you think. We’ve put together a few simple tips that will take you to the company that offers exactly what you and your business need.
Check for Bandwidth Flexibility
Most SIP service providers offer bandwidth flexibility, but you don’t want to be stuck with one of the few who does not. SIP providers that are internet service providers may not allow you to purchase bandwidth at the best value and highest speed in your area. The partner you want to choose is going to put you first and give you the flexibility to use any ISP that you’d like to.
Select Short-Term Contracts
One of the benefits of choosing SIP trunking is that you aren’t required to make a long-term commitment in most cases. However, there are exceptions so it’s something to watch out for. There are some vendors who will try to get you to sign a longer contract. However, you want to be able to remove and add services at will. A company that has shorter one-month long agreements is the best choice.
Ask About the Network
Price matters, but so does the quality of the services you are getting. Some of the super low-priced companies are going to use a lower tier carrier, which also means you won’t get the voice quality your business needs. Tier-1 carrier networks are what you want to look for because you get the speed and quality you need. These are also the most reliable options, which is needed when running a business.
Clarify the Provider’s Fees
When you work with a SIP service provider, one of the biggest benefits is that you have predictable monthly costs. However, different vendors vary on how they price things, so make sure to ask questions and get the clarification you need. As a start, expect monthly and initial fees on channels, e911, and DID services. You’ll also see fees for regulatory matters and port numbers.
If you’re ready to switch to SIP trunking, there’s no better company to provide it than SIP Trunk. You can learn all about our services by visiting us at www.SIPTrunk.com