What is a SIP Phone 

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A SIP phone combines the technology of VOIP phones with the proven track record of traditional phones - giving the usability of a physical phone that can sit on a desk, coupled with the cost efficiency and flexibility of a VOIP phone.

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Features

A SIP phone is able to utilize every calling feature currently available (such as call waiting, voicemail, caller ID, conference calling, etc.). These are some the call features included at no cost:

  • Caller ID with Name,
  • Call Waiting with Caller ID,
  • Voicemail,
  • Call Transfer – instantly transfer a call to another number instantly,
  • Simultaneous Ring – receive calls on many different numbers simultaneously,

  • Conference Calling,
  • Caller ID Block – block your own caller ID to increase your privacy.


Price

  • A business telephone line typically costs between $50-$75 per month, where as a VOIP line would be $25-$30.
  • North American calling rates range between $0.20-$0.60 per minute over telephone, compared to Free-$0.05 per minute over VOIP. 
  • International rates are between $0.30-$2.00 per minute over telephone, compared to $0.02-$0.25 per minute over VOIP.

Usability

A SIP phone has the same ease of use and portability of a traditional phone - being easily usable by all users without extensive training or certification. Advanced users are able to perform advanced tasks that would be impossible on a traditional phone and are exclusive to SIP calling features.


SIP phones can be implemented in mass across an entire business. Packetworks specializes in the installation and service of both the SIP phones, as well as the data network that they are using.


Packetworks Solution

SIP calling is the future of tele-communications. It is more cost efficient, offers more features, and has virtually no downsides compared to traditional phone systems. More and more businesses are switching to SIP calling systems everyday and taking advantage of the numerous benefits. Allow Packetworks to install, service and maintain both your SIP network as well as your Interent network.


For further reading, checkout the article: The Benefits and Cost Saving of VOIP/SIP Calling


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