Hosted VoIP vs SIP Trunking – How to Choose? #GetVoIP

Hosted VoIP vs SIP Trunking – How to Choose? #GetVoIP

OK Guys… we’ve actually had some good activity happening on Twitter that you can actually follow our Twitter stream …and put your questions up by using the hashtag #GetVoIP We’ve just had a user ask us a question right now …A guy called @Flowroutegeoff has asked “When would you chose Hosted VoIP over SIP [laughter] …and the first thing I will say is OK Eric, explain SIP Trunking in layman’s terms… No problem SIP Trunking is essentially dot dialtone it’s long distance or minutes that’s it With a SIP Trunking you’re not getting any features, you’re not getting any business class features like a virtual receptionist or voicemail Someone who’s providing SIP Trunking is literally like a AT&T or Verizon instead of using copper line which is in a traditional for the last 100 years they’re using a fibre line and some kind of internet signal. That’s SIP …. Hosted means that usually the person is gonna provide not only that dial tone that the calling plan but also features to go along with that.

It’s a complete package, so before we move on what do you think about those two definitions? I think you’re head on right on.. I would say SIP definitley has less offerrings As you mention it’s just the dialtone and the distance, you can use it in many different ways Maybe Michael can share some thoughts on that? With SIP you’re looking for a calling plan. I think it’s more suited for residential users who are looking for a solution cheaper than the traditional service provider, and not looking for all the features of a hosted solution Yep, … the hosted packages are definately far more advanced. Much more extensive offerings… It just depends I mean it varies from provider to provider all across the board right Eric? Yes I know I talk a lot with my hands I kinda feel like that episode of where that guy’s got two cups and the guy’s like “what do I do with my hands” It’s not even apples and oranges… it’s apples and CARS. They’re really, really different So here’s what I see typically I feel that hosted [VoIP] tends to be a better fit for most small and mid-sized businesses So here’s some advantages of hosted and some advantages of SIP Hosted is nice, ’cause it’s a complete package it’s a one stop shop.

That’s always nice if you’re a smaller business and you don’t have an IT staff it can be very valuable to have that outsourced, of course you want to look at the quality of their support. The other nice thing about Hosted it’s very good at working with remote offices or if you just go out to be able to work from home. Not disasters but your kid gets sick your car tires pop and you wanna work from home hosted providers are very good at working with all kinds of Internet in addition to there’s always the features set that are there. I also think a good hosted provider has disaster recovery in mind because if you lose local power, or local Internet their cloud should still be in the cloud. Right? it’s just your office… When I look at Hosted some of the things that I really target are in a 1 to 1000 employees and even one to five… multiple offices especially when you start getting to a thousand employees that’s when the hosted [VoIP] becomes really powerful and because of the distributed workforce and stuff like that and anyone who wants to outsource the IT.

SIP on the other hand I see two really good targets for that one: you’re tech savvy and you just enjoy playing with technology your want to set it up yourself you want to manage it yourself, you don’t mind if it has problems… and you wanna be the one fixes it, there’s a lot of people like that If that’s you that might be an option.

The other way that I see SIP very frequently is in very large company five thousand and above. Or 1000 above in a single location And they don’t have to deal with the distributed work force.They just want a big pipe coming in and they wanna manage everything internally.

Read More: How to setup a VOIP phone – In just two steps!

How to setup a VOIP phone – In just two steps!

 

Hey everybody, how are you guys doing? My name is Sebastian, and in this video I’m going to show you how you can set up an ip-based phone system, for your startup, in just two steps! This is ridiculous! And for demonstration purposes I’m going to use this very affordable IP phone from Yealink, as well as really cool new company that I found online, so let’s have a closer look. But first before I start, let me tell you why I like these IP phone systems so much, first thing I love so much about it, i can get a phone number in every country whenever I need it, and then I can have these calls routed anywhere I want to. So this is the first thing, why I love this so much, second let’s say someone calls the Miami office while I’m in, maybe on a business trip in Germany, if someone calls the Miami number that call can be rerouted instantaneously to my cell phone while I’m waiting in the airport in Germany and third think about how powerful it is to have an automated voice system where people can call in on your numbers that you have globally and you can have a call routing any way you want to and you can setup, set it up really flexible just in the back end, this is really terrific! Now that I’ve shown you why i love the IP phone so much let’s quickly go through the two steps together, first i’m going to show you how you can create a free Sonetel account and second i’m going to show you how you can quickly configure a Yealink IP phone, that’s kinda like enterprise-grade but still very very affordable maybe just around sixty seventy dollars so let’s jump right in and I show you how to create a free account for your IP phone.

 

And keep in mind that phones like these supports several lines you can easily use it for other providers as well, now I really went online and did some searching for you guys so check this out what I found, I found a company that specifically tailored for entrepreneurs and maybe small business owners and they offer you to sign up for free! How insane is that? How insane is that? And you can get a phone number, if you want to, for as low as eighty-nine cents i mean like this ridiculous and it’s exactly what I did so I’m just going to sign in and i’m going to show you the back end, and I show you the example set up that I just did so you basically just go to sign in, of course you have to set up the free account first, but once you have done that, you just sign into your account, and this will take you to the back end, where you can configure everything, like you can set up a phone number and link it to a user, you can set different users with different extensions and every user you can configure, you can add multiple phones to user, and then it routes it accordingly, for example what I did in my case I’d registered a number in the US and if people call my US number i can have that call rerouted to my cell phone in Germany, or i can have it rerouted to my IP phone, and guys since it is an IP phone, like it’s only needs the internet connection that phone could be located anywhere I wanted to! Heck, I could take this IP phone with me when i travel and just plug it into the internet and the phone is online, like who ridiculous is that? So to summarize you can connect multiple phones to a number and these phones can be located in different locations it could be cellphones, it could be a landline it could be an IP phone, a hard desk phone or a soft phone something that it could be even an app on your iPhone I mean the opportunities like what you can come up with literally endless so don’t be fooled by this simple looking interface and another amazing feature is what they called voice apps where you can configure like for example the main menu and you can configure this main menu anyway you want you can even hire a voiceover artist to do the menu for you I mean like this is really awesome, so let’s jump to the phone and I show you this voice menu, so let me quickly show you, how you can access this voice menu anytime, you just push star 21 and then it will dial welcome if you know the extension of the person you would like to speak to you can enter it now for sales press one for information about our operating hours press two for all other inquiries press three for stay on the line, now check this out, i can program this menu anyway I want to! We are open monday through friday between 9am and 6pm if you know the extension of the person you like…

 

But you can also do crazy stuff like this for example, what you could do you could just change the language of the menu to chinese, so let’s check this out real quick! Now let’s check this out once more but now with the Chinese menu, again I push star 21 Chinese… Chinese… Chinese… Chinese… And now i can have the phone call me, i just press extension 101 Chinese… And yeah it shows me the incoming call here so that’s it, end the call, but I could have also had routed to my cell phone depending on how it is set, depending on how i have it set up, so this is really amazing, and yeah you can still see this is the missed call from my US number so yeah terrific, now this really goes to show that these phone systems are incredibly flexible so i encourage you to head over to sonetel.com and click the services section, so you can learn more about the details of what you can do with a service like that and I mean it doesn’t have to be the same provider.

 

I just wanted to illustrate the point here look at these features they offer and yeah like another example for example let’s say you have some someone from your company located in Germany and you want to make a call in the U.S. so the guy in Germany just has an IP phone on his desk and you can just call over to us wait a second to maybe a friend who works at the coworking space somewhere in downtown Jacksonville so check it out guys this is kind of really crazy, and the IP phone systems make it possible I mean you can come up with your own examples like just imagine it and don’t be fooled by this simple interface in the back end, and to set up the IP phone just head over to the help section and go to help topics and look under SIP and then what SIP phones can i connect and bang you will find a list of possible options to how you can connect to their service and i’m using this Yealink phone, and bang a complete tutorial, you just, you just enter it in, here are the config details and it’s literaly that simple, you just log into your phone, your phone has a browser interface and you just put in the data into the browser interface, the way to tell you to and you click confirm and you’re logged into service I mean it couldn’t be easier right? So this concludes my presentation if you have any questions let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to get back to you as fast as I can and yeah if you still need a website for your business make sure to watch my website tutorial as well and i hope you have an awesome terrific day and I hope your startup is going to do extremely well and finally two rounds off and get you excited why don’t you head over to their YouTube page I mean they don’t have that many subscribers and but check out this video that’s called “be a global entrepreneur” that’s a really great video the marketing company that made that video I would hire that marketing company right away and with that I hope you have a great day and like i said if you still need a website for your startup make sure to check out my website building tutorial or download the free eBook as well!

 

Read More: SIP Internet Calling and VoIP on Galaxy S4

SIP Internet Calling and VoIP on Galaxy S4

SIP Internet Calling and VoIP on Galaxy S4

the most awaited internet calling feature has come up with the galaxy s4 now galaxy s4 has a native VIP client once you go to the settings and then my device and click on the call then at the bottom you can see the internet calling feature you can have it for all the calls or only for internet calls or it will have the option to ask for either each call so let us select any of one of the option like ask for every call then we can add the account so first you can select for either to receive incoming calls as well so we add account username and password another sip server then we can also add other optional settings like authenticate user name display name port number other things once it is done it will save your sip account which can be used for calling thanks for watching you.

SIP-RTMP gateway demonstration

SIP-RTMP gateway demonstration

This is a demonstration video of siprtmp software. I will start the siprtmp gateway on a terminal. Then I will start a SIP server on another terminal. The SIP server is running on port 5060 on local host and siprtmp on port 1935. I will load a web page containing the web client. It shows Flash Player security prompt where you approve device access. Configure your gateway address as rtmp://localhost/sip then your local SIP address of record as kunweb then set your authentication name, password and display name.

Select to remember the config if you want. It register your SIP address with the SIP server via gateway. You can see the server and gateway logs to verify this. Now I will start another SIP client, X-lite. It registers as user kunxlite to same server. Verified via server logs. Let me show you x-lite config to register. Also the audio codec list configured. It must include Speex and Speex wideband for compatibility with Flash Player audio. Lets call from kunweb to kunxlite as an example of Flash to SIP voice call.

Once x-lite rings, I answer the call. The call is successfully connected. Also verified the server and gateway logs. You can terminate the call from web or SIP. Let us call from kunxlite to kunweb (SIP to Flash). Accept from web and call is connected. Again, terminate from web or SIP side. Visit this URL for more details. Use this code to include in your web site..

Cisco Offers Big Payment Deferrals Until 2021 as Companies Seek Remote-Work Tools

Cisco on Tuesday launched a $2.5 billion (roughly Rs. 19,040 crores) financing program that lets its customers defer 95 percent of payments until 2021, giving companies additional leeway at time when some are facing a cash crunch but also need more remote-work tools.

As the coronavirus forces many businesses to operate entirely online, many of them have adopted or boosted usage of video conferencing and virtual private network software, including Cisco’s Webex and AnyConnect. The surge in internet activity has also increased usage of networking equipment that Cisco also sells.

The financing offer, which requires no payment for three months and then 1 percent of money owed in each of last five months of 2020, could help Cisco stand out among competitors in software and hardware and keep revenue flowing in a challenging economic climate.

Customers “are trying to reconcile how to make this investment to acquire solutions without knowing what’s around the corner,” Kristine Snow, senior vice president for financing arm Cisco Capital, said in an interview.

Cisco, which has extended financing for over two decades, had $9.6 billion (roughly Rs. 73,111 crores) in loans and other instruments in its portfolio as of Jan. 25. The company held about $8.5 billion (roughly Rs. 64,733 crores) in cash and equivalents at the time.

Its new program will be initially available in 19 locations, including the United States, Greater China, India and Germany. Hardware, software and services are covered, as are some fees charged by Cisco’s sales and installation partners.

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