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.

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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 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!


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Amazon AWS – Asterisk installation on the cloud  – VoIP Server (Part 01)

Amazon AWS – Asterisk installation on the cloud – VoIP Server (Part 01)

Asterisk installation on the cloud – Proposal – This video presents the process of installing an Asterisk VoIP server using the Amazon Cloud (AWS) infrastructure. – Network diagram – – Steps – Step 01 – Create a virtual machine, Step 02 – Configure the date and time, step 03 – Install Asterisk, step 04 – Configure asterisk, step 05 – Test asterisk Open your account in the Amazon AWS Cloud, select EC2 and create a new virtual machine instance with the Ubuntu operating system. If you have questions about creating the virtual machine and the remote access process, click on the image below and watch our video instructions step by step to create a virtual machine that runs the Ubuntu Linux operating system using the Amazon AWS cloud. Let's set the correct date and time with NTP. Run the command below and select your correct time zone correctly. Install the ntpdate utility and immediately update the system time using the commands below.

Check the time of your system. Install the NTP service responsible for maintaining the system with the correct date and time and restart the service. Check the time of your system. After you verify that the time is set correctly by NTP, synchronize the BIOS time with the system time with the command below. Check the time of your system and BIOS using the commands below. Let's do the Asterisk installation Perform the installation of libraries and compilers that are required using the following commands. Download the dahdi framework and unpack it using the commands below. The link is on the description of this video. Install the dahdi framework using the commands below. Install the rccong package and use it to start the dahdi during startup. Download Library libpri and unpack it using the commands below. The link is on the description of this video. Compile and install the libpri library using the commands below. Download the Asterisk package and unpack it using the commands below. The link is on the description of this video. Go to the contrib / scripts folder and run the install_prereq script.

When you have finished installing, return to the root of the package and prepare Asterisk for the commands below. Run the following command to choose which Asterisk modules to install. If you are not familiar with this step, simply keep the default values. Compile and install the asterisk. Create sample configuration files with the command below Create Asterisk server startup script via the command below. Create log rotation scripts and restart the Asterisk service with the following command. Run the rcconf utility again and check the service asterisk to start automatically during startup. The installation of your Asterisk server on the Amazon cloud AWS has been successfully completed.

In the second part of this video we will configure Asterisk and star the tests.

VoIP Business Telephone Systems in Jackson, TN | Weaver Communications

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VoIP (voice over internet protocol) over the internet, compared to VoIP over private networks.

VoIP (voice over internet protocol) over the internet, compared to VoIP over private networks.

VoIP (voice over internet protocol) over the internet, compared to VoIP over private networks. Hello, I’m Rachael Ruble with FiberLine Communications. Thank you for joining us for this discussion about VoIP (voice over internet protocol) over the internet, compared to VoIP over private networks. VoIP (voice over internet protocol) voice traffic can be transmitted over the public internet, across the secure network of a telecom provider, or via the private MPLS network of a multi-location business. VoIP over the public internet has its limitations because CoS (Class of Service) packet prioritization cannot be enforced on the public internet.

The result of this is that voice traffic is competing with all other internet traffic throughout its journey across the public internet. Lack of CoS packet prioritization can often result in latency and packet loss. High latency and packet loss often result in poor call quality. Latency and packet loss are virtually non-existent with VoIP over the private networks of telecom providers. With this option, the provider keeps all voice traffic on their private network, until this traffic reaches the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). This allows the provider to utilize CoS packet prioritization to ensure that voice traffic receives top priority; and more routine, less latency sensitive applications receive lower priority. The result is virtually perfect call quality. All major telecom providers now routinely utilize VoIP technology for voice traffic. With VoIP over the private MPLS (Multiprotocol label
switching) network of a multi-location business, CoS is ensured by the provider, so call quality is excellent in these situations as well. An advantage for businesses with VoIP over an MPLS network is that all location-to-location calls within each network, regardless of distance, are free. This includes international calls over an international MPLS network.

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