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How International Trunking Saves Money

How International SIP Trunking Drives Down Costs and Modernises Telephony

SCutler / 17 April, 2018

What Are SIP Trunks?

Sip trunks are the VoIP alternative to ISDN and analog connections. Previously, SIP technology was used to connect companies to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using ISDN. However, today, SIP trunking replaces traditional technologies such as the PSTN. This marks a fundamental shift, with the connection between the VoIP telephone system and the carrier network being established directly.

This approach benefits companies in several ways. For example, it eliminates overlapping networks and their costs. It saves money on long distance communication. And it makes all calls local calls.

 

What Is International SIP Trunking?

Hang on, what was that last one? It makes all calls local calls? What does that mean?

When a business outsources to a SIP trunking provider, all of its calls will be routed using the internet or the provider’s IP network. This means that even international calls are carried over the internet at no additional cost.

International SIP trunking thus makes it possible for companies to benefit from a variety of number types.

 

In-Country Local Numbers

In-country local numbers look identical to local telephone numbers belonging to an overseas country. From the consumer’s perspective, your number will look identical to any other local number.

In-country local numbers benefit businesses by:

  • Allowing them to expand to different countries without relocating or opening overseas offices
  • Tapping into the increased consumer confidence enjoyed by local companies
  • Allowing them to list their business in local directories

 

International Toll Free Numbers (ITFN)

As with in-country local numbers, ITFNs adopt a country’s numbering format. But IFTNs look and behave just like an overseas toll-free number.

ITFNs confer all the benefits of in-country local numbers, plus a couple of additional ones:

  • Further increasing the number of incoming calls (since callers know they won’t be charged)
  • Improving branding by using a number type associated with large companies, NGOs and government.

 

Universal International Freephone Numbers (UIFN)

A UIFN is free for all callers to call no matter where they are located. Many consumers recognise the UIFN prefix (00800) which makes them popular with international corporations and organisations, including the EU.

UIFNs benefit businesses by:

  • Eliminating the need to relocate
  • Allowing them to use one number for international marketing purposes
  • Increasing consumer confidence by using a recognised and renowned numbering format
  • Making it easier to expand into multiple countries simultaneously
  • Simplifying number management

Are you looking to upgrade to international SIP trunking? WMX Global is a trusted global communications company. We supply international virtual numbers to companies all over the world. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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