Wholesale VoIP Market:

There is no doubt today that VoIP is taking over the telecom market, and every month increases penetration into services and industries. Competitive carriers are looking at the numerous ways to make money from this exploding technology, but there’s a lingering question as to whether it is profitable to deliver VoIP in a wholesale model? Their customers, typically Service Providers, are looking for their ‘competitive advantage’ into this ‘lowest price’ race, leveraging within three key alternatives for packet telephony : “build” , “buy” or “rent”. Business aspect, there’s no need to invest tens of millions of dollars in wholesale VoIP to join in. Many Telecom Companies have done the work for you. They offer a complete, turnkey VoIP business service and equipment. Now you can start wholesale VoIP business with virtually no investment and yet reap great dividends.

Wholesale VoIP Resellers:
In today’s world, Service providers seeking to deliver VoIP to as wide a customer base as possible may find that becoming a wholesale VoIP reseller is the way to go. Wholesale VoIP may be sold to both other service providers and to enterprises or residential customers.

Reselling IP telephony as a Wholesale VoIP Company is becoming an increasingly popular business model. For many companies, becoming a wholesale VoIP provider hits the sweet spot between profit and market control. Any firm with a well-established customer base is a good candidate for reselling wholesale VoIP.
Becoming a wholesale VoIP reseller is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It does, however, offer the potential of being very lucrative if done right.

Wholesale Consumer Demand:
An important characteristic of the industry is the complex segmentation of consumer demand and rapid change in the characteristics that are being demanded, both at the end customer and in the intermediate ones (wholesale customers).
Demand coming from ‘packed customers’? will be significantly different of the conventional telecommunications one, were telephony was the unique service to provide and differentiation was based on tariff-distance paradigm, being today’s service offerings closer to data applications rather than telephony. Voice communication (and not old POT telephony) becomes the common feature into several communications applications and devices, but not the unique one.
Messaging, conference, collaboration, web contact centres, etc … requires a common communication format between parties, which is voice, implemented through VoIP technologies. Heterogeneous and rapidly changing customer demands and products are important dynamic influences on the evolving structure of the telecom industry, resulting into a new value-chain.
Telecommunication markets evolution will be driven by ‘packed customers’ demand rather than networks, technology or finance, changing many decades rules into this industry.

Finance in Telecommunication Industry:

Finance institutions had been influencing Telecomm Industry since the beginning, due the business itself was characterized by huge investments, big market shares and bigger capitalization, influencing in many cases top management, who addressed their strategy towards ‘stock’ opportunities rather long term and solid business models. WorldCom crash has been an example of this ‘financial market’ pressure and wrong business management.
Today, the networks has been deployed. New scenario in Telecoms enable new players to deploy services over broadband without proprietary network and this new generation business will not be anymore capital intensive, let’s say these will be innovation intensive.

U.S. VoIP Market:

The US market for VoIP advanced dramatically in 2006-2007, adding 3.8 million VoIP households in 2006, reports In-Stat: As a result, wholesale VoIP revenues grows quickly, as MSOs, Skype, and a myriad of new entrants most lacking network facilities enter the market and drive demand for telephony features and applications, the high-tech market research firm says.
As retail VoIP expands, wholesale VoIP will accelerate quickly, says Bryan Van Dussen, In-Stat analyst. The largest segment remains international VoIP, but we expect the market for local services to surge from 12% of all revenues to 27% by 2010.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Consumer VoIP adoption will drive wholesale VoIP revenues to $3.8 billion by 2010 from $1.1 billion in 2006.
  • In-Stat finds small businesses are driving the growth of hosted services in the U.S. Hosted VoIP seats in the U.S. are expected to grow from 373,000 to 3 million by 2010. Revenues are projected to reach $2 billion.
  • International wholesale VoIP termination/origination revenues is experiencing declining growth rates.
  • Long-haul wholesale VoIP will experience significant migration of TDM services throughout the forecast period, and become a majority of the international market by 2009.
  • Recent In-Stat research, In-Depth Analysis: Wholesale VoIP Forecast: Consumer VoIP Accelerates Demand (#IN0603371TX), covers the market for wholesale Voice Over Internet Protocol services. It provides a market forecast of US VoIP households and wholesale VoIP revenues segmented by main product categories. Analysis of the wholesale market is presented, including market drivers and barriers and three key trends: peering, bundling, and QoS.

 

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How to start a VOIP Business

The first thing to do is decide what part of VOIP marketplace you want to serve.

Here are some possibilities:

  • VOIP Provider services
  • VOIP consulting
  • Independent Sales/Service Agent for existing VOIP service providers
  • Value Added services with VoIP
  • etc.

Some general suggestions:

  • Pick an area that plays to your strengths. For example, if your strength is sales and marketing, pick an area where you can leverage those abilities
  • Learn all you can about the maketplace
  • Attend industry tradeshows
  • Read industry magazinesblogs, forums, etc
  • Read books
  • Do market research – talk to your potential customers
  • Ask questions
  • Test the waters — to the extent possible try before you buy, test the waters before making large commitments of time or money

 

Value Added services

If you have experience with VoIP or already in VoIP business, you can get benefit / new customers by introducing some value added services on VoIP. Few value added services are mentioned in following, Within each service there are many choices.

  • PBX sales and service
    • Hosted PBX
    • Virtual Numbers
    • Hosted IVR / Auto attendants
    • etc

 

  • Message broadcasting / Call Center Solutions
    • Voice broadcasting / Auto dialer
    • here is a guide about starting new business for “We provide complete solution to launch VoIP”
    • Appointment remainders, Emergency alert
    • Fax broadcasting
    • Call Centers
    • etc

 

  • Prepaid Cards
    • Retail prepaid cards from existing wholesale providers
    • Start your own brand of prepaid cards using services from existing wholesale providers
    • Start a new prepaid card provider company
    • Create new software package for prepaid card services
    • Create a Free Phone Booth
    • etc.

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VOIP Service Providers

Business VOIP Providers

A business VOIP phone system can reduce your monthly phone bill tremendously compared to a traditional business phone system. A business VOIP solution can be a hosted PBX system, as well as an on-premise PBX solution.

Residential VOIP Providers

A residential VOIP phone system can reduce your monthly phone bill tremendously compared to a traditional residential phone system. Most residential VOIP systems are hosted VOIP solutions. Learn more about residential VOIP, and view residential VOIP providers below.

For a list of VOIP to PSTN service providers, indexed by country, please see:

 

VoIP and VoIP Service Providers

What is VoIP?

VoIP (which stands for “voice over internet protocol” and is commonly referred to simply as an internet phone) is a highly cost effective and reliable way for businesses or even homeowners to make calls across the world or even just across town. The majority of major cable companies that offer bundled internet, television, and phone services already utilize this newer technology, but there are tons of other independent companies that specialize in providing this service to their customers at reasonable rates and with tons of extra features.

More Than Just Computers

When people think of VoIP, they generally think of computers due to the popularity of the numerous free communication services like FaceTime and Skype, but this is truly just one aspect of what VoIP can truly offer. It is true that VoIP technology transmits voice communication that’s been converted into digital data across a packet-switched network or the internet (what this means, in essence, is that a user making phone calls over high speed internet lines rather than phone lines). With that in mind, users are not confined to only using it on a computer. VoIP technology can connect through the internet using traditional telephone equipment just like a regular line. The phone itself is connected to the internet using an adaptor that’s plugged straight into a home or business’s internet network. Most major services offer a softphone option as well, which allows the user to use their computer directly as a telephone service. In addition to all that, VoIP providers will generally also offer mobile or tablet apps that allow their customers to make calls on the device (assuming it’s connected to Wi-Fi at the time).

It Saves a Ton of Money

Across the board, VoIP phone systems will save users significant amounts of money when switching over from a more conventional phone system by allowing much cheaper international and long distance rates as well as simply lowering the monthly bill. Aside from the money savings itself, VoIP based phones also give users a ton of additional features. VoIP phone services are ideal for both businesses and residences, but also home offices as well. Because it can be used on phones that are already owned, the setup costs are very minimal.

What to Look for in a VoIP Provider

The world is getting more and more interconnected with each year as we keep marching forward into this internet age. Because of that, international calling is going to continue becoming more important for all sorts of businesses. Every VoIP provider is going to have varied plans based on different needs such as countries allowed, the amount of minutes given in a month, and whether or not the customer is willing to sign a long term contract or not. Finding the right VoIP provider for your specific needs can be difficult, as you’ll need to look at a variety of different metrics. Let’s see specifically what to look at to determine if a VoIP provider is good for you.

Service Packages

One of the biggest deciding factors that you’re going to have when choosing the right VoIP service provider is the different type of packaging options they have for their product. There are many VoIP providers who will offer very competitive rates to customers willing to sign up for a one or two year contract plan but will charge quite a bit in the form of cancellation fees if you decide to stop using their service before the time fully expires. Users who get monthly plans are generally given the freedom to opt out whenever they want but will generally pay a bit more for the service.

One of the biggest advantages that VoIP services offer is their highly competitive long distance and international rates. If that’s one of your own big buying points, make sure to read the fine print closely on those particular features when comparing different providers. Some services will offer unlimited minutes for calling international locations while others will choose specific nations and have different rates for each one. Some providers offer plans that allow for very cheap domestic calls that only offer a limited amount of overall international minutes, which is a very good choice for businesses or individuals who don’t make that many calls to overseas areas. Another big bonus that VoIP providers offer and that a lot of people like is the fact that you can choose just about whichever area code you prefer, even if you’re away from home. Choosing an area code in a city that you have a lot of friends and family members in will actually allow their calls to you to be considered local rather than long distance.

Important Features

The major VoIP providers that offer the best service almost always have the following basic features:

  • Enhanced 911 dialing for emergency calls.
  • Call return by using *69.
  • The ability to make a block call list.
  • The ability to forward calls to other numbers.
  • Call waiting.
  • Detailed caller identification.
  • Free calls (which do not use up minutes) to other users that have the same service provider.
  • The ability to keep your existing phone number.
  • Long distance calling.
  • Easy to use online account management.
  • Voicemail options.

VoIP companies all provide the basic VoIP phone services, so the area where they truly stand out is going to be in the extra features they offer. Three way calling is standard in today’s world, but there are many providers who can offer conference calls that can handle even more people. Call transfer lets the user send a call to a different phone entirely, meaning that the different individual phones will each need extensions. Some services also offer a variety of local emergency or community lines, such as 411 for directory assistance.

There are some VoIP services that will give customers a second phone line for free for using the same service. While these do share the same phone number and will both ring when dialed, it will allow one person to dial a number and talk on the phone while another person can use the other phone to talk with somebody else entirely. There are also toll free or even virtual phone numbers that are offered by some providers that are great for home based businesses. These latter features are generally not standard and come with an additional charge.

While many of the VoIP service providers are similar at a quick glance and often offer some of the same basic features, the extra features they offer is where a savvy business can really increase the value of their investment.

Extra Features

There are a number of mobile apps that allow people to place VoIP calls on their phone or tablet as long as they have an internet connection. Desktop or laptop computers can even be used as phones (called softphones) with VoIP technology as well.

For customers looking to keep using their business phone while traveling, there are services that allow customers to take the service with them by using a small sized physical adaptor that’s very easy to travel with. Even if you’ve already invest in an adaptor from a previous service, many VoIP providers will still be able to use it.

Technical Support

Another big spot to look at when searching for a good VoIP service is technical support. Make sure to look around for reviews of the company and ensure that the service the provider gives is fast, reliant, and quick. Check the website to ensure that there is email, over the phone, and live chat support and see if there is a knowledge base set up to help customers work through issues on their own.

As we have seen, voice over IP phone systems are a great way to simultaneously reduce a business’s bottom line while also providing a ton of extra features that weren’t even possible with traditional phone lines. It’s one of the best and easiest investments to make for an across the board increase to a business’s success.

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Miscellaneous VOIP related services, including peer-to-peer services, are listed below.

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VOS3000 SoftSwitch

VOS3000 is carrier grade softswitch . In addition to providing Account Management, ExchangeRate Management, Rate Management, Package Management, Cards Management, Gateway Management, Phone Management, Softswitch Management, System Management, User Management, Data Query and Web Self-Service System, the system also integrates add-on modules like the Global Card Business System (support 10 million cards) and Extreme Media Proxy, for you to build a stable , reliable and High-Performance operating system. VOS3000 softswitch supports SIP/H323/SIP-H323, with capacity up to 10,000 concurrent calls. After rigorous testing, the VOS3000 softswitch proves to be a stable and reliable high-performance carrier-class system.

We have available version VOS3000 2.1.1.5 , VOS3000 2.1.2.0 , VOS3000 2.1.2.4 & VOS3000 2.1.3.2.

System Performance

Single server: >= 10,000 concurrent calls
Media forwarding capability: >=4,000 concurrent calls
Call per second: >= 1200CPS (4,320,000BHCA)
Protocol: SIP,H323,HTTP,TCP/UDP

System Features

  • For VoIP operators
  • Routing by ASR, LCR(least cost routing)
  • Gateway group, preset profit rate
  • Voice codec priority setting
  • Softswitch platform Control
  • Efficient media access transponder modules, media forwarding up to 4000 concurrent calls
  • Excellent compatibility
  • Connect analysis, interruption analysis
  • Real-time monitoring for Call Performance
  • Package features,providing daily, monthly, annual rent and other methods
  • Add the phone area code automatically
  • Carrier-class VoIP Softswitch
  • Millions of global cards business system
  • Call Center , Auto Dialer & Broadcost services platform

VOS3000 is carrier grade softswitch . In addition to providing Account Management, ExchangeRate Management, Rate Management, Package Management, Cards Management, Gateway Management, Phone Management, Softswitch Management, System Management, User Management, Data Query and Web Self-Service System, the system also integrates add-on modules like the Global Card Business System (support 10 million cards) and Extreme Media Proxy, for you to build a stable , reliable and High-Performance operating system. VOS3000 softswitch supports SIP/H323/SIP-H323, with capacity up to 10,000 concurrent calls. After rigorous testing, the VOS3000 softswitch proves to be a stable and reliable high-performance carrier-class system.

We have available version VOS3000 2.1.1.5 , VOS3000 2.1.2.0 , VOS3000 2.1.2.4 & VOS3000 2.1.3.2.

System Performance

Single server: >= 10,000 concurrent calls
Media forwarding capability: >=4,000 concurrent calls
Call per second: >= 1200CPS (4,320,000BHCA)
Protocol: SIP,H323,HTTP,TCP/UDP

System Features

  • For VoIP operators
  • Routing by ASR, LCR(least cost routing)
  • Gateway group, preset profit rate
  • Voice codec priority setting
  • Softswitch platform Control
  • Efficient media access transponder modules, media forwarding up to 4000 concurrent calls
  • Excellent compatibility
  • Connect analysis, interruption analysis
  • Real-time monitoring for Call Performance
  • Package features,providing daily, monthly, annual rent and other methods
  • Add the phone area code automatically
  • Carrier-class VoIP Softswitch
  • Millions of global cards business system
  • Call Center , Auto Dialer & Broadcost services platform

 

www.arnserver.com

Wholesale VoIP Market

There is no doubt today that VoIP is taking over the telecom market, and every month increases penetration into services and industries. Competitive carriers are looking at the numerous ways to make money from this exploding technology, but there’s a lingering question as to whether it is profitable to deliver VoIP in a wholesale model? Their customers, typically Service Providers, are looking for their ‘competitive advantage’ into this ‘lowest price’ race, leveraging within three key alternatives for packet telephony : “build” , “buy” or “rent”. Business aspect, there’s no need to invest tens of millions of dollars in wholesale VoIP to join in. Many Telecom Companies have done the work for you. They offer a complete, turnkey VoIP business service and equipment. Now you can start wholesale VoIP business with virtually no investment and yet reap great dividends.

Wholesale VoIP Resellers:

In today’s world, Service providers seeking to deliver VoIP to as wide a customer base as possible may find that becoming a wholesale VoIP reseller is the way to go. Wholesale VoIP may be sold to both other service providers and to enterprises or residential customers.

Reselling IP telephony as a wholesale VoIP company is becoming an increasingly popular business model. For many companies, becoming a wholesale VoIP provider hits the sweet spot between profit and market control. Any firm with a well-established customer base is a good candidate for reselling wholesale VoIP.
Becoming a wholesale VoIP reseller is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It does, however, offer the potential of being very lucrative if done right.

Wholesale Consumer Demand:

An important characteristic of the industry is the complex segmentation of consumer demand and rapid change in the characteristics that are being demanded, both at the end customer and in the intermediate ones (wholesale customers).
Demand coming from ‘packed customers’? will be significantly different of the conventional telecommunications one, were telephony was the unique service to provide and differentiation was based on tariff-distance paradigm, being today’s service offerings closer to data applications rather than telephony. Voice communication (and not old POT telephony) becomes the common feature into several communications applications and devices, but not the unique one.
Messaging, conference, collaboration, web contact centres, etc … requires a common communication format between parties, which is voice, implemented through VoIP technologies. Heterogeneous and rapidly changing customer demands and products are important dynamic influences on the evolving structure of the telecom industry, resulting into a new value-chain.
Telecommunication markets evolution will be driven by ‘packed customers’ demand rather than networks, technology or finance, changing many decades rules into this industry.

Finance in Telecommunication Industry:

Finance institutions had been influencing Telecomm Industry since the beginning, due the business itself was characterized by huge investments, big market shares and bigger capitalization, influencing in many cases top management, who addressed their strategy towards ‘stock’ opportunities rather long term and solid business models. WorldCom crash has been an example of this ‘financial market’ pressure and wrong business management.
Today, the networks has been deployed. New scenario in Telecoms enable new players to deploy services over broadband without proprietary network and this new generation business will not be anymore capital intensive, let’s say these will be innovation intensive.

U.S. VoIP Market:

The US market for VoIP advanced dramatically in 2006-2007, adding 3.8 million VoIP households in 2006, reports In-Stat: As a result, wholesale VoIP revenues grows quickly, as MSOs, Skype, and a myriad of new entrants most lacking network facilities enter the market and drive demand for telephony features and applications, the high-tech market research firm says.
As retail VoIP expands, wholesale VoIP will accelerate quickly, says Bryan Van Dussen, In-Stat analyst. The largest segment remains international VoIP, but we expect the market for local services to surge from 12% of all revenues to 27% by 2010.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Consumer VoIP adoption will drive wholesale VoIP revenues to $3.8 billion by 2010 from $1.1 billion in 2006.
  • In-Stat finds small businesses are driving the growth of hosted services in the U.S. Hosted VoIP seats in the U.S. are expected to grow from 373,000 to 3 million by 2010. Revenues are projected to reach $2 billion.
  • International wholesale VoIP termination/origination revenues is experiencing declining growth rates.
  • Long-haul wholesale VoIP will experience significant migration of TDM services throughout the forecast period, and become a majority of the international market by 2009.
  • Recent In-Stat research, In-Depth Analysis: Wholesale VoIP Forecast: Consumer VoIP Accelerates Demand (#IN0603371TX), covers the market for wholesale Voice Over Internet Protocol services. It provides a market forecast of US VoIP households and wholesale VoIP revenues segmented by main product categories. Analysis of the wholesale market is presented, including market drivers and barriers and three key trends: peering, bundling, and QoS.

 

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VOIP Service Providers Residential

A residential VoIP phone system can reduce your monthly phone bill tremendously compared to a traditional residential phone system. Most residential VoIP systems are hosted VoIP solutions. Learn more about residential VoIP, and view residential VoIP providers below.

Residential VoIP phone systems are generally much cheaper than traditional telephone systems. Most residential VoIP systems are provided by Hosted PBX providers, although there are other options. Learn about residential VoIP and residential VoIP providers below.
 

Benefits of Residential VoIP

Switching to VoIP is one of the most convenient money-saving steps homeowners can take. Now that the majority of internet users have broadband access, taking advantage of the many benefits of residential VoIP service is easier than ever.

Saving With VoIP

The primary attraction of VoIP is its affordability in comparison with traditional landlines. Voice Over IP, or VoIP, is more cost effective because unlike landline providers, VoIP providers don’t need to tack on the service charges, taxes, and other fees that drive up customers’ phone bills. Many residential customers who have switched from traditional landlines see their bills reduced by as much as 50 percent. Likewise,coupon sites offer additional discounts for VoIP customers, and providers often extend sign-up bonuses and special offers, creating the potential for even greater savings.

Superior Features of Residential VoIP Service

In addition to being the most cost effective home phone option, VoIP providers offer a number of services that are not available with landlines. Because of the unique way VoIP and ATA (traditional phones fitted with a simple internet adapter) receive data, service providers can offer a number of premium features at no cost. Even the most basic VoIP plans include services that are only available from landline providers for a significant fee. Some of these features include Caller ID, E911, Call Forwarding and Call Waiting, Voice Mail, Simultaneous Ring, Address Book, Virtual Second Line, 3-Way Calling, Choose Your Area Code, and more. Along with these features, users can enjoy low-cost and often unlimited long-distance calls to the U.S., Canada and many other countries.

VoIP and International Calls

Using a traditional phone company to make international calls is prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, the advent of VoIP is making it possible for customers to call worldwide at a fraction of the cost. Because each region has a different infrastructure and cost formation in terms of landline and cellular services, there are variations in pricing from country to country. In the simplest terms, calling within a VoIP network is free anywhere in the world. Calling an international landline is often free or very inexpensive, depending on the provider’s presence in the target country. Calling international cell numbers is sometimes more costly that calling a landline, because cellular providers have their own networks and therefore can set their own fees, but in all cases, using VoIP for international calls is more affordable than it would be with a traditional phone company.

Choosing a Residential VoIP Provider

Research: As with the selection of any service provider, consumers should do their research before signing on with a VoIP provider. The first step is to compare each potential service provider’s fees and services. The next crucial step is to look at reviews of each provider. This can include investigating consumer protection sites for ratings and complaints regarding a company, using review sites to see what current customers are saying, or even looking at the provider’s social media pages to observe their interactions with customers. This step is of the utmost importance for understanding how often a provider encounters technical problems, their commitment to customer service, and their overall reputation. Even if a company offers the lowest prices, it’s not a bargain if their service is inferior.

Internet Service: A broadband connection is the most basic requirement for VoIP service. Because VoIP data needs to be sent and received at a relatively high rate of speed, an upload speed of at least 3Mbps is recommended for the best sound quality and full access to calling features.

Equipment: Providers offer a range of pricing options on equipment. Some providers charge a flat rate to buy or lease equipment, while others offer it free and make up the difference with slightly higher service rates. Again, comparing providers before signing on can help consumers find the best deal. The basic options are either an IP phone, one that is connected directly to modem or router, or a VoIP Adapter (ATA), which attaches a traditional telephone to allow access to the VoIP network.

Multiple Phone Options: In most buildings, there are a number of phone jacks that allow users to hook up phones in multiple areas. With VoIP service, there are several additional options, such as using a wireless phone with several handsets, taking advantage of mobile apps that can be used anywhere, or simply connecting an IP phone to each internet wall jack.

Leaving the Landline Behind

As the population begins to rely more heavily on networking for both work and leisure, it makes sense to integrate home phone service with internet service. In addition to being the most cost-effective option, VoIp is the most practical option for most internet users who still need the reliability of a home phone. While landlines only offer the basic functions of incoming and outgoing calls, VoIP offers a range of options that will help customers stay connected. For instance, VoIP service offers the convenience of allowing customers to take their home phones wherever they go by allowing easy set up of call forwarding to a cell phone.

Some potential VoIP users hesitate to make the trade because they worry about the inconvenience of changing their home phone numbers, particularly if they’ve had the number for several years. Fortunately, because of number portability, most customers are able to take their existing landline numbers with them when they make the move to VoIP. It’s as easy as asking a potential service provider if the old home phone number is eligible.

Letting go of the landline and getting on board with VoIP is one of the best ways for consumers to save money and streamline networking. In addition to the substantial savings offered by VoIP providers through integrated premium features and low-cost or free international service, the ability to access information like address book and voice mail from anywhere is an invaluable service that just isn’t possible with a landline. The features and benefits of VoIP are so superior to the standard landline, there’s really no comparison. It’s time to make the switch.

 

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VoIP Calls

 

VoIP calls are a cheap way to make local and long distance phone calls. It really is that simple! A  VoIP call uses the Internet to make a call and it save you money because it allows you to bypass expensive telephone networks. VoIP calls are a local-to-local call – no matter where the final destination is.

 

How Expensive Are Long Distance Rates with VoIP Calling?

Most VoIP providers include unlimited long distance or charge low per-minute long distance rates.

A normal long distance call moves data (which, in this case, is represented by your voice) across multiple telephone networks. It uses a local switch to access a database that then identifies your long-distance carrier and then uses their service to connect the call.

But with VoIP calls, the only networks that are used are the local networks in each location, as well as the VoIP provider’s network and routing equipment in addition to your broadband Internet connection. Cutting out these middle men is one of the reasons that VoIP calls can save so much money on long distance calling. Plus, using your existing Internet connection to place calls is a money-saver, too!

Furthermore, local and long distance calling is often included in your VoIP service plan. Most VoIP providers offer plans that give you unlimited local and long distance calling! However, if you have signed up for a Pay As You Go plan, your calls are likely charged per minute. Still, these per minute charges are at a very low rate.

What Type of International Rates are Available with VoIP?

Residential VoIP plans come with low cost per-minute international calling rates.

International VoIP calls work the same way as long distance VoIP calls: A VoIP call routes the call from a local network to the internet, and (hopefully) to the local network in the country you’re calling.

For countries like France and Australia that possess large Internet networks and large phone networks, VoIP calls can be completed very cheaply – oftentimes, they cost no more than a long distance call.

Calls to countries or areas within another country that don’t have extensive Internet or phone networks tend to be more extensive: the VoIP call has to use more expensive networks in order to route the calls correctly.

So, the ultimate question when it comes to making VoIP calls is: do you want to save money? Yes? Then you’ve come to the right place! By switching to a VoIP calling service, you can save up to 75% on phone services.

 

Can You Make Free Calls With VoIP?

Certain providers allow their users free on-network calling, and other providers include a set number of minutes.

You can also make VoIP calls for free. Obviously, Skype is the most famous of the free VoIP calling services. But other VoIP services, such as CallCentric, offer free VoIP call programs, too. The only thing you need to do is call on your VoIP network.

It doesn’t cost the VoIP provider anything to let them make a call on your VoIP network, so they pass the savings along to you. Pretty convenient, huh?

Have we answered your questions about VoIP calls? If not, please check out our VoIP FAQs, where you will find 5 reasons to switch to VoIP and even a Speed Test that will evaluate the compatibility of VoIP services with your internet.

 

VOICE SERVER VOIP – GPLEX HOSTED SOFTSWITCH

GPLEX HOSTED SOFTSWITCH

Hosted gPlex® Softswitch service is a cost effective alternative to acquiring expensive carrier grade softswitch. The service is offered in sizes ranging from 100 to 1000 channels. It comes with user-friendly web-interface enabling flexible routing, real-time monitoring and offers reliable billing. Users may operate hosted gPlex® Softswitch even using an Internet enabled cell phone.

GPLEX HOSTED SOFTSWITCH VERSION-2.6 FEATURES

* User-friendly web interface
* Central panel for Master user, User & sub-user
* 99.9% uptime
* Redundant IP network in hot-standby mode
* Redundant power supply with duel power drop
* Intelligent routing
* Multi level rate editing
* Multiple routing to same IP
* Active calls status
* Live console
* 4 level reseller
* Real-time ASR, ACD, PDD
* Hourly traffic report
* Channel utilization graph
* Registration graph
* Support CSV format rate sheet modification & upload
* 24×7 support and free upgrades of new releases
* Free training program for engineers, assistance with initial system configuration

GPLEX HOSTED SOFTSWITCH PACKAGES:

Switch Channel Capacity Setup Cost(US $) Monthly charge (US $) Total Amount (USD)
(1st month charge included)
100 channel $1000 $250 $1,250
200 channel $1700 $350 $2,050
300 channel $2500 $450 $2,950
500 channel $5000 $600 $5,600
1000 channel $9,000 $1000 $10,000

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BULK SMS

Bulk SMS, also known as bulk messaging or bulk text messaging is the act of disseminating SMS messages in large numbers so they are able to be delivered to various mobile phone terminals. This form of messaging is typically utilized by consumer brands, banks, enterprises and media companies. The messages are generally used for mobile marketing, enterprise and entertainment. However, banks often use them for fraud control. For example, if criminals are circulating a fake email that is asking people who have accounts at a certain bank to provide their social security numbers or other confidential information, these text messages can alert people to the scam so they do not fall victim to it. Bulk messaging is often utilized for reminders and alerts. However, it is more frequently used to send communications and information between customers and staff of various companies. Bulk messaging enables the delivery of SMS messages to large numbers of mobile phones that are located all around the world.

Bulk messaging software

In order to receive and send bulk messages, software is needed. There are many types of software packages specifically designed for this task that are available. These packages give their users the ability to send messages to as many phone numbers as they want. There are many different ways in which these phone numbers can be managed.

The vast majority of software applications that are designed to be used with SMS enable the user to upload mobile phone number lists with the use of a CSV or TXT file. Systems that are more advanced are capable of automatically deleting any numbers that are repeated. There are also systems that can be programed to validate all of the mobile phone numbers before the messages are sent to them.

Enhanced software features are also currently available that allow users to schedule messages to be delivered at certain days and/or times. Bulk messages are also able to be sent on mobile networks that are international or national, assuming that the provider of the bulk messaging software sends internationally.

Bulk messaging portal

Bulk messaging features can be added to websites through the use of this specific online script. Unlimited mobile phone numbers can be added to the list of numbers to send messages to. There are a wide variety of ways that can be used to manage these numbers.

Bulk messaging API

The majority of services that handle bulk messaging use the API’s (Application Programming Interface) listed below. These enable the addition of functionality to programs by their programmers:

  • Email
  • HTTP
  • SMPP (Short Message Peer to Peer)
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)

 

Immediate benefits of using bulk SMS messaging

When a particular business is not doing well financially, they need to utilize various tools that can help them gain a competitive advantage in their specific industry. One of the main reasons that bulk SMS is so popular is its ability to lower operational costs while also generating revenue at the same time. Bulk SMS might be the only medium that is able to show a return on investment that is able to be measured. Wholesale SMS messaging is targeted, which makes it extremely effective at getting people to respond and generate revenue.

Reduces operational costs

Bulk SMS message transmission is more effective than email and less expensive than voice calls. There are thousands of businesses located all around the globe that utilize wholesale SMS as a way to communicate with their suppliers, employees and customers. There is a significant cost savings as a result of time being saved because actual voice calls to suppliers, employees and customers do not need to be made. A single message can instantly be sent to many people at the same time, as long as the person is located in an area with mobile coverage. The ability to disseminate information so quickly to a large target audience reduces communication costs while also generating revenue if used for marketing purposes.

Allows customers to be accessed easily

More people have mobile phones than have access to email or landline phones. Every mobile phone supports the use of text messaging. All mobile phone users are comfortable using this technology because it is simple and easy to understand. This makes wholesale SMS the perfect medium to use for communication with customers. There are also no demographical or geographical restrictions.

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What is the Difference Between Hosted VoIP and a Traditional PBX?  

A hosted VoIP solution will help you save money on hardware costs and maintenance upgrades.

Thanks to the Internet (which many people now like to reference as “the cloud”), many technologies at different locations can be accessed and shared across the web. Traditionally, businesses required a PBX  that was large, required lots of power, and was expensive to maintain. Traditional PBXs also required physical copper phone lines and phone trunks, which were prone to noise and almost impossible to reroute during emergencies or outages. Therefore, a majority of businesses have started to make the switch to a hosted VoIP solution for a more upgraded, tech-forward system that is feature-packed.

By using their existing Internet connections, businesses can now connect with VoIP providers that operate very large state of the art PBXs and rent extensions to businesses for affordable rates.

Switching to Hosted VoIP allows businesses to throw away their old internal PBX and save both space and power; but more importantly, businesses will now have access to all of the enterprise level, state of the art features not available in their legacy PBX. And the best part is that any business of any size can no matter the size of their business. Maintenance costs for software upgrades, adds, moves and changes are also eliminated, saving you hundreds or thousands a month for telephone service.

 

How Can Hosted VoIP Benefit Me?

A Hosted VoIP solution will help you save on monthly maintenance costs and costly hardware upgrades.

Choosing a hosted VoIP system for your business has big benefits. Hosted VoIP can help you and your business in the following ways:

  1. Eliminates maintenance costs for software upgrades, adds, moves and changes
  2. Provides state of the art enterprise level features (and oftentimes forfree)
  3. Provides higherquality voice connections and is more fault tolerant
  4. Ease of use for staff and administrators via user and admin portals
  5. Integration with state of the art CMS and CRS systems like Salesforce, Quickbooks, and other software
  6. The price! Because with VoIP you can save thousands compared to a traditional PBX

These are just a few of the ways in which a hosted VoIP system can help take your business to the next level. If you want to get yourself a Hosted VoIP, you need to know a little more in order to make the most out of your investment.

 

 

What should I expect from my Hosted VoIP provider?

Hosted VoIP solutions provide customers with enterprise-grade features and extensive functionality.

All VoIP providers are not created equal, and like most service-oriented businesses, each VoIP provider will target a group or segment that best suit their capabilities. Shopping for a VoIP provider can be simple and quick if you take a few minutes to gather your thoughts and create a list of your absolute needs as well as your wish list. Some things that we think you should consider when evaluating VoIP providers is if they provide the following free services:

  • Keep my existing phone number (local number portability)
  • Auto Attendant
  • Conference Calling
  • Enhanced Voicemail
  • Call Recording
  • CMS and CRS integration
  • Fully automated data backups and software upgrades
  • Call Forwarding
  • Provide and easy to use web-based user interface to manage your users/extensions

All VoIP providers will connect your calls to traditional landlines and mobile networks, and vice-versa. You place your calls just like you would on your traditional PSTN network. Most providers (but not all) also offer a toll-free service on 800 and 8XX, and give charge per number and per month for toll-free numbers (in addition to per-minute charges). So if you need a toll-free number, check and compare prices with providers before you commit.

One the biggest differentiators between business VoIP providers will be their customer serviceRead the reviews pertaining to each provider on this site, and use our innovative plot graph to see all reviews across our featured providers. You will see some that some providers rate better with small to very small businesses while other providers like RingCentral are better at catering towards mid-sized and enterprise businesses. Read our user reviews in order to get a better look at each business VoIP provider.

 

 

OK I’ve Made My Decision to Switch To VoIP. What’s Next?

Switching to VoIP will help reduce your overall spending, provide you with enterprise-grade features, and boost your business’ productivity.

Beyond the time-saving and free features, the benefits of a Hosted VoIP system are pretty clear:

Reduced spending: There’s really no denying that building up your own private phone network can put a lot more at stake than just how much you’re going to spend on it. Aside from just the extra hardware, there’s labor involved. In more drastic cases, you might even have to remodel an office, when in reality you could’ve just made a few clicks and few calls to your VoIP provider. Cut spending on upkeep and maintenance, and you’re free to invest in other areas of your business.

Different strategies: It is important to remember the flexibility offered by a Hosted VoIP service lets you execute bigger strategies than ever before. Bigger strategies are usually the result of having more room to combine various tactics. It hardly matters what kind of hierarchy or chain-of-command your business follows. As long as communications become seamless and easy, there’s a lot more you can get done. It gives you the freedom to focus your business on what really works.

Availability for everyone: Different connections provided by a your own Hosted VoIP still go both ways. They can make it easier for you to contact somebody, and vice-versa. Connectivity is simple yet effective, no matter the distance.

With Hosted VoIP PBX you get the benefits of a big-business-style phone system without the expensive equipment cost of an IP PBX phone system. Each of the hosted VoIP providers above offer Hosted VoIP PBX at reasonable rates.

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