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Last modified: January 26, 2021
To create SIP account profiles is very simple compared to the first days of VoIP.
A SIP account opens all possibilities of communications, from audio voice calls to high definition real time video calls from all kind of devices and operative systems like iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux and all kinds of PBX installed on any platform, they all make use of the SIP protocol.
The many benefits that a SIP account offers when configured on a PBX are often free audio calls to internal extensions and free video calls within the same network. However when you make calls outside of your internal network you may pay a per minute fee and the price will depend on the VoIP provider. » Read more: How can I create SIP accounts for IP-PBX? »
Last modified: January 30, 2021 What is a SIP account?
Many SIP account providers offer these accounts on a prepaid or pay-as-you-go billing model while other VoIP providers only offers monthly plan packages.
There is no need for month to month VoIP plans when you can have unlimited number of users making calls on your VoIP Account to anywhere in the world and also receive calls on your device simultaneously while only paying for the outbound/inbound calls on a prepaid plan.
What is a SIP account?
In simple terms, a SIP Account is the main key needed to activate your VoIP communications. SIP means Session Initiation Protocol. SIP makes it possible to connect the software solutions also known as SIP devices with the person who will be receiving the calls, in other words connects it to the VoIP provider via SIP Trunking.
Basically a SIP Account is a unique identification credentials (an account number and password) on the internet that you can use on your softphone or PBX. » Read more: SIP account »
Last modified: January 30, 2021
What is SIP?
The meaning of the SIP acronym is Session Initiation Protocol. SIP is a signaling protocol that allows the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) by sending a command to the softphone or VoIP phone with the SIP account credentials allowing the “initiation” of the VoIP phone call “session” on the phone device.
SIP is the protocol used to deploy a VoIP call on a particular device. It is used to connect local telephone systems like virtual PBX’s, softphones and mobile apps to the public telephone network to connect users without a traditional telephone line.
Example #1 of the SIP protocol components explained: sip:firstname.lastname@example.org, in this string “sip” is the protocol we are requesting to open the device that will make the call, “bob” is the SIP account username and “188.8.131.52” is the IP of the SIP server or host of the VoIP provider.
Example #2 This example is more interactive, » Read more: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) implemented easy »