Category: SIP Trunking
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Last modified: September 16, 2021
A2Billing SIP trunk authentication can be performed via Digest (Username/Password) and via IP authentication. This article explains how to authenticate your SIP trunk in A2Billing using “Digest” Username/Password authentication.
A2Billing Username/Password based SIP authentication
When using username/password authentication on the SIP provider the SIP trunk has to be setup manually in Asterisk. We will give that SIP trunk a name and then use that name, instead of the IP address, in the A2Billing SIP trunk setup screen above.
Here’s an example of setting up A2Billing SIP trunk with Switch2VoIP. Many providers will be similar and provide all the connection details you need to enter. These settings go in the file /etc/asterisk/sip.conf. 1. Login to A2Billing dashboard. 2. If your termination provider requires the ‘Register’ field enter the register line under the existing [general] section – » Read more: A2Billing: Setting up your SIP trunk, the final guide »
Last modified: October 20, 2021
In this article, we would like to mention a few important SIP trunking benefits for your business.
SIP trunking (session initiation protocol) is comparable to a traditional business phone line but instead of being physically connected to the PSTN (public switched telephone network) by lines and circuits, a SIP trunk connects virtually using your existing internet connection, hence making it easier to combine voice, video data, instant messaging and internet services into only one line. » Read more: SIP Trunking benefits some companies are not aware of »
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 »
Last modified: January 26, 2021
What is SIP Trunking and why is it so appealing?
First of all what is SIP?
SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. A SIP session is essentially a standard phone call between 2 participants, a multiple party conference call or even a video call.
What is a SIP Trunk?
The term SIP Trunk is in other words a “virtual” (SIP account) phone line as opposed to the traditional analog phone line physical wire. It uses your data circuit to join your phone system to the internet, this service is provided by a SIP Trunking provider also called VoIP provider.
VoIP stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, which means any voice call transmitted over a data network, in more simple terms phone service over the internet. With this technology one is able to make voice calls using a wireless internet connection instead of a regular phone line through an app installed on the device or by using an IP-PBX installed on a server. » Read more: SIP Trunking explained the easy way »
Last modified: July 22, 2021
Reduce your call center costs implementing SIP trunking to your dialing systems! Once you start turning over to the VoIP culture, you will realize how many goodies are waiting to be part of your call center. This article is to discuss about SIP and SIP Trunk. » Read more: Business SIP Trunking »