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Call 48 Explains What a SIP Address Is and How to Get One

If you are new to SIP reselling then you may not know you have a SIP address. Here Call 48 explains what a SIP address is, where to find it and what it does. SIP or Session Initiation Protocol is used to initiate or terminate live communication sessions from phone calls to instant messaging. 

A SIP address is similar to an email address as it serves as a locator of the user and even looks like an email address. Like email addresses, they are comprised of two parts: a username, and a domain. For example, if your name was Sam, you might have the following identical SIP and email addresses: Sam@voipreseller.com and sip:Sam@voipreseller.com. Your SIP address allows you to participate in SIP based communication over the Internet. 

What makes SIP address even more powerful is that it is personal like an email address. While a telephone number is registered to a specific device, a SIP address follows the person it belongs to. This gives SIP users access to new features that standard landline telephone services simply do not offer. With the increasing prevalence of VoIP in the corporate and consumer markets comes the gradual migration from the use of telephone numbers to the use of SIP addresses.

The easiest way to obtain a SIP address is by creating an account with an online service. Like creating an email account with Google or Yahoo, you will be provided with an address (i.e. yourname@gmail.com). However, your SIP service provider may allow you to create SIP addresses within your own domain as well (i.e. me@thisisme.com). Call 48 allows customers to use the registered domain name of their companies to create SIP addresses free of charge.

Those using standard telephones can reach you on your SIP address, all you need is a regular telephone number which forwards to your address. If you want to call people who are using regular telephones, your SIP service needs the ability to call out to regular telephone numbers, and Call 48 can provide you with one or both of these services.

Want a SIP address? Contact Call 48 to obtain yours today!

Call 48’s Wholesale SIP Termination Guide

V1 VoIP's guide to wholesale SIP termination services solutions including SIP trunking

Call 48 offers carrier grade wholesale VoIP services including premier level SIP termination. SIP termination is one of the product offerings that Call 48 wholesale agents are constantly asking for. SIP termination allows small and medium sized businesses to take complete advantage in terms of expanding their communications with other businesses and clients. Here is Call 48’s guide on all things SIP termination.

SIP stands for Session Initiation Protocol. SIP termination is a service that allows you to use VoIP technology in order to make outgoing voice calls to external phone networks around the world. SIP trunking is the use of VoIP to facilitate the connection of a private branch exchange (PBX) to the Internet. In effect, the Internet replaces the conventional telephone trunk. This allows an enterprise to communicate with fixed and mobile telephone subscribers worldwide.

In order to take advantage of SIP trunking, a business must have a PBX that connects to all internal end users, an Internet telephony service provider (ITSP) and a gateway that serves as the interface between the PBX and the ITSP. One of the most significant advantages of SIP trunking is its ability to combine data, voice and video in a single line, eliminating the need for separate physical media for each mode. The result is reduced overall cost and enhanced reliability for multimedia services.

Call 48 wholesale SIP termination provides features such as:

  • Video conferencing
  • Voice calls
  • Streaming media
  • Instant messaging
  • Playing online games

Contact a member of the Call 48 SIP termination team to find out more about our SIP product offerings and our extremely competitive pricing.