SIP Trunking has become a popular option with users of on-site private branch exchange (PBX) phone systems because it can save them money while being reliable. At VirtualPBX, we structure our SIP trunking pricing so your costs are predictable, and we’re always willing to work with high-volume customers for bulk deals.
This can be a welcome change for businesses that pay a lot for extra lines or who incur charges for overage minutes. We don’t want those situations to happen to any of our customers, so we’ve created a SIP trunking pricing model that’s easy to follow and takes the stress out of monthly billing.
How On-Site PBX Service Typically Works
The traditional method of using PBX phone service is for businesses to purchase a PBX server and connect its outbound line to a phone company. The phone company supplies the business with a primary rate interface (PRI) line that contains 23 channels, so the business can send and receive up to 23 calls at once.
This can work well for small volumes of calls. Overages, however, can become a problem because the 23-call limit will refuse any inbound or outbound calls that step beyond it. A 24th call isn’t possible without another PRI that offers an additional 23 channels.
Therefore, companies may end up paying for many more channels than they need. Access to an additional PRI line might be expensive initially, its many additional channels may be unnecessary for expected call volume, and it could be costly to remove or add during seasons of low or high call traffic.
The Answer is Flexible SIP Trunking Pricing
What we offer at VirtualPBX is an alternative to the static PRI model. We allow any internet-capable PBX to start with 10 channels and allow for five additional burstable channels, which only activate when you exceed the base number.
You can order more channels any time you need them. The burstable channels are always there to help you when call volumes spike.
If you’d like read more about what VirtualPBX SIP Trunking involves, our SIP Trunking FAQ page goes into more depth about additional benefits, technical questions, and call quality.
For many businesses, starting with 10 channels is enough for daily use. They don’t pay for any additional lines unless they need them, and adding and removing lines is a quick process if it should be necessary.
Priced Per Minute
SIP trunking pricing is less complicated with VirtualPBX than with a PRI model. The only additional cost to the standard base price is the per-minute fee.
As of this blog’s printing, we charge only $0.049 per minute of calling. This rate stays the same for both inbound and outbound calls.
As an example, a business that completes 1,000 minutes of calling every month would pay less than $50 for those minutes.
Bundles for Larger Call Volumes
Some of our customers do use many more minutes than what is typical. They also expect to use high volumes every month, so they look to us to provide SIP trunking pricing that better fits their situation.
Our Sales team works with these customers to provide bulk pricing at significantly reduced rates. Their talks with Sales result in predictable pricing for large blocks of minutes – sometimes into the tens- or hundreds-of-thousands of minutes per month.