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Author: N2Net

As a VoIP provider, we hear all sorts of different concerns from MSPs and clients on a variety of issues. While we tend to focus on service-related issues it doesn’t mean other issues don’t come up. In fact, we field quite a few questions and concerns around VoIP phones and problems with the physical handset. Below, we’ll share with you a few basics about VoIP phones and some common issues associated with them.

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MSPs profit by selling third party productsManaged Service Providers can’t do it all, which is why over 90% say they rely on partners to help augment services to their clients. The problem – profitability on third-party products. Many of the MSPs with whom we speak rave about their partners, but when the questions about client satisfaction, support, and value subside, we all too often hear frustration with the fact that they’re simply not making any money for their company in many of their partner arrangements.

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If you’re unfamiliar, SIP stands for “Session Initiated Protocol,” and is the primary protocol used to establish a voice communication session on a data network.

SIP Trunking is a service offered by VoIP providers like N2Net which replaces the traditional phone line in a business and allows voice traffic to traverse the data line instead. Whereas the traditional telephone line is a physical wire attaching to a plug, a SIP Trunk is a virtual path which uses the company’s internet connection.

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Antique red phone on a white background

The average business phone system will typically last 7-15 years. While the average lifespan is certainly longer than a PC or server, these systems will face an eventual end of life. Oftentimes, manufacturers stop supporting older model systems well before they fail on-site.

Staying educated and looking at options ahead of your current system breaking down will mean more options and better buying decisions when the time comes to decide what’s next.

While several flavors of each exist, the options below represent the most common courses of action when business phone systems die.

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