[asterisk-users] using residential voip for business?
rushowr at phreaker.net
Sun Sep 10 23:36:53 MST 2006
Rich Adamson wrote:
> Rushowr wrote:
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>> Christopher Corn wrote:
>>> thanks for the reply. why are residential lines cheaper than businesses?
>>> say for unlimited, it always costs more for residential.
>>> */Michael Graves <dickson at covad.net>/* wrote:
>>> I'd just use a service that's being offered to business
>>> customers...like Nuvio's nPBX. While they don't support Asterisk
>>> directly some of their resellers will support using *. I've used it
>>> for about 6 months and its been very reliable. The only annoying
>>> thing is that they only support SIP connections. The rumour is that
>>> they may eventually offer an IAX2 based account for Asterisk
>>> users...but I've not yet heard if this is actually going to happen.
>>> FWIW, I ported my DIDs to Nuvio so that's where my incomming calls
>>> come from. I split my outgoing calls across Nuvio, Nufone & Voxee.
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>>> *From:* Christopher Corn
>>> *Date:* Sun, 10 Sep 2006 17:20:37 -0700 (PDT)
>>> i see. thanks for the info.
>>> */broadbandvoice at comcast.net/* wrote: Its a trickish business, when
>>> they say unlimited and you make more than 2500 minutes they cut
>>> you off.
>>> -------------- Original message --------------
>>> From: Christopher Corn <christopher_corn at yahoo.com>
>>> I spoke to a voip provider today who mentioned that though they
>>> offer an unlimited plan, if we use it for a business and it is
>>> over-utilized, it will be canceled.
>>> is this true for all residential voip plans? i have a small office
>>> of about 4 or 5 phones. i tend to chose residential plans because
>>> they have the unlimited offer for outgoing/incoming.
>> Typically a business offering costs more because the provider offers
>> higher availability, reliability, call quality, etc...
> That's not true at all. I worked for a large telco for 20+ years (in all
> engineering disciplines), and the only reason business plans are more
> expensive then residential plans is that businesses generate more
> traffic. More traffic translates into more infrastructure costs (eg,
> central office equipment, trunks, etc).
> Businesses and homes generally use cable pairs (or fiber) out of the
> same cable, use the same central office line cards, etc. There is no
> difference in terms of availability, reliability or call quality.
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You're mistaking VOIP for PSTN. Yes, businesses generate more traffic,
but they also are bigger support customers and are far more willing to
bitch over every single penny they think they should be discounted.
Businesses cost more....period. More support staff needed, more
reliability needed (unless you want your biz products to be blackballed
as total shit), etc... Not only that, but let's face it gents, when
you're going to be making money off of a product or service, they cost
more. Everyone's more than happy to dig into the pockets of someone
who's making money off of their services.
rushowr at phreaker.net
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