Benefits of VoIP

VoIP technology greatly enhances your phone system.  Not only does VoIP significantly cut cost telecommunication expense, in most cases it is much easier for the end user to operate the system.  VoIP is an ever expanding technology and reaching into new communities where it was not always available.  New features are constantly being developed and companies are finding ways to cut cost, not only for themselves but the end user as well.

Most companies are using already telephone systems in multiple ways.  Older, legacy phone systems have become almost obsolete for the business community.  Traditional phones and fax lines are generally fixed to one location and system features leave much to be desired.  Phone portability, text messaging, video conferencing, faxing, and more can be accomplished with VoIP technology.  The old days of paying for long distance charges are also over.  For everyday consumers, companies now offer Long Distance calling plans with nationwide coverage as low as $0.0057 per minute.  That’s a just over a half of 1 cent per minute.

Some VoIP technologies actually are free to consumers.  Companies like Skype are offering free VoIP calling, instant messaging, and video calling from Skype to Skype accounts.  How do they accomplish this you may ask?  VoIP technology is fairly inexpensive to maintain.   If the consumer already has access to the internet, Skype to Skype calls simply flow over your internet connection with little cost to Skype.  Additional paid services that Skype offers is how they are able to recoup any lost revenue from their free services.  Of course this is a simplified overview.

Another example of a free VoIP services is Star Communication‘s Free Toll-Free SIP Trunk.   This applies to outbound calls made to Toll Free numbers in the USA.  When outbound calls to Toll Free numbers are sent across Star Communication’s VoIP network, Starcom is compensated by traditional phone companies for a direct SIP to Tandem hand-off.  How is this possible you may ask?   Toll Free numbers are a business’s life line.  When a potential customer calls a Toll Free number in the USA, the business who is paying for the Toll Free number wants every call to complete and wants the best voice quality.   Traditional phone service providers ultimately own all of the available Toll Free numbers in the US and Canada.  Companies like Verizon, AT&T, ect.  They are compensated handsomely by businesses who purchase these Toll Free numbers.  In turn the traditional phone carriers want the shortest path to complete the call. That’s where Stacom’s Toll-free Termination product comes in.   This is another case that shows a completely free application and how inexpensive VoIP technology can be.

Many bright people are developing new VoIP services every day.  Some are just having fun with a hobby and maybe creating a free app for their family and friends to use.  Others are working for large corporations to find the newest and most innovative technology.  Or they may be finding ways to cut telecommunications cost overall or make them free.  Our global economy will become even more connected in the future.

Star Communication Announces Partnership with iNextrix and Integration with ASTPP

iNextrix Technologies Pvt. ltd., a next generation IT company and project leader of ASTPP, an Open Source VoIP Billing application for Freeswitch® & Star Communication, a leading global IP based service provider of SIP based
local, toll free and long distance services, today announced a technology partnership and integration agreement.

The partnership provides users of ASTPP with access to Star Communication SIP trunking services, rates and DID configuration from within ASTPP.  The partnership also provides Star Communication customers with direct access to iNextrix services and support.

 
“We are glad announcing our partnership with Star Communication”, said iNextrix’s Director Samir Doshi. “This partnership will make great benefits to everyone, specially for the companies who are starting VOIP business and need a reliable open source VoIP billing platform along with a good termination provider. This integration is bringing all together and make it ready to go in a single shot.”, said Samir.

About iNextrix


iNextrix Technologies was founded in 2010 by two young and dynamic entrepreneurs Mr. Arpit Modi and Mr. Samir Doshi with the goal to provide the best service and development in industry at a competitive rate with 100% client satisfaction.  Initially, the company was mainly working on VoIP based technologies and later in 2011, Inextrix expand their wings and bring web and mobility development under his umbrella whereas started building team of talented and innovative resources.

With years of experience in Open Source softswitch platforms such as: Asterisk®, Freeswitch®, Opensips® and Kamailio®, Inextrix uses the knowledge gained to build software applications to enhance these platforms and assist Service Providers in offering carrier grade VoIP services built on open source standards.  Their core platform is ASTPP, which is an Open Source VoIP Billing application for Freeswitch. Inextrix provides commercial installations, configurations, support as well as custom applications development. For more information, visit http://www.inextrix.com.

About Star Communication

Star Communication offers SIP Termination and Origination that is reliable, redundant and built for VoIP Carriers.  We have helped VoIP carriers, CLECs, large Call Centers and most of all we look forward to assisting you!

Based in the USA, Starcom’s voice platform has effectively routed billions of calls for its clients during their critical communication times. We specialize in SIP to Tandem and Wholesale VoIP Termination for the US and Canada.  We also offer many wholesale Tier 1 routes to A-Z countries for customer calling internationally.  Companies across the globe look to us for telecom savings and we invite you to see why!

Services-

  1. Wholesale VoIP Termination
  2. SIP to Tandem Tier 1 Termination
  3. Short Duration Termination
  4. A-Z Termination
  5. Free Toll Free Termination
  6. VoIP Origination
  7. DIDs and Toll-Free Numbers

For more information, visit https://starcompartners.com/

What is Free Toll-Free Termination?

Free Toll-free Termination is a VoIP term related to outbound ,SIP Termination, calls placed to United States and Canadian Toll-free numbers. Typically there are no costs to terminate this traffic for the end user.

Want to try it out?  Within your SIP device’s Dial-plan simply add our Toll-free Carrier settings and Star Communication will route traffic with zero costs to you.  No account required.

Using our Direct to Tandem route, we often are able to help users improve their ASR along with PDD. We offer unlimited usage and CLI delivery. We are constantly monitoring our network for jitter, latency, and upstream carriers outages. Giving our customers piece of mind so they can focus on what matters.

3 ways a Free Toll-free termination provider can improve your bottom line
  1. Check with your current provider, you may be getting charged for this traffic. Potentially we could save you money starting today.
  2. If your business has only a certain amount of ports available. Sending this traffic to a Toll Free termination provider would free up additional ports on your network.
  3. Highest quality sound and ASR. Bypassing traditional routes your call is delivered near direct to the carrier who owns the 18YY number. Cutting out many routes in-between and providing you with the highest possible quality of service. 100% CLI delivery with all calls.

Questions? Click here to complete our simple contact form. Someone will reach out in a timely fashion.

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com

What is A-Z Termination in VoIP?

A-Z Termination, also known as Afghanistan to Zimbabwe Termination, implies that a VoIP Carrier offers VoIP  Termination routes over the entire globe.  Listing all of the countries in the world, in alphabetical order, Afghanistan comes first and Zimbabwe last.   It makes sense to abbreviate the two.

Other abbreviations such as A-Z cc CLI, A-Z CLI, A-Z NCLI often seem like a mouth full.  They’re just a few relatively simple terms that represent the type of A-Z Termination route the Carrier offers.

A-Z cc CLI stands for A-Z Call Center CLI termination.  The CLI acronym stands for Caller Line Identification.  CLI implies that the Caller ID of the Caller with be portrayed to the call-recipient.  Call Centers and large businesses typically have low  ALOC.  Thus network demand on the Carrier is greater which typically leads to more expensive rates to compensate for the load.  Short duration, Call Center, traffic typically has an ALOC below 1 minute.

A-Z CLI implies the Carrier offers VoIP termination across the globe and will portray the Caller ID of the Caller to the recipient.  A-Z CLI offers will give the lowest PDD (Post Dial Delay) and offer the clearest audio.  Most carriers expect an ALOC above 1 minute over a A-Z CLI route.   A-Z CLI routes are less expensive than A-Z cc CLI.

A-Z NCLI is an offer that has global coverage but does not guarantee the Caller ID will be displayed to the recipient.  Most often this is best attempt at displaying Caller ID and is sometimes referred to as a grey route.  NCLI routes can be the least expensive but are more difficult to manage without CLI.  ALOC requirements for NCLI are negotiable with each carrier.


Looking for A-Z Termination?  Star Communication offers VoIP services across the globe and unlimited capacity for most destinations.  Check out our latest A-Z cc CLI and A-Z CLI rate decks here

Hit our Free Testing button today.  Use $5 in credits to check CDRs, call stats and more.

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com

What is ALOC in VoIP?

ALOC is an acronym that stands for Average Length of Call.   ALOC is a measurement determined by looking at a specific time frame of your VoIP traffic and finding the average call length.  Most often your CDR (call detail record) or other reporting tool will give you this report.  ALOC is used to monitor traffic, measure call quality, find the type of call traffic, predict network demand and more.

The acronym is ACD (average call duration) has virtually the same meaning as ALOC.  However, ACD will also be used to represent Automatic Call Distributors in telecommunications.  Which is un-related to this topic.

Telephone calls vary in the duration of minutes used.  Calls could be as short as 6 seconds or longer than 1 hour.  If you were to compare the ALOC of a Call Center vs. traditional outbound calling, the Center would have a much lower ALOC.  Call Centers make more call attempts than your average business or home owner.  Many outbound calls that Centers make go un-answered by the customer or are very short in length.  Call Centers also have an obligation to handle inbound calls.  Their first priority is to help resolve the customer’s issue and second is to move onto the next caller that is waiting.  Call centers also use advanced outbound dialers and call routing software to enhance their call capacity.  This typically results in an ALOC under 1 minute and a high demand on network infastrcuture.  Traditional business or homeowners are making calls 1×1 and dialing by using their hands.  Thus their ALOC is often greater than 2 minutes and there is less of a demand on network infrastructure.


Star Communication’s voice platform was built by a team of telecommunications experts and has effectively dialed billions of calls for its clients during their critical communication times. Whether you’re a VoIP Carrier, CLEC, Call Center or other VoIP operator rest assured we will meet your demand with quality and reliability.

For rates and more information on our services, visit our website here

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com

What is a CDR?

CDR is a VoIP acronym that stands for Call Detail Record.  A Call Detail Record is a comprehensive file of a recently completed call or call attempt over your VoIP network.  The information most often contains a Time and Date stamp, the CLI (caller) phone number, the CLD (callee) phone number, country of origin, call duration, billed call duration and charged amount.  Typically CDRs will be included with your monthly phone bill much like your traditional telephone provider.

More advanced VoIP applications and VoIP Carriers require highly detailed CDRs.  Call-ID, Delay, PDD, User Agent, and LRN information are just a few items included on highly detailed CDRs.  Some VoIP applications also require real-time CRDs from their VoIP Provider.  Most often this is offered via an online user portal.

Starcom CDRs Include-

Parameter Value
Call-Id
CLI
CLD
Protocol
I-Protocol
I-Cdr
I-Call
I-Account
Result
Cost
Delay
Duration
Billed Duration
Connect Time
Disconnect Time
Incoming CLD
Incoming CLI
Prefix
Price 1
Price N
Interval 1
Interval N
Post Call Surcharge
Connect Fee
Free Seconds
Remote IP
Grace Period
User Agent
PDD
Release Source
Plan Duration
Accessibility Cost
LRN CLD
Incoming LRN CLD
Area Name
P-Asserted-Id
Remote-Party-Id
Connect Processing Time


Need Long Distance SIP Trunking?  We offer simple Outbound SIP Termination for your PBX at $.009/minute with all of US and Canada included.  Inbound DID rates are found here and Inbound Toll Free rates are listed here.

Carrier accounts may download our wholesale NPANXX deck here.  

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com

Starcom adds 3rd Toll-free Termination POP in Germany

Starcom’s Toll-free Termination

We are excited to announce our new Hamburg, Germany POP for our customers based in the EU and Middle East!  Our Dallas and Montreal POPs are still available of course.  You can also use 2 or more POPs for higher volume load balancing or a higher end fail-over situation.

From any where in the world, 100% free, make calls to any 1800, 1833, 1844, 1855, 1866, 1877 and 1888 numbers in the USA and Canada.  No registration required and full CLI delivered

Format: 18xxxxxxxxx
DTMF: RFC2833
Faxing: T.38 or pass-through
SIP Port: 5060
SIP Server(s): 

ovh.starcompartners.com (144.217.68.110) Montreal, QC
switch.starcompartners.com (173.193.144.207) Dallas, TX germany.starcompartners.com (54.37.91.250) Hamburg

Find more information on our website here


Need Long Distance SIP Trunking?  We offer simple Outbound SIP Termination for your PBX at $.01/minute with all of US and Canada included.  Inbound DID rates are found here and Inbound Toll Free rates are listed here.

Carrier accounts may download our wholesale NPANXX deck here.  


Did you set up RasPBX with the latest image? All images from 2017 and later ship with our FREE default trunk included, provided by Star Communication.  Check out more on our partnership here

 

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com

Spring into Savings on VoIP Termination

Greetings from Star Communication, 

We are pleased to announce our $0.0034\minute flat USA that is winning quite a bit of traffic.  Additionally our Toll Free Termination product has increased in size adding our 3rd location in Hamburg, Germany.  If you would like to test or have any questions about any of our products below, reach out to us and someone will assist you with testing.

1. USA Retail Conversational $0.0034\minute 6\6 billing.  No Dialers
2. Free Toll Free Termination (No account needed).  Complete your 18XX traffic with 100% direct to tandem access.  High volume we can discuss revenue sharing agreements
3. USA NPANXX CC\Dialer.  Customers average $0.003
4. Australia Proper $0.02.  Mobile $0.038. 1\1 Billing
5. Hosted Broadcast IVR as low as $0.0076\minute.  6\6 Billing. 30,000+ ports available

For free testing on any of these products please reach us at-

www.starcompartners.com

Phone: 1(877) 519-8464
Email: sales@starcompartners.com
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Toll Free Origination

Star Communication is a trusted provider for Toll Free Origination Services.  Our Toll Free Origination Service is reliable, redundant and built for CLECs, VoIP Carriers and Call Centers.  Our Tier 1 and direct carrier partners provide us the ability to route Toll Free calls with the up-most priority.  We strive to ensure your customers are happy and are constantly monitoring our network for jitter, latency, and upstream carrier outages.  Our POPs are located in strategic parts of the country to offer complete coverage and the lowest latency possible.   We have offered Toll Free Origination services for more than 7 years and understand industry standards as well as challenges.

As a valued Starcom customer you will have web access to real time call reports and traffic monitoring tools.  Our Class 4 Carrier grade platform allows peace of mind and superior Toll Free Origination switching.

Benefits and Features

  • Access our carrier grade Class 4 switch for CDRs
  • Make payments in real time
  • Support most codecs
  • Built-in high-performance IP firewall
  • Extremely low ping times
  • Low PDD
  • Rapid response support (Skype and Email)
  • Provisioning support
  • Interactive training sessions for all new customers
  • Ultra competitive rates

For more information on our VoIP Origination services visit our website here Or contact us at sales@starcompartners.com or 1(877)519-8464

2018 Wholesale VoIP Savings

2018 is an exciting time in the VoIP industry.   The VoIP community is growing across the globe and consumer acceptance is at an all time high.  With business and consumer markets firing, the demand for telecommunications and VoIP will continue to expand.  People are turning to VoIP systems because platforms are highly flexible, feature-rich, reliable and often inexpensive.  Below are 5 simple ways to add value and cut expense on your VoIP infrastructure.

Star Communication has helped VoIP carriers, CLECs, Large Call Centers  and more in choosing the right solution.  Typically we are able to negotiate better rates and offer additional services that assist our partners.  If you’d like to speak to one of our representatives about your wholesale needs and expectations, shoot us an email at sales@starcompartners.com or call 1-877-519-8464.  We look forward to assisting you!

1.) Fully Hosted Sippy Softswitch

Looking to cut costs on your softswitch?  Starcom offers fully licensed Sippy Softswitch partitions.  Get instant access to thousands of channels and the latest Sippy Soft Class 4/5 version.  Sippy Soft is a leading provider of next-generation solutions for VoIP carriers.

  • Unlimited Vendor Connections
  • Routing based on LCR, preference, percentage and more
  • Real time ACD, ACD, CDR reports
  • Supports most protocols
  • High CPS and Port capacity
  • Network packet capture abilitiy
  • Profit/Loss repots
  • Real time billing
  • Plus much more
  • Comprehensive training

Interested in our competitive pricing?  Complete our contact for here or reach out directly.

2.) USA Tier 1 Termination and USA cc

Star Communications offers SIP termination that is competitively priced, reliable, redundant and built for VoIP Carriers.   

  • Access our carrier grade Class 4 switch for CDRs
  • Make payments in real time
  • Support most codecs
  • Built-in high-performance IP firewall
  • 120,000 channel capacity (USA)
  • Extremely low ping times
  • Low PDD
  • Rapid response support (Skype and Email)
  • Provisioning support
  • Interactive training sessions for all new customers
  • Free Testing

Wholesale NPANXX rates are available on our website here

To create a FREE test account, simply complete our online form here

What is NPANXX billing?  Read more here

3.) Completely FREE USA SIP Trunk

Make outbound calls to any Toll-free number 1-800, 1-833, 1-844, 1-855, 1-866, 1-877, and 1-888 in the USA and Canada. 100% FREE.  Great for Hosted PBX providers, Wholesale VoIP Carriers, CRM providers, Call Centers and more.  

  • No Registration required
  • Tier 1 route
  • CLI Route
  • Unlimited Usage

To get started: Choose from our Montreal or Dallas servers below. You can also use both for load balancing.>>>>

Format: 18xxxxxxxxx
DTMF: RFC2833
Faxing: T.38 or pass-through
SIP Port: 5060
SIP Server(s): ovh.starcompartners.com (144.217.68.110) Montreal, QC switch.starcompartners.com (173.193.144.207) Dallas, TX

 

4.) $.25 cent DIDs with inbound minutes included

Starcom offers local DIDs (phone numbers) for inbound calling in over 20,000 rate centers and localities in the United States and Canada. Regardless of your requirements easily establish a local presence in the markets you serve. Our origination services are designed to provide carriers, re-sellers, and application developers with the proper tools for success.

Order 25 channels or more and get 25 Cent DID numbers!  (channels are $5 monthly, minimum 25 channels, free un-metered minutes)

  • Access our Class 4/5 switch for real time CDRs
  • Ability to adjust peer details
  • Make payments in real time
  • Supports most codecs
  • Built-in high-performance IP firewall
  • Rapid response support
  • Provisioning support
  • Interactive training sessions for all new customers

Get started here today with a custom quote for your needs.

5.) A-Z CLI Termination: South America, Africa, Europe and more!

Star Communications offers A-Z SIP termination that is reliable and built for the highest call quality. Our network for A-Z SIP termination covers the entire globe and our rapid response support helps customers accomplish their tasks. 

  • Full-time NOC support
  • 100% CLI
  • Low PDD
  • High Capacity
  • Easy Interop
  • Free Testing

Wholesale rates are available on our website here

To create a FREE test account, simply complete our online form here