Starcom adds Toll-free Termination POP in Los Angeles

Starcom’s Toll-free Termination

We are excited to announce our new Los Angeles, California POP for our Toll-free Termination partners!  Our new POP in L.A. allows us to strategically service our partners based on the West Coast and in Asia.

Our Dallas and Montreal POPs are still available of course.  You also may use 2 or more POPs for high volume load balancing or a high-end failover situations.

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

 

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

72.11.130.234 Los Angeles, CA
144.217.68.110 Montreal, QC
173.193.144.207 Dallas, TX

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.

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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.

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.

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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-

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3 Ways to Improve ASR on VOIP traffic

ASR (Answer Seizure Ratio) is a great way to measure your underlying VoIP carrier’s network performance.  With that said, there are many other factors that affect your ASR.

First let’s discuss what ASR actually is.  ASR (Answer Seizure Ratio) is the measurement of successfully answered calls compared to call attempts.  For example, Say you send VoIP Carrier XYZ 100 call attempts and 75 calls are answered.  Your ASR is now at 75%.

But why are the other 25% of calls failing? Busy signals, switch congestion, inaccurate data, inactive dialed numbers, poor network performance and other call errors count as call failures.  Some of these failures such as Busy Signals are a regular and normal part of how telephony functions.  Other failures such as switch congestion and network performance are something that your Network Admin should take a deeper look into.

Here at Star Communication we offer reliable, redundant solutions built for VoIP Carriers, CLECs, Large Call Centers, SMBs and more.  We’ve helped 100’s of our customers improve their ASR with 3 simple solutions.


1.) Adding Capacity– Sometimes your underlying VoIP carrier limits the number of channels assigned to your account.  This can cause poor connectivity and in turn create a low ASR.  Starcom gives you instant access to 120,000+ channels at your fingertips.  If you need to urgently get out 1 million + calls an hour, you want to be sure your VoIP carrier has the capacity needed.  With our competitive NPANXX Rate or Flat Rate offers we’ve helped many customers cut cost as well as improve ASR.


2.) Route Comprised of Tier 1 Carriers– Some VoIP carriers have 50+ underlying carriers themselves.  What if your carrier has their 50 underlying carriers in LCR (Least Cost Routing)?  This can certainly create congestion at the switch, a high PDD (Post Dial Delay) and negatively effect your ASR.  Starcom’s underlying network is comprised of multiple Tier 1 carriers.  We help you terminate your calls faster, improve call quality and help achieve a higher ASR.


3.) Toll-free Termination- Using our Direct to Tandem route, calls placed to United States and Canadian Toll-free numbers are 100% Free. We often are able to help users improve their ASR along with PDD. We offer unlimited usage and CLI delivery.

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.


Want to setup a test environment?  Starcom gives FREE testing and interactive training for all new customers,

Complete our contact form here to get started today

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