SIP Channels

There has never been a better time to add SIP channels to your business phone system.

What are SIP Channels and Trunks?

Using this standard protocol, (VoIP) providers like Lightwire connects one or more channels to the customer’s Phone Business System (PBX). Phone numbers and Direct Inward Dialing numbers (DIDs – which are virtual numbers that allow you to route calls to your existing telephone lines) are linked to the SIP trunk. The name ‘trunk’ comes from the telecom world and it means, more or less, a group of phone SIP channels.

What is Sip Trunking?
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SIP Channels

Designed to be low cost, flexible and with increased functionality, our SIP channels don’t just connect your offices and clients in New Zealand and Australia, they connect staff wherever they are in the world.

IP voice works with a SIP capable PBX or a hosted solution to enable your business to connect remote staff with ease, allow for effective DR strategies, and of course, reduce your telecommunications spend.

Benefits of Lightwire's SIP Channels

It’s time to say goodbye to legacy business phone systems. SIP Channels deliver:

  • Lower monthly Line & DID Rental – The monthly fee to have a number of lines installed at your office drops significantly with SIP Trunks. And DIDs cost a lot less.
  • Lower call charges –Thousands of minutes in our plans to ensure you keep calling costs low.
  • Better customer service – Provide better customer service by adding more geographical numbers. Quickly and easily add numbers to your SIP Trunk and terminate them on your IP PBX – you can give customers more options to dial in at a significantly lower cost, even long distance. 
  • Move offices and keep the same number – SIP lines are not bound to a location, so it’s easy to move offices without having to change your stationary or inform your customers. There is no longer any need to pay to forward phone calls to the new offices.
  • Leverage a modern IP PBX – Modern IP PBX / Unified Communications solutions will give customers increased productivity, mobility and boost sales. Connecting an IP PBX to SIP Trunks is much easier than via the PSTN. You can go on-premise or hosted, the choice is yours.
  • Flexibility – It is easy to add channels to your SIP Trunk to cope with increased calls. 

Pricing

Choose the channel type that works best for you

Bundled Calling Plans

A generous allocation of phone numbers and minutes are included. More mobile minutes can be added to allow for cost effective growth in call volumes.

5 Channels starting from $44/month

Unlimited Calling Plans

Budgetary certainty with unlimited fixed and mobile calls to NZ and Australia, even calls to 1300 numbers in Australia are unlimited.

5 Unlimited Channels starting from $250/month

Bundled Calling Plans

Bundle prices are based on how many channels you require and the contract term. 

5 Channel Bundle

Best option for organisations with less than 15 users.
$ 49 Monthly
  • Up to 5 DDI Phone Numbers
  • 6000 Local Minutes (NZ)
  • 2000 National Minutes (AU/NZ)
  • 50 Mobile Minutes (AU/NZ)

10 Channel Bundle

Most popular for organisations with less than 30 users
$ 119 Monthly
  • Up to 10 Phone Numbers
  • 12000 Local Minutes (NZ)
  • 5000 National Minutes (AU/NZ)
  • 100 Mobile Minutes (AU/NZ)
Popular

20 Channel Bundle

Excellent for less than 60 users
$ 295 Monthly
  • Up to 20 Phone Numbers
  • 25000 Local Minutes (NZ)
  • 10000 National Minutes (AU/NZ)
  • 200 Mobile Minutes (AU/NZ)

Setup charge and porting charge per number applies. Prices exclude GST. 12 and 36 month term plans available on request. 

Unlimited Calling Pricing

Unlimited calling bundles pricing are based on how many channels you require and the contract term. 

5 Channel Unlimited

Best option for organisations with less than 15 users.
$ 300 Monthly
  • Up to 5 DDI Phone Numbers
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to NZ/AU landline and mobile
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to Australian 1300 numbers

10 Channel Unlimited

Most popular for organisations with less than 30 users
$ 600 Monthly
  • Up to 10 Phone Numbers
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to NZ/AU landline and mobile
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to Australian 1300 numbers
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20 Channel Unlimited

Excellent for less than 60 users
$ 1200 Monthly
  • Up to 20 Phone Numbers
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to NZ/AU landline and mobile
  • Unlimited outbound minutes to Australian 1300 numbers

Setup charge and porting charge per number applies. Prices exclude GST. 12 and 36 month term plans available on request.

Select bundled calling or unlimited calling above to see pricing

Need more than 20 Channels?

Make sure you never run out of channels to run your simultaneous calls by adding more channels to your bundle.

Need 12 or 36 Month SIP Pricing?

The longer the contract term, the lower the price. 36 month terms can save you up to 40% on unlimited calling bundles.

Why not try our SIP Channels?

Anyone can deliver a product – delivering a quality service, however is a totally different question. We understand that making the decision to work with a Telecom provider is not an easy or risk free decision to make.

We know that you have questions. Will our support be as good as we say it will be? How fast are we to respond? How transparent is the provisioning process and account management tools? What if SIP lines are not what I’m looking for?

That’s why we offer a 14-day, risk-free trial. If you after 14 days you don’t like it, it will cancel automatically, no questions asked.

That way you can:

  • Judge our service for yourself as a Lightwire client
  • Easily scale your voice system as your team grows
  • Enjoy high call quality
  • Try out a new SIP lines provider 100% risk-free for 14 days.

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact sales@lightwirebusiness.com

Have a question?

Give us a call on AU: 1300 016 678 or NZ: 0800 534 567

We’re here to help! Contact our friendly team of experts and we’ll answer any questions you might have. 

Calling charges

Where calls exceed the allowance within a selected bundle, the following rates apply:

Destination

Charge p/min

AU/NZ nationwide

$0.03

AU/NZ mobile

$0.16

1300 outbound

$0.10

1300 inbound from landline

$0.04

1300 inbound from mobiles

$0.07

AU/NZ Tollfree inbound from landline

$0.05

AU Tollfree inbound from mobile

$0.15

NZ Tollfree inbound from mobile

$0.25

United States landline

$0.04

Singapore landline

$0.03

United Kingdom landline

$0.04

China landline

$0.04

Additional services

Make the most out of your SIP bundle by adding one of the following services to your SIP channel bundle:

Additional Services

Charge p/month

AU/NZ DDI

$3

AU/NZ 100 DDI Block

$60

Australian 1300/1800 Number

$25

NZ Tollfree number

$10

500 Mobile Minutes

$50

1000 Mobile Minutes

$80

Service notes

  • SIP channels do not accommodate fax, alarm monitoring or EFTPOS.
  • Porting takes approximately 2-4 weeks to complete but lead times are best effort only.
  • Services are covered by Lightwire’s 24/7 business support.
  • Other rates available on request

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