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First, a vPRI is a virtual PRI, that's not including a specific amount of "channel" like traditional PRI, that’s usually composed of 23 channels and 1 data channel managing the exchange of information.  
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If paying per minute for incoming calls is not your type, A virtual PRI is then the ideal solution for you.  
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With a vPRI the amount is determined by how much concurrent incoming calls you need. You can add more than one DID, in your vPRI, in that way, they will share the same pool of incoming channels.
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A virtual PRI is in other terms a flat rate that you pay per channel and per month. You can add more than one DID into your virtual PRI too. That way, they will share the same pool of incoming channels. It does not include a specific amount of "channel" like traditional PRI, that is usually composed of 23 channels and 1 data channel managing the exchange of information.
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The value of a vPRI will allow you to pay per channels, instead of an incoming pay-per-use/per minute billings.
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''Also, the difference between a PRI and a vPRI with VoIP.ms is only for the incoming calls traffic, it means that for all outbound calls will be at your rates/minutes. If you have a high volume of outgoing calls, we can surely explore with you the better rates per minute.''
''Also, the difference between a PRI and a vPRI with VoIP.ms is only for the incoming calls traffic, it means that for all outbound calls will be at your rates/minutes. If you have a high volume of outgoing calls, we can surely explore with you the better rates per minute.''
=== Flexibility ===
=== Flexibility ===
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*You can add more DIDs than the number of channels you have.
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* You can add more DIDs than the number of channels you have.
* The number of channels can be changed whenever you want at any time, there’s no contract.
* The number of channels can be changed whenever you want at any time, there’s no contract.
* We offer burst solution
* We offer burst solution
=== Limitations ===
=== Limitations ===
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The vPRI is limited to the local DIDs only, which means a toll-free number cannot be added to a vPRI.
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A Virtual PRI is limited to local DID numbers, which means toll-free numbers are not eligible.
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Moreover, if you have some DIDs from the US and some DIDs from CAN for example, they cannot be merged together.  
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Moreover, if you have some DIDs from the US and some DIDs from CDN for example, they cannot be merged together.  
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In this case, two different vPRI will be required. One for all your Canadian DID numbers and another for all your US DID numbers.
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In this case, two different vPRI will be needed, one for all your CDN DIDs, another for all US DIDs. You can only have one vPRI per country as long as there are locals DID is available.
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The price of the channels, considering volume discounts, will be applied to the total amount of channels per country.  
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== The Concept of “Bursting”, or On Demand. ==
== The Concept of “Bursting”, or On Demand. ==
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We all know with a regular PRI, that if you reach the number of your concurrent channels, you will be unreachable, and your customer will hear a congestion tone ''(the famous busy tone)''.
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We all know with a regular PRI that if you reach the number of your concurrent channels, you will be unreachable and your customers will hear a congestion/busy tone.
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It is now that the concept of “bursting” comes into place. It’s interesting that we offer you the opportunity to go beyond your limit!
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Your customer will never hear the famous busy tone due to reaching your concurrent call limits.
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=== How it's work - Scenario ===
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Let’s pretend that in normal time, your organization requires an average of 50 inbound concurrent calls for a couple of DID. Instead of having a per minute incoming rate for each DID, you can have a fixed monthly price for those channels. 
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When the eventuality of receiving a peak of calls at the same time occurs, instead of having a busy signal and risking missing an important call, we give you the flexibility to receive more than 50 inbound channels at the same time. For safety, you can choose up to how many channels you want to be able to burst. Let’s say you decide to allow your vPRI to burst until 100 calls, and you would simply get charged a small premium for the additional channels used over your original limit.
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We charge on a pay-per-use model where if you use 10 extra channels only for 1 day in a given month, we won’t charge you the channels for the entire month, but rather only for this specific busy day.
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It is where the concept of “bursting” becomes useful. You will be able to have a reserve of channels remaining inactive unless you would reach the capacity of channels in your virtual PRI while avoiding your customers reach a congestion/busy tone.
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=== How can I have a vPRI? ===
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=== How does it work - Scenario ===
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You just need to contact us and provide us the number of channels you need, and which DIDs you want to link to it.  
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Let’s pretend that your typical usage of your company requires an average of 50 inbound concurrent calls for your DID and that you have that amount of channels in your virtual PRI. Although you expect that during a certain lapse of time during each month, this traffic would increase and possibly surpass 50 simultaneous calls. That is where the burstable channels will become useful while paying only per the usage on the day that you have exceeded the 50 simultaneous calls, per channel. Without the burstable channels, your customers would reach a busy tone which can make a possible revenue loss.  
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In this way, we will be able to provide a better price.
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The calculation is as follow for each burst channels in your virtual PRI: (Price of 1 virtual PRI channel per month) divided by (number of days in the month) = Price per channel per day + 50%
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If you already use our service and you want to switch to a vPRI, the transition is smooth and without downtime.  
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== How can I acquire a Virtual PRI? ==
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You just need to contact our sales department at sales@voip.ms and provide us the amount of channels you will require, which DIDs you wish to have available in your virtual PRI and we will be able to provide you the proper pricing per your requirement and configure it.
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No reconfiguration on your side is needed.
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If you are already using our service and would want to transition to a virtual PRI, the transition is smooth and without any downtime without any configuration requirement on your end.

Revision as of 19:20, 10 June 2020

If paying per minute for incoming calls is not your type, A virtual PRI is then the ideal solution for you.

A virtual PRI is in other terms a flat rate that you pay per channel and per month. You can add more than one DID into your virtual PRI too. That way, they will share the same pool of incoming channels. It does not include a specific amount of "channel" like traditional PRI, that is usually composed of 23 channels and 1 data channel managing the exchange of information.

Also, the difference between a PRI and a vPRI with VoIP.ms is only for the incoming calls traffic, it means that for all outbound calls will be at your rates/minutes. If you have a high volume of outgoing calls, we can surely explore with you the better rates per minute.

Contents

Flexibility

Limitations

A Virtual PRI is limited to local DID numbers, which means toll-free numbers are not eligible. Moreover, if you have some DIDs from the US and some DIDs from CAN for example, they cannot be merged together. In this case, two different vPRI will be required. One for all your Canadian DID numbers and another for all your US DID numbers.

The Concept of “Bursting”, or On Demand.

We all know with a regular PRI that if you reach the number of your concurrent channels, you will be unreachable and your customers will hear a congestion/busy tone.

It is where the concept of “bursting” becomes useful. You will be able to have a reserve of channels remaining inactive unless you would reach the capacity of channels in your virtual PRI while avoiding your customers reach a congestion/busy tone.

How does it work - Scenario

Let’s pretend that your typical usage of your company requires an average of 50 inbound concurrent calls for your DID and that you have that amount of channels in your virtual PRI. Although you expect that during a certain lapse of time during each month, this traffic would increase and possibly surpass 50 simultaneous calls. That is where the burstable channels will become useful while paying only per the usage on the day that you have exceeded the 50 simultaneous calls, per channel. Without the burstable channels, your customers would reach a busy tone which can make a possible revenue loss.

The calculation is as follow for each burst channels in your virtual PRI: (Price of 1 virtual PRI channel per month) divided by (number of days in the month) = Price per channel per day + 50%

How can I acquire a Virtual PRI?

You just need to contact our sales department at sales@voip.ms and provide us the amount of channels you will require, which DIDs you wish to have available in your virtual PRI and we will be able to provide you the proper pricing per your requirement and configure it.

If you are already using our service and would want to transition to a virtual PRI, the transition is smooth and without any downtime without any configuration requirement on your end.

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