Hosted PBX vs PSTN Gateway Service

Junction Networks offers two popular business VoIP solutions and here we hope to explain the differences between our two products: OnSIP Hosted PBX and PSTN Gateway Service

OnSIP Hosted PBX

OnSIP Hosted PBX is a business communications VoIP service, delivered over your internet connection. OnSIP is unique in that it is truly a web service with no PBX hardware to manage at your end. Simply connect your SIP phones to your local network, configure them to speak with the OnSIP service, and you are done. Our goal with OnSIP was to create a 10 minute PBX service, meaning you could sign up, set up, and be up and running in 10 minutes.

What can you expect from OnSIP Hosted PBX?

  • No Per Seat Charges: Many hosted PBX vendors want to charge you up to $50 per "seat"! With OnSIP Hosted PBX unlimited users and extensions are always free and unlimited internet-internet calling is free. You only pay for the PSTN minutes and advanced applications you use. No more paying silly fees for conference room and reception area phones.
  • Business Grade Phone Service: All of Junction Networks phone numbers allow for up to 25 simultaneous calls, that's something a lot of the so called business VoIP providers don't offer. They give you unlimited calls, but fail to mention you can only take 1 at a time. With OnSIP by Junction Networks, you can choose any number of phone numbers from our hundreds of area codes across the United States and Canada. Simply buy a new phone number with a few clicks from our administration portal and it's ready for use immediately. Check out the real time list of phone numbers that we have in stock
  • Enterprise PBX Features: OnSIP Hosted PBX offers both traditional and unique PBX applications. You can add voice mailboxes, attendant-menus, and corporate dial by name directories in a snap from the OnSIP administration portal. We also offer unique applications like announcements and our Inbound Bridge which allows OnSIP to interoperate with phone numbers from any outside provider. We even offer a whole set of FREE services with OnSIP like time based call routing or external phone numbers which will let you do things like assign your cell phone an extension or a even route calls to it after business hours. See a breakdown of all of OnSIP's features here.
  • Unlimited Scalability: The OnSIP web service is an enterprise grade PBX, that means OnSIP will always be able to meet your growing company's needs. Need to add lines for new employees? How about just phones for visitors? With OnSIP a few clicks in our administration portal and they will be all set up. No need to worry about extra charges because you always get unlimited users for FREE
  • Mobility: Since OnSIP is truly a web service, you and your employees can connect from anywhere. Receive and make phone calls from where ever you have a registered phone, at home, in the office, on a WiFi connection from your laptop. This means your can connect to your remote employees just as if they were in the office next to you. Thats something that you can not do with an in house PBX.
  • Flexibility: OnSIP was designed from the ground up on SIP standards, the industry language of VoIP. As such we interoperate with any SIP compliant phone even other SIP compliant VoIP providers. We wanted to tear down the walls around your business phone system and open it up to web standards.
  • Usability: The Junction Networks engineering team has created an incredibly easy to manage Web 2.0 administration portal to manage your OnSIP Hosted PBX. Check out a video tour of the admin portal. Additionally our extremely knowledgeable customer support team is trained to help you with even the toughest technical problems. We also keep an extensive knowledgebase stocked with topics covering device setup, troubleshooting, and best practices.
  • Reliability: OnSIP Hosted PBX was built with redundancy in mind. We utilize redundant servers, routers, internet connections, and upstream carriers to provide you with an extremely reliable VoIP service.

PSTN Gateway Service

PSTN Gateway Service is meant to provide SIP or IAX trunking service to an IP PBX that you already own. Our PSTN Gateway product works with many flavors of IP PBX including:

  • Asterisk
  • Switchvox
  • Fonality
  • Trixbox
  • Linksys SPA
  • Intuitive Voice
  • many others...

Our PSTN Gateway product has been in existence since 2004 and has reliably delivered millions of calls to thousands of users.

What can you expect from PSTN Gateway Service by Junction Networks?

  • Business Grade Phone Service: All of Junction Networks phone numbers allow for up to 25 simultaneous calls, that's something a lot of the so called business VoIP providers don't offer. They give you unlimited calls, but fail to mention you can only take 1 at a time. With PSTN Gateway Service by Junction Networks, you can choose any number of phone numbers from our hundreds of area codes across the United States and Canada. Simply buy a new phone number with a few clicks from our administration portal and it's ready for use immediately. Check out the real time list of phone numbers the we have in stock.
  • Reliability: Our SIP and IAX trunking service was built with redundancy in mind. We utilize redundant servers, routers, internet connections, and upstream providers to provide you with an extremely reliable VoIP service.