t1 line options


#1

Would it be better if getting a t1 line to break the t1 line into seperate channels for voice and data, or to use a sip provider for my voice (like voicepulse) and use the full t1 for data?

Thanks


#2

All of this depends on your situation. How many voice channels do you need? Is this for a business? How much bandwidth do you need? Do any of the local Telcos provide a converged service?


#3

We currently have 8 phones and 5 lines coming in.

Data bandwith is not as important, right now we have 784k dsl, and use it 95% for only casual surfing and email.

Thanks for your thoughts.


#4

Under those circumstances you would probably be OK using a single T1 and breaking 5 channels off for voice and the rest for data. IMHO you would be better off looking for a telco that can provide a converged T1, somebody like Cbeyond.


#5

cbeyond isn’t available in my area (TN, or so the website said)

If i break off 5 channels for voice, wouldn’t I still need to pay for Long Distance?

If i use a sip provider, wont need to worry about that.

I’ve never dealt with a t1 before, so I may be thinking incorrectly, if I am please let me know!

Thanks for your input


#6

What part of Tn yoiu in?