Canadian SIP provider ThinkTel today announced the launch of Surecall, an industry first that allows customers to receive calls despite outages affecting their Internet connection, on-site PBX, or service provider outages. The service automatically works to detect an outage and redirect all inbound calls to alternate predetermined “PSTN” numbers such as mobile phones or analog backup lines. Surecall is available exclusively with ThinkTel’s SIP Trunking service.
Surecall provides an easy, reliable alternative to costly redundancy structures traditionally used in telephony. Alternate numbers can either be updated manually or can be programmed to synchronize seamlessly with a company’s existing employee directory system, such as through their existing Microsoft Exchange system.
“We’re already getting amazing feedback from customers who are beta testing the feature,” said Jim Dawson, VP of Sales. “Because telephony is an integral part of business continuity, it can’t be ignored. Traditionally businesses have used expensive PBX redundancy equipment to ensure continuity. We’re essentially eliminating the need to purchase and maintain that equipment — we’re saving our customers money, which is our specialty.”
ThinkTel, a division of Distributel Communications Ltd., is a national provider of SIP-based voice, video, and data services catering to the SMB, enterprise and wholesale business segments. Backed by a carrier network footprint in over 800 cities across Canada, ThinkTel continually innovates to meet the demanding standards of Canada’s largest organizations such as Cancer Care Ontario and Subaru.
ThinkTel is a proud Microsoft partner and the first and only Canadian company independently qualified by Microsoft’s standards to deliver SIP trunking to Microsoft Lync & OCS R2.
Surecall is now available to all ThinkTel SIP Trunking customers and is offered at no extra charge. The feature can be activated and maintained using ThinkTel’s proprietary online service management portal: uControl. For more information about Surecall or any of ThinkTel’s services, call 1-800-92-THINK (1-800-928-4465).
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