Creating a VoIP.ms SIP trunk



  • Log in to your VoIP.ms control panel and navigate to DID Numbers -> Order DID(s)
    0_1476638525991_upload-ef6f03c0-7ff3-4bb1-89a1-53a673a35157

    Select the type of number wanted, local or toll free, and country it should be from. For this example we will go with a local number in the United States.
    0_1476638618099_upload-cdb31ad4-8379-48b7-90bf-061002010977

    Select a state, from the left box or try your luck searching for a specific number in the right box. I will choose Illinois.
    0_1476638782028_upload-74e87da4-0493-4cd5-a939-05e0ba8e2be7

    Now select a rate center. This is a legacy tie in to how phone numbers were originally assigned and the PSTN still has to maintain this. Select something in the town you want if you are worried about local people calling in without long distance charges.
    0_1476638922170_upload-05abb129-4c89-4b4d-a13d-f3145ca42754

    Once you select a rate center, you will be presented with a list of phone numbers.
    If the number has a little cell phone image after it, that number is capable of SMS is desired. You will need to select the number(s) you want, select the per minute plan, say no to the caller ID lookup, and then select a POP server near to your PBX. I have a Vultr instance in Chicago running FreePBX, so I will select the Chicago POP.
    0_1476639431609_upload-e74aa7c3-cc1f-4441-ac53-2d4ea381c971

    Scroll down to the Routing and select where this DID will be delivered. I like to have a sub account setup instead of using the main account just to add a little more obscurity to my SIP authentication. You can also setup fail over options here, but you have to previously configure things and that is beyond the scope of this initial setup.
    0_1476639814128_upload-b98657fd-93c8-4497-bb2f-d1ede694412a

    Click Order DID and you are done. You will have a working phone number in about 60 seconds.
    0_1476639944384_upload-ee19085e-f326-4701-b817-5e81ee12d98a

    Part of the FreePBX 13 Setup Guide


Log in to reply