MS Teams Direct Routing

Microsoft Teams Calling Specialist

Connect Your Telephony Infrastructure to Microsoft Teams

MS Teams Direct Routing enables you to receive calls through Microsoft Teams, both internally and externally, using your existing phone numbers and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) connectivity. Tailor you Microsoft Teams calling experience according to your specific requirements.

Low Risk
Lower Risk

Our proven team has successfully completed thousands of projects and is prepared to deliver an outstanding experience. Whatever the need, we’ve likely delivered something similar in the past and will leverage our experience to ensure your success.

Lower Cost
Lower Cost

Avoid spending time and money on hiring new resources or training your team for a one-time project, keep costs low by leveraging ZIRO experts. Superior rates and you only pay for what you use.

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Flexibility & Scalability

ZIRO provides clients flexible and scalable solutions that can be tailored to their specific needs. Get the support you need, when you need it, without having to invest in expensive infrastructure or hire additional staff.

MS Direct Routing as a Service

Single, dedicated point of contact for support (no need to rely on Microsoft)
Supported with ZIRO Managed SBCs, which can be customized to meet any compatibility challenges
Combine DRaaS with ZIRO’s services to get consolidated support and eliminate the need to train or staff

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ms teams direct routing
ms teams direct routing
Redundancy
Hybrid Support
Bring Your Own Carrier

Geographically and cloud meshed redundant architecture eliminates a single point of failure and provides greater than 99.99% availability. Private and secure voice transmission encrypted Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP).

Use any analog or Microsoft-certified devices.

ZIRO Carrier Services

Leverage ZIRO’s carrier relationships and enjoy preferred rates and outstanding service. ZIRO manages the carrier alleviating your IT staff of the burden.

Bring Your Own Carrier

If you have an existing contract, have specific regional coverage needs, or want to maintain more control, you are welcome to use the carrier of your choice and manage the relationship.

Legacy PBX Support

As you phase in Microsoft Teams, you may need to continue to support your legacy PBX. ZIRO’s DRaaS solution has configurable SBCs to support legacy solutions and ease the burden of your migration.

DRaaS Calling Plans

Versatile & Adaptable PSTN Connectivity

Shared Calling

users share a common number
  • Shared phone number
  • Dial internal extensions or direct numbers
  • Dial external numbers
  • No complex normalization rules

Extension Bundle

shared number with extension
  • Shared phone number
  • Dial internal extensions or direct numbers
  • Dial external numbers
  • Be reached via internal extension
  • Be reached externally via an auto attendant
  • No complex normalization rules

Calling Bundle

each user has a unique number
  • Dedicated phone number
  • Dial internal extensions or direct numbers
  • Dial external numbers
  • Be reach via direct dial number
  • Automatically Ordered & Ported

BYOC

bring your own carrier
  • Keep your existing carrier
  • ZIRO manages PSTN connectivity through hosted or on-premise SBCs
  • Numbers automatically tracked & assigned
  • Available in regions where providers cant' provide services or clients want ZIRO managed SBC
  • ZIRO E911 services available where providers don't have Microsoft compatible services

*Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Coverage

Where You Need Us With Superior Service

ZIRO Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS) Coverage Map
*DID porting is unavailable in Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand.*Emergency Service is not available in Columbia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, and Thailand.
Coverage as of May 2024
Microsoft Teams Calling Extension Dialing

Extension Dialing

Microsoft Teams favors dial-by-name over traditional extension dialing in legacy systems such as Cisco or Avaya.

Implementing extension dialing in Teams can be cumbersome, involving detailed rules for each dial plan. Yet, for many, extension dialing remains preferable and more straightforward than searching by name, mainly when using phones without screens or SIP gateway phones without directory access.

The ZIRO Platform for Microsoft, alongside our Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS), enables straightforward extension dialing without the hassle of complex rule creation and maintenance. Our specialized call routing design ensures a smooth, mistake-free calling experience.

Which Teams Calling Plan Is Best?

Expertise
Expertise

Our proven team has successfully completed thousands of projects and is prepared to deliver an outstanding experience. Whatever the need, we’ve likely delivered something similar in the past and will leverage our experience to ensure your success.

Transparency
Transparency

Avoid spending time and money on hiring new resources or training your team for a one-time project, keep costs low by leveraging ZIRO experts. Superior rates and you only pay for what you use.

Responsiveness
Responsiveness

ZIRO provides clients flexible and scalable solutions that can be tailored to their specific needs. Get the support you need, when you need it, without having to invest in expensive infrastructure or hire additional staff.

The ONLY MS Teams Voice migration plan you’ll ever need.

Teams Calling Migration

Proven, personalized, and risk-free. Guaranteed.

Understand exactly what success looks like with a solution that’s tailored to your specific needs.

Understand exactly what’s required: how much time, effort, roles, responsibilities, and more.

Lean on us to help you make a confident Teams Calling migration decision in 90 days or less.

If we can’t resolve your issues within your timeframe, you can cancel anytime without penalty.

Accelerate Your Migration

Frequently Asked Questions About MS Teams Direct Routing

Direct Routing allows Microsoft Teams users to make and receive external phone calls on any device using Teams by connecting to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). External calling is made possible by configuring a supported Session Border Controller (SBC) to a Phone System. Direct Routing lets you set up on-premises PSTN connectivity with the Microsoft Teams client.

Direct Routing in Microsoft Teams offers several benefits for organizations:

Flexibility: With Direct Routing, organizations can leverage their existing telephony infrastructure or choose a preferred telecommunications provider that suits their needs and budget. This flexibility allows them to have more control over their communication setup.

Cost Savings: By integrating their existing telephony system with Microsoft Teams, organizations can avoid investing in new hardware or changing phone service contracts. Avoiding these investments can result in cost savings and efficient use of resources.

Centralized Communication: Direct Routing allows users to make and receive external calls directly within the Microsoft Teams application. This centralization of communication tools helps streamline workflows, reducing the need to switch between different applications for various communication tasks.

Enhanced Collaboration: Teams is a powerful collaboration platform, and with Direct Routing, users can seamlessly switch between chat, video conferencing, and calling, making it easier to collaborate with colleagues and external partners within one unified platform.

Global Reach: Direct Routing enables international calling through Microsoft Teams, facilitating communication with stakeholders worldwide without needing additional physical phone lines.

Advanced Calling Features: By connecting their telephony infrastructure to Teams, organizations can use advanced calling features such as call transfer, call forwarding, voicemail, call queues, and auto-attendant services, enhancing overall communication capabilities.

Improved Productivity: Integrating telephony into the Teams platform enhances productivity by allowing users to initiate calls quickly and switch between various communication modes seamlessly, all within the familiar Teams interface.

Compliance and Security: Microsoft Teams provides robust security and compliance features, and Direct Routing allows organizations to extend those security measures to their phone calls.

Scalability: Direct Routing is suitable for organizations of all sizes. Whether it’s a small business or a large enterprise, the solution can scale to meet the growing communication needs of the organization.

Seamless Migration: For organizations already using a telephony solution, Direct Routing allows for a smooth migration to Microsoft Teams without disrupting existing communication workflows. Users can retain their phone numbers and continue using familiar telephony features.

It’s important to note that while these benefits are generally associated with Microsoft Teams Direct Routing, the actual advantages experienced by an organization may vary based on their specific needs, infrastructure, and how effectively they implement and utilize the solution.

ZIRO makes it easy to assign and manage numbers. Through the ZIRO Platform for Microsoft, your helpdesk can easily manage end users, including assigning numbers to them with a few simple clicks.

Alternatively, you can give your helpdesk access to the admin center and perform the following: Go to Account General Information and choose Edit. Then, select Direct Routing from the Phone Number Type drop-down menu under Assign Phone Number. Enter the assigned phone number and its extension (if any), and click Apply.

Direct Routing allows for the integration of almost any PSTN application, feature, or carrier into Teams, giving you the ultimate flexibility to design the solution that best meets your needs. However, with Operator Connect, the number of approved carriers is limited, and you can only add applications and features offered by your carrier.

For example, assuming you use a specific Contact Center application, integration can be made direct to Direct Routing through the SBCs, but this is likely, not possible through any or all Operator Connect Partners.

Direct routing offers companies the ability to select packages or customize vendor solutions that meet their specific carrier and coverage requirements. This often translates into greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness over Microsoft’s limited choice of calling plans.

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