TalkTalk Business - SIP Trunk
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TalkTalk Business offers a flexible and reliable SIP trunking service which allows you complete control of your voice connectivity, end-to-end management and reduced call costs. We tested TalkTalk Business with 3CX; check out our guide below to get started with TalkTalk’s SIP trunk and your PBX.
Reference Web Address: TalkTalk Business
Before configuring the SIP trunk it is required to go through the following checklist and make changes where necessary:
- NAT (when used) created to 3CX
- Firewall Checker passed
- Firewall SIP ALG checked and if present disabled
Further setup information can be found in our Academy: 3CX Academy Basic course
Some providers gained support and compatibility with 3CX on a specific product version. It is advisable to always run the latest version of 3CX to ensure ongoing compatibility.
Minimum 3CX Version: 3CX Phone System 15.5 SP1
Below is a short overview of the provider's capabilities and services and whether they’re supported or not:
- CLNS (Clip No Screening): Yes
- Catch All Routing: Yes, support for 1 trunk per install
- Fax T.38 support: No (G711 passthrough only)
- CLIR (Number Suppression): Yes
- DTMF via RFC 2833: Yes
- Codec Order: G711U, G711A
- NAT Support: Yes
- SRTP - Not supported
Configuring the Trunk with 3CX
The general instructions outlining how to add a new SIP Trunk to your 3CX installation can be found here.
More specifically you need to make sure that the correct template is selected when adding the trunk to the phone system. The template can be found under UK in the “Add SIP Trunk” menu. You will be asked for the main trunk number which should be in E164 format (e.g. +448135791691). Once you click the OK button the general settings page will open where the registration details can be configured. Since this is a IP based provider the only setting necessary is the IP address provided by TalkTalk, then press OK.
Adding Additional DIDs
To associate all other DIDs/Numbers you have in your TalkTalk account with 3CX, you need to go to the Management Console → SIP Trunks, double-click on your TalkTalk Trunk and go to the “DIDs” tab.
Here you should already see 1 entry that is the Main Trunk number you have set. Add all other DIDs/Numbers you have to the list in a National UK Number format (e.g. 08135791691) and press OK once you have finished.
Creating Inbound Rules
Now that you have associated all your DIDs/Numbers with your SIP Trunk in 3CX, you can create Inbound Rules to set where calls will be routed when those numbers are called. Instructions on how to create Inbound Rules can be found here.
When configuring TalkTalk Business SIP Trunks in 3CX, numbers can be entered either in a E164 format or a national format.
Outbound Caller ID
TalkTalk Business SIP Trunks supports Clip No Screening which means you can present any national number you want when calling outbound.
There are no special instructions regarding Outbound Rules that are required, numbers can be dialed either in national format with the leading 0, or full + e164 format (e.g. +448135791691).