15 years is the founding of sipgate. Can one call the provider of Internet telephony with more than 150 employees even as a startup? But just like the credit marketplace auxmoney, sipgate has maintained it’s startup mentality to this day. With which business model have the Dusseldorf managed that?
Key facts at a glance
- Managing Directors: Tim Mois and Thilo Salmon
- Year of foundation: 2004
- Three keywords: VoIP, Internet telephony, mobile
- Target groups: start-ups, large companies, private individuals and the self-employed
- Costs: depending on the particular package
Not so young startup allows calls via the Internet
Sipgate is one of the first German VoIP providers. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, thus Internet Telefonie. Unlike the classic phone, the VoIP device works over a broadband Internet connection. This allows incoming and outgoing calls with the same number anywhere in the world. As a rule, you either use a VoIP-enabled telephone or appropriate software on your computer. The only requirement is a good internet connection. You do not need a technician to manage and install the systems, everything runs online.
Sipgate offers suitable products for all target groups
For self-employed and private households the Basic package is suitable. One receives after the free registration a Ortsrufnummer for at home and for on the way. Then you connect one or more phones to the FRITZ! Box or another VoIP-enabled router. An Allnet flat into German fixed and mobile network is available for € 9.95 a month. From 14.95 € you can call throughout the European foreign countries. But it is also possible to select individual countries or to make calls without flat rate.
Making the whole office call via a cloud and thus replacing the classic telephone system is also no problem. The costs are € 9.95 per employee. The package sipgate team is suitable for companies with up to 1000 employees.
Sipgate also enables businesses to view caller information and track waiting times with an API interface. Hotlines can be easily optimized.
Benefit from cheap mobile rates
From 4,95 € per month offers sipgate mobile phone offers. The cheapest package includes 1 GB of data, as well as a free landline number. Unlike other providers uses sipgate with E-Plus and O2 two wireless networks. This should ensure better reception. According to own data, however, there are only mobile phones for all who are virtually married to their smartphone sipgate. Who can not say that, should seek an alternative offer.
Startup spirit still there
Innovation and transparency are just as important as an agile and open way of working without fixed hierarchies. Every month, the company offers office guidance. There, interested people can get an idea of how these typical values for startups. There after more than ten years are still actively practiced. Sipgate is also regularly represented at various startup events, such as this year’s Digital Demo Day or Startup Sprint Düsseldorf last year.