This is what's happening on OnSIP right now.

"How are OnSIP customers distributed across the country? When do call volumes peak during the day?"

We wanted a quick and fun way to visualize OnSIP as a whole in a manner that would immediately register with anyone. That was the inspiration behind this live calling map.

What are you looking at?

You’re seeing live calls as OnSIP customers pick up the phone. When an OnSIP customer makes a call, a pin drops. When an OnSIP customer receives a call, a pin drops.

How does this work?

This works because OnSIP is - at its core - a communications platform built on software. We have the IP address of every SIP phone involved in an OnSIP call. We can identify where that IP address is located by geographic look up, and then plot on the Google map via the Google API. Voila!

What you are not seeing

Calls that cross over to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) are not fully tracked. You won’t see a pin drop for the ‘PSTN side’ of the call. For example, if an OnSIP user calls a friend that uses traditional phone service, you would see a pin drop where the call originates, but not where the friend picks up. We have also limited the number of pins on the screen at a time to 100, in the interest of load times.

Why did we make this?

We consider ourselves somewhat of a mix between a software company and a phone service, which means in addition to delivering business communications, we also love showing off our software engineering chops.