VoIP vs. Landline: VoIP Winner – Hands Down
VHS tapes were replaced by DVDs and BluRay discs, cassettes were replaced by CDs and iTunes, and now landline phones are being replacde by…the internet? It may sound strange, but it’s true! It has been predicted that within 10 years, landlines will be extinct as the world takes advantage of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephony. In this post, we will explore what a VoIP phone system is, and why it’s superior to a landline system.
What is VoIP?
In VoIP telephony, voice calls and other media can be transmitted via the internet instead of a public switched telephone network. In addition to voice calls, VoIP is capable of transmitting text messages, video, fax messages, etc. Although it may seem futuristic, VoIP has actually been around for a while. The same technology that is utilized by Skype is now becoming popular in the workplace and for individual consumers as it is easy to use and is extremely reliable.
Why is VoIP superior to landlines?
Why is it that VoIP telephony is suddenly becoming so high in demand? The benefits to using a VoIP phone system as opposed to a landline are many. Here’s a look at two of the biggest reasons that people and businesses are making the switch.
- Cheaper calls – Everybody loves to save money, and VoIP telephony allows for just that. The cost to make long distance calls over the internet is far cheaper than it is through public switched telephone network. This results in reduced calling rates without ever compromising the quality or integrity of the transmission. In addition, the VoIP “lines” themselves are much less expensive than traditional business phone lines. So you pay less for the monthly service, and less for every call.
- More bang for your buck – Even though it is cheaper to utilize a VoIP system, consumers are actually delighted to find that they get more value for their dollar. The capabilities of VoIP are incredible. These phone systems are also make it easy to integrate mobile devices like cell phones or lap tops. This is especially great for businesses with employees who are on-the-go as calls to an office line can automatically be transferred to a cell phone without the customer ever knowing that the employee wasn’t at their desk.
The value of VoIP cannot be denied. By making the switch, you’ll enjoy reliable transmissions for a fraction of the cost.
Heather B has always enjoyes helping businesses improve their businesses. The most common question is about their phone systems, and she enjoys sharing this information with other business owners.