How should I evaluate VoIP service?
Monday, June 8th, 2009
How to evaluate VoIP service
There are four primary factors you should examine when considering using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) for your home or business phone service:
- Cost - Are you going to save a good chunk of money each month by disabling your traditional landline and using VoIP service? In many cases, the answer will be yes.
- Reliability - Is your VoIP phone going to be active most of the time? All the innovative features of VoIP systems are useless if your phone or computer is down.
- Voice Quality - Is the voice quality you receive from VoIP providers equal to the reception of your traditional landline system? After some apparent glitches when first introduced, most VoIP service providers now provide good to excellent voice quality.
- Mobility - Do you want to have the ability to use your Voice over IP service when you’re away from your home or office? Many VoIP phone systems now give you the option of using your phone service from your laptop as long as you are connected to a high speed Internet connection.
A final component you should consider are insider and customer reviews. While using them as your evaluation “bible” is a bit risky, you might learn one or more things of interest that can help your decision be the right one.
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