VoIP vs. landline phone service
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is no longer the hot topic it was a couple of years ago. But it can still be a very cost-effective way to handle your calling needs.
With VoIP, phone calls are routed over the Internet. This obviously differs from traditional landline service, and can bring with it both advantages and disadvantages. Here are some pros and cons of VoIP service:
Pros of VoIP service
- Can get service for a flat monthly or yearly fee
- Often includes (for free) many extras that landline service providers charge extra fees for
- A local phone service (landline) account is not needed
Cons of VoIP service
- You must have high-speed broadband Internet service to utilize VoIP
- Downtime with your ISP can also mean no phone service
- Technical problems can arise and clarity/reliability can be an issue
Choosing between VoIP and traditional landline long distance service can be tough decision in many cases. One’s comfort level with newer technology and the Internet can often be the determining factor.
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