VOIP vs. Landline Phone

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When making the decision to switch your Landline for VoIP, let’s look at VoIP Vs Landline.

VoIP Phone Service

VoIP is a solid alternative to conventional mobile or landline phone services because they don't require a separate phone communication line to make calls. Voice over IP calls are transmitted over the Internet, which eliminates the necessity to use a home phone service provider and separate equipment and wiring.

Moreover, VOIP phone services are usually more affordable, especially if the service consumer make frequent long-distance and international calls. VOIP phone plans offer more flexibility and can be specifically tailored to the client's communication needs, while home phone plans are usually more rigid. Replacing traditional phone services with VOIP for residential or business communication needs may result in substantial savings.

Land Line

On the other side of the coin, the Landline is a physical connection; a circuit of wire or cable connecting two ground locations. The problem with a Landline is it is not portable, is more expensive and it must be connected to physical wiring to work. With a landline phone, it is plugged into a jack in the wall and connected to a larger system of cables and relays controlled by the telephone company.

 The big advantage is with a landline you can be more assured your conversation and data will stay private.  It is easier for hackers to hear conversations on a cell phone or through VoIP than it is on a traditional phone line.  Will this technology eventually become obsolete?   This technology will stick around at least until wireless and VoIP services improve and there are some problems that have occurred with the landline users declining, emergency service providers still have issues locating where a call from a mobile device originated. 

Companies may still become leery of moving from a landline to a VoIP due to security and due to the mobility of the VoIP and Wireless, more time is spent away from the employees' desk and making them unproductive.

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