VoIP vs. Traditional Landline

If you haven’t yet upgraded your commercial phone over to voice over internet protocol, now is the time to investigate your options! What benefits does VoIP service offer your business phone system?

What is VoIP?

VoIP uses broadband internet to transmit data versions of the audio you speak to the destination. Instead of plugging a phone into a phone jack, it is attached to a VoIP adapter that attaches to the modem. If you aren’t familiar with technology or computers, all of those words can sound overwhelming and confusing. However, VoIP is incredibly easy to set up with an existing modem and internet connection.

Additional Features

Businesses use many of the optional features offered by traditional landline phones, so it can seem hard to cut the cord. Caller identification, call forwarding, call waiting, voicemail services, and three-way calling are all necessities when it comes to running a successful business. Luckily, VoIP doesn’t mean sacrificing any of those features. These business phone systems offer all of the basic features that your landline does. In addition, with VoIP, you can manage services online, participate in video conferences, make calls from a tablet or laptop, and listen to voicemails wherever your technology device is.

Can You Hear Me Now?

One of the biggest concerns about switching is whether or not the sound quality will be as good as a landline. Landlines offer excellent sound quality and great reliability. Even when the electricity goes out, landline phone stay turned on. VoIP business phone systems are usually good quality, but not yet up to landline quality. Because the data is transmitted over the internet, the quality of the call is only as high as the quality of the internet connection on both sides. Unlike landlines, VoIP is not available when the power goes out. If this is a major concern where you live, your service might need to be supplemented with a traditional landline.

How Much Will All of This Cost?

As a business owner, you know that cost can be the biggest decider when it comes to implementing new technology and changing your business phone system. Landlines have greatly dropped their prices to remain enticing and competitive in a world of cellular phones and VoIP. Even with the drop in prices, VoIP still remains a less expensive option. Many providers offer free international calling up to a certain amount every month in addition to unlimited calls throughout North America. That makes it a great option for businesses that do a lot of international business as a result.

Delta Intellicom Can Satisfy All of Your Commercial Telecommunication Needs!

Ready to upgrade your customer and employee experience? Delta Intellicom can satisfy all of your telecommunication needs, whether you need help with your new business phone system or just want to streamline your existing office phone network. We have served the Maryland, Washington, D.C, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas for over 20 years and offer an unparalleled customer experience. We have the expertise and products to fulfill all of your phone service and data needs. For more information, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-946-3358. For more tips, follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.