VOIP Advantages and Disadvantges
Is your phone bill getting out of sight, like ours did? We were
disconnected from Verizon, so we looked elsewhere. What we found
was Voice-Over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) services through our
cable. So far, we have liked the services we have received, and
we would like to share the advantages and disadvantages of
switching to VOIP.
Advantages of VOIP services
You get to make free long distance calls, and you get all the
free features such as caller id, call waiting, three-way
calling, voice mail and more.
VOIP cost about half the cost of traditional phone services and
it seems that the taxes and surcharges are much lower. Also your
bill is easier to understand and it can be viewed via the
Internet. You can track all of your incoming and outgoing calls
and the minutes that you are using with real time reporting.
Great instant online and phone customer support that is far
better than the service that you receive through the big
companies. There are no holding problems, delays, or automated
Disadvantages of VOIP services
Sometimes you hear an echo sound through your phone; it sounds
like you are repeating yourself. Also if your cable or DSL goes
out, so does your phone line.
There is no emergency reliability. Maybe you will never need
it, but if you have to use 911, you have to give exact address
and name. They have a hard time tracking where you are and this
could cost you valuable seconds.
You must have a DSL router or a second computer set up to run a
second phone line. With traditional phone services, a phone jack
is in almost every room.
Research your choices
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making a sound choice on your home telephone service.