VOIP Internet/broadband phone service for you?
Internet phone service is one of those things that is probably
for you, will certainly be in your future, but you might just be
better off looking at other options besides the 1-2 line options
that are discussed here. If
your office is large enough to require several outgoing lines, VOIP
might still be a good thing to consider, but with a higher end
system and one that is dedicated to your phone system.
the other hand, if you are small in size and can get by with just
a couple of lines, then perhaps broadband/Internet phone service
is for you. You
should still be aware of the issues that can bite you:
Not every system has it, sometimes there are costs
involved, and so if you want to keep the same telephone number, it
can take a month or more to make the switch.
In the meantime, you will be paying for both the land-line
system as well as the broadband/Internet phone system.
your connection, lose your phone: If you have an Internet connection that goes down all the
time, you would definitely have an issue with your phone service.
When your phones require your connection and you lose it,
you are completely out of communication with the exception of cell
This is getting to be less of an issue, but with packet
loss and network congestion, you could find out that your service
has lost some quality. If’
you’ve had a bad cell phone call, you know what we’re talking
about here. The good
news is that you can test the line that you are on to see if
it’s worth switching over.
This website has
a test that you can run and will tell you how your connection
faired depending upon where in the world you are likely to call.
In my testing, I came out quite well at 4.4 for everywhere
except for Sydney Australia and that still came out at 4.3.
According to them, this is better than a good cell phone