Small Business Stepping Away from Landlines

When companies are looking to establish a business phone system, they now have many more options than simply going with a landline telephone provider.

Today’s businesses are now choosing both cellular-based mobile phone systems and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions, which both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, according to Sara Angeles of Business News Daily, the advantages of modern VoIP and mobile telephone systems outweigh the few remaining benefits of a landline phone system for small businesses.

Landline-based Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) has traditionally combated mobile and VoIP options by claiming to have more reliable networks that deliver higher audio quality. While this has been true in the past, new advancements in both VoIP technology and cellular service have subverted this point, and now landlines are the ones suffering from comparatively low quality of voice.

Furthermore, advancements in wireless internet technology have made internet connections more stable than ever, making them far less likely to suffer from outages.

The biggest motivating factor for switching from a landline-based POTS provider is simple: cost. Transforming phone signals into digitized packets means that they travel much more efficiently around the world, making things like long-distance and even international calling fees obsolete.

In fact, companies that use a business VoIP solution routinely cut their phone bills in half.