How a VoIP telephone is different from a landline phone
There are several differences between the two systems – from technological contrasts pricing and scalability. Here is a list of major differences that will help you better understand VoIP vs. landlines.
|KBPS||Needs 10 KBPS||Needs 64 KBPS|
|Multimedia||Transmit voice, video, and any form of multimedia just like you do on the Internet||No support for multimedia. Only voice|
|Scalability||Easy and inexpensive to scale as your business grows||Additional phone sets and wired phone lines needed in order to scale.|
|Add-ons||Large number features available at no additional cost (call waiting, forwarding, call parking, etc.)||Limited options for add-ons, most of which cost extra|
|Outages||Internet should be functional at all times, but calls can be forwarded to a secondary device during a power outage||Usable during a power outage|
|Call pricing||Free VoIP to VoIP calls. International and mobile calls typically charged at a nominal rate||No free PSTN to PSTN calls. All calls are charged|