Advantages and Disadvantages of VoIP by
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
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 calls.
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
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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