(PRWEB) July 10, 2013
Most families today rely on a traditional phone system for their home telephone. While an analog phone certainly works, the associated phone bills are expensive. While some families opt to simply drop their landlines entirely and switch to mobile phones, other options exist. The best of these options is switching to a Voice over Internet Protocol phone system, commonly called “VoIP”.
Residential VoIP systems use a high-speed Internet connection to make phone calls, instead of relying on telephone wires. By transmitting call data as packets of compressed information instead of analog phone signals, more information can be sent while taking up less signal space.
A residential VoIP system has obvious benefits for a home telephone, and VoIP Review is announcing the top 5 the best ways that homes can save money by switching to VoIP.
1. Easy Switch Without New Hardware
Since most homes already have a broadband Internet connection in place, installing a VoIP phone system is fast and convenient. In fact, a simple analog-to-digital converter means that users can simply plug in their existing phones to the Internet connection to start making VoIP calls. It just doesn’t make sense to pay for both a phone line and an Internet connection when they can use the same technology and effectively save money each month.
2. No Long-Distance Fees
VoIP reduces the cost of long-distance calling dramatically. Calls made within the US cost under a penny a minute depending on the provider, making friends and families closer than ever. Traditional phones need to connect through the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN), which directly connects every landline phone with wires. Since long-distance calls need more wires to connect through, the cost for making calls increases with distance.
3. Cheaper Overseas Calls
Calls made overseas are cheap, since the Internet is able to connect calls directly to the local phone switches and avoid having to use the expensive phone lines that stretch halfway across the planet. Most residential VoIP plans offer unlimited international calling, which is perfect for families with overseas relatives.
4. Free Features
VoIP plans often come with several extra free features that other phone companies charge extra for--such as like caller ID, call waiting, and more. Residential VoIP packages even come with multiple phone lines, allowing the whole family to talk at once. VoIP will even let families keep their old phone numbers, or customize their area codes to one that they prefer.
5. Low Monthly Rates
Residential VoIP providers often charge an average of $7/month or less. While calls to phones on the PSTN might require a small fee per minute, calls to other VoIP phones are absolutely free. Ultimately, the price charged per minute to non-VoIP lines are as low as a penny a minute, and monthly phone bills will end up being dramatically lower.
Because of these major advantages, residential VoIP phones are cheaper, more efficient, and higher quality than traditional phones, making them an obvious choice. Families using the old traditional phone systems can start saving money immediately by making the switch to VoIP.