According to a U.S. government study conducted in May 2017, nearly 46 percent of American homes still have a landline telephone. Because the number of landlines is decreasing rapidly, companies are charging higher rates to sustain revenues.
For those still with a landline telephone, it may be time to look into a new option. And that option might be VoIP.
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What’s Happening to Telephones?
While many people abandoned their land-line telephone service years ago, some are now coming around to the idea that their cell phone shouldn’t be the only means by which they can dial out of their home. Yes, landlines still exist, but its infrastructure can hardly be supported and is often failing. With the landline exodus when cell phones came to market, today’s pricing has become unsustainable so these landline companies can stay alive.
But, this isn’t the only option: even though smartphones dominate telecommunications, there’s now a smarter, more efficient solution that carriers don’t want you to know about.
What is This Technology?
This industry is one that’s changing fast. While the vast majority of individuals and companies still rely on conventional phones, an estimated 10% of international phone traffic now travels over the Internet using voice over Internet protocol, or VoIP. Most telling, this year, for the ﬁrst time, U.S. companies bought more new Internet-phone connections than conventional phone lines.
It’s called VoIP and it’s changing the way we use phone services in our own homes.
How big is this change? Millions have already switched over to this new phone service. More than 200 airports are utilizing VoIP internationally, and 79% of businesses are as well.
How Do You Get VoIP?
Setting up VoIP is even easier because it connects to your high-speed internet. Better yet, when you cancel your landline, you may even keep your current phone number.
Whether you have Spectrum, Comcast, or one of the other major cable companies in North America, you almost certainly have the option for VoIP service today. So, how easy is it to see the difference yourself?
If you’re interested in finding the latest VoIP offers, start a search today.