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3 Excuses for Not Migrating from a Landline Telephone to VoIP

Posted by Allison Boccamazzo on October 12, 2016 at 8:51 AM

VoIP is perhaps the greatest industry to emerge in communications in recent decades, and it’s still experiencing momentous growth. In fact, global demand for VoIP services was valued at over $83 billion in 2015 and is expected to exceed $140 billion by 2021, representing a CAGR of over 9 percent. The continued rise of hosted/managed platforms and IP connectivity has propelled the world into a world where VoIP is simply impossible to avoid.


Despite this, there are still plenty of locations still run on landline telephone systems. For instance, a 2015 survey conducted by Statista found that 50 percent of U.S. households still have an operating landline. So, with VoIP on a continued massive growth trajectory and boasting tangible benefits and ROI, why the desire to stick with a landline?

Here are a few reasons (or, if you ask, us, excuses) for not jumping ship and finally migrating to VoIP:

1. VoIP isn’t as secure.

As long as businesses ensure end-to-end call encryption, their VoIP to VoIP calls will be perfectly secure. In fact, the only security threat here is faced by landline users, as VoIP calls to landline numbers are no more or less secure than any other telephone call. This is in addition to the fact that there are several ways for landline phones to be easily hacked. In a recent blog, for example, we mention how landlines can be hacked by listening into the conversation on another extension, eavesdropping into the call at the telephone switch or by using specialized equipment.

2. VoIP is too expensive.

As we covered in the abovementioned blog, VoIP runs about $20-35/month compared to landline services at $30-60/month. There may be some monthly recurring costs associated with processes like number porting; however, this lower monthly cost, combined with a spectrum of advanced features and functionalities, makes VoIP a no brainer.

3. VoIP is complex and resource-intensive.

Again, not true when you use the right technology offered by the right VoIP services provider. For example, VoIP Innovations allows companies to automatically port numbers (verses manual) as well as ditch paper processes for seamless and easy electronic methods. If anything, you’ll gain insight and transparency into your phone network with the ability to view analytics and customized reports through a comprehensive dashboard system.

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to migrate from landline to VoIP, the first thing you need to do is partner with the right VoIP services provider. We can help you out with that—click here to learn 10 things you should demand from your provider.

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Tags: Telephony, Telecom, Migration

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