Land line phones are on the way out. However, many people still find a need for a home or business phone, but don’t want to pay the high costs that local companies charge. Thankfully, they don’t have to. Thanks to companies like Vonage, businesses and homeowners can now enjoy and inexpensive phone service for one low monthly price. Here are just a few advantages to an online phone service.

Costs

Obviously, the best advantage to online phone services is the price. Instead of having to pay a separate long-distance charge, you pay one low price for all your calls. You also aren’t limited to the amount of long-distance calls you can make. This can be a huge savings for families with relatives in other states or companies that do business across the country

Features

There are several features that come with online phone services. Best of all, you don’t have to pay extra for these features. You can enjoy caller ID, voice mail, call waiting and all the features your local phone company offers without having to pay one dime more on your bill. Some companies even offer free toll free numbers, which is a great feature for businesses. Other features some companies offer include unlimited faxes and the ability to connect to the service through your cell phone.

Installation

Installation of online phone services is extremely easy. You can use your own home or business phones. All you have to do is connect the system to your internet connection. You don’t have to pay installation fees or have a technician visit your home or business. In most cases, the equipment will arrive in the mail or by a shipping service along with easy to understand directions for the installation.

Quality

Another reason people love online phone services is that they are much clearer than traditional phone services. Instead of your call going over an analog wire, it is sent digitally. This means you don’t have to worry about the wind interrupting your calls or other disturbances.

If you’re tired of your land line phone, but don’t want to depend on your cell phone for all your calls, an online phone service may be the way to go. Not only are online phone services inexpensive, but the package usually includes all the phone services you need for one low price. Best of all, the calls are clearer and installation is a snap.

About the Author: Paul Emison has been using home online phone services for about 10 months and hopes he never has to switch back to a traditinoal phone company. He enjoys the clarity and affordability and hopes to integrate his business to an online system soon as well.