You are probably wondering what is the difference between Internet phones and regular phones. Well, there are some differences worth noting.
First, regular phones are connected through a wall jack in your house. With an Internet phone, the phone is connected to an adapter which is connected to your broadband connection. They both offer the same sound quality, so you won’t notice the difference. The person on the other end also wouldn’t know if you were on an Internet phone or just a land line based phone.
Internet phones have a very big advantage over regular phones. They are much cheaper. You won’t have to pay any extra fees for things like caller ID or call waiting. You also don’t have to pay any extra charge for long distance. With regular phones, long distance charges can drive up your phone bill by tens of dollars. With Internet phones, your bill is the same each and every month no matter how much you call. However, if you are using a basic phone plan, you might have to keep under a certain amount of minutes per month. The price savings can be about $20 to hundreds a year.
Regular phones don’t have to be connected to your broadband connection to work. This would be a plus for some people because their broadband connection goes out frequently. Some areas of the county have these problems when it rains or when there is a thunderstorm in their area. Most other people don’t have to worry about that. If you don’t have connection problems with your Internet phone, it should always be accessible(unless the power goes out).
So there you have it. The main differences between Internet phones and regular phones. I personally think Internet phones have a great advantage over regular phones and they are too big too ignore. The price savings alone is enough for anyone to switch.