Why is VoIP Better Than Traditional Phone Lines?

It all started with Alexander Graham Bell, but oh how far the telephone has come. Now, all of your calls can be placed and received faster, clearer, and more reliably than ever before. Best of all, telephone technology only seems to be advancing, which is music to the ears of many home and business owners.

As any business owner can testify, communication is the key to creating strong bonds with clients, but that can’t be done when calls are unexpectedly dropped. Luckily, the experts at VoiceWalker know phones better than any other company in the area. According to Steve Barnett and the rest of his team at this Illinois-based company, VoIP for businesses is always best, when evaluated, and implemented correctly. Unfortunately, Barnett explains, although many people have heard of VoIP, which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, they are unsure what it means from a logistic perspective. When compared to the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) though, the advantages are bountiful.

Over the next several Blogs, We’ll try to address those advantages and differences, here are just a couple:

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PSTN: Requires dedicated lines from a Local Exchange Carrier

VoIP: All phone calls can be transmitted over one Internet connection


PSTN: Each analogue telephone line uses 64kbps in each direction.

VoIP: VoIP uses as little as 10kbps, if any at all, in each direction. Additional bandwidth can be saved by using silence suppression (for instance, not transmitting when a conversation