VoIP Phones : Drawbacks you Need to be Aware of

By: Draven John

Being one of the best ways to cut cost on international calling, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is gradually becoming very popular all over the world. As using VoIP phones lets you avail the facility of International calling at price what you pay for local charges, it helps you saving a lot of monthly bill each month. For many like businessmen having their business abroad, MNCs, etc. VoIP solution is a boon. Despite several of advantages you avail through VoIP, there are some drawbacks attached with it. And knowing it can help you to use the VoIP service with greater ease.

The biggest drawback coming in the way of VoIP solution is its dependency on the the Internet connection.

Suppose you have your connection down due to some reasons, you will probably fail to make calls. With dial up connection, you can make local calls, but if the broadband connection is down, you can't make calls to any international location. Thus, any disorder in your Internet connection may keep you off making calls. Even speed and quality of your Internet connection are important factors enabling you smooth calling through VoIP phones. If your connection has got poor quality or speed, you may not be able to make any call.

The another important shortcoming of VoIP solution is its reliance upon power supply. Usually, a PSTN phone will keep working even the power goes off. Contrary to it, VoIP phones stops working if the power is off. This way, you may suffer some loses if your making calls are very important. Moreover, as the entire process of VoIP solution is attached to Internet, it may be infected by Internet viruses. Besides, Internet hacking is also one of the severe problems threatening the entire process of VoIP. While you are using this service, it is important that you consider such issues. It may help you being better prepared to meet with some shortcomings gifted by VoIP.

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