Traditional Phone vs. VoIP
Comparison is a natural thing to do you can compare a thing from
another to prove its value or usefulness. Actually, comparison is
a tool that can provide improvement for a thing, or even a human
being. To compare is something like setting up a yardstick to measure
Like for example if you want to know how good or how fast can your
dog run, then you have to compare his speed with other dogs. Or
if you would like to test how good your memory is, then you can
ask your brothers or your friends to have a memory test so that
you can compare if how good or how bad your memory is.
Still speaking of comparison, this time let us see if how we compare
a VoIP provider from another VoIP provider. If you try to think
about, these VoIP providers have all the same technology that they
are using in their carrying out of communication services. And so,
why do we have to compare them out? Actually, that is a good question.
VoIP providers of course differ in their style of marketing approach,
especially in their promotion methods.
They can also differ in the softwares that they use. Other VoIP
providers uses a different software made by a company with the name
of Micro and Soft Products while another provider might have their
software made by a company with the name Data Plus Incorporated.
While these two provider company might be using two kinds of softwares,
these softwares have still the same purpose of operation.
And if ever there will be some differences in the functions of
these softwares, you can still be sure that whatever differences
there may be, will be very minimal at most. Another thing that can
be compared with these VoIP providers will be the miscellaneous
items that they provide their customers like VoIP phones, and other
things related to the installation of the VoIP programs in your
Technically, most VoIP provider will be more or less on the same
level in terms of quality of service as they will be offering the
same services based on the internet. Maybe what you can compare
about will be in terms of their service maintenance and other post
installation backup. You can question them about the terms of back
up support if they have any, and for how long will they provide
this support and if there are any fees associated with this and
if there is, how much will it be. Once you have gathered all the
data, you can then go about in comparing them. In comparing their
services, you can either have your top picks and as much as possible
narrow them to two so that you can now easily choose if who among
the two top picks will you favor. Having chosen your provider, you
can now go about in the installation of your VoIP.
You have to take note that VoIP providers only have their differences
in the makes of their hardware being installed and of course the
softwares being made to run that hardware. This is very understandable
because most if not all hardware manufacturers have their own ready
set of software applications to run it. So therefore, if these VoIP
providers will differ in their choice of hardware to be used, then
they will have to differ in the kind of software applications used.
The most important thing for you to compare however, will be your
traditional phone from your VoIP phone. Since you already have your
landline phone, you can apply for a free trial of a VoIP phone.
Once you have your own VoIP phone you can now start calling somebody
abroad using your standard long distance phone and observed the
signal as to clarity and the speed of connection.
Next, try the VoIP. Call again the person you have just called
on your long distance telephone and observe the crystal clear signal
that your VoIP phone can give you. I am sure that by this time you
have already had your choice. Next, try to have an audio and video
chitchat with the person again, or if the person you just called
happened not to have a webcam, you can request the provider to have
a voice and video talk with him over the VoIP once he came home
so that you can assess the quality of the installed audio and video
conferencing facility of the VoIP provider.