Multiple variations of telephone lines are available to organisations. Sometimes it’s difficult to know which one is best for your business - understanding what each line type is for and what it does will help you make an informed decision on your business's telephone setup.
Analogue Telephone Systems:
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is the analogue network for residential and business customers in the UK. Analogue lines are single lines that are primarily used for making voice calls, connecting to fax machines, franking machines, PDQ machines and connecting to a modem for dial-up internet. In contrast, telephone services such as ISDN and FDDI are based on high-speed, digital communications lines. The main distinctions between services are speed and bandwidth.
- provide better connectivity for long distance calls compared to VoIP systems requiring internet access for communicating outside your Local Area Network.
- receive their power from the telephone exchange whereas VoIP phones require external power supply.
- voice quality of regular phones is better than VoIP phones due to frequent network congestion, particularly in residential areas.
IP Telephone Systems:
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
Benefits of a VoIP Hosted Phone System
No need to wait for long installation dates. Set up in minutes and not weeks
Safe, Secure & Reliable
We understand your phone system is one of the essential blocks of your business. We ensure your connection is always secure and reliable
Cut Costs, Not Corners
Get all the features your business needs whilst keeping inside strict budgets
No need for initial expensive investments of on-site equipment. No annual maintenance costs. Everything is hosted in the cloud
Connect Multiple Offices
Connect all of your employees, whether on-site or remote workers on multiple sites to the same phone system
Our system can grow with your business and is 100% scalable no matter how big your company gets