If you’re still paying for landline phone service in the United Kingdom, you might be in trouble. You may very well see an unexpected increase in your monthly fees, and it may come sooner than you think. But there is a solution, and it’s currently taking the United Kingdom by storm. It is rapidly replacing landline phone services, and is more dependable than mobile phones.
Let’s be honest. Mobile phones have been phasing out traditional landlines for years now. Every year, it seems like less and less people are using traditional landlines. Instead, more and more people are using only their mobile phones. Why? Well, one big reason is that landlines are ridiculously expensive. While alternatives have become cheaper and cheaper, landlines continue to be incredibly overpriced. Although mobile phones dominate today’s landscape, there is a more reliable home alternative. An alternative that mobile carriers would rather you not know about.
There is a better solution, and it’s called VoIP. VoIP is an incredible service that is transforming the way we use phone services at home and work.
Just how big of a revolution is this? Well, it has been estimated that over 1 billion people around the world are using VoIP services in some way¹. In fact, a study by Future Market Insights suggests that VOIP has been the fastest growing telephony segment in the last 5 years².
So why exactly is VoIP becoming so popular? Simple. The phone quality is exceptional. Even better? You’ll never need to pay a landline phone bill again. VoIP completely replaces the landline. It provides a superior service – and it is a fraction of the cost. If you’re someone who likes to make international calls, with VoIP they are dirt cheap.
VoIP covers all of the basic landline features with ease: high quality phone calls, call forwarding, caller ID, and voicemail. It also offers a huge number of features beyond what a traditional landline can offer. This includes text messaging, call recording, ability to redirect calls to your mobile when you aren’t home, ability to block unwanted callers, and much more.
If you run a business, there are many brilliant features for that too. You can have a separate business number on your home phone line. Or you can have an automated greeting play when users call your business number. You can even play music while callers are waiting to be answered!
How Does It Work?
VoIP is very simple to set up and use. It doesn’t need a technician or fancy wiring to set up. It works by connecting directly to your existing high speed internet. The only thing you need to use it is basic broadband internet service. If you’re still using dial-up internet, VoIP will not work for you.
You can even keep your existing home phone number with VoIP after you’ve cancelled your old landline service. If you’d rather use a new number, that’s fine too.
Why VoIP over Landlines and Mobile Phones?
First of all, line rental prices seem to go up year by year. In 2018, line rental prices went up by 5.27%³. All during a time when landlines are less necessary than ever. Bollocks! With VoIP, you can say goodbye to the line rental fee for good. Again, all you need is a broadband internet connection to use VoIP phone services.
Mobile phones are great for use on the go, but they don’t offer the same stability as VoIP. It’s very common for signal to drop at times, particularly if you live in a rural area. Customer satisfaction rates are very low for many of the popular mobile providers. Mobile phone carriers will bill you for everything they can. If you try to use a mobile phone as a home phone solution, your monthly charges could be higher than expected.
Further, if you’re a senior not used to using a mobile smartphone, they can be quite complicated to learn. VoIP phone systems are as simple as a usual landline phone.
VoIP avoids many of the issues with modern landlines and mobile phone services. It offers a high quality and affordable solution for making calls. It’s no wonder so many people are switching to VoIP these days.
If you’ve got an interest in joining the VoIP phone revolution, the first step is to compare all of the providers in your area. Do some online research to find the most affordable and suitable provider near you.