VoIP vs Landline - What is a VoIP-based telephone?

VoIP vs Landline, what is VoIP?


With 70% of business owners looking to move away from their traditional on-site PBX, to a VoIP-based telephone system, the number of businesses using VoIP is rapidly increasing.

VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol – what is it?

At the most basic level, VoIP-based telephone means running a phone call over the internet rather than over a telephone line. In a typical business phone system setup, there would be a box on the wall (the PBX) with a number of ISDN lines going into it. All business phones connect into the PBX to handle their voicemail, call routing and so on.

Alternatively in a hosted VoIP system, this PBX is hosted on the internet and the business phones connect to it via an internet connection in order to get all the services and make calls. To enable VoIP, all you need is an internet connection to connect to a VoIP phone (or a standard phone with a VoIP adaptor), that’s it!

VoIP-based telephone

Using our hosted voice servers, all you need to do is to have an internet connection, connect to a VoIP phone and away you go!

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Download the following PDF to find out more:

  • What is VoIP and what are the differences to a landline?
  • What are the benefits of VoIP?
  • How to make the switch to VoIP.
  • Basic terminology that you may find useful.