Looking for alternatives to phone land line

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Bonch, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Bonch macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2005
    I have a small business and currently pay $115 a month for 2 land lines, with no long distance service. I'm wondering if there is a cheaper option. One line is for voice and voice mail, the other is for fax and credit card machine. I have internet through another company, with wifi through an airport express. The phone has to stay at the business because other employees use it (i.e. no cell phone).

    This is in Oregon, USA. Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    Check with your ISP and see if they have some kind of VOIP service available as a package deal. Honestly, you'll probably have to keep at least one analog line for the fax and credit card machine unless you want to get into some in-depth networking using an ATA device on a VOIP network.
  3. fcortese macrumors demi-god


    Apr 3, 2010
    Big Sky country
    Steve's is good advice and a good possibility. What about linking your internet and phone service-would that save you money. Who provides your internet? Do they have phone capabilities as well? Most cable companies do that, but then again you'd have to get cable.
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Just be careful about a VoIP solution. The cheap ones can be crappy. I know my last company made the switch and the first system was crap. Dropped calls, major latency, etc. They stepped up to a more expensive solution, which solved the problems. But it cost them.

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