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VoIP Apps vs VoIP Desk Phones

on Friday, 09 October 2020. Posted in Pro-Features

Which is better? VoIP apps or VoIP desk phones.

We discuss how VoIP desk phones could be unnecessary with the availability of greater and more powerful VoIP apps or click to dial options.

Desk phones have been a part of the office set up for generations and a view of a desk without one gives the sense that something is missing. But how have desk phones changed since they were first introduced? And how much do we really need them in this new wave of technology?

Since the progression of smart phones and applications, there is pretty much an app for anything now-a-days. So, it makes sense that you can turn your personal mobile phone into your very own business compatible desk phone, some may say a better version.

 

VoIP Desk Phones

Compared to early models of desk phones, modern units bear little resemblance when it comes to technology. On the surface most differences are immediately obvious, especially with high-end models. Some VoIP desk phones like the Yealink T58A include a huge touchscreen which wasn’t common on the models 20 years ago.

This represents one of the main differences between the desk phones of today and those previous. Today’s desk phones are essentially smartphones with a larger case. However, this makes them bulkier. Most aren’t easily portable and compared to a smart phone with 4g connection this is a big downside.

 

VoIP desk phone differences to smartphones?

Firstly, if you have had bad experiences with a VoIP provider that supplies VoIP apps (softphones) which underperform relative to your needs, you’ll need to use a desk phone if you want to use that VoIP service, and since a VoIP phone system represents the best in-house communication a team can have for handling internal and external voice communications, desk phones are commonly the only option for businesses. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many office workers are used to desk phones and, in conjunction with a powerful VoIP phone system, they can have great functionality. Full phone books of contacts can be imported to your VoIP desk phone as well as features like call forwarding, monitoring and parking are available, as are quick and easy codes to use said features.

 

VoIP Apps

With desk phones pros and cons in mind, what if your VoIP provider offered VoIP apps that could satisfy your companies communication needs? Would desk phones still be necessary? Or could all employees work from devices like tablets and smartphones? Giving them flexibility and portability.

Virtual landlines free VoIP app could be your office hero.

All the things you love to do with your VoIP desk phone are possible with Virtual landlines softphone and with added pro features like simultaneous ringing, auto attendant and call whisper, all can be used to communicate and collaborate effectively and efficiently with colleagues and clients.

There’s an option for everyone with our single user and multi user packages, compare our plans today to see what your business needs!

 

VoIP Phones vs VoIP Apps

If the primary argument for using VoIP desk phones is that they’re A. what most office workers are used to and B. have long been the only viable option, with Virtual Landlines VoIP app having solved the latter problem, then only the former remains to be dealt with.

However, in the modern age of 2020 you would be hard pressed to find many in an office who didn’t understand how to use a smartphone or smart device.

There are bound to be those whose personal preference remains a desk phone. Plus, there are bound to be those who prefer not to mix business with leisure and so do not want business calls on their personal devices. Because of this Virtual landline services are usable with desk phones and we offer a few options of compatible equipment on our site. Find a perfect fit for all of your employees.

For those who do not want to be disturbed by their Virtual Landline calls out of hours, you can set up time of day scheduling which will effectively send all calls out of hours to voicemail for you! No stress.

Learn more about our app here, Don’t shy away from the future of communication!

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