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Analogue Phones

Analogue Phones are the same kind of phones you have probably been using for years. The chances are if you have a home phone it is an analogue phone. The reason some businesses still use analogue is because they are familiar, easy to use and reliable. You literally just plug them in and they will work. Analogue phones will also work if there is a power cut, unlike their rivals the VoIP type services.

Analogue phones have become less popular in recent years due to the increased availability of IP phone services like VoIP phones, which are usually cheaper and enable you to work from anywhere if needed and take your phone with you. Because analogue phones are physically wired into your office you wouldn’t be able to take it with you if you had to work from home.

Analogue phone lines are mainly used as single lines- due to the introduction of ISDN 2 and ISDN 30. However, they can be spliced together to give you multiple lines that share the same phone number. ISDN 2 and ISDN 30 allow you to run multiple phone lines on different telephone numbers.

Many people and businesses would now agree that Analogue Phones are only suitable for businesses that require 4 lines or less and who do not require direct dial numbers.

Analogue phones are built on standard copper wire and POTS (plain old telephone service), whereas digital telephones systems are more modern and usually built via IP phones and digital PBX’s. Analogue technology may boast good voice quality, very good reliability and basic features; including mute, redial and speed dial, but Digital phones boast many more features including fax to email, voicemail to email, click to dial etc.

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