Posted on January 28, 2012 by servant | Reflections
These days, everyone seems to have a cell phone. Most Churches have their own telephone systems, typically land lines through ma bell. But would it make sense to switch the Church over to a VoIP system instead? Or maybe just give every staff member a cell phone (i.e. if they don’t already have one?) Would the cost savings make this worthwhile? What has been your Church’s experience?
VoIP is a telephone system that uses the Internet to carry the communication traffic. It requires that you have an Internet connection and a phone with a network jack. However, the handset looks and operates like a regular telephone. So it is at once familiar – i.e. you just pick up the phone and dial the party you want to talk to – and easy to use. However, sometimes network congestion comes into play, so the quality of the call is not as high as a true dedicated line. But the expense is negligible, since you more than likely already have the Internet connection available. This just adds a little bit more traffic, optimizing the service.