No Service Professional Should Depend on VoIP
Lawyers, and all service professionals for that matter, should certainly utlize Voice over IP service. As Chuck Newton, over at SoloLawyer said, no lawyer should be without it. But solo lawyers and attorneys, and service professionals alike, should never strictly rely on Voice over IP for their business communications. Due to the quality and reliability issues that using Voice over IP as your ONLY communications tool presents, lawyers and service professionals should always keep a PSTN (standard land line) for fail-over purposes.
What Else Should Lawyer’s Look For?
As I highlighted in my review of the Top 10 VoIP Service Providers, lawyers should look for the following when selecting a VoIP service:
- Donâ€™t Pay More Than $24.99 per month.
- Do Look For a Service With a Free Device.
- Watch out for Activation Fees.
- Wait For Special Promotions.
- Do Some Research On Others Experience With the Service Provider.
- Donâ€™t be Afraid to Switch. We All Make Mistakes!
I would add one more for lawyers:
- Look for a service that offers the Linksys SPA-3102 or Grandstream GS-488 or a cordless IP phone with PSTN capabilities, so that you can keep a land line.
What VoIP Service Providers Offer These Devices
Here is a quick list of VoIP service providers that offers hardware that allows lawyers and service professionals to connect to the PSTN.
Still need more help? Feel free to contact me for more assistance.