As if choosing a telephonic service wasn’t difficult enough, making the decision between a corded and a wireless phone system comes with its own slate of research before making an informed move. There are many advantages to the more technologically advanced cordless option, but there are also some disadvantages that should be considered before doing a 180 on the building’s calling service.
Choosing between the two will come down to a variety of factors and if a business will even benefit from going cordless. For companies where the employees may not always be in the office, but must still able to handle customers, they will greatly benefit from the cordless option, as call forwarding is baked right into most cordless devices. Fax machines can also be connected using cordless technology, allowing for most current office equipment to stay connected.
The disadvantages of a wireless phone system are not insignificant by any means, but they can usually be mitigated with a little effort. Because these devices run on a network, they are inherently more susceptible to being tampered with and for intruders to gain access to the network. There are security measures that can be put into place, though all of this comes at a measureable financial cost. These solutions also require some professional expertise to institute correctly.
Also, the stability and reception cordless devices have is inferior to traditional corded devices. Because the data is being sent through the air, physical barriers and even long distances can cause a call to be dropped or for the quality to be substandard.