ACN Video Phone – Advantages and Disadvantages Vs Skype, MagicJack and Cable

ACN Digital Phone Service & Video Phones

ACN vs. Competition

Listed below are some disadvantages associated with using other phone services compared to using ACN digital phone service and video phone.

Disadvantages of Skype

• Not a viable replacement for traditional phones

• Both parties need active computers, Skype WiFi phone or video phone

• Need to be signed on and on line to receive/place calls

• In order to have 24/7 access to computer-based service, computer must be on at all times increasing the cost and shorten the lifespan of the computer

• Security venerability: Since the computer must be on at all times and must run this application with the computer- based service, there is higher risk of security issues (i.e. viruses)

• Does not come with the ability to make outbound, non-Skype calls. Must purchase a pay as you go or monthly subscription service to place outbound calls to non-Skype users

• Does not come with the ability to receive inbound, non-Skype calls. User must purchase a telephone through the Skype website to receive inbound calls from non-Skype users

• Unable to connect cordless devices that provide mobility within the user’s home

• Does not support 911 and cannot be used for emergency calls

• Does not support caller ID in the U.S., Mexico or other countries

• Does not include 16+ calling features you receive with ACN’s Digital Phone Service

• Skype only includes call forwarding which only works if the user has purchased outbound calling credits

• Customer incurs a fee for Voice Mail

Disadvantages of MagicJack

• Video capabilities not included

• Not a viable replacement for traditional phone service

• Required computer for use of phone service

• Must install application on computer, be logged in, and on line to receive/place calls

• In order to have 24/7 access to computer-based service, computer must be on at all times increasing the cost and shortening the lifespan of the computer

• Security vulnerability: Since computer must be on at all times and must run this application, there is high risk of security issues (i.e. viruses)

• Does not include 16+ calling features you receive with ACN’s Digital Phone Service

• Service will not work if computer is in sleep mode

• Customer service is not available beyond online chat

Disadvantages of Cable

• Video capabilities not included

• Requires purchase of cable company’s high-speed internet service

• Voice service can only work with cable company’s high-speed internet service

• Price may be higher if not part of cable company’s bundle offer

I hope this gives some clarity to those of you looking for the best deals in home phone service. Sometimes finding the service you need with the features you want can be a hassle, especially to those of us with a busy lifestyle.



Source by Chip Thompson

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