Is it finally time to cut the dedicated landlines? Serious money could be saved by going cellular. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 27% price increase on POTS lines from 2005 to 2020 while wireless costs have gone down 50% over the same time period. These price trends are a result of telecom providers phasing out support of analog lines. Lessening the priority on POTS lines logically results in slower service on both existing phone lines as well as those needed for new elevator installations. Delayed service on lines that keep emergency phones live and code compliant has serious implications.
You’ve likely encountered many of your customers looking to VoIP-based solutions for their business needs. VoIP makes sense for buildings nationwide but carries serious risks for elevator phones. Dependence on strong internet connections to keep emergency phones live is unreliable. Additionally, placing emergency phones on VoIP networks in accessible locations like elevators, opens the door to a building’s network.
Industries that are code required to have reliable communication systems are making the transition to cellular. Why is that? These requirements are in perfect harmony with cellular LTE solutions while other internet-based solutions simply aren’t dependable. The 4G LTE connectivity that Kings III’s cellular elevator phone provides delivers stability and reliability at a lower cost than analog.