Analog and Digital Telephones Types and Styles

Business.com / Business Solutions / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Analog telephones and digital telephones use different technologies in order to make phone calls and use call features. Analog is the ...

Analog telephones and digital telephones use different technologies in order to make phone calls and use call features. Analog is the more traditional technology used to make calls and utilizes electronic impulses to work. Digital phones break the voice into binary code and translate it for the connected device.

Analog and digital telephones types and styles vary by each phone manufacturer. Since digital business telephones use more advanced technology, they will typically cost more than analog phone versions.

1. Browse a selection of analog phones. Look at several models from top manufacturers for the different styles.

2. Check out digital phones for your company. Note the different characteristics, like multi-line capabilities, clarity and frequency.

3. Compare each analog and digital telephone type. Determine the features and prices of each. You will also want to check with your telephone service provider to see which type is supported by your system.

See the types of digital business telephones

Digital phones are manufactured with the business owner in mind. Digital phones often are IP supported and will work with multiple line systems. Digital telephones will allow you to switch ring patterns, make conference calls and feature digital displays.

Check out corded analog business telephones

An analog business phone system is still a popular option for companies since it is usually more cost effective. Many analog systems will also be compatible with newer VoIP calling functions. Corded analog phones are most popular with businesses and will often have many of the multi-line and call features available through digital brands.

View the styles of cordless analog phones

Cordless analog headsets allow you to conduct business while still being free to move about. These types of models are ideal for home based offices or professionals that need to multi-task while using the phone. Analog versions have been around for several decades and still offer clarity and functionality at a low cost.

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