VoIP phone, Cellular, and Internet Service Provider Consultation​


Cellular, Office Phone and Internet Services are constantly evolving.

Company’s need to keep up with the latest technology trends so they can take advantage of the technologies that can best serve their business needs.  Because it is an ever evolving landscape Pathways Networking can keep up with the trends for you and advise when the time comes to make sure you are not investing in fads, and spending your money wisely. 

  • VoIP Phones vs POTS (Plan Old Telephone System):


The debate between Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones and Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines is a pivotal one for businesses considering cost, functionality, and reliability.

VoIP technology offers a versatile and cost-effective solution for businesses by routing calls over the internet. This option supports a range of advanced features, such as voicemail to email transcription, video calls, and mobile app integration, which can significantly enhance business communication. Moreover, VoIP is scalable, making it ideal for growing businesses that need to quickly add or remove lines.

Conversely, POTS lines—traditional landlines—have long been the bedrock of business communications, prized for their reliability and clarity. They don’t depend on an internet connection, ensuring operability even during network outages. However, this reliability comes at a higher cost and with fewer advanced features compared to VoIP.

  • Cable, DSL or Fiber Internet:


    The lifeline of modern business operations is its internet connection. Choosing the right type—cable, DSL, or fiber—depends on the business’s size, location, and specific needs.

    ·       Cable Internet is delivered via the coaxial cables of cable TV, offering higher speeds than DSL. It’s suitable for medium-sized businesses that require substantial download bandwidth. However, speeds can fluctuate during peak usage times.

    ·       DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) provides internet through telephone lines. It’s generally slower than cable but can offer a consistent speed that’s not influenced by peak times. It’s often a cost-effective option for small businesses with moderate internet needs.

    ·       Fiber Optic Internet is at the forefront of technology, delivering the fastest speeds available. Its bandwidth and reliability are unparalleled, making it perfect for businesses with heavy data usage, such as hosting servers or transferring large files. Despite its higher cost and limited availability, the investment in fiber can dramatically improve operational efficiency.

  • Incorporating Cellular Phones into your Business plan:


As business becomes more mobile, cellular phones have increasingly become an essential component of the communication toolkit. They allow employees to make and receive VoIP calls, access emails, and utilize various business applications while away from the office, ensuring that they remain connected and productive. The integration of cellular technology into business operations encourages flexibility and responsiveness, catering to the modern workforce’s needs.



By ensuring our customers have access to the best services for their operations within their budget constraints, we not only help businesses stay connected but also position them for growth and success in a digital world.