Is Digital or Analog better for you?

Most Analog Phones are slightly less expensive, produce a larger range of sound, are subject to more interference, and can only be amplified by increasing the volume.

Most Digital Phones are slightly more expensive, produce clearer sound, better withstand interference, and can use ‘computer technology’ to remove background noise.

You should use Digital if...

You should use Analog if...

What is the difference between Analog and Digital?

Basically, a Telephone works by transforming Sound into Electricity which is then transmitted over a cable to another Telephone where it is transformed back into Sound. Because the Electric Signal is analogous, or identical, to the Sound it is called an Analog Signal. Since Analog Signals are identical to the original Sound they produce deep Sound but can easily become distorted with static because of interference.

A Digital Telephone uses “Computer Technology” to encode Sound into a series of Electric Signals similar to Morse Code. This Digital Encoding resists interference resulting in a clearer signal but some of the depth of Sound is lost in the process. Once Sound is encoded “Computer Technology” can filter out background Noise and selectively increase the volume of certain ranges of Sound.

Most Phone Lines in the United States are Analog Lines; almost all Digital Telephones will still work on Analog Lines. In some major cities new Digital Phone Lines are being installed; Analog Telephones should not be used on Digital Lines. Chances are that you have an Analog Phone Line but if you’re not sure check with your Phone Company.

Analog Features

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