A recent study was released by IBISWorld with a list of top 10 dying industries. The very top of the list was land line telecommunication. As far as the home goes, there aren’t many people who have land lines anymore. They either use their cell phones or VoIP phone systems. And in businesses, VoIP is definitely the killer of the typical landlines. That’s because it has a lot of benefits over these services.VoIP is an over all cheaper alternative to landlines for a few reasons. Service usually only costs a flat monthly or annual fee. Landlines often charge by minute. Though local calls tend to be free, long distant calls can be costly. VoIP phone systems do not have that issue. Your flat fee gets you calls to anywhere, because it’s all going over a broadband system which is what your computer uses to connect to the internet. And if you can access the world through your browser, why not through the phone?VoIP also often comes with a lot of perks that land line companies charge extra for, like conference calling or extensions. You may not need extensions at home but they are important for businesses if you want calls to get easily distributed to whoever the caller is trying to contact. If you had to pay for these extras all separately, that’s going to be one costly monthly bill.It’s also very easy to install VoIP phone systems anywhere, home or office. As long as you have broadband internet (and at this point, 45% of U.S. homes do) you can connect your phone to the line and be ready to set it up. Features can also easily be changed or added after wards at any point if you feel like you suddenly need hold music.VoIP is often equally as clear as landlines when it comes to sound, which can also be boosted with the use of VoIP headsets. So you aren’t losing any performance or value if you switch from landlines. You’ll hear the person in the next office as clear as the one in England.VoIP has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2004. Most businesses have adopted it. In fact the Social Security Administration is slowly converting it’s phones to a VoIP system. Many homes are now doing the same to easily reach loved ones overseas. Land lines are slowly becoming defunct and it’s showing in the drop of users and loss of sales.