Great question trich! I can't wait to see our members responses.
I've used land lines and cell phones. Have had some issues when using Skype from time to time. I've talked to people who have called me from a VOIP and their service was rather unreliable. It was like having bad service on a cell phone, it kept cutting out while the talked so that I heard every 3rd or 4th word. I found it very irritating.
And for VOIP it really depends on the quality of the connection. If there's a problem with the pipes, there will always be a problem with the flow.
I have my own opinions about which is best under which circumstances but am curious to hear other's opinions. Perhaps I have just never used a decent VOIP but I have yet to hear one that is as good as a land based phone. I am in sales and have a great need to have high quality conversations with prospects and clients. In general, I use cell phone for 'staying in touch' with people I know. I do some SKype calls again with people that already know me or for personal calls.THe land phone in my office is still the best when making a 'cold' or 'warm call' since it is still the best quality.
The issue is when I am on the road and have the need to make 'cold' calls. I can't. I don't trust VOIP. Is there a better solution? It would be VERY helpful to be able to make those calls from my computer when on the road.