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Michelle
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Michelle,
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3/19/2018 | 8:45:33 PM
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You would be correct. That was the question I meant to ask! I didn't realize the standard desk phone was going away in rapid fashion. Desk phones are still common in companies where I live. Traditional phone lines are not, however.
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3/19/2018 | 10:16:17 AM
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I realized that the use of public and private in my post may be confusing.

Skype For Business creates an internal universe very much like the way that PBXes do.  This internal universe is not directly addressable via the public network but has to be interconnected to by a "gateway".  

8x8 (as my example) provides direct connectivity via phone numbers to end stations.  The gateway is built into the service and does not require a special connection (from the end users standpoint).

These are both public services in that they are available directly via Broadband networks.

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3/19/2018 | 10:00:15 AM
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Desk phones in some small companies are already extinct with a couple of exceptions:  Receptionists, Conference Rooms, and other Station Areas.  Where you want to reach a place instead of a person.

Uh - VoIP is pretty much standard today.  IP PBXes took over quite a long time ago.  I think your question is:  "Are Private VoIP networks (like Skype) going to predominate over Public VoIP (like 8x8) for Businesses and IP PBXes?"

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Michelle,
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3/18/2018 | 7:06:26 PM
Please hold
This is all very interesting. Will the desk phone go the way of the pay phone? Is VOIP going to become standard in a way that completely kills off an entire market?


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