The Future of Communications - Voice Over Internet
When was the last time that you were able to make a
long-distance call for free? If you said "never", you
probably have not been introduced to VOIP or Voice
Over Internet Protocol. But, is this new technology as
efficient as its counterpart, analog telephone
Since the demand for world-wide communication has
grown, the internet has become the most popular way of
communicating. Although Communication via e-mail
seemed to be the cheapest way to do business with
those overseas, it wasn't always the most effective.
If analog phone service was always cost effective, we
probably would not have to wait for someone to open
their inbox and hit reply. Still, verbal communication
is the best way to build strong relationships and
eventually, "close the deal". VOIP service is a cost
effective as e-mail and as effective as its
alternative, the analog phone service.
When compared to analog phone service, VOIP is cheaper
and has the same quality of service. Since VOIP uses a
single network to transfer voice and data, the overall
cost per call is cheaper to the service provider then
using two separate networks.
When voice and data are transferred together on a
single network, the service providers only need to
build and maintain one network, thus hire less staff.
These companies have also learned to manage both voice
traffic and data applications correctly to reduce any
sacrifice in quality.
Although there is a monthly charge for the service,
VOIP phones cost about the same as a regular business
phone. With all of its benefits, VOIP should take the
place of analog telephone service within a few years.
About the author:
Jill Meluson is the Marketing Director for
TelephoneIsland.com">TelephoneIsland.com which is a subsidiary of Grand
Slam Telecommunications. For more on VOIP and business
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