Since the introduction of telegraph and phones lines in the 19th century voice communication between people separated by distances each and every day has become a necessity. When phones were first introduced you would call the exchange and ask for the number and the telephone operator would connect you. Then with further developments the phone exchange became automated and you dialled the number yourself and the connection went through. Even the styles of phones have had many changes over the century from a black box to the slim line cordless phone, from jiggling the lever, through to the round dial and now push buttons
Now, with advances in technology we have VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol. This technology connects users in an entirely different way from the ordinary analogue phone which used voice only. With analogue phones the signals are transmitted through wires but VoIP converts your voice to digital signals and now VoIP also digitises pictures and sends them through the Ethernet. This latest technology gives a warmer and a more personal presence to the call allowing people to see each other, and have a more animated discussion.
Then with further improvements in technology and the integration of VoIP and video into a common means of data transmission the digital video phone is now becoming a viable option for every one who can access the internet.
With the integration of VoIP, video, the improvement of wireless networks, synchronization and bandwidth it has all come together to make the resolution of the video phone extremely successful. It also offers high voice quality and reliability.
VoIP is a cost effective telecommunication solution because it relies only on your internet connection. Your monthly internet account is fixed so it is the only cost regardless of how many calls you make in the month. Using this system, a person can make local and long distance calls for free, and to any other place in the world at a minimal cost. Compare this to calls made on a regular telephone whereby you can sometimes be charged in one minute increments for long distance call.
The communication is faster, clearer and much cheaper. There is no need not to call your friends and family members overseas or in another state because VoIP allows you a greater window of opportunity to do this.
So if you are in the market to save money on your phone bill each and every month then maybe looking at a VoIP service is the answer for you.


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