Voice over IP service are commonly referred to as PC to phone calls, voice over IP service is the newest thing in the technological world incidentally VoIP is the transmission of voice through the internet or other network systems, this new features of VoIP that allows users to make calls over converged voice-data networks also makes it the next logical step in the communications domain that should naturally progress to the use of wireless VoIP.
Voice over IP service allows for: video conversation, conference calling, call forwarding, automatic redial, and caller ID all at no or little extra cost. You can send messages and data in parallel with phone conversations using simple computer interfaces. Secure calls can also be made easily using internet telephony.
This technology is bound to have a huge impact on our lives. There is no escaping the fact that this new technology will, according to market research results, have as many as 50 million WiFi enabled handset users who will be using wireless VoIP by the year 2009. Will this technology really meet its potential and will the benefits of this technology really fructify in the near future, only time will tell. In theory, it will provide users with many advantages that include reduction in the costs of making calls as well as higher bandwidth data transfers.
VOIP services are now focusing on moving PC to phone calls out into the realm of cellular services and moving away from the home and office. Cellular providers have begun to make hay while the sun is shining on them since cellular services are very useful where Wi-Fi is unavailable. More and more local phone companies are also jumping into the fray and providing their own VOIP services to compete with the bigger names. Also, companies are specializing in providing voice over IP service to both the home and business segments.
When using voice over internet protocol you will see a huge reduction in costs when compared with those of traditional cell tower technology and internet calls. voice over IP service can be installed easily in minutes on any phone system. There is certainly an expectant buzz throughout the user domain about the possibilities as well as advantages of using wireless VoIP and, it calls for mainstreaming it into everyday life at the earliest.
Nevertheless, VoIP is poised to make great strides and it is expected that over seven million new voice over IP subscribers may be added by the end of this year and, large carriers are getting into the mix, increasingly. It will only need roaming-friendly networks, as well as broadband connections to make voice over IP service widely available.
Tom Rally is the author of several articles on http://www.takevoip.com/voip-services-the-next-big-thing-in-phone-technology Check out his website at http://www.takevoip.com/
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Currently I am going through the throws of starting up my own work from home small business. It is a recruitment/head hunting company and so will be very much centered around using the phone... usually for a few hours a day.
So I have the target of getting a phone line in place that can ensure me quality whilst at the same time giving value for money.
Now there is no question that a normal BT business line, or another company running off such a line, can give me the quality that I am asking for. But with costs to have it fitted (as well as the delays involved), the large fees of calls to mobiles during the day and the not exactly cheap other calls it doesn't really give much value for money.
However I had thought that it was the only option. But talking to a number of consultants who had also started their own companies within the last year a number came up with an answer that surprised me, VoiP.
Now I had heard about VoiP before, indeed who hasn't heard of the main company pushing the system - Skype, But I was also led to understand that the quality was a little less than what it might be. However it seems that has changed in the last 2 years or so.
The consultants I spoke to have all sworn by the quality of it, that there is little to no difference between that and a normal business line.
Looking into it deeper brings up some other useful pieces of information. As I said before I was worried about costs. VoiP comes with the advantage of not having to pay for the line to be installed, always useful when you are on a start up budget!
As well as that the calls are cheaper, especially to landlines, again helping with the budget. In many cases you can get calls to landlines free of charge (the one I am looking at in particular costs ?5.99 a month and gives you free UK land line calls).
Another boon to the professional working by themselves is it is very easy (and usually free) to set up call forwarding, a lifesaver if you want to be able to go to meetings without worrying about missing an important call.
It is also to set up your 'office' anywhere. All you need is your laptop, an internet connection and a VoiP phone/headset. So you can, if you wanted, set up in any cafe or pub with a WiFi connection to run off!
Because, in most cases, there is no minimum contract needed this is something I will definitely be trying out, at the very most I will lose a few pounds and have a couple of weeks of less impressive phone line quality, at the most I will have gained a more flexible tool for a fraction of the price I would have spent on a more traditional line.
If you are interested in following more articles of one mans efforts in starting his own company Nick is currently blogging about the ups and downs of such an effort over on his starting a recruitment company blog.
It provides many hints and tips for those starting a business, recruitment or otherwise.