Many critiques have been harping on the emergence and popular use of VOIP otherwise known as the Voice over Internet Protocol over the regular phone lines. Most of the questions stem from the lack of information there is readily advertised or marketed regarding the service of VOIP and how it may be used. Although providers have been gaining momentum in sales for this product, it has not yet transcended as a household name in major cities and countries making awareness the main key in having it accepted and embraced globally. This article aims to educate the common consumer of the mechanics that drive the use of voice over Internet protocol and functionality, features and advantages it offers if taken into serious consideration.
The VoIP is a mechanism in which a modem or jack connects the functionality of a regular phone with the Internet. This allows calls via the phone to be done through the Internet provided that a strong Internet connection is present and reliable. When the connection is made, the same features of the phone are attained only at a less costly manner. Calls inter-state, abroad or anywhere around the world are charged at a lower rate if not under local rates. A monthly fee is often paid for unlimited incoming and outgoing calls making over all call costs cheaper cumulatively compared to the long distance call charges imposed by regular phone company services. Also, tax imposed on Internet transactions are significantly lower than that of those based on telephone companies. The margin of costs saved can be seen in your monthly bill as most users have attested to.
Aside from the local features of your average phone company such as caller ID and call forwarding, voice over internet protocol usage opens you to more avenues of communication flexibility through added special features through the internet such as web mobility and managing of voice mail and conference calls. When traveling, you are able to retain the use of your same number as this number is associated with the modem it is connected to which you can take with you anywhere. You can now be accessible around the world with no confusion regarding the number you can be contacted with.
The voice over Internet protocol enables loved ones far away to be reachable anytime at lower costs that make it convenient for family of business. It enables us to see the world like it was a smaller place through efficient communication. Most of across the border businesses are hindered by the lack of funds to facilitate more frequent discussions and open communication but the VoIP breaks that bondage and offers the world an accessible and economic approach towards global competitiveness.
The VOIP is popularly used in many back office agencies that are based in other countries such as call centers and other service oriented hubs around the world. They are able to conduct business services in main land USA and Canada while they sit in India at a very low cost expense.