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Thursday, November 22, 2007

VOIP in day-to-day life

The fast paced world of today demands a high dose of tenacity in all of us. We need to prove ourselves each day to survive in this competitive scenario. And all the help that we can get from facilitating technology is more than welcome. As of now, Internet and mobile phones have become an indispensable part of most of our lives. Another technological innovation that in expected to follow suit, if not just now then in the very near future, is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

As many of us are aware, in VoIP, both voice and data communications are combined in a single network. In this technology, voice data is compressed and transmitted over a computer network. Less bandwidth is used which translates into enhanced cost savings. As a user, we can make calls over the Internet at significantly reduced rates. In addition to Internet telephony, Internet access is also possible with VoIP. Due to the enhanced applicability of the VoIP technology in varied spheres, it is gradually acquiring a position of prominence in the lives of most of us.

Features such as caller ID, voicemail, call conferencing, call transfer, faxes to email, outgoing call block and additional phone lines are some of the more “in-demand” options in VoIP lines. With this facilitating technology, we can make PC to PC calls, PC to VoIP calls, as well as VoIP to ordinary phone calls, albeit through an Internet service provider. We could be located virtually anywhere in the world; and still, we would be able to call our loved ones and that too, at relatively lower rates - thanks to VoIP.

And if this is not enough, leading providers of VoIP technologies are now concentrating on offering VoIP services on mobile devices. To facilitate the same, specialised know-how is being developed for enabling VOIP in mobile phones. We could thus use VoIP services to keep in touch with our loved ones in more ways than one.

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