Does Voice Over IP Telephony Spell The End For Traditional Telephones?

Written by Nick Carter


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Is VoIP available for me to use now?

Companies like Vonage, VoicePulse and Packet8 are already offering flat monthly fees for their VoIP services meaning you can call anywhere inrepparttar country (sometimes even to other selected countries aroundrepparttar 147801 world) and only ever pay one flat monthly fee.

Vonage offer a service for $24.99 a month that allows you to call anywhere inrepparttar 147802 US or Canada. They also offer similar plans for small businesses.

Are there any disadvantages to VoIP?

VoIP, as a technology, is still in itís infancy and new developments are being found every day. However, there are limitations torepparttar 147803 service andrepparttar 147804 technology which need to be addresses before it can become a complete replacement for your standard phone line.

Becauserepparttar 147805 Internet knows no geographic boundaries it means that, for example, callingrepparttar 147806 emergency services would not necessarily put you through to your local emergency dispatch centre.

In addition, you canít send or receive faxes and you canít route traditional modems, alarm systems or satellite systems through your VoIP connection, because they require access to a voice grade phone line. Forrepparttar 147807 moment VoIP is a compliment to your traditional phone line, rather than a replacement, until these problems can be ironed out.

Summary

The advent ofrepparttar 147808 Internet and improved telephone technology has seenrepparttar 147809 introduction of VoIP. It means you can make phone calls through your broadband connection; this in turn means that for a set monthly fee you can call anywhere in your country and selected international countries for as long as required and only pay one flat monthly fee.

The advantages of VoIP are still significant for homes and business users alike. Big businesses are already saving substantial money by installing IP networks and using VoIP protocol to transfer voice data. This essentially makesrepparttar 147810 calls themselves free, only having to pay forrepparttar 147811 Internet connection andrepparttar 147812 monthly VoIP fee.

VoIP looks like itís here to stay. Asrepparttar 147813 technology rolls out, itís impact can only become greater.

© 2005 Nick Carter

Nick Carter is editor for www.voice-over-ip-insider.com , a key web resource for VOIP information.


What Are And How To Use Free Ecard and Free Ecards

Written by Ispas Marin


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Free ecards used by some companies in addition to their services are a kind of thank you for choosing them for your needs. But it's also a method to drag you deeper in to their website. This is a very easy and invovative way to advertise a website. So inrepparttar end you get to see a website, you discover many things aboutrepparttar 147657 company and you can send a free ecard just because you visited it. All this is great because it can be done from your home or your office.

So when you see such an easy way to send greetings to your friends or family you should try it. You don't spend a cent and you can announce someone that means something to you that you care about him.

http://www.greetingmilitary.com is a website with free digital greeting cards for military personnel, both active and retired and for the general public that love military. And, 99% of these cards are military in nature. You only need to register to be a member and the registration is also free.


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