The Internet has changed so many aspects of day-to-day living that it’s sometimes hard to keep track. From online shopping to streaming video, social media to memes, the Internet has become the main source of commerce and communication for huge swaths of the population. The Internet has also led to new technologies being adopted in ways that never would have been feasible before high-speed networks.
Technologies like VoIP.
What Is VoIP?
VoIP stands for voice over Internet protocol, and it means that you’re using the Internet to make phone calls. The sound of your voice is recorded, broken down into packets of information, and sent spiraling through cyberspace. While this technology was originally created in 1995 it took years of research as well as innovations in software and network speed to make VoIP into a reliable, crystal clear way to make phone calls for less cost than a traditional phone service would charge.
In recent years, VoIP has been embraced so wholeheartedly that it’s begun to make people ask whether it’s going to become the new default when it comes to telephone service.
Well, Is It?
VoIP phone service tends to be cheaper than traditional phone service, and it comes with a slew of free features that would normally cost money (caller ID, call forwarding, call waiting, etc.). Combine the lower cost with the same quality of phone clarity and strength, and switching to VoIP from a traditional phone service provider becomes a no-brainer.
The issue that many people who want to switch to VoIP run into is that they need a service provider, and they need to have an Internet connection that will support VoIP. While this is rarely a problem in many urban and suburban areas, there are still lots of places where high-speed Internet doesn’t exist. Those places are becoming fewer and fewer, though, and VoIP is being embraced by ever-increasing numbers of businesses as well as homeowners.
Will VoIP become the standard? It seems like a pretty good bet that it will.
If your goal is to save money and upgrade to a VoIP phone service, please visit our Clarus Communications website or call us at 855-801-6700 to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff. We would appreciate the opportunity to become your technology partner and help you find the best solution for you and your company.n