Thursday December 19, 2013

Computers are turning into a reliable telephonic device

Computers are increasingly turning into a reliable telephonic device

Will Computers Edge Out The Phones?

Computers are increasingly turning into a reliable telephonic device. The introduction of Voice-over Internet Protocol or VoIP caused a dynamic shift in telephony. Now the VoIP has become the driving force behind the revolutions in telephony and Internet communications. You can now talk to your friends thousands of miles away without paying a dime. All you need is an Internet connection.

It is simple to use a computer to talk to your friends. All you need is to install a client such as Skype on your computer and start calling your friends and family members. Skype can be downloaded for free and also enables to make free calls around the world. You can use the voice call features of the platform for this purpose as long as the other party has also installed the same program. There is no restriction on the duration of the call or the location for which you want to call a connection. You can continue talking to your friends and family members for hours. Voice quality is good as long as the Internet connection is providing a steady speed. Skype offers free calls only on its network and the same is the case with many other calling platforms.

For external calls, you may have to pay an amount that is still less than the standard calling rates. A large number of people avoid using the second option as it entails the spending of money as charges are levied on a per-minute basis. Skype and other programs are free to use and thus have become immensely popular. Some companies are also trying to bring down the costs for Internet telephony. Third- and fourth-generation of VoIP will remove the problems associated with current Internet telephony and may soon become the dominant player in the industry, edging out the legacy phones.

 

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