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hcengiz

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VoIP Everywhere
« on: August 22, 2007, 07:50:15 AM »
The folks working at the offices are used to it. Conference calls, call forwarding, call waiting, do not disturb me features, voice mail and feature management access through web pages... endless list of features.

However, VoIP has not yet become the standard at homes. We are continuing to use the old fashioned phones even with no display! Just pick up the phone and dial. Conference call; you have to memorize how to set it up. Call forwarding, voice mail; the same burden.

What VoIP phones offer nowadays is a complete visual joy and comfort of using all these features. Of course it comes with an additional cost. You have to pay $200-$300 on average to get a high-tech phone with a big display, where you can see the current date and time, your call forwarding or waiting options; see a blinking light if you have a voice mail which is kept entirely by your phone company's system. You don't miss any voice mail if you are having electricity problem or you do not own a built-in voice mail feature in your phone. Emailing a voice mail through web or recording your call with the pressing of a button is not a luxury anymore. Wanna set up a conference call? Just follow the instructions visually on the display-that easy.

No wonder phone companies are investing on the technology and VoIP communication systems are advertised continuously everyday. Copper cable phone systems are not popular anymore-Fiber Optic network has already been replacing it. The only question is; when we are going to completely pass to the internet based digital phone service, VoIP-with the addition of all digital TV Services, HDTV. 5 years? 10 years? more?

Here is a nice blog post reviewing some of the VoIP providers: http://www.hdreviews.org/post/Digital-Phone-Services.aspx
VoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 07:13:08 AM by hcengiz »

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VoIP Everywhere
« on: August 22, 2007, 07:50:15 AM »