How has technology improved communication? As we move into the twenty-first century it is likely that we will see many more improvements in communication and one of them is likely to be VoIP. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and this technology allows us to speak to people around the world for free while at the same time using the Internet to do so. What does this mean for communication?
It means that we can use the internet to not only talk to our friends and family but also to contact other people from all over the world. There are many different ways that we can go about communicating with people using VoIP and each way offers something a little different. For example, did you know that you can use Skype to talk to someone on the other side of the world for free? This service is free for people who have accounts and by having Skype you can actually contact people that live overseas and make international calls for free. While there are several other similar services available how has technology improved communication over the years?
How has VoIP changed the way we communicate? First, because it is free and everyone has it, this technology means that we don’t have to worry about extra expenses to talk to our friends and family. Secondly, because it uses your regular phone you don’t have to go through any extra hassles and can keep your phone number local. If you want to call a friend at work, you can just pick up the phone and talk as normal, as long as they have a phone capable of making the call (this will probably be either a landline or a mobile phone).
Another aspect of how it works is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a high-speed Internet connection. You can still use VoIP to make and receive calls. Since the Internet does not block phone calls you can talk to people around the world for free and not have to worry about a busy signal. Many people can’t even tell the difference between a VoIP phone call and a regular one.
Perhaps the most significant advancement in VoIP came about because of computer technology. Home computers started out capable of connecting to the Internet so people could make voice calls. Then companies started selling PC’s with software packages that enabled people to make and receive calls over the Internet.