(PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Happy birthday to the Internet! Yes, the World Wide Web recently turned 20 years old on April 30. The Internet, as its known today, began in a laboratory in the Swiss Alps when physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the very first website.
The Internet has come a long way since 1993. Internet technology has sparked many changes in the way that people communicate. For instance, VoIP technology was launched in 1995. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) uses the Internet to make and receive phone calls. Internet calling is a great deal cheaper than traditional phone service, and offers more useful features for homes and businesses.
In honor of the Internet turning twenty, VoIPReview announces the top 4 ways that VoIP technology improves residential and business calling.
1. Cheaper Nationwide Calling
Many VoIP providers, such as RingCentral and ITP, offer free unlimited nationwide calling. Internet data travels very well across long distances, which is why unlimited nationwide calling is easier and cheaper using VoIP technology than traditional phone service. Families can stay in contact with long distance family members, and businesses can use cheap Internet calling to stay in contact with their clientele.
2. Cheaper Scalable Business Extensions
Businesses see a huge difference in their monthly phone bill when they use business VoIP phone service for their Internet calling. Businesses that use old analog technology must add more circuits each time they need more room for calls. Analog technology users also need a technician to help them add, remove, or change extension lines whenever they need to make changes to the office’s extensions. When a VoIP user needs to make a change to their service, they just request an online change through their VoIP provider and it’s done automatically.
3. Cheaper International Calls
The creators of the World Wide Web wanted Internet technology to reach the masses on a global scale, so it is little wonder that Internet calling works so well on a global scale. International rates are extremely cheap when using VoIP technology. Most international calling only costs users a few pennies a minute, and several residential VoIP providers and business VoIP providers offer international calling plans, which give users unlimited access to countries around the world.
4. IP Video Conferencing
Twenty years ago, video calling was still a faraway hope. Today, video calling is cheap and easy with VoIP. Families can use IP video conferencing to see loved ones across the country or across the globe, and businesses can use IP video conferencing to conduct business meetings with remote offices anywhere in the world.
The Internet has changed the world, and VoIP makes it cheap and easy for both businesses and individuals to stay connected in the digital world.