Many companies, large and small, have begun to use IP Telephony to perform their communication necessities. It is a very flexible and cost effective method of communicating which found its way to the individual user’s home as well.
This way of communicating is similar to using a plain telephone system, but instead of using the closed circuit phone line, it uses your internet connection to place the call. It sends your voice in small packets of data to your recipient, by using the similar protocol that a normal internet protocol uses.
Having this many uses has made it a very sought for technology, and it is constantly evolving. One of the challenges is to make it as loss-less as possible. Many cable TV service companies now provide as well a phone service, that works through this technology. It is a very stable protocol of communications also known as Voice over IP.
For now, there are three ways you can use this service. The first method involves using a analog to digital converter, that you use to connect your phone to your computer. This allows your computer to use it’s internet connection to make the call.
The second way to perform this is by using a computer to computer connection, thus not needing a telephone. You only need a specific software and a microphone so that you can transmit your voice. The third is the most common and widely used method. You use a specific type of telephone that has a different port, instead of the traditional phone line port, that allows it to connect to your internet provider’s device. This makes it easier to use, because you just use it as a normal telephone so no computer is needed.
The great use of this technology makes communicating less expensive and more practical. All in all, IP Telephony is constantly evolving the way we communicate with each other, for the better.
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