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There are developing technologies in the area of communication in the world currently. Voice over IP (VoIP) is one of the latest technological developments. In this case, the process of transmitting telephone calls is done over the internet and not through the traditional system. The phone call transmutation through the internet is enabled through the erecting of the network boosters in a different place so that to facilitate easy connection when making the phone call. The technology used is the best in terms of transmitting voice calls. The VoIP has a number of voice compression algorithms that have low bite-rate transmission over the internet. W. notes that for the VoIP to become a mainstream to transform technology it requires the integration of the disparate technologies of SS7 and IP.
The VoIP has the following disadvantages. The first advantage is that there are low costs involved. In the case that one has a broadband Internet connection can make a call anywhere in the world free from PC-to-PC. W. asserts that payment for the service can be charged as per call or one can sign up for monthly payments for calls only within a given geographical region. By using the services one ends up saving more than when using the traditional technology of making phone calls.
The second advantage is that the service is portable. One can take their phone service whenever they go with them. W.observes that one can make or receive phone calls anywhere where there is a broadband just by logging in their VoIP account, which makes it convenient as an email. In addition, the system comes with many features that are advanced; this makes it have an advantage over the other regular phone service that charges more in the features. The features that it offers include call forwarding, call waiting and voicemail services among the many features that it offers.
The other advantage of VoIP is that its charges are low when making long distance and international calls when compared with the other traditional phone calls.
However, the VoIP has the following disadvantages. One is that there is no service provided during the power blackouts. Other regular phones are kept in service by the current supplied by the phone line. They require using power back up batteries, which are costly.
According to W., the other main concern is the lack of ways used to determine the VoIP call origin. In the case of an emergency, the regular phones can be traced from where a person is, which makes them be more essential. In addition, the VoIP depends on the internet connection this is affected by the quality and reliability on the broadband. In the case of poor internet connection and congestion, it results in garbled voice quality.
When using the service one ends up saving more than when using the other regular phone calls and the features that are provided by the technology will makes you access some information that is not provided by the other service providers. In the case of dropping calls because of failure to network connection the VoIP ends up being irritating.
Though the disadvantage can be annoying their effects, are relatively limited because the subscribers are using free services.
In conclusion, the advantages of the VOIP are more than the demerits, and they include portability of service, advanced features accompanying the service, and the low charges. This makes it have an advantage over the other regular phone services that charge more in regard to features. The features that it offers include call forwarding, call waiting and voicemail services among the many features that it offers.