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The Advantages and Disadvantages of VoIP VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is fast becoming the darling of the telcoms. Everyone is jumping on the internet phone (or ip phone) bandwagon and the promise of cheap phone service for all.

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  1. The Advantages and Disadvantages of VoIP
    VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is fast becoming the darling of the telcoms. Everyone is jumping on the internet phone (or ip phone) bandwagon and the promise of cheap phone service for all. However, like all emerging technologies, the hype sometimes outruns the reality, and while VoIP is certainly a promising new technology that will undoubtedly change the way we think of the telephone, there are still a few bugs in the system. It isn?t right or even available for everyone yet, but for many VoIP provides an attractive alternative to traditional phone service.
     
  2. The Cost factor: VoIP Advantage
    VOIP is cheaper than traditional phone services because Internet phone service is free of government regulation, allowing companies that sell VOIP to provide a menu of features, such as caller ID and voice mail, at no extra cost. Another reason for VOIP's projected rise in popularity is an evolution in the telecommunications industry, leading to phone companies and cable companies vying to become the be-all, end-all for consumers. Phone and cable companies are positioning themselves to provide consumers with one-stop shopping. This already is evident in the Rochester market, where Time Warner Cable has begun offering its digital phone service, and the phone company, Frontier Communications Inc., has entered the television arena by partnering this past April with the Dish Network. Both firms also provide high-speed Internet service.
     
  3. The VoIP Strategic Advantage
    Since Alexander Graham Bell's day, businesses have bought telephone services the same way they've purchased electricity, janitorial functions, and water for the cooler-as packaged offerings defined by an outside provider. Sure, companies could choose from a menu of configuration options and service plans, but, in the end, the phone company or vendor called the shots. The breakup of telephone monopolies such as AT&T in the 1980s changed the mix of providers, but it left intact the century-old public-switched telephone network they employ, and it left service decisions up to suppliers. As a result, companies have been constrained-more than they know-by the legacy phone systems they've depended on.
      
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of VOIP-Intertangent Technology
    VOIP may be the right solution but it may not be suitable for everyone. The investment in VOIP for enterprise WAN makes sense if an enterprise has offices in multiple locations and their average annual spending on inter-office communication is substantial. Before implementation of VOIP, companies might consider whether installing VOIP can reduce communication costs and/or increase productivity. Since there are still many things to be accomplished in the field of VOIP, there are also some disadvantages. Below are listed some of the advantages and disadvantages of using VOIP.
      
  5. The VoIP: Advantages and  Disadvantages
    VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is nothing more than real time conversations that happen over an Internet Protocol network or over the internet. This means that companies can use them internally or externally to anywhere at almost anytime. The almost in the previous sentence will be discussed further down in this article and is a major disadvantage of VoIP. Many companies are choosing VoIP for numerous reasons. The advantages include costs. VoIP is relatively inexpensive. This is the biggest advantage to most companies. VoIP is technically free. Typically, companies pay their normal high speed internet provider and in return receive VoIP free.
      
  6. Switching of VoIP: Advantage and Disadvantage
    VoIP has lots of advantages over a regular phone service. However, like any emerging technology, there are still a few kinks in the system. However, as standards are developed it becomes more reliable and achieves greater acceptance. One of the main advantages of VoIP is the low cost. If you have a fast Internet connection (DSL or cable) you can make PC-to-PC phone calls anywhere in the world for free. If you wish to make a PC-to-phone connection, however, there's usually a charge for this but probably much cheaper than your regular phone service.
     
  7. Choosing Reasons for VoIP With VoIP Advantages
    Voice over IP (VoIP) was developed in order to provide access to voice communication in any place around the world. In most places, voice communication is quite costly. Consider making a phone call to a person living in a country half the globe away. The first thing you think of in this case is your phone bill! VoIP solves this problem and many others. There are of course a few drawbacks attached to the use of VoIP, as is the case with any new technology, but the advantages largely outbalance these. Let's explore below the benefits of VoIP and see how it can improve your home or business voice communication needs. 
      
  8. VoIP Advantage Provided Cable Grab
    As competition intensifies between cable companies, telcos, and other service providers VoIP is becoming a key differentiator in the marketplace. While independent hosted service providers like Vonage are currently dominating the VoIP market, many analysts see the advantage soon shifting to cable companies. What the cable providers lack in innovation, Arden says, they make up in quality of service. The voice service is running over their own network, so they can give a higher priority to the voice packets to ensure that the voice quality is good. While telcos also have control of a network, Arden sees them lagging far behind cable providers in offering VoIP. They're going to be slower to adopt it because they will not want to cannibalize their current POTS service.
      
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    Posted on: March 29, 2008

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