In this age of high-tech communications, do people really listen to the
spoken word anymore? With the popularity of emails, texting, faxing, instant
messaging, answering machines, automated phone calls and social networking
sites, are verbal communications being affected in a negative way because of
all this modern, communication technology?
As we have progressed into such a technical age, are we beginning to
lose the human touch? Is our human interacting, also known as, one on one, or
face to face, becoming passe’? It is uncommon in these modern times to place a
phone call and hear a live voice spoken. Customer service is now a series of
prompts by pressing keys on our telephones to lead us to the prompt which will
give us all the information we are seeking. Occasionally we press prompts that
lead us to a representative who is there to help, but too often they have heavy
foreign accents which often makes it difficult to communicate with ease.
Because of so many technical communication methods in our lives today,
talking face to face has disappeared in many areas of our lives. There was a
time when communication was done only through face to face encounters,
telephone calls, or through someones own handwriting. Today, picking up the
telephone to chat with a friend, dropping a handwritten note, or stopping in to
visit a friend just to say hi, is becoming uncommon. Instead it is more common
today for people to drop a quick email, or pop in …
The technology and its enhancement each day has become the driving force
of change in the modern world. It has altered the economic structures as well
as the way we communicate.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) is one of the general terms these
days as concerned to transmission technologies for the delivery of voice
communications over IP networks such as Packet Switched networks or Internet.
It is a system that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband connection
instead of regular phone lines.
IP Telephony refers to communication that is transmitted via the
internet. Under this system communications are converted into digital signals
that travel over internet. All that you need to make your IP calls is a
broadband connection service such as DSL or LAN network and a computer if the
devices are such.
Because of its bandwidth efficiency and cheaper rates that is provided
with VOIP technology it has been becoming more and more popular. More and more
VOIP service providers have been emerging in the recent years and clearly it is
turning over to move towards mobile VOIP that will allow same features and
convenience on the go with its cheap call rates. As per improvement in technology
there will be significant change in the quality of data transmission, with
improved multimedia and video conferencing provided by many service providers.
The next step most probably would be towards the standard mobile
networks particularly emphasizing over the 3G, GPRS standards. The implications
of these would be …