Usage, Merits and Limitations of Internet Telephony


Telephony is the functioning or usage of phones. Internet telephony can be referred as many services over the internet. Voice and transmission of video fax are some of the services. There are many names of internet telephony such as broadband telephony, Ip telephony, VoIP which stands for voice over internet protocol and VoBB that means voice over broadband. The names are different depending on the services of each.

There are various ways in which internet telephony can be used.The software and hardware requirements differ. While using internet telephony, it is a must to have an internet connection.Internet telephony can be utilized from pc to pc where users communicate  directly with their computers in different forms such as skype, yahoo messenger, and AOL instant messenger. Textbook also for instant messages.All these Panasonic PBX services are usually free of charge. One other way in which internet telephony is used is the pc to phone.  This is whereby calls are made from computers to mobile phone between persons.This service is not free. This is very appropriate as you can make calls all over the world.There is also the pc to fax where fax transmission can be sent to a physical machine. It is significant to note that not all fax information is faxed through internet telephony. From phone to phone you can also use internet telephony. Internet telephony use has its gains and drawbacks. The following are the hindrances and benefits.

 An advantage of EPABX System Dubai is the low cost. Use of internet telephony is cheap because most of its services are free and those that charge the fee is affordable. Through the internet telephony you can also watch and transmit videos making it easy for persons to watch all their favorite movies online. Another advantage of internet telephony is that it is moveable. You can use it anywhere like the library, restaurant or the airport as the only need you need is a laptop or a phone and an internet connection.

 Unlike the ancient phone line that charges features such as call forwarding, caller ID, and call waiting, internet telephony has free features.However internet telephony has some disadvantages such as the use of electricity.With internet telephony use of electricity is a must.When there is no electricity then the connections are lost.This is not so in traditional phone services that function with or without electricity.When using internet telephony, it is not easy to get the 911 services as your call may  not show your location.911 is not able to locate your location because the IP address is of the VoIP Company.The sound quality is also another minor disadvantage in that the sound is not clear.


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