Last year, Alan Masarek made news as he left Google to become Vonage’s new CEO.
Apr 19, 2013
As of last year, about 34% of the world has access to the Internet. While this may not seem like a lot, consider that that number represents over 500% growth over the course of the last twelve years.
As more people get access to the Internet, more people will become eligible to use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone service. VoIP is a great alternative to traditional landline phone service because it is cheap, easy to set up, and once you have high speed Internet, you have everything you need for VoIP.
VoIP writer for TheDigest.com Rachel Greenberg says that as the world has become increasingly interconnected, TheDigest.com has decided to announce the top reasons that VoIP is the perfect telephone service to match the growing Internet market.
1.) VoIP is a cost-effective option for customers all over the world
VoIP only costs a few dollars a month. This means that it could be a great resource for people all over the world who cannot afford landline telephone service, or cannot afford both Internet and a traditional landline phone.
Even in fairly rural communities, if people can buy Internet access, even if it is just one router for a whole village, a community can add at least one phone line for very little extra. Even just one phone line can make all the difference in a community that has never had telecom connectivity before.
2.) VoIP helps people stay connected through low or no-cost international calling
This is a global marketplace and global connectivity is now more important than ever. With a business VoIP service, a small business can increase their global appeal very quickly with international phone numbers. Many VoIP providers allow customers to choose phone numbers in different area codes from all over the world. This means that if a US-based business is trying to increase their market appeal in India, they can buy a telephone number with an India area code so their local customers can call them more easily.
Low costs on international calling rates also help people who need to stay in touch with family and friends overseas. Improved connectivity across international borders will help people feel safe, close, and happy even when miles apart. This can make all the difference in a person’s outlook when they are far from home and loved ones.
3.) VoIP offers unlimited calling in the customer’s country
With VoIP, it’s just as easy to send a long distance call as it is to send a local call. This means that it is easy for both business and residential VoIP providers to offer unlimited calling within the country to all customers. This can dramatically change a user’s phone bill for the better, which will be highly beneficial for their financial situations.
4.) VoIP works on any Internet-enabled device
As people in increasingly remote, rural, and poverty-stricken parts of the world get limited Internet access, we will need to find a way to offer these people useful connectivity services at low costs to improve their way of life.
VoIP works on any device including computers, smartphones, IP landline phones, analog phones with ATAs (analog telephone adapters) and tablets. This means that a person only really needs to have one of these devices in order to use VoIP, which means that people don’t need to buy lots of extra or new equipment to get VoIP service connectivity.