Telefonica – parent company of well-known mobile operator O2 – launched their mobile VoIP app TU Go last week. This is just the latest in a gradual shift away from traditional telecommunications methods; could this be the moment the balance of power truly swings in the favor of VoIP?
The networks are losing revenue from declining voice traffic – Chris Green, Tech Analyst
There are a number of reasons that consumers are increasingly inclined to use VoIP over traditional phone networks; the free calls, the cheap international calls and the flexibility are just the tip of the iceberg. Currently the service is not available to commercial clients, however this is expected to change imminently and when it does it is likely to be widely implemented as a cost cutting measure.
It merges the best of internet telephony and old fashioned calls and and is a lesson for O2’s peers in the industry – Jeremy Green, Telecoms Analyst
Telecoms analyst Jeremy Green believes that TU Go will stand out from the crowded VoIP market while other believe that it could even rival VoIP powerhouse Skype.
The fact that competitors EE (formerly Orange and T-Mobile) are set to launch a rival service later in the year shows that mobile providers see VoIP as a true threat to the mobile talk market and while it may not have displaced the more traditional technology yet, it certainly has everyone’s attention.
Whether you’re a new business or an expanding one, the task of sorting out communications can be a daunting one. The sheer volume of options available nowadays is enough to give you a headache.
If you’re considering using a VoIP system then the following blog post at Resource Nation is a must read as it will clear up any lingering questions you may have about installing or using a VoIP system in the workplace. If you aren’t considering using a VoIP system then the post is still a must read as it will explain why you should be!
Q. All the options for VoIP, business cell phones, and hosted VoIP “soft phone” systems can seem overwhelming for the new business that is building a phone system from scratch. How should a new business begin when evaluating options for its phone system?
A. A new business looking for a phone system should make sure to first figure out what exactly they need in their office phone system. Once the business has established the criteria of what type of features they need, they can use one of the many business phone system websites such as Resource Nation or Voip-Info.org in order to find a business VoIP phone system customized to their needs.
It makes for an interesting read – the complete article is available here: http://www.resourcenation.com/blog/expert-advice-on-setting-up-a-voip-phone-service-for-your-business/36143/
VOIP is something that has been recently blowing up- everything from Skype, to Google Voice, to Line2 have been allowing users to use VOIP for free phone calls and SMS. There’s quite a few ways to implement this into your daily routine to full take advantage of what VOIP has to offer.