Internet Phone Service Calling Saves Time and Money

Broadband providers can now offer internet phone service through VOIP technology. By enabling users to take advantage of their existing broadband connection to make and receive cheap phone calls, VOIP has become a real money saver for both residential and business customers alike.

The competition in the communication field has been greatly increased with the advent of voip technology offered by the broadband providers. More competition in the voip internet connection has resulted in a lowering of rates and an increase in standard features which has benefited the end user. Homes and businesses that have a high speed broadband connection and looking for a voip telephony should do the homework to investigate the pros and cons of the different broadband providers before signing up.

Probably the biggest name in broadband providers is Vonage.The marketing of Vonage has made it seem like they are the only voip broadband provider. Vonage is considered by many industry watchers to be a middle of the road service in that it has a moderate feature set and a moderate price . Vonage is only one choice and there are many more broadband providers that offer the same good service and standard features to choose from.

Vonage and other similar services are easy to install even if you are not a computer wizard.

Google Talk, SIP and Skype to name a few are basic internet voip services without all the features but are less expensive than many competitors. Google Talk and Skype are services which allow users to make PC to PC calls directly over the internet. The PC to PC calls normally use a headset or mike with speakers.

SIP is actually a communications protocol (it stands for Session Initiation Protocol) rather than a service, and it is possible to use SIP enabled devices to communicate PC to PC for free. Cost savings and computer savvy are enough of a reward for setting up the more complicated SIP communication on the internet.

Know your office requirements before talking to a broadband provider about the established budget. Reviews of the various broadband providers on the internet will help you to consider the ones that fit your needs.

The Importance of Internet in E-Commerce

Gone are the days when one had to give an advertisement in daily newspapers, on radio or television or had to distribute hard copies of paper pamphlets to get noticed. The advent of internet heralded a significant change in the way companies reached out to their clients.

The mushrooming of e-commerce portals in the last decade has made life easier for the customers. Buying online or searching for anything on the web – right from grocery to gadgets, housekeeping services to hiring employees; finding one’s life partner, a dream house or hiring domestic housemaids- is easily available to consumers on a desktop or handheld digital devices. Today, all companies approach their prospective employees through job sites. They even interview them online through video conferencing. Even for showcasing their products, they use the web.

The most important change has been noticed in the education sector. The students can now attend the lectures of their teacher right at their home, by just logging on to their gadgets. Internet banking and digital wallets have made life easier for everyone. One can easily check their bank balance, pay utility bills, recharge their mobile, buy movie tickets or send money to their friends and family members through this service.

There was a time when carrying the hard copy of any ticket – whether train, air or bus- was mandatory for travel. Even booking a hotel in a particular location was a difficult task. Now, one just requires the booking details on his mobile and he can move around without any printout. E-tickets have also resulted in savings of paper. There are several web portals through which a customer can compare the prices and settle for the best deal.

Several small units, which were once a startup, have grown into big multinational companies. These organizations are led by a group of techno -savvy professionals who wanted to bring a change in the lives of the people. No field has been left untouched by these visionary leaders. They believed in the power of technology and with their sheer dedication and hard work, have made it possible.

There are several venture capitalists who are ready to fund any start- up which they feel has the potential for growth. This sector has created several job opportunities. Many, however, feel that this is just a transition phase, and sooner or later, the bubble will burst, and only the fittest and the best in this field will survive.

Sandeep Shankar is a Delhi- based writer who writes on different topics