The Pros And Cons Of Voice Over Internet Protocol

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Introduction As the world continues to change and improve technology, the systems that we have in place become outdated and unable to handle the ever increasing data load. For close to one hundred years, all phone calls were routed through circuit switching, which establishes an electronic connection between two points and allows current flow. The successor to circuit switching takes advantage of the Internet and provides a superior method to transfer phone signals. This method, called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a fast growing market that, according to Infonetics Research, is expected to double between 2011 and 2016 (citation pending). Infonetics also predicts over 228 million VoIP users this year, with business VoIP growing twice …show more content…
The user can get rid of the cost of keeping their regular telephone service (FCC). The user can also take some VoIP services with them when travelling and use them as long as they have an internet connection (FCC).

Cons(Implement into paragraph) VoIP is dependent on having power, so if the power goes out that means that VoIP services cannot be used (Valdes, Roos). There are also problems with emergency 911 calls. If the user cannot tell the 911 operator where they are located then the operator won’t know which call center to route the emergency call to (Valdes, Roos). Since VoIP uses the internet to make calls, that means that all the problems that there are with the internet come along with it. The user may experience poor call quality, packet loss, and conversations may be lost because of transmission errors (Valdes, Roos).
Types of VoIP When you establish VoIP service, you have the option to choose the type of service that will best suit your goals. According to Valdes and Roos (citation pending), the most common types are ATA, IP phones, and computer-to-computer
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VoIP seems to be the future trend, but it is not perfect. According to Valdes and Roos (citation pending), reliability is VoIP’s main flaw. A standard phone receives power via telephone lines, which means that it can still operate if your power goes out, while VoIP cannot. Furthermore, many systems that are already in place, such as security systems and digital video recorders, operate using standard phone lines. VoIP has yet to support these services (citation pending). Most prominently, since VoIP relies on the Internet, it also inherits all of the problems that the Internet brings to the

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