The migration has begun from traditional telephones to 3WTel Superior VoIP, among numerous other VoIP service providers. With the exodus from traditional calling, VoIP education becomes vitally important.
(PRWEB) May 23, 2005 -- AT&T Corporation, the industry behemoth that
started the telephone business in the 1870s, describes internet telephones as a
"...communications tidal wave...”, and that “VoIP traffic is projected to
account for approximately 75% of the world’s voice traffic by 2007”.
OVUM Research submitted projections for the new era of communication known as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). “The consumer VoIP market is forecast to grow from almost 16 million users at the end of 2004 to 197 million users at the end of 2008…Total revenues will rise from just over $1 billion in 2004 to just over $15 billion in 2008.”
Seattle venture capitalist, Greg Gottesman, calls it "…one of the most important changes in communications in the past 100 years."
The migration has begun from traditional calling to 3WTel Superior VoIP, among numerous other VoIP service providers. Those unfamiliar with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) that enables consumers to make all calls from their PC, may be pleasantly surprised to discover the tremendous savings it affords, among the many other conveniences and features.
With the exodus from traditional calling, VoIP education becomes vitally important. Serious considerations should be given to:
· VoIP security
· Hidden VoIP charges
· VoIP for dial up connections
VoIP security involves identity theft, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Firewalls (anti-virus software) generally used to protect PCs, do not integrate protection for VoIP clients. Therefore, it is essential to locate VoIP service providers that incorporate their own proprietary patented technology to ensure optimal security.
Identity theft is defined by the Department of Justice as,
“…the wrongful obtaining and using of someone else’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”
Attorney General Ashcroft stated that, "Identity theft carries a heavy price, both in the damage to individuals whose identities are stolen and the enormous cost to America's businesses.”
Identity theft is one of the most sinister of vulnerabilities consumers can inadvertently be subjected to. Hacker-friendly software, manuals, and processor chips are being promoted on the Internet for the sole purpose of breaking into computers, stealing personal information and selling it to other unscrupulous criminal entities for lucrative profits. Their targeted audience is un-secure VoIP or IM (Instant Messaging) clients.
Over 90% of VoIP service providers do NOT operate on secure lines.
On January 28, 2005, a press Release issued by the Department of Justice reported that a 19 year old was convicted for his criminal activity by “…creating and unleashing a variant of the MS Blaster computer worm.” Christopher Wray, Attorney General – Criminal Division stated that,
"This … malicious attack on the information superhighway caused an economic and technological disruption that was felt around the world.”
Victims of identity theft readily attest to the nightmarish experience and carnage left behind in its wake - thousands of dollars in personal expense, as well as years to recover, if at all.
Hidden charges, additional charges, etc., should be carefully weighed when locating a VoIP service provider. Typically, the only equipment needed for VoIP is a computer, Internet connection, and microphone (if one is not built into the computer). Normally, calls from PC to PC between subscribers of a VoIP service provider are free. However, calling charges from PC to cell phones or telephones should be indicated prior to making the call, along with client’s permission to grant processing the call at the specified rate.
Dial up capability is another important aspect of VoIP service providers, as 65% of the world still operates on dial up connections. Because VoIP usually involves free PC to PC communication between subscribers, and while one party may have high-speed, individuals on the other end may be part of the 65% still operating on dial up connections. Therefore, VoIP service providers not offering dial up capability limits communication.
Well over 90% of VoIP service providers do not have dial up user capability. When a VoIP service provider incorporates their own proprietary patented technology with dial up capability, this is usually a significant indicator that there have been serious steps taken in its design to provide an optimal VoIP service that meets all customer’s needs.
The smoke screen, or fallacy being propagated, is that high-speed connections are the basic minimum requirement to operate VoIP. Although that limitation may be true for over 90% of VoIP service providers, it is not a fact.
In order for dial up capability to be offered by a VoIP service provider, they must incorporate technology that compresses data packets small enough so that the quality of sound is not compromised as it travels across the Internet. If the VoIP service provider has not invested in securing its own technology to compress data packets for dial up capability, or purchased the technology to incorporate it in their VoIP service, then perhaps a second glance would be warranted.
3WTel Superior VoIP is riding the wave and sitting on top of the world by offering a VoIP service that operates on optimally secure lines with proprietary patented technology, dial up capability, and no hidden charges. Visit: http://www.free-pc-phone.com
Source : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/5/prweb243408.htm