Progress of communication- landline to VoIP

As a person who enjoys communication, and the different technologies that allow us to be connected, I have been following the progress of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocal) over the past five+ years.

I remember about twenty years ago, my family had to go to the post office of the largest city in Vietnam, across from the Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn, in order to receive a long distance call from my dad in the U.S. It must have cost my dad a ton to make that short call.

As a child, I enjoyed playing the transmission game on one of the camping trip in which tin cans and strings were connected together to deliver the message.

Mapping the Unmappable: Visual Representations of the Internet as Social Constructions

Mapping the Unmappable: Visual Representations of the Internet as Social Constructions

My grandfather often makes this comment after making a call to Vietnam when he was living with us here in the U.S.: “How does the telephone know which hole to crawl out and transmit my voice to the other side of the world?”

Today, I was reading the responses of readers on DSLreports.com to an article about people ditching landlines , based on a new study by the Center for Disease Control. I came across a member who shared the experience of switching to a VoIP company call VOIPo. I did some research, and came across the post of their founder and CEO, Timothy Dick, communicating the status and progress of the company. I was surprised to see how well they are doing. They must be doing something well in this competitive market, competing against the giants like AT&T, Comcast, among others.

If you have service with them, or other VoIP company, what is your experience? Have you ditched your landlines to VoIP?



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