Advances in VOIP-COIP technology has been amazing over the past few years, more so than in the last decade in many areas. Communications have been advanced to the point that we can now use the internet for all phone calls at a much reduced price over landlines.
For the first time there are more mobile phones than landlines, so just as we are seeing phone booths disappear throughout the country, we are now seeing the landline phones vanish along with the old phone booths. When we look back over the history of the telecommunications industry, it is amazing how many advances we have seen, including the cellular phones which started out as backpack size devices.
As we are now seeing, cell phones usage continues to grow with nearly 255 million users at this point in time. Given the latest advances, I expect to see even more wireless phones, which are now devices, or computers, not just an old cell phone which was voice only. Texting has also exploded along with the demand for more bandwidth as texting and these new applications are sucking off bandwidth to a point where we are fast approaching what is called peak bandwidth.
Recently we saw this come to the surface with the introduction of the 3GS iPhone which AT&T could not support due to lack of bandwidth. Is this just an isolated case, or is it more than that? Experts are saying the bandwidth issue is real, and not just impending anymore, but here now, and the above report in the Wall Street Journal indicates the industry is scrambling to expand the bandwidth, but will it happen in time. I think most of us have experienced more dropping of calls and no connections in last year than ever before, so yes, we are seeing the problem surface quickly.
Experts in the industry have already stated that if every cell phone user were to make a call at the same time, less than one in four would get a connection. I know myself I have had more recordings of all circuits are busy, so is this a growing problem with texting being called the bandwidth hog of the cellular industry. After all, who thought texting would explode like it has with the younger users in particular? I know I didn’t, and I have yet to text someone, although I am now getting text advertisements, which is the new spam of the cell phone industry as I see it.
With the introduction of a new
I have researched two companies which are introducing this new
Given the fact both of these new services are launching at the same time, we don’t know which will rule supreme, but both claim to be carriers, not resellers, so this is going to get real interesting given the peak bandwidth issues the major carriers are having to deal with at the moment. From my understanding, these new companies have patented
Which company is best, I don’t yet know, but given I have ordered service from several to evaluate access and quality of service, and the fact I have a dual SIM cell phone, I will be able to test both side by side under exactly the same conditions to evaluate for myself which one is the best service. With no contracts required, and the lower cost of purchasing SIM card for the new VOIP-COIP offering. Having evaluated each to date, I can honestly say, be careful, warning, what you read may not be what you get. Without mentioning companies by name, what I have learned is one company failed to deliver, and the other major promoter provided obsolete three year old so called WiFi phone which it is not. Using VOIP is not new, using it to access the internet from a mobile phone is also not new, but COIP is, and before you make your decision, learn about COIP, Cellular Over Internet Protocol to learn the technical differences. Yes, they are similar, but not the same, so make sure you don’t make the mistake of listening to the hype and false promises in the industry.
One application I find particularly interesting is a new low cost security monitoring and surveillance system whereby you can monitor your business from home, and your home from business, and both from your new wireless device from anywhere in the world. For those with elderly parents, and the fact many do not live near enough to parents to help care for them, this is a breakthrough for safety assurance reasons. For those with nannies, you can also monitor your children when not at home from your mobile device or any computer also worldwide, wherever you have an internet connection, so
How much you can save is variable, but the main point of VOIP-COIP is that you do not have to purchase a new mobile phone like the others who use VOIP alone. You do need a device for your home, but with VOIP-COIP you are accessing network from home, business and from your mobile, all through one network for even more savings. In addition, you can have five or more phones utilizing this VOIP-COIP network, and you can access it from all over the world, thousands of miles away, point to point, and the connection is crystal clear. COIP is new, VOIP is not. If you are familiar with all the VOIP services now offered, you will know the call quality is greatly improved over the past few years since introduced. Do not make the mistake of purchasing a three year old