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- Who Will Be the Future Communication King?
Posted by : Amanda Stein Friday, August 9, 2013
We have a whole lot of choices these days when it comes to communication. There’s traditional phone lines that many people still use, for example. Then there are new solutions like VoIP, Cellular, and so on. So this brings up the question, which of these types of messaging services are we most likely to use in the future?
When it comes to cellphone solutions, there are a lot of questions. Obviously, there is little doubt that cellphone use is surging overseas. The technology has become cheap enough that there are many people in the U.S. that have cellphones but no homes to live in, for example. There are many people in third world developing countries that have cellphones even though they may be short on food to eat. And there are programs in the U.S. to give free cellphones and free cellphone service to poor families who really need it. So there’s no doubt that cellphones are incredibly important these days. The question is for how long this trend will continue.
One exploding trend these days is that of VoIP. The more the Internet grows throughout the world, the better the VoIP solutions become since they work over the Internet rather than through traditional landlines or through what are now traditional cellphone towers. The reason for this is that VoIP solutions tend to be a lot cheaper than cellphones. In fact, in areas where there is free Wi-Fi you can use VoIP solutions to call other people who have Skype completely for free and without any extra charges. The problem is that not all areas have Wi-Fi at the moment of course. But as this starts to change, VoIP will look like a more and more viable solution.
These days, many people are abandoning voice altogether and going with chat solutions. The Facebook chat is an example of this. It’s usually the easiest way to get someone’s attention quickly without interrupting the flow of either person’s day in the long run. There’s a reason why text based messaging is on the rise these days after all. It’s often way more convenient.
These programs are kind of an amalgam between chat programs and VoIP. There are quite a few of these available online, and many of them are totally free. Some programs let you simply attach a short voice message to your text message, so you can accomplish both speed and detail in one message, without the need for both parties to be around at the same time. This is one of the major advantages of voice chat systems. In today’s incredibly busy lifestyle of the average person, there just isn’t enough time in the day half the time for people to half a face to face. This is why this type of communication may very well win out in the long run.
In the end, it’s likely that a sort of combination of many of these styles of communication will end up taking precedence, This is already starting to happen in many places, and after all, different services are best suited to different situations.
This is a post by Ashley Williamson. Ashley is a freelance writer and an occasional guest-blogger interested in tech, business and health related topics. When she is not working she likes to travel and read as much as she can. If you have any question please do not hesitate to leave a comment.