Why Your Next Phone Call May Be Online
"Voice over IP is cheap, easy, and available. Here's how it works. It started as a geek-out for corporate penny-pinchers. But now making phone calls using voice over Internet protocol is resonating with consumers. VoIP startups are promising cheap - sometimes free - calls to anywhere in the world. Stick wireless networking in the mix and voilà, voice over Wi-Fi. Add it all up and you get a disruptive technology that's making conventional phone companies nervous. Already 10 percent of all calls are transmitted with VoIP, and the adoption curve is arching steeply skyward."
Albany on track for Internet-based telephony offering
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Opportunity Arises With New Skype Application By Chris Hayes (2-24-04)
Comment: This has the potential to dramatically shift the telecommunications industry.