The "Joi" of New Phone Service
By STEFANIA VISCUSI
TMCnet Assistant Editor for Channels
Phone Service is not a new concept. Ever since the invention of the telephone, phone service was needed to maintain communications.
With advancements in technology, the telephone went from being and a piece of equipment to be used along with a complicated network of switchboards and wires to a necessary component in every household that included phone service provided by a telco.
However, when the sophisticated technology known as the Internet came about, the possibilities of connecting to an IP network made things like email and world-wide communications change the entire scope of telecommunications. Before long, phone service got a boost from the capabilities of IP, and Internet phone service was introduced.
This kind of phone service offered a huge advantage over traditional landline calling, from cost savings to convenience. This kind of phone service requires only an Internet connection and a phone service from an Internet phone service provider.
With Internet phone service, conversations are transmitted as data packets over an IP network. And as advancements continue to occur in technology, phone service no longer means just a way to reach someone at a distance.
long distance and international calls, are also possible and this new type of phone service provides huge cost benefits as rates decrease significantly to make it more cost sensible to call long distance and international phone numbers--- that’s a long way from the separate "special" phones needed to place international calls in the early time of the telephone and phone services.
One company set on providing the "Joi" of these new phone service capabilities is JoiPhone (www.joiphone.com) JoiPhone's phone service boasts the ability to put the caller in control by offering such things as the ability to add or remove new features on their own when they want and without needing to pay extra or call their provider to do so. As well as the ability for callers to choose their own area code, reduce long distance charges for regular contacts located outside of the caller's traditional area code and the ability to manage and store voicemails within an email account.
Most importantly, and aside from other forms of calling communications, phone service from JoiPhone is risk free. While not all Internet phone service providers offer this capability, JoiPhone owns their own network and is able to pass savings along to their customers to offer them the "Joi" of Internet phone service.
Stefania Viscusi is an established writer and avid reader. To see more of her articles, please visit Stefania Viscusi’s columnist page.