Why is VoIP better than Traditional Calls?
Are you aware that you will soon be using Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP to make your calls? You probably use quite a few apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, etc. to connect with your friends, but are you overall satisfied with the call quality? The calls over smartphone apps are not as intelligible as traditional calls.
In this article, we intend to talk about internet calling/internet telephony which is slowly becoming the norm amongst network carriers. Recently, the Telecom Authority of India or TRAI granted its approval to allow network operators to enable internet telephony for their subscribers, not only through their networks but through also that of other service providers. It will also enable subscribers to buy virtual numbers from their respective operators.
Hence, it is quite different from mobile VoIP that requires both parties to have the app installed.
On the other hand, traditional services have their shortcomings. According to Voicebuy, following are the reasons why Internet telephony has more advantages over conventional voice service:
- It offers a cheaper alternative to traditional and long distance calling, and does not demand an elaborate technical setup, thereby sparing you the expensive monthly fee and hardware installation.
- Various functions like voicemail, call forwarding, conference calling, auto attendant, etc. can be availed over a VoIP system.
- You do not have to depend on the stability of your mobile network since calls are transmitted over a broadband connection.
Primarily, there are four kinds of VoIP according to ACMA:
- Peer to peer—internet only, calls do not use the traditional telephone network, the public switched telephone network (PSTN)
- VoIP Out—a service where calls can be made from the VoIP network to the PSTN
- VoIP In—a service which allows calls to be made from the PSTN to the VoIP service using a telephone number
- Two way—a service which allows calls to be made both ways between the VoIP service and the PSTN using telephone numbers.
The two-way VoIP service is a versatile medium that interconverts regular GSM, and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls. A good example would be Kirusa’s InstaVoice ReachMe, whose functionality lets the user get incoming calls and make outgoing calls over Wi-Fi or data.
Even if your phone is out of coverage, ReachMe detects an incoming GSM call and translates it to VoIP. All you need to do is forward calls to the app.
For example, using Kirusa’s proprietary voice technology, InstaVoice ReachMe enables you to get free incoming calls and make affordable outgoing calls over data or WiFi – using your number. It is a VoIP app that has the following functionalities:
ReachMe enables you to make affordable outgoing calls from the app over data or WiFi. These calls are converted from VoIP to regular GSM calls. The call recipient gets a normal call from your original number. Seamless GSM-VoIP interconnectivity – delivered over data.
It is a multi-purpose call conversion app that incorporates all the advantages of VoIP. It also serves as a versatile solution for frequent travelers who can effortlessly make and receive international calls without paying exorbitant roaming prices.