VoIP and Smartphone technology have gone down well with the global audience. First, VoIP has revolutionized the communications field by offering cheaper and effective means of communication to every corner of the world. The VoIP technology was rightly exploited by service providers who have taken it to the next level in offering wider channels of VoIP communication to end users. Add to that, the increased smartphone penetration has made VoIP an inevitable option for global users to enjoy low-cost international long distance and domestic VoIP calls.
The following are the 3 ways in which smartphone has changed the VoIP communication:
1. Mobility – Until recently, corporate users and individual users have depended upon PC softphones and IP phones to leverage VoIP for cheaper communication. Though they were successful in bringing down the communication costs significantly, they failed to achieve mobility with it which could have further simplified their communications. With the arrival of smartphones, this problem was largely rectified as now every user can make a VoIP call on the go from the comfort of their smartphones. All they need to do is install the mobile VoIP dialers that allow them to access VoIP for making international long distance and domestic VoIP calls at low rates. In addition to VoIP calling, some of the mobile VoIP dialers allow value added features such as IM & SMS to smartphone users to add more channels of VoIP communication. So, smartphones have been playing a bigger role in achieving mobility for both individual and corporate users.
2. Internet Accessibility – With most smartphones supporting as good as 3G and 4G networks, it has become increasingly easy for smartphone users to access VoIP which needs internet connection for making cheaper VoIP calls. So, the ease with which the smartphones are allowing internet accessibility has been a major contributing factor for VoIP adoption by many smartphone users. Apart from 3G and 4G, these smartphones also support Wi-Fi connectivity which is the most widely used internet connection option by residential VoIP users. Thus, the easy accessibility to diverse internet connection options have resulted in quick VoIP adoption by smartphone users.
3. Affordability – Today, smartphones with high-end configurations are available at affordable prices. So, anyone can afford a smartphone with a good mobile broadband connection to easily access VoIP for making cheap international long distance and domestic VoIP calls. In addition, smartphone makers are also providing easy EMI options for buyers to boost their sales. As a result, people globally are showing an increasing tendency to switch to smartphones from basic mobile handsets and fixed telephone lines. Ultimately, it has increased the VoIP adoption for cheaper communication needs of the users.