Remember the days of placing a hasty call to your loved ones across the country at the holidays to prevent racking up a huge phone bill? Taking the time to reach out to far away family members on the old public switched telephone network (PSTN) could run up a phone bill that would strike real fear into your heart. Businesses could get a deal for long distance calls, but a larger chunk of your budget would still go to communications in those days.
If you remember having to cut corners like this, it’s very likely that you welcome Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, phone service with open arms.
VoIP has become a common means to do everything from having business meetings at a distance to casually chatting with friends who only live a couple of miles down the street. However, it has taken a while to catch on due to limited computer and network technologies.
VoIP is not as new-fangled as you think. The technology for has been lying around for many years, used as early as 1973 as part of an experiment with the ARPANET, launched in the late 1960’s. It took a while for the general public to benefit from this product that stayed so long in development. A software product called Vocaltec finally became available to home internet users in 1995, integrating with sound cards and microphone and speaker drivers.
The barrier to this was that broadband was much less accessible in 1995 than it is today, economically and technologically.
Communicating with someone over broadband services in the 1990’s was like trying to decode a cryptic message. Both caller and receiver had to have the same software for a half way successful outcome, as long as they were not running other applications simultaneously. New hardware and software solutions enable computer to computer voice connections, and speedier means of sending data packets make VoIP a successful means of communication.
Since Arizona’s business population is most concentrated in Phoenix and Tucson, underserved areas such as Nogales, Rio Rico and Tubac tend to be left out in the dead zone for internet service, leaving good VoIP service out of the question. Businesses in these areas are often left to depend on satellite service with its hiccups and delays, depending on the weather.
Trying to use VoIP services by traditional means can make you feel like you traveled back in more primitive days of the Internet. Annoying, right? And what a damper it puts on your business communications!
Even if your business is located in Nogales, Rio Rico or Tubac, your Bluespan internet network provides that speed you need to take full advantage of VoIP services. Our internet service is reliable, consistent and delivers all of the bandwidth you order with your plan through a fiber optic network superior to the old copper lines.
Your plan can include anywhere from a 3mb to a Gigabit connection. This way, Bluespan has you covered with guaranteed bandwidth to meet the recommended requirement to make one call using VoIP software service, which is roughly 100 Kbps, upload and download speeds.
Hang up the phone and push your business forward with high speed wireless internet service! With our reliable, fast service, you will truly be able to see and hear the difference in all of your internet activity, including basic browsing, streaming and VoIP calls.