Telephone Line Advantages

Telephone land lines are slowly being pushed aside by new emerging technologies that are more convenient for consumers. Technologies such as mobile telecommunication, VoIP technology, internet are becoming more and more popular in the past few decades. But with all the advancements that these technologies bring to the table the telephone line technologies seems to hold its ground, however nobody knows for how long this will be so. Here is a list of reasons why the telephones are still having an advantage to some degree to the rest of those technologies.

So far VoIP technology cannot be used to place emergency calls. The telephone holds an advantage over VoIP in this department. This really frustating in some ways you can place cheap calls to Saudi Arabia, but you cannot dial emergency numbers in your country. And nobody is willing to get make a compromise with his safety or the safety of his family members, by completely removing the ordinary phone from his home.

Use is another advantage that the telephone has over the rest of the telecommunication technologies. The elderly just can get a hang of the new technologies and rather stick to what they know and rightly so. After all using a telephone is very simple activity just by picking up the receiver, dialling the number you want and waiting for the other side to also pick their phone you get connect. The same cannot be said about mobile phones or chat software programs which can be quite complex for users especially if they are older.

The popularity of the telephone is another advantage it holds over the rest of the technologies. Of course mobile phones and internet had similar levels of popularity if not even bigger but they haven’t been able to completely replace the telephone. The reason for that is because the telephone is still very popular device that users and businesses rely on. After all this device and technology has been around for more than a century and it is quite normal to have such part in human lives. No wonder it cannot be easily replaced.

The telephone technology will probably become obsolete in the coming decades with the way new technologies develop, and rightly so. This is very expensive, outdated technology that couldn’t keep up with the rest of technologies. Take VoIP, for example, this technology allows you to make cheap calls to Saudi Arabia or anywhere else for that matter, while if you do this by a telephone line the calls won’t be so cheap at all.


September 26, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Communications

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