VoIP, Voice Over IP Apps, Internet Calling Software

Although there are many benefits to using VoIP and messaging apps such as Skype and Viber, these benefits will cost mobile carriers approximately $479 billion through the year 2020.

Many mobile companies are lowering advantages to such apps by charging premium data rates and impairing people’s mobile VoIP usage by rolling out limited data plans to shape data traffic, a subject that is no stranger to TruTower readers. One way to sidestep such lengths by the carriers is use Wi-Fi more, but Wi-Fi itself can be counted as a premium charge if you’re using a home internet connection. Free Wi-Fi, however, is a great way to keep costs low.

Indeed, the landscape of making a simple phone call has drastically changed from when it was first invented. It’s hard to believe that a technology that started inside a brick cellular device and eventually moved to a computer screen is now moving back to mobile devices in a big way. It will be interesting to see where this technology leads over the next decade.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.