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Mobile VoIP - The New Evolution in Phones

Updated on July 6, 2011

Mobile VoIP or use of VoIP on your smart phone is not a new idea. The idea has been in the making but recently it has gained the fame that it never had. Let us have a look at how this technology evolved and what its future is.

This phone technology took a lot of time to develop as it had many challenges to cope with in its infancy stage. Let us have a short review of those problems.

Wireless Internet Connection

The first major problem was the slow Internet connection. At the time of inception of this service, wireless Internet connections were very slow. The earlier experiments with this technology led to the conclusion that it will not become usable in the real life. However, with the passage of time, this perception started eroding. The first breakthrough was achieved in the form of 3G technology which had just enough data transfer speed to help VoIP users community using their mobile phones. The problem of faster wireless Internet connection was partially solved. 3G wireless Internet connection’s speed was just enough to make and receive VoIP calls but it still was not able to offer high voice quality and reliability. This problem was later solved the invention of the 4G or fourth generation Internet. This type of connection is a lot faster than 3G. 4G has the fastest data transfer speed in the wireless Internet connections. It can transfer data at speeds of one gigabit per second, which is twenty times faster than 3G. Using wireless VoIP on 4G will provide you highest possible voice quality and improve the service reliability as well.

Newly Wed Indian Bride in USA talking on a mobile VOIP
Newly Wed Indian Bride in USA talking on a mobile VOIP | Source
Indian kids as Lord Krishna and Balram talking on the cellphone.
Indian kids as Lord Krishna and Balram talking on the cellphone. | Source

Infrastructural Problems

The second issue was the lack of proper infrastructure, which created a serious hurdle for the wireless VoIP users. This problem has been solved to a certain extent but there are still many improvements to be made. 3G wireless network is, however, available almost throughout the world and you can use your VoIP service wirelessly. The problem with the infrastructure is that the cellular networks own them and they feel wireless VoIP as a direct threat to the cell phone services. This is why the spread of the 4G or fourth generation wireless Internet connection is a lot slower.

Future of VoIP on Smart Phones

There is no argument about the fact that mobile VoIP faces many difficulties for its future growth. The biggest problem is the unavailability of the infrastructure. However, the prospects for this technology are bright for many reasons. The first reason is that you can use all the services of VoIP on your smart phone. Secondly, you would be able to get rid of the heavy cell phone bills at much lower investment. Moreover, the best part is that you will be able to use your Internet on your phone without paying any extra cost for it. You will also be able to get all the service features of the Internet phone service on your smart phone, which is also a big plus for the phone users.

For enjoying your VoIP service you not only need a good mobile phone but also a good VoIP provider like Axvoice to ensure that you don’t face any call quality related issues.


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      Chris Westrick 6 years ago

      this is a new technoogy which uses wireless internet connection to connect our cell phones and we are able to use our VoIP service on smart phones like we do through the regular VoIP ATA equpiment. A great service waiting in its wings.

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      Keith Mason 6 years ago

      Never heard of this technology. I wish it is available in other parts of the world as well. It is a great technology and i think we will be able to see it replacing cell phones in the coming future. Any other opinions on that ?

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much for your comments Chris and Dave.

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      Dave Hodson 6 years ago

      Mobile voip is the technology of the future and there is no doubt about the fact that one day it will be able to replace the cell phones for good. This is why there is so much hope about it.

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      Chris Gordon 6 years ago

      I think you have got 3G connection of wireless internet, therefore i would recommend you to go for 4G connection instead because it is a lot faster.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello Ed and Fred, thank you so much for your feedback on mobile VOIP. I will keep these points in mind. A user rating is very important before buying anything.

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      Fred Davies 6 years ago

      I have used mobile voip over my phone but so far i am not satisfied with the quality of phone service that it offers. i won't recommend it.

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      Ed Hammond 6 years ago

      Well, i think it is still in its infancy, we cannot say very easily when this technology will be available to every one.but still it is agood way forwar.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, I agree with this but new technology may have some solution for this problem.

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      hassam 6 years ago from Pakistan

      VoIP is certainly a promising technology, but the current cost in migration toward VoIP based devices has kept companies away from IP telephony.