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circumstances, the locating facility can be very useful. The call could be routed to the parent s residence or cell phone, helping to provide timely care. Emerging protocols such as SIP will make those scenarios a reality. Of course with every new technology that arises, there are various bugs that need to be fixed. An example of how Telephony lacks in superiority compared to traditional telephones is that computer telephoning is plagued by frustrating glitches like voice echoes and transmission delays. “You sound like you’re on a cell phone that might be running low. Other times you can’t hear anything at all. So the quality is very inconsistent and unpredictable.” (PC World) The reason why there are glitches, echoes, and transmission delays are because of the Internet

connections themselves. Most people today are using a 56k modem to connect on-line. A connection like this is too slow now compared to today s Internet demand for high-speed connections. Although high-speed connection such as, DSL, Cable Modem, and Satellite s are available, the vast majority of people on-line do not use these services yet, so the greater part of telephony users will have the sacrifice sound quality until they decide to pay for high speed connections. Because of this, people complain that they do not want to pay for these services just to communicate on-line. They feel that it is not cost effective to pay for another service that they feel they do not need. What must be understood is that in the long run, everyone will have to use these services because the

demand for high-speed connections just to go on-line is rising itself. We can see that even phone companies know that telephony is the future. Companies such as AT&T, M.C.I., Pacific Bell, and even Sprint are concentrating on switching their services from the telephone, to high-speed Internet service. (CNN) The reason for this is these companies know that telephony is going to destroy the telecommunications market and in order for them to survive they must evolve as just as communications is. Another Drawback is that a person must have a computer. Right now, only 50% of Americans own personal computers. From this, only 45% of them use the Internet. (PC World) The reason for this is because many feel computers are too expensive. Many Americans cannot afford to purchase their

own computers and this hinders them from communicating on-line. Also users still need certain hardware: a computer, of course, a sound card, speakers and microphones and on top of that, some computer components are not ideal for instant voice communication. However computer companies are now combating these problems. Companies such as Hewlett Packard are teaming up with Internet service providers, like Microsoft and offering computer for free if you sign to receive Microsoft Internet service for a year. The cost of year s membership runs for about $250 a year, which you pay monthly. Also, these new free computers come with all the necessary equipment for on-line communication. So basically you are paying for a very inexpensive computer that is ready for telephony. This will make

on-line communication easier than ever. The ability to communicate with one another has evolved dramatically overtime. From the Pony Express, to the telegraph, to the extraordinary telephone, and now the next step communications, Telephony, communications has evolved to where it gives every person, regardless wealthy or not, the ability to communicate with whomever they want for free. Also the technological advantages will make commutations faster and easier to reach others wherever they may be. This phenomenon will blow telecommunications away. In short, you can kiss your conventional telephone goodbye. Works Cited Telephony, Internet Communication 8/16/00 AHS 8/16/00 Http:// McEvony, Aoife, Internet Telephony PC World 12/00 Pg 45-47 Jones, Henry New Age

Communications Los Angeles Times 1/01/01 Adams, Hubert Throw Your Phone Away Times Magazine 5/99 Pg 60-62