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VoIP Phones Cause Collapse of Home Unit Sales

Filed under: Cordless Phones
Jenny @ December 12, 2007 | 7:54 am

Gone are the days of old wired home telephones. The old-fashioned, simple wired units that allowed users to do either of only two things: make or take calls. With the helpful introduction of cordless phones, more and more tech adepts are leaving behind their wired telephone systems for cordless ones. And mobility was only one of the issues. As cordless phones began to inundate the market, consumers began to look for more than mobility in their telephone systems. Better range, more features and improved performance were among them.

Hence, the development and subsequent release of a number of digital telephones designed over the years to cater to people with varying communication needs. Cordless phones with sturdy builds such as the Siemens Gigaset E455 for instance are ideal as home phones. The cordless phone from Siemens, for one, sports rubberized edges that reduce the amount of amount of impact so no worries if users accidentally lose their hold on the handset. Users are assured that the unit remains operational even after a few tumbles. And because there are rubberized edges, chances of dings and dents appearing as a result of sudden encounters with the floor are next to nil.

The cordless phone adds another little something to this list of goodies with its water-resistant feature. So for households with curious little tykes, families won’t have to worry their heads over the idea of little fingers splashing water all over the house, including over the family’s cordless phone handset and causing said cordless phone to go on the fizz.

Then there are cordless phones like the Philips VoIP841. A cordless Skype phone, this DECT phone from Philips is one of the most notable consumer electronics on the market—if not precisely the one—if it’s a matter of finding the ideal Skype phone. Packing along features such as SkypeIn as well as SkypeOut, users are able to get in touch with contacts, whether they live in the neighboring state or over in the next continent at a cost that’s considerably lower than what traditional telecoms charge. Of course, whenever Skype is mentioned, there’s no getting around the fact that the main draw of any consumer gadget equipped with Skype features is the promise of free calls. Skype-to-Skype makes this possible since it allows fellow Skypers to call each other up in a jiff—free of any cost. Tremendous improvement indeed over telephones that work via PSTN well known for long-distance calls that cost as much as a healthy human leg and lung.

To be continued

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