11 June 2007
A merging of our two great modern communication breakthroughs - the Internet and wireless telephony - has produced an intriguing hybrid.
VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) may not hold quite the revolutionary punch as Alexander Graham Bell's original brainstorm. But it's building some good momentum.
VoIP essentially allows you to transmit voice conversations over data lines using Internet protocols. Think of it as a cheap, stick-it-to-the-man long distance plan that operates on your computer rather than a phone.
Then, think again.