We owe a lot to Alexander Graham Bell. If it weren’t for him, RingByName wouldn’t be here and we would be writing newspaper editorials about a faster mail delivery service on faster horses. Business communication would be slow, your new office phone would be replaced by a new carrier pigeon, and the history of VoIP would be non-existent. It was a terrible time for business communication indeed.
Where it All Began: A Time Before VoIP
Mr. Bell, a man of impeccable taste with a great beard, decided enough was enough. He wanted to communicate with people far away, instantly.
So, in 1876, when he was at the ripe age of 44 years old, Mr. Bell created what would become the telephone system for centuries to come; and it would be used for business communication, as well as personal use.
Back then, business cards were cheaper to print because the phone numbers were only a few digits long; and it took off. Telephones were used in post offices, railway stations, and government buildings in no time! However, the history of VOIP would not come to light for over a hundred years later.
Traditional Phone Systems Emerge
Little did Alexander Bell know that his great invention would eventually be used for pizza delivery and the weekly calls to relatives that don’t even go very well.
Traditional business phone systems are known as landlines, PSTN, and PBX systems. These are analogue phone systems that represented the new business technology of the 1970’s. They were the standard, and for a long time, there was no alternative phone system that businesses could choose instead. Packet switched networks transferred data from end-to-end.
It was a dreary time, everything was grey, and the internet was still decades away from public use.
And Then, The History of VoIP Begins
By the late 20th century, business communication monopolies were everywhere and the internet was still very primitive.
The internet was not used for business communication until email became widely used. VoIP history is linked to the history of the humble email, and it all began with data patched transfers.
The first VoIP system was invented in 1995 and its popularity grew from there. By the early 2000’s, VoIP was a popular, alternative business phone system.
At first, VoIP was cheaper, but not as reliable or clear. In 2003, Skype entered the VoIP scene and changed the history of VoIP forever. Skype improved connections and quality for all VoIP services and helped popularize VoIP.
These days, modern internet connections have improved, and now VoIP companies can offer better prices and more features than traditional phone services.
In 2006, RingByName took it a step further. We integrated new business communication features into existing VoIP technology and create one-of-a-kind VoIP features like virtual receptionists, EZ Score caller I.D., and advanced CRM systems.
Now, with E-Z Score technology, your sales team can learn about your potential clients before even picking up the phone. EZSCORE helps your sales team cut through all the clutter of today’s business environment. Your team can take on cold-calling confidently with E-ZSCORE in their back pocket. With the various demographic information that e-z Score provides, your team can avoid potential pitfalls and create successful interactions with potential clients. Allow ezScore to make your job easier.
And it all started with Mr. Bell. Innovators like him are rare. Here’s to you Mr. Bell!