What allows users to speak over the Internet?
VOIP software. Examples include:
- Yahoo Messenger
- Google Messenger
- Facebook Chat
VOIP is Voice over internet protocol. There are many free voip service providers you can find while on the internet. However, you have to pay for Internet service provider and the initial equipment to speak through. In addition, it is only free when you are making calls to other VoIP users within the same network.
Apple computers have an available dashboard widget that allows SMS message to be sent over the internet. Users of the dashboard widget type in a message and then for only $.10 the message can be sent anywhere in the world with no extra fees. The SMS widget enables users to type on a regular size keyboard eliminating the need for the small keyboard many users struggle to use on their personal cell phone.
WhatsApp is an application used on Smartphones. This application allows users to communicate with one another. The benefits of WhatsApp are that messages are delivered over an internet connection which means that the user doesn't need to pay for SMS usage. Other benefits include the ability to send multimedia such as audio and pictures. The application works over any internet connection, including both mobile internet connections such as 3G, and home internet connections over WiFi.
GFI FAXmaker makes sending and receiving faxes over the internet through Fax Over IP (FOIP) an efficient, simple and cheaper process and allows users to receive and send faxes directly from their email client. GFI FAXmaker it is a market leading fax server for Exchange Server, Lotus and SMTP/POP3 mail servers.
There are many apps and applications out there which allow people to communicate too each other. For instance we have instant messaging, emails, and there are websites which allow people to text each other through online phone numbers. Then there are ways people can talk face to face such as Facebook's video calling, skype, and SnapChat (mobile phone application).
Without a application, you wont be able to get onto the internet. For example; an Operating System is a application which applications are / can be installed into it. Applications run to allow internet to get through to your computer. Browsers are a addon application which allows different content over the WWW (World Wide Web). Basically, look at it like this. There are many layers of applications which provide you with internet content.
According to many different reliable sources English is "spoken" as a 1st and 2nd language by only 17.65% of the people in the world, however many people can speak English but not read it. The estimated number of people speaking English is 914,398,328, but remember not all of these people can actually really read English. (See Ref. English speaking below) Another factor to consider is that only about 55% to 65% of these have access…
Skype is a online application where you are able to make voice calls over the internet. You may also use skype to video conference with other users. When you make voice calls, if you are contacting a skpe member it is free, and on the other hand when you contact someone who is not a member you will be charged.