Over the course of centuries, the way we communicate has evolved significantly. Before electrical telecommunications, we relied heavily on written word or non-verbal signals to communicate. With technological advancements, communication has been made easier than ever before. For more details, we’ve created a telecommunications history timeline:
1876 – The First Telephone
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with sound when he discovered he could send voice signals down a telegraph wire. With this discovery, Bell invented the first telephone! In March of 1876, Bell successfully spoke through his telephone to his assistant in another room:
“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
1970’s – Cordless Phones
With a growing need for mobility, the cordless phone was developed in the 1970’s. This new invention became popular, as it provided users more freedom and ease. The FTC later increased the cordless phone’s frequency range to allow for less call interference and an improved caller experience. However, users were still required to remain within a certain distance of the phone’s charging base.
1980’s – Mobile Phones
Researchers began theorizing about mobile phones as early as the 1940’s. However, the mobile phone was not invented until the 1980’s. This product was the Motorola DynaTAC, which was initially designed for commercial use. This portable invention changed the way people did business.
1995 – VoIP
With the introduction of the World Wide Web came VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). VoIP delivers voice communication over the internet. With VoIP, analog signals are converted to digital signals, allowing voice messages to be properly interpreted.
VoIP was originally developed as a way to save on long distance calling fees. In 2020, VoIP is not only more cost-effective than traditional phone systems, but provides businesses everywhere with ease, freedom, and flexibility — VoIP has made remote work possible!
All of these inventions revolutionized telecommunications as we know it, especially VoIP. At Trueway, we offer a wide range of VoIP systems and products. Interested in learning more? Contact us today!