WSJ writes that VoIP is becoming a way of life:
Just when the rise of email and text-messaging began eroding traditional phoning, voice communication is staging an online comeback — in a variety of unlikely ways.
Facilitated by broadband Internet connections, computer users are talking to each other as they play games, arrange dates and conduct business. All of these activities are available now because advancements in digital technology have made it possible to transfer voice in information packets, just like an email.
With these Internet companies “going down that route, it’s very clear that Internet phoning will be very important,” says Weiyee In, a managing director at New York Global Securities Inc. “It’s inevitable that everything will migrate” to an Internet-based platform, he says, referring to television and phoning, among other applications.