What will those technology geeks come up with next? Hardly a day goes by anymore, that some new and "cool" high tech gadget or service is unveiled. Anyway, one of latest I've come across is something called "email to telephone" and I just wanted to pass along my thoughts on this "potentially" time-saving and innovative tool.
Email to Telephone does pretty much what the name implies. It allows you to send or receive email messages over the phone. More specifically, it allows you to listen to email messages over the phone and it also allows you to send voice messages as email via any type of phone - cell, satellite or land-line.
At first glance, I didn't feel it was something that had a whole bunch of inherit value but the more I looked at it the more my eyes were opened. It's probably not for everyone but then again, in this crazy "to and fro" world, it's another one of those high tech tools that can save us a little more of that most precious and valued resource of all - time.
I've come up with a few reasons why "email to telephone" may be right for you.
Unreliable or Non Existent Internet Access
Internet access isn't always reliable. In many parts of the world and even in some of the less populated areas of the United States internet access isn't always what many of us have come to expect - fast and reliable.
What's nice about "email to telephone" is that you don't need internet access to continue to stay in the communication loop because you can still send and receive email messages via your phone. This technology allows you to continue to monitor all of your messages regardless of where you find yourself.
You can keep monitoring your email even if you find yourself outside of the digital coverage area of your phone, such as deserts or mountains. In areas where you can no longer send text messages you can still listen to your email messages because this technology also works an analog signal.
Curiosity Killed the Cat
If you're anything like me you've become accustomed to staying in the know and now you can. You now have access to your computer's email inbox pretty much anywhere, anyplace, anytime. On the one hand a nice benefit, but by no stretch of the imagination a life saving benefit. However, from a peace of mind or psychology perspective having the type of access that "email to telephone" affords you is hard to put a price on.
Receiving emails by phone is ideal for the busy individual on the run and in today's hectic world - who isn't busy. Between work, errands, the kids and everything else we don't always have the time to sit down in front of our computer - at work or home. But we can always find a little dead time while traveling to check our phone for messages.
Some people need instant alerts. There job requires that they can be contacted at all times. Information Technology (IT) people are perfect example. If a company's website goes down for lengthy period of time, the CEO won't be pleased if the IT manager says, "Sorry, I was out to lunch."
Other people have the misfortune of having to deal with and communicate with high-tech show-offs like myself. For these unfortunate people, who don't necessarily have the same type of passion for 21st century technology "email to telephone" can be one avenue that will allow them to join the modern world.
I've outlined just a few of the advantages of "email to telephone" and hopefully I've opened your mind to the many possibilities this exciting technology has to offer. On the hand, only you can decide if it's right for you but even if you're one of those technology dinosaurs who doesn't easily adapt, this technology may still be for you because it's not only cool but it's also easy to use. Technology… you've got to love it!
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