Twenty six years ago last month, Professor Tim Berners-Lee’s issued a technical paper at a Swiss physics lab called Information Management: A Proposal. The result of that paper presented to CERN was the World Wide Web – a system for publishing information over something called the “Internet.” It finally debuted on August 6, 1991 when the World Wide Web was made a publicly available service. Since then pretty much everything in our daily lives has changed, from the way we gather information, the way we bank, are entertained and perhaps most of all, the way we interact.
The industry that was impacted the most is the one that brings the Internet to each of us, and that is telecommunications. From copper landlines to wireless to satellites, telecom is now responsible for running the world. But what about old school telco like your home phone? The thing that hasn’t changed much in over a century?
The Home Phone Goes Digital
Well, it’s not your grandmother’s home phone anymore. Worldline’s home phone for example includes a bunch of features that the original generation couldn’t conceive of – and unlike any of the original features from Ma Bell – all of ours are free. Things like:
- Worldline to Worldline calls are ALWAYS FREE
- Call Display and Call ID
- Call Forwarding
- Call Transfer
- Call Waiting
- Three-Way Calling
- Visual Call Waiting
- Voice Mail
- 611 Exclusive Technical Support Access
Voicemail to Email
One of the features not mentioned above is a true melding of the classic telco with the digital age, and that is Voicemail to Email. It’s self-explanatory really. Activating this feature allows Worldline customers to have voicemail left on their home phones forwarded to their email inbox. There it is accessible as a sound file that can be played either on a PC computer or mobile device. This means there is no longer a requirement to call home to pick up messages; they are sent as soon as they are left meaning never missing out on those important calls. If you are a Worldline customer, you are invited to activate your Voicemail to Email feature simply by dialing 611 so you never have to miss a call at home again.
As the digital age progresses, more advances are always being added. We look forward to keeping our customers as up to date as possible with this ever-changing technology landscape.