Telephone: A Straight Forward Communication System
Introduction: Modern man enjoys a number of wonderful gifts of science. The telephone is one of them. The word ‘tale’ means ‘distance’ and ‘phone’ means ‘a sound’. Thus ‘telephone’ means a sound heard at a distance. With the digital transformation and the changes in human needs and behavior patterns, technology has become such a vital part of our lives. It is the quickest means of conveying messages from one place to another. It means the system by which verbal news and views are sent from one place to another through an instrument.
The difference from telegraph: It is different from telegraphy. In telegraphy, actual words cannot be sent. Only the sound which stands for the various letters of the alphabet can be sent over the telegraph wires. It is not possible in all languages. The only alphabet of English and other allied subjects have been modified in this system. But it is not the case with the telephone. In the telephone, actual words can be sent. That being so all news irrespective of language can be sent over the telephone.
Invention and working: The telephone was invented in 1867 by one graham bell. The mechanical device of the telephone is very simple. In every telephone set, there is a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter sends the voice of the speaker to the listener. It has, however, come into general use only in recent years. The telephone system depends on electricity for its working. Every telephone machine consists, of two parts the transmitter and receiver. It is into the transmitter that a person wishing to give news speaks and this is telephonic connection are connected by electric wires.
Exchange: In the telephone system, there is a central place which is called the ‘exchange’. The houses of the telephone holders have a connection to this central place. Every telephone holder has a number and the exchange gives a connection to this central place. Every telephone holder has a number and the exchange gives a connection to the subscriber when called to do so. In the automatic telephone system, two ends are at once connected by themselves.
Advantages: An efficient business telephone system streamlines excellent communication between the organization and its customers. The telephone provides for a faster interaction than email, is much more personal, and easy to use. In a world where competition is tough, the relationships you have with your customers provides the competitive edge and creates loyalty. Keeping ahead of your rivals means providing a better customer experience. Having the right tools in place can give your business that extra value.
Usefulness: The telephone is useful to us in many ways. It helps all kinds of people beginning from merchants to doctors and lawyers. The latest information about the price and stock of the commodity in the market can be available through telephone. Traders can regulate the prices of their goods if they have a telephone connection with bigger dealers of the same goods. Merchants and businessmen can make prompt inquiries on any point that may arise in the matter of their business.
Conclusion: Telephones are extremely convenient to exchange information. They save time, energy, and labor of personally going and have any information. They are a big boon in times of emergency. It is said that in times of need, a telephone can literally save a life. Mobiles or landlines are meant to help us. We should not overuse them to count their disadvantages.