Northern Telecom has introduced a feature that enables computer users to initiate real-time voice connections with businesses by simply clicking a button on the companies' Web pages.

Internet Voice Button is part of a push by Nortel to unify voice and data network infrastructures. The feature lets a Web surfer talk to a real person at a business by placing a call over a second phone line or a commonly available "Voice-over-IP" application that carries phone calls over the Internet.

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