MWEB launches new Voice over IP service
MWEB is launching MWEB Talk, a new Voice over IP (VoIP) service that gives users the ability to talk to each other for free, and make cheap calls to landline and cellphone numbers.
“We have seen a noticeable transformation in users’ Internet behaviour with consumers wanting services that complement their ADSL connectivity solution. We have seen phenomenal growth and by the end of the year will deliver over 100 million minutes on our VoIP platform,” says Carolyn Holgate, General Manager of MWEB Connect, the ISP’s Consumer and Small Office/ Home Office Division.
“In addition to the high quality of the service, MWEB Talk is also simple to set-up and users’ should experience a significant reduction in their telephone bills. By implementing a VoIP service consumers and small businesses can cut their monthly telecommunication bills by up to 55% to landline and mobile numbers,” says Holgate.
Users will also be able to create sub-accounts that have their own numbers.
The service is free to existing MWEB members, but requires registering for it and downloading an app. The app works on PCs and Macs, as well as on mobile platforms including iPhones, Androids and Nokia smartphones. MWEB is offering HD voice ready desktop VoIP Handsets for R99.
“We believe that VoIP is the future of telephony in South Africa and we are extremely excited to see the consumer market shift into the VoIP space,” said Holgate.