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MWEB launches new VoIP solution

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Leading Internet service provider, MWEB, has launched its new Voice over IP (VoIP) offering to South African consumers. The service, MWEB Talk, will offer users’ free on network calls to fellow MWEB Talk users and cheap calls to landline and mobile phone numbers. This follows the success and demand of the ISP’s existing VoIP products in recent months.
“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, GM of MWEB Connect, the ISP’s Consumer and Small Office/ Home Office Division.
MWEB has made significant investments in its infrastructure and VoIP has been prioritised on its network to ensure performance and stability of the MWEB Talk service for both businesses and consumers.
“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.
With no subscription fee, existing MWEB customers can log into their MWEB account, register for the service and download the application for PC and Mac as well as mobile applications that turn an iPhone, Android and Nokia smartphone into a VoIP phone. Customers will also be able to purchase a Desktop VoIP Handset for R99.00 which will be HD voice ready and will support multi-extensions.
“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,” concludes Holgate.