Neotel has launched its new cordless home phone to complements its current NeoConnect Lite services. The new phone is available at a once-off device fee of R399 on both the NeoConnect Lite Prepaid and NeoConnect Lite R99 packages.
Users can also get the device subsidized on a R199 per month NeoConnect Lite package which includes free bundled minutes, 200 Neotel-to-Neotel SMSs and free on-net calls during off-peak hours.
The device is essentially a rebranded ZTE WP850 CDMA wireless phone, and supports phone and SMS services. It further boasts speaker phone functionality, has a built-in alarm and calculator, features a 96×96 LCD display and has 32 personalized polyphonic ring tones.
Setup and making calls
The phone is packaged with a headset and charger, and setting it up was very easy. A big advantage is that it simply worked after being plugged in.
Topping up the account was also seamless, and we could immediately start making calls after loading some airtime.
Voice quality was good – as one would expect from a desktop phone – and sending an SMS will also be easy to anyone who has done it before on a mobile phone.
The new Neotel cordless phone simply worked. It is also affordable which should make it attractive to anyone who is looking for an alternative to Telkom’s fixed voice offerings. You will however be advised to check coverage before making the investment.
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