MWEB today (1 August 2012) 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.
The launch of this consumer VoIP service follows the success of the ISP’s existing business 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,” said Carolyn Holgate, General Manager of MWEB Connect.
According to MWEB it 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.
“MWEB Talk is 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,” said 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 which will be HD voice ready and will support multi-extensions.