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    MWEB looks to launch new mobile VoIP service

    Watch out Telkom, Vodacom and MTN MWEB is growing its product offerings in the voice market, complementing its popular ADSL services

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    mmmm so basiscally what AppChat wants to do...but seems like Mweb might actually get their first due to that court case.
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    MWEB, sticking it to the man - in more ways than one -- NIIICE
    I will use this in conjuction with my FNB Connect / Voice offering.. just to spite Telkom and my mobile provider(s)

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    I am very intrigued by this offering, but I don't want a softphone type application, I would like it to work with a normal VoIP phone, then I can actually get myself a "home phone" again....

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    from the lack of in depth info, i would assume that this is a best effort service as there is no way they can guarantee QOS over the data network.

    but will be fun to test.

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    in that i mean the mobile data network.

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    Don't see how this would be different to Skype, Viber and all the other mobile VoIP services? Having another option doesn't hurt though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicquin View Post
    from the lack of in depth info, i would assume that this is a best effort service as there is no way they can guarantee QOS over the data network.

    but will be fun to test.
    Depends on the codec etc I would think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hoxbig View Post
    Don't see how this would be different to Skype, Viber and all the other mobile VoIP services? Having another option doesn't hurt though.
    Well, the big difference is that you would dial the people's numbers ... not use usernames and stuff. This is how I understand it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocleroux View Post
    Well, the big difference is that you would dial the people's numbers ... not use usernames and stuff. This is how I understand it.
    Viber is the voice equivalent of WhatsApp, so it would use your address book to determine who has the application and calls to them would be free.

    And while Skype only allows free calls to people whose usernames you've added, it allows you to dial any fixed or mobile number as well (at a cost). The question is how much will Mweb's service cost compared to existing applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hoxbig View Post
    Viber is the voice equivalent of WhatsApp, so it would use your address book to determine who has the application and calls to them would be free.

    And while Skype only allows free calls to people whose usernames you've added, it allows you to dial any fixed or mobile number as well (at a cost). The question is how much will Mweb's service cost compared to existing applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocleroux View Post
    Stop back chatting me!!!!
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    lol Mweb woke up this morning and said, scr3w Telkom. Let's kill em
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    Viber are the big boys in the game now for iphone and android, there app for blackberry is due to be released any day now and blackberry phones are pretty common here. It will be difficult to compete with viber then. Viber uses about 240K per minute call, what will mweb voip use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uchoose View Post
    Viber are the big boys in the game now for iphone and android, there app for blackberry is due to be released any day now and blackberry phones are pretty common here. It will be difficult to compete with viber then. Viber uses about 240K per minute call, what will mweb voip use?
    IIRC Viber will not support Voip on Blackberry due to BIS etc.
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