Businesses ready and waiting to switch from Telkom

Hanno Labuschagne

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Businesses ready and waiting to switch from Telkom

South African companies that have used Telkom numbers for years are waiting for the opportunity to switch to better, non-Telkom alternatives.

This is according to the Internet Service Providers’ Association, which noted that the recent withdrawal of Cell C’s High Court opens up the opportunity to fully implement number portability.

Mobile number portability was implemented in South Africa in 2006, allowing consumers to switch mobile operators and keep their mobile numbers.
 

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However, it remains impossible to port non-geographic numbers such as those used for toll-free, shared-cost, premium rate, and general voice services.
Confused.

Many people have ported regular (general) POTS voice numbers from Telkom to VoIP.

Is this now for toll-free, shared-cost, premium rate?
Is this to allow porting POTS land lines to cellular?

What's changing?
 
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