Vox Telecom has launched Vobi, a mobile softphone that allows users to make and receive calls using the Vox Telecom network.
The company said Vobi offers “better rates than those offered by the operators”.
“The real shift is the point where the voice service terminates. People are running voice services over their PCs when they do conference calls,” said Vox.
“For businesses in particular, traffic is moving off of PBXs and onto mobile handsets and mobile penetration is reflecting this shift. In order to remain relevant, we have to follow the traffic and ensure that we pick it up where it terminates.”
The Vobi app is available from the Google Play and Apple App stores, and customers will be prompted to subscribe to a separate rate plan once downloaded.
Once they have done this, voice and video calls can be made “for a fraction of the cost” over the Vox Telecom network.
“Customers can save on their telephony bills by cancelling existing landlines, moving their numbers to Vox, and using Vobi to make and receive all their calls.”
Consumers can choose between two Vobi packages:
- Monthly fee of R25 and R0.41 flat rate per minute calling plan anywhere in SA, including mobile numbers. Low international call cost.
- Uncapped package of R299 per month, with uncapped calls anywhere in SA.