Free voice calls, movie streaming on Tshwane Wi-Fi network

The City of Tshwane has announced that it will launch a movie streaming service and free voice-over-IP (VoIP) on its free Wi-Fi hotspots during 2015.

Its video on demand (VOD) movie streaming service will be called “Wi-Fi Drive Inn”, and will be available at specific locations around the municipality.

When users of Tshwane’s free Wi-Fi network are within a Drive Inn area, the municipality said they will be able to stream a selection of movies to their devices, including some of the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

Another new service which will be launched on Tshwane’s Wi-Fi network in the coming year is “Wi-Fi Voice”.

This will work with the Tshwane Voice mobile application and allow users on the Wi-Fi network to place calls to one another for free, the municipality said.

News of these new services comes after the organisation responsible for rolling out the network, Project Isizwe, announced that the Tshwane Wi-Fi network would be getting a free VOD service called Wi-Fi TV.

Connect Up Tshwane was the first set of channels to launch on Wi-Fi TV, with Project Isizwe explaining that it was a “bouquet of content produced by young people within the Tshwane communities, about and for the people of Tshwane.”

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