If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: Telkom goes all-in on VoIP

16 August 2019

Telecoms

You know legacy circuit-switched voice is living on borrowed time when the granddaddy of the technology in South Africa, Telkom, announces it’s wholeheartedly embracing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

The telecommunications operator said on Tuesday that it is introducing new VoIP plans for business customers, offering up to 10 lines together unlimited calls to both fixed and mobile numbers for a fixed monthly fee.

Telkom said the new calling plans, which are “crafted” for its PBX customers, are “competitively priced and customers will see immediate savings on their calling usage”.

The company has launched a VoIP voice plan, offering calls at 30c/minute to Telkom fixed and mobile numbers (no matter the distance), 50c/minute for calls to other mobile and fixed operators and — significantly — free on-net VoIP calls (see table below). See the table and read the article on TechCentral here.