At Faircom, we are committed to connectivity. Constant changes in communication technology mean that we are always on the cutting edge of innovation. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is the latest in telephonic technology. It allows for phone calls to be made over the internet instead of traditional phone lines, i.e. Telkom copper network landlines. In this blog, we will explore what VoIP is and why you might need it.
What is VoIP?
VoIP is a technology that converts analog voice signals into digital data that can be transmitted over the internet. This means that instead of using traditional phone lines to make phone calls, you use the internet to connect to a VoIP provider, like Faircom, who then routes your call to its destination. VoIP is a versatile and cost-effective communication solution.
What is happening with traditional phone lines? Do I need VoIP?
Telkom has taken a decision to discontinue its copper line network affecting traditional phone lines. Many businesses and individuals are looking towards Voice over Internet Protocol as a viable and cost-effective alternative.
If I switch to VoIP, will I lose my Telkom number?
If you sign up for Faircom’s VoIP services, we can facilitate the porting of your Telkom number to our network so that you don’t have to change your number, saving you time and energy not having to update your contact information.
How much does VoIP cost?
Affordable pricing plans, like Faircom’s, can save you money on your monthly phone bills. Our VoIP pricing starts from just R89 per month to call landline and mobile network numbers (All Mobile Networks: 90c ex. VAT per minute | Landline local and national: 40c ex. VAT per minute).
Faircom uses Yealink phones for their VoIP solutions due to their quality and reliability.
Wired Yealink T31P
Pricing: R1050 inc. VAT once-off or R100 inc. VAT per month for 12 months.Features: headset port, wall mountable, dimensions: 159mm x 173.3mm
Wireless Yealink W73P IP Dect Phone Combo
Pricing: R2300 inc. VAT once-off or R200 inc. VAT per month for 12 months.
Features: colour screen with intuitive user interface, up to 18-hour talk time, up to 200 hours standby time, quick-charging: 10min charge time for 2-hours talk time, the charger is wall mountable.
Pricing is based on stock availability. If prices change for any reason, we will advise accordingly upon inquiry.
The discontinuation of Telkom’s copper line network means businesses and individuals need to find alternative communication solutions. VoIP is a cost-effective, scalable, and reliable communication solution that can help individuals and businesses stay connected. If you are looking to move away from costly traditional phone line operations, VoIP is the solution.