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Porting of Non-Geographic Numbers

Porting of non-geographic numbers is finally a reality. In a General Notice issued by ICASA on the 15th of December 2021, the Chairperson, Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng, announced that the Number Portability Regulations in Government Gazette No. 41949 dated 01 October 2018 will come into effect on 07 March 2022. Mobile and geographic number portability have had a major impact on the consumer. And now, porting of non-geographic numbers will further positively impact the market. Consumers and businesses will now be [...]

Jan 13th, 2022|Latest News|

Your VoIP Service and the Festive Season

Your VoIP service is going to save you a lot of money during the festive season. Using your VoIP service to contact friends and family. Calling internationally can be cheaper than calling them on a local mobile number. (This obviously depends on the destination you’re calling). There are also numerous ways to stay connected to your customers without being tied to an office desk. This means you can relax and unwind with the knowledge that your customers can still get [...]

Dec 3rd, 2021|Latest News|

VoIP Rollout: SEESA, Intelys and Switch

Background Our Client: SEESA (PTY) LTD offers a wide range of consulting services which include Skills Development, BEE Consulting, Labour Law and outsourced HR functions to over 36000 clients nationwide, across multiple industries. SEESA conducts a large portion of their business telephonically and is exceedingly reliant on their communication system. They have a staff complement of over 900 people based in 19 different branches across South Africa. Our Partner: Intelys Technology Africa is a Networking and Security Specialist, offering full-spectrum [...]

Nov 18th, 2021|Latest News|

Telephony deployment simplified with Switch Telecom’s Auto-provisioning system

The demand for cloud telephony services is at an all-time high. VoIP services and Hosted PBX solutions are becoming increasingly popular with small and large enterprises. There is a much lower barrier to entry in comparison to traditional PBX and telephony solutions. VoIP rollouts are usually easier and turnaround times are usually much quicker. Being in the cloud affords hosted PBX telephony solutions the flexibility that a physical telephony solution can't.  Adding and removing extensions is quick and easy. Routine [...]

Oct 6th, 2021|Latest News|

Our VoIP Softphone is Now Available

Switch Telecom has launched its very own browser-based VoIP Softphone. It's compatible with most internet browsers. It was specifically designed for desktop use but can also be used on a mobile phone. The solution is free of charge for all Switch Telecom Hosted Switchboard clients. The VoIP Softphone Features When using the Softphone a user can make and receive calls via the easy-to-use interface. They can put callers on hold and they can also do attended and unattended transfers. Users [...]

Aug 30th, 2021|Latest News|

Is an Onsite FreePBX really Free?

When changing to a VoIP communication solution, companies often consider an onsite PBX. The FreePBX is one of the most popular onsite PBX solutions available. For some companies, the FreePBX seems to tick all the boxes. But are there downfalls? Despite all the bells and whistles, what challenges exist for such implementations? Most companies will adopt the use of the FreePBX because of its open-source license, which is free to obtain and use. There is much appeal as the FreePBX [...]

Aug 12th, 2021|Latest News|

Your VoIP Solution and the END of 2020

Your VoIP solution is going to save you a lot of money during the festive season. Using your VoIP solution to contact friends and family. Calling internationally can be cheaper than calling them on a local mobile number. (This obviously depends on the destination you’re calling). There are also numerous ways to stay connected to your clients without being tied to an office desk. This means you can relax and unwind with the knowledge that your customers can still get [...]

Dec 7th, 2020|Latest News|

Primary Rate ISDN Discontinuing; Reach for a VoIP Solution

With the news of the discontinuation of Telkom's Primary Rate ISDN services, a lot of businesses are having to consider alternative options to ensure the continuation of their telephony services. Let's face it, communication has become an essential lifeline of any business. Bigger businesses have previously used PRI or Primary Rate ISDN services linked to an onsite switchboard. Telkom will no longer offer or support this service as of the 31st December 2020. So now is the time to change. [...]

Oct 29th, 2020|Latest News|

4 Reasons to Switch to a Cloud Based Switchboard (PBX) 

This article was written by Strategic Online Marketing Services As a digital marketing agency, we receive multiple calls daily, which is one of the reasons we look to future proof our business telecoms with a cloud based PBX. Buying and maintaining a traditional switchboard or PBX service is an expensive exercise, and these costs can increase significantly when you include the wiring, equipment, proprietary phones and installation fees. With a cloud based PBX, all you need is a reliable internet [...]

Sep 4th, 2020|Latest News|
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