South Africa’s FreshPHONE has introduced a free mobile application it says could replace the traditional home phone.
The app enables customers to manage all their home phone calls seamlessly on their mobile phones, paying only for calls made.
Customers benefit from low-cost calling, locally and internationally, on a pure per-second billing system with no connection fees or minimum costs. On-net calls are free. Calls to any mobile phone will cost R 0. 69, and R 0.39 to any landline, billed per second.
FreshPHONE director John Woollam says FreshPHONE is becoming the preferred option for residential users, it has gained phenomenal traction over the past few months.
The app works on any internet service providers backbone, if a customer decides to change internet service providers, they do not have to change or find a new telephone service provider.
FreshPHONE is a pure prepaid system, curbing the nasty surprise bill at the end of the month. The app also allows customers to keep track of how much they are spending on their calls and they can easily purchase airtime with a MasterCard or Visa Card.
Additionally, FreshPHONE gives customers access to a simple, easy-to-use dashboard that shows them all the information about their telephone system online. Customers enjoy the ease of seeing all their information in one place, they can log onto their system from anywhere at any time and can access real time inbound and outbound itemised call history, a standard FreshPHONE feature.
Woollam says FreshPHONE allows customers to port current geographic telephone numbers at a nominal once-off fee. “No need to change landline numbers when moving home, FreshPHONE is a cloud-hosted service that allows customers to take their number anywhere.”
The app is a self-provisioning solution that enables home users to port their existing GEO- graphic (011/021/031 etc) home phone number or we will give you a free 087 home phone number to be used on your mobile phone anywhere that has good connectivity, he concludes.