When high-definition voice services were launched in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia, South Africans were told they would have to wait for some time before the service would be made available locally, with large mobile networks stating they were still investigating its commercial viability. Fortunately, it seems as though the rumours were unfounded, as Vox Telecom announces that its Vox Supafone now supports quality HD voice telephony.
“The Vox Supafone leverages our first-tier, voice-prioritised network and supports high-definition (HD) voice calls to bring crystal-clear quality to all who use the system,” says Vox Telecom’s Bradley Gatter, product manager for the Vox Supafone. He explains that on-net calls (Vox-to-Vox subscribers) get the full benefit of HD voice, while off-net calls to another service provider also offers better quality.
The Vox Supafone is a multifunctional cordless phone used for making calls over the Internet. It offers dual mode capabilities, which means one can easily switch between Internet (Vox) and fixed-line calls at the touch of a button. It is also multi-line and six handsets can be registered to the Vox Supafone, allowing three simultaneous calls – two Vox Telecom calls and one fixed-line call. The Vox Supafone offers fantastic savings to both consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses. Its particular attraction to the corporate environment is in multi-branch calling, as on-net calls (Vox-to-Vox) are free 24/7.
Gatter says the phone is easy to install. “All that’s needed to support the service is an ADSL line Internet account, and a modem/router.” He also points out that a PC does not need to be on or even in the vicinity in order to make calls. The Vox Supafone works independently of a PC and there is no need to change infrastructure if the user has an existing ADSL line.
With the advent of HD voice, businesses can now look forward to crystal clear conference calls, improving rapport and ease of communication – but as Gatter says, the quality should speak for itself.