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Smartphone shake-up in SA from Neotel

06 March, 2013
Staff Writer, MyBroadband
March 6, 2013

Neotel has launched the HTC Desire VC on its network, an Android smartphone that runs on both its CDMA network and has space for a SIM from a GSM mobile operator.

Billing the offer as a “mobile smart landline”, Neotel was very careful about the semantics of the offering.

This is likely due to the fact that as a fixed wireless operator Neotel can take advantage of far lower termination rates than mobile operators like Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and 8ta.

Neotel highlights this as one of the value propositions of their service, saying that NeoSmart “leverages both Neotel’s cost effective landline rates and newly launched FreeCallZone”.

FreeCallZone lets subscribers set up a “FreeTalkZone” for a fixed monthly fee (R49) that allows Neotel users in that zone call each other for free.

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