Spectranet revives fixed telephony with WiTel
Embattled Fixed Line telephony service has received a boost with the emergence of Spectranet’s WiTel desk phones, an innovative service that will be provided through Voice Over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) technology.
Spectranet with its tagline “Do More”, said the WiTel desk phones, is specially designed to provide both voice and data connectivity, described as the all in one magic box, which is a portable wireless desk phone acting as an Internet modem and a desk phone.
During the demonstration of the product, Chief Technical Officer, Spectranet Limited, Nommy Paul, mentioned that one of the most significant features of the VOLTE-powered Witel desk phone is the distinct high-definition voice call. “The most noticeable benefit consumers will experience with WiTel is an improved voice quality during calls made from Spectranet WITEL Desk Phone to other networks.”
Paul said each WiTel desk phone comes with a dedicated seven-digit landline number unique to its owner, adding that the phone has a host of other features like – Quick dial facility for kids, an Internet connection for up to 10 devices, an inbuilt battery with up to four hours standby time and a Phone book that can store up to 800 contacts.
According to him, WiTel Desk Phones will benefit families with kids and the elderly at home. Asides from providing WiFi connectivity to the entire family, the desk phone will enable them to make calls effortlessly using the Quick Dial facility.
He said the unique landline number will enable small and medium businesses like restaurants, beauty salons, and advertising agencies and traders to publish this number as a permanent number for customers to call. While also using the inbuilt Internet modem to provide Internet connectivity for their staff
Speaking during the launch of WiTel, Chief Executive Officer of Spectranet, Ajay Awasthi, said that the launch of WiTel is a significant step for the company, as the introduction of the product is the first of its kind in the Nigerian market.
“We expect WiTel to enable various businesses to create an identity for themselves with the unique seven (7) digit landline number and help increase customer call-ins.”
He added that WiTel is a must-own and a go-to gadget for families with working parents and younger kids at home. This will help them stay connected to the kids when they are back home from school.
According to him, the combination of voice and data in one device is now the new normal, and this will be of great advantage to subscribers who intend to reduce call and data costs for their homes and businesses.