Telkom launches unlimited voice plans for small businesses

Telkom, SA’s leading telecommunications company, has launched a new offering catering to small business owners. The newly launched Unlimited Voice Plan assists small business owners save up to a reported 30% on unlimited voice calls. 

Telkom is committed to supporting small business in SA

Dumisani Bengu, Chief Commercial Officer at Telkom Business explains that the new offering aims to provide a much-needed lifeline to local small businesses.

“Through the unlimited voice calls product, we are subsidising the Small & Medium Business customers who have been severely affected by Covid-19. It is aimed at helping small businesses to get back up on their feet by reducing their operational costs. Voice calling is a critical inout into an SME’s business operation. The price point is set at R199, which we believe many small businesses will be able to afford in order to gain access to unlimited voice calls every month,” he adds.

Small businesses are a significant contributor to the country’s economy, accounting for 22% of the formal business sector turnover. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a great toll on small businesses across South Africa. Many business owners have had to close business or cut costs, including their communication costs, hindering business continuity.

As key contributors to the local economy, small businesses play a pivotal role in fostering job creation and economic growth as reports indicate that small businesses account for 22% of the formal business sector in the country. 

Telkom is committed to supporting local small businesses with its new product offering by offering affordable communication costs for small business owners. 

The offer is available to current Telkom customers and even small business owners who were previous Telkom customers and had to cancel their subscriptions due to unforeseen circumstances. 

The limited offer will be available until July 2021 and will enable small business owners to have an unlimited voice call plan for R199 per month. This cost includes monthly line rentals as well as usage, saving the average customer about 30% of their average rental and usage costs.

“This plan will have an impact on the affordability of running a small business, meaning the business owners can then channel their savings to keep their business running during these challenging times. It will help small business owners to grow their business and improve communication with suppliers and customers,” Bengu concludes.

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