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VoIP Call Costs

This following table lists a comparative pricing schedule with Telkom. Note that ULS has no concept of minimum call charges, and also bills purely per-second, except for premium (086) numbers, where we have to match Telkom one to one.

Comparative Call Cost table
TypeULS rateTelkom rateTelkom Min Charge
ex VATincl VATex VATincl VATex VATincl VAT
On-netFreeFreen/an/an/an/a
Localn/an/aR 0.36R 0.41R 0.57R 0.65
NationalR 0.42R 0.48R 0.57R 0.65R 0.57R 0.65
VodacomR 0.88R 1.00R 1.29R 1.47R 1.29R 1.47
MTNR 0.88R 1.00R 1.29R 1.47R 1.29R 1.47
Cell-CR 1.01R 1.15R 1.29R 1.47R 1.29R 1.47
8-ta (Telkom Mobile)R 1.07R 1.22R 1.29R 1.47R 1.29R 1.47
Comparative Call Cost table
TypeULS rate
ex VATincl VAT
On-netFreeFree
Localn/an/a
NationalR 0.42R 0.48
VodacomR 0.88R 1.00
MTNR 0.88R 1.00
Cell-CR 1.01R 1.15
8-ta (Telkom Mobile)R 1.07R 1.22

Comparative Call Cost table
TypeTelkom rate
ex VATincl VAT
On-netn/an/a
LocalR 0.36R 0.41
NationalR 0.57R 0.65
VodacomR 1.29R 1.47
MTNR 1.29R 1.47
Cell-CR 1.29R 1.47
8-ta (Telkom Mobile)R 1.29R 1.47

Comparative Call Cost table
TypeTelkom Min Charge
ex VATincl VAT
On-netn/an/a
LocalR 0.57R 0.65
NationalR 0.57R 0.65
VodacomR 1.29R 1.47
MTNR 1.29R 1.47
Cell-CR 1.29R 1.47
8-ta (Telkom Mobile)R 1.29R 1.47

Notes:

  1. Telkom charges cellular calls at 30 second increments, so if your call is 61 seconds in duration, you pay for 90.
  2. The concept of "local" calls doesn't apply to VoIP, instead we refer to on-net and off-net like the cellular providers.
  3. Note that the 086 range of numbers is priced exactly the same as Telkom.
  4. There are a range of number collectively known as the VANs range. This is priced specifically on a per-allocated range basis.
  5. We also offer a slightly higher quality, more robust option on cellular, unfortunately it is also priced higher at R 1.25 excluding VAT (still per second billing though).
  6. Our statistics shows that the average call duration is slightly over 70 seconds.