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VoIP Phone active during load shedding

Keep your business phones ringing during load-shedding.

Your phone system stays up when the power goes down. Voys has international servers located at first-class datacentres with emergency power supplies in place. Stay connected without interruptions during load-shedding.

Always on

Because the Voys Hosted PBX is cloud-based, it is not affected by load-shedding. If a server goes offline, a server in another geographic location seamlessly takes over.

Call forwarding

No power, no problem! Automatically redirect calls to a cell phone number, another landline number, your Mobile app, or your Webphone during load-shedding.

Complete control

Manage your own phone system from anywhere at any time with our user-friendly self-service web portal. Should you need assistance, our skilled technicians are just a phone call away.

Automatic rerouting during load-shedding

How does it work?

You are fully in control of how your calls are routed during load-shedding. The system is entirely flexible to integrate with the calling devices you have available. There is no one-size-fits-all setup to serve every scenario. Some offices might have a UPS in place to power some devices, and other offices might not.

The system is optimised to automatically detect the availability of each device and then route your calls accordingly. You can even route calls to a colleague in another city or country.

Phone system for modern business

Always ON

Whether it’s load-shedding, or you are traveling, your business lines are always reachable. Enjoy excellent support with fixed user costs and free national calls. Cancel anytime. The power is in your hands.

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VoIP and load-shedding

Like the shrill shriek of Hadedas in the morning, load-shedding is an unwelcome intrusion that isn’t going away anytime soon. However Voys’ peerless VoIP platform, aptly named Freedom, ensures that Eskom’s blithering doesn’t bliksem your business.

It’s hard to look on the bright side of life when the lights keep going off. But we South Africans are a resilient and resourceful lot. When life gives us lemons, we make lemonade. When life refuses to give us electrons, we switch to VoIP to keep the phones ringing.

Freedom, the Voys Hosted PBX, relieves your business from much of the grief brought on by Eishkom. We keep your phone system up when the power goes down.

Even if you’re not investing in UPS’s and inverters, being without electricity or access to the internet doesn’t mean business has to grind to a halt. A normal phone system flatlines as soon as the power goes out. But, because the Voys Hosted PBX is cloud-based, it’s not affected by load-shedding. All our servers are in data centres with emergency power supply: should one go offline, a server in another geographic location seamlessly takes over.

If your office is struck by a power failure or loss of internet connection, your Voys PBX stays online and you won’t miss a single call. Your business’ welcome message and auto attendant (IVR) always remain active. You determine, in your dialplan, how inbound calls are routed according to your specific requirements. Calls are automatically routed according to the devices available on your network. Typically, these devices include – but are not limited to – deskphonesmobile phones and computers.

The system detects which devices are available and routes calls according to your preference. If a call is not answered, the system moves to the next available device in the queue, be it in SA or abroad. The system keeps trying until the call is answered by you or a colleague. In the highly unlikely case that all your devices are without internet, calls can be forwarded to your cellphone or any other fixed line destination. If the call still remains unanswered, it will eventually hit voicemail. Voicemails recorded by customers are sent directly to your email inbox.

Similarly, outbound office calls can be made from desk phones, softphones (e.g. the Voys 4G App for mobile and Webphone for computers). The Voys softphone app sends out the caller ID of your business just like it would if you were calling from a deskphone: as far as your customers are concerned, it’s simply business as usual.


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Load-shedding is no problem

Never miss a call!

We keep your phone system up when the power goes down. With Voys boasting over 10,000 delighted business customers, you are in the best of company.

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