10 Sep 2013
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UFB without contract on offer for schools

By Rebecca Wood

Telecommunications company CallPlus is offering New Zealand schools a zero term contract for ultra-fast broadband (UFB) services when they sign up for unlimited broadband with voice services, until the end of 2013.

The company was one of the first telcos to offer unlimited ultra-fast internet to schools, enabling them to fully harness the learning benefits of the government’s UFB and Rural Broadband initiatives. Now they are also offering schools a no contract term for UFB with voice services.

Kelvin Hussey, CallPlus general manager, believes the company is in a good position to bring more competitive offers to New Zealand schools.

“We are proud to have pioneered unlimited UFB for New Zealand schools and since launching, we have signed up over 200 schools for UFB, bringing them faster internet connectivity and state of the art IP (SIP) voice calling,” he says.

“We enjoy working with the education sector, helping to improve their telecommunications systems and believe schools should be able to take full advantage of UFB without contracts, cost or data caps being an obstacle.”

Schools keen to make the most of this offer from CallPlus can now access UFB without having to sign up to a long term contract.

They can connect to UFB and also carry their voice services over the same connection, doing away with the need for pricey phone lines. Two phone lines are included in the UFB Starter Plan, along with a web domain and hosting and email to SMS, enabling schools to easily keep in touch with parents.

“By using one connection for everything, all of their telco services are consolidated, making for a more affordable and efficient communications system.”

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to education, CallPlus works with Slingshot on the Better Schools programme – an initiative that enables schools not only to reduce their communications costs but to actually raise funds

“Whether the money goes towards new sports gear, IT equipment or some library books, it is all about helping schools and putting money back into educating our young people,” says Hussey.

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