Canadian carrier, SaskTel, has announced they will discontinue their VoIP service WebCall. WebCall was operated by Navigata, a SaskTel subsidiary, and has been in operation for five years, but had only amassed about 400 subscribers. WebCall is a bring your own broadband (BYOB) VoIP service, similar to Vonage. SaskTel follows the lead of other incumbent carriers who are abandoning their BYOB VoIP services, including AT&T and Verizon. VoIP for traditional carriers is evolving into a traditional phone replacement service which is more closely tied to broadband and premium brands like FiOS and U-Verse, rather than a value play to save money. Webcall ceased operations on March 1.
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