I think this new service by Bayantel has been around since middle of last year. I only got wind of it when a pamphlet was dropped in my mail box the other day. Basically, Bayantel Span is a landline phone that works like a mobile phone.
Here are the basic features:
- Unlimited local calls from: (1) Bayantel Span to any landline (2) Any landline to Bayantel Span (3) Bayantel Span to Bayantel Span
- Free unlimited text messanging from Bayantel Span to Bayantel Span within your locality
- Wireless phone has wider area of coverage than regular cordless phone.
Available units are the Huawei ETS2556 (Php4,200) & and ZTE WP960BD (Php 2,200). The mobile phones are sold separately: ZTEx185 (Php2,800), Nokia 2125 (Php4,600) and the Nokia 6235 (Php8,600). Monthly service fee for Bayantel Span is Php749.
I don’t see any unique or great value for this service except that it’s wireless. Even the unlimited features are only restricted to it’s own network (worse, own locality?). It just looks like a glorified cordless phone to me (which btw, you can get for less than Php1,000 and attach to your existing line).