This is Worldlink’s pitch for a VOIP solution -“World Call” that it launched time ago.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw the hoarding board on a rooftop in New baneswor,
– “What a crappy piece of advertisement!”
The slogan “The feel of BEING LEGAL! Be legal. Be safe.” almost feels like the advertisement is targeted for an audience of immigrant aliens :D. On the contrary, the model with her relieved expression and arms wide open against the scenic setting, fits the setting for ads for sanitary napkins! Please, excuse my awry sense of humour!
Making calls over VOIP is illegal in Nepal and in a number of countries (because you skim off the cash that the national carrier gets). Nonetheless, communication stalls/cyber cafés all over Kathmandu, brandish their wares – fliers citing dirt cheap call rates to America, Australia, India, Iraq and you name where countries. The likelihood of them getting incarcerated for doing so – NULL so far! And the likelihood of someone becoming illegal for using such a service – NULLER (nonexistent is probably a better choice of words)!
On the plus side, WORLDCALL provides the same VOIP service accessible from your laptop/desktop at home/office payable in local currency unlike other VOIP solutions like Skype, VOIPCHEAP, Yahoo!Voice and numerous others that require you to have a Paypal account or a credit card. The rates are a steal compared to NTC’s high ISD rates and are comparable to any VOIP solution available.
I’d probably check out WORLD CALL soon enough, but I still think they are better off redoing the ad.