GOLD Coast-based telecommunications company Powertec has announced the development of a new cellular diverter it claims will save users between 50% and 80% off their regular landline and mobile telephone accounts.
Powertec managing director Ray Smith says the new diverter revolutionises the manner in which small and/or home business operators are charged for landline calls diverted to mobiles.
"At present whenever a home or office telephone call is diverted to a mobile phone the owner pays charges for the diversion, in conjunction with the caller paying costs as well.
"The new Powertec CellularDiverter turns that landline component into a mobile call, so users can then benefit from special mobile-to-mobile rates," he said.
"This means a 10 minute diverted call, which would normally cost up to $2.50, will now only cost 20 cents.
"Any business making calls to mobiles or receiving calls from their own mobiles can take advantage of the new cost saving system even when they do not use the diverter," he said.
Mr Smith said the new diverter was the result of more than two years of research and development.
Powertec is offering to loan the system to approved customers at no cost to prove that the technology is beneficial in saving on phone bills for small business and home users.