25 January 2022, Tongatapu, Tonga: WanTok Tonga Network connections have been restored, this means that WanTok Mobile App users can now contact family and friends back in Tonga. Late on Monday evening, WanTok was able to restore network connectivity. Now WanTok Mobile App users can Call / SMS family and friends in Tonga through the WanTok Mobile App.
WanTok Tonga Network is UP now
Speaking from WanTok Tonga’s Headquarters today, Country Manager Mr. Dennis Fuapau commented:
He continued, “To get to this point, there has been incredible support from partners like Spark NZ, Intelsat, the MEIDECC Office, Digicel and TCC, WanTok Pacific and the WanTok Team in Vanuatu. We are so thankful and grateful for their help. Added to this the WanTok Tonga Network Team have gone above and beyond to ensure that this connectivity could be established. We do ask that those using the services keep contacts short so that more people are able to check in with family here in Tonga. Currently the connectivity is via satellite and bandwidth is limited, until the undersea cable is restored.”
The WanTok Mobile App can be downloaded from the Google Play or App Store and used to call and SMS all mobile networks in Tonga.
In addition, WanTok Tonga has reduced the money transfer fees for those needing to send money home from New Zealand or Australia. Money Transfers from New Zealand cost $2 and $1 from Australia. Furthermore, there are zero withdrawal fees. Money remittances with WanTok Money have been up and operational since Thursday 20th from the WanTok Office, at PTH in Tongatapu.
WanTok Money transfers are securely facilitated via Klickex Pacific and arrive quickly in Tonga.
“Currently we are asking those sending money to be mindful of strong banking restrictions on-island, favouring small transactions. No delays are anticipated, and WanTok staff will contact all recipients to assist with cash collections from the PTH Office in Tongatapu” said Mr. Fuapau.
Launched in 2020, WanTok Money provides a network neutral approach, meaning that all mobile networks in the Kingdom of Tonga can receive money transfers using the service. For more information visit: www.wantokmoney.com
ABOUT WANTOK PACIFIC CORPORATION (WPC):
Headquartered in Port Vila, Vanuatu, WanTok is an MVNO across the South Pacific region.
The WanTok system or ‘wantokism’ is derived from the Solomons Pijin term for ‘one talk’, meaning from the same language, and implies giving preference to kin in the expectation of a series of reciprocal obligations being fulfilled.
We provide mobile and banking solutions that are second to none, along with wireless broadband capacity, reliable cloud hosting services, and managed network services in both Vanuatu and the Kingdom of Tonga. WanTok is continually working to stay ahead of the curve, enlisting advanced technologies to fully serve its customer base’s primary use communication service requirements.
With WanTok Mobile and WanTok Money, we offer customers the ability to have free calls and messages to other WanTok Mobile users (on the network), and low-cost calls and SMS to non-WanTok Mobile users. WanTok Mobile combines the functionalities of a traditional messenger or chat app with so many more features. This allows the customer to access anyone, anywhere around the world and is all wrapped up in one simple and easy-to-use app. In addition, the WanTok Money facility offers customers a low-cost, easy-to-use solution and is one of the fastest payment systems in the Pacific.
Our key goal with WanTok Money is to economically modernise cash payments and distributions, to increase financial inclusion in the Pacific region.
Everything we do is about connecting people – online, by mobile or through transferring money. WanTok connects you to the people you care about – friends, family, or business partners, through the dialect of the modern digital world.