Telstra and MS have agreed to provide a PSTN option (finally) from Skype for business online.
The telstra sales spead can be found here – https://www.telstra.com.au/business-enterprise/solutions/collaboration-conferencing/cloud-collaboration/telstra-calling-365
A good rundown of it (with less sales-speak) is available here – http://www.skype4badmin.com/telstra_calling_for_office365_announced/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BlvXSTr%2FARtuirZuPGlYhyA%3D%3D
The author, concentrates on the release, the price point and the basic concept of what it can do.
The big possible downside here is Telstra. Anyone that has ever been unfortunate enough to deal with their multitude of billing departments and their ahem… “support” would have experienced the pain that dealing with Telstra can bring.
As always, it would be very nice if i was completely wrong – and Telstra had its shit completely together, and customers weren’t massively overbilled and the product worked…. all we can do is wait and see.