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Amazing Service Guarantee
Simply put, Nextiva is the most powerful system we've come across. Along with one of the most knowledgable and comprehensive support teams in the industry, Nextiva's award-winning Office Pro is aggressively priced at $19.95/mo/user, and comes with over 40 robust calling features catering to any size business. With no startup fees, and their 30 day money back guarantee, Nextiva is a must try!
$19.95 Free
4.6
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Cloud Powered Business Phone System
Complete, all-inclusive cloud PBX solution w/ a ton of flexibility and features. Faxes and calls may be uniquely launched and managed from your desktop. User interface requires some getting accustomed to; pricing tier discounts geared towards multiple users.
$19.99 Free
4.3
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MiCloud: 3 Months Free + Free Setup
Mitel keeps their ear to the ground when it comes to customer needs and business communication solutions. They constantly run focus groups and monitor social media to better understand what their clients want. Although they are well known for developing their own hardware, Mitel has begun to focus on BYOD and also browser-based platforms. By keeping their software OS-agnostic, they have expanded their potential customer base. Mitel has over 60 million users worldwide.
$19.99 Free
4.4
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Award-winning Business VoIP Experts
Constantly improving & updating their phone service for the better - one of the most feature-rich and innovative no contract VoIP companies. Tech support are attentative, professional, and thorough. Essentially limitless in scalability - system admins need to be vigilant with regard to incurring high monthly costs due to pricey yet attractive add-ons.
$19.99 Free
4.0
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Recognized Leader by Gartner & Forbes
Deep feature set that's only getting deeper, in a phone system that's easy to both manage and maintain. Virtual Office Pro integrates fax, conferencing, voice, and chat incredibly well. 8x8's mobile apps are equally polished and robust versions of the desktop offering.
$19.99 Free
4.3
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Featured Residential VoIP Reviews

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All-inclusive Premiere Features
An all-inclusive affordable service that is tailored to your specific needs. Includes all their VoIP features with any plan. Not the lowest price out there, but comes extremely highly rated by their customers for their amazing service and levels of support.
$8.97 Free
4.9
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Unlimited Calls + HUGE Savings
Subscription with two-year commitment equals huge value with unlimited calling to US/Canada. Customer support is limited to weekdays, 9-6 CT and there is a lack of softphone support. Up front payment is required for promotion w/ 30-Day MBG is included.
$8.33 Free
4.4
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Risk-Free Guarantee
2-yr subscription at a promotional pricing requires full pre-payment. Includes expansive features, allotted international minutes, & unlimited calls in US and Canada. Service can be used with existing phone - provides free VoIP adapter. Extensive US based support includes live chat, email and live support; reps are only available 8am-4pm PST M-F. Number porting and/or new numbers are available. Comes w/ 30 day money back guarantee.
$6.99 Free
3.8
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How Our Editors Rank and Review VoIP Providers...

How Our Editors Rank and Review VoIP Providers

Our extensive reviews and rankings are composed of 6 main factors: About our VoIP Reviews

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    Product Quality

    How good or bad is the performance quality of the service/product offered? Are there any discrepancies such as echo, delay, etc.? If so how prominent were they, and how long were they affective?

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    Refund Policy

    Does the service provider offer a money back guarantee? If so, what is it? Potential customers should be able to trial a services and get a full refund if they are not satisfied.

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    Setup Process

    How much effort did it take to get up and fully running? Assistance from the provider or manufacturer Needed? If so why?  What are the provider's commonly known setup issues?

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    Pricing

    Details pricing options and points, as well as early termination fees, equipment charges, flexibility of pricing, monthly charges, etc. Represent the cumulative cost value of service with this provider.

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    Customer Experience

    Encapsulates users interactions with the company's support department. Includes tech support, sales, email correspondence, navigation of user portal, and overall experiences with the service and provider’s customer-centric resources. Details feedback on live reps - were they knowledgeable, was there long wait times, etc.

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    Service Reliability

    Cover factors that affect the availability of the service including, outages, disaster redundancies, uptime, tech support availability and more. Users should note the affects of the provider’s scheduled downtime - i.e. how long was it down, maintenance, updates, etc.

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    Uptime Guarantee

    What is the service provider's guaranteed uptime? Do they deliver what they promise?

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    Features

    Outlines the features offered and included, as well as hands-on experiences of them. Includes exclusive offerings, add-on features, scalability/flexibility of these features. Also accounts for quality, availability, and pricing of these features.

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Our Tips For Buyers...

VoIP offers different solutions designed to fit various needs. With that, there are hosted VoIP solutions, in which a provider delivers and manages service(s) to you, and on-site solutions which require you to supply, manage, and maintain the necessary hardware. Both solutions dictate different levels of user involvement - as both solutions work differently to provide the same end result service. Though both options allow you to handle the basic functionality of the selected system, more advanced options are also readily available via user control panels.

Equipment and network quality can greatly impact the quality of calls; therefore, you want to be sure that you have chosen the best option, and have all the necessary equipment. As households and businesses vary in size and need, so do the equipment requirements. VoIP requires a sufficient broadband connection with bandwidth. (Note: the amount of bandwidth needed is determined by the amount of simultaneous users) Also users should be sure their internal network is fit to handle all the data (use our speed test tool to determine). Additionally, you should be sure your phones can support Voice over IP transmitting. In doing this, users will need SIP ready phones, or for non IP phones you will need a analog telephone adapter.

While VoIP offers tremendous cost efficiency in comparison to landlines, you should be aware that cost savings is relative to your calling needs. Installation and equipment fees are relative to the selected setting and system. Additionally, all startup and operating costs are determined based on the vendor and plan selected. In regards to calling plans, many services have additional fees for add-on features as well as international calling. VoIP calling is typically unlimited within the US and Canada; however, many times connecting to special lines or mobile phones can incur extra charges. Users should determine their needs before seeking out a vendor. Aside from need, users’ infrastructure also plays a large part in determining the overall cost efficiency of switching to this solution. If you will require an elaborate solution, costs will typically reflect this.

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VoIPo - DON T GO WITH VOIPO!!!

DON T GO WITH VOIPO!!!

BEWARE ! This company is a scam. Once they have your credit card number, they tell you they are sending out the equipment. They never do, and tell you that since it is lost, you must pay for new equipment to be sent out, even though you don t have it. They give you a hard time about refunds, and when they finally do, they give you half of your money back. This company is a TOTAL SCAM. I have found out from several other people now, that they have had the same problem. Don t give these people your credit card number, you will be sorry!!!

JohnApril 15, 2015

DON T GO WITH VOIPO!!!

BEWARE ! This company is a scam. Once they have your credit card number, they tell you they are sending out the equipment. They never do, and tell you that since it is lost, you must pay for new equipment to be sent out, even though you don t have it. They give you a hard time about refunds, and when they finally do, they give you half of your money back. This company is a TOTAL SCAM. I have found out from several other people now, that they have had the same problem. Don t give these people your credit card number, you will be sorry!!!

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0.9

RingCentral - We've continually enjoyed excellent...

We've continually enjoyed excellent service and price from Ring Central for many years. Would always recommend them highly...at every opportunity.
KrystynaApril 01, 2015
We've continually enjoyed excellent service and price from Ring Central for many years. Would always recommend them highly...at every opportunity.
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5.0

Mitel - Customer support agent was very...

Customer support agent was very professional, polite, patient and has overall very good knowledge of the system they sold us. He was able to provide answers to all the questions that I had. Great work.

RomanMarch 26, 2015

Customer support agent was very professional, polite, patient and has overall very good knowledge of the system they sold us. He was able to provide answers to all the questions that I had. Great work.

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4.6

Vonage Business Solutions - The savvy sales person for Vonage forgot...

The savvy sales person for Vonage forgot to mention that we would need an additional router. Then it took the assistance of 3 or 4 technical support persons (all VERY friendly) before being informed that voice over ip would never work with our current download/upload speeds. Trouble is, we were told by the sales person that it would work. He didn't bother to run a simple test to see if it would work. We spent countless hours and a lot of money trying to get a system working that was incapable of working from the start. It never worked from the beginning. Dropped calls. Static on most calls. Calls mysteriously transferring to other lines. Phantom inbound calls. The list goes on. Vonage may be a great fit for you, but find out if you connection speeds will be enough to make it work before you sign up.

JerryMarch 24, 2015

The savvy sales person for Vonage forgot to mention that we would need an additional router. Then it took the assistance of 3 or 4 technical support persons (all VERY friendly) before being informed that voice over ip would never work with our current download/upload speeds. Trouble is, we were told by the sales person that it would work. He didn't bother to run a simple test to see if it would work. We spent countless hours and a lot of money trying to get a system working that was incapable of working from the start. It never worked from the beginning. Dropped calls. Static on most calls. Calls mysteriously transferring to other lines. Phantom inbound calls. The list goes on. Vonage may be a great fit for you, but find out if you connection speeds will be enough to make it work before you sign up.

Pros: Friendly customer support
Cons: Sales dept will sell you even if Voip is not right for you
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2.3

8x8 Inc. - After being with 2 other...

After being with 2 other VoIP carriers, 8x8 has restored my confidence in cutting landlines. Previous providers boasted more features at a better price, but 8x8 came to the rescue when our previous company suddenly went out of business. Extremely knowledge customer service, helped us simply the overwhelming installation process.

JanMarch 03, 2015

After being with 2 other VoIP carriers, 8x8 has restored my confidence in cutting landlines. Previous providers boasted more features at a better price, but 8x8 came to the rescue when our previous company suddenly went out of business. Extremely knowledge customer service, helped us simply the overwhelming installation process.

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4.3

RingCentral - Installation took me less than...

Installation took me less than 2 minutes - hooked up the power - hooked up the phone line and Ethernet and I was on line. One of the best features is call-blocking - my business receives no more irritating calls. I would recommend RingCentral to anybody who wants a good deal and great product.

RickMarch 01, 2015

Installation took me less than 2 minutes - hooked up the power - hooked up the phone line and Ethernet and I was on line. One of the best features is call-blocking - my business receives no more irritating calls. I would recommend RingCentral to anybody who wants a good deal and great product.

Pros: Price - Quality of service - EZ set-up - Call blocking
Cons: None.
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5.0

eVoice - Not impressed...

Not impressed. Nothing special

RobinFebruary 20, 2015

Not impressed. Nothing special

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3.0

Grasshopper - The system offers great...

Timothy February 17, 2015
Pros: The system offers great flexibility, but the call quality is very inconsistent.
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4.0

Nextiva - Switched to Nextiva after being...

I switched to Nextiva after being a customer with Vonage for 5 years. Nextiva just brings so much more to the table, even for a small customer. The mobile app feature makes it so much easier to take calls from anywhere. Genius! Thanks Nextiva. Go to hell Vonage!!!!!

SeanFebruary 10, 2015

I switched to Nextiva after being a customer with Vonage for 5 years. Nextiva just brings so much more to the table, even for a small customer. The mobile app feature makes it so much easier to take calls from anywhere. Genius! Thanks Nextiva. Go to hell Vonage!!!!!

Pros: Affordable, Great Quality, 2 Lines, International Calling, US Customer Service,
Cons: dont see one
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4.3

Phone Power - Cable phone was charging...

Cable phone was charging over twice as much. But PhonePower has provided every feature and the same quality!

MattFebruary 07, 2015

Cable phone was charging over twice as much. But PhonePower has provided every feature and the same quality!

Pros: Quality, Number blocking
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4.9