(PRWEB) October 23, 2013
The flood of US businesses switching their office communications system to Voice over Internet Protocol, or simply “VoIP”, has also brought on hundreds of VoIP service providers to meet the growing demand. The next-generation technology is cheaper, cleaner, and clearer because it compresses digital voice packets and sends them over the Internet instead of transmitting them through thousands of miles of copper land-lines. Although business VoIP systems have undergone a decade-long vetting process before being adopted into large-scale use, many of the service providers have not. To help consumers plow through the increasing number of VoIP companies, the telecom experts at VoIP-Catalog have compared the prices, features, and service ratings of dozens of providers nationwide to announce “The Top Ten Business VoIP Telephone Providers.”
Jive Business VoIP service starts at $19.95 a month with unlimited use of all of their features. That also includes unlimited local and long-distance calling anywhere in the US. No contracts are required and they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
RingCentral Business VoIP Service starts at $19.99/month with setup and installation included at no cost. That also includes unlimited US calling, SMS, and IP faxing. 300,000+ businesses already use RingCentral for their unified communications services.
Vocalocity offers Business VoIP service for flat monthly rates as low as $19.99, and no contracts. The service offers 50+ business-boosting features to allow companies to operate like their larger competitors. Some features are Auto-attendant, advanced-call forwarding, find-me follow-me sequence forwarding, and virtual area codes for “local” calling in distant area codes.
VoIP.com business VoIP service starts at just $17.95 per month and allows unlimited calling in the US, and US-based customer service and support. Their proprietary softphone app downloads to any smartphone and transforms it into a mobile office. Lines and extensions can be added, altered, and managed via the online web portal.
5. 8x8, inc.
8x8 offers business vVoIP service at $19.99/month with Unlimited calling anywhere in the US and Canada. The 8x8 proprietary “Virtual Office” softphone application can be downloaded to any Internet -enabled device and is compatible with most popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to conduct business from anywhere there’s an Internet connection.
“Nextiva Office” business VoIP service is available from $19.95 per month with free set-up and activation, and provides unified communications on a network that was built from the ground up. The service is reliable, scalable, and can be set up in minutes with their “plug-n-play” IP telephones that arrive preconfigured with dozens of powerful business features.
ONSIP business VoIP service is scalable from 10-300 employees for as little as $18.50/month. Some of the “Fortune 500 features” that are included with service are advanced call-forwarding, call-waiting, custom on-hold music, and “virtual secretary.” ONSIP requires no contracts, and simple management of the entire office telephony system via an online web portal.
Mitel “AnyWare” business communication solutions start at $18.50/month, and include all the features needed to power an organization. Designed specifically for small to medium businesses (SMB’s), Mitel AnyWare can include Internet access, IP telephones, software, LAN equipment, and network management for one low monthly bill. No more calling multiple service providers when there’s difficulty with the system. A Mitel saying is “One system, one bill, one number to call.”
9. Alliance Phones
Alliance Phones offers business VoIP service at $19.97 per month, with a simple set-up procedure that can be done in 30 minutes or less. The system includes a “daily call report” for efficient management of call-logs, and streamlined CRM. The online control panel allows any office administrator to add, alter, or manage lines and extensions without a service visit or technical support of any kind.
VoIPdito.com offers enterprise-class features at a fraction of the price for just $4.99/month, with a setup fee of $6.80/line. Their auto-attendant feature is voice-activated, and each user is issued a web-control panel for call and account management. The VoIPdito.com softphone app allows free PC to PC calling to any Internet (VoIP) phone, even outside their network.
With the growing ubiquity of VoIP service providers, it’s important to compare service reviews, and plan features as well as prices. Nothing is more costly that wasted time dealing with a fly-by-night operation that might not be around in a few years. VoIP is the next step in the evolution of business telephone systems to be sure, but it’s important to make a smart choice when it comes to the provider. Any company switching over to VoIP telephone service should do their homework. To learn more about voip service, and to see reviews, visit VoIP-Catalog.com