The Seven Best VoIP Phone Service Providers Announced by

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When choosing a business VoIP service provider it's important to shop around, and then negotiate the terms of your service using price, contract term, and hardware, as chips in the deal.

Many providers will offer a month of service or include hardware at no charge if a company negotiates well.

The surge of US businesses switching over to Voice over Internet Protocol, or simply “VoIP”, telephone systems has resulted in a growing number of VoIP service providers as well. Deciding between the multitude of different service plans and features available on the growing market can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. The telecom experts at have conducted a nationwide comparison of reviews, prices, and features of business VoIP telephone service providers, to announce their “Seven Best Business VoIP Phone Service Providers.”

1. business telephone VoIP service starts at the low price of $17.95 per month per user and includes unlimited calling within the US and Canada, and boasts US-based customer service and support. Lines and extensions can also be managed and altered via the easy-to-use online web portal. If a company has more than 10 users they can sometimes negotiate special rates.The same is true if a company is willing to agree to a longer service contract with

2. Jive Communications

Jive Business VoIP service is one of the most highly user-rated business voIP providers. Jive has business plans as low as $19.95/month with unlimited use of all of their business-boosting features like call-waiting, call-conferencing, and 3-way calling. Jive business phone plans also include unlimited local and long-distance calling anywhere in the US. No contracts are required with the plan, and they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Remember to negotiate as most providers will negotiate to some degree on the packages they quote.

3. RingCentral

RingCentral business VoIP service starts at $19.99/month with setup and installation included. The basic business VoIP plan also includes an extensive range of features including but not limited to: unlimited US calling, SMS texting, unlimited Internet faxing, unlimited conference calling and faxing. More than 300,000 businesses rely on hosted VoIP service from RingCentral for their unified communications solutions.

4. delivers enterprise-class phone features to businesses at a fraction of the cost of traditional telephony for only $4.99/month per user plus long distance charges, (with a setup fee of $6.80 per line.) The “softphone” app allows free calling from PC to PC even if one device is outside their network. The VoIPdito “Pay-as-you-Go” plan is a great choice for businesses with mostly inbound calls, which are included with the service.

5. Vocalocity

Vocalocity offers business VoIP telephone service for a flat monthly rate of $19.99 with no contract required for unlimited inbound and outbound national calling. The “Pay as You Go” Plans are cheaper at $14.99/month (and $.03 per minute for long distance charges) which is well-suited for users with low outbound calling volumes.Be sure to ask for something extra. Sometimes customers can negotiate a free IP phone or two and/or a month of additional service at the time of service initiation.

6. Nextiva

“Nextiva Office”; the small business VoIP telephone service is $19.95/month and comes with set-up and activation at no additional cost. The “basic business” phone service is scalable, crystal-clear, and sets up in just a few minutes with their patented “plug-n-play” IP telephones which arrive pre-configured with dozens of powerful business features. Nextiva will negotiate terms based on the number of users and the length of the contract, so when negotiating be sure to ask for hardware or add-ons not included with the basic service.

7. 8x8, inc.

8x8. inc. offers business VoIP telephone service at $19.99/month with unlimited calling anywhere in the US or Canada. The proprietary 8x8 “Virtual Office” “softphone” application can be downloaded to any smartphone and is also compatible with many popular Customer Management Systems (CMS) allowing employees to conduct business from virtually anywhere there’s an Internet connection. As with many other providers the monthly service rates are based on the number of users on the account, but most service providers will negotiate the monthly or annual cost as long as they think the account may increase in the future, and 8x8 is no exception.

With the number of providers growing as quickly as the demand for business VoIP telephone service, it’s become a “buyers market” where price wars are in full effect.Equally important however, is that a company consider more than one provider to get the best deal, based on the features that best suit the company’s needs. When considering any provider be sure to ask for additional perks like leased hardware, IP phones or additional months of service for no charge. Most service providers are willing to “play ball.”

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