Voip.com Review

Company Overview

Voip.com was acquired by Phone Power in 2010 but continues to operate with its own branding, products and packages. However if you have a problem, Phone Power now provides the support and customer service, so you will be redirected to their site and customer support is located in the U.S. Voip.com provides cloud communications services for both residential and business clients and have made themselves particularly flexible when it comes to price plans for smaller businesses or businesses based at home and looking to combine services.

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Features

  • Up to 45 calling and PBX features to choose from in your package

  • Add additional phone lines whenever you want

  • Keep your existing number

  • Unlimited extensions for all users – you can use virtual extensions to split your organization into departments for communication purposes or assign extensions to specific individuals.

  • Softphone / virtual phone / virtual number capabilities - no need for an actual phone system, simply use your existing computer network and plug in headphones.

  • Online control panel lets you manage your Voip.com account quickly and easily.

  • Mobile apps

  • Fax Catcher – sends incoming faxes to your voicemail system, which then converts it to a file you can view and print

  • Voicemail, caller ID, voicemail to email and 3-way calling, among other call features to manage calls and messages

  • Geo-redundant web hosting – allows your site to be hosted on multiple platforms. Perfect for companies operating internationally.

  • Click2Call

  • 60 free international minutes to a list of selected countries

  • Failsafe – a system that forwards calls to an alternate number if there is loss of the Internet or a power outage

VoIP Packages/ Plans

VOIP.com's hosted PBX and VOIP calling services are available through a number of plans and prices. All plans are charged on a monthly basis and additional features are available at additional charges.

For Cloud PBX the plans are as follows:

Standard Support: This is a 1 year plan is $19.95 / month and for 2 years is $17.95 / month. This is for 1 extension and allows you unlimited minutes (subject to the terms and conditions of Voip.com).

Global Plan: This is a 1 year plan is $29.95 / month and for 2 years is $24.95 / month. This is also for 1 extension and allows you unlimited minutes.

For SIP Trunking:

Small / Medium Sized Business Trunk: 5 ports per trunk at $55 / month Enterprise trunk: 20 ports per trunk at $200 / month

Call Center / Large Enterprise Trunk: unlimited ports per trunk at $400 / month plus a revenue commit per month.

There is also a range of residential plans that they recommend for small businesses that do not require features such as auto-attendant. These range in price from $12.50 / month to $19.95 / month and vary in contract length.

Customer Support / Ease of Setup:

Voip.com offers a 30-day satisfaction or money back guarantee. There is an informative blog and there are various forums available for those who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their experience using the products. Chat and phone support are available 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST) Monday through Friday. The same service is available 9:00am - 1:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Phone support will direct you to an agent with specialist knowledge to solve your problem, whereas chat support will take you to a more general solutions agent.

Voip.com offers plug-and-play installation where each phone is preconfigured and ready to use. They suggest each office should be up and running in no more than 1 hour.

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a communications plan that gives you plenty of features, Voip.com doesn’t disappoint. Even for the home plans, there are 45 standard features available along with very low international rates. Users can set up the service quickly and easily, with preconfigured phone systems and most of the early computer setup being completed online. There are also no setup or connection charges. This combined with the number of options at the lower end of the scale makes this service provider ideal for smaller businesses.

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