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                            [body] => The Best Business VoIP Providers in 2022 We've tested hundreds of business phone systems, and filtered out the best providers on their reliability, customer service, features, reviews, and pricing. Provider Features Money Back Reviews More Details #1 - Best Rated RingCentral UK's 2021 Leader in Cloud Communications → Find a better deal? RingCentral will match itIntegrates Seamlessly with 100+ AppsAll-in-One Phone, Video, Messaging for Any SizeNew Customers - Save Up to 38% Annually 30 days. Cancel anytime. 4.9 Read Reviews Get Pricing Zoom Zoom Phone: Streamline Voice + Video → One App for Phone, Video, Meetings, ChatElevate A Call-to-Video Meeting with 1 ClickSecure HD Audio, Voicemail & Call Recording 30 days unlimited free trial 4.6 Read Reviews Get Pricing Aircall Best Trending VoIP Provider in the UK Proven Call Quality with Local UK CarriersPowerful Plug and Play Integrations to CRMsStarting from 3+ Users Free trial. Cancel anytime. 4.3 Read Reviews Get Pricing 8×8 Inc. 8x8 X Series Transforms the Customer Experience Voice, Text, Web Conferencing & Mobile AppsUnlimited Calling Plans Start at £7.99/moSimple Administration + First Month Free 30 day free trial. Cancel Anytime. Terms Apply 4.0 Read Reviews Get Pricing BT Flexible, Agile and Powerful Call-Management 24/7 Dedicated Helpdesk SupportRecieve Calls on One Number From AnywhereFeature-Rich System For Mobile Workers 30 days, full refund 4.0 Read Reviews Get Pricing bOnline Cloud-based Phone System for Small Businesses Keep Your Number or Get a New OneUser Friendly Web Portal IncludedAccess All System Features From Any Device Cancel Anytime. No contracts. 3.8 Read Reviews Get Pricing Read Our Latest User Reviews: . Visit RingCentral has the best in video and... RingCentral has the best in video and audio quality for meetings and phone calls. I wish Microsoft will partner ... - Kevin D. More Reviews Visit Zoom has proved superior to other... Zoom has proved superior to other software we have attempted to use. We like the ability to schedule, password... - Mark T. More Reviews Visit I've been with RingCentral for several... I’ve been with RingCentral for several years and the quality of my calls and the service they provide are ... - Lionel C. More Reviews How to Choose the Best VoIP Provider: Depending on the amount of lines needed, your fees can start as low as £7.99/mo/user  from a company like RingCentral. Every company has a different list of services, feature sets, and prices. Depending on the size of your business, you must take in to account features needed, and the amount of unanticipated usage. Step 1 – check your internet connection/bandwidth to make sure you have sufficient Internet speed (your provider can you help determine this). Step 2 – with your budget and service needs in mind, narrow down particular provider offerings to see who can offer you the best service package for your budget. Step 3 – decide which equipment is best for your company’s current and foreseeable needs. You may purchase a phone from $50 up to $500 with all the bells and whistles. Finally – compare companies, quotes, features, and their reliability by reading user reviews.   How to Choose the Best Business VoIP Provider for Your Needs Depending on the amount of lines needed, your fees can start as low as £7.99/mo/user  from a company like RingCentral. Knowing exactly what you need will make the transition fast, easy, and cost-effective. Whether a small business VoIP provider or large enterprise, every company has a different list of services, feature sets, and prices. Depending on the size of your business, you must take in to account features needed, and the amount of unanticipated usage. Step 1 – check your internet connection/bandwidth to make sure you have sufficient Internet speed (your provider can you help determine this). Step 2 – with your budget and service needs in mind, narrow down particular provider offerings to see who can offer you the best service package for your budget. Step 3 – decide which equipment is best for your company’s current and foreseeable needs. You may purchase a phone from $50 up to $500 with all the bells and whistles. Finally – compare companies, available features, and their reliability by reading consumer reviews. Additionally, here are some questions to ask a potential provider: – What are the startup & recurring costs? – Is there a money back guarantee? – Can you port phone numbers? Costs involved? – Is there a contract? Are there cancelation fees? Know what the cancelation process is like. – Are there any hidden fees? – Which features are included, and which features cost extra? – Is there international calling? – What kind of support is available? Have full control over your phone system Typically, users will be able to fully control and customize their business telephone system from a dedicated web-based portal that is provided with the service. These portals are not just user friendly, they are completely digital and allow changes to be made in real-time, taking effect almost immediately. With full system control at your fingertips, you set your preferred call settings, and change it instantly as needed. You can easily set up your phone to automatically go to voice mail or go to another extension. And unlike old phone systems, you can set special rules. Let’s imagine you are in your office, and you have very important work to do, but you don’t want to be disturbed by anyone…except your secretary. You can set a rule that every call goes to voice mail except calls from a certain caller. Use our QuoteMatch Tool to get started with Business VoIP. Instantly compare bottom line quotes from award-winning providers:
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                            [body] => UK's Recommended Business VoIP Providers 2022 We’ve done all the research so that you can confidently choose the most convenient VoIP provider for your needs! Our team helps businesses of all sizes save money and gain access to features with VoIP systems that aren’t available with traditional landline phone systems. Featured prices can be updated and free offers may include additional terms. We receive advertising fees from the brands reviewed below. These fees affect the ranking and scoring on this page. We do not compare all service providers in the market. Full Advertiser Disclosure This website is an informative comparison site that aims to offer its users find helpful information regarding the products and offers that will be suitable for their needs. We are able to maintain a free, high-quality service by receiving advertising fees from the brands and service providers we review on this website (though we may also review brands we are not engaged with). These advertising fees, combined with our criteria and methodology, such as the conversion rates, our team of reviewer's finding and subjective experience and product popularity, impact the placement and position of the brands within the comparison table. In the event rating or scoring are assigned by us, they are based on the position in the comparison table, or according to other formula in the event specifically detailed by us. See our How we Rate page and Terms of Use for information. The reviews, rating and scoring are provided “as-is” without guaranties or warranties regarding the information contained in our website, which shall not be considered as endorsement. We make the best efforts to keep the information up-to-date, however, an offer’s terms might change at any time. We do not compare or include all service providers, brands and offers available in the market. Business VoIP 2022 Providers in the UK January 2022 Buying A VoIP Service For Your Business . If you’re considering ditching your traditional landline telephone service for an Internet-based VoIP (Voice over IP) system, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a lot to learn and many things to consider before you make a decision on your small business VoIP system. Our aim is to help you save time and money by collecting the most useful information available on business phone services all in one place. What is VoIP? A VoIP phone system leverages high-speed broadband or cable connection to route calls as digital data over the Internet. Aside from your Internet connection, all you need in your small business to get set up with an offsite-hosted service are compatible handsets. Recommended VoIP providers. These are some of the most recommended VoIP providers on the market: RingCentral UK CircleLoop Acefone UK Why should you switch to a VoIP office phone system? It’s no wonder that VoIP and PBX (private branch exchange) systems have become the first choice for businesses of all types and sizes. There are lots of good reasons to choose a VoIP phone system for your business, including the fact that hosted VoIP and cloud VoIP systems are often cheap. (Read the full article here.)   Which VoIP provider is best for my business? There is no absolute best provider for small business VoIP, as no two businesses are exactly alike. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a best VoIP system for you. The most important part of choosing a VoIP phone service is to do your homework. Assess your current office phone system, your Internet connection, your current and projected call volume and patterns, and whether you would prefer to manage the system in-house or have the provider manage it offsite. All of these considerations will have a significant impact on the upfront and ongoing costs, the features you have at your disposal and the ease of set-up. But, when all is said and done you will end up with a flexible, scalable telephone system that has the potential to boost your team’s productivity saving you thousands of dollars. Excited to bring your company’s telecommunications into the 21st century? Before purchasing, take your time to read our in-depth reviews of the leading VoIP providers, check out our articles, and compare VoIP systems using our handy comparison tool. You will then be well-equipped to make an informed purchasing decision! Quick Links About Us How We Rate Privacy Policy Terms of Use CCPA Privacy Notice Privacy Rights Policy Cookie Settings Contact Us Our goal is to provide answers to all of your questions so you can make a confident purchasing decision. We welcome your feedback, so please email us at [email protected] with suggestions and questions. We’d love to hear from you! We use cookies for functional, analytic and advertising purposes. Review our Cookie Policy to learn more, including how to adjust your cookies settings. Setting instructions i agree
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                            [body] => VoIP compare business telephone system deals in minutes How many employees will use your system? No upfront costs Free UK local, national & mobile calls Price Match Guarantee* We compare a range of VoIP providers & systems. Our best business VoIP deals. Business Essential Free cordless handset. £7.99** per month. Polycom vwx250. Free handset Online portal Voicemail / Voicemail to Email Get deal More info 3 months free* Business Advance Free cordless handset. £14.99** per month. Polycom vwx450. Free VoIP handset Free headset 750 inclusive UK minutes/month Get deal More info 3 months free* Business Premium Free cordless handset. £19.99** per month. Cisco CP8861. Free VoIP handset Free headset CRM Integration Get deal More info VoIP for businesses of all sizes. Small business VoIP 1 - 10 users Medium business VoIP 11 - 249 users Large corporate business VoIP 250+ users Small business VoIP 1 - 10 users . If you run a small business, there are VoIP solutions for small businesses too! It doesn't matter whether you require connection for 1 or 10,000, you can use a business VoIP phone service. Our small business VoIP deals are designed for businesses who have 1 to 10 users. You can access exactly the same VoIP phone systems for small businesses, as you can for large corporations. However, most small business users will opt for a cloud-based phone system. VoIP phones for small business users are easy to use and require very little set up. You can have your VoIP phone service up and running relatively quickly. Medium business VoIP 11 - 249 users . If you're looking to improve productivity and bring your businesses phone system up to date, you may want to consider business VoIP. Business VoIP offers medium sized businesses the ability to easily control both fixed and mobile telephony. What's more, VoIP is typically cheaper than a traditional phone system. So not only can you improve productivity, enable flexible working, access detailed reporting - you can also save your business money! There are two types of solutions that you may want to consider; a cloud-based phone system or an on-premised one. This will depend entirely on your business usage and requirements, which we can help guide you through. Large corporate business VoIP 250+ users . Businesses who require VoIP telephony services for over 250 users, will require expert advice. We have partnered with the leading manufacturers and carriers, in order to offer large organisations, an initial assessment of their requirements. Which in turn helps to build the infrastructure needed to manage and maintain your telephone systems. Our partners provide support during the integration process and throughout your contract. With UK-based customer support and a dedicated account manager, you'll always have assistance readily available, when you need it. What's more, a VoIP telephone system is flexible, scalable and affordable, making it a great choice for large businesses. Compare now What is VoIP? VoIP is a hosted cloud based phone system which allows you to make telephone calls over the internet to anywhere in the world. This gives you the ability to make free or low-cost phone calls using your internet connection to any telephone number, regardless of whether or not the end users have VoIP. A cloud based VoIP phone system offers businesses of all sizes the opportunity to work smarter and save money. Compare now VoIP definition - What does VoIP stand for? VoIP technology digitally transmits data to enable the routing of voice conversations and multimedia over the internet. VoIP stands for 'voice over internet protocol' and may also be referred to as 'voice over IP'. You may also hear VoIP being referred to as voice over network (VoN), voice over broadband (VoB) or internet telephony. Compare now Voice over IP systems for business. Are you deciding whether or not to use a VoIP phone system? Business VoIP systems provide a smarter more efficient way of working. With VoIP software, you and your team have the ability to remain connected, manage calls and conference meetings wherever you are! A VoIP business phone system is the perfect solution for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Whether you're a start-up business, established company or a fully fledge enterprise looking to upgrade your old phone systems. We can help you compare and get the best business VoIP phone service. Business telephone systems Struggling with your existing phone system? Bring your business telephony up to speed. Whether you're looking for mobile, cloud-based or an on-premise solution, we'll compare business telephone systems to get you the best deal. Business phone lines & calls We've partnered with one of the largest independent providers of fixed-line products in the UK. Which means, we can offer you the best rate going, and we won't be beaten on price either! Our Price Match Guarantee* gives you peace of mind that you won't get a better deal elsewhere. Business phone number Looking for a bespoke inbound telephone number solution? We can help with that too! You can choose from virtual, geographical, international to high rebate and freephone number options to suit. Compare now Take a look at the benefits of comparing VoIP with us. 24/7 customer support Free handset Free installation Free calls between users Free UK local, national and mobile calls Free number porting Free project management International solutions Business VoIP solutions can help businesses just like yours. Recruitment Company. As any recruitment company owner will know, a large proportion of you and your team's time is spent on the phone. Efficiently managing communications with clients and candidates is key to the success of your business. Upgrading your business to VoIP phones will also save you money! Call Centre. Call centres big and small rely on their telephone system. With inbound and outbound calls to manage, having a phone system in place that is reliant, capable, user friendly and provides accurate reports is essential. Help increase productivity by introducing a cloud-based phone system and leased line. Schools, Colleges & Universities. Phone systems for schools, colleges and universities can be complex. Telephones are used more often than you might think within the educational system. Teachers, administration staff and parents all require the ability to communicate with each other, with call recording being a necessity. We can help you get the best VoIP business phone system for your needs. What is a VoIP phone? A VoIP telephone looks just like a standard business phone and can be used in exactly the same way. However, a VoIP handset uses your internet connection instead of a traditional phone line. There are a number of different brands of VoIP telephone handsets, as well as VoIP headset available. These are usually included within your package and are often provided for free when you take out a new contract. We'll help you to compare business VoIP phones for use in the UK, however, you can make VoIP calls to anywhere in the world using your VoIP number! Many of the deals we compare include no upfront costs, free VoIP handsets and unlimited VoIP extensions. What are the benefits? Call reporting Voicemail and visual voicemail Call recording Call forwarding Instant messaging Audio and video conferencing Screen sharing Mobile application Disaster recovery Number portability Compare now VoIP providers UK. We've partnered with the best VoIP UK providers, allowing you to compare VoIP services for your business to gain access to the best price. Business VoIP providers in the UK include the likes of Gamma, Focus Group, BT, Virgin Media, RingCentral and Berry Telecom – to name a few. The best business VoIP service providers offer UK wide and International connectivity. This ensures that your business can operate and communicate anywhere in the world with ease. Some UK providers offer a free VoIP demonstrate of their platforms. Which is ideal to help you to understand the full functionality of their business telecoms systems and understand if this meets your business requirements. Compare business VoIP now. Compare business VoIP online & get the cheapest deals. By comparing small business VoIP providers, you can ensure that you'll get the service that you need at the best possible price. Forget shopping around and numerous phones calls. Once we understand your requirements, we'll compare the market for you and provide the best quotes for your business. Get your quotes today! Compare now Prefer to talk with the experts? Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm Call now on 0330 002 1244 BusinessComparison uses cookies to offer you the best experience online. 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                            [body] => Different type of VoIP services you need to know 6 September 2018September 5, 2018VoIP InfoLeave a comment The scope of VoIP Services has grown dramatically since they first appeared some years ago.  In size they are available from the Big Iron on-site replacements for the PABX to the small desktop-based software VoIP systems and in location from onsite to hosted.   In a similar way, the VoIP services offered have matured and grown in scope and applicability. If we start with the assumption that VoIP is an essential for modern businesses of all sizes, then the question becomes what VoIP Services should a business consider.  What different types of VoIP services are there? In essence, there are three types of VoIP Service: In-house, hosted and hybrid. Inhouse VoIP Systems. These can be found in the very large down to the small business.  Large corporate businesses use them to replace the older POTS PABX.    In small business, software based VoIP PBX systems hosted on something as small as a dedicated desktop computer provide similar features. What will you need for an in-house VoIP system? The first major item is the PBX itself.  The existing landline connection to your current service provider, probably a Telco, will be terminated and replaced with an internet connection.  This may be dedicated or routed through an existing network connection to the Internet.    Bear in mind that some devices, including some fax machines, legacy dial-up modems and some alarm systems are not digitally capable, and their existing connection to the old PBX must be transferred as a non-digital connection to the new VoIP PBX.  A software upgrade is another option, but that is not feasible for all devices. Handsets.  You need to replace the existing landline handsets with VoIP specific digital handsets.  Some existing handsets may be capable of operating as VoIP handsets. In any event VoIP capable handsets are much better for the new system because they are capable of supporting the extended features supported by the new VoIP system. Mobile users.   With SIP technology, smart devices like smartphones and tablets can act as telephone extensions, ideal for the larger site where a user always wants to remain in touch.  Mobile use does of course need a WiFi network to provide a continuous connection to the PBX.   You will need SIP software on the new VoIP PBX, and a SIP app on the smart device. Hosted VoIP systems. If a business does not want to incur the capital costs of buying a full inhouse VoIP system, or perhaps the cost of hiring the specialists needed to support one, then using a hosted VoIP service can turn capital expenditure in an operating expense.   Many hosting organisations have arrangements with finance houses to offer leasing solutions, providing the comfort of a periodic fixed cost for the VoIP system. The hosting organisation can be external to the company, with the VoIP system installed at their premises, linked to the company by a communications line.  The big danger in this scenario is that if the link is lost then all voice communications are lost.  An interface can be installed in the company to make sure that internal calls can still carry on if the link goes down. The hosting company will have the same equipment at their premises as that which you would install for an in-house system.  You will still have to install VoIP handsets and make sure your network can support VoIP. An alternative is to install an inhouse system and outsource the supply, operation and management to a hosting organisation. Hybrid systems. Some companies are happy with the existing non-VoIP system but want to take advantage of the cost and functional benefits of VoIP, so will continue to use both.   In time though, hybrid system users will migrate to the full VoIP system.  For the larger companies this is likely to be an Inhouse system. The option you choose will depend on cost and operational constraints but do it.  VoIP will benefit your business.
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                            [body] => The Best Business VoIP Providers for 2022 VoIP is unbeatable for cost, customization, and app integration, so we've tested and ranked the top cloud-based providers to help you find the right one. By Wayne Rash Updated December 13, 2021 facebook twitter flipboard social share Flipboard Pinterest Reddit LinkedIn Email Copied Error! Copy Link https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-business-voip-providers Comments Related VoIP & Phone Service Picks: Best Video Conferencing Best Business Messaging Best Residential VoIP Providers Our 10 Top Picks. Best for High Reliability Requirements. 4.5 Outstanding Intermedia Unite. Available  at Intermedia.com Check Price An excellent cloud PBX choice that combines great reliability with a full menu of feature options, including UCaaS features and custom integration options. Pros. Full-fledged PBX system available via the cloud Deep feature set suitable for SMBs and enterprises Good integration with third-party software and services Cons. Mobile app required for importing and initial syncing of contacts Limited call monitoring features Sometimes difficult switching between user and administrator roles Read Our Intermedia Unite Review Pros & Cons Best for Enterprise-Class Call Volumes. 4.5 Outstanding RingCentral MVP. Available  at RingCentral Check Price RingCentral MVP sets the standard for midsized businesses on up to enterprises. As a full-service cloud PBX, this solution ticks all the boxes, including advanced capabilities like UCaaS and custom app integration. Well worth our Editors’ Choice designation. Pros. Network infrastructure in Europe, the US, and Asia Very deep feature set for VoIP and collaboration Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrations Long list of optional applications for customization Cons. Some newer collaboration features still under development Workflow not as intuitive as it should be Limited report customization Read Our RingCentral MVP Review Pros & Cons Best for SMB Unified Messaging. 4.0 Excellent 8x8 X Series. Available  at 8x8 Check Price The X Series is 8x8’s replacement for its Virtual Office platform. The new products has revised back end and a load of new features that bring 8x8 squarely into UCaaS territory. Pros. Plenty of standard features in the base offering Solid mobile and desktop capability with easy setup Multiple pricing plans Cons. Had some issues importing contacts from Google Some user modifications only possible using bulk edit Scheduling meetings must happen in Outlook or Google Calendar Read Our 8x8 X Series Review Pros & Cons Best for Unified Communications Hub. 4.0 Excellent Vonage Business Cloud. Limited Time: As low as $13.99 Per Line Per Month  at Vonage See It Vonage is a large company but its Business Cloud squarely targets the small business sector. A robust platform has new features and management tools, though it makes some compromises when it comes to security. Pros. Long list of features for admins and users Solid mobile and desktop apps Good API integration Cons. Importing contacts requires multiple steps Additional features cost extra and can add up quickly Soft phone won’t start without a microphone attached to your desktop Read Our Vonage Business Cloud Review Pros & Cons Best for Softphone Users. 4.0 Excellent Dialpad. Available  at Dialpad Check Price While Dialpad can support dedicated VoIP hardware, the service is definitely geared towards its softphone, making it a solid solution for those needing custom integration or mobility. Pros. AI-based Voice Intelligence feature highlights actionable call content Strong call center and customer service functionality Smooth contact syncing with G Suite and Outlook Cons. Video conferencing a $15 add-on for more than 10 meeting participants Limited reporting customization and no call quality reporting Read Our Dialpad Review Pros & Cons Best for Microsoft 365 Customers. 4.0 Excellent Microsoft 365 Business Voice. $15 Per User Per Month  at Microsoft365 for Business See It For companies with around 300 employees and a focus on Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Business Voice is a no-brainer way to add robust SMB VoIP capability across both desktop and mobile devices. Pros. Cost effective add-on to Microsoft 365 Deep integration with Microsoft 365 Solid mobile and desktop capability integrated with Microsoft Teams Cons. Tedious setup process for auto attendant Calling plan limited to 3,000 minutes (50 hours) per month Read Our Microsoft 365 Business Voice Review Pros & Cons Best for Legacy Handset Hardware. 3.5 Good Ooma Office. Available  at Ooma Check Price Ooma is also chasing the small business market but it sets itself apart by offering a service without a contract that still has a solid feature set. But if your business is moving fast you may outgrow it soon. Pros. Flexible product with no fixed contract Basic mobile and desktop apps Support for existing analog phones Easy to use Cons. Limited reporting capabilities Phones must be configured by Ooma Read Our Ooma Office Review Pros & Cons Best for Traditional PBX Capabilities. 3.5 Good Mitel MiCloud Connect. Available  at Mitel Check Price Focused mainly on replicating more traditional PBX capabilities in the cloud, Mitel MiCloud Connect does this job well, and it's even updated the service with good mobile support and some innovative call routing features. Pros. Handy Bluetooth handset Contact import from CSV plus Google and some Microsoft 365 syncing Long list of available CRM integrations Cons. Fixed number of reports and modifying or adding new ones costs extra Overall costs are incremental and can therefore rise quickly Read Our Mitel MiCloud Connect Review Pros & Cons Best for Customer Support, Call Centers. 3.5 Good Freshdesk Contact Center. Available  at Freshworks Check Price While it can work as a general VoIP service for small business, Freshcaller is intended as a call center phone package that’s primarily used through a softphone. Pros. Easy to configure Great feature set for a low-cost call center solution Detailed and customizable reporting Cons. Limited support for physical devices Aimed at call centers operations, not general business use Per-minute pricing could get expensive depending on call volume Read Our Freshdesk Contact Center Review Pros & Cons Best for Very Small Businesses. 3.0 Average Line2. Available  at Line2 Check Price If you're looking for a reliable, basic VoIP service that's easy to configure for both desktop and mobile users, Line2 is a solid choice for small teams. Pros. Simple setup Intuitive softphone client Includes incoming fax Cons. Limited reporting; analytics cost extra Lacks third-party integrations No video conferencing or collaboration features Read Our Line2 Review Pros & Cons Pros & Cons Compare Specs Voice over IP (VoIP) systems have long dominated the small-to-midsize business (SMB) telephone market. Not just because they're less expensive than on-premises PBX (private branch exchange) systems, but because they're mostly software, which makes them far more flexible. There's nothing an old-fashioned PBX can do that a VoIP system can't, but there's a very long list of things you can do with VoIP that aren't possible using on-premises hardware, which makes them ideal for most offices, especially those with hybrid work plans. Even residential VoIP includes features that are impossible with conventional telephone systems. VoIP systems, sometimes called cloud PBXes, can manage all your voice communications from a central web console no matter how many extensions you've got, where your employees are located, or even what devices they're using. Most systems also offer features like video conferencing and team collaboration. Combine those features with subscription-based pricing that's generally much less expensive than an old-fashioned PBX, and VoIP wins. That's especially so during the pandemic when so many employees are now working from home. If you opt for VoIP over PBX, it's simply a matter of downloading a softphone client to an employee's PC. They can use that computer just as they would their office phone extension in one step. You Can Trust Our Reviews Since 1982, PCMag has tested and rated thousands of products to help you make better buying decisions. (Read our editorial mission.) Still, COVID-19 won't last forever, and hybrid work may not be suitable for your business, so keeping in mind core VoIP criteria is also important. That means providing voice communications for employees at their desks once they return to the office. Businesses may also use VoIP to power a call center for sales or customer service and support. They also need to connect with other communication channels, such as conference calls, fax machines, mobile communications, text messaging, video conferencing, and wireless handsets.On top of that, VoIP solutions must provide more advanced functionality through software, like shared meeting collaboration, voicemail to email transcription, and call recording. And lest we forget, many businesses still need a service that will connect to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).  Because they're working across such a broad array of features and channels, many of today's phone systems are classified as Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS). These are generally cloud-based, virtual PBXes that include at least one (usually multiple) software client to enhance their functionality on the web, desktop, and especially mobile devices. Now let's dig into what you need to look for in a VoIP provider. How to Choose the Right VoIP System. Before you start considering a brand, you need to figure out exactly how you want your business to use a phone system. Look at your existing phone system and decide whether you're going to simply keep all of it and bolt some VoIP functionality on top, retain only part of it, or replace the whole thing. Frequently, a total replacement isn't in the cards, if only because some parts of your existing phone system can't be easily changed over to softphones or even desktop VoIP handsets.For example, suppose you have a heavy manufacturing environment with outdoor activities, such as a steel fabrication yard or a landscaping company. In that case, your rugged old outdoor phones may be precisely what you need. It would help if you also decided which capabilities of the old system you'll need to keep and what features the new phone system offers that you think will be necessary for the future.When planning, it's important to include stakeholders from all the critical parts of your business. Yes, this mainly includes the IT staff and the data security folks since your voice calls will now be data communications. But it also needs to have the workers who'll be using the system to get work done, especially the work that drives revenue and engages customers.These people have invaluable insights into what's needed versus what's simply cool and new. Remember, a VoIP system is much more than just a new set of phones; these platforms have very long feature lists, but many of those features can change your overall price so you need to know what you need and what you don't. For business-level users, figuring all that out starts with understanding what VoIP is. (Photo: d3sign / Getty Images) Wait, So What Is VoIP, Exactly?VoIP is a method of digitizing voice signals and then sending digital voice information over an IP network. The analog voice information is encoded using software called a codec to accomplish this. When it comes time to change the digital signal back to analog, another codec does that job.  For a VoIP system to work, it needs to route calls between users or the outside world. This gets handled by a virtual PBX that your VoIP provider manages in a cloud-based system. You're essentially sharing a large PBX with that provider's other customers, but because these companies use multi-tenant segmentation, your PBX will appear dedicated to you. This engine will take care of routing calls on your VoIP network and out to others as well.However, there's a need to route calls to the PSTN and other analog phones for many businesses. This may mean a PSTN gateway, or even a hybrid PBX, where there's at least a small telephone switch located at your office. Your VoIP vendor will let you know if this is necessary at the planning stage. However, many small businesses try hard to avoid any on-premises PBX components. That's partially due to cost savings and partially because the capabilities offered by all-cloud systems are more than advanced enough for their needs. How VoIP and UCaaS Benefit Your Business. If all this is starting to sound like more trouble than it's worth, remember that turning your PBX into a software solution means a significant opportunity for flexibility and integration that you can't get any other way. After all, programmers can now treat your phone as an app. That's taken us to the fast-changing UCaaS paradigm mentioned above. Here, VoIP providers, like the ones we've reviewed, provide additional software capabilities that are all implemented and managed from a single, unified console.The exact features offered in any particular UCaaS solution can change radically from vendor to vendor. Still, most include options for video conferencing, shared meeting and online collaboration tools, integrated faxing, mobile VoIP integration, and device-independent softphone clients. That last one is significant now because it means that your employees can download an app to their smartphone or company laptop, and that app will mirror all the functionality of their corporate phone, including responding to calls coming into your business phone number and their extension in particular. For folks trapped at home by the pandemic, that's a perfect solution. Softphones are at the heart of most UCaaS instances, and for many VoIP buyers, they're becoming the primary use case, sometimes wholly obviating the need for physical handsets. Part of that is because they work as well on mobile phones and tablets as they do on desktop PCs or laptops. Softphones are often the only tool for workers in call centers because they're the front-end window to any CRM or help desk integration, which is nowadays a must-have for that job.A softphone can combine a telephone conversation with text chat and screen sharing. That means two employees can seamlessly add more participants, handle private text chats between those participants while the call is still going on. This creates a collaboration session where the group shares screens, documents, and data—no prep, no reserved lines, just button clicks. In the case of a CRM integration, the system could recognize the customer's phone number or some other identifier and automatically pull up that record for the technician or salesperson answering the call. It can even alert a manager to monitor the call if it's a critical client. That's the basics of UCaaS, but the concept is constantly evolving to include more communication and collaboration technologies. Those capabilities also get tweaked to provide new benefits, sometimes general, sometimes aimed at specific verticals, like healthcare, for example. The key is integration. Voice is becoming integrated with other back-end apps, and UCaaS makes that easier. That's fueled significant growth in the UCaaS market over the last several years, as recent research from Statista bears out.   UCaaS Projected Market Growth in US Through 2024 That rich feature fabric can change radically between vendors, however. For example, RingCentral's softphone offers a long list of app integrations and features, including not just collaboration platforms but bi-directional email and scheduling. Line2's softphone client, on the other hand, is specifically designed to be simple so users can pick it up quickly, and it does this by mostly mirroring the buttons you'd find on a standard desktop handset. Two ends of the spectrum, but that means you need to be very careful when testing these apps to make sure you're getting not only what you need but in the right way for how your company does work. Getting the most out of basic VoIP communication and all these UCaaS features, too, means understanding some of the technologies running underneath or next to VoIP. For most every VoIP installation, that starts with SIP. (Editors' Note: Line2 is owned by Ziff Davis, PCMag's parent company.)What Is SIP?The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is one underlying technology that makes VoIP possible. This is a text-based protocol similar to HTML. It's the most commonly used standard for setting up and controlling phone calls in most VoIP systems. You'll run across references to SIP in almost anything you do with these kinds of phone systems, especially when you're selecting any handset hardware you want to use.There are still other legacy protocols around and some non-SIP standards, including H.232. Other protocols that are still around are the Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and the Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP). The former is known for being overly complex and also that it doesn't support some of the functions that people need in their phones, like caller IDs. Cisco is the primary proponent of SCCP since they developed it. But even so, Cisco is currently phasing SCCP out in favor of the much broader SIP standard. SIP is used for the vast majority of modern VoIP phone systems. It also handles phone service, video conferencing, and several other tasks just fine, which is why its use is so widespread. It has trouble with data security, but more on that in a bit.  What makes SIP so popular is not only that it's deep and flexible, but also because it was purpose-built to engage in multimedia (meaning not just audio but also video and even text) communications over TCP/IP networks. For VoIP calls, SIP can set up calls using a number of IP-related protocols, including the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), among others.But it can also handle other functions, including session setup (initiating a call at the target endpoint—the phone you're calling), presence management (giving an indicator of whether a user is "available," "away," etc.), location management (target registration), and call monitoring. Despite all that capability, SIP is simple compared to other VoIP protocols primarily because it's text-based and built on an easy request/response model that's similar in many ways to both HTTP and SMTP. Yet, it's still capable of handling the most complex operations performed by business-grade PBXes.  However, while understanding the basics of VoIP and SIP is essential, setting one of these systems up will require some general network skills. For the best voice quality, your network will need to meet certain minimum throughput levels for upstream and downstream data. In addition, you'll also need to meet a minimum latency number (that is, the time between when a signal leaves a remote computer and when your system receives it), typically measured in milliseconds. You'll also need a business-grade connection to the internet if that's where your call traffic will go.    (Photo: Brian A Jackson / Shutterstock) Optimizing Your Internet Connection for VoIP. Most VoIP solutions will require stable and consistent internet connectivity at all your office locations. At the very least, your business phone system must have access to a business-class internet link, so discuss these needs with your company's internet service provider (ISP). This should be a dedicated link through a dedicated router if you expect your phone calls to sound as if they were coming from a business and not someone's home Skype connection. At a minimum, it's important to have a router that can create virtual LANs (VLANs) and also has the ability to encrypt your voice traffic. These days, you need end-to-end VoIP security for any call. For larger systems, and for systems where security is critical for things like being compliant to vertical regulatory needs, your current internet connection might not be adequate. The internet doesn't do quality of service (QoS), and bandwidth can be unpredictable. Network congestion can ruin a conference call, and activities such as DNS hijacking can put your business and data at risk.We all love the internet, but it's not necessarily the safest place for your business voice communications. If you fall into this category, remember that while the internet uses the IP protocol and VoIP runs over IP, that doesn't mean that VoIP must run over the internet. You can get all the UCaaS software benefits we've mentioned by running your voice network over dedicated lines. Sure, it'll cost more, but it will also ensure crystal clear voice quality as well as the ability to implement much-improved data security.Managing VoIP on Your Internal Network. In addition to making sure your internet service can handle your VoIP traffic, you also need to make sure your local area network (LAN) can handle it. What makes network management tricky when you're adding VoIP is that if you simply drop it onto your network, that traffic will get processed the same as any other traffic. So your shared accounting application or those 20 gigabytes worth of files your assistant just moved to the cloud get the same bandwidth as a phone call.The problem there is that VoIP traffic is much more sensitive to network bumps and potholes than most general office traffic. That translates to garbled conversations, difficulty connecting over Wi-Fi, or (worst case) dropped and lost calls. If your business is small and your network is essentially contained in one or two wireless routers, then your configuration and testing headaches might be fairly easy (though still there). These tasks can be complex and time-consuming for medium and larger networks, which translates into added cost in terms of person-hours. Fortunately, most of the providers reviewed here have engineering staff that will contact you as part of your setup process to help your IT staffers test and optimize your network prior to deployment. That's definitely something we recommend, even if it costs extra, but there are steps you can take now to prep your LAN for VoIP and make the deployment process that much easier.For one, be sure to understand QoS (mentioned above). This means going beyond understanding the concept and moving to how the networking equipment in your office -- or your employees' home offices-- can actually implement QoS if you're still at that stage. Most business-grade networking hardware will be able to handle QoS in more than one way, so testing which method will handle voice traffic more smoothly in your environment is important. Next, you want to understand codecs. This technology is what really gives each call its voice quality because it controls both bandwidth usage and the voice data's compression. There are several proprietary and open source voice codecs, so know which is supported by your networking equipment. Then make sure your VoIP vendor supports those codecs, and then test different kinds to see what's most efficient.Last, you'll want to take a close look at your current network monitoring tools. At its core, VoIP is simply a specific kind of network traffic, so in the end, it'll be these tools that allow you to see that traffic and manage it across your network. Make sure that the tools you're using support VoIP's needs, especially around QoS, traffic analysis, and network congestion issues. Recommended by Our Editors. VoIP vs. UCaaS: The Differences Explained 5 Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality at Home 9 Steps to Optimize Your Network for VoIP Once you've engaged with a VoIP provider, their engineers will help you determine the overall service grade of your network (look at that as your network's basic "VoIP readiness factor") and how to tweak their service and optimize your network so VoIP can run effectively over your infrastructure.How Hybrid Work Is Impacting VoIP. The pandemic has hit most VoIP installations very hard. That's because what we've discussed above has been mainly about optimizing one network, namely your primary office network. Those steps mean significant work and time, both for your VoIP vendor's engineers as well as your IT staff.But COVID-19 has given rise to a hybrid work trend that looks like it won't go away once the pandemic is over. And keeping remote workers voice-enabled means moving your VoIP system off of a single internal network with one big and well-managed internet connection out to dozens, hundreds, even thousands of small home routers where your remote-working employees now need to use their softphones. Maintaining good call quality has been one of the chief challenges IT professionals face since 2020.Maintaining control over your voice quality at so many different locations is the problem. Even if you've got several business-grade routers working in a bunch of branch offices, this problem is surmountable since (1) it's usually not overly difficult to provision those branch office routers remotely, and (2) the routers at those locations were chosen by your IT staff specifically because they work well with the routers at your primary location. That's not the case with home routers. And this situation can get even more complex.That's because many companies' hybrid work strategies now include a desktop as a service (DaaS) or virtual desktop component. DaaS is a very attractive solution for IT pros supporting remote workers since it gives them back the tight desktop control they had back in the one-office days. It's all software, so they don't need to be concerned with supporting local, personal devices other than the worker's home router. This has given DaaS a sudden popularity boost that's been bolstered by some large players entering the game, notably Microsoft with its easy-to-use Windows 365 Cloud PC solution.Big provider data centers are very well managed and use state-of-the-art infrastructure, so DaaS could be a great solution even for a large number of VoIP conversations. Then again, if a few thousand businesses share a single data center, it might also turn your VoIP system into an unreliable garble generator. Before re-deploying your VoIP softphones into the cloud, you'll want to test that carefully. A better interim solution would be to deploy a mobile softphone to every employee's personal phone or tablet and then start moving them to their virtual desktops in a slower, controlled fashion. If you've still got a legacy voice system, meaning an on-site PBX with analog phones, then your only real COVID response will be call forwarding to your employees' home phones. If you've got a VoIP system, however, then you've likely got one of the softphones mentioned above as part of that service, and that's how most organizations are meeting the COVID challenge, as evidenced by a survey conducted last year by sister site, Spiceworks Ziff Davis: The Softphone Answer. Softphones are perfect for the pandemic because using one means your employees can simply boot up their laptop or mobile device, install the softphone, strap on a headset, and they're good to go. Theoretically. In reality, that's when you can bump into voice quality problems. Your IT staff not only can't control those home routers remotely, they often won't even know their capabilities. These routers were chosen by the employee or by the employee's ISP, so you're looking at hundreds of different makes and models even in a midsized company. Some will have more advanced features, like QoS, some won't. Those that do may also implement QoS and similar components in different ways.All that makes configuring and managing home routers very difficult for IT personnel, but they'll still face that task. If employees run into conversation problems over their softphones, their first call will be to the IT help desk. Shunting them off to the VoIP provider, or worse, the ISP isn't a good idea either. It'll likely cause employee frustration since those outfits won't be familiar with your company, and they'll either refuse support or it'll take a very long time. In practice, most businesses handle this on a case-by-case basis since COVID is a temporary problem. Most home networks can take the extra load as long as the employee ensures that other latency-sensitive traffic, like gaming or video streaming, is kept to a minimum during the hours they need to talk. If some home routers develop problems, IT staff build a queue and handle those one at a time. Sometimes they'll be able to access the router remotely with the employee's permission; sometimes, they'll have to walk that employee through configuration steps to fix the problem. Sometimes the employee will have to live with it unless the company springs for a new router or a higher bandwidth tier from its ISP. Future-Proofing Your VoIP Communications. Looking beyond COVID, VoIP makes the most sense for the vast majority of SMBs, not just because subscription costs are less expensive than buying on-site PBX hardware but also because VoIP is the only way to keep up with evolving communication trends.But with integration being at the heart of VoIP and UCaaS, you can't make a purchasing decision here without thinking about the future. On one side, consider each vendor carefully to see what they've done over the last half-decade in product development and keeping up with VoIP and UCaaS trends. On the other side, think about what you'll need in the next five years.At PCMag, we've noticed three trends that almost all the vendors we've tested here mentioned as being essential to their customers over that last year. That means they'll be crucial capabilities those vendors will want to add to their platforms in 2022:Mobility and 5G. While some VoIP services still offer mobile handsets, these devices seem to be on the downslope. After all, if talking while walking is your goal, why carry around a clunky handset when you should just be talking on your smartphone? Seamless voice switchover based on geofencing is one approach. So if your smartphone detects that it's inside your company's wireless network, it can seamlessly engage your VoIP client over Wi-Fi, not your cell service. Now you'll be making and receiving calls from both your calling plan as well as your business' VoIP service. This generally goes beyond simple calls and includes texts, voicemail-to-email, and collaborative online meetings.However, a little further down the road is ubiquitous 5G. When that happens, several VoIP vendors seem bent on simply connecting their service to 5G so workers will be able to access their business VoIP service wherever they are and across any device as long as it's 5G compatible. While some vendors do this with current mobile technology, the latency limits around 4G calling often make it a sub-optimal experience, not just for video and collaboration, but often simple voice traffic, too. 5G is the first service that promises the bandwidth necessary to make true mobile UC a reality. Artificial intelligence (AI). If your phone system uses an automated menu to help route customer calls, or even if it extends its tendrils to your website's e-commerce features, then your VoIP vendor will be pitching you on artificial intelligence if they haven't already. AI can reduce the number of operators you need to hire for your service center since it can handle initial and common customer questions on its own. Your vendor can also point it at security issues (see below), where it can help detect problems or breaches much faster than a human. Or it can work on the reporting and analysis side so you'll have a much more granular understanding of call and network quality, call volume, which apps are being most affected by your VoIP solution, and much more. VoIP security. As touched on above, the underlying protocol for VoIP is SIP, and it wasn't built with security in mind. This means hackers are taking advantage of several new attack vectors. One example is a denial of service (DoS) attack specifically on a phone service rather than the network as a whole. This will warp or drop your service because it results in your connection quality degrading, heavy latency, and system crashes. Caller ID spoofing is also becoming more common. This amounts to a phishing attack using a phone rather than an email. By calling workers with a caller ID that looks like it's coming from inside the company, hackers can get employees to cough up all kinds of sensitive information because they think they can trust the person at the other end of the call.During this round of testing, every vendor we spoke to mentioned security as a significant sales and development factor over the next several years. Potential solutions include managed call encryption with no service degradation, integration with identity management systems, and even AI to detect and respond to attacks as they happen. And these measures should be implemented sooner rather than later now that VoIP providers are becoming common targets of massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These trends are likely to become important selling points in most VoIP vendor-customer pitches for at least the next two years. While that's great, be sure to fully understand what's being offered and how the vendor will go about delivering it. Is a 5G implementation truly standards-based, or are there some proprietary hardware or software components? How will any new security measures affect overall voice performance, and does the vendor fully support the changing security requirements in necessary industry regulations, like HIPAA and SOX?If all this seems like a lot of homework, remember that it's well worth the effort. Just about anything you can picture a business needing from a phone or collaboration system can be delivered by a hosted VoIP PBX solution—generally at a more affordable price than purchasing and maintaining your own on-premises PBX. It's just a matter of selecting the right solution for your business.If you have questions about business VoIP, subscribe to PCMag's BusinessWatch newsletter and join the [email protected] business community on LinkedIn, where you can ask vendors, other professionals like yourself, and PCMag's editors.    Compare SpecsThe Best Business VoIP Providers for 2022. Our Picks Intermedia Unite Check Price RingCentral MVP Check Price 8x8 X Series Check Price Vonage Business Cloud See It Limited Time: As low as $13.99 Per Line Per Month at Vonage Dialpad Check Price Microsoft 365 Business Voice See It $15 Per User Per Month at Microsoft365 for Business Ooma Office Check Price Mitel MiCloud Connect Check Price Freshdesk Contact Center Check Price Line2 Check Price Editors'Rating Editors' Choice 4.5 Editor Review Editors' Choice 4.5 Editor Review 4.0 Editor Review 4.0 Editor Review 4.0 Editor Review 4.0 Editor Review 3.5 Editor Review 3.5 Editor Review 3.5 Editor Review 3.0 Editor Review Voicemail Transcription Software Phone SMS Messaging Automatic Call-Back Call Monitoring Voicemail to Email Electronic Fax E911 Service SIP Phone Support Toll-Free Option Video Conferencing Where to Buy $27.99 Per User Per Month at Intermedia.com   Read More at Intermedia.com   $19.99 Per User Per Month at RingCentral   Call 888-856-2184 For More Information at RingCentral   Starts at $12 Per Month at 8x8   Limited Time: As low as $13.99 Per Line Per Month at Vonage   $20 Per User Per Month at Dialpad   Visit Site at Dialpad   $15 Per User Per Month at Microsoft365 for Business   $19.95 Per User Per Month at Ooma   Visit Site at Ooma   Visit Site at Mitel   19.99 Per Month at Software Advice   $19.00 Per User Per Month at Freshworks   $8.30 Per Month, Billed Annually at Line2   Like What You're Reading? 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                            [body] => 5 types of VoIP services you should know about By Editor | Published: December 27, 2017 Most business owners and individual users know that making calls via VoIP is cheaper and more feature-rich when compared with the old landline telephony system. Still, you might be unaware of the VoIP service options out there, not to mention how to determine the right one for your needs. So, read on to learn more. VoIP comes in a variety of forms. Do you rarely leave your house and office, or are you usually on the move? If you’re a business owner, what’s the size of your company and what factors matter most to you? Let’s take a look at some of the VoIP services available on the market to help you make a better decision when it comes to choosing your means of voice communication. Residential VoIP Services. For this type of VoIP, you use an adapter to connect your landline phone set to a Wi-Fi modem to make and receive calls over the internet. Depending on the plan you choose, you’ll be billed each month for either unlimited services or for minutes you actually use. Examples: VoIP.com, Lingo Device-based VoIP Services. This involves purchasing a VoIP device from a service provider and plugging it into your existing phone set so that you can make free calls within the U.S. This means not having to pay a monthly bill, and you need no other devices besides your old landline telephone set. Examples: MagicJack, Ooma Software-based VoIP Services. This is the most common type of VoIP, and many of us use it on a daily basis. You either access a web-based application online, or install it as software on your computer. Then you use your computer’s audio input and output device to talk and listen. Examples: Skype Mobile VoIP Services. Like the software-based VoIP services, mobile VoIP is also an application. However, it is installed on mobile phones instead of computers, thus enabling you to make and receive calls no matter where you are as long as you have a good internet connection. Examples: Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangout Business VoIP Services. VoIP for business comes in two options: on-premises and cloud-based. Both provide much more cost-effective communication solutions than traditional landlines and have a variety of useful features for businesses. These include video and audio conferencing, screen-sharing, interactive voice response, automated attendants, call queues, and call reports, just to name a few. These features are scalable and you’ll also get complete technical support. For on-premise VoIP systems, businesses need to purchase all the equipment and house it in their office. This requires huge capital costs. Businesses also have to pay a monthly fee for SIP trunking or PRI circuit, as well as dedicate IT staff to maintain, repair, and upgrade the systems on a regular basis. The up side is you’ll have total control of your hardware. With cloud-based VoIP systems, you outsource the phone system to your VoIP provider. This means there’s no need to purchase hardware or invest your resources into maintaining the systems since your provider will take care of everything for a fixed monthly fee. You can also add or remove users easily. The con is that you’re not in total control of the hardware and need to rely on your provider’s expertise to ensure system reliability and security. Want more detailed information about VoIP and how to choose the most suitable VoIP provider? Talk to our professionals today. They have extensive knowledge about this efficient, low-cost communication technology and can explain everything to you in plain English! This entry was posted in General Articles B, VoIP and tagged 2017December27VoIP_B, Cloud, mobile VoIP, on-premise, Softphone, VoIP, VoIP application. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed. « Which VoIP service suits me the most? How many types of VoIP services are there? » Internet Presence Management for Small Business Owners. Full-service, pay-as-you-go all inclusive websites, from design and content to SEO and social media management for one low monthly price. Learn more about our small business online marketing services. Search. Archives. 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                            [body] => Small Business VoIP Thank you for your interest in RingCentral A sales advisor will contact you within 24 hours. If you'd like to speak to someone now, please call +44 (0)800 098 8136. It’s important to find ways to reduce costs while running a small business. And communication is key. You’ll have a great team who all want to push the business forward and collaborate effectively. So, you must find the best communication tools to help them. Much of business communication is done via phone calls. Business VoIP systems are becoming increasingly popular among small businesses to handle those calls. Why? They’re cheaper than landlines and require no additional onsite hardware. They provide a more streamlined service, helping you to compete with larger names. The following guide provides useful information on VoIP systems, and will help determine whether they’re right for your small business. What is a VoIP service for small businesses? Before going into details, it’s important to know exactly what a VoIP phone service is. It’s a pretty simple concept. Standing for Voice over Internet Protocol, it’s technology that allows businesses to make calls using the internet instead of over phone lines as with a traditional phone system. How does it work? Business VoIP systems take your analogue voice signals and convert them to digital data. That digital data gets sent through a server before connecting with the internet. It then arrives at its destination, and is transformed back to analogue audio. You can make and receive calls, alongside video conferencing, SMS and instant messaging, and call recording. With a VoIP system, you have everything you need all under one system. All you need is an internet connection. There are two types of VoIP systems: business VoIP and consumer VoIP. While they’re similar, there are a few key differences. Consumer VoIP has minimal features, including the following: Basic virtual phone number Voicemail Caller ID A VoIP business phone system has additional features, making for a more streamlined service. These include: Auto-attendant Conference calling Call forwarding Phone directories Interactive voice response Presence information Benefits of a VoIP service for small business. As a small business owner, you need all the help and support you can get to boost your business and compete with the big brands. VoIP for business has many benefits and is certainly worth considering. So, what are some of the main benefits of small business VoIP? 1. Great features. First and foremost, business VoIP systems offer great features with high functionalities. Not only do you get everything you would expect from a calling service, such as video calling, messaging, and call routing, you get high tech features that improve the way your business operates. These include customisable caller IDs, online meetings, and even faxing from a computer or mobile device. Not sure which you might need yet? VoIP systems can grow with your business. While you might only need basic services to begin with, as your business grows so can your VoIP capabilities. You can easily integrate extra phones and devices for new employees, for example, which may be complex when using a landline. Business VoIP service providers know that your business is never static. The best businesses are always growing and moving - and a VoIP system caters to your success. 2. Remote working and mobility. Remote working is becoming increasingly popular. Up until recently, the opportunity to work from home was reserved for one-off occasions or special circumstances. However, as the business world evolves, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that employees don’t necessarily need to sit under one roof together. People can work just as efficiently in their own homes. This sense of freedom creates a better, more trusting relationship between employers and employees. Everyone wants to feel valued and respected. One of the biggest challenges for remote working is connectivity - especially in a role where employees are required to make a lot of phone calls. A VoIP system eases this process and allows employees to work from home. How does this work? All an employee needs is internet access, and they will be able to get onto the VoIP system. With the relevant software on their PC or laptop, they can have a softphone at their fingertips. VoIP also integrates with mobile devices - Android, iOS, or otherwise - so employees can continue making calls on the go. It’s great for when employees are on client meetings or travelling for work. 3. Saving money. All businesses, big or small, want to save money where possible. A VoIP system can benefit your business hugely, as it’s cheaper than traditional phone lines. How? There are a number of factors that make the service cheaper than old-fashioned telecoms setups, such as: VoIP doesn’t use costly hardware. You are using an existing broadband system that doesn’t need to be set up or run separately. All you may need is an office phone or other handsets   Call costs are generally lower as you have no line rental or other similar expenses VoIP users aren’t tied down to locations, so you avoid extortionate international charges - and many long-distance calls are toll-free Employees have more flexibility to work from home, reducing the costs spent on office supplies and bills You pay less for providers as you can combine all office, mobile, and data services into one unified communications solution IT and technical support burdens are lessened as these will be managed by your VoIP provider Generally, all business owners should consider ways to cut back on costs, especially in their early years. The money saved by using a VoIP system can be put into improving the business in another area, such as recruitment, team building, or developing new products. 4. Customer support. While you undoubtedly know what you’re doing and feel confident in the growth of your business, all small businesses can benefit from a little extra support. You’re competing with large brands and customers might not have heard of your services. One of the biggest benefits of a VoIP phone system is that you receive IT and technical support from your business VoIP provider. This provides a safety blanket for your business, and assures you that any problems will be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. At RingCentral, our teams are available 24/7 to deal with any query, meaning that you have access to technical support at any time. Not only will this mean that your services are always up and running smoothly, but also that you have an extra level of confidence knowing that we’re here if you need us. VoIP vs. traditional landline. The benefits of a VoIP system are clear. But how does it compare to a traditional landline? Traditional landline. Requires costly hardware that is often paid up front Additional fees for extra calling features such as voicemail, call waiting, or caller ID You may be susceptible to spam calls as landlines do not have restrictions International calls may be difficult or expensive Typically very reliable and doesn’t go down in bad weather Supports emergency calls due to one location Might have issues with latest technologies Sound quality can be irregular VoIP system. Runs on a pre-existing internet system, which means that little or no extra hardware is required All features included in plan and new advanced features can be added when scaling the business Call screening means that you can block spam calls and these are illegal to mobiles International calls are at no extra cost - and may be free Relies on internet access and could be impacted by bad weather - - though, not the best VoIP systems Not guaranteed to support emergency calls Compatible with all latest technologies, thus offering the likes of CRM integration to meet wider business needs Generally has excellent sound and call quality Why RingCentral stands out. RingCentral provides small business VoIP services that make a big difference. We want to ensure that your services are the very best and that you are confident about your VoIP phone system. Here are some reasons why our customers choose us: We are created for business. We know what businesses need. Our VoIP solution adds extra features to ensure nothing is missing. Texting, faxing, and online meetings can all be done without the need to switch systems, creating a smoother and more professional working environment. We keep it quick. We don’t want you to be bogged down in the tech stuff. Our VoIP system is easy to install, taking a day or less to get up and running. This means more time for your business to succeed and less time twiddling your thumbs. We keep it safe. Security is one of the utmost considerations for a business owner. You might be dealing with confidential information and your customers are relying on data protection. Our VoIP system uses highly encrypted networks and different levels of authentication. The entire transmission journey is safe and secure. We’re here when you need us. We don’t leave you in the dark. Our customer support is unrivalled and we are available 24/7. We’re just a telephone call away when you need us. And when you don’t? We don’t butt in. It’s a safety net to ease your mind. We have the best value for money. You want the best pricing for your VoIP system. And you want total transparency. We don’t have hidden fees. We don’t have additional fees for premium features. Get a single, all-inclusive bill with no hidden costs. You deserve the best prices. How do I set up a VoIP phone system for business? Setting up a VoIP phone system might sound overwhelming at first. However, with RingCentral, it’s easy. We get you up and running as quickly as possible. But how does it work? Here are the main steps. Establish how many users you will need: How many employees do you have? How quickly is your team growing? Knowing the numbers will help decide what kind of VoIP plan you might need. Ensure your network is compatible: Your internet connection will need to be fast enough to support a VoIP connection. Determine the features you need: Do you need video calling? Interactive voice response (IVR)? Knowing which features you will need will determine the package. Speak to us: once you know the above, we will handle the installation. This means connecting your private branch exchange (PBX) to our servers. This will only take a day, max. Plug in your VoIP phones: If you’re using desk phones or IP phones instead of mobiles, these will need to be plugged in. Configure your service: All VoIP systems need to be configured through the settings menu. We will help you during this process to ensure everything is done correctly. You can set up voicemail and create extensions for employees here, too. Connect VoIP mobile apps: This is optional, depending on your plan. If you choose to connect the mobile as well as the desktop app, it’s a case of downloading it from an app store and entering the login credentials we provide. It’s a great option for remote workers. Start using your VoIP system: It’s that simple! Is VoIP worth it for small businesses? Some business owners wonder whether their business is big enough for a VoIP system. Is VoIP worth it? Do you get enough incoming calls? Ultimately, only you can make that decision. However, no business is too small for VoIP. VoIP can save a lot of money, allowing you to spend it elsewhere. You also get a better, more streamlined service that keeps everything in the same place. This means you save time contacting different providers and can simply call us at RingCentral. A VoIP system looks more professional. A professional business attracts more customers. It’s that simple. Why RingCentral is Optimised For Small Businesses. At RingCentral, we support small businesses. We know how difficult starting out can be, and we firmly believe that financial budgets shouldn’t stop you from reaching your potential. This is why we’re dedicated to providing the best services to make your small business the best it can be. Our VoIP system is: Affordable. We know that you don’t have a large budget to deal with, and this shouldn’t stop you from getting the best services. Check out our pricing. Easy to use. We want employers and employees to find their VoIP systems simple and easy to use. So we make them that way. Mobile. We know that many employees working in small businesses and start-ups like the option of remote working. We cater for this need by making our features intuitive for mobile phones as well as desktop. Scalable. We know that businesses often don’t stay small, and growth is a significant aim. So we can add additional features, whenever you need. So, if you’re looking for a VoIP system, we can help. Contact RingCentral today. View Demo Close X
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                            [body] => The 13 Best Business VoIP Providers in 2022: RingCentral, Nextiva, Grasshopper, and More Looking to revamp your business’s VoIP phone service? We’ll cover our top VoIP picks and help you narrow down your top VoIP providers. Best VoIP for most businesses RingCentral 5.0 Starting from$19.99*/mo Wide feature range at a low costPrice matchingView PlansRead Review Best VoIP for at-home work Ooma 4.0 Starting from$19.95/mo Unlimited calls within North AmericaRing groupsView PlansRead Review Best VoIP for midsize biz Nextiva 4.5 Starting from19.95**/mo Budget-friendly small-business plansMulti-local scalabilityView PlansRead Review Best VoIP for mobile business Grasshopper 4.0 Starting from$26.00*/mo Low starting priceCrowdsourced customer serviceView PlansRead Review Best budget VoIP 8x8 4.0 Starting from$12.00/mo Good mobile optionsEasy-to-use interface and simple setupView PlansRead Review Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billing**With contract By Courtenay Stevens Former Staff Writer Read More Published on December 07, 2021 20 min read Share Article Last Updated: 1 month ago Plan and pricing information was updated for 2022. Five of our top brands had major pricing changes. Updated: 5 months agoWe’ve updated pricing for RingCentral and included its Essentials plan for businesses needing VoIP for up to 20 users. At $19.99 a month per user, RingCentral remains our overall top choice.Updated: several months agoWe updated this page with the most recent pricing and plan data from Nextiva and 8x8.  View all updates With business VoIP services, your business no longer has to be tied down to a limited number of physical phone lines. Instead, you can use your VoIP provider’s approach to access your VoIP number and place VoIP calls from your cell phone or desktop using your business phone number. Best of all, your customers will see your business phone number on their caller ID. You can also accept incoming calls from customers—even if your device has a different, private phone number attached to it. With at-home work becoming more common than ever before, VoIP phone systems are more vital than ever. With a VoIP small-business phone system, your employees can easily place and receive business calls at home using your business phone number. With that in mind, we scoured the market to find the best VoIP services for small to medium companies, narrowing it down to these 13 business VoIP phone service providers so you can easily find what you need. Best VoIP service providers for small businesses. RingCentral: Best full-service VoIPOoma: Best VoIP service for at-home workNextiva: Best VoIP provider for midsize businessGrasshopper: Best for mobile businesses8x8: Best budget buy Best VoIP providers for small business. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedRingCentral$19.99*Voicemail-to-text, toll-free or local number, 100 toll-free minutes/mo.View PlansOoma$19.95Unlimited calling in the US and Canada, 3-way conferencingView PlansNextiva$18.95**Hold music, unlimited US calling, free number portingView PlansGrasshopper$26.00**1 number, up to 3 extensions, Voicemail to Email, virtual faxView Plans8x8$12.00Unlimited calling in the US and Canada, mobile and desktop apps, HD videoconferencingView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billing**With contract Curious to find out more about the small business phone systems near you? Answer a few questions to find out more about the options in your area. RingCentral: Best overall. RingCentral 5.0 Solid feature set and fair pricing starting at $19.99/mo./user*We love that RingCentral offers such a wide range of product features. And the plans are fairly affordable, with price matching available and a generous allotment of toll-free minutes. Just look out for a so-so customer service experience. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billingRingCentral offers a well-rounded work-from-home solution that includes integrated messaging, unlimited videoconferencing, and cloud-hosted VoIP service right out of the box. The service includes a lot of features that other providers charge extra for (such as generous toll-free minutes). And small businesses don’t have to worry about whether they’re getting raked over the coals for their cloud-hosted VoIP service because RingCentral offers price matching on plans with less than 50 lines. RingCentral VoIP plans. Plan nameStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedEssentials$19.99**Unlimited calls in the US and Canada, unlimited business SMS, and team messaging availableView PlansStandard$27.99*Unlimited calls in the US and Canada, 1,000 toll-free minutes/mo., 4-person videoconferencingView PlansPremium$34.99*2,500 toll-free minutes/mo., 100-person videoconferencing, Salesforce® integrationView PlansUltimate$49.99*10,000 toll-free minutes/mo., 200-person videoconferencingView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billing for 100+ users**Price per user per month, from 2-20 users Another thing we love about RingCentral is its reliability. RingCentral promises a 99.999% uptime, meaning both your in-house and at-home employees can rely on your VoIP system to work whenever they need it. Plus, RingCentral plans include unlimited internet faxing, phone conferencing, and videoconferencing for up to 100 participants. Video meetings can even last up to 24 hours—just in case. Here are a few other features business owners are sure to love: Unlimited calls within the US and Canada A toll-free or local phone number Automatic call recording Inbound caller ID 2,500 toll-free monthly minutes Service in 100+ countries worldwide Voice menus in 10 different languages And if you ever experience trouble with your VoIP system, RingCentral’s customer service team is available 24/7 via online chat or via phone during standard business hours. Keep in mind, though, that usually only larger enterprises get US-based support—small businesses usually get outsourced to overseas customer service representatives. If that doesn’t work for you, though, RingCentral also offers ticket service, an extensive online knowledge base, and weekly webinars to answer common questions. Mike KhorevNine Peaks MediaAs a consultancy marketing business for small-business owners, part of our business is to help small-business owners set up their VoIP and local phone numbers. We used to have RingCentral, and we advised our clients to use it. RingCentral gives you a local phone number regardless of whether you are in the building or not—or even in the city. You will always have a local phone number that you can redirect to any cell phone, depending on who’s working in the company. RingCentral offers good customer service and has great flexibility, but it’s a bit expensive.Alex Romanoviwillbuyhouse.comOur real estate investment company has 14 phone lines altogether. For a phone service, we needed a local number, good call quality, uninterrupted service, calling apps for our laptops and cell phones, and an internal messaging platform for team communication. We started out with a niche company called Sound Communications, but their call quality and app were not very good. So once we made a bit more income, we decided to switch to RingCentral. RingCentral provides great call quality and is highly recommended in the real estate investment community. They are on the pricier side—$419.88 per line per year—but I’m OK with the price because their service is worth it and the high-quality phone calls are very important to our business. View RingCentral Plans Read Our Review Ooma: Best VoIP service for at-home work. Ooma 4.0 Scalable solutions for remote work with pricing starting at $19.95/mo./userIf your business has transitioned to at-home work, Ooma offers affordable services that are easy to use and can easily grow with your company. While some customers have complained about dropped calls, we think Ooma’s still the ideal VoIP service for businesses working remotely. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.With its affordable pricing and scalable solutions, Ooma is one of our favorite small-business phone services. But Ooma’s Office and Office Pro plans also stand out as some of the best VoIP phone service offerings for businesses with at-home employees. Ooma phone systems are flexible, so you can use your office phone while working at home, place and accept work calls on your cell phone, and even use the Ooma desktop app to place calls on your computer. And Ooma’s plans stay affordable even with an upper-tier plan. Ooma VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedOoma Office$19.95Unlimited calling in the US and Canada, 3-way conferencingView PlansOoma Office Pro$24.95Call recording, enhanced call blocking, voicemail transcriptionView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Ooma’s remote features can help your business stay up and running no matter where your employees are. For starters, Ooma’s mobile and desktop apps allow remote employees to make and receive unlimited calls within North America using your business number. We also like Ooma’s Ring Groups feature, which lets you group extensions together in your phone system so they all ring simultaneously. Then it transfers the call to whichever employee answers first. This allows your customers to get through to a representative as quickly as possible and provides a backup in case one of your employees has to step away to deal with childcare or move the laundry along. Businesses working remotely should keep in mind, though, that Ooma offers videoconferencing only on the Ooma Office Pro plan. Otherwise, you get a conference line that lets at-home employees collaborate over the phone. That puts Ooma a pace behind some of the other providers on our list, but with providers like Nextiva currently offering their video collaboration tool to businesses for free, it shouldn’t be a major issue. View Ooma Plans Read Our Review Nextiva: Best VoIP software for midsize businesses. Nextiva 4.5 Scalable for multiple locations with pricing starting at $17.95/mo./user*If you operate more than one office or have employees scattered around your areas working from home, Nextiva is easy to scale without breaking your budget. However, this option may not be best for companies that need low-cost international calling features. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With prepaid, 36-month agreement on a 100+ users planNextiva is great for midsize businesses on a budget because it delivers an impressive balance of pricing and features. Nextiva’s mobile app and desktop app allow your employees to ditch the clunky office phones of the past, and the service’s online management platform makes it easy to juggle multiple lines—even when your employees are all working from different locations. Nextiva VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedEssential$18.95*1,500 toll-free minutes, unlimited internet fax, video and audio meetingsView PlansProfessional$22.95*3,000 toll-free minutes, unlimited videoconferencing, team messagingView PlansEnterprise$32.95*12,500 toll-free minutes, voicemail transcription, advanced business integrationsView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With prepaid, 36-month agreement on a 100+ users plan Nextiva service also provides a number of helpful features for businesses working from home. For starters, there’s the Nextiva app, which lets you use your business phone number to make calls remotely from your desktop or mobile devices. Nextiva’s team collaboration tool, Cospace, also lets your team collaborate via video chat, so you can keep everyone one the same page. Just need a videoconference solution?If you need a way to video chat with your team, but aren’t interested in a full-blown VoIP service, we have good news. Right now, Nextiva is offering video and team collaboration for an unlimited number of users—completely free. See the Nextiva website to learn more about their Video & Collaboration service.Word to the wise, though: Nextiva’s pricing can be a little complex, so make sure you click around the website’s pricing page to find the accurate pricing for your business. The website lists the Essential plan at $17.95 per month, for example. But if you click the tiny question mark next to the price, you find out that price is only for prepaid 36-month contracts on plans with 100 or more users. If you’re a small business on a month-to-month plan, you’ll actually wind up paying $30.95 per month for the same package. That being said, we think it’s impressive that none of Nextiva’s plans cost more than $45 per month—especially considering all the VoIP service features you get. And for businesses with at-home employees, features like unlimited videoconferencing (with a Professional plan or higher), screen sharing, and team messaging make it easier to get work done even when everyone’s physically distant. View Nextiva Plans Read Our Review Grasshopper: Best for mobile businesses. Grasshopper 4.0 Easy-to-use service for businesses on the go with pricing starting at $26.00/mo./user*While Grasshopper may suffer from minor audio quality and transcription problems, the service is a major contender for businesses that operate from multiple locations. It’s easy to set up and easy to use, and it includes toll-free vanity numbers. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billingNow more than ever, businesses are discovering that they don’t need their employees to work in an office environment to be successful. But Grasshopper is an especially great VoIP software for mobile businesses like food trucks and pop-up stores. Like many other VoIP phone services, Grasshopper offers iOS and Android apps that allow you to make and receive business calls on your cell phone. But unlike the competition, it allows you to customize call forwarding rules for each phone extension on your plan. That way, each of your employees or business locations can manage calls in whatever way works best for them. Grasshopper VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedSolo$26.00*1 number, up to 3 extensions, Voicemail to Email, virtual faxView PlansPartner$44.00*3 numbers, up to 6 extensions, Voicemail to Email, virtual faxView PlansSmall Business$80.00*5 numbers, unlimited extensions, Voicemail to Email, virtual faxView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billing Grasshopper is great for small businesses, so why didn’t we name it our top small-business phone service? To be honest, we think Grasshopper is a little expensive compared to other options on the table. Grasshopper plans start at $26 per month (assuming you sign up for annual billing), which is pretty pricey considering you get only one business phone number with up to three extensions. Grasshopper also offers fewer unified communications features than other PBX solutions. You also have to provide your own devices. That’s not a big deal if your employees are all working from home and using their cell phones or desktop phones to place calls. But it may pose a problem if you need to upgrade your office’s old analog phones. Oh, and Grasshopper only offers service to businesses in the US and Canada. On the upside, though, Grasshopper offers the same features across all its plans. Unlike other business VoIP solutions, you don’t have to upgrade your plan just to get business texting (for example). That means your business can enjoy the same high-end VoIP phone system features as a large company, even if you have only a couple of lines. Special offer alertRight now, Grasshopper is offering $50 off when you sign up for a 12-month prepaid plan. That way, you don’t have to break the bank to stay connected. See Grasshopper’s home page for more details. View Grasshopper Plans Read Our Review 8x8: Best budget buy. 8x8 4.0 Inexpensive calling with quality customer service with pricing starting at $12.00/mo./user8x8’s claims to fame are its incredibly low pricing, cheap international calling rates, and crowdsourced customer service. This VoIP provider offers limited mobile access, but it’s a good pick for any business trying to save a buck without sacrificing quality. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.Given all the economic uncertainty faced by small businesses today, choosing a low-cost VoIP phone service makes a lot of sense. Fortunately, 8x8 offers three simple, feature-loaded plans that can help you keep your expenses low while also getting all the VoIP features you need. 8x8 even offers integrations with third-party business apps like Salesforce, Zendesk, Netsuite, and Microsoft Dynamics. That way, your business can build out a complete enterprise resource planning solution that allows your inventory, accounting, point-of-sale, and customer service to work together seamlessly—all without having to shell out big money for it. 8x8 VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet started8x8 Express$12.00Unlimited calling within the US and Canada, Auto AttendantView PlansX2$24.00*Unlimited calling within 14 countries, single sign-on, HD videoconferencingView PlansX4$44.00*Unlimited calling within 47 countries, operator switchboard, call analyticsView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. All 8x8 plans include team messaging, HD videoconferencing, and screen sharing, you you can easily keep all your at-home team members engaged and collaborative. And contact centers that have transitioned to remote work can still enjoy features like omnichannel routing, which allows your employees to engage with customers via chat, social media, text, and phone—all in one platform. And of course, you can’t ignore the fact that 8x8 offers full internet phone services that start at just $12 per month. The company’s introductory plan even offers an auto attendant to help transfer calls to the appropriate extension without you needing to pay a receptionist to answer the phone—a feature other internet and phone providers don’t offer except on upper-tier plans. That being said, 8x8’s plan upgrades are not the cheapest on our list. But considering the number of features you get for the price, we think it’s a good value for most companies looking for a VoIP phone system that offers a lot of bang for your buck. View 8x8 Plans Read Our Review Delivering Business Advice Directly to You By signing up I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Honorable mention VoIP service providers for small businesses. Vonage: Best VoIP service for small businessesVerizon: Most reliableGoToConnect: Best featuresMitel: Runner-up for mobile businessesPhone.com: Cheapest plansFusion Connect: Best customer service1-VoIP: Most flexibleFrontier: Honorable mention Honorable mention VoIP providers for small business. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedVonage$19.99Unlimited calling and texts, mobile and desktop appsView PlansVerizon VoIP$35.00**Simultaneous mobile ring, Auto Attendant, Voicemail to EmailView PlansGoToConect$22.00Fax to Email, custom greetings, custom schedulesView PlansMitel$26.00**Mobile integration, call routing, personal agent queuing, reportingView PlansPhone.com$12.99*300 minutes/mo., unlimited extensions, call queuing, Voicemail to EmailView PlansFusion Connect$14.95Call queuing, call routing, supervisor dashboardView Plans1-VoIP$14.97Digital call forward, auto attendant, virtual faxView PlansFrontierVariesShared workstations, auto attendant, desktop portfolioView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With annual billing Vonage: Best for small businesses. Vonage VoIP solutions that can grow with your company with pricing starting at $14.99/mo./user*Sure, Vonage has dealt with bad press and technical issues in the past. But these days, the service’s easy setup, impressive 99.999% uptime, and scalable business phone system options make it a top-notch VoIP choice for businesses with an eye toward growth. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With 20–99 usersAs one of the earliest VoIP services on the market, Vonage is one of the most well-known PBX solutions currently available. And for good reason. Vonage phone service can easily grow with your company, so you don’t have to worry about difficult transitions to new systems as your needs expand. Vonage integrates with everything from Salesforce to Slack, so you’re covered if your business ever outgrows its current customer relationship tools. And Vonage offers VoIP communications features that make the service easy to use even when you’re at home. Vonage VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedMobile$19.99*Team messaging, unlimited calling and texts, mobile and desktop appsView PlansPremium$29.99*Videoconferencing, multi-level auto attendant, CRM integrationsView PlansAdvanced$39.99*Call group, visual voicemail, 15 hours of call recordingView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With 20–99 users Vonage plans offer great features for at-home employees, including unlimited team messaging, unlimited calls, and unlimited business text messages on every plan. However, if videoconferencing is important to your business, you’ll need to upgrade to the Premium plan. We also like that Vonage offers 20 third-party integrations through the Vonage App Center, which is available even on the Mobile plan. This feature allows you to sync your VoIP phone system with select accounting, inventory, and CRM software so you can build out a completely interconnected business. Furthermore, all Vonage customers get 24/7 customer support and IT solutions. Between that and all the other features included on Vonage’s basic phone system plans, it’s a great solution for small businesses that want advanced features at a budget price. And Vonage can definitely keep up when it’s time to upgrade your devices or add more lines, so your business can easily grow within your existing VoIP system. View Vonage Plans Read Our Review Verizon VoIP: Most reliable. Verizon VoIP Extra cost for extra reliability with pricing starting at $35.00/mo./user*Verizon is definitely one of the most expensive VoIP options on our list. But given the company’s reputation for reliable mobile solutions and full-service fiber-optic connections, it may be worth the extra cost for some businesses (assuming you live in an area with Verizon’s fiber-optic options, of course). View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With two-year contractVerizon’s mobile solutions and ultra-fast fiber-optic internet connections (named Fios) have made the company the current gold standard when it comes to reliable telecommunications. And frankly, Verizon doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) VoIP service. Verizon’s appeal ultimately comes down to its reliability. The telecommunications giant offers both fiber-optic and DSL connections nationwide. And say what you want about Verizon’s customer service—the company is one of the few internet and phone providers with a reputation for maintaining a state-of-the-art network with few to no dropped calls on its internet phone Verizon VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedBusiness Digital Voice (1 to 5 lines)$35.00*Unlimited nationwide calling, 45+ call management features, secure VoIP networkView PlansBusiness Digital Voice (6+ lines)Price available upon requestUnlimited nationwide calling, 45+ call management features, secure VoIP networkView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.*With two-year contract Unfortunately, that reliability doesn’t exactly come cheap. Verizon’s Business Digital Voice VoIP plans start relatively high, and if you need more lines, you’ll need to call and get a quote to get exact pricing. It’s a sliding-scale illusion that would end up costing about the same no matter the number of people in your enterprise. But Verizon isn’t a budget choice for small businesses: it’s a reliability choice. If you’re located in one of the 21 states that currently enjoy Verizon Fios service—which are mostly in the northeast—you’ll have access to one of the fastest internet connections available, which is perfect for VoIP. If your at-home employees don’t have Verizon Fios internet or your business is in DSL-only country, the speed will be slower, but uptime is still guaranteed at 99.95%. Either internet option will support steady VoIP service, and if your business is more medium-sized than small, Verizon could add up to a better value in the long run (especially if you’re in Fios territory). Since Verizon is a massive company, customer service ratings are in line with what you’d usually read in the comments section—meaning, people are far more motivated to complain than praise. Navigating Verizon’s bundling plans for businesses may be like a choose-your-own-adventure odyssey, but its support lines are segregated well, with separate contacts for small, medium, and larger businesses. Verizon also offers competitive SLAs (service level agreements) for quality and service and 24/7 VoIP phone services support via phone, email, and tickets. Verizon Business Digital Voice isn’t necessarily budget friendly for a smaller business, but the upper-tier plans should be attractive to medium and larger outfits that demand reliable uptime, or at least prefer an all-in-one telecom provider. View Verizon Plans GoToConnect: Best feature-rich VoIP. GoTo Connect Impressive feature list and glowing reviews with pricing starting at $29.95/mo./userGoToConnect offers all its features on every plan—the only difference is the number of users you get. That makes it easy to choose a feature-rich plan that’s easily customized to suit your business needs. View Plans Data as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.GoToConnect has nearly as many glowing critical reviews as the Radiohead discography, minus the pretentious lyricism. GoToConnect has established a positive industry reputation since its launch as Jive in 2006, thanks mostly to its interface simplicity, focus on small businesses, and large array of telephone features that are available to all pricing tiers. GoToConnect VoIP plans. PlanStarting price (per mo. per user)FeaturesGet startedBasic$22.001–4 users, Fax to Email, custom greetings, custom schedulesView PlansStandard$26.005–9 users, custom hold music, corporate directory, conferencingView PlansPremium$39.0010–24 users, Voicemail to Email, web user portal, unlimited extensionsView PlansData as of 11/9/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. All these tiers deliver top-notch phone service features, which include the following perks: Call routing Caller ID Do Not Disturb Custom hold music International calling Advanced ring strategies Unlimited call queues In addition, GoToConnect plans deliver unlimited videoconferencing for up to 250 participants. That makes company-wide meetings a lot easier while your employees are based from home. Plus, GoToConnect offers virtual international numbers in more than 25 countries—though you’ll have to pay a $19.99 setup fee, plus an additional monthly fee of anywhere from $5.99 to $23.99 a month (depending on the country where the number is located). We also like that GoToConnect’s phone systems are easy to set up and come with US-based 24/7 phone, live chat, and email support (with specific help for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies, and education clients). Overall, it’s a simple and feature-loaded VoIP phone system that works for all kinds of businesses. View GoToConnect Plans Get your business connected RingCentral is our top VoIP choice for small businesses because of its unlimited domestic business phone and messaging, starting at just $19.99/mo. Adaptable to your business needs from equipment rentals to toll-free numbers Global infrastructure with an easy setup Easy to scale and find a plan that works for you—regardless of your business’s size Get started with RingCentral 5 more VoIP providers reviewed by Business.org:. Runner-up for mobile businessesThis VoIP phone system for small business focuses primarily on delivering solutions for businesses operating on their mobile devices. Mitel plans start at $20.99 per month per line, which includes unlimited minutes, audioconferencing, videoconferencing, and integrations with Outlook and G Suite. Plus, Mitel is offering free service until 2021 to help businesses deal with the effects of coronavirus.View PlansCheapest plansPhone.com offers super inexpensive Voice over IP plans, starting at just $12.99 per month per user (with an annual plan). Its 300-minute-per-month Base plan makes it the perfect small-business VoIP phone service—as long as you use one of the few CRMs Phone.com offers integrations for.View PlansBest customer serviceFusion Connect provides reliable unified communications systems for customer service–oriented businesses. Fusion Connect’s PBX solutions start at $14.95 per month per user—not too shabby considering you get over 50 communications features as part of your plan.View PlansMost flexible1-VoIP provides VoIP software for businesses on a budget. Customers get full VoIP features, pay-per-minute calls, and the flexibility to use your existing devices, starting at $14.97 per month per line. Just don’t expect a lot of integration with your CRM.View PlansHonorable mentionFrontier AnyWare offers flexible hosted PBX solutions for small to midsize businesses. The actual cost of Frontier’s business phone service varies by area, so you’ll need to visit the Frontier website and enter your address to find out how much it would cost to get the right solutions for your specific business.View Plans What other business owners say. Hall BrannockiBEAM Construction CamerasThe biggest recommendation I can make is to make sure you/the business have enough bandwidth to handle VoIP services. The takeaway. Landline providers are almost a thing of the past—like it or not, VoIP systems may soon be your only business phone choice. Moreover, VoIP phone systems may be the best method to adjust to an increasingly home-based work environment. Fortunately, you have plenty of VoIP home phone and business telephone systems to choose from, with more digital features and affordable pricing than ever before. Even so, it’s an increasingly competitive market, so don’t sell yourself short—do your homework before settling on a small-business VoIP system. Not convinced VoIP is right for your business? Check out our guide to how VoIP differs from other options, or click over to our summary of the different types of phone systems for business. Related content. 11 VoIP Features Business Owners Consider a Must SIP vs. VoIP Fixed VoIP vs. Non-Fixed VoIP Cheapest VoIP Phone Service for Business 2021 VoIP FAQ. Since VoIP is a relatively new technology that differs from traditional copper-line telephone systems, there may be a bit of a learning curve before you dive into adopting it for your business. Here are a few elemental points to get started. What basic features do you get with VoIP service? Just as a smartphone can do more than a landline phone, a VoIP phone system for business can perform all the expected tasks of standard business phone plans and then some. They’re a great choice for small businesses that need full functionality, and the VoIP systems we’ve reviewed include most, if not all, of the following features: Web-based system administration Mobile management (iOS and Android) Automated attendant Hold music Call forwarding Conference bridging Conference calling Caller ID Call blocking Call waiting Call transferring Find Me/Follow Me Ring groups One-line sharing on multiple phones/devices Videoconferencing Voicemail to Email (as audio file) Voicemail to Text Fax to Text (as PDF) What is PBX? A private branch exchange (PBX) is the closed telephone network within a business, which employees share for outbound, inbound, and interoffice phone calls. VoIP systems manage PBXs off-site through cloud PBX hosting, eliminating the need for costly (and space-hogging) on-premise equipment and maintenance. What is a SIP trunk? A SIP (session initiation protocol) trunk carries voice, data, and video through a “trunk” that replaces copper telephone connections through the conventional PSTN (public switched telephone network), consolidating phone and internet service into a single digital line. In plain English, SIP trunking allows you to physically disconnect from your phone company, opening the door for digital, internet-powered options (read: VoIP). And unlike hardwired telephone lines, digital lines allow you to scale your phone solutions as your business grows. What is a VoIP number? A VoIP phone number is just like a regular telephone number, but it’s assigned to a user rather than a specific physical phone line. When landline providers set up your telephone system, they map your new number to the physical copper connections that are hardwired into your home. But with VoIP phone systems, your number is assigned to your internet phone services account. That allows you to access your VoIP phone number (and make VoIP phone calls) from any device with an internet connection. That gives you the flexibility to use your VoIP phone number at home, in the office, or even from your smartphone. What is number porting? If you’ll be switching to a VoIP business system, will you want to keep your current phone number? Most VoIP services offer number porting, which lets you transfer—or port—your number to a new service. Check for number porting in a VoIP service’s features; some will apply it for free, while others may charge a one-time fee. What does BYOD stand for? BYOD stands for bring your own device. This term refers to employees conducting company business on personal laptops, tablets, and phones instead of on company-owned gear. Most VoIP companies offer BYOD features and solutions within their plans, either included or at additional cost. However, extra IT security layers and company guidelines for BYOD are on you. What is power outage vulnerability? As mentioned earlier, VoIP is entirely reliant on a high-speed internet connection—and is also entirely at the mercy of power outages. Telephone lines may be archaic, but they still work in a blackout—internet equipment and connections, not so much. If your business requires 24/7 uptime, make sure backup power sources are in place. What is E911? Unlike traditional telephone lines, VoIP numbers can’t be traced by 911 operators. This doesn’t mean you’d be helpless in case of a natural disaster or Sasquatch attack, however. Upon initial setup at a location, you simply need to enter your info manually through the system’s E911 (Enhanced 911) feature, which will attach a physical address to your VoIP number. Business owners report that VoIP keeps them connected during Covid-19. Just how crucial is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in 2021? According to small-business owners, very—and getting more and more important all the time. That’s good news for the VoIP industry, which saw an 8.3% growth in 2020 amid stay-at-home orders and public health concerns.1 That growth should continue, and multiple studies project that the VoIP industry will earn a US market revenue of at least USD $55 billion in 2025.2,3 Based on a survey conducted by Business.org, predictions of the VoIP industry’s continued expansion are right on track. Per our survey results, over 64% of surveyed small businesses added VoIP services during the pandemic. And a full 85% of surveyed business owners said VoIP kept their teams more connected throughout 2020. Our survey results . So apart from the fact that business owners in 2020 switched to or added VoIP in increasing numbers, what else did we learn? For one, more small-business owners with one business location added VoIP this year than businesses with multiple locations—61% of respondents had businesses with one location while 39% had businesses multiple locations. Additionally, surveyed business owners value VoIP for more than its connectivity: 84% said VoIP saves their business money 87% said VoIP improves their ability to offer better customer service 50% said they chose VoIP to help increase worker productivity And our survey respondents also have a few concerns about the future of VoIP: 54.5% said they worried about AI chatbots using VoIP 60.5% said they worried about increased spam calls related to VoIP VoIP will remain crucial in the post-pandemic business world. VoIP is an essential part of an ever-increasing number of businesses. And with global 5G availability on the horizon, VoIP is perfectly positioned to become the next multi-billion-dollar industry. We’re interested to see whether the VoIP industry hits that number in 2025—or, thanks to the new work-from-home norm, much sooner.  See more Business.org reports Methodology. We partnered with Pollfish to conduct an anonymous survey of 650 small-business owners who currently use VoIP. Business.org analyzed the results and compiled this report. To learn more about Pollfish and how it organically finds respondents, check out its methodology. Disclaimer At Business.org, our research is meant to offer general product and service recommendations. We don't guarantee that our suggestions will work best for each individual or business, so consider your unique needs when choosing products and services. Sources:IBISWorld, “VoIP Industry in the US,” October 11, 2020. Accessed January 7, 2021.MarketWatch, “Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Market Size to Witness Revenue of USD 55 billion by 2025,” November 9, 2020. Accessed January 7, 2021.Global Market Insights, “VoIP Market Size Forecast 2019-2025 | Industry Share Analysis Report,” April 2019. Accessed January 7, 2021. Written by Courtenay Stevens Courtenay cut her teeth (and occasionally her tongue) on the world of business when she was eight years old, licking envelopes to help her dad mail calendars to his clients. Ever since, she has fostered a passion for entrepreneurship, which makes small business one of her favorite topics to write about. When Courtenay isn’t writing, she enjoys podcasting about pop culture and attempting to keep up with her hellspawn (aka children). Read More Related Articles By Courtenay Stevens 01/04/2022 RingCentral Review: Plans and Pricing 2022 Sure, RingCentral is the VoIP provider of choice for over 350,000 businesses worldwide.1 But that... 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                            [body] => Different Types of VoIP Technology 01/05/19VoIP phone systems provide voice services by sending communications as data packets over the Internet. Yet there are different ways in which this process can be managed. This overview introduces and explains the different types of VoIP technology and why a business might need to understand the differences.VoIP phone calls are made over the Internet, as opposed to traditional phone lines, with the voice signal digitally transmitted. Some VoIP solutions are computer-to-computer only while others allow calling any telephone number — local, long distance, mobile, or international— via computer, a special VoIP phone, or a traditional phone using a VoIP adapter.Having addressed the technology choices, there are four main types of VoIP technology. Each option has varying levels of complexity which can impact ease of implementation and maintenance.Integrated Access. Integrated access is the VoIP service that most mimics the traditional phone line. With integrated access VoIP, businesses integrate VoIP software and existing, legacy phone systems. This approach lets the business keep its old number and equipment while also gaining access to advanced telecommunications features.SIP Trunks. Session Initial Protocol (SIP) transmits voice and video information across a data network, letting VoIP users take advantage of shared lines and increase their communications flexibility. Because all data is sent over a network, businesses can use SIP trunks to replace traditional analog phone networks or use a VoIP gateway to integrate SIP trunking with legacy phone systems.SIP trunks are flexible, work well with cloud technology, and are easy to integrate with Private Branch Exchange (PBX) telephone systems. They can also lead to substantial cost savings, as the business pays only for minutes used and reduces the need for hardware and physical phone lines. The pay-as-you-go model makes SIP trunks an attractive option for businesses and is part of the reason the SIP trunk market is expected to grow from $7.63 billion in 2018 to $12.7 billion by 2023.¹Hosted IP PBX. What most people envision when they think of VoIP, this VoIP solution sees a vendor host and operate the private branch exchange, offering unified communications solutions. The business connects to a hosted cloud-based PBX network via its IP network. Phone system hardware is maintained off-site by the hosted IP PBX vendor, and all responsibility for the hardware, software, maintenance, security and upgrades all falls on the hosted PBX provider. This can greatly decrease the maintenance and training requirements that businesses take on internally, as well as decrease the initial investment into phone system hardware and setup.Typically, this solution also offers small- to medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly control panel from which they can manage and monitor their phone systems while gaining features such as on-hold music or messaging, call queueing, auto attendants and more. Hosted IP PBX is also popular with healthcare organizations due to its reliability for patient care communication.²Managed IP PBX. Similar to Hosted IP PBX, this version of the unified communication solution is outsourced to a third party that takes care of all management requirements, but instead of phone hardware being off-site, the equipment is housed on-premise by the business. The managed PBX provider typically charges a flat fee, based on number of phone lines, and installs any needed equipment. Configuration, updating and upgrading the technology is also the provider’s responsibility.Business Needs and Ability Determine Which VoIP Technology You Need. Understanding these different VoIP services can help a business determine the system that best suits its needs. SIP Trunks, for instance, are more attractive to those who want to install their own technology and manage it themselves, while still connecting to VoIP advantages. On the other hand, managed IP PBX is a good option for those who don’t have the resources to buy and operate their own VoIP systems. The Hosted IP PBX solution frees the business to select the hardware and software that works for them and liberates them from the cost and administrative headache of maintaining both voice and data lines and the related carrier partnerships.Editor’s Note: This article was most recently updated in 2019 to include updated market forecasts and new VoIP technology information. It was originally published in 2016. References¹ https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-global-sip-trunking-services-market-size-is-expected-to-grow-from-usd-7-63-billion-in-2018-to-usd-12-70-billion-by-2023–at-a-compound-annual-growth-rate-cagr-of-10-7-300711522.html² https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-hosted-pbx-market-2018-2023-forecast-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-14-9—rising-need-of-enterprise-mobility-is-a-major-driver-300628848.html
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                            [body] => How to Choose the Best Business VoIP Provider in 2022 (Compared) Last updated on January 1st, 2022 by Editorial Staff | Reader DisclosureDisclosure: Our content is reader-supported. This means if you click on some of our links, then we may earn a commission. See how WPBeginner is funded, why it matters, and how you can support us. Shares 271 Share Tweet Share Pin Facebook Messenger WhatsApp Email Are you looking to choose a business VoIP provider but not sure which one is right for your needs? VoIP is a term used for business phone service which allows you to use advanced call management features to make phone calls directly from your computer or mobile device. Unlike the old school bulky phone setup, business VOIP is a perfect phone solution for small businesses. You can cut down traditional phone costs while getting a more powerful business phone system. In this article, we will explain what is business VoIP, and how to choose the best business VoIP provider for your company. Since we had to choose a VoIP provider for our own business, we will also share our comparison of the best VoIP phone providers for small and growing businesses. What is VoIP? VoIP or Voice over IP is a term used to describe internet phone service. Unlike a traditional phone service which uses the landline, VoIP services use the internet to receive and make calls. We created a beginner’s guide on what is VoIP and how it works. Here’s a quick visual representation: Benefits of using VoIP Following are just some of the benefits of using a business VoIP phone system: You can receive incoming calls using your computer (desktop app), VoIP phone sets, and even cell phone (Android / iOS). You can share one number with several employees. You can easily track voice call duration, hold times, wait times, and overall usage. Most business VoIP services come with call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, call routing, call queues, unlimited extensions, and more. You can use the same business phone number anywhere you want. It gives you a business phone number, so you don’t have to share your personal cellphone number with clients. Business VoIP offers cheaper local and international calling rates. Popular business VoiP providers also include business SMS text messaging, internet fax, team messaging, and video conferencing features. The business VoIP technology offers a lot of flexibility and freedom, and it has made it easy for businesses of all sizes to have a business phone number. Whether you’re a small 1 person company, a growing 10 people team, or established business with over 100+ people, you can use business VoIP. However if you don’t choose the best business VoIP provider, then you can run into some serious challenges. For example, the voice quality on VoIP calls varies depending on the internet connection (bandwidth) and the service provider you’re using. Unlike landlines, you’ll loose VoIP connection during a power outage or internet disruption, but this shouldn’t impact most small businesses if you’re well prepared. Having said that, let’s discuss when is the right time to start thinking about a business VoIP solution. Does Your Business Need VoIP Business Phone Solution? In any business, giving people a way to contact you is helpful in building trust and boost your sales. When starting a website, most business owners add a contact form, which makes it easy for users to contact you via email. However depending on the industry, sometimes customers may prefer more instant communication. This is why many businesses offer live chat or phone number on their websites. Giving users more than one way to communicate with your business can improve customer support and result in more sales. Whether you run an online store to sell products or a business website to sell services, a VoIP based business phone service can help you grow your business without the high costs. Your website visitors can easily call you to request a quote, ask a pre-sale question, or even request support. In short, business VoIP phone enables you to better manage and track your calls, collect customer information, and build stronger relationships with your customers. How to Choose The Best VoIP Service Your Business. There are a lot of large companies offering business VoIP services, and it’s a very competitive space. The abundance of choices and highly competitive nature of advertising makes it difficult for business owners to choose the best VoIP provider for their business. If you are just starting out, then you may be looking for the cheapest VoIP business phone service. However, you need to be careful when going down this route because they may lack certain features, which you’d later discover to be essential for your business. Then there are some business VoIP systems that are not easy to implement, transfer, or simply too expensive. When comparing business VoIP providers for our business, we looked for a balance of features and reasonable cost. Here’s a quick checklist that we used: Cost of local vs international calls. Most business VoIP services offer different plans for international calls. You need to choose a provider based on the geographic location of your customers. Features available in the VoIP plans. Each company offer a different set of VoIP features, and some sell them as separate add-ons which would increase your costs. Mobile apps and features that you can share among multiple users. Third-party integrations that you can use to connect your VoIP service to other tools like your CRM software, email marketing service, other APIs, and more. Network quality. You need to make sure that the business VoiP provider you choose has a reliable and scalable network with real-time 24/7 customer service. This ensure that your call quality for both audio and video conference calls are top notch. That being said, let’s take a look at our pick of the best business VoIP providers. 1. Nextiva. Nextiva is the best business VoIP service on the market. We can say this confidently because while researching for a VoIP service for our own business, we ended up choosing Nextiva. Their business VoIP service offers all the essential features needed by a growing business including call routing, auto-attendant, free domestic calling, voicemail to email and text, online fax, and more. Other standard features include unlimited calling, free number porting, caller ID, call forwarding, custom greetings, hold music, and more. They also offer a free local number or toll-free number with their plans. We were able to quickly setup professional sounding welcome message with directory and phone routing which helps make our small business compete with the big guys. What we really liked about Nextiva was their support team was extremely helpful from pre-sales all the way to onboarding and setup. Even though we didn’t need any fancy desk phone sets, on-premise softphone, or PBX system, they gave us a full demo and showed us how we can easily use Nextiva with traditional desk phones, conference phones, and even in a call center / contact center environment as our business grows. The best part was they went above and beyond even though we’re a relatively small customer for them considering they help large businesses like Taco Bell, Ashleys Furniture, Conan, and others. Over the last two years of using Nextiva as our unified communication platform, we have come to really appreciate some of their other advanced features like video meetings for conference calls, audio conferencing, and voicemail transcription. What our team really likes about Nextiva is their high call quality, pretty much 100% uptime, and the fact that we can receive phone calls on the go from our iPhone (iOS), Google Android phones, as well as our tablets & laptops. Pricing: Starts from $18.95 / per user / per month. Unlike other business VoIP providers, they don’t require annual contracts. However you can get discounts on buying pre-paid packages, and you can also get lower rates when you add more users to your plan. 2. RingCentral. RingCentral is another excellent business VoIP provider. With RingCentral, you get all the standard features you would expect from a reliable business VoIP phone service like call forwarding, advanced routing, call waiting, caller ID, hold music, and more. They offer easy integrations with third-party services like Dropbox, G Suite, Salesforce, Microsoft Outlook, Zendesk, and more. Other notable features include online meetings, video calls, screen sharing, conferencing, and an easy to use web-based administration panel. We first discovered RingCentral organically because they are very well known and a fairly large company in the business VoIP space. We tried their telephone system for several months, and we found the calls to always be of high-quality. While their feature offering is great, their pricing is a bit on the higher end unless you sign the annual contract. Pricing: Starting from $34.99 / per user every month for the first user. Their monthly pricing drops significantly when you switch to annual and add the second user ($24.99 per user). There are additional costs for advanced functionality like automatic call recording, hot desking, etc. 3. Ooma Office Phone. Ooma is a popular business VOIP phone provider that offers 1-800 toll free phone numbers at affordable prices. You can add a toll free number to any Ooma office plan. By default they will pre-select a toll-free phone number for you, but you also have the option to choose a new one. Ooma office platform comes with all powerful features that you would expect such as virtual receptionist, extension dialing, music-on-hold, smart mobile phone apps, and more. Best of all the setup is very easy, and you can do it within minutes. Pricing: Their pricing starts at $19.95 per month per user with no contracts, and it comes with a free toll-free number and 35+ business phone features. They also have a Ooma Office Pro plan which costs $24.95 per month and includes additional features such as video conferencing, voicemail transcription, enhanced call blocking, call recording, desktop app, and more. 4. GrassHopper. GrassHopper is a popular business VoIP service suitable for startups and growing businesses. They offer virtual phone numbers through voice over internet protocol (VoIP), allowing call forwarding to any numbers or devices. The downside is that you’ll need a phone line for outgoing calls. They offer all the features you will expect like call waiting, forwarding, hold music, advanced routing, voicemail to email, and more. You can manage it from a computer using your web browser or mobile phone apps. It works with local, toll-free, vanity numbers, and you can choose from the US, Canada, or UK based numbers. Pricing: Starting from $29 per month with 1 number and up to 3 extensions. They offer a 10% discount if you sign an annual contract. 5. Phone.com. Phone.com is another popular choice among small business VoIP service providers. They include many European countries and Canada in their local call minutes. If you are operating in those locations, then it could be a cheap business VoIP service for your needs. Their service includes call forwarding, routing, waiting, custom greetings and music, conferencing, and more. You can also integrate your VoIP plan to popular CRM software like Salesforce or Zoho. Pricing: Starting from $12.99 per month with 300 monthly minutes. Their unlimited plan starts at $29.99 per month per user extension. 6. Vonage. Vonage is famous for offering residential VoIP however they also offer business VoIP services for small to medium-sized businesses as well as enterprise clients. They offer a wide range of business communication tools including VoIP. It includes all the usual features such as call forwarding and routing, caller ID, waiting, and more. Apart from that, they also offer team messaging and chat, conference calling, CRM integration, automatic call attendant, call recording, and more. They offer different plans each with different features and limitations. Pricing: Their base plan starts from $19.99 per month per line. Which is the Business VoIP Provider for You? After extensive research, we believe that Nextiva is the best business VoIP provider. Their plans are suitable for businesses of all sizes with an impressive set of features and great customer service. They offer fair pricing, do not require annual contracts, and their customer service is top-notch. When looking for a business VoIP solution for our company, we did a lot of research to compare each companies, their ratings on top user review websites, and even what their employees were saying about them. At the end, we ended up choosing Nextiva for our business. RingCentral came as a close second. They offered a lot of the same features, but at the end it came down to pricing where Nextiva clearly won. Note: We also looked into many other business VOIP services that are not listed in this article like GoToConnect (formerly Jive), AT&T, Verizon, Skype, Dialpad, Freshcaller, 8×8, and others. We decided it wasn’t best to list them all in this article because we don’t want to cause choice paralysis. We hope this article helped you find the best business VoIP provider for your business. You may also want to see our comparison of best A.I chatbot software and best push notification software to grow your sales. If you liked this article, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. 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                            [body] => 8 Best VoIP Service for Business in 2021 (Pros and Cons) Last updated on May 18, 2021 by Sunita Rai Are you looking for the best business phone system? VoIP refers to an internet phone service that allows you to receive and make calls on your computer or mobile device. It’s a highly cost-effective call management solution for businesses of all sizes. Using a business VoIP service, you can efficiently manage business calls, build a stronger relationship with customers, and improve your sales. In this article, we’ll compare the best VoIP service for business with their pros and cons.MonsterInsights is the best WordPress Analytics plugin. Get it for free! Best VoIP Service for Business 2021 – Quick Overview. Let’s get started with a quick overview of the services on our list. Nextiva RingCentral Ooma Grasshopper Vonage CallHippo 8×8 Skype for Business Video Tutorial.  For more details about each VoIP service, check out our written comparison to pick the most suitable option for your business. What Is a VoIP Service? Why You Need It For Your Business? VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It’s an internet-based business phone service that lets you receive and make phone calls using computers, VoIP phone sets, and also mobile devices. Unlike the traditional phone services which use a landline, VoIP services use the internet to make phone connections. Due to the same reason, VoIP services are cheaper, and they provide more powerful features. Using a VoIP service, you can easily track call duration, call wait times, hold times, and more. Also, you can enjoy more advanced options like call forwarding, call waiting, call routing, caller ID, etc. Another advantage of using a VoIP business service is that you can share one phone number with all of your employees. And, it can be used from anywhere in the world. By adding a business phone service to your website, you can make better communications with your customers. Depending on the nature of your business, online phone support can be sometimes more useful than contact forms and live chat. However, there’re also some disadvantages. One most obvious downside is that slow internet speed on your side or your customer’s side can block or interrupt communication. It’s also not the right choice for places with unstable electric power. With that said, let’s take a look at our selection of the best VoIP services for business. 1. Nextiva. Nextiva is the best VoIP service for businesses available on the market. They offer a simple but highly powerful phone system for businesses. Nextiva’s business call management system includes features like unlimited calling, unlimited text messaging and faxing, call queuing, instant conference calls, and more. It provides a complete unified communication system with voice, video, text, mobile app, and web collaboration. It also includes an auto-attendant feature that automatically greets your callers and helps them to choose the person or department they’re trying to reach. Trusted by the world’s top business brands like Taco Bell, Ashleys Furniture, and Conan, Nextiva is an excellent business phone service provider in the world. Pros: Using Nextiva business phone service is really easy as it provides a user-friendly admin panel to manage all your calls, voicemails, SMS, and more. It’s an affordable business VoIP phone service system. Nextiva team offers highly dedicated customer service. They help you in every step from pre-sales, onboarding, setup, to using it every day. Cons: If you’re a non-tech person, then it can take some time to set up Nextiva and get used to its interface. Pricing: Starts from $18.95 per user per month. (The prices get lower when you add more users to your Nextiva plan). Get started with Nextiva today! 2. RingCentral. RingCentral is yet another popular business phone system. They offer feature-rich business phone systems for both small companies and enterprise-level businesses. Their plans are all-inclusive, bundled up with all the essential features you’ll need to connect with your customers and grow your business. To name a few, it includes unlimited calling, call recording, instant messaging, call log, video meeting, screen sharing, call forwarding, and more. Plus, it provides a toll-free or local number, a minimum of 100 toll-free minutes per month, and voicemail-to-text service. You can also integrate your phone system with third-party services like G Suite, Dropbox, Salesforce, etc. Pros: Easy to set up and use; you can activate your phone service within minutes and start using it. It offers highly scalable services. You can add features to your plan as your business grows. Cons: Many users have complained about the poor customer support they provide. Pricing: Starts from $19.99 per month per user. Get started with RingCentral today! 3. Ooma. Ooma is a top VoIP phone service for small businesses. You can get one free 1-800 toll-free number with Ooma Office account for your business and stay connected with your customers no matter where you are. But if you require more toll-free numbers, then you’ll have to purchase them. Besides that, this business VoIP phone service system offers flexible and reasonable pricing plans along with lots of features. So, you don’t have to break the bank to add VoIP phone service to your website. Some of the key features of Ooma include a virtual receptionist, dedicated mobile and desktop apps, call blocking, multi-ring feature, call recording, and more. Pros: You get loads of features at affordable prices It can convert your traditional telephone and fax machine to digital signals Cons: Requires a high-speed internet to work properly or you might face delays Pricing: Starts from $19.95 per user. Get started with Ooma today!  4. Grasshopper. Grasshopper is also among the best business phone system solutions you can use for better business communications. It allows you to choose from local, toll-free, and vanity toll-free numbers as your business phone number and operate quick calls with your customers. Grasshopper business phone service features desktop and mobile apps, business texting, call forwarding, simultaneous call handling, custom greetings, virtual fax, and more. Grasshopper is a virtual phone system that can forward calls to any phone number or mobile device. However, it has a disadvantage that you need a regular phone line for outgoing calls. Pros: You can easily set up Grasshopper business VoIP system for your company. Call forwarding to anywhere in the world is possible with Grasshopper. Cons: Your employees need to use the existing landlines or mobile phones to make outbound calls. Pricing: Starts from $26 per month for 1 number and 3 extensions (when paid annually). Get started with Grasshopper today! 5. Vonage. Vonage is an excellent business phone system service and VoIP provider. It is a powerful cloud-based VoIP service that offers high-quality communications with voice, video, and messaging. Additionally, it collaborates with Amazon Chime to offer top-notch web conferencing, chat, screen share, file sharing, etc. Vonage also integrates well with other cloud-based popular apps like Office 365, G Suite, Salesforce, etc., and helps to increase your productivity. Pros: Vonage Business keeps your business calls up and running 24/7. They claim 99.999% uptime reliability. It has lower international call rates. Cons: Setting up Vonage requires some technical skills, non-tech users can have some problem in the beginning. Pricing: Starts from $19.99 per month per user. Get started with Vonage today! 6. CallHippo. CallHippo helps you to make high-quality calls to your customers and build stronger relationships with them. It’s a user-friendly virtual business phone system that you can use to offer customer support, answer pre-sale questions, and more. With CallHippo, you can get a local number instantly and make calls to over 190 countries. And, you don’t need a desk phone to receive and make calls. Pros: It provides a simple and user-friendly interface for complete call management. The CallHippo team offers great customer support. Cons: CallHippo lacks some important features that its competitors provide. Pricing: Starts from $14 per user per month. Get started with CallHippo today! 7. 8×8. 8×8 is among the top business phone system provider for small businesses. They offer reliable cloud-based VoIP systems. The 8×8 VoIP plans include all the standard features of an internet business phone system. Some of them are integrated voice, chat, virtual meetings, fax, contact centers, real-time communication analytics, etc. Pros: 8×8 is an easy to use phone system management service, suitable for both beginners and experts. Cons: Lacks some advanced features. For example, limited call queue options. Pricing: Starts from $12 per month per user. Get started with 8×8 today! 8. Skype for Business. Skype is one of the most popular communication tools for online calls and chat. It’s most widely used for personal communications, however, there’s Skype for Business available for businesses. Skype for Business lets you conduct professional online meetings with up to 250 people, record the sessions, share your screen, send instant messages, and more. It’s one of the cheapest VoIP business phone services you can get your hands on. Pros: Skype for Business is a part of the Office 365 Business bundle of Microsoft. It means that you can use all other powerful Microsoft apps with it. Cons: It doesn’t have advanced VoIP features that a full-fledged VoIP service might offer. Pricing: Starts from $8.25 per user per month (with an annual commitment). Get started with Skype for Business today! FAQs about Best VoIP Service for Business. What is the best VoIP service? Once you’ve gone through all the VOIP services for small businesses, our top pick is Nextiva. That’s because it’s easy to use and offers tons of features that can be useful for your business. Is VoIP good for small business? VoIP services have a distinct advantage over landlines and are great for small businesses. For starters, they are cheaper than your standard landline connections. And since they use the internet, you can track the performance of your calls. Besides that, you can easily set up call forwarding, call waiting, call routing, and check caller ID. What is the cheapest VoIP service? If you’re looking for the cheapest option, then you can go with Skype for Business. What are the best free VoIP services? Sadly, there are not many free VoIP services out there but can check out RingCentral as it provides a toll-free or local number, along with a minimum of 100 toll-free minutes per month. Verdict: What is the Best VoIP service for Small Business? After comparing the top business VoIP services, we conclude that Nextiva is the best VoIP service for business. They offer an impressive set of features and affordable pricing plans. The Nextiva user interface is user-friendly and straightforward. And, the customer support is trustworthy. If you want a Nextiva alternative, then RingCentral is a good option. They also provide great features but their support is mostly slow. 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                            [body] => The Ultimate Business VoIP Phone System Buyer's Guide Last Update: May 10th, 2020 01 What are Business VoIP Phone Systems? 02 Which VoIP Features Do I Need? 03 Which VoIP Hosting Option Is the Best? 04 How Much Do VoIP Phone Systems Cost? 05 How Can a VoIP Phone System Help My Small Business? 06 How is a VoIP Phone System Set Up? 07 Glossary of VoIP Terminology There is a ton of information available regarding Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone systems but it can often be full of jargon and difficult to understand for the layperson. Since choosing the right Business VoIP provider, plan and equipment can be difficult if you’re not knowledgeable on the subject, we’ve researched and written a fully comprehensive guide. You’ll discover new terminology and learn a few acronyms along the way such as “VoIP,” which is short for Voice over Internet Protocol. We’ll also stay away from vague explanations many technology vendors use that may be confusing. Keep an eye out for words with an asterisk* — you can hover for the definition! Once you’ve read through this guide, you’ll be ready to make an informed decision when it’s time to replace your outdated phone systems or switch to VoIP technology. Chapter 01What are Business VoIP Phone Systems? Chapter 02What VoIP Features Do You Need? Chapter 03Which VoIP Hosting Option is the Best? Chapter 04How Much Do VoIP Phone Systems Cost? Chapter 05How Can a VoIP Phone System Help My Small Business? Chapter 06How is a VoIP Phone System Set Up? Chapter 07Glossary of VoIP Terminology Chapter 01 What are Business VoIP Phone Systems? A Business VoIP phone system delivers calls or data packets as an Internet service. VoIP technology uses a digital signal to convert phone calls, allowing anyone to make calls directly from a VoIP phone, laptop or desktop or any other device that is data-driven. It is essential to know the specific technical terms that are used to describe a VoIP phone system and will be used in this guide. When we introduce a new technical term in this buyer’s guide, we’ll also provide a brief definition marked with an asterisk. To start, the two most commonly used technical terms that describe a VoIP phone system are ‘IP PBX,’ and ‘VoIP PBX.’ These two terms are often confused, but have very different meanings. So, let’s break down the terminology: IP = Internet Protocol. A method of transporting phone calls or data packets across your LAN (Local Area Network) or a WAN (Wide Area Network). VoIP = Voice over Internet Protocol. A phone system that manages your connection to your telephone service provider and directs your call control functionality through internet protocol technology. PBX = Private Branch Exchange. A telecommunications system that manages your telephone and fax machine’s call control functionality while simultaneously maintaining your connection to the PSTN (Publicly Switched Telephone Network). PSTN = Public Switched Telephone Network. The traditional circuit-switched telephone network, which began in the late 1880s, that uses copper wires to carry analog voice data. Therefore, ‘IP PBX’ stands for ‘Internet Protocol + Private Branch Exchange’ and ‘VoIP PBX’ stands for ‘Voice over Internet Protocol + Private Branch Exchange.’ Chapter 02 What VoIP Features Do You need? Depending on the VoIP Phone System you select, it will typically come packed with features. At first, you may not use all of them, but over time (and the more familiar you become with your VoIP phone offering) you’ll start bringing those features online. Below are the most common functions you’ll find in a VoIP phone system: Phone Calls (Outgoing and Incoming Calls) Call Reporting Auto Attendant Conference Calling Video Conferencing Mobile Applications Integrated Messaging Application Integration Call Park, Call Pick-up Web-based Management Direct Inward Dialing (DID) Analytics & Monitoring Tools Notifications & Screen Pops Remote or Virtual Extensions In-Queue Music & Messaging Call Queues and Call Routing Voicemail & Voicemail to Email Call Monitoring & Call Recording Call Forwarding, Three-way Calling Caller ID, Call Transfers, Call Waiting As you can see, a VoIP phone system’s essential features cover just about everything a business or organization needs. VoIP Phone Systems. Currently you can find six VoIP Phone Systems on the market. We’re not referring to brands, but rather functionality. As you note each system, consider what you and your company may need now and in the future. Hosted PBX system On-Premise PBX system Hybrid Phone system Proprietary VoIP Phone system Open Source VoIP Phone system Open Source-based VoIP Phone system What is a Hosted PBX? Hosted PBX, or hosted VoIP, is where the VoIP service provider is responsible for housing the IP-PBX and controlling the technology that provides the services to an IP Telephony system. What is an On-Premise PBX? An On-Premise PBX or IP-PBX phone system is similar to a traditional PBX system that is set up at the company’s location and usually found in a computer equipment room or phone closet. What is a Hybrid Phone System? A Hybrid Phone System is an upgrade option for businesses or organizations that are migrating to a VoIP phone system but do not want to invest in re-wiring/re-cabling or replacing their TDM* PBX. What is a Proprietary VoIP Phone System? A Proprietary VoIP Phone System is an underlying operating system and PBX software known as closed “black box” technology: you have no access to system source code or insight into how the underlying system works. What is an Open Source VoIP Phone System? An Open Source VoIP Phone System is an underlying operating system and PBX software that’s free and available to the public. You, the user, have full access and control over the source and how the system works. What is an Open ‘Source-Based’ VoIP Phone System? An Open ‘Source-Based’ VoIP phone system is an underlying operating system and PBX software that is 1) open source at the core, but 2) with proprietary code built on top. Now that you’ve reviewed the six VoIP systems, you should have a clear understanding of the different types of operations available on the market. As you begin assessing what your company needs in terms of communication software, consider these few starter questions to ask your team: Do we need control and the power of an affordable business phone system? Do we need a low monthly payment and the simplicity of a hosted PBX solution? Our business is growing—can we get flexibility with a hybrid VoIP solution? Do we prefer to manage the business phone system currently installed at our physical location? Are we looking for a full-featured UC* solution but want the ease of management from a hosted PBX solution? VoIP Headsets. Understanding the fundamentals of VoIP headsets is key to choosing the right product. There are three critical features of a VoIP headset you must consider when selecting the proper product: Earpiece(s). An earpiece delivers the return audio of the wearer’s conversation. There are four primary wearing styles of earpieces: over-the-ear, earbuds, behind-the-neck and custom-molded. Microphone. A microphone captures the wearer’s audio. There are two primary options for the standard voice tube: those that feature basic sound with no noise cancellation and those that provide noise cancellation to minimize background noise. Connection cord. The connection cord allows the wearer to attach their headset to the VoIP device. There are many different types of connection cords due to various kinds of headset jacks. The four most common connection cords are 2.5mm, 3.5mm, USB and Micro-USB. Each part listed above is essential because they help to determine the style, quality, and compatibility of the headset that you’re hoping to purchase. VoIP Headsets and Phone Compatibility. When you’re using a headset and phone system from the same manufacturer, there’s rarely a question of compatibility. But when you need to replace or update a headset from a different brand, you need to know if your choice is compatible with your Android or iPhone smartphones. Ask yourself these questions to determine compatibility: Will my new headset work with my landline or analog phone? Will a new wireless headset work with my old smartphone? Will our old headsets work with our new VoIP phones? Can I use one manufacturer’s headset on another phone they didn’t make? What headset brand works with our new VoIP phones? When you look at your phone you will find connection ports, typically on the back or either side of the phone. There should also be an icon in the shape of a headset above that slot. If the figure is there, that phone is compatible with headsets that have a matching plug-in connector. On the off chance there is no headset port, a standard landline phone will have a corded handset receiver that unplugs the headset should still work as long as it has the right connector for that plug-in port. IP Paging. Along with a fully functional VoIP phone system there is another powerful tool that will move your IP system up to a whole new level when deployed. This is known as IP paging — an alert system that can be added to your VoIP system. In many hospitals, medical and dental offices, schools and universities, factories, car dealerships and retail locations, you’ll find IP paging systems installed. If you’ve heard someone getting paged at a store or over a loudspeaker, that is likely an IP paging alert system in use. The power of IP paging allows you to target your messages. You can broadcast messages across your organization to alert your entire team or to specific speakers, rooms or even a single phone. There are two IP paging methods used: Unicast IP paging, or Unicast paging, is delivered on a one-to-one basis. Multicast IP paging allows for sending pages to multiple phones. Within each paging method there are two types of paging deliveries — desktop paging and overhead paging. When you add IP paging to a VoIP phone system and data networks, you have what’s commonly called IP convergence*, which allows paging from a desktop or overhead from your phone system. VoIP Gateway. VoIP Gateway equipment is a powerful technical device that should be considered when setting up your VoIP phone system. What is a VoIP Gateway? VoIP gateways are hardware devices used for converting Time-Division Multiplexing telephony traffic. They convert the Publicly Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) traffic into digital IP packets. That process gets the packs ready for transport over an IP network. Basically, VoIP gateways convert the signals so that they can be read by other softphones. A VoIP gateway is also used to convert digital IP packets into TDM telephony traffic, which gets the packages prepared for transport across the PSTN network. How does a VoIP gateway work? VoIP gateways operate as bridges between an IP network and the PSTN. Depending on where the voice traffic originates, the gateway converts it into a form ready for receipt by the destination network. That network might be IP or TDM. Should the voice traffic start from the PSTN, the VoIP gateway converts the analog voice signal over to a digital signal. The digital signal gets compressed using a codec* and then is broken down into a series of packets. Those packets are then moved across the IP network using a signaling protocol. In the event the voice traffic started from an IP network, the digital packets get decompressed by the gateway into a digital signal. That signal is converted into an analog signal and sent across the PSTN. Session Border Controllers. Session border controllers (SBC) are network devices used to protect SIP-based* VoIP networks. The SBC provides call control, interoperability, voice optimization and security. The device, known as a “Back-to-Back User Agent” is capable of supporting businesses, regardless of their size, and adding protection to build a safe and valuable VoIP communication solution. Even though it uses the IP for convenience, the IP telephony network is still very susceptible to security breaches and call theft. With advanced methods of examining and managing network traffic available, an SBC network device will help protect against attacks. Besides the security measures, businesses have the option of connecting to multiple carriers and choosing the call route based on call cost. Finally, session border controllers use sophisticated call-processing algorithms to improve voice quality. Wireless VoIP. Just like it sounds, Wireless VoIP is a VoIP phone that eliminates the constraints of wires or cables.You’ll remember that VoIP phones have built-in IP technology and transport protocols: when used together with a VoIP phone system or service, these permit you to send and receive local and long distance calls. The same applies to wireless VoIP phones, but with one big exception: the Ethernet port on the wireless telephone is not required or forced to connect to your computer or your Local Area Network to get VoIP phone service. So, what you have is a Wireless VoIP Phone with a built-in WiFi or a Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) transceiver unit. That transceiver unit connects to a base station or an access point. With this unit connected you can move freely around your office, even while on a call. Should you be at a wireless hotspot, you can still receive outgoing and incoming calls. Wireless VoIP allows you and your employees to: Move freely throughout the office and continuously maintain availability and quality of service Step away from the desk to help customers on the sales floor or in the warehouse Decrease response time to questions or events while increasing productivity and efficiency VoIP Adapters. VoIP adapters are simple and easy-to-use devices that enable you to use a VoIP service from an outdated analog phone or Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) line. VoIP adapters convert analog voice signals into digital IP packets. Then the packages are transported over an IP network. VoIP adapters can also convert digital IP packs in analog voice streams as well. To get your analog telephone connected, a standard VoIP adapter is used and connected to an FXS* port. Then, with the use of an Ethernet cable through an RJ45 port*, the adapter is then connected to your Local Area Network. Some VoIP adapters may also feature an FXO* port option in the event you need to connect to the Publicly Switched Telephone Network. VoIP adapters can also be a bridge between an IP network and analog station device, like desktop phones or the PSTN. Depending on where the voice traffic starts, the VoIP adapter will convert it. Once converted to its proper form, the destination network or device will receive it. Chapter 03 Which VoIP Hosting Option is the Best? Your VoIP phone system relies heavily on your IP network infrastructure to control users’ data transmissions. So, before looking at VoIP features you will have to choose how you want the IP network hosted. As mentioned, there are three hosting options: On-Premise VoIP (On-Site VoIP). On-Premise VoIP systems are custom-built primarily for large companies, organizations and government agencies. These business or government types purchase in-house VoIP infrastructure rather than subscribing to an offsite VoIP service. On-Premise VoIP systems are custom-built primarily for large companies, organizations and government agencies. These business or government types purchase in-house VoIP infrastructure rather than subscribing to an offsite VoIP service. The downside is the high upfront costs associated with installing the equipment onsite and setting up the secure IP network. Buying and setting up VoIP network servers are expensive. Hosted VoIP (Cloud VoIP). When choosing an off-site hosted solution you will need to pay a recurring subscription (often on a tiered pricing model) to the VoIP provider. They, in turn, will organize all of your critical network infrastructure on their global data centers. The scalability of hosted VoIP is its biggest draw, letting you change your subscription type to match your day-to-day business priorities. Hosted VoIP is remote worker-friendly, and VoIP providers will offer a mobile app your employees can install on their smartphones. Because the service runs on third-party servers, you can make and receive calls wherever you are in the world. Your supplier will decide which features to include or remove from each subscription tier, based on your needs, which also leaves system improvements to their discretion. The tiered subscription model removes substantial upfront costs, but note fees could increase as your company grows. Hybrid VoIP. Hybrid VoIP combines many of the ‘pros’ of on-site and hosted VoIP. A typical example of a hybrid solution would be connecting a non-VoIP-enabled PBX phone system to a VoIP providers network via gateway servers. One of the most remarkable benefits when using a hybrid PBX is that if you suffer a VoIP service outage, you can still make calls using the standard PSTN. It’s the best of both worlds! Chapter 04 How Much Do VoIP Phone Systems Cost? When calculating how much Voice Over IP (VoIP) systems cost, you will notice there is no set price that any VoIP provider can display initially. The reason for that is that each business has unique phone system needs. Here are seven pricing factors you should ask the provider about before you purchase a system: VoIP Cost Per Month Hosting & Setup Fees Number of Users Level of Subscription Phone Equipment Extra Equipment Broadband VoIP Cost Per Month. When trying to find out an overall cost of a VoIP phone system, you will notice pricing starts around $25 per user for a hosted set-up and increases from there. There are many reasons why pricing fluctuates: the number of users, the total number of devices, or the hosted plan selected. Hosting & Setup Fees. When deciding where to host a VoIP phone system, you’ll want to know the provider’s tiered subscription fees. Note that hosted VoIP systems rarely have setup costs. Number of Users. VoIP providers charge monthly rates based on the number of users or employees at a business. As an example, Nextiva bills at $30 for every 1–4 users, but if you have 100+ users, the price drops to $20 per user. Level of Subscription. VoIP providers typically offer several tiered packages. Using Nextiva as an example, they have three packages: “Office Pro,” “Office Pro Plus” and the fully loaded “Office Enterprise” — each has a set monthly price and no setup fees. Phone Equipment. Compatible VoIP phones have dropped dramatically in price and they usually start around $70-$80, but depending on the features the price can spring up to hundreds of dollars. Extra Equipment. With new VoIP phone systems, most of the equipment is included with the exception of additional headsets and adapters. You can usually buy a new headset for around $40-$50. If you need to add an analog telephone adapter, they’re $60-$70 dollars. Broadband. VoIP relies on a sturdy, robust and fast broadband connection, so an internet service that delivers a minimum of 10 Mbps should give you an uninterrupted VoIP experience. However, as your company grows, you may need to increase broadband services. Chapter 05 How Can a VoIP Phone System Help My Small Business? Regardless of your company’s size, VoIP phone systems have become the standard for today’s successful businesses. VoIP has made it possible for small, medium and large-scale companies to see enormous growth in consumer satisfaction by using the robust features offered with VoIP phone systems. Small and startup businesses. Costs. VoIP technology enables your broadband internet connection to convert that connection into a phone line allowing VoIP phone systems to operate at a reduced rate. Social Reinforcement. VoIP service providers can make your business appear larger, but only at a fraction of the cost with their out-of-the-box features. Medium-sized businesses. Organization. When your business grows in size, it's crucial that your employees remain organized in their respective specializations. Efficiency. While organizing your employees remains essential for productivity, being able to gather and interpret information is also vital. Larger businesses. Mobility. Have a virtual office environment anywhere you go. Since VoIP is digital, all that’s needed is an internet connection and a data-driven device. Management. Monitoring and recording calls are not only great ways to train new employees, but they also help protect a business against fraud. Whatever the size of your operation, VoIP phone systems have solutions that are tailor-made to fit your needs. With the variety of VoIP technologies offered, no business is too small or too large. VoIP Systems Reliability. When considering the move to a VoIP system for the first time, business owners want to know the reliability of the technology. Just like anything, VoIP technology does have its pros and cons. Pros – The Advantages of VoIP. Low Cost When comparing IP Telephony versus traditional phone services, VoIP is less expensive. Instead of paying ongoing fixed phone carriage fees, the voice signal uses the IP connection to deliver your call over the internet for free or, in rare instances, at a reduced per call rate. Portability With VoIP, you take your system with you. You can hook up your system anywhere with an internet connection and you’re up and running in a matter of minutes. Plus, you won’t need to get a new phone number — phone numbers are transferable. No Extra Charge for Features VoIP services offer many robust features at no extra charge. These include video conferencing, call waiting, long distance calls, caller ID and call forwarding. With landline phones, these are add-on services and an added expense to the business. Traditional Phone and Fax Support When you make the transition to VoIP, you won’t need new phone equipment at first. Providers often have devices that will convert old telephone and fax machine signals into digital packets to transport over the internet. Low Cost Portability No Extra Charge for Features Traditional Phone and Fax Support High Internet Bandwidth Needed Location Hidden from Emergency Calls Continuous Power Supply and Internet Connection Needed Cons – The Disadvantages of VoIP. High Internet Bandwidth Needed If your VoIP system doesn’t have sufficient bandwidth or your business is in a rural area, call quality can be impacted. Voice quality can be affected and response lagging or delays can take place. If you have problems maintaining a connection or trouble connecting to your Internet service provider’s servers you will need to check your network speed, especially during high usage times. Location Hidden from Emergency Calls When the 911 system started, VoIP did not exist. That emergency system was set up to work on a fixed location phone line, used by traditional phone systems, not an IP connection. If you’re making an emergency call from a VoIP phone system, you may run into problems because the dispatch cannot automatically locate you on their screens. To prevent this from happening to you, find a VoIP provider that can enable the Enhanced 911 (E911) service for your virtual system. Continuous Power Supply and Internet Connection Needed Without continuous power, the VoIP phone systems will not operate. If you lose power and don’t have a backup power source, VoIP phones will not work. The same applies to a continuous internet connection: if the internet goes down, your VoIP phone line will not operate even if you have power. Chapter 06 How is a VoIP Phone System Set Up? Now you’re ready to move forward and transition over to a VoIP phone system. To start, there is a simple five-step process you and your provider will go through before setting up a new system. We’ve supplied a general set of guidelines below to familiarize yourself with the process. Network Assessment. With the Needs Assessment documented, you’ll move to the Local Area Network Assessment next. When a VoIP Phone system uses your LAN, you must check the existing network to determine if a virtual phone might cause any additional strain on the network. The information uncovered here is a critical step in the process. Internet Connectivity. Just as thoroughly as the needs and LANetwork assessments, the inspection of your internet connectivity will need assessing. Since you’re going to use the VoIP phone system to make calls, you have to make sure your internet connection has the necessary bandwidth to support the system because VoIP calling brings additional traffic. Installation, Support and Ongoing Maintenance. Now it’s decision time. Who will perform all the behind-the-scenes activities? Your team or the VoIP service provider? Many business owners are comfortable taking care of their system, from installing, support and maintaining a VoIP phone system in-house. Those who don’t want the responsibility can enlist the services of a business VoIP provider to take on that role. System Selection, End Points, and Voice Service. With all assessments made and decisions about who will handle your system completed, you’ll move on to VoIP phone system selection. After you select your system, you will need to determine the actual VoIP phones you want to use. Most providers have a large selection to choose from. Finally, you will need to choose a provider and the type of voice services you will include in your plan. Training and Onboarding My VoIP System with Your Team. With your Business VoIP phone system set up and fully operational, you can begin to explore the features included and get your team acquainted with them. Most components are easy to use and the web interface should be fairly simple to navigate. Before you can begin using your VoIP system, there is one last piece of the puzzle that needs addressing. Will the provider offer training or onboarding for your Business VoIP phone system or will you need to provide these services? Ask your VoIP provider about their onboarding process and training. With a new Business VoIP system in place, your team will need help getting to know the interface quickly. Four concerns you’ll want to inquire about are: Training Online Support Number Porting Accounting and Billing Setup Training. Materials that are usually supplied include introductory materials, manuals and training guides, and sometimes virtual training for users and company administrators. Online Support. Most providers offer online support resources, similar to a company’s knowledge base or an expanded frequently asked questions section. There you should find videos and how-to guides covering everything system- and feature-related. Number Porting. When a new customer wants to transfer their existing phone number(s) over to a new system, it's known as “porting.” This is handled by the provider. During that time, temporary numbers will be issued until the porting has been completed. Do note: it can take up to four weeks for the porting process to complete. Account and Billing Setup. Providers typically accomplish this set up right away and provide online access to account details and billing. Chapter 07 Glossary of VoIP Terminology. IP. Internet Protocol A method of transporting call or data packets across your LAN (Local Area Network) or a WAN (Wide Area Network). VoIP. Voice over Internet Protocol A phone system that manages your connection to your telephone service provider and directs your call control functionality through internet protocol technology. PBX. Private Branch Exchange A telecommunications system that manages your telephone and fax machine’s call control functionality while simultaneously maintaining your connection to the PSTN (Publicly Switched Telephone Network). PSTN. Publicly Switched Telephone Network The traditional circuit-switched telephone network, which began in the late 1880s, that uses copper wires to carry analog voice data. Hosted PBX. Hosted PBX or hosted VoIP is where the provider is responsible for housing the IP-PBX and controlling the technology that provides the services to the IP phone system. On-Premise PBX. On-premise PBX or IP-PBX phone system is similar to a traditional PBX system that is set up at the company’s location and usually found in a computer equipment room or phone closet. Hybrid Phone System. A Hybrid Phone system is an upgrade option for businesses or organizations that are migrating to a VoIP phone system but do not want to invest in re-wiring/re-cabling or replacing their TDM* PBX. TDM. Time-Division Multiplexing A common method of receiving independent signals and transmitting over a common signal path. VoIP Phone System. A Proprietary VoIP phone system is an underlying operating system and PBX software, known as closed “black box” technology: you have no access to system source code or insight into how the underlying system works. Open Source VoIP Phone System. An Open Source VoIP Phone system is an underlying operating system and PBX software that’s free and available to the public, and you have full access and control over the source and how the system works. Open ‘Source-Based’ VoIP Phone System. An Open ‘Source-Based’ VoIP Phone system is an underlying operating system and PBX software that is 1) open source at the core, but 2) with proprietary code built on top. UC. Unified Communication A phone system that integrates or unifies multiple communication methods within a business. IP Convergence. Using the Internet Protocol as the standard carrier for transmitting all information such as data, music, teleconferencing, television, video, and voice. Codec. A computer program or device for encoding or decoding a signal or a digital data stream. SIP. Session Initiation Protocol SIP is a method of delivering telephone service through an IP connection. RJ45 Port. This is the network port on a computer. This socket has many names. It is also known as the Ethernet port, the network adapter, the network jack or the RJ45 jack. FXS Port. Foreign Exchange Subscriber Port It is an interface that connects station devices such as your phones or PBX to a VoIP adapter. FXO Port. Foreign Exchange Office Port It is an interface that connects Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) line to a VoIP adapter.
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                            [body] => BT Business Mobile BT Business Mobile BT is one of the UK’s leading telecommunications providers and offers an excellen... Read more 5 MIN READ There are over 50 UK VOIP providers, so if you are looking to understand who the major UK VoIP providers are you're in the right place. In this article you'll find a list of VOIP providers with the best technology and expertise in the UK. Performance Grid Of UK VoIP Providers.    . 5 Largest VoIP Providers. The 5 largest business VoIP providers by user count are: Ring Central, Vonage, 8x8, Skype For Business & Mitel. Since these providers are significant we've created this comparison table for you: Provider Conference Calling Voicemail Transcription Softphone Whiteboard HD Video Auto Attendant Instant Messaging CRM Integration Call Recording Microsoft Integration Inclusive Minutes  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  60 minutes 4000 minutes   . List Of VoIP Providers In The UK Reviewed. The VOIP providers in the UK offer a range of voice over IP telephony for businesses. Most providers have 3 types of VOIP package, a light use low user package, an SME 5-10 user package and a Premium higher usage package. The major UK VOIP providers are covered in detail here. The major VOIP providers are BT, Virgin, Amvia, Surevoip, Skype, Vonage, Ring Central, 8x8, Mitel, Gradwell, Lily, Telappliant, Voip Studio, Voipfone and Circleloop. In this review we cover the major players mentioned, first the 5 largest providers.   Ringover is a business phone system that gives you unlimited calls to 110 destinations, video conferencing, SMS and group messaging, call recording, call whispering and more features focused on improving your teams productivity. No expertise needed. Integrate Ringover with major CRMs (Salesforce, HubSpot, Pipedrive etc.) or with your helpdesk tools in just a few clicks. With Ringover, your professional communications are possible anywhere in the world - all it takes is an internet connection Features: Call Centre Software Unlimited International Calls Group Messaging SMS Messaging Video Conferencing Screen Sharing Call Handling Find out more here >>   British Telecom offer BT Cloud Phone, BT Cloud Voice & BT One Phone.  There are numerous features and benefits as summarised below: CRM integration Call monitoring and recording Audio and video conferencing Choice of regional phone number or virtual geographic numbers Call forwarding and routing Voicemail Three-way calling Advanced attendant Call barring Hunt group BT Business has 3 different VoIP packages, Cloud Phone, Cloud Voice and BT One Phone. The packages are suitable for small, medium and large businesses. Support s provided by BT from the UK and is so tailored to UK business needs. BT Cloud Phone Basic £13/user Connect £18/user Collaborate £23/user 500 minutes per user included   24 month contract      Virgin offer Enterprise Cloud Voice and SME Cloud Voice. Here are some of the benefits included in both Virgin VoIP services: Cloud Voice routes calls over the internet, so calls to mobiles using the app can cost less Easily by add, remove or reroute lines instantly With iOS and Android softphone apps you can carry your office phone line with you, wherever you are – on almost any device Conference calling and other tools give your team better, simpler ways to help them collaborate most efficiently On-site features, including call directing, hunt groups, and reporting Call waiting, hold, caller ID, blocking, pickup and transfer features Voicemail Instant messaging Presence  Virgin IP Voice solutions include SIP Trunking and Cloud Voice. Virgin use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to enable businesses to make and receive calls over broadband data connections. Virgin supply the VoIP equipment and cloud infrastructure. All your business  needs to provide is internet connectivity.  Virgin Cloud Voice From£10.50/user  Add on call minutes per user   36 month contract     Surevoip offer 3 types of VOIP service; SureVoIP Hosted Basic; SureVoIP Single User and SureVoIP Hosted VoIP System. There are a number of business benefits you'll get by using Surevoip: Completely managed service by SureVoip Instant Messaging HD Voice Use mobile, tablet PC to connect Surevoip are a small voice over IP business based in Scotland. SureVoIP runs its own MPLS enabled network which is designed for Voice Over IP (VoIP). It does this to allow it to be independent of any one supplier, for quality and control. SureVoIP Hosted Single User £5/user Hosted Basic £11/user Hosted VoIP System £20/user Add on call minutes per user  3 month contract   Skype for business offer a VoiP solution as part of Microsoft Office 365. There are a wide array of features available with Skype for Business: Voicemail and voice mail alerting Make audio and video calls in high definition (HD) Great collaboration features including whiteboard and conference calling Instant messaging between users Free of charge Skype to Skype calls Softphone app for mobiles iOS & Android Fully integrated with Outlook, Word and all other Office 365 applications Securely encrypted and safe communication Skype For Business is owned by Microsoft. Their guidance is that if your business has over 20 users Skype for Business will have significant benefits over the consumer Skype offering. We think any business from 3+ users would really be suited to this product. When wrapped up with Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business really is a feature rich and attractive VoIP option for any UK business. Skype For Business Costs Enterprise 1 £6/user Enterprise 2 £17.60/user Enterprise 3 £30.80/user 60 minutes per user included   12 month contract  Vonage offer 3 plans "Select", "Professional" and "Ultimate". These plans have a variety of features as described below: Call, chat & share content with Amazon Chime Allow remote workers to work as if in the office with remote office feature Softphone client for iOS and Android use the VoIP phone system on your mobile Choose your number or transfer your existing number Remotely access voicemail Unlimited calling options 24 x 7 support Vonage are a US Company but have a UK office in London. Over 2.5m users rely on Vonage for their voip phone system. The 3 Vonage services offer no installation charges, line rental, long contract commitments or hefty upfront setup costs. Vonage Business   Select £9/user Professional 2 £12/user Ultimate £16/user Unlimited calling with Ultimate   12 month contract Ringcentral offer 4 packages "Entry", "Standard", "Premium" and "Ultimate". These packages offer business users the following benefits: Integration with 3rd party sofwtare including Microsoft Office & Google Suite Call forwarding allowing calls to be diverted to other UK numbers Do not disturb option allows calls to be sent straight to voicemail Call waiting alerts you to an incoming call when you are already on a call Ring back option allows you to keep calling a number until it is free Omnichannel contact centre Team messaging and collaboration Call monitoring for staff training purposes HD audio and video conferencing Voicemail transcription Calls logs for all incoming and outgoing calls RingCentral has been providing businesses with VoIP services for the last 15 years. Ringcentral have over 375,000 business customers using their VoIP system. A leader in Gartner's magic quadrant for unified communication solutions, and numerous award winner. The European HQ for Ringcentral and their UK support team is based in London. Ringcentral Office VoIP Services   Entry £7.99/user Standard £14.99/user Premium £19.99/user Ultimate £24.99/user Ultimate 4000 minutes/month/user   30 day contract        8x8 offer a variety of "X-Series" plans. These plans are specifically tailored for small, medium and large businesses. Find out more about the benefits here: Unlimited calling to up to 47 Countries Auto attendant offers a digital receptionist UK phone number and direct dial extensions HD and secure voice calling iOS and Android softphone Team messaging and presence awareness Call recording offered as standard Up to 100 participant conference calling G Suite, Salesforce, Zendesk, & NetSuite Integration Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, 8x8 is a leading cloud provider of voice, video, collaboration and contact centre solutions for over one million users worldwide. Online support is available 24x7. Quick access to product and service support is provided via web, chat, or on the phone. 8x8 Virtual Office   X2 £18/user X5 £32/user X8 £45/user Unlimited International Calling   12 month contract Mitel offer 3 business VOIP services, "Essential", Premier" and "Elite". The benefits of these services are detailed below: Unlimited minutes per month* Audio conferencing for up to 100 participants Video collaboration for up to 24 participants Web conferencing (desktop sharing) for up to 100 participants Instant Messaging Softphone Outlook and G Suite Integration Mitel Teamwork / Business SMS Connect Telephony for Microsoft Mobile Apps Admin Portal Salesforce / CRM Integration Voicemail Transcription On-Demand Call Recording Always-On Call Recording Archiving Operator / Auto attendant Mitel is one of the world's leading, and best known, voice over IP providers. Nearly 2 billion calls are made over Mitel phone systems every day. Of these calls around 33 million users access their telephony using Mitel VoIP. Mitel have over 40 years of experience providing business communication solutions, more than 60 million users in 100 countries have entrusted Mitel with their communication needs. Gartner has recognised Mitel as a leader in Unified Communications. Mitel Cloud   Essentials From £13.59/user Premier From £17.84/user Elite From £23.79/user Unlimited Calling 12 month contract Gradwell offer 3 voip packages: "Single User", "Multi User" and a package with calls included. Gradwell has mixed rewiews and there are other providers which in our opinion offer better value for money. Here are the benefits of the Gradwell VoIP service: Reduced phone bills with a flat monthly fee Greater working flexibility Keep in touch with your customers wherever you are Free on-boarding service Voice menus, hunt call groups and voicemail-to-email services Reduction in multi-site costs – use our cloud-based system at all your business locations, with free calls between sites too It’s simple to use and quick to set up You can control your settings, users and call routing instantly online FREE calls within the Gradwell network Gradwell VoIP   Single User £5/user Multi-User £10/user VoIP + Calls £20/user 3000 Landline 1000 Mobile With VoIP + Calls 12 month contract   Lily Communications offer a hosted phone system called Lily Cloud. Lily Comms have been providing voice and data solutions to UK businesses since 2009. They are a medium sized VoIP provider with around 2500 customers. Here's what Lily say are the benefits of their VoIP service: Reliable service –full support from training to number porting, provisioning and 24/7 support from the leaders in IP Telephony End-to-end single solution –from handset to access to core network, you won’t get ‘caught in the middle’ Grow your sales with a bigger market opportunity –solutions for mobile and home workers to the enterprise Future proof –feature rich with a long-term unified communications roadmap Fixed and mobile integration –with extremely competitive on-net rates over a business grade network Price flexibility –differing price points to match all customer types (seats and hardware) Lily VOIP Custom Quote/user Unlimited Calling   12 month minimum contract Telappliant offer 4 types of VOIP provider services, Starter, Plus, Premium and Enterprise. Telappliant are a small VoIP provider based in London. Their online reviews are somewhat mixed. They describe the business benefits of their service as: Advanced+ call centre features Voicemail to Email Advanced Call Routing Virtual receptionist Music on hold Inclusive minutes Audio conferencing Call queuing Ring groups Unified communications Call recording Single user call monitoring CRM integration Advanced Statistics VoIP Office   Starter £4.99/user Plus £11.99/user Premium £17.99/user  Add on minutes/month/user 12/24/36 month contracts VoIP Studio have 3 different VOIP plans, "Pay As You Go", "National" and "International". VoIP studio are a small VoIP provider based in London. They describe the benefits of their service as:   No contracts - No lock-in. You can come and go as you please! 30 days free trial - Try the system for a whole 30 days before you buy Quick set up- Get up and running in ten minutes Reduced call rates- See cost savings of up to 30% on calls Free internet calls - Connect to other VoIP users at no cost Pay as you grow - Start small and add users at the click of a button 24x7 availability - Log in anywhere with our desktop and mobile client Great support- Stuck with something? We’re here to help CRM integration - Integrate with a range of CRM solutions No hardware - No OPEX and CAPEX for you to worry about VoIPstudio   PAYG £4.99/user National £9.99/user International £19.99/user 2000 minutes National/International 30 day contract  Voipfone offer 2 packages, Pay As You Go & Unlimited. Voipfone are a small UK VoIP provider based in London. They describe the benefits of their service as:   Call Queuing - Call Queuing is a sophisticated queuing system that allows you to queue multiple calls. Virtual Switchboard (IVR) - you can direct your customers to exactly the right person, extension or group of extensions.  Emergency Services Access - All Voipfone customers can call emergency services immediately on sign-up. We take your Safety seriously. PBX Call Groups - The group feature allows you to combine some of your extensions so that they ring together when called. PBX Extension Numbers - You can have up to 800 extensions on each account and each extension can be rung ‘internally. PBX Features - Every Voipfone account includes a very long list of sophisticated services and features. Voipfone   PAYG £1/user Unlimited £19.99/user  Unlimited calling option   12 month contract   CircleLoop offer 2 packages, Pay As You Go & Unlimited. The main features and benefits of CircleLoop are: CircleLoop offer a FREE trial albeit for only 7 days UK business VoIP service with UK based support Entry level price is low from £5/month 1 free phone number is included per user enabling direct dial Call logging and analytics is included in the monthly fee Good for international calling with phone numbers available for 80 countries You can use USB accessories such as headsets, speakers and handsets Calling plans to UK, USA, Canada & Ireland included Simple to transfer calls to other Company employees Conference calling via a secure PIN Softphone for iOS (Apple) and Android Call recording as a standard feature You may not have heard of CircleLoop. Nevertheless CircleLoop should not be dismissed. A relatively new entrant to the VoIP provider market they are growing fast due to the quality of their product and pricing. Being a UK Company, CircleLoop's product and support is focused on UK business users. The service is very user friendly and does not require technical knowledge to install and set up. CircleLoop PAYG £4.99/user Unlimited £9.99/user Unlimited calling to UK, USA, Canada, Ireland  30 day contract   Get an Amvia VoIP expert to help you compare all of these providers so that you can make an informed decision about which VoIP provider is right for your business. Click "Get VoIP" below to get started.  About Nathan Hill-Haimes . Nathan is an Investor & Co-Founder at Amvia, a serial telecoms entrepreneur, and inbound marketing expert. From his home in coastal North Devon, Nath works with a portfolio of technology, property & sports investments through his fund Croyde Bay Ventures. When he’s not working, Nath can usually be found surfing, mountain biking, or walking the North Devon Coast with Wilf his Working Cocker. Compare Fibre Internet Prices In Real Time At Your Location. Introducing AmviaSearch - The Fastest Way To Get The Best Business Fibre Deal Online . Subscribe Now . Get comparisons, reviews, the latest trends and prices for fibre internet, VoIP phone systems & IT security from Amvia. Related Posts:. Free Leased Line Quote Tool. Once you’ve decided a leased line is right for you... Read more 6 MIN READ Leased Line Checker. The faster speeds and added reliability that you g... Read more 7 MIN READ Best Phone and Broadband Deals for Business: What ... There are few services that can impact your busine... Read more 9 MIN READ Superior voice, data & business energy services – tailored to your needs, within your budget and designed with a flexible framework that grows with your business. Contact Info. 0333-733-8050 One North Bank, Sheffield S3 8JY [email protected] Mon - Fri 8:00 - 18:00 © Copyright Amvia Ltd. All rights reserved.
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                            [body] => 7 Best Small Business VoIP Services of 2022 WRITTEN BY: Corey McCrawPublished October 28, 2021Corey McCraw is a staff writer covering VoIP and Unified Communications. Corey has over a decade of experience in marketing, tech writing, and corporate communications and has even penned content for the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. This article is part of a larger series on VoIP. Related Articles VoIP Best Small Business Phone Systems Ooma Alternatives Best Business Cell Phone Plans 8×8 vs Nextiva Nextiva vs Vonage Best RingCentral Alternatives Best GoToMeeting Alternatives Best Small Business VoIP Apps Best join.me Alternatives Best Services for VoIP International Calls VoIP vs Virtual Phone Systems The History of VoIP Business voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) services allow your team to communicate and collaborate virtually and track customer and prospect interactions. Providers of the best VoIP for small business offer affordable plans, thoughtful feature sets, and easy-to-use phone systems. This enables small companies and entrepreneurs to quickly set up new numbers or port existing ones for a seamless transition to VoIP. According to our research, the best VoIP for small business owners include: RingCentral: Best overall small business VoIP services for companies wanting a unified communications system built to scale with them as they grow GoToConnect: Great VoIP option for teams needing a reliable phone service with robust video conferencing capabilities, but don’t need more extensive integrations or call management functionality Nextiva: Best VoIP provider for stable organizations looking for an easy-to-use service with tools to automate workflows they can partner with for an extended period of time 8×8: Best small business VoIP services for companies seeking unlimited international calling plans Vonage: Best small business VoIP service for teams wanting flexible, a la carte plans and pricing Phone.com: Top choice for VoIP services for organizations that prefer metered subscriptions Ooma: Best VoIP services for small businesses and solopreneurs needing a robust yet affordable solution RingCentral: Best Overall Small Business VoIP Service. RingCentral. Overall Score: 4.75 OUT OF 5 What We Like. Toll-free minutes come with all subscriptions User-friendly drag-and-drop visual editor for the auto-attendant RingCentral provides a robust training platform for users and administrators What's Missing. Single sign-on (SSO) is only available with upper-tier plans, whereas it’s a standard feature on all GoToConnect packages While easy to use, the sheer number of features makes VoIP setup more complex than other services Entry-level plan doesn’t include video meetings, so you’ll need to use the free RingCentral Meeting app or another tool RingCentral Pricing*. Essentials: $29.99 per user, per month for a local or toll-free number, unlimited calls and short message service (SMS) in the U.S. and Canada, and 100 toll-free minutes Standard: $37.99 per user, per month for unlimited internet fax, video meetings with 100 participants, unlimited audio conferencing with 1,000 attendees, and 1,000 toll-free minutes Premium: $44.99 per user, per month for 200 video conference participants, automatic call recording, advanced call handling features, and 2,500 toll-free minutes Ultimate: $59.99 per user, per month for unlimited cloud storage, device status reports and alerts, and 10,000 toll-free minutes Free trial: 30 days Check out RingCentral *Pricing is based on two to 20 users. Save up to 33% with an annual prepayment and receive volume discounts for 100 or more users. RingCentral unifies business communication and collaboration on a single platform. Your team can use desktop or mobile devices to answer calls, message co-workers, and share documents. Its frequent updates and comprehensive feature set make RingCentral the clear winner for the best VoIP services for a small business. Since its founding in 1999, RingCentral has been an innovator in the history of VoIP. It has recently upgraded many features to support virtual work, including a picture-in-picture mode and team huddle spaces. However, RingCentral offers fewer toll-free minutes compared to Nextiva, and its feature-rich platform may be unnecessary for a solopreneur. A solo business owner may prefer an Ooma personal or business plan or another RingCentral alternative. RingCentral Features. Team huddle: RingCentral’s huddle spaces let your employees and outside collaborators, including clients and contractors, meet spontaneously in a persistent audio or video call. People can come and go throughout the day, mimicking the traditional office environment. Picture-in-picture mode: For mobile phone and tablet users, a video meeting may prevent you from accessing other messages and documents because if you move away from the video, it logs you out. RingCentral’s picture-in-picture mode eliminates this problem by letting users stay in the conversation while working in the background. Video overlay: Presentation mode lets you share your screen and superimpose your video feed anywhere on the screen, so it feels like you’re presenting in person. It helps you personalize presentations and keep attendees focused. GoToConnect: Best VoIP Service for Optimized Audio & Video Conferencing. GoToConnect. Overall Score: 4.64 OUT OF 5 What We Like. All subscriptions support calling via desk phones, mobile and desktop apps, and browsers GoToConnect automatically adjusts bandwidth, making it easier for remote teams with varying internet speeds to participate Supports up to 250 video meeting participants compared to 200 with RingCentral What's Missing. More expensive than 8x8 and Phone.com Basic plan lacks toll-free minutes and limits video conferences to 40 minutes Toll-free and vanity numbers only available as an add-on feature GoToConnect Pricing*. Basic: $24 per user, per month for unlimited calling, texting via SMS and multimedia messaging (MMS), 40-minute video calls with four people, and call routing Standard: $29 per user, per month for unlimited call queues, 150 video conference attendees, 25 simultaneous webcams, and unlimited auto-attendants Premium: $39 per user, per month for 250 video participants, call monitoring, advanced analytics, and contact center tools for agents and admins Free trial: 14 days Check out GoToConnect *Prices are based on two to 10 users, with additional price breaks for 11, 21, 51, and 101 users. You save up to 12% with an annual prepayment. GoToConnect is a LogMeIn product offering business voice, video, and messaging services. LogMeIn replaced join.me with GoTo products for web collaboration, but several join.me alternatives exist. Although GoToConnect lacks some features found with RingCentral, such as whiteboarding, RingCentral’s entry-level plan doesn’t include video. The GoToConnect Basic plan supports unlimited 40-minute video meetings, but only for up to four people. We name it as best for video conferencing since the Standard and Premium plans offer advanced video features at an affordable monthly cost. If this is important to you but GoToMeeting isn’t right for your business, check out the best GoToMeeting alternatives. GoToConnect makes it easy to schedule recurring meetings, add co-organizers, and switch to a video call from audio or chat with one click. For small business owners, GoToConnect is a flexible, all-in-one system at an affordable price point. GoToConnect Features. Screen sharing: Keep your team in view on the webcam gallery while you share your screen from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. The drawing tools allow you to edit, modify, and markup documents together in real time. Bundled plans: With GoToConnect, you bundle other tools for significant savings. For instance, for only $5 more per user, per month, you can add the password manager, LastPass, online event tool, GoToWebinar, and premium onboarding. The webinar tool comes with many engagement tools, including polls and surveys. Public branch exchange (PBX) tools: All GoToConnect versions come with dozens of general and advanced VoIP features, such as visual voicemail, call flip, presence monitoring, hold music, and a dial-by-name directory. Nextiva: Best Small Business VoIP Service for Workflow Automation. Nextiva. Overall Score: 4.59 OUT OF 5 What We Like. Unlimited internet fax on all Nextiva packages Free professionally recorded voice greetings, one or three depending on plan Excellent for companies with multiple locations because even the entry tier lets you set 911 addresses for different sites What's Missing. Entry-level plan doesn’t support audio conference calls, group video meetings, or mobile SMS/MMS texting Nextiva costs more for companies with fewer than five employees compared to GoToConnect or 8x8 Nextiva’s mobile app is less functional and user-friendly than RingCentral Nextiva Pricing*. Essential: $30.95 per user, per month for unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada, one recording, unlimited one-to-one video, 1,500 toll-free minutes, and Outlook and Google contact integrations Professional: $35.95 per user, per month for unlimited group video with 250 participants, audio conferencing with 40 attendees, 3,000 toll-free minutes, and 250 call pops Enterprise: $45.95 per user, per month for unlimited audio participants, 12,500 toll-free minutes, unlimited call pops, three recordings, and voice analytics Ultimate: $75.95 per user, per month for 12,500 toll-free minutes, three recordings, surveys and analytics, and branding tools Free trial: 30 days Check out Nextiva *Pricing is based on one to four users, with volume discounts available when adding five, 20, or 100 users. Save additional money with an annual prepayment. Like RingCentral, Nextiva is considered to be one of the more robust business phone providers in the market today. However, while much of RingCentral’s versatility is due to its extensive offerings of third-party integrations that benefit growing teams, Nextiva’s feature set is better suited for established teams who don’t want to automate sales and service tasks with third-party tools. It also is less expensive as long as you are willing to sign an extended contract. In addition, while all the best small business VoIP providers on our list let you record phone and voicemail greetings as part of an auto-attendant system, only Nextiva includes at least one free professionally recorded voice greeting in most plans. To make it even easier, all you have to do is supply the script, select the voice talent and language, and Nextiva handles the rest. Nextiva provides a local and toll-free number with every subscription, and plans come with 1,500 to 12,500 toll-free minutes. In comparison, GoToConnect charges an extra fee for toll-free numbers, and neither RingCentral nor GoToConnect offer toll-free minutes on the entry-level package. Explore our guide on Nextiva to learn if it’s a possible solution for your business. Nextiva Features. Voice recordings: Along with the free recording(s) included, you can purchase extra ones for $50 for 50 words. Support your brand and improve caller experiences by ordering professionally recorded voice greetings for special promotions for callers to listen to while on-hold or time-specific messages, such as the holidays or after hours. Automation tools: Nextiva offers various automated features for your sales and service teams, allowing them to prioritize callers instead of follow-up tasks. For example, your team will get an alert if a ticket hasn’t been replied to. Assign tasks to team members, send them reminders, and even automatically enroll customers in your email campaigns. Customer management: You’ll appreciate built-in tools that enhance the customer experience, such as instant customer insights and advanced ticket management. Both let you view all customer interactions and search for important details. Learn more about how Nextiva compares to RingCentral in our head-to-head matchup. 8×8: Best Small Business VoIP Service for International Calling. 8x8. Overall Score: 4.45 OUT OF 5 What We Like. Unlimited cloud media storage available with all X-series packages Entry-tier plan supports meeting recording and transcription X-series international calling packages allow unlimited calls to nearly 50 countries What's Missing. The 8x8 Work app isn’t as user-friendly as RingCentral’s mobile app Although 8x8 is a top-notch provider, its website and resources aren’t user-friendly, making it harder to pick the right plan or set up a VoIP system Live customer support isn’t available for 8x8 Express users 8x8 Pricing*. Express: $12 per user, per month for unlimited voice, video, and SMS texting in the U.S. and Canada, an auto-attendant, on-hold music, and intelligent call routing X2: $32 per user, per month for unlimited calling to 14 countries, 30 days of media storage, unlimited internet fax, and call activity analytics X4: $57 per user, per month for unlimited calling to 47 countries, media storage for 130 days, and supervisor analytics X6: $125 per user, per month for contact center software, 30 days recording storage, skills-based routing, and post-call surveys X7: $138 per user, per month for multi-channel contact center features, including email, chat, and social media X8: $175 per user, per month for advanced contact center analytics, a predictive dialer, and speech analytics Free trial: 30 days Check out 8x8 *Pricing is based on a monthly payment. Save up to 25% on X-Series plans by prepaying yearly. 8×8 provides a full unified communications (UC) platform with international calling to 47 countries. Although GoToConnect offers plans with calling to 52 countries, its unlimited plan doesn’t include mobile numbers and only covers specific area codes within those regions. In contrast, 8×8’s coverage extends countrywide, so you don’t get unexpected charges on your phone bill. Likewise, 8×8 also offers the cheapest entry-level phone plan with an auto-attendant, visual voicemail, and audio or video conferencing for up to 100 participants. 8×8 also recently upgraded its X-Series plans, allowing you to connect with up to 500 active participants. Each attendee can share their screen, share video, and present. However, 8×8 doesn’t offer toll-free minutes with its plans, whereas Nextiva does. Learn how these two providers stack up by reading our 8×8 versus Nextiva review. 8×8 Features. International presence: Along with international calling, 8×8 offers phone numbers in more than 120 countries, even if you don’t have a physical location there. Your global customers can call a local number or international toll-free number and reach your team. Plus, 8×8 services support 46 languages. Inline replies: 8×8 comes with a unique feature that lets you reply without opening your 8×8 Work app. Instead, you send a quick message from your iOS notification screen. Moderation controls: Handle large conferences with advanced controls, such as a participant lobby, custom attendee permission, a meeting lock, and the ability to delegate hosting duties. Vonage: Best Small Business VoIP Service for a La Carte Pricing. Vonage. Overall Score: 4.13 OUT OF 5 What We Like. All subscriptions support more than 20 software integrations through the Vonage App center Vonage supplies business phone numbers in more than 50 countries Tons of powerful and unique add-ons, including smart numbers that integrate with bot-enabled workflows What's Missing. Limited information about how plans compare online, so you may need to talk to a sales rep to see which one is right for you Add-on features end up costing more monthly than services through another provider Free business number isn’t included unless you commit to a one-year plan Vonage Pricing*. Mobile: $19.99 per user, per month for unlimited calling, SMS texting, team messaging, and mobile and desktop apps Premium: $29.99 per user, per month for unlimited video meetings with 100 participants, multi-level auto-attendant, customer relationship management (CRM) integrations, and desk phone compatibility Advanced: $39.99 per user, per month for 15 hours of on-demand call recording, visual voicemail, and call groups Free trial: 14 days Check out Vonage *Pricing is based on one to four users, but volume discounts apply when adding five or 20 users. In addition, a free business phone number comes with an online purchase and a one-year commitment. If you want VoIP services that are ideal for your small business but don’t want a bunch of features you don’t use, Vonage is a good option. It offers plans with more than 50 VoIP features along with various add-ons, allowing you to customize your phone system. Add-on pricing starts at $2.99 for a spam shield, and includes other options, like call recording, visual voicemail, information technology (IT) services or a conference bridge. Like RingCentral, Vonage’s entry-level plan doesn’t support desk phones. Instead, consider GoToConnect, which works with more than 180 office phone systems, including Yealink. On the other hand, if you want a toll-free number and minutes, Nextiva could work better. Check out our expert review to compare Nextiva and Vonage. Vonage Features. Call continuity: Vonage offers a standout feature that lets you continue your phone conversation even if your internet or electricity goes out. If a call abruptly ends, Vonage automatically directs your caller to a backup number. Add-ons: There are dozens of add-ons available per user or for your whole company. The most popular options include spam shield, visual voicemail, conference bridge, and call recording. For example, for an additional $49.99 per month, you can automatically record all company calls. Vonage also provides application programming interfaces (APIs) for cloud or on-premise solutions. Artificial intelligence (AI) virtual assistant: The artificial intelligence (AI) tool is an excellent add-on for small businesses. Create scripts to assist customers with basic questions, then the assistant uses natural language understanding (NLU), machine learning, and natural language processing (NLP) to analyze customer interactions and sentiment. Phone.com: Best Small Business VoIP Service for Metered Plans. Phone.com. Overall Score: 4.03 OUT OF 5 What We Like. Ability to mix and match metered and unlimited plans All plans support up to 300 audio participants, whereas Nextiva only allows 40 people on its Professional package Choose from vanity, toll-free, and local phone numbers on all plans What's Missing. The Phone.com user interface (UI) is less intuitive and modern-looking compared to systems like GoToConnect Some users say call recording quality isn’t as good as the actual audio calls Metered plan doesn’t work on IP desk phones Phone.com Pricing*. Basic Users: $12.99 per user, per month for 300 pooled minutes, 1,000 pooled text messages, 10 video conferencing participants, and mobile and web apps Plus Users: $19.99 per user, per month for unlimited minutes and text messages, 25 video conference participants, and video recording Pro Users: $29.99 per user, per month for CRM integrations, call analytics, 100 video meeting participants, recording transcription, and whiteboarding Money-back guarantee: 30 days Check out Phone.com *Pricing based on monthly payments for one to four users. Save up to 20% with annual prepayment and get additional discounts when adding five, 10, or 25 users. Phone.com is the only provider on our list of the best VoIP for small business providers offering a metered plan. Like 8×8, you can mix and match packages, allowing you to choose unlimited versions for high-volume users and metered plans for everyone else. You can also buy extra shared minutes, starting at $18.50 for 500. Plus, all packages come with an automated attendant and call logs. Although Phone.com is an affordable alternative to other services, it lacks deep integrations. If you want to connect your customer relationship manager (CRM) or help desk tools, look at RingCentral or GoToConnect. Phone.com Features. Affordability: Phone.com is the least expensive provider when adding five or more users. The metered plan cost drops to $8.99 for 25 or more users, compared to $12 for 8×8 Express. Likewise, the top tier plan ranges from $21.99 to $29.99 compared to more than $30 for other business VoIP services. Add-ons: Although Phone.com doesn’t offer as much variety as Vonage, you can add inbound faxing, a shared line for common areas, and call recording. It also features a live receptionist to answer your overflow or after-hours calls for $90 per month. Video conferencing: Phone.com subscriptions let you have unlimited video meetings with up to 100 participants for any length of time. You can share your screen and documents, chat during the session, and even livestream to YouTube with the Pro package. Ooma: Best Small Business VoIP Service for Solopreneurs. Ooma. Overall Score: 3.89 OUT OF 5 What We Like. Basic personal plan comes free with device purchase and includes 5,000 outbound calling minutes All business packages include a conference bridge, which is an add-on feature with other providers Ooma connects with your smart home devices, like Amazon Echo and Google Nest What's Missing. Personal plans require an investment of $99 for the Ooma Telo hardware Business plans are pricier than 8x8 Express or the metered Phone.com package Ooma home mobile apps receive less positive ratings than the Ooma office app Ooma Pricing*. Ooma Basic: Buy an Ooma device and pay no monthly fee for calling in the U.S., voicemail, call waiting, and call hold Ooma Premier: $9.99 per month plus the purchase of an Ooma device for expanded free calling to Canada and Mexico, two phone numbers, and three-way conference calling Ooma Office: $19.95 per user, per month for unlimited calling and SMS texting, a virtual receptionist, call flip, and on-hold and transfer music Ooma Office Pro: $24.95 per user, per month for video conferencing, call recording, voicemail transcription, and enhanced call blocking Ooma Enterprise: $27.99 per user, per month for attended transfer, advanced call flows, hotdesking, and call monitoring Ooma Enterprise Call Center: $49.99 per user, per month for time-of-day routing, call flow editor tool, and intelligent call routing Money-back guarantee: 30 days for Ooma Office and Office Pro Free trial: Basic personal plan comes with a 60-day free trial of Ooma Premier Check out Ooma *Enterprise plans require a contract. Ooma differs from other small business VoIP systems because you can use the Basic plan free, without a monthly fee, by purchasing equipment. Ooma also provides packages for small businesses and enterprises, including contact center services. Like other VoIP services, the business versions also work on your cell phone, making it possible to reduce the number of business cell phone plans your business needs. While personal plans lack business features like call routing and call recording, they could be ideal for solopreneurs needing a home office phone line. By buying an Ooma Telo, you can eliminate your monthly phone bill and simply pay monthly taxes and fees on the VoIP services. However, personal plans don’t include advanced analytics. For more usage details, consider a business plan or one of the best Ooma alternatives. Ooma Features. Online portal and call logs: Set up your phone preferences and view a list of inbound and outbound calls from your online portal. From here, it’s also possible to listen to voicemail. Home devices: Ooma offers three devices for residential plans. Ooma Telo is hardwired to your router, whereas Ooma Telo Air connects wirelessly to your internet. The third option runs over a cellular network, making it an excellent choice for those with sporadic home internet. Phone numbers: The Basic plan comes with one local phone number in your choice of ZIP code. Choose the Premier package to get two numbers or pick a business plan to select a toll-free or local number. How We Evaluated the Best Small Business VoIP Services. The best business phone systems for VoIP come with all the tools your company needs for inbound and outbound calling while offering a range of plans to suit your budget. We reviewed various small business VoIP services based on the types and cost of subscription plans and available features, such as mobile and desktop apps. With a score of 4.75 out of 5, RingCentral is the clear winner for the best VoIP for small business. It provides top-rated mobile apps, unlimited calling and texting in the U.S. and Canada, and voicemail-to-text. Plus, it can scale with advanced features as your small business grows. RingCentral offers four plans and a 30-day free trial for up to five users. Visit RingCentral Learn how we evaluated the best small business VoIP services by clicking on the tabs below: Breakdown Pricing General Features Advanced Features Expert Score 25% Pricing 25% General Features 25% Advanced Features 25% Expert Score 25% of Overall Score. Cost is often the determining factor when choosing the best small business VoIP provider. We examined the cost of VoIP services for various plans and types of discounts offered, such as lower annual pricing. We also reviewed the length of free trials and determined which providers offer a free version. 25% of Overall Score. We looked for the most-desired small business VoIP features, including mobile and desktop apps, voicemail, and short message service texting (SMS). Plus, we looked for services that come with an auto-attendant and conference calling options. 25% of Overall Score. We explored popular and niche features for different use cases, such as international calling and video calling. We also checked out which providers offer toll-free numbers, voicemail transcription, and integrations. 25% of Overall Score. We calculated our expert score by assessing standout features and overall value for the money. We also considered user reviews and our personal use of the service to determine ease of use and the popularity of the best small business VoIP services. *Percentages of overall score Bottom Line. The best small business VoIP services provide a unified platform for voice, video, and chat. They also come with apps so your team can communicate and collaborate using any device. Both VoIP and virtual phone systems help your company improve customer experiences using features like virtual receptionist and professional greetings. RingCentral is the best VoIP for small business. It offers local, international, and toll-free numbers, and all subscriptions include toll-free minutes. RingCentral continually updates its features, ensuring that your team can access the latest tools for virtual meetings. Get started today by signing up for a 30-day free trial. Visit RingCentral About the Author. Corey McCrawCorey McCraw is a staff writer at Fit Small Business who covers VoIP and Unified Communications. Before his time at FSB, Corey was a senior tech reporter at GetVoIP. Corey has a background in marketing, tech writing, and corporate communications. In the past, Corey has worked with numerous brands across a variety of verticals and has even penned content for the former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. 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                            [body] => Best UK VoIP Providers for Small Businesses in 2022 Find the right VoIP provider for your small business with our in-depth reviews and recommendations. Ross Darragh December 20, 2021 20 min read About us . Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a serial entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. In 2020, we helped nearly 2,000 readers find the right telephone system for their business, and our aim is to continue this trend by offering reliable, accurate support and advice to startups everywhere. This article was co-authored by: Ross Darragh Writer Robyn Summers-Emler Grow Online Editor Our independent reviews and recommendations are funded in part by affiliate commissions, at no extra cost to our readers. The last thing you want to do is waste time and money setting up a VoIP phone system that won’t fit the needs of your business, especially after the difficulties small businesses have faced during the pandemic. The last 18 months have made it clear that communications between team members, working remotely or not, is more vital than ever.Based on our in-depth research, the best VoIP provider for small businesses is bOnline. It offers a feature-filled, small business-centric service that includes an in-depth reporting dashboard and a preset call flows editor – all at a reasonable price compared to other top providers.But the important question is, regardless of bOnline’s title as our best VoIP provider, is it the right choice for your business?It isn't the only game in town – RingCentral and 8×8 also have fantastic VoIP solutions. For a handy price comparison, we recommend taking a moment to get personalised VoIP pricing quotes for your business. This service is free, takes just minutes, and there are zero obligations on your part.Or, if you want to carry out further research, read on for our review of the best VoIP providers. We’ll also give you some top tips on choosing the service most suited to your business’s needs, and explain the benefits of using a VoIP phone system. Compare VoIP Telephone System Quotes Do you already have a VoIP Phone System? Yes No It only takes two minutes In this article, we will cover: . The top UK VoIP providers: an overview The best VoIP providers UK: a deep dive Choosing a VoIP provider: Our top tips Will my VoIP provider supply phone handsets? Next step: roundup and comparison of the best VoIP providers The top UK VoIP providers: an overview. According to our expert research, the top VoIP service providers in the UK are: bOnline RingCentral Lily Communications 8×8 Berry Dialpad 4ComWhether you’re searching for the best support, pricing, scalability, or more, we’ve profiled each of these top VoIP providers for small UK businesses to help you find the best match for your priorities.We've assessed their different offerings, highlighting the features, prices, and pros and cons of each. If you'd like a more specific idea of how much a VoIP phone system could cost your business, you can check out our dedicated VoIP costs page. But for now, we’ll speed things up with a general overview of each provider:VoIP providerBest forCheapest packagebOnlineSmall businesses wanting tailored, affordable service plans offering excellent all-round features£5 per user/month (pay as you go)RingCentralSmall businesses with teams who need unified communications to collaborate with ease£7.99 per user/monthLilySmall businesses that are new to VoIP phone systems, and/or require dedicated customer supportPricing unavailable - bespoke quotes only8x8 Small businesses looking to scale in the future£8 per user/monthBerrySmall businesses wanting to customise their phone system with multiple featuresPricing unavailable - bespoke quotes onlyDialpadSMEs with sales departments, who need to provide coaching and feedback to their employees using live call coaching features£12 per user/month4ComSmall businesses who want the flexibility of no fixed costs or set pricesPricing unavailable - bespoke quotes onlyYou can compare leading UK VoIP providers using our custom built comparison toolPricing is correct as of 24th August 2021 The best VoIP providers UK: a deep dive.    Cost:Pay as you go = £5 per user/monthUnlimited = £9 per user/monthUnlimited calling & video = £16 per user/month bOnline has received countless telecoms business awards in recent years. It champions itself as the UK’s number one small business VoIP provider – and we definitely agree. This VoIP software provider has already helped support over 50,000 small UK businesses, with 1,800 businesses added monthly – a testament to its growth and popularity.Features. So, what makes bOnline so great? For one thing, it offers 50+ features – including unlimited calling, a reporting dashboard, a digital phone line, and a mobile app. You’ll also be able to try out the service free for 30 days. The reporting dashboard is a unique bOnline feature that some providers don’t offer, or offer only on a premium plan (which isn’t cost effective for small businesses). It uses infographics and processes real-time data, so you can interpret insights and make business decisions based on call volumes and durations.You can also preset call flows, a function offered only by bOnline. This allows you to customise call flows to your business, directing customers through the appropriate contact channels. This feature is especially handy if you don’t have an existing PBX system, auto-attendant, or receptionist.You can set up the bOnline VoIP hosted system in just two minutes, with no engineers, installations, or IT buffs required (a piece of cake compared to 4com and Lily, both of which have lengthy onboarding processes that can take weeks).Verdict. For us, bOnline wins the title of best VoIP provider for small businesses because it is built specifically for smaller operations. In the larger picture of telecoms companies, bOnline doesn’t have the operational capacity and technical ability of 8×8 or RingCentral. But we write reviews for startups and small business owners – and bOnline is the best product for our readers. Pros: Free 30-day trial so you can see what the service has to offer Comprehensive CRM integrations with Salesforce AND Hubspot Insightful, easy-to-interpret reporting dashboard to help you identify call trends Unlimited calling option at £9 per month/per user is a great price for the 50+ features you get Brilliant customer service – it’s the only micro business-focused telecoms company rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot Price match guarantee Cons: Not suitable for medium to large-sized businesses – so be aware of this if planning to scale and grow exponentially   Cost:Essentials = £7.99 per user/monthStandard = £14.99 per user/monthPremium = £19.99 per user/monthUltimate = £24.99 per user/month RingCentral MVP has made a big name for itself in the VoIP phone system industry over recent years. It’s a unified business communications product centred around facilitating collaboration and making workflows more streamlined and efficient. You can message, video and phone on any smart device seamlessly, whether that be a mobile, tablet or desktop.Features. RingCentral’s essential plan comes with 100 inclusive outbound minutes per user/per month as standard, and at only £7.99 per month, it’s a fairly competitive price for what you get. The service can be integrated with hundreds of apps, including Microsoft 365, Salesforce and Google. Keep in mind that integration with Salesforce and Zendesk is only available with the premium plan.Features on the standard and premium plans include call management (auto-attendant), high-definition voice, and quality of service reports that are great for measuring employee performance. 24/7 customer support is included with all four plans, and the premium plan even comes with a dedicated account manager.Verdict. Despite RingCentral boasting 24/7 support on all of its plans, customer satisfaction levels are relatively low on review sites like Trustpilot, as technical support isn’t the best and resolution times are often slow. But this is largely due to RingCentral’s popularity, and if you can grasp the app, with its easy-to-use interface and simple functionality, you won’t need much support anyway. Pros: Out-of-the-box integrations with Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, and more 50+ features, including, auto-attendant, and call recording Supports a wide range of desktop VoIP phones from vendors such as Cisco, Polycom, and Yealink if you’ve already got handsets Can integrate with existing PBX systems Cons: RingCentral Essentials package is very stripped back feature-wise, and doesn’t include unlimited audio and video meetings Customer support isn’t great – long resolution times for some technical issues Want to quickly compare bespoke quotes from the best providers in the UK? You're already sold on VoIP phone software for your company, but now you just need to ensure you get the best possible deal for your small business, as the last thing you want is to be tied into an expensive contract with a poor provider.This is where we come in. Our free comparison tool will match you with the right provider for your company’s needs, providing you with direct VoIP provider quotes that you can easily compare.All you have to do is fill out a few details, and we will take care of the rest. Cost:Doesn't publish set price plans, instead provides personalised quotes after assessing business needs Lily Comms supplies over 2,500 businesses across the UK with its award-winning VoIP communications system. Its on-premise VoIP solution enables businesses to adopt a hybrid phone system, meaning they can use their analogue system alongside an internet-based cloud phone system – giving them the best of both worlds.Features. Lily offers a brilliant hosted VoIP system, with monthly savings of 30-60% if you’re switching from older ISDN or analogue lines. Its VoIP offering comes with a range of features, including call recording, auto-attendant, personalised messages, and the Collaborate platform. Collaborate is an all-in-one unified communications app included free with your VoIP service, and is ideal for teams needing to collaborate frequently – it offers voice calls, video conferencing, instant messaging, file sharing and more, all in one place.Verdict. With a solid five star Trustpilot rating, Lily Communications is a reliable provider that puts a focus on its relationships with its customers. It's up there as the best provider for customer support, promising a maximum four hour response time for any major fault, and providing a dedicated account manager to support you through, from the setup process to any issues/queries further down the line. Pros: 24/7 support options Dedicated account manager for great customer relationship management Fairly priced – 86% of Lily customers have saved money Microsoft Outlook integration for email Designed to scale – with specific packages suited for businesses of varying sizes Cons: Pricing is only available on request Customer reviews say setting the system up can take some time Up to a 16 hour wait time for minor faults On-premise or hosted VoIP? On-premise VoIP solutions are more expensive than cloud-based VoIP solutions, and usually require either an in-house or outsourced IT team for maintenance. The upside of on-premise VoIP providers is that they can design you a phone system that fits your exact requirements – meaning they're great for niche communication setups. And because you have your own dedicated server, on-premise solutions are even more secure than cloud-based shared server solutions. Cost:Express = £8 per user/monthX2 = £19 per user/monthX4 = £36 per user/month 8×8 is an established, reputable player in the telephone systems game, and its highly flexible X Series offers UK small businesses plenty of scalability. Plus, at just £8 per user per month, 8×8 Express is one of the cheapest phone system packages out there.Features. Businesses using 8×8 VoIP services can take advantage of features like auto-attendant, voicemail to email, and unlimited video conferencing – all available on the Express plan. Once you outgrow the Express package, you can easily upgrade to 8×8's X2 and X4 packages. These are particularly ideal for businesses that have international clients, with package prices including unlimited calling to 14 and 47 countries, respectively. Those who are looking for a unified communications platform are well serviced by the X2 package, while businesses that rely heavily on performance analytics may want to look into the X4 package. Businesses that opt for the X2 and X4 packages could also benefit from contact centre integration, which is great for small customer-centric businesses with the potential to scale.Verdict. 8×8 is an expert in creating VoIP phone systems for a huge array of industries. This VoIP provider also has many different hardware leasing options, making it easy to create a phone system that keeps up with your requirements for both physical and virtual technology. It is an incredibly reliable and reputable company, and offers the best scalable VoIP solution for small businesses by far. Pros: Advanced call management allows you to direct calls to the right resources during business hours. Outside of business hours, you can route calls to voicemail or to alternate resources Branded Video Conferencing lets you project a professional image to your customers. Customize the entire experience with your background of choice, your logo, and a vanity URL for your meetings Free trial for the first month lets you decide if 8x8 is the right service for your business before committing Cons: Technical support can be slow at times (according to customer reviews on G2 and Trustpilot) – so don’t expect rapid same-day response times VoIP phones and other hardware are not included in the monthly price We get it, there are plenty of providers offering similar products, and it can be a pain reading through reviews and analysing comparison tables... So why not answer a few simple questions about your business using our incredible comparison tool, which will tailor your specific needs to the best VoIP phone providers available.You'll receive bespoke quotes and additional product information to make it easier to select your best-fit provider. Plus, it only takes a minute.   Cost:Doesn't publish set price plans, instead provides personalised quotes after assessing business needs Features. Berry’s award-winning VoIP system, iPECS cloud, offers a modifiable, flexible product for small businesses. Add and remove users with ease, and be supported with out-of-the-box features like Auto Attendant, ACD, Hunt Group, Pick Up Group, Paging Group, Voicemail, Voicemail to Email, and Music On-Hold.Although it’s not as tech-forward as RingCentral, Berry has yards on its competitors in terms of customer support – it’s beaten only marginally by Lily Comms in this department. Choosing Berry as your VoIP provider will give you not only an abundance of features and dedicated support, but also reports and analytics to measure performance and quality of service. With competitors like 8×8 and RingCentral, you typically have to pay extra for reports like these.Verdict. Berry offers a very collaborative system, with instant messaging, screen sharing, and video included, but you’ll need to pay extra for a unified communications solution. And even if you do shell out, it will fall short of the quality and functionality offered by other competitors. Berry also lacks the integration capabilities of bOnline. However, the amazing support provided and features included make it easy to look past the basic iPECS desktop and mobile app interfaces. Pros: Flexible, business-specific pricing means you won’t be overcharged for a service you don’t fully utilise 24/7 support with a dedicated account manager is great for customers new to VoIP systems Comprehensive call reporting and analytics come included with your plan Cons: Have to pay extra for a unified comms solution, which isn’t as functional or efficient as other competitors’ products Limited integrations – no CRM systems or Zendesk    Cost:Standard = £12 per user/monthPro = £20 per user/monthEnterprise: Bespoke quote Dialpad is a VoIP provider best suited for softphones. Although you can attach it to hardware, the software-savviness and innovation behind this service is what makes it so attractive for small businesses.Features. When we talk about software innovation, we mean the fact that Dialpad’s entire cloud-based platform is powered by AI. The voice intelligence software that comes with Dialpad captures action items, provides coaching, takes notes and even analyses sentiments in real time whilst you are on a call.This voice intelligence is great for call centre managers or sales managers, who, using the VI Call Summary feature, can quickly find specific “coachable moments” on which to focus their attention when providing performance feedback.Dialpad comes with all the standard call management features, plus integrations with helpful apps like Salesforce, Google, Slack, and Zendesk. It also comes with a 14-day free trial, which is useful if you just want to sample what’s on offer. A recent addition, video conferencing is also now available for free on the basic plan. Dialpad takes the crown for coaching and training – live call coaching allows managers to listen in on calls and take over when needed, providing real-time coaching and sales recommendations.Verdict. What lets Dialpad down is its reporting, which lags way behind competitors – although this provider is currently adding more features and working on improvements. Unlike 8×8, RingCentral and bOnline, you can’t analyse the quality of calls with Dialpad, nor schedule reports for future release. Instead, you’ll just have the option to print or export old reports in a CSV format – which is a fiddly delimited text file exported into excel. Pros: The user experience is really good, and switching from devices (like mobile to desktop) is easier to do than with competitors like 8x8 The voice intelligence software is incredibly useful in providing feedback and highlighting weaknesses or pain points for employees during calls with customers – perfect for a sales-focused business There are lots of integrations Live call coaching is an excellent addition, which competitors only offer in premium plans Cons: Reporting and analytics are basic and lack customisable features, which isn’t great for businesses needing to measure their quality of service The standard plan is more expensive than other competitors Integrations (besides Microsoft and G Suite) and 24/7 customer support are not available with the standard plan – support is only available five days per week   Cost:Doesn't publish set price plans, instead provides personalised quotes after assessing business needs 4Com offers its own VoIP system through its HiHi series of phones. The HiHi is a tablet phone that slots into a docking station. It offers businesses flexibility by giving employees the option to take their HiHi phone home or move desks, simply by taking the tablet out of its docking stationFeatures. Businesses can use the HiHi VoIP phone for calling, video calling, instant messaging, call recording, and reporting. Businesses can also upload social media and customer relationship management (CRM) apps onto their HiHi device – although it's worth bearing in mind that the device doesn't have the same level of processing power as popular devices like Samsungs or Apple tablets. The HiHi phones also come with ‘HiHi Connect’ and ‘HiHi There’ apps for unified communication across your business (instant messaging).Verdict. 4Com tailors its VoIP package to the unique needs of your business, which is why it doesn't have any prices advertised. There are no fixed costs or set prices, making it ideal for companies that may experience fluctuating or lower call volumes. In other words, you won’t have to pay for something you don’t need. 24-hour fault reporting is included, but 24-hour support is an extra cost. Pros: Pricing is determined according to needs and usage – making 4Com a very cost-efficient service HiHi phone models are versatile and easily portable – can be used as both a phone and tablet HiHi2 phone system comes with beneficial features including call recording, call reporting, and on-hold marketing Will install additional broadband lines to improve the number of concurrent calls you can make, which is good for scalability Bespoke, personalised training is provided in-office to your employees, so everyone can easily get to grips with your new phones and software Cons: Unfixed pricing is not so good for a business needing to make lots of calls 24-hour support is available, but not included in the standard cost – you must pay extra for it Tablets aren't designed to support heavy-duty software Need help choosing the right VoIP provider We can match you with the best VoIP system based on your requirements Find a VoiP system It only takes a minute. Choosing a VoIP provider: our top tips. We’ve identified five of the most important qualities in a VoIP provider. Keep these in mind when searching for the best VoIP provider in the UK to match your business’s needs:Support – what type of support is available, and how can you access it? For example, is assistance available 24/7? Is there any time difference to take into account?Range – how many products and services does the provider offer? Can it accommodate your business’s needs, both now and in the future?Knowledge – how easy are the provider’s products to use? What level of technical know-how is required for set up, training, and use?Price – does the provider offer products that suit your budget? At what level do they market their offering, e.g. budget, standard, or premium?Reputation – is the provider reputable? Is it an established brand in the industry? Does it have a good Trustpilot rating? Will my VoIP provider supply phone handsets?Depending on your business needs, you’ll want to check if your VoIP service provider can supply VoIP phone handsets. Having to spend extra on finding this hardware yourself can be a pain, especially when you’re already spending a lot of money per user for the software itself.Always research each VoIP software provider first, as you’ll often find the software is only compatible with certain VoIP phone models. Once you've chosen the right software, you'll be able to work with your provider to find compatible VoIP phones that match the needs of your business.Most VoIP providers offer you the option to lease your handsets (great for upgrading) or purchase them outright (more cost-effective in the long run). If not, there are lots of VoIP handset providers out there you can purchase from directly. Some of the best VoIP phones are made by Grandstream, Yealink, and Cisco. Check out our best office phone system for small business review to learn more about specific VoIP handsets. Tips for choosing the best VoIP phone for you Your phones play a key part in your business communications on a daily basis, so it’s worth considering which features are most important to you when choosing a device. Some top priorities might include:Call management – will your phone handset allow you to put multiple lines on hold, transfer calls at the touch of a button, set up call diverts, and programme short keys to regularly used internal and external numbers?Flexibility – does your business require only set standard features, or are you looking for phones that can provide custom functions?Phone types – will you need physical phones, or is a softphone application more suitable for your business operations? Are touch screen phones ideal for your team’s functions, or will basic handsets be better?Movement – if you plan to use your phones on the go, such as with a headset on a sales floor, would you prefer a cordless phone over a corded one? Next step: roundup and comparison of the best VoIP providers. As mentioned earlier, the best VoIP provider for small businesses is without a doubt bOnline. Although an underdog in the telecoms industry, this company’s offering brushes aside its competition with ease.bOnline is the best provider because it offers the whole package, specifically tailored to small businesses. For starters, you get 50+ features included as standard, including unlimited calling and an incredibly user-friendly mobile app.The reporting dashboard is an excellent, customisable feature that produces real-time data, and you don’t have to be signed up to the premium package to access it – unlike with competitors like 8×8. Other competitors, like Dialpad and RingCentral Office, focus so much on other features that their reporting functions get left in the dust.There are plenty of other reasons why bOnline is the best provider, but in a nutshell, it is simply the most small-business friendly. Whilst larger providers are more focused on enterprise-level features.VoIP providers Berry and Lily Comms pride themselves on excellent service, but the reason they don’t make the cut as the best overall provider is that they fall short of the technical capacity to offer the software savvy features larger providers like RingCentral and 8×8 can. 4com successfully balances the offering of customer support and technical savviness with its innovative use of the HiHi tablet, but there simply aren’t enough features for it to compete with bOnline for the best provider title.Regardless of our opinion, you should always compare VoIP providers before signing on the dotted line. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a contract with a service that doesn’t fulfil the needs of your business, even if it is, generally speaking, a great product.This is where our custom-built comparison tool comes in. We've partnered with some of the best VoIP phone system suppliers to help you get the best service for your business. Simply provide us with a few basic details, and providers will be in touch with bespoke personalised quotes for you to compare, along with further details about why the service they offer would best suit the needs of your business. Top tip! When it comes to choosing your VoIP provider, you should consider what features you need and whether the provider offers them as part of its service.It’s always best to conduct thorough background research on your chosen provider. Look up its Trustpilot and/or Which? ratings, and read reviews to see what it does and doesn’t do well.However, if you want to save time researching, our custom-built comparison tool can help pair you with the right service provider for your business needs. It only takes a few minutes to receive bespoke personalised quotes and further information, and best of all, there's zero obligation on your part. Startups.co.uk is reader-supported. If you make a purchase through the links on our site, we may earn a commission from the retailers of the products we have reviewed. This helps Startups.co.uk to provide free advice and reviews for our readers. It has no additional cost to you, and never affects the editorial independence of our reviews. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Tags business phone systems News and Features Recent Products & Services Technology VoIP Ross Darragh Writer Ross has been writing for Startups since May 2021, specialising in sustainable business and telephone systems. He also runs the successful entrepreneur's section of the website.He's previously written for Conde Nast Traveller and the NME and is passionate about music, sustainability, and travelling. Follow him on his Twitter - @startupsross for helpful business tips. Related Articles . Business Phones The Six Best Business Phone Line Providers for Small Businesses 2022 October 29, 2020 Business Phones 7 Best office phone systems for business 2022 October 2, 2020 Business Phones Best six SIP trunking providers for small businesses in 2022 October 2, 2020 Business Phones Best Multi-Line Phone Systems for Small Businesses in 2022 October 2, 2020 Load more articles Back to Top
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