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Why Residences Need to Switch From Landline to a Residential VoIP Provider
10 July 2014
We’re living in the middle of the Internet age, and it’s now at a point where VoIP (voice-over-IP) phones have become a much better option for phone users than traditional phone lines. This is a well known fact in the business world, but it’s just as true when it comes to residential areas. Actually, people who switch to a residential VoIP service regularly save up to 70% on their monthly phone bill. In addition to having a phone service at less than half the price of traditional services, VoIP phones come with a ton of extra features that just aren’t available with the standard service.
Let’s take a look at some popular and trusted options for residential VoIP services to see how well they stack up.
Axvoice has been providing VoIP options since 2005, and they certainly understand what their residential customers need when it comes to cost effective residential phone services. They have a ton of features that can be found on many common business VoIP setups but are priced fairly for residential uses. Here are some of their more popular features.
Sometimes customers will have multiple numbers. They have multiple distinct ringing options to choose from that will let you know which phone line is getting the call.
Axvoice customers will be able to call two people at once and have one or the other on hold or put them together in conference mode.
In the age of telephone marketing, being able to block incoming numbers is a great option to have
With Axvoice, customers will be able to black out their phone number as well as their CNAM info on caller IDs.
This is pretty self explanatory
Alternate Caller ID
You can choose whichever number you like to appear on outgoing phone calls.
All of these features and much more are available for a few different pricing options. Their standard offer is at $8.25 per month and comes with unlimited outgoing and incoming calls. They also have a pay-as-you-go plan for $4.99 a month plus 1.5 cents per minute for outgoing calls (incoming calls are free). If you need something in between, then paying $5.99 a month will get you 200 free outgoing call minutes per month.
VOIPo is a privately owned residential VoIP provider that prides itself on customer service and satisfaction. They have all sorts of features available with their low pricing packages, so let’s take a closer look.
100% 30-day Refund Policy
Feel free to try out the service without getting locked into any long term commitments. They’ll completely refund all service charges if you cancel their service within 30 days.
SMS Text Messaging Support
You’re able to send text messages to your VoIP service to configure it while you’re somewhere else. In addition to that, you’ll receive text messages when you get voice mail that will have the caller ID, time, and message length.
Free VoIP Adaptor
They’ll send you an adapter as soon as you order their service. It’s easy to set up, just plug the device into a broadband port and plug your phone into the adapter.
60 Minutes Free International Calling per Month
Call up to 40 different countries for free, up to 60 minutes per month. Even if you go over, their international calling rates are priced very competitively.
Unlimited Speed Dialing Codes
Make as many speed dialing codes as you like.
Custom Area Code
Choose from over 7,000 different area codes for your VoIP phone, regardless of where you’re located.
You’ll be able to see the Caller ID information of the next caller waiting in line while on the phone.
All Digit Dialing Method
The service supports 7, 10, and 11 digit dialing.
VOIPo runs a ton of promotions and offers the service as low as $6.21 per month with a 2 year purchase. It’s $15 a month if you go for a month at a time.
They have some pretty unique features when it comes to residential providers, and their commitment to customer service is always a great option to have as well.
Phone Power is a residential VoIP provider with some of the best quality options available in the industry. Their commitment to excellence has led them to receive numerous awards, and taking a look at their feature list, it’s easy to see why. There’s over 45 distinct features that customers get when choosing Phone Power, let’s take a closer look at some of the more popular ones.
A Second Line
Phone Power customers will get an extra line to receive phone calls from the same number.
Voicemail on your Email
You can set up whatever email you’d like to receive a copy of any voicemails that come in.
You’ll be able to use your VoIP service straight from your smart phone with their specially designed app.
Receive Faxes without the Fax Machine
Any incoming faxes you receive will be sent straight to voicemail and viewable/printable from your account.
55 International Calling Options
You’ll receive 60 minutes of free calling per month to 55 different countries.
Fully Stocked Knowledge Base
They do have a 7-day-a-week support staff working for them, but sometimes it’s easier to use their knowledge base, which is regularly kept up to date.
Phone Power pricing starts at around $8.33 per month if you sign up for a year. Don’t worry, as you’ll have 30 days to get your money back if you aren’t satisfied.
Overall, Phone Power is a great choice as a residential VoIP provider, which is why they’ve been recognized by awards organizations like Top Ten Reviews, Inc. 500, Deloitte, and Voip Review.
Internet Telephone Provider (ITP)
ITP VoIP is an award winning VoIP provider that has some great options for residential customers. Their basic plan starts at $9.99 per month and comes with a ton of free features.
With ITP VoIP, you’re able to customize your phone rings for special numbers, such as family and friends, so you know exactly who’s calling you even without seeing the caller ID.
International or Domestic Home Number
Choose either your existing number or a new domestic or international number when getting set up with a new phone.
Texts for Missed Calls
You’ll receive text message notifications with caller ID details whenever you miss a call.
Voicemail for Email
Whenever you have a voicemail, it’ll be sent straight to your email account or via text message to your cell phone.
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