In this article you will find a list of online phone services for business owners that can save you time, money, effort while talking to other end.
These phone services have some peculiar features like Voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP), Call forwarding, Voicemail, 3-way calling, web conferencing, conference calling, call following, Voice to text or email, toll-free numbers and Voice transcription.
RingCentral is a VOIP service that’s very useful for small businesses. It has variety to plans with unlimited phone and fax capabilities. They can connect their service with your existing phone or a RingCentral one. Their plan starts from $24.99 per month to $34.99 and $44.99 that contains 1,000 mins, 2,500 mins to 10,000 mins respectively. You get a 30-day-free trial with each plan. I like their flexible plans that can provide me hours and days in a flexible manner.
Yahoo Voice somewhat similar to Google Voice and Skype. It has a simple interface and it offers number of free services like computer to computer calling and low per min rates. For people who don’t have a Yahoo service or account can also get a number where people can call them directly. I like their easy to use interface and faster access.
Grasshopper A very commendable phone service company that produce cool funny videos. They don’t provide free trials but have 30-day money back guarantee. Plan starts from $12 per month and one time activation is a applicable at $25, but right now it is providing free activation. You also get unlimited extensions and 1 toll free number with basic plan. Other plans are $24, $49, $199 without any long term contracts and based on monthly renewal scheme.
Phone.com Another market leader that has great offerings and plans, starting from $9.99 for 100 mins and a 30 day free trial. They have a full featured phone service for all type of businesses – small, medium or large. ALL PLANS INCLUDE – Local or Toll-Free Number, Integrated Mobile App, Unlimited Users, Many More Free Features, Call Queuing, Voicemail to Email, Call Recording, Auto Attendant, Fax to Email, Call Routing Schedules, Dial-by-Name Directory, Call Transfer, Call Screening, Call Blocking, Address Book, Follow Me, Hold Music, International Dialing, HD Conferencing, Free Softphone.
.. and there are many more, which we will be adding to the list, as we test them. Let us know which service do you use and why?