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Alliance Phones vs magicJack for BUSINESS
Compare Alliance Phones vs magicJack for BUSINESS. Find out whether Alliance Phones or magicJack for BUSINESS is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Alliance Phones and magicJack for BUSINESS and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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Headquartered in South San Francisco, Alliance Phones specializes in cloud-based VoIP services for small and mid-sized businesses. Although relatively new to the industry (founded in 2012), Alliance Phones takes a straightforward approach to...
magicJack for Business brings affordable and reliable VoIP phone solutions to startups and small businesses. Their solutions come with all the features growing businesses need to get the job done but at a fraction of the cost when compared to...
- Alliance Phones Easy Plus - $29.97
- Alliance Phones Effortless Plus - $19.97
- Alliance Phones Simplicity Plus - $24.97
- Home & Office - $14.99
- Premium - $24.99
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
They advertise FREE unlimited calling to the US and Canada and FREE magicJack to magicJack international calling, which it's an absolute lie. I signed for five years service promotional fee, that was 99.99, when the bill came in CAN dollars, was $187.90 they said they where not using the banking rate exchange and they have to charge me the exchange that was based on their calculations. I tried to cancel but they said I only would be refunded 17.00can because penalties for the cancelation. So I didn't have a choice and I had to keep the service. A month later, all a the sudden I stop receiving phone calls, I tried to fix the problem from my MJ online account but didn't worked. I tried to keep using the service just making outgoing calls and every often the calls where interrupted by recordings reminding to check my account or simply interrupted my phone calls. I contacted customer service which they said they where unable to fix the problem and they where unable to tell me the reason why my account was in hold. It took me few weeks calling every day and trying to contact someone to help me, but they told me that they where not even in the American continent to attend my concern. They said that they where in a place which they where no allowed to tell me, but they said they will pass my report. Couple of weeks later the problem became obsessively annoying interrupting my outgoing phone calls. I was unable to find help for this problem, so I decided to become rude with these people and they transferred to a supposed responsible. I was on my only account while I was speaking with this woman and she said hold on in the phone and she just cancelled all applications, devices and services which I saw the changes instantly on line. She came back to me on the phone and she said that I violate the time allowed on my service. I said that I paid for the five years service and that was advertised as unlimited phone, she said that some where in the 56 pages agreement said that the services isn't unlimited phone calls passing certain period per day. So they took my 187.90 can, they tried to make an other charge for the cancellation which thanks to my bank blocked the charge, they cancelled all my apps, devices and blocked the number I was using to contact them. There's no agency or government service to report this company's scam. I would ever recommend to get this terrible service that may was the must expensive phone service I have ever paid.
We recently had to move to a new office, as our company grew, and we've decided to use this opportunity to switch our VOIP Provider, with which we were not too happy anyways. I have to admit that when we saw Alliance Phones quote proposal, at first we did not take it very seriously, as the price seemed pretty low, considering all the features that they offer, on top of which, they have unlimited minutes for US and Canada. However, after we had a few conversations with Alliance Phones, we realized that they are very serious and dedicated to what they do. We even asked them for some references in our state and they were very quick to provide us with such. All the three companies that we called had very nice things to say about them. They were all impressed with their fantastic response and support. They even have an Emergency Support that runs 24/7 and most importantly, it is US based. We have been using Alliance Phones services for about 4 months now and I can honestly say that we had never had any disappointments. They are very kind, quick to act and always ready to go out of their way, in order to satisfy us. Their Web Interface is really easy to use but now I can think of few times, when we were not sure how to setup a certain feature (I think it was the Call Queues) and they did it for us straight away. The best thing about it is that it took them 5 minutes to do it. It's the type of service that we would sincerely recommend!
I have been a MagicJack user for my home phone for many years. I changed from the big phone company ($70+/month) to MagicJack for Business a few months ago. The porting process took a bit longer than expected, however the service is excellent. I have had ZERO issues, the call quality is great as I cannot tell any difference. They even sent me a nice desk phone to use which adds so much more than my previous land line phone. I purchased from another source a headset to use with the phone, works great. I like the music on hold with a message telling my client I'll be with them shortly, makes my small business seem much larger to clients when I have to place them on hold. I have yet to try the app so I cannot comment on that as of this time. If you have high speed internet then this should work great for you. Highly recommend.
I have so many issues with the incompetent customer services team for business. We are a small business and experiences a drop line, poor quality of voice and lack of customer services. The majority of their customer service people don't have adequate training and don't know how to address and resolve the issues properly. We had called numerous times to address above matters but it didn't get fixed on timely matter and the manager of customer service, Veil, disconnected our service without any proper notifications at all and I asked her if do you have any protocol and procedures in black and white that you could cancellation right away without any proper notification about it. She could not find one. My suggestion to all of small business owners, don't even bother to have this as your telephone service. I know they are cheap but if you compare with the quality of customer service and products that the company offers you will give headaches and problems in future. I do believe you don't need to spend /waste your time with the unreliable service. Plus on top of it, they dont refund my account. TERRIBLE SERVICE AND HORRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE!