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Alliance Phones vs Mitel MiCloud Business
Compare Alliance Phones vs Mitel MiCloud Business. Find out whether Alliance Phones or Mitel MiCloud Business is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Alliance Phones and Mitel MiCloud 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...
Serving more than 60 million users in over 100 countries around the world, Mitel is an industry leader in providing business communication solutions. They offer business phone systems, mobile services, collaboration applications, and contact...
- Alliance Phones Easy Plus - $29.97
- Alliance Phones Effortless Plus - $19.97
- Alliance Phones Simplicity Plus - $24.97
- MiCloud Office Elite - $29.99
- MiCloud Office Essentials - $19.99
- MiCloud Office Premium - $24.99
- Mitel MiCloud Business Advanced - $20.00
- Mitel MiCloud Business Extension Only - $12.50
- Mitel MiCloud Business Extension Only with Voicemail - $15.00
- Mitel MiCloud Business Lite - $17.50
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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!
This is in regard to some of the posts I have read here. We installed a Mitel Hosted service and have received excellent support and call quality. I have a bit of data background and really understand what it takes to make this hosted thing work which is...INFRASTRUCTURE. Not only the cat5/6 cable and terminations done properly but the Power over Ethernet switches need to be configured/managed by someone familiar with voice priority. Another big issue is that many Internet providers configure their cable modems with SIP ALG turned on which is a no no regarding the Mitel product. Mitel is not SIP and that feature causes a lot of issues. Another provider mistake is the fact they they quite often have the internal Firewall turned on in the cable modem...another feature that causes problems. Probably the biggest factor of all is the provider or person that sold you the service..if you ask me it should always be from a Mitel Dealer/Partner... that is someone that understands the product, how it works and how to make you happy. We deal with the Mitel Partner on any issue that arises and always receive great support. You have the option of calling Mitel directly but just like any other large organization you have to deal with "HOLD TIME" Anyone can purchase a hosted product on line but i highly discourage that. Utilize someone that really has a background in servicing that type of product (Mitel or any other) and is willing to commit the time and resources necessary to get you through this not so easy transition.
Mitel's Hosted PBX solution has really delivered all the businesses needs. Having a team of employees and contractors who collaborate remotely and customers based throughout South America, this solution has really provided the flexibility that we need.