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aptela vs CallCentric

Compare aptela vs CallCentric. Find out whether aptela or CallCentric is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of aptela and CallCentric and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.

User Ratings & Reviews

  • 43 Reviews
  • 26 Reviews
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Overview:

Aptela is the leader in today's burgeoning VoIP industry. They provide small businesses and medium-sized businesses with cost-effective and high-quality VoIP solutions.

Aptela offers two distinct business VoIP plans: Business VoIP and...

CallCentric is an internet phone service provider that uses either your computer or a telephone adapter to place calls via the internet. CallCentric allows for free calls to other CallCentric customers and low-...

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  • Founder Year: 2005

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Recent User Reviews

I have been using Aptela for years. I signed the previous company i was working for, to Aptela and I started up my company years ago and sticked with them. They are good at some points. But there are parts can make you frustrated. Usually no problem with connection but some connections is not clear. It happens daily basis. I use Polycom HD voice model phone which has superb sound quality. Another corcern is billing issue. Recently our credit card has been comprimed and we had to cancel the card. They tried to take money on 2nd and today is 23rd they have disconnected the service. No phone calls just email asking for us to fax credit authorization form. not even web based area that you can update your billing information nor add up back up payment option nor you can with credit card information. I wouldn't rely my business service with amature billing setup. 

ayhanyildiz November 23rd, 2011

Our two-attorney law firm was relocating after a quarter-century in one place.  We were not sure we wanted to bring our original PBX box with us for the long term, so we began to assess all our phone choices.  For no particular reason, I started out with extreme reluctance to consider VoIP, probably due to years of passing chatter about such issues as dropped calls, etc. and overall skepticism about relying on the Internet for important client calls.  Upon learning we could not keep our existing main phone number if we stayed with our landline (due to the location of the new office), we began to weight the possibility of VoIP, if only to be able to port our old number.  Well-informed friends also told me to give VoIP a fair chance because technology and faster Internet speeds might have made my apprehension outdated.  My further study made me realize that VoIP might not merely be an acceptable alternative; it might bring some advantages.  Not one to make long-term technology decisions (or spending decisions) lightly, I did my homework.  Reading as many reviews as I could find about all the various VoIP/virtual PBX providers, I found a confusing mix of raves and rants for virtually every company.  (I soon confirmed that moving on trying to find the company with no negative reviews was futile, and that, probably, they did not reflect a consensus; I also noted that many complaints had to do with high-call-volume users, and our small law firm has light to moderate phone traffic.) To make a long story a little shorter, after a lot of comparing, we tentatively settled on Aptela, and confirmed our choice after sales consultant Omid patiently answered our endless questions and addressed all our concerns (including frank discussion about the handful of negative comments that seem to appear on every provider's review page).  We have been very happy with the training, transition, and our trouble-free first ten weeks using Aptela.  No dropped calls or call quality concerns at all.  When we speak to each other in-house over the phone, but can simultaneously hear the colleague's voice faintly from down the hall, we recognize that the "live" and phone voices can be slightly out of sync at times. However, my concern about whether that might hinder phone conversations has not proven to be an issue at all.  We have noticed no appreciable lag in our phone calls.   To have the best chance of our switch to Aptela working out well, we verified adequate bandwidth by opting for cable internet over DSL. (Fiber optic was not available at the new location.) We bought preconfigured Polycom phones from Aptela, which seems to have been a great choice.  Combining newly installed network wiring, a new router/hub/firewall and all-new phones with new VoIP, we were braced for the worst even while hoping for the best.  To our pleasant surprise, everything worked well from the start.   We are very pleased with the call quality (particularly since we paid a bit more for the HD handset option)-- much better than our land lines.  Relearning how to transfer calls within the office took a little focus (can't just put a caller on hold and tell someone else to pick up).  We miss being able to see who else is on the phone by glancing at the phone itself, but get that functionality on the Aptela dashboard.  We love being able to send calls to any phone, and to use follow-me settings to receive calls anywhere-- but we have not actually used those appealing features much so far.  During pre-move initial training, Aptela helped me record our first voice prompts (we did not opt for professional recording)-- remotely, over my cell phone.  I was certain the recording would be poor quality and would have to be redone later, but was amazed at the clarity of that recording.  (We kept it.) Aptela's assistance with training, porting our old number, and fielding our questions was impeccable.  We have not had to open any trouble tickets, so I cannot comment about the tech support.  Although I am not wild about having to place a support call and then wait for a reply, I believe that will prove more useful in the long run than getting an immediate but less helpful answer from an offshore call center.  (I understand Aptela's support team is in at their main office-- which happens to be right in my backyard.) We have no regrets about either the general decision to switch to VoIP or our choice of Aptela.

Michael G May 11th, 2011

I rarely give 5 stars to anyone, but CallCentric earned them. We were using PhonePower (1 or 2 stars, arrgh!) and learned that our home phone had been ringing busy for over a week and important calls had not gotten through. After much hassle with PP, I found CallCentric and got a new number. Getting setup was easy and the online customer support was prompt, professional, extremely competent, and patient working with me on customizing my account. My original home number (for 20+ years) was ported from PhonePower to CallCentric with assistance from CC support. Here are the benefits to having "unbundled" services from Callcentric: #1: My configuration now is: calls to the orig number are forwarded to the new CC number. That is Inbound only, $1.95/month, not calling out on it. New number is both In and Out, a "normal" phone number. We also have a number used by an alarm system, Outbound only, saving more than $29/month with most Voip servcies. #2: CallCentric allows me to customize features that most Voip providers do not. We have a new CallerID of our choosing; SMS texts can go straight through, as expected, forwarded to a mobile, or emailed -- our choice. When calls come in, they are filtered to deal with spam and then there are special "Call Treatments". Calls from MY doctor's office rings on the home landline AND simultaneously on MY personal mobile. Calls from my wife's family can go straight to her mobile and even not ring on the home phones. There is an option for "hunting": if a phone doesn't answer, the call goes to a second number (mobile) or a third, ... And the caller does not know about the treatments. A call to our original number is answered (or sent to voicemail, etc.) and they do not know what phone we answer. Might be away from the house on a mobile, the caller does not know that. Get a DID number for a family member and customize call treatments for them. Bottom-line: CallCentric has the highest quality network I have ever experienced, superb technical support, excellent custom features, and unbundled services so I pay only for what I need. I am paying less than 1/5th of what I would (did, sigh) pay for the same three numbers at PhonePower, Verizon, and many others. Reviews from 10 years ago may read differently, but CallCentric is world-class these days.

voip4myhomephone September 20th, 2023

Callcentric offers the worst customer service imaginable. Listen to all the reviews. They offer only ticket based support for any issue you have. So if you're having technical/billing issues even emergency ones which are breaking your service, you will have to open a ticket and wait. Furthermore, based on my experience, much like other people's below, the technical support person will disclaim any responsibility even if it's clear he could help. Do you really want to trust your phone service to a company that offers only support tickets for help? Think about it ...

fdognsodfgnso September 15th, 2023
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