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CallCentric vs MagicJack Plus
Compare CallCentric vs MagicJack Plus. Find out whether CallCentric or MagicJack Plus is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of CallCentric and MagicJack Plus and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
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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-...
magicJack Plus is the newest VoIP system available from magicJack. With magicJack Plus, you don't need to keep your computer on at all times to use your phone, as you did with the older magicJack product. This means you...
- Website: www.callcentric.com/
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- Founder Year: 2003
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Recent User Reviews
After having constant trouble with my MagicJack phone and getting limited customer support to make it better I started a search to find a replacement. My primary concern was the cost, I wanted something super cheap because we don't use the home phone very much. I also wanted something that would allow me to block unwanted spam and telemarketing calls that MagicJack allowed (I sometimes suspect MJ sold my number because of the large number of unwanted calls I received). I purchased a used OBI-100 on Ebay to use as the adapter. It was super easy to configure and CallCentric was great about porting my number to them at no cost. Along the way I had several questions about the porting process and after that how to correctly configure my account to block the unwanted calls and allow my phone contacts to get directly through. Each time I contacted customer support (email only through their website) they were prompt, thorough and courteous with their reply. The amount of features offered and the ability to configure your account to accommodate your calling schedule is unbelievable. I was so impressed that I even wrote to customer service praising them with their efforts. I've often written reviews in the past of products or services that I was unhappy with but never one from a company that I would like to see succeed like CallCentric. If you're thinking about trying an internet phone company this is your best and least expensive alternative.
For low or moderate call usage CallCentric is an unparalleled highly cost-effective provider. Their customer service is by message exchanges within the account interface and I found the text-based approach provided access to consistently high expertise and relatively fast responses. The online instructions and documentation are thorough and professional. For DIY configuration of VoIP their account interface provided everything I needed to know. I like the fact that the user can provide their own compatible interface hardware to suit their needs. The process of line porting was well organized and progressed smoothly. Features are wonderful, especially for the low price. I do wish there was a more effective way to exclude the high volume of spam calls that are now typical, however the CallCentric "call treatment" filters and telemarketer block feature do divert a substantial proportion of unwanted call attempts. The sound quality has been very good. Reliability has been good, but I have experienced one dropped call in 2 months while no ISP service disruption at my location was indicated, so could not provide the top 5* rating for reliability.
I wish I had read other reviews first before trying this magic jack out. So please, read first! DO.NOT.USE. I signed up for the free trial but returned the device within 30 days. I included the RMA and everything else like they said. I paid for the shipping and it was received and delivered to them timely. But guess what? THEY STILL CHARGED ME. I called several times and they keep hanging up. You can’t talk to anybody who is decent enough to actually care about your concern. So my resolution would be just to file a dispute with my credit card company. I learned my lesson. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. STAY AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE.
When I inquired for the service they had the 30 day free trial, but obviously I had to give them my credit card number. When I received the system it did not work well with my internet, so I contacted the company and received a RMA number with return authorization, and shipped the unit back within few days of receiving the unit exactly as they wanted and I did include a copy of the RMA authorization with the return, and the tracking showed that they did receive the unit within couple of days. But then the the 30 days free trial date ended they charged my credit card anyway, I have contacted them several times and they keep telling me that the return has not processed through their warehouse yet and this has been two months since they received the unit back. When they did transfer me to the department that supposedly would give you a refund, I was on hold for an hour twice. So don't expect to get refund from them. After calling several time and getting no where, I got a little aggressive with them and they just hung up the phone.