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CallCentric vs Ringio
Compare CallCentric vs Ringio. Find out whether CallCentric or Ringio is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of CallCentric and Ringio and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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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-...
Ringio is a technology and business communications company that offers a fully customizable virtual PBX call routing solution to customers. Their virtual PBX comes with customer relationship management tools, call queuing, IVR, and more. Ringio...
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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 tried to sign up for a test account a 14 trial day Ringio stated my company email wasn't accepted I'm guessing the portal they design is a system domain register. Owner answer the phone claiming my protonmail is encrtpy isn't something they couldn't use base on the app because the security protonmail uses. He was very judgmental he couldn't beleive it wasn't a corporate account I had to explained that my domain is available or maybe try my other company he burst out claim was the owner Samual the CEO and base on his vibes,I won't be a good fit for the company he trying play some psychic abilitlies and crsytal ball method what a crappy way to treat customer in less than 2 minutes saying they screen to see who they are working with and so forth was a waste of 5 minute phone called. He ask me what my company does he is plain old outdated version small shop the so called owner isn't making money he answer the phone. Pass this company up there over 1000 VOIP company know has to put up with bad service and stupid pre judgement. RINGIO is going out of business each time I submit the button for DEMO the technician cliam he was busy such a discrimation and this company soon will have the Biggest lawsuit over discrimination activity.
They are so far behind the mark of the industry that they do not have the normal features you would come to expect from any real VoIP company just don;t exist. The system is uber complicated and takes making setting on 3-4 pages where it would all be done on one page with any main stream provider. They routinely ignore email and voicemails regarding service issues and it is very rarte to be able to find out exactly what the real problem was. Often the problem seems to go away on it's own before they find a fix for it. The user is often made to feel the issue is on their side, even though test results show no problem on the user side. There have been chronic outages and service problems where calls could not be placed out, in or both. One recent service outage last several days. I would not recommend this poor provider to my dog let a lone a friend. Actually, my friend dog both use 8x8.