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CallCentric vs Windstream
Compare CallCentric vs Windstream. Find out whether CallCentric or Windstream is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of CallCentric and Windstream 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-...
Windstream is one of the industry leaders: a full-service communications service provider for the Midwest, South, and East Coast in the United States. Windstream provides not only VoIP phone service, but also offers Internet and cable television...
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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.
They are the Biggest Liar. 1. Website said, Free Modem and $39.95. Got Bill for $69.95. They Charged me $9.95 for Modem (which was included) Also charged me phone line which was never Mentioned in website. Completely scam and I will Never go Back to them
I would provide 0 for all the 1s above if I could. I googled Windstream today. I call the number on the screen that says I can call for internet and phone additions/service. I want to add a phone line to my existing business account. I call the number. A man from another country answers. He says he cannot help me, and gives me the "service" number. I hang up and call the number - 855-575-7607. I need option 3 to add phone service. I press option 3 multiple times, only to have it continue to loop and offer me the same 4 options (this has happened to me on other occasions before today). I call the first number back from the website, to ask to be connected to someone who can help me spend more money with a worthless company. This time, I get a lady from a foreign country. She cannot help me. She says over and again, that she is not with Windstream....wait, isn't this the number I called from the Windstream site? She cannot have someone call me back, she cannot connect me, and she cannot help me. Beyond frustrated at this point. I then call the local St. Louis number, whereupon I do get an American who provided the help that was needed in the first place. Unfortunately, this is not the first massive communication I have had with Windstream. If I can switch all of our business accounts, I will do that as soon as possible. If you have a choice, do NOT choose Windstream. Run far and fast.