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CenturyLink vs Intellisys Communications
Compare CenturyLink vs Intellisys Communications. Find out whether CenturyLink or Intellisys Communications is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of CenturyLink and Intellisys Communications and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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CenturyLink is a full-service provider that offers communication solutions for residences as well as small, medium, and enterprise businesses. They can provide customers with solutions for internet, business phone, residential phone, and TV...
Intellisys Communications is a communication service provider that offers the state of Utah business phone and communication solutions. They have been providing communication solutions since 1970 and have...
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The absolute worst experience I have ever had with a company. I spoke with 10 different people and nobody was able to help me until the 11th person I talked to was able to figure out what was going on. My service was supposed to be set up on July 11th and I was even given a confirmation number and modem. Come to find out my service was not connected the day they said I was to receive service, and whenever I called for help, no one was able to pull up my account. I asked if I needed to be home for service to be set up, and I was told, "No, service will automatically be set up," it wasn't. The first time I called to figure out what the issue was, I called and was on the line for 20 minutes, and was hung up on. When I finally got a hold of someone that was willing and able to help me ( the 11th person), they let me know that they weren't able to send a tech out to install the service for another month.
While waiting for my two year contract to be finished, I moved to an area with free Internet. Yeah Google! I had to change my address for billing purposes which I later found out restarted my two year contract. When I called they said they put a note on my account and then I could call on my original two years was up and they would be no cancellation charge. I think they told me this is just so I'd stop bothering them. I called when my original contract was up and canceled. I confirmed there would be no charge. I week later I got an email for $170 cancellation. I called again and surprise there are no notes and nothing they could do. When I changed my address my two year contract started over . I didn't sign anything agreeing to this I'm not sure how they get away with this. I was a customer for over eight years. When I moved again I would've signed up with them but not now.
In my search for a new phone provider, I stumbled across Yiptel which is the hosted (cloud) PBX / VOIP brand by CCI. My first gripe was the fact that I had to talk to a sales team member before I started a trial. Being a small business ourselves I could appreciate that, but I do prefer the fully automated trials at some of the big players where I don't have to talk to sales until I am convinced the product is right for me. I used the free trial and was glad they offered it. The service is not reliable. I had several missed calls during my testing where callers called in, but the phones never rang. The first time this happens, I always question my network on this end (are the right ports open on the firewall for example?) However after verifying all network settings with customer support, the missed calls continued. I don't know the specifics of where Yiptel runs their service, but if you look at the locations on their website (Mesa, Denver, Bozeman, etc.) and Google the street addresses, you will see they are residential buildings! Again I can appreciate these guys are not as big as Vonage and RingCentral (that's not a bad thing, smaller businesses often mean better support!), but I wonder if they are running their backend out of residences with consumer grade WAN links? It would certainly explain the missed calls. I would not recommend this service... while email is quickly becoming our dominant communication mechanism, we cannot be missing inbound calls from customers!