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Fonality vs Cyclix Networks

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

User Ratings & Reviews

  • 54 Reviews
  • 2 Reviews
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Overview:

Fonality is a Texas-based provider of VoIP business phone systems, hosted PBX systems, hybrid deployment, and Unified Communications (UC) solutions. They cater to small to medium-sized businesses, but their offerings extend well beyond basic...

The 21st century has no shortage of new technologies saturating the market. Even with all the innovation that’s occurred within the past few decades and fierce competition, Cyclix Networks emerged as a leading telecommunications firm that...

Provider Info

  • Website: www.fonality.com
  • Headquater Country: United States
  • Founder Year: 2004

Plans Available*

  • Essentials - $19.99
  • Professional - $24.99
  • Ultimate - $34.99
  • Business-Connect - $17.95
  • Enterprise Plan - $0.02
  • SIP Trunk Plan - $24.00

Users Average Rating

Recent User Reviews

I was with this company for years. Because at the time VOIP phone carriers did not have the best reputation overall, I never bothered to shop until an unethical behavior surfaced. During a phone call with one of their reps, he identified for me that I was being charged for a phone that I never ordered or received for about 2-3 years. Their invoices are not the easiest to read anymore since it has a bunch of model and ID numbers etc.... Once I addresses this concern, which I was convinced that it would be refunded since I never ordered this phone and company errors occur all of the time, they decided to throw at me the 30 day terms and conditions story. That should apply for those who ordered a phone, but not when phones are added to an account without knowing. The monthly amount for that phone was not much, but adding it for the time period it was over 200 dollars. This issue was escalated and still they would not budge to work or retain my business. Everyone agreed with me that I wanted a refund, but they said that a phone was mailed out. Once I inquired of who was the signer, it was not even someone from my office. Who knows if they added this phone to my account but requested by another customer of theirs. Even with all of that proof, nothing was done. Then I reached out to the Facebook chat and a lady by the name of Keisha (Director of Marketing) responded that my concern would be shared with the CEO of the company. How they wanted to help me resolve my issue. After I provided her my e-mail address to begin that process 2 weeks went by and nothing ever happened. I reached out again to her and she apologized for no one to contact me etc..., but again no solution to retain. I have returned all the phones and my account is paid up-to-date, I keep e-mailing the RMA department with a request to update me on the next steps to close my account. No responses!! I just left their manager a message and hopefully she will end this nightmare for me. Clients can leave companies and return in the future, but this client will never return and will make sure that I will never refer any new prospects to this company again. Not sure what the story was with Fonality changing to NetFortris, but Netfortris has been worse. I am thrilled with my new carrier and always address all of my questions. Good luck ever signing up with this company.

balva11 November 6th, 2018

This company deserves a 0 star review. Their service and customer service are terrible. Their mobile technology and mobile app are terrible. I was never notified of my renewal in advance and when I tried to cancel the service it was a week long process that ended with threat of a $5600 termination fee (over 10 times the annual cost of service excluding taxes). Now they have auto-renewed my service for another year. I tried to contact their billing department today and was sent to voicemail. They must be using another provider because the voicemail attendant seemed to work. Avoid using this company at all cost. DO NOT USE FONALITY!

NikK January 29th, 2018

This review comes from a global operation with over 1000 employees and over 60 locations in the USA and Canada. We used Cyclix redundant SIP Trunk product which simplified our VoIP Enterprise Solution. We've managed VoIP phone systems since the early 2000's when they were first being introduced. We slowly transitioned from PRI/T1 technology to SIP with Cyclix over the years with a near flawless transition. Voice quality never suffered. As always with any transition we did have some hurdles or incompatibilities but the Cyclix support engineering staff helped resolve and even provide guidance to our integrator. I would highly recommend Cyclix to any Small to Medium sized business looking for SIP Trunk Solutions or Hosted solutions.

Dean Lebron August 27th, 2018

I've been involved in every step of the process of replacing a myriad of phone systems that we maintain between about 18 sites. We wanted a unified solution for all our locations regardless of state lines and network capabilities. Cyclix has taken care of that in spades. We're operating multiple voip lines on 1mbps pipes over VPN tunnels and the quality of the audio is still there! Our old phone bill has already gone down enough to cover 2/3rds of what we pay for our new service and there are still multiple lines to cut over from the old vendor that would more than cover the cost of monthly operations. Support is readily available and dedicated to making sure problems get solved while you're on the phone, not during a callback when it gets escalated to a higher level technician. All tiers of support are pleasant and knowledgeable at their level of proficiency. I'm not quite sure the feature set would be capable enough for an enterprise grade operation but you'd probably be running your own in house system at that point anyway. For an SMB company, everything you'd need is available and running out of the gate. The only issues I have at the moment are with phone quality and training. The Polycoms we've received seem to have a higher than normal failure rate but we've received replacement devices promptly and they come preconfigured. Your mileage may vary, but it might be worth considering using a Cisco phone system to get a more stable desk set. The training program was recently designed and could use some work. I think once they get the kinks worked out, there could be a lot of benefit there, but it's not quite up to snuff yet. It's also worth noting that we haven't had a single service outage during our time with them. Overall I'm very pleased with our service and would definitely chose them again for our phone system.

smjohnson June 25th, 2018
*Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.

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