This Month in Telecom is a monthly news round-up on VoipReview.org that aims to give our readers a fast and easy way to catch up on the latest news and top stories that are trending in the voice and...
Earthlink Business Voice vs IDT Global
Compare Earthlink Business Voice vs IDT Global. Find out whether Earthlink Business Voice or IDT Global is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Earthlink Business Voice and IDT Global and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 1 Reviews
- 1 Reviews
Earthlink Business Voice offers affordable business solutions that provide IT services to over 150,000 businesses with about 1 million customers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, hosted PBX...
A wholesale telecommunications company, IDT Global focuses on using communication to enhance the lives of people and businesses. The company has two main sectors: financial and telecommunications. Nested under their telecommunications branch are...
- Headquater Country:
- Founder Year: 1994
- Website: www.idtexpress.com
- Headquater Country: United States
- Founder Year: 1990
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
As IT Manager for a Software Company in Mississippi, I worked with my peers to greatly research VOIP providers in the area to upgrade our PBX system. Going to other service providers the cost would be outrageous for the same service or the other providers would fall short on quality and not take responsibility for the whole system. Earthlink came in with a wonderful complete all-in-one solution to our needs at a great price. We get a great QoS with Earthlink as the backbone is their the ISP connection that they service, thus by not having a third-party there is not fingerpointing. Moveover, Earthlink also installs and maintains POE switches, router, the VLAN for the phones the UPS and even has local service technicians for all points of the setup to provide wonderful customer service. We have an onsite generator which the POE Switches plug into, thus even during a power-outage we have working phones and great phone quality --- which is key for our software support department. Moreover, we get the many benefits of VOIP technology which is the present and extended future of unified communication.
We started working with IDT in 2016. They tout serving over 32 billion minutes annually and 4 route divisions to choose from. The route divisions are irrelevant however, here I will explain why: The level of service/quality you *actually* receive depends on how greedy your Account Manager is, and the genie behind the curtain that changes up the routes to accommodate their desired margins. The end result of course is route instability and frequent calls to your support desk from angry customers reporting issues ranging from False Answer Service to calls not completing to legitimate destinations and wondering why they are paying for Platinum service only to receive problems typically associated with Silver-grade routes. With IDT we'd literally pass weeks at a time without issues, and suddenly a range of issues with many different destinations arise at the same time. We submit the ticket and the issue would eventually be resolved, but only after waiting > 24 hours for a response. In the IDT Express portal you are able to select which routing division, but in the end IDT simply does not honor your selection, and will route your traffic over the routes they choose behind the scene. It's really a pointless set up they offer. Go with Tata, NTT or BT if your customers' satisfaction is paramount.