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Hello Highway vs Lingo
Compare Hello Highway vs Lingo. Find out whether Hello Highway or Lingo is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Hello Highway and Lingo and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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Lingo is a residential VoIP provider that offers home phone plans for nationwide and international calling. Lingo plans come with a number of included features, free calling to other Lingo subscribers, and even the option to keep your existing...
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- Founder Year: 2004
- Website: lingo.com
- Headquater Country: United States
- Founder Year: 2004
- Lingo Unlimited - $14.95
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Recent User Reviews
Up until recently I was using long distance cards purchased at the local drugstore. The problem with these cards is that you never get the minutes you think you are paying for. Calling within our state to another area code costs 3 times more than I thought it would. Plus minutes sometimes mysteriously disappeared for no apparent reason. With Hello Highway you get exactly what you pay for and you no longer have to enter multiple digit phone numbers and pass codes. I simple dial a local phone number and dial the person I'm calling. It even allows for speed-dialing. Hello Highway makes it simple and I highly recommend them to anyone.
I use Hello Highway's service regularly and it is a great value!
A continuation/update of my experience with Lingo. To recap, reception was always awful and sometimes impossible. Every problem except getting paid was unfixable. Their email was turned on and off repeatedly. The contact phone number for both customer service and tech support was turned on and off. I emailed them on December 7 as a final cancellation after repeated emails and calls over 7 months asking them to roll back my account to where I had understood it to be, the basic account. My payment should have been under $20 as advertised. As of my last payment they had me up over $43. To add insult to injury, when I called to confirm that the account was closed and a refund for the remainder of the month would be forth coming, I was told they do not refund anything. I was told that emailing my cancellation was not acceptable to them. So, keep in mind, they only do things officially using a medium that does not allow one to document their actions. In addition, they are mailing me a shipping label, but I was told it definitely will not arrive before January but I would not be billed. We'll see how that turns out. Heads up, they merged with Birch Communications.
They add services for free without asking if you want them, then they start charging for them and won't remove them. Months of calls (including multiple times when they disconnected their customer service number and email) and emails to get them to adjust my account. They never did. They are a Canadian company and they do not participate in the telecom watchdog system in Canada. As one example, one of their excuses for not reducing my account back to the most basic one was that their system was down. Two month of payments were still taken out of my account, but supposedly they couldn't adjust my account. This is on top of years of increasing my account over and over for added benefits I never asked for, nor agreed to have added. Quality of calls was bad to awful. It was never good. It was always bad, then worse and worse. I was remiss in not cancelling them.