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Hello Highway vs netTALK
Compare Hello Highway vs netTALK. Find out whether Hello Highway or netTALK is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Hello Highway and netTALK and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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netTALK is a residential VoIP service company founded in 2008 and based in Miami, Florida. The provider offers big savings on local and long distance calling with their residential VoIP service plans. Their products are easy-to-use products, so...
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- Founder Year: 2004
- Website: nettalk.com
- Headquater Country: United States
- Founder Year: 2008
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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!
I tried this after the recommendation of a friend who told me it could be a bit bumpy setting up but good afterwards. So I tried it and went for some surprises: 1. the device stayed 3 weeks at the logistics provider waiting for customs clearance 2. after receiving the device, the setup was fairly easy, but 3. once everything was done, I could make calls from the device as well as from the App, but 4. I could not receive calls, no one could, neither from a cell, a landline or the app. 5. It tooks emails every day for 7 days telling them that the problem was coming from the number itself (I got a recording telling me the number was not assigned) 6. every day for 7 days, they kept telling me to unplug and plug the device, even though it was obvious the device WAS working, as was the app. 7. I told them to call that number to hear the recording, they did but stopped after 6 rings, not even waiting for the voicemail to kick in. 8. I had to once again ask them to call the number and leave me a message, so that they could see they couldn't do it. 9. Finally at that point they talked to their administration team and guess what? the problem was from the number itself. 10. they said they could fix it but it would take time. They proposed to choose another number instead. 11. At that time I decided to give up and asked for a full refund. 12. They asked me to ship the device and send them a picture of the shipping receipt for a refund. 13. After shipping, they told me the shipping refund was only possible for US customers 14. Perfect timing... a coincidence, you think? Suddenly they become smart. Conclusion, unless you are in the US, stay away from these guys, it will get worse until they disappear. I am switching to Ooma, several other friends have been using Ooma from 4 years now, no trouble, so I will trust them, I'm waiting for the device.
Don't throw out your landline if you get this - the service is unpredictable on netTALK sometimes it works most of the time when really need it it doesn't without having to do a bunch of plugging and unplugging of the duo device. I have come to count on it not working when I need it so always restart device. Another annoying issue is that it cuts off calls after 10 or 15 minutes which is aggravating if you are on hold in a queue. Don't bother with support they waste your time telling you the same stuff - certain ports need to be opened, which I had opened after the first call to them. If you do feel the urge to live on the edge and purchase this service in Canada note that for the basic 1 year subscription the advertised $49.95 does not include just over $11 in additional fees and this is in US dollars so by the time you are finished at current exchange rates you are looking at over $80 Canadian.