Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has revolutionized communication for businesses by offering cost-effective and flexible telephony solutions. With its numerous advantages, such as reduced call...
iCore Networks vs CallCentric
Compare iCore Networks vs CallCentric. Find out whether iCore Networks or CallCentric is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of iCore Networks and CallCentric and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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iCore Networks is dedicated to providing their clients with business VoIP telecommunication systems that do more than traditional systems and cost much less. Targeting small and medium sized companies, iCore Networks brings your company the same...
CallCentric is an internet phone service provider that uses either your computer or a telephone adapter to place calls via the internet. CallCentric allows for free calls to other CallCentric customers and low-...
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Where do I start - The sales representatives are taught well. They will manipulate you into thinking their product is great and will give you no issues, but that's far from the truth. I heard their sales representative present their product and while all seems to be on the leading edge of technology, it really isn't. The company takes no responsibility for any of their network issues, from outages or no service on your phones. Not only will your phones only work 50% of the time (if that) but when submitting a ticket for support, you have to go through their help desk first and getting a response from someone on their technical side is a never ending cat and mouse chase. That is, if you get someone to reply to you. Outages happen every three or so weeks, sometimes less, causing your phones to go out every so often. So if you like paying for terrible service from tech reps who sound like they hate their jobs and never actually having your phones or circuits work, iCore/Vonage is great for you. Please do yourself a favor and stay far away from this atrocious company.
Customer service completely SUCKS, both technical support and account management in response time and in solving the issues. The quickest I have had a "high priority" ticket fixed is 6 hours, and right now there is one that it has been 3 days and it is still not fixed. And I have had multiple techs working on the same ticket because I call in to get an update and they try and walk me through the same troubleshooting steps the tech before them had be do because they don't manage their ticket system well or the employees are just too lazy to enter in what they already had me try.<br /> The phone system they gave us (Polycom VX500) has had issue after issue rising after 6 months of use. One major issue happened that it was proven it was the phones before 1 year warranty expired, but they procrastinated getting new phone and then after the one year tried to give the excuse they weren't under warranty anymore. Horrid reviews of the phones were found online after this. Our network partially discounts at least once a week for at least 1 employee's workstation, and again they take forever to get it fixed.
I wanted to totally rid our lives of att: directv, att landline, cell phone service. My Son is an IT professional and he suggested signing up with CallCentric. I feel I'm medium advanced when it comes to technology. It was not a simple procedure to get a VoIP adapter, sign up for the service, and then all is going to work properly. Insure when you start the process, "don't disconnect" your present land-line service until all is completely done. With CallCentric you can "PORT" (keep your existing phone number) which I did. But it takes many days for the number to port. I disconnected my att service the day I signed up with CallCentric and sent the port request. Big Mistake! I was without land-line telephone service for I think 2 weeks. One of the items that's very confusing with CallCentric is that you have to purchase 2 services: You must pay for one service to receive inbound calls, and purchase another service to place calls. Don't know why CallCentric would require this, but that's the way it is. I purchased a Grandstream GS-HT802 telephone adapter off Amazon for $40.00. I'm not advocating this particular adapter, but it's working well for us. It's simple to hook everything up. You run a wire from the telephone adapter to your internet router, plug in your present phone to the adapter, plug the adapter into an electrical outlet, and you're good to go. I have 3 cordless telephones. I plugged one of the phones into the adapter and placed the other 2 phones in convenient locations. Once the number ported and I figured out that I had to purchase 2 services: Inbound and outbound, everything is working perfectly! I purchased the DID - Personal Unlimited option for $6.00 per month for inbound calls, and the North America 500 for $7.00 per month for outbound calls. So around $13,00 monthly. Believe I was paying att $45.00 per month for land-line service. With CallCentric you get a bunch of free stuff: anonymous call blocking; voice mail; call treatments. Remember: When you place any call you must press the number 1 first, along with the other 7 digits. The service does not recognize 7 number dialing. Overall, I'm very pleased with CallCentric and highly recommend the service.
I've been using Callcentric for about 6 or 7 years. I have absolutely no issues with the company and their features are great and easily programable from their website. The only thing I wish they had is their own app. I have to use 3rd party software in my Android phone and I find it not reliable. I now have a Xiomi Redmi 8 and I manage to program the VOIP of the phone app. But, sometime sI check and I have to re-set it because it says " not connected" The rest, it's great!