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SageVone vs magicJack
Compare SageVone vs magicJack. Find out whether SageVone or magicJack is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of SageVone and magicJack and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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- Founder Year: 2006
- Website: magicjack.com
- Headquater Country: United States
- Founder Year: 2002
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I had Sagevone for around a year, and can't say much that is positive.I didn't have trouble with the uptime of the service but the call quality was constantly very , very, very poor, which made the service unusable. The voice quality itself was above average but parts of the conversation were lost, and this problem was constant and never solved.It was like dropping every other word, and it was just in one direction. The people that I talked to could hear me just fine, but I couldn't understand their responses because of this problem of missing every other word of the conversation. All VOIP tests run by them and me showed no problems with the connection over the Internet, with MOIP usually 4 or higher. The technical support seems to revolve around one person, which may be the owner. All of my problems were blamed on my ISP by the support person. After changing adapters, routers, cable modems, and switches several times, no problems were ever fixed. Call quality was the poorest when talking to them. They have a lot of features, a lot more than most, but if the service is always very poor, the features really don't matter.
After six months and two VoIP adapters I have never had reliable service. Calls drop at random times, audio drops out for several seconds, the audio quality is bad and lately, when I get an outside call all I here is a busy signal. When people call me they hear a ring tone but my phones do not ring, or they get a message "All lines are busy." When I contacted the SageVone service people I made appointments to talk with technical experts that were never kept. In six months I have never talked to a technical person. Their service representative was rude and abusive and blamed everyone except himself for the problems. They kept blaming my broadband service even though I sent test data showing that there was no problem on this end (6.5Mb/s isn't enough?!?). They also told me that their service is incomatible with MacOS and Linux systems. Something that they do not advertise. In my opinion, this is not a company to be trusted or patronized.
I have used MagicJack since about 2010/11 and the functionality of the device and telephone calls has been exceptional. HOWEVER... I read other reviews here and realised that a major difference is that I have ONLY ONCE called customer service and sure enough my experience was similar to others... frustrating, no straightforward answers, trying to push an additional sale which I knew I didn't need. ***Top Tip*** If you decide to go ahead and purchase a device... do it through a 3rd party reseller (In Canada I use The Source) install it, activate and choose your plan ONLINE yourself. It's easy. Make a note of your plan's expiry date and add your own credit/years when needed. As you will read elsewhere contacting customer service will do nothing except leave you frustrated.
I recently renewed my magicjack subscription for another year ($45) and noticed the quality of the calls weren't so clear, after trying all their troubleshooting tips and speaking to technical support I inquired about their refund policy and was told they do not give refunds, next thing I know I get an email stating that my service was deactivated per my request when I never requested my service be deactivated especially since they don't give refunds I simply inquired about their refund policy, I called to resolve the matter thinking they would reactivate my service no problem since it was a misunderstanding on their part but that's not how it went, they (3 different reps including a supervisor) kept telling me that their records show I requested my service be deactivated because that's what their rep noted in the computer although I never requested deactivation, nobody would take responsibility for their (magicjack) mistake making it seem like I got what I asked for, so I'm out $45 because they don't give refunds and they just took it upon themselves to deactivate my service because I inquired about their refund policy, doesn't even make sense, clearly they didn't want to keep a customer, I'll gladly invest my money elsewhere, took my money and wouldn't reactivate my service that they deactivated in error (although they wouldn't own up to the error), you might be wondering why would I even want my service reactivated if the calls aren't clear because now I'm out $45, it's the principal of the matter I guess because they took my money and I didn't get what I paid for, unacceptable customer service!!