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SimpleSignal vs Windstream

Compare SimpleSignal vs Windstream. Find out whether SimpleSignal or Windstream is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of SimpleSignal and Windstream and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.

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Overview:

Windstream is one of the industry leaders: a full-service communications service provider for the Midwest, South, and East Coast in the United States. Windstream provides not only VoIP phone service, but also offers Internet and cable television...

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  • Founder Year: 2003
  • Website: windstream.com
  • Headquater Country: United States
  • Founder Year: 1997

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Users Average Rating

Recent User Reviews

Multiple landlines being used. All lines have quality issues and at times so bad customer can not be understood. It sounds as a really bad connection as if a cell phone where being used and it was breaking up. After 3 months of verified problems they finally came out and determined some of the equipment was bad. After replacing some of the equipment we were back and operational with no problems. Now the same problem has come back up and we are again having to use our personal cell phones for company use even though we are paying close to $600 a month for their services. Quest came out and stated that there equipment is not even all hooked up. We can not get a simple signal technical off of their computer monitoring program to physically come out and look at their equipment. Also internet connection is really slow and at times don't even work. Simple signal states that if the other company that shares the lines is watching a video on the internet it will cause interference with the phone lines. $600 a month seems pricy if you can't use internet connection and phone lines at the same time. My cell phone is capable of this and it only runs $100 a month

Griffindnd May 8th, 2014

Great sound quality, very creative staff. The team put together my phone system for me, asked me how i imagined it could work in a perfect world, then built the system to those specifications (i didn't know they could do it the way i described, but it's great). The training staff was very prompt and friendly, got my team up to speed on the new features that will keep my co-workers in contact. Provisioning team helped keep the setup simple, pre-programmed everything so i just needed to plug in phones around the office. The support team has also been great, tweaking my setup for me, very nice. Service has been very reliable, very happy with the quality and sound.

sextjk5 September 5th, 2012

Windstream refuses to drop contract cancellation penalties (and refuses to respond to efforts to discuss) after we were forced to cancel service due to two years of extremely unreliable internet service to our business. Frequent service failures, over two years of our three-year contract, resulted in many occasions in which our point of sale and other transactions (essentially our entire business operation) came to a halt and our ability to conduct business was often disrupted for a full day or more, costing us significant revenue losses. We extended MANY opportunities and accepted MANY empty promises for stabilized services. After two years of extending gracious patience and suffering revenue losses, we had to pull the plug and secure the stable service of Comcast Business for over a year, now, since we cancelled service with Windstream. Kudos to Comcast Business for delivering very stable service! We have an EXTENSIVE paper trail / record of our efforts to provide grace and opportunity to Windstream to resolve service problems prior to cancelling the contract, and of communications over the past year to provide documentation of Earthlink/Windstream's failure to fulfill their contractual obligations to release us from the contract without penalty due to their persistent failure to provide stable service (multiple extended service outages over very short spans of time). Over the past 12-plus months, Windstream has refused to address that documentation and our complaints other than to offer a reduction of the penalty (why should we pay ANY penalty for cancelling a contract in which Windstream failed to meet its obligations???). Windstream stated that we must provide documentation of the timelines of service failures to justify release from the contract without penalty. We provided that documentation and Windstream has refused to respond. We made a good will counteroffer of roughly 35% of their 50% reduced penalty offer; but received no response to that counteroffer, other than hostile and unprofessional calls from a collection agency to which Windstream then turned over the full original amount ($3600+), rather than responding and countering our settlement offer. For nearly a year, the rude and hostile collection calls continue and Windstream's customer service, customer relations, escalations team, and executives continue to ignore us. I suppose, though, that Windstream's current BANKRUPTCY case and their petition to Bankruptcy Court to extend their Chapter 11 protections into late 2020 occupy too much of their time. Perhaps if they'd taken better care of their customers, they wouldn't be in BANKRUPTCY Court …

Cruz-Johnson Business Owners February 3rd, 2020

I signed a 5 year lease in NYC. I signed a 5 year contract with Windstream. When my lease was up, I moved my offices... and they continued to try and bill me 3 more months (or an early termination fee). Then I remembered why... because it took them close to 3 months in delays to initially get me up and running in the first place!!! So 5 years ago I struggled with no service. 5 years later (now) I’m stuck paying an exorbitant, some would argue ‘draconian’ cancellation fee. And THAT’S not even the worst of it. So I move my office. And try to migrate my office number to my new location and new service provider. That’s right, you guessed it: Windstream was unable to transfer my number for... you guessed it... about 3 months. So for three months, I had to keep apologizing to my clients, and for three months I had to keep using my personal cell phone for my entire office phone communications. I actually believe the only reason I even got my number after 3 months was that I started talking to them about small claims court and threats of lawsuit. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy. I would not cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire. I’m sorry if that seems rude or blunt, but it’s true. And everyone needs to know this. I hope they burn.

John Vondracek April 27th, 2019
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