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Zultys vs CallCentric
Compare Zultys vs CallCentric. Find out whether Zultys or CallCentric is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of Zultys and CallCentric and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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Zultys has been voted one of the top VoIP service providers in the business. Offering up high quality products and services at low prices, Zultys has proven to be a great competitor in the industry.
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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My BIGGEST complaint is the complete lack of user reference material. Zultys has a small 4 page "Quick Reference" guide that basically gets you making phone calls and not much more. Our previous phone system had an excellent user guide that detailed every feature of that phone system. The only training we got was what we found on YouTube! I will say the audio quality is excellent. Navigation is buried and confusing. Again, wouldn't it be nice to have a detailed user guide! Another negative is their handsets. While they are sleek and pretty, they are slim, hard to hold and fragile. I purchased phone pads to compensate for this as my guys were complaining they were impossible to hold with their cheek and shoulders while talking on the phone and working on the PC. I suppose a work around for this would be headsets for everybody. This system is also prone to just dropping calls. Our fax machine still drops calls before the system transfers to hold before the fax machine picks up. Nobody seems to know how to fix this either. Needless to say we miss our old system.
Our company specialized in smaller "key system" units until we were approached by two 100+ user clients to provide system, installation and support services. After researching available VOIP PBX vendors solutions, Zultys was an easy choice. After several years and multiple deployments, Zultys remains the right choice. Zultys is amazingly open to dealer feedback and development in helping us to meet and exceed customer's expecations. Bill Rakowitz General Manager Ganado Telephone Company
I have had call centric for about 5 years now, they have had a few rough patches as well as some individuals taking advantage of their programs. The free phone number program is gone. Now there is a $1 per month DID charge but this is specifically restricted for limited residential use. If your use is for a home office or business purpose you have to go to a office unlimited plan for $8.95 per month and then add an outbound calling plan, i use the 120 min for $1.95 charge which includes the taxes related to 911 service. Overall I now pay $10.90 per month which is still less expensive than the other SIP plan providers. I like most of the features, but a little dejected that if you have voicemail activated then every call will end up routing to voicemail. For one of the numbers I had calls could not go to a voicemail. The only way to do that was to cancel the line and order a new account. Now that free phone number has stopped I have cancelled all the lines on that account and just have a internet phone number only with the voice mail. Once I get a routing program set to filter out calls not intended for the non vm company to the other account's internet number. For a small business you don't need anything really, but a few IP phones and order business unlimited DID if you need more than one channel, but still under the same number this can be ordered through the plan. You start with 3 trunk channels, so you may need to request more if you have 3 extensions and occasionally have folks holding for someone. channels include every inbound and outbound call or transfer call needed at any given time. So consider 6 to 9 a good starting point. The system also allows you to configure an auto attendant with call queueing for a team. When you want to move up you would need to configure a IP PBX (often setup on a home server) this is not for the light of heart and normally requires a pro to get everything set properly. But, a pro and IP PBX can leverage things like trunks in use BLF led's and reporting of calls received and average calls hold time in queue. It requires a skilled IP PBX programer to properly implement these but when they are done right they are wonderful.
After having constant trouble with my MagicJack phone and getting limited customer support to make it better I started a search to find a replacement. My primary concern was the cost, I wanted something super cheap because we don't use the home phone very much. I also wanted something that would allow me to block unwanted spam and telemarketing calls that MagicJack allowed (I sometimes suspect MJ sold my number because of the large number of unwanted calls I received). I purchased a used OBI-100 on Ebay to use as the adapter. It was super easy to configure and CallCentric was great about porting my number to them at no cost. Along the way I had several questions about the porting process and after that how to correctly configure my account to block the unwanted calls and allow my phone contacts to get directly through. Each time I contacted customer support (email only through their website) they were prompt, thorough and courteous with their reply. The amount of features offered and the ability to configure your account to accommodate your calling schedule is unbelievable. I was so impressed that I even wrote to customer service praising them with their efforts. I've often written reviews in the past of products or services that I was unhappy with but never one from a company that I would like to see succeed like CallCentric. If you're thinking about trying an internet phone company this is your best and least expensive alternative.