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Phone Power Reviews

For competitive rates, Phone Power serves every one, from a single-line residential customer to a corporate call center, and everyone in between. They also provider International calling plans that allow for unlimited calling to a specific number of countries (depending on the plan you select). Phone Power also provides helpful online quick links and e-guides to their customers seeking support, as well as support chat, email, and telephone number. They are even available for a select number of weekend hours!

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Editorial Review

Phone Power is a California-based VoIP company that delivers residential VoIP phone solutions throughout the US and Canada. Founded in 2005, Phone Power has a growing subscriber base and has earned a number of industry awards. In fact,the company was ranked the 30th Fastest Growing Company by Inc. 500, made the Top 22 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and was also recognized as Editor’s Choice by VoIPReview.org.

Unlimited Calling

Phone Power’s home phone service plans offer unlimited calling to anywhere in the US and Canada, along with 60 minutes of free international calling to over 75 countries worldwide. Customers can choose from three different plans and payment terms: a 12-month contract term that starts at $9.95/month, a month to month subscription without a contract or prepay which begins at $19.95 per Month, and a 12-month prepaid plan that comes at the lowest monthly price of $8.33.

Powerful Phone Features

Aside from unlimited calling, each plan from Phone Power also includes over 45+ phone features (such as Mobile Phone App, Voicemail-to-Email, and Call Waiting Caller ID), a free second line and softphone, plus a 30-day money-back guarantee.

 
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Phone Power Review: The transfer was very smooth

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I’ve had the service for over a year now and have been very happy. I got a new number and when I was sure it was working for me (about three months down the line) I had my landline cancelled and the number transferred. The transfer was very smooth. It is definitely a savings at $20 a month at most (if you don’t want a contract). Cheaper if you do decide to. I recently added a virtual number for five bucks extra. It just rings on my main line but lets you have two phone numbers for cheap.

Free number transfer, savings
Yes

Phone Power: Reliabilty, price

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Since the price was so low I kind of expected problems, but surprisingly its worked just as well as my full price landline did. Not knowing a lot about how VOIP works, I wasn’t sure if them being in located on the west coast would be a problem since I’m in NJ, but apparently alot of their customers are on the east coast so I went for it and transferred my number. I travel around a lot for business so the free softphone is very nice. It worked just as they said it would and I’ve been saving quite a bit each month with plenty of features.

Reliability, Price
Yes

Phone Power Review - Until Recently, The Best Around in VoIP, But No Longer!

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Until recently, I would have never dreamed of chastising this company, but their service and support is now heading down the tubes at flank speed. Unfortunately, call hold times to get to speak to customer service or tech support have become prohibitive. Half hour to an hour PLUS any time any day of the week, NOT GOOD!!! On 2 occasions over the past 2 1/2 years I've been a Phonepower subscriber, my voice mails and faxes mysteriously disappeared from my online account info. Went through hours of phone calls to find out what the heck happened. Still no resolution on the 2nd go around as I write this and I'm getting VERY FRUSTRATED.  As I write this review, my voice mail password all of a sudden doesn't work and blocked numbers are getting through. Over THREE hours on the phone alone this morning including hold times and I get a guy who sounded like he was either stoned or just got out of bed.
One nice feature they offer is the ability to have a blocked call list and have those calls go to voice mail or a busy signal, a handy tool for stopping annoying collection agency calls and the like DEAD in their tracks. Although you can have up to 50 numbers on that list, there's no indication on the site that there's a 50 number limit. The system allows you to enter more than 50 numbers with NO WARNING INDICATION that you've gone above the 50 number limit and numbers you enter beyond 50 limit will still get through. This is something I've been complaining about for the last 2 years. Despite the fact that whomever I talk to in tech support agrees this is a flaw in the design of the Phonepower website and they'll alert the web masters, after all this time, THEY'VE STILL DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT!
The insane call hold times are now the main reason I no longer recommend Phonepower as I used to ...... to everyone I know. As they've grown, they have not added customer service reps to handle the increase in subscribers, and like most businesses, are going all out to cut costs, AT THE CUSTOMER'S EXPENSE, AND IT NOW SHOWS!
Bottom Line: A service that started off great and was so for over 2 years, but now has all the signs of going downhill, FAST.

Easy setup, great sound quality, tons of features.
Customer service / tech support quality dwindling fast! Errors on website I pointed out admitted by tech support that go unfixed despite 2 years of my advising them of such.
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No more long distance charges!

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No more long distance charges! Its a relief not having to worry how long I'm on the phone with my parents who live on the opposite coast due to cost per minute. I haven't used the service long enough to give a really thorough review as to the long term quality, but the many features such a the free second line and free long distance are great and it has worked nicely so far. I had to comment because of the customer service I received when ordering. I was a bit confused on some things but the girl clearly and patiently (big thing with me) explained things to me.

Customer service and features
Yes

Phone Power: Smooth transition, keep your number, price

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I wish I had known about VOIP while I was shelling out 50 bucks a month for landline service. Surprisingly, the switch went smoothly ( I was a little worried about that) and I got to keep my number. I'm happy with my choice of Phone Power. Took a little over a week to be fully set which I think is pretty standard if your keeping a number. Service has been steady and I'm enjoying paying a fraction (14.95 plan) of what I was paying before.

Smooth transition, keep your number, price
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Phone Power Review - Excellent for me now over a year.

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The Phone Power service has been excellent for me now over a year.  I have tested 4 other main VOIP sevices and Ph Power has proved to be superior.
I would recommend this service based on a stable adapter, provisions and stays active.  do not have to reboot every other day... calls are dialed instantly and
the called phone rings in nano-seconds.   Clear crisp voice sound.  Excellent features including voice mail,  with a ring to notify you have VM.  Price is good and
the Service is excellent.  only had to call CS  once and they were very nice and helpful.   Highly recommend.Smile

Stable platform and clear call quality, dials into bank accts requiring pass codes very well
None so far
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Re: Phone Power

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Finally customer service in the U.S.! I was so glad to hear that when I called. I didn't have to spend a lot of time on the phone with them since they clearly explained the answers to any of my questions. I give them a big thumbs up on their technical support. I had an agent walk me through the set up, which actually turned out to be pretty easy. Great price, helpful support, and my service has been steadily reliable. Also echoing other customers that are happy to be able to utilize that cloned second line feature to have a couple calls going at once. I like to spread the word when I find a reliable company and will be referring my friends to take advantage of the $10 refer a friend credit.

U.S. customer service. Price. Features
Haven't seen any so far
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Unfortunately I signed up for a one year contract

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If you use Phone Power without a router, you might be a satisfied customer,  but if you have to use one like me, you will find yourself calling customer service all the time: The 1st time I called, they told me that there was an IP conflict between my main computer and the Phone power box (I had T-Mobile @home for 2 years with the same config & never had this kind of issue): We stayed on the phone for about 25 min and they "solved" the pb. 3 days later the service was down. When I called 2 weeks later because of no time, they told me that my phone device is not getting enough power from the wall!! (again, I had T-Mobile @home for 2 years with the same config and same phone device & never had this kind of issue): I change the location of my phone unit and the pb was solved. 3 days later the service was down. I called them today and they told me (with an aggressive and unhappy tone) that my IP keep changing, that's why I keep having problems. Of course my IP is supposed to change all the time since I do not pay for a static IP from my internet provider. Unless you are running a server I do not see why you will need a static IP. I am waiting for someone to call me, waste my time and have the service down in a couple of days.I have been with this company for 5 months now and my phone has been down 25 days per month. Unfortunately I signed up for a one year contract. At this point, I think I'm going to break the contract and go to another provider

Sound quality is good WHEN IT WORKS
Customer service is aggressive when you have to call "all the time"
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Not what I wanted in a company

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I ordered Phone Power for a few months.  It seemed like outages would keep happening almost on a daily basis by the time I cancelled my account.  I could never trust the phone to stay working.  Got stuck in an emergency room and couldn't call home as they had another outage.  If they could fix their actual downtime (not what they post) it would be a good company.  Don't try and contact them during an outage,  their webbased communications would shut down before you got to them, and surprisingly their tech support answering machine was full and wouldn't take messages.  Not what I wanted in a company.

Knowledgeable staff. decent sound quality and a good price.
Horrible service interruptions. Too much down time.
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Phone Power Customer Review

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It's great that they offer a free softphone in your account. The fax catcher is handy too. I'm very pleased with the call quality and the speed of which my questions are attended to by customer service. On top of that, the prices are great. I picked the 2 year prepaid at 199.95. Can't complain!

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Phone Power

Winnetka , CA
United States
2005Year Founded
74%Recommend
158User Reviews
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Service Locations

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Puerto Rico
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The Skinny

Phone Power offers residential and international plans on top of VoIP hardware installation guides in order to meet all of your calling needs. Their home phone service is the same plan with three different pricing tiers, and offers you nearly unlimited calling throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. You can even keep your current phone number with Phone Power's residential calling plan! Phone Power also has three International plans available, and depending on how many countries you call determines what plan is right for you.

If you aren't satisfied with their service, Phone Power offers its customers a 30 Day money back guarantee.

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The Rub

For home phone service, Phone Power provides consumers with the USA/Canada Unlimited Calling plan. If you are willing to sign a long-term contract, Phone Power can guarantee lower monthly rates. Then again, their monthly package isn’t exorbitant, either, so you can't go wrong with affordable phone service whether or not you want to sign a contract with Phone Power.

Each unlimited plan, regardless of the term (1 year prepay, 1 year contract, or monthly) will get you virtually unlimited calling. You can make and receive inbound calls without a limit, and are granted 60 minutes a month of international calling. Plus, with their USA/Canada Unlimited Calling plan, Phone Power provides a mobile phone app, free activation, and a free cloned second line. 

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Bottom Line

If you know that you need a dependable VoIP phone service that will help you save money, opt for the 1-year prepay to save the most money. However, be sure to consult Phone Power's website As a trustworthy and reputable residential VoIP provider for ten years, they can provide you the phone service and customer support that you require to stay connected. Plus, their support team is 100% US-based, and their website offers e-guides as well as tech support chat.

While the monthly rate is entirely affordable and much less than a traditional phone provider, taxes, fees, shipping, and handling still apply to your order. 

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Awards

Phone Power has received the following awards:

  • Gold Award Top Ten Reviews 2013
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2012
  • Inc. 500's 30th Fastest Growing Private Company in America
  • Editor's Choice Voip Review
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Our Two Cents

Phone Power makes it easy to have an affordable residential VoIP phone system. They offer three differnet payment options in their USA/Canada plans: a Monthly Average (as a 1-year prepay), a 12-Month Term, and a No Contract option. This makes it easy for users to choose a term that they are most comfortable with. Even still, Phone Power offers a 30-Day money back guarantee to its customers. These calling plans also offer customers the option to keep their current number for free, when other providers do so for a charge.

Phone Power's residential VoIP plans also have a mobile phone app, faxing capabilities, and free activation on top of many calling features. Your calling plan also comes with an allotted number of internationl minutes per month for calling to select countries. One thing unique to Phone Power is that they give you a free second cloned line with your service, which allows you to make or receive calls using the same phone number. 

Plan Info
Plan Name Home Phone USA/Canada Plan
Plan Summary With Phone Power for your home phone, you get to keep your existing number, have unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, access to a mobile phone app, free activation, and a free cloned second line. All for a low monthly cost and a 30-Day money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied!
Key Features
  • Unlim. Calls US & Canada
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Mobile Phone App
  • Free Activation
Notes Prepay for one year of service and get the lowest monthly cost. This Plan is available in the following countries :
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Plan Pricing & Services1
    Regular Price $8.33
    Promo Price N/A
    Price Disclaimer $8.33 is monthly average with 1-year prepay
    Setup Fees Free
    Activation Fees Free
    Number Porting Fee Free
    BYOD Yes
    Termination Fee Free
    Unlimited Minutes Yes
    Toll Free3 No
    Plan Pricing Tiers2
    Annual Contract Paid Monthly
    (per user)
    • 1-year contract : $9.95 / mo.
    Month to Month
    (per user)
    • No contract : $19.95 / mo.
    Annual Contract Prepay
    (per user)
    • 1-year prepay : $5.99 / mo.
    	
    Toll Free
    Setup N/A
    Monthly $5.00 /mo.
    Included Min. N/A
    Add'l Min. Cost $0.04 /min.
    Faxing
    Setup N/A
    Monthly Included
    Included Pages N/A
    Add'l Pages Cost N/A
    Number Availability & Details
    Area Code Selection
    Local Number Port
    Number Port
    Toll-Free Number
    Virtual Numbers
    Equipment Options
    SIP/BYOD
    Phone Credit
    IP Phone Included
    IP Phone For Sale
    ATA Included
    ATA For Sale
    Plan Minutes
    Local Min. Included
    Add'l Local Min. Cost N/A
    Long Distance Unlimited
    Incl. Long Distance Min. N/A
    Add'l Long Distance Min. Cost N/A
    Plan Features3
    Admin Dashboard/Portal Yes
    Anonymous Call Rejection Yes
    Auto Attendant No
    Barge No
    Business SMS No
    Busy Lamp Field No
    Call Analytics No
    Call Announce No
    Call Continuity No
    Call Forwarding Yes
    Call Forwarding - Advanced No
    Call Hold Yes
    Call Logs/Reports Yes
    Call Me Now No
    Call Monitoring No
    Call Notifications Yes
    Call Park No
    Call Pass No
    Call Queuing No
    Call Recording No
    Call Return Yes
    Call Routing Yes
    Call Screening No
    Call Transfer No
    Call Waiting Yes
    Caller ID Yes
    Caller ID - Dynamic Yes
    Caller ID Block Yes
    Caller ID Control Yes
    Click-to-call Me No
    Click-to-dial Yes
    Conference Bridge No
    Conference Calling Yes
    Custom Greetings Yes
    Custom Tagging No
    Desktop Integration Client No
    Dial-by-Name Directory Yes
    Directory Assistance (411) Yes
    Do Not Disturb Yes
    E911 Yes
    Fax to Email No
    Find Me/Follow Me No
    Group Paging No
    HD Video Conferencing No
    HD Voice No
    Hunt Groups No
    Interactive Voice Response No
    Local Number Portability No
    Mobile App Yes
    Mobile/Desktop Sync No
    Music on Hold No
    Redial No
    Ring Groups No
    Selective Call Acceptance Yes
    Selective Call Rejection Yes
    Shared Call Appearance No
    Simultaneous Ring Yes
    Softphone Yes
    Speed Dial Yes
    Switchboard Software No
    Telephone Numbers (DIDs) No
    Third Party Softphones No
    Unified Inbox No
    User Portal Yes
    Video Conferencing No
    Virtual Extensions No
    Virtual Fax No
    Visual Voicemail No
    Voicemail Yes
    Voicemail to Email Yes
    Voicemail Transcription No
    Whisper No
    1Plan pricing displayed here has been sourced directly from the provider's website or via the provider's sales team. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Check provider's website for most current pricing.Plan pricing may differ based on the country for which you are requesting service.
    2To determine the number of users for your VoIP phone system, count the number of devices you need, including desk phones, softphones, conference phones, and fax machines.
    3The following plan features (offered by the provider) are either included in the plan, available for an additional fee, or unavailable. Check with provider for most current feature listing and any prices that may be incurred.

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