The VoiceStick home phone adapter (GrandStream Handy-Tone 286) is the most convenient way to access your VoiceStick service. Not only will you save money with a low cost calling plans, you can also use all the features of your regular phone such as caller id, redial, address book and, if you have a cordless phone, you are not tied to your computer.
bottom of the bucket
Where do I start? The worst is that they have a bug in their billing code. It records 911 calls as international calls which aren't included in most of their packages. A call to 911 generates a negative balance preventing subsequent calls including another 911 emergency call. One has to add the minimum of $10, above and beyond the monthly charge to reinstate service or wait call customer service and argue your case. The balance of the $10 is stuck in Voicestick coffers in case you need to make an international call or god forbid another 911 call. They won’t take it off your next bill.
Customer support is minimal with only business hours (8-5) access, poorly trained people and a desire to close tickets that greatly exceeds their willingness to help customers.
User features are minimal at best despite continuing promises to add features. There isn’t any “call busy” or “no answer” rollover which makes their “business service” useless for most organizations needing multiple incoming lines. If you are looking for fast track features, Voicestick is a Yugo when most people are looking for a Cadillac. Many services give tours of their online interface for prospective customers; Voicestick has to be too embarrassed to offer a tour…
Call quality is fair on their best day, unusable on some days. Finally, there are the outages including the THREE day one caused by server failure. For an operation as big as they claim to be to not have back up systems is inexcusable.