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Vonage pushed VoIP into the mainstream and has been a pioneer in the business communications industry since. True to its roots as a technology disruptor, Vonage has embraced technology to transform how companies communicate to create better business outcomes.

Developed back in early 2000, the service was first introduced to US consumers in partnership with Circuit City in 2004. Vonage was created by Jeff Pulver, an internet pioneer and investor, who previously created one of the first ever Voice over internet applications, known as Free World Dialup.

Vonage has grown extensively since its humble beginnings, and the provider went public in 2006. Ever since, Vonage has been innovating their platform, and expanded into the Business VoIP market by acquiring Vocalocity in 2013. Vonage grew their business service into a powerful cloud-first platform that enables users to collaborate virtually anywhere, any way.

Vonage has also expanded their platform beyond business phone solutions. By acquiring Nexmo back in 2016, Vonage brought together their robust unified communications solution with the agility of embedded, contextual communications APIs. This powerful combination enables businesses to collaborate more productively and engage their customers more effectively across messaging, chat, social media, video and voice.More recently, Vonage has also partnered with Amazon to include their Chime solution in their Vonage Business Cloud platforms.

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Vonage’s Business Cloud is one of the strongest offerings for SMB organizations looking to gain an entire Unified Communications platform that enables users to connect via voice, chat, text messaging or even video. Pricing is competitive, with plans tailored to fit specific needs and requirements, and month-to-month contracts are available as well.

Plans and Features Tailored to Your Business

What’s unique is Vonage’s separation between a Mobile and Complete plan. The Vonage Business Cloud Mobile Plus is designed for small companies that do not require desk phones and would rather utilize their Vonage service either on their computer, or a smartphone. This is great for remote teams, as well as smaller organizations, that are always on the go. This plan includes more than 40 powerful business phone features like a virtual receptionist, and voicemail to email.

For larger organizations, Vonage Enterprise provides hybrid network and bring your own broadband options with SD-WAN, elevated quality of service for all communications, even more advanced features, and deep integrations with mission-critical business applications like CRMs and WFOs. Vonage Enterprise is also built on top of a dedicated nationwide MPLS network, along with powerful features like visual voicemail, enterprise-grade conferencing for up to 300 participants and even call center functionality. Your business can completely tailor the solution with the features they need, instead of paying a price that includes features that will never be used.

As an added bonus, and a bit of a unique offering in the market, Vonage Business Cloud also includes a free subscription to Amazon’s Chime solution, providing users with another platform for collaboration including online meetings, video conferencing and team presence and chat. Their Nexmo platform is another example of how Vonage has expanded beyond phones. Nexmo enables business to engage customers across messaging, chat, social media, and voice – so things like sending verification messages or outbound marketing campaigns.

Overall, Vonage Business is a strong choice for any organization that is looking for a tailored approach solution, while still maintaining the flexibility and scalability of a cloud solution. Vonage manages to include an impressive feature set into a cost-effective, custom solution for every business, and their platform extensions like Chime and Nexmo help round out Vonage’s offerings to be much more than just Business VoIP.

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Best Decision We Ever Made was Switching to Vonage

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Vonage was the best switch we ever made. We use to have another VOIP, RC for short and it was a nightmare. The switch over only took a few days. Also only took a day for the employees to get familiar with the desktop app software. We are saving hundreds a month next to landline. Never ran into any problems after the intial set up, and they have a dedicated line for new customers for the first 90 days to get immediate attention. Overall its been a giant win for the business. If you have any questions feel free to email me at anytime [email protected]

Quality is Crystal Clear, Reliable, Great Customer Service, Very quick Tech Support, Save Hundreds a month
Need more features, but they're always updating and adding features
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Vonage Business Systems is Great

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If you are looking to upgrade your business phones, we highly suggest contacting Kyle Kolumbus at Vonage Business Solutions www.vonagebusiness.com 678-534-3246, they did a REALLY great job for our company and it was a seamless transition at a great cost.

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Red Flag on Leaving with your Fax #

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When you sign up for Vocalocity it states "cancel when you want" & "no cancellation fees" While Vocalocity service is not completely bad, certain features never got set up correctly. Auto attendant is difficult to adjust if you need a change, phone app never worked, several of the Cisco phone features don't work because of programing etc. Decided to move to Nextiva better tech support, features and for about the same price. Porting got rejected by Vocalocity and in a customer service call, the Tech explained that the faxing is handled by EFax (a J2 Global company). In order to get my fax number back, I must pay an additional $100 "Porting Out fee". They are happy to release all my other local and toll free lines I brought into Vocalocity, but the fee is an EFAX terms of service issue. We signed up my phone service with Vocalocity that explained that fax service would be provided in our account. Calling Efax, explained I could transfer my account away from Vocalocity to a EFAX "consumer account" for $16.95/month but would still have to pay a $40 cancellation fee to get our fax number back. Looking at Google, hundreds of J2 Global customers are complaining about being charged for service long after they cancel, and that they are exempt from US FCC rules. So we don't want to give them our credit card - even for a month.
Our business has had phone lines for 22 years and this is the first time we have ever had to pay to get our phone numbers back. Yes, Faxes are obsolete but many customers still use them for documents and POs so we still need to receive them.
If their is a Class Action Lawsuit filed against Efax and/or Vocalocity (now a Vonage Company) we will be first in line. Vonage should protect it's customers from 3rd party vendors partnerships it sets up when they go bad. As I said above, I am not completely unhappy with Vocalocity's phone service BUT this incident, charging us to get our phone number back is completely unforgivable. Unless this is resolved I will tell thousands of my current and former customers NOT to use either of these companies (J2 Global and Vonage)

If you can get it configured correctly and fully, it's a great system
Customer service and tech support could take 20-30 minutes to get on the phone. Poorly trained & too few techs. Leaving Vocalocity/Vonage business and hit with $100 charge to retrieve by Fax number back. hard to get the FAX numbers back from EFAX
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Not for more than 3 people and only 1 location

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My boss was taken in by the sales rep that stated that this was a great service for her and her business. He talked a good talk and she was taken in by this. I run her satelite office, just me, and I have been down for 6 days now. Her other office (has more than 3 people and more than 3 computers) has capability for some things but are still having issues. I am sure this is a great service for EXTRA small businesses or home businesses but do not be fooled by all the stuff they are saying. It does NOT work for multiple locations nor is it compatible with all databases. This has been the most frustrating experience and I hope she will never do this again.

Great concept if you have only one office and less than 3 employees.
Don't get this service if you have more than 3 lines or phones, never get for more than 1 office location EVER. Down time to configure with your current systems (best to have same computers-year, make, model, through out office), is terrible, could lose more than 3 days to configure.
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Poor service and experience with Vocalocity

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The initial problems they blamed on prior provider. Then they blamed it on the phone. Neither was the source of the problems.
Their problem solving capability is very weak. They had problems finding capable techs. Resulting in the need to transfer calls. Calls and email to Vocalocity were often ignored. Although the quality of calls I made were good, the quality of calls I made to Vocalocity were poor.
I experience extended and intermittent periods when I could not make or receive calls. There were even long periods when callers could not leave messages.
Their philosophy is; the customer is always wrong.

Promotional information presents a fantastic service
Service poor, requires a minimum of two calls, generally more. Features did not work as advertised
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The most frustrating part of running the business is Vocalocity.

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There's lots of blame shifting. On at least two occasions, they've emailed letters apologizing for network problems in my area, but then deny that the problems we're experiencing are related. No matter what the issue, its some one else's fault. Some days service is so bad, I've resorted to using my cell phone to make calls. This is no way to run a business. We've been told to keep a log of problems so they can tell us what to tell the internet/ equipment/ consultant. The key here is they can't help, but someone else might be able to. The only solace is when clients point out how bad the phone connection is I tell them that service is provided by Vocalocity.

The customer service folks try really hard to satisfy customers but they are saddled with engineering problems beyond their control. The quality of tech support people varies. Some genuinely work to fix problems, some are arrogant and singularly focused on getting to the next call, which means dismissing your concern or shifting blame.
You cannot tell whether someone else in the office is on another line from the telephone console. You must open the dashboard on your desktop and keep it open to view which lines are in use. The call quality is unreliable... some days- even weeks- its just fine, other days not. Some days outbound calls are declined or dropped.
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REceived Great Support with Vocalocity

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I just switched from another provider and was very pleased with the level of support I just received. I spoke with Myra and she was able to take care of my needs quickly while maintaining a great attitude. After having a disappointing experience with another company, it is refreshing to work with such a professional team!
Thanks,
Adam

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Great Customer Support

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My entire experience with the Customer Care department has been great. Never long wait times, and am always helped in a friendly and satisfactory manner. Michael was of great help to me to day, enabling me to carry through with the porting process and breaking the set-up process into easy-to-follow steps. Thanks, Michael!

Great system and great solution to meet our growing business needs. Makes receiving client calls much more efficient.
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Outstanding Tech Support from Vocalocity

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I would recommend Vocalocity for anyone looking for a voip system with great customer and technical support. We have been very pleased with the quality and reliability of service.

Our phone calls have great quality and both customer service and tech support are always very helpful and knowledgeable. Dammond from tech support went above and beyond to answer our questions regarding new services and how we can best utilize them.
The only thing we don't like is not to do with the providor but the phones we chose. We have not had any complaints about the service we receive.
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Call Queue for vocalocity is poor

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Look elsewhere! We were an Aptela customer, and they were bought out by Vocalocity. This service seems to have more features, though they have many growing problems. Customer service not quite up to the task!

A bunch of features
Unfortunately the features they provide don't work well. The call queue has gone down without notice and logged all users out and left our customers parked on eternal hold until they hung up. This has happened at least 15 times over the past 3 months. To top it off, we were charged hundreds of dollars for those calls parked in the queue due to their failure. Vocalocity readily admits the issue, but also admit that they won't notify it's users when the queue goes down as all users don't use this feature, and don't want to alarm them.
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Vonage Business

Atlanta , GA
United States
2003Year Founded
84%Recommend
65User Reviews
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The Skinny

Vonage Business (formerly Vocalocity) provides a reliable business VoIP phone service for small and mid-sized businesses. Founded in 2001 by Jeffrey A. Citron, Vonage is one of the largest cloud communication companies that offers both solutions to both businesses and residences. The company offered the first ever VoIP platform for 911 calls in 2003, and worked alongside Circut City to be the first to offer VoIP services nationwide in retail stores in 2004. From then on, Vonage's VoIP offerings have steadily increased, and included WiFi phone, virtual numbers, visual voicemail, and more. The company even acquired three key VoIP patents from Digital Packet Licensing Inc in 2006.

Most recently, Vonage extended their reach into the mobile world and released the Vonage Mobile® App, now compatible with the Apple Watch. 

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The Rub

Vonage Business offers three different different plans: Starter, Essentials, and Premium. Each plan comes with Vonage's standard 40+ features with additional offerings depending on the tier. Vonage Business also offers a Build Your Own plan for $39.99/month/line, allowing you to build the perfect plan for your business by selecting the number of phone lines, the type of phone lines, and the features you want. With Vonage Business you also get the Vonage Business Desktop, a free application that brings control of your phone system to your computer. The Desktop presents real-time features and VoIP plugins like Call History, Caller Location, and more. Vonage also offers VoIP equipment for purchase from some of the leading names in the VoIP equipment industry.

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Bottom Line

As far as VoIP solutions go, Vonage has you covered. When it comes to your business, they give you three different tiers that are affordable and suited towards businesses of all sizes. Their plans come with a host of productivity features that can help your business maximize time and money spent. Customers are supported by a large and experienced in-house support team, and extensive online resources and training are also available. With the Vonage business phone system, you save at least 30% over traditional providers, and no annual contracts are required.

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Awards

Vonage has won a host of awards, including:

  • 2016 People's Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite Customer Service
  • 2015 TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
  • 2014 North America Price/Performance Value Leadership Award
  • 2014 People's Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite Customer Service
  • Named one of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500
  • Honoree in the Telephone category at 2007 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards
  • Vonage's Chairman and Chief Strategist, Jeffrey Citron, was selected as one of the Top 100 Voices of IP Communications by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for 2006
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Our Two Cents

Vonage is a top-tier name in the VoIP industry. You can find exactly what you need on their site and choose a plan that is right for your business. Their affordable pricing will help you save around 30% compared to a traditional phone service. Vonage has a very concise list of features that are included and aimed at helping you maximize your phone system's potential. However, they do charge extra for their premium features. Be sure to check their Features listing to see what is included with your subscription. The company maintains its own technology and proprietary cloud platform and frequently rolls out new system features and functionality. It’s a robust and time-tested system that is among the best values in the industry.

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