| Review by rsriram22 |
member for 6.7 years, 95 visits, last login: 2 days ago
updated 232 days ago
- Contract price not specified.
- "0.5 cent/minute US calling!! (Next best to free Google Voice)"
- "no E911 support"
- "bang for the buck (almost)"
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
got an obi 100 recently and had to move out of vonage (costs are moving up steadily),
and given that i cannot port my # to GV,
I tried different providers(anveo,callcentric) and zeroed on localphone (for incoming calls). i ported my # to callcentric so i can receive incoming calls on it. i also have E911 with callcentric
for outgoing calls, initially i tried setting GV as SIP provider, but the voice was breaking up for both parties intermittently; and the other problem with GV was that I could not set the caller ID to my home phone #
localphone has good quality, very reliable (for the last 2-3 weeks that I have set it up), pretty quick responses for support tickets..
best part is, these guys have 0.5 cent/minute calling to US#, which i have not seen an y other provider match/beat it..
i put $0 above in monthly cost as this is a pay-as-you-go sort of service..
their website is pretty intuitive and was easy to setup my obi with localphone as SIP service..
and by the way, they support iNum! ( i dont use it, thought might be useful to someone who does)
Miami Beach, FL
thumbs up for Localphone I consider Localphone the best deal under the sun as far as the price/performance ratio. However I would not go overboard with 100% ratings.
They improved their web site, but it still needs some more improvement( yes, i know, it is still 100 times better than Anveo's)
I had to go through hoops with the set up( made even worse because in my area ther calls had to be re routed) and I can tell you that 90% of non-IT inclined would have given up.I even got an answering machine because it took 2 months to sort out the problems with my voice mail. Callcentric is definitely easier.
The quality on inward calls is excellent and that includes foreign DID's. With outward calls I had some occasional problems but I will reevaluate it down the road because it seems that there is some improvement taking place.
On the other hand I would not blame their for not having 911 service. they are UK based and although I do have 911 through Callcentric I even wonder whether it is the $ 1.50/month worth.