Review by steve1111
Good "cheap and reliable service"
- Location: New York,New York,NY
- Cost: $2 per month
Overall "Localphone is a decent and dependable Voip provider"
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NYC Dec 10 2012. Localphone is a decent and dependable Voip provider. They provide a cheap and reliable service which does not have sophisticated treatments for incoming calls but which can block or accept calls. Localphone is based in the UK. There is no 911 support and no contract. The service is PAYG and BYOD. Tech support is good. Localphone is not often mentioned in DSLReports.
Some time ago Localphone were renting out 212 DIDs for just one dollar per month. A 212 DID is a phone number with a Manhattan area code and some people consider a 212 DID more prestigious than a 646 DID. When I first acquired this exalted 212 number I didn't know quite what to do with it - if I gave it to my landlord or my bank, then maybe I would command greater respect. But after Hurricane Sandy I decided that two DIDs, one from each of two Voip providers, would be more reliable than one single DID. So I gave the 212 number out to my friends saying, behold, I now have two numbers. Try reaching me on this number and, if you can't, then try that number.
There are now no new 212 DIDs available but Localphone is still renting out 646 and other DIDs for one dollar a month. They also give out free iNums and provide free Sip forwarding. Prices for outgoing calls within the United States: if you have one dollar to spend, then you can get either 50 minutes with Callcentric, 100 minutes with Callwithus or 200 minutes with Localphone.
NYC Nov 30 2013. Three months ago I ported a new number into Localphone. The porting went well. However last week the DID stopped receiving calls. It took three days before they gave me a ticket number. It took five days from the time I first reported the problem to the time they fixed it. Accordingly I am downgrading my evaluation of their reliability and of their tech support from 100 percent to 75 percent. Nevertheless Localphone provides value for money, they are a decent Voip company and I recommend them.
NYC March 14 2014. Localphone has won "Best Consumer Voip 2014" award in UK; two years in a row.
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