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dks7

join:2004-05-31
Omak, WA
reply to anveo

Re: voip.ms rate

One thing I do like seeing is all the voip competition, this forces providers to be inovative, and create new features. So far voip.ms has been fine given the 48 hours or so I have used it.

I really want to use a cheap cell phone to use their service whenever I can access wifi. I do not use a phone a lot, but I like the idea of having a wifi style phone over an ata and a home style phone. I am currently scouring ebay and the likes to find a real cheap no frills phone that will work with their service. So far I am not sure what cheap models will support their offerings.

I like how voip.ms tries to pack their offerings with as many features as they can, and give the most they can for the money. It shows their not greedy, but want to offer people the best service they can.


MZB

join:2010-11-25
Dunrobin, ON

For what it's worth, an iPod Touch (4th Gen) with the Bria app also works quite well.

Especially when you remember that the microphone is on the back of the device, not the front


MartinM
VoIP.ms
Premium,VIP
join:2008-07-21
kudos:3
reply to anveo

said by anveo:

said by MartinM:

Besides, I think next monnth we'll match all inbound plans of Anveo has, minus all the crazy restrictions they have on features, just for fun.

Reading your statement it looks like Voip.ms will match Anveo features like
* SMS support (SMS to Email, Email to SMS, SMS over SIP)
* FAX support (Email to FAX, FAX to Email, FAX to HTTP)
* Salesforce integration (Inbound and Outbound)
* Zoho CRM integration (Inbound and Outbound)
* Google Contacts integration
* Google Analytics integration (Inbound and Outbound)
* Call Recorder with Amazon S3 integration
* Text to Speech in 16 languages
* E911 and SIP Status Alerts
* Voicemail to Text transcription in 2 languages
* and more and more and more

Looking forward to seeing them but I think it is NOT gonna happen.

I mentionned pricing, not features. (TITLE OF THIS THREAD: VOIPMS RATE)

There's a lot of this stuff we don't want to integrate. We have 911 alerts. Voicemail to text is good for a laugh. SMS and FAX, not a problem. Most people don't understand 3/4 of that stuff you just listed.

Also, you charge for everything.

The only reason I mentionned your name was because someone else said something about the price. Get off your high horse buddy
--
Martin - VoiP.ms


dks7

join:2004-05-31
Omak, WA
reply to MZB

hehe, ya but their about $150 on ebay, I think I can do a lot better, heck I can buy an android new phone from *puke* straighttalk for $80 with android that will work. I am hoping for some cheaper suggestions lol.


Davefred99

join:2012-08-10
Moreno Valley, CA
Reviews:
·Callcentric
·Anveo
·VOIPO
reply to anveo

I am an Anveo customer and do not use most of the listed features because while your baseline fees for basic use are very good most of the bells and whistle features require a higher subscription fee or add on fee.

The one big feature that sticks out to me is sub accounts. I refuse to pay $5 each or even $15 for five additional sub accounts. I also want more channels, not because I am a high use user but because I have multiple phone lines and do not want to pay extra just to use the same minutes I pay for anyways.

For the above listed reasons I am seriously considering voip.ms in spite of there higher minimum deposit & slightly hihger incoming call rates.


Stewart

join:2005-07-13
kudos:19

1 edit

1 recommendation

reply to MartinM

Martin,

In this thread, the OP asked whether you offer a flat-rate outgoing plan. I don't post when all I can contribute is "no", so I mentioned several providers that do offer such plans. Of course, we both realize that none of them have a feature set as comprehensive as yours, and that "unlimited" plans always come with more restrictive terms of service. I didn't take the time to spell out the details, leaving the OP to check the sites if he was interested. Also, assuming that lower cost was the reason for the OP's query, some providers with lower US termination rates were also mentioned. Those VoSPs are "dumb pipes" with no features at all, but hey, you get what you pay for.

In the more general case, I often do recommend VoIP.ms (among others) when answering a query. A quick search turned up eight in the past six months: »Re: [Asterisk] Connect a landline to a laptop /w asterisk »Re: [Equipment] Excessive Line noise »Re: Idea's for call forwarding.. »Re: [General] Incall transfer to another number »Re: [Equipment] SPA 3102 and DTMF from a cellular ... ? »Re: Good place for international DID's with Channels? »Re: [General] Setting up a new home VoIP system »Re: [General] Looking for a VoIP solution with some requirements

However, VoIP.ms was usually not first on the list. Although you have a combination of price and features second to none, as well as a good reputation for voice quality and support, I have reservations about reliability. My general feeling is that it's fine for most residential systems, but inadequate for businesses, where the feature set would be most useful. You can rightfully say "You're not even my customer, how can you judge that?" Well, I read almost every post on this forum (and quite a few on others), and believe that my BS detector is pretty good, yet I have seen numerous credible complaints about this server or that.

On a positive note, I am aware that you have recently relocated, replaced and/or otherwise hardened several systems. So far, the results are very promising. Keep it up and you'll be moving to the top of my list



horacebork
Premium
join:2011-03-17
09001
Reviews:
·voip.ms
·Time Warner Cable
reply to Davefred99

.. considering voip.ms in spite of there higher minimum deposit & slightly hihger incoming call rates.

from my perspective, the $ differences in most of these voip providers is relatively small. if your monthly overall is about $10 and differs by $1-2, it doesn't amount to much.

i just ported away from verizon at $70/month for *pots*. forget about asking them for a ring group or handling sms.. =) frankly, if verizon offered a $15/month line (after taxes) i probably would not have switched off pots. i actually got them down to $25/month .. but no voicemail, callerid, local calls only. meh. i'm gone.

the highest priority to me for *any* of these voip providers will be day-to-day reliability. i am a home user and the jury is still out from my standpoint. once the reliability is there, i might start niggling the price. until then, i'm happy to be spending 1/10th per month for phone service.

--
".. the sofa has just vanished." ".. well, that's one mystery less."

amd64now

join:2007-04-01
Orleans, ON
Reviews:
·voip.ms
·Callcentric
·Anveo

1 edit
reply to Davefred99

said by Davefred99:

I am an Anveo customer and do not use most of the listed features because while your baseline fees for basic use are very good most of the bells and whistle features require a higher subscription fee or add on fee.

The one big feature that sticks out to me is sub accounts. I refuse to pay $5 each or even $15 for five additional sub accounts. I also want more channels, not because I am a high use user but because I have multiple phone lines and do not want to pay extra just to use the same minutes I pay for anyways.

For the above listed reasons I am seriously considering voip.ms in spite of there higher minimum deposit & slightly hihger incoming call rates.

I use some of the features listed. Fax to e-mail and recording of calls are nice features to have.

Everyone should compare all their costs with every provider they are thinking about using. For example, if you were to port a number now $24 dollars gets your number to Anveo with a year free of incomings. Just another .80 cents per month for E911 and you pay as you go low outbound rates.

You are correct, if you need more then one additional sub account, voip.ms is a better value. You can port a number with "lnp10" for $10 dollars port and tell MartinM you want a price match. Ask if they will price match the E911 also!. If no deal, $3.95-4.95 inbound with $1.50 per month for E911.

Review both providers for where you call most with an estimate for your monthly outbound calls. Add the inbound and the features you require and you have your lowest cost provider in your situation.

Davefred99

join:2012-08-10
Moreno Valley, CA
Reviews:
·Callcentric
·Anveo
·VOIPO

You are correct, if you need more then one additional sub account, voip.ms is a better value. You can port a number with "lnp10" for $10 dollars port and tell MartinM you want a price match. Ask if they will price match the E911 also!. If no deal, $3.95-4.95 inbound with $1.50 per month for E911.

Review both providers for where you call most with an estimate for your monthly outbound calls. Add the inbound and the features you require and you have your lowest cost provider in your situation.

Well,
I decided to go ahead and open an account with voip.ms and see for myself. I now have accounts with Anveo, Callcentri & Voip.ms.
I do not need all three but it is nice to have options.
One thing I can say is I am very impressed with the list of options and way they are presented on there website.
I have an asterisk machine running but am considering doing away with it as it is a nice toy but in no way necessary for my needs. I wanted to try Voip.ms mainly because of there unlimited sub account feature as it would cost more than I think it is worth on Anveo to add them if and when I shut down my Asterisk box.
I am not unhappy with Anveo service just there added fees and would most likely keep them for 2 numbers & the 2 included sub accounts. I keep Callcentric for 911 on one of my obi boxes that has google voice on it. I also like that with voip.ms e911 is optional if you already have it available from someone else.


ducalen

join:2008-10-23
Canada
reply to MartinM

said by MartinM:

Besides, I think next monnth we'll match all inbound plans of Anveo has, minus all the crazy restrictions they have on features, just for fun.

Is there a firm date for this change or can we expect a news release on the website anytime soon? I ask because of the wording "I think".

grand total

join:2005-10-26
Mississauga
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Anveo

1 recommendation

said by ducalen:

said by MartinM:

Besides, I think next monnth we'll match all inbound plans of Anveo has, minus all the crazy restrictions they have on features, just for fun.

Is there a firm date for this change or can we expect a news release on the website anytime soon? I ask because of the wording "I think".

Didn't you notice the backtracking and damage limitation where MartinM posted
said by MartinM:

If the incoming flat rate is making anyone reading this thread change their mind about their choice of provider, I will match the competitor rate for your DID Number. Just pass me your DID Number and I'll update the monthly fee in the database. valid for new number only, not a promotion, simply a courtesy for users of this forum reading this thread.


--
DPC3825 (bridged mode) - WRT610N + Tomato - Panasonic KX-TGP500 - Asterisk 11.0.2 on Virtual Server
Anveo - FreePhoneLine - Voxbeam - Numbergroup - Callcentric - VoIP.MS - Localphone - UKDDI


avenison

join:2009-12-10
90121
reply to amd64now

said by amd64now:

You are correct, if you need more then one additional sub account, voip.ms is a better value. You can port a number with "lnp10" for $10 dollars port and tell MartinM you want a price match.

I submitted a residential port request yesterday. Just wanted to report that the "lnp10" promo/coupon does not appear to work. The porting form does not affirm or deny it, and when completed the amount charged is (the normal) $25 - it was not mentioned by the human employee that submitted the request to my carrier either.

cs
Premium
join:2012-02-07
Repentigny, QC
reply to dks7

Any news about new rates for incoming call for voip.ms ??


SCADAGeo

join:2012-11-08
N California
kudos:2
reply to dks7

said by avenison:

said by amd64now:

You are correct, if you need more then one additional sub account, voip.ms is a better value. You can port a number with "lnp10" for $10 dollars port and tell MartinM you want a price match.

I submitted a residential port request yesterday. Just wanted to report that the "lnp10" promo/coupon does not appear to work. The porting form does not affirm or deny it, and when completed the amount charged is (the normal) $25 - it was not mentioned by the human employee that submitted the request to my carrier either.

It's a good idea to submit the price match request to MartinM See Profile.

You may also be interested in the new LNP Pricing announcement in the "Latest News and Announcements" on the customer portal.

 

said by cs:

Any news about new rates for incoming call for voip.ms ??

Nope.


Yippz
Premium
join:2005-05-04
Fort Walton Beach, FL
reply to dks7

Thanks for the information. Also does anyone have any reccomendations on a super cheap cell phone model that will work with voip.ms using wifi?

I know a e71 will work per my research, but I would not mind an even cheaper model if possible.
We carried the Locktec WP04 for a long time and it was a great dedicated wifi sip phone, used by home and office users. We also had the Suncomm SC-6060s which was a little higher in quality and features as well as the WP100.

As these models are no longer available, we've recently been able to replace all 3 models with a very fast 1 GHz Android phone with a built in sip client, and much less expensive than we sold the previous 3 models for.

We've created a link at the old url > »www.yippz.com/wp04-wifi-phone.html

Currently we're using these around the office and warehouse with our voip account with ACD setup. We've also loaded several other voip apps on the device from the Google Play store and found them to perform as well as the internal sip client.
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Yippz.com - Unlocked GSM Multi-SIM Smartphones and Android Mobile Phones

MartinM
VoIP.ms
Premium,VIP
join:2008-07-21
kudos:3
reply to avenison

said by avenison:

said by amd64now:

You are correct, if you need more then one additional sub account, voip.ms is a better value. You can port a number with "lnp10" for $10 dollars port and tell MartinM you want a price match.

I submitted a residential port request yesterday. Just wanted to report that the "lnp10" promo/coupon does not appear to work. The porting form does not affirm or deny it, and when completed the amount charged is (the normal) $25 - it was not mentioned by the human employee that submitted the request to my carrier either.

The code was promo10, not lnp10. This code is no longer needed, porting has been permanently lowered to $10.

---

Yes we'll match the incoming flat rates of any provider on this forum, by private message,. You send me a DID number, I adjust the rate.
--
Martin - VoiP.ms

cs
Premium
join:2012-02-07
Repentigny, QC
reply to dks7

PM sent!


poker85

join:2011-10-05
Laval
reply to MartinM

You match the price for everyone? or just new custumer?


tford02

join:2013-01-02
Kingston, ON
Reviews:
·voip.ms
reply to MartinM

said by MartinM:

Besides, I think next monnth we'll match all inbound plans of Anveo has, minus all the crazy restrictions they have on features, just for fun.

Any update on this?

MartinM
VoIP.ms
Premium,VIP
join:2008-07-21
kudos:3

said by tford02:

Any update on this?

Nothing I can publicly announce at the moment, but people sending me their number in PM, I adjust the price of your number to $2 if you're on the flat rate plan.
--
Martin - VoiP.ms

Dagwood01

join:2007-10-22
Oakville, ON
reply to MartinM

Hey Martin - I sent you a PM on this last week and haven't heard back yet.


MartinM
VoIP.ms
Premium,VIP
join:2008-07-21
kudos:3

Hi!

I'm sorry I'm currently travelling and I've got my PM box quite full for requests hehe. I will try to clean in up within the next few days, and apply all the new rates. Thanks for your patience guys.
--
Martin - VoiP.ms


w1ve
Premium
join:2007-12-28
Nelson, NH
reply to dks7

said by dks7:

Thanks for the information. Also does anyone have any reccomendations on a super cheap cell phone model that will work with voip.ms using wifi?

I know a e71 will work per my research, but I would not mind an even cheaper model if possible.

$45 GSM/WiFi PIRELLI DP-L10 DISCUS DUAL MODE GSM WiFi CAMERA MMS - »www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PIRELLI-DP-···ad4c72e2

I have one, bought it from this seller, works great on AT&T/Rogers, and Wifi has been excellent.
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voip.ms • Flowroute • Anveo • Localphone • CallCentric • GoogleVoice • Asterisk/PIAF • FreeSwitch • csipsimple • Bria • Blink • GXP2200 • Yealink ... All things VoIP!


horacebork
Premium
join:2011-03-17
09001

PIRELLI DP-L10 DISCUS DUAL MODE GSM WiFi CAMERA MMS

is this phone still in production? are these ebay units new or repackaged?
--
“a day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

makaveli7x7

join:2005-05-07
USA
reply to dks7

so has anyone got their rates adjusted yet? Ive been trying to be as patient as possible but its been over 2 weeks so im starting to get a bit worried and thought i would see if its just me or what


OmagicQ
Posting in a thread near you

join:2003-10-23
Bakersfield, CA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Bright House

1 recommendation

reply to MartinM

said by MartinM:

If the incoming flat rate is making anyone reading this thread change their mind about their choice of provider, I will match the competitor rate for your DID Number. Just pass me your DID Number and I'll update the monthly fee in the database. valid for new number only, not a promotion, simply a courtesy for users of this forum reading this thread.

I have a google voice did for $0 a month...
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...Who, What, When, Where, How... Why? Why Not?


XCOM
digitalnUll
Premium
join:2002-06-10
Spring, TX
Reviews:
·ObiVoice
·flowroute
·Comcast
·voip.ms
·Callcentric
reply to dks7

MartinM,

I ask for a price match some time ago before I even try to port a number. I was pretty much told to deal with it
Now you cam up with this awesome idea
Can you price match the DID I all ready port it?
Thanks!
--
[nUll@dcypher ~]$


w1ve
Premium
join:2007-12-28
Nelson, NH
reply to makaveli7x7

said by makaveli7x7:

so has anyone got their rates adjusted yet? Ive been trying to be as patient as possible but its been over 2 weeks so im starting to get a bit worried and thought i would see if its just me or what

Yes, MartinM adjusted the rates on 7 DIDs I have with voip.ms. Be patient.
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voip.ms • Flowroute • Anveo • Localphone • CallCentric • GoogleVoice • Asterisk/PIAF • FreeSwitch • csipsimple • Bria • Blink • GXP2200 • Yealink ... All things VoIP!

w1ve
Premium
join:2007-12-28
Nelson, NH
reply to horacebork

The ebay units are brand new... but it is out of production, I think.


fparker

join:2008-04-28
Scarborough, ON
reply to w1ve

Do I need to change my plan to flat rate incoming right away to get the pricematch? It is currently pay per use incoming.