eVoice Is Best For:
Small businesses or professionals with limited needs with regards to a virtual pbx. eVoice offers limited extensions, minutes, and features.
eVoice Pro’s and Con’s
- Get additional 100 minutes per extenstion added
- mobile app for iPhone®, Android®, or BlackBerry® mobile phones
- new 24/7 customer service based in California and Indiana
- 2 numbers max
- No queing
- No internet faxing
Detailed Features of eVoice
eVoice is a subsidiary of J2 Global along with Onebox. They offer 3 basic plans, however their feature list may be a bit light for some business needs.
|Free Trial||Yes, eVoice offers a 30 Day Free Trial
|Customer Service||24/7 improved local – California/Indiana|
You get 100 additional minutes for each extension you add
|Included Phone Numbers(Professional)||2 max on any plan|
|Cost for Additional Phone Numbers||Not Applicable. You only get 2|
You get 100 additional minutes for each extension you add.
$9.95 each/month to add an extension.
|Local and Toll Free Transfer Fee||FREE|
|Vanity Number Fee||$30 - one time fee|
|True 800 Number Fee||FREE - but not always available|
What We Like About eVoice
We like their approach of offering 3 basic plans that are very similar except for minutes and extensions. We also like the fact that you get an additional 100 minutes for each extension you add. However their prices are similar if not more than their competitors with fewer features. They cover the main features such as:
- Toll Free Numbers
- Virtual Extensions
- Auto Attendant
- Call Routing
- Call Recording
- Call Transfer
- Call Screening & Announce
- Conference Calling
- Dial by Name Directory
You can access your favorite eVoice features right from your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry device. Manage your voice messages and make calls from any location. You can access all of the the standard voicemail management tools, as well as following features: caller id(your evoice number is displayed as the number you are calling from), voicemail to text, voicemail search, call existing contacts with your evoice number, and speed dial.
Improved 24/7 US Customer Service:
eVoice now provides 24/7 customer support based out of California and Indiana. They have also worked to improve their BBB rating to a B+. We give them kudo’s for the hard work and improvement in this area.
Added “after hours mode”:
They now have an after hours mode available via advanced call routing.
Canadian Numbers and Service:
They now provide local Canadian numbers as well as service in Canada.
What We Don’t Like About eVoice
Lack of Features:
Their simple approach may be too simple for many. This puts them at a distinct disadvantage to their competitors when you consider the price difference. No queuing, no internet faxing, and no call from web.
Limited to 2 Incoming Lines:
Again from what we can tell via signing up for their service, it appears you are only allowed to sign up for a maximum of 2 incoming lines. This may not be an issue for most companies, but it may be a problem for small businesses who have a national presence and want local numbers across the US that would ring into one central Virtual Phone System.
eVoice Review Summary
If you are in that mid-range area where you will use around or just under 1000 minutes a month, and don’t need features such as internet faxing, or queing then you will probably do fine with eVoice. You can now select from plans on the low end with only 300 minutes/2 extensions, to their top plan with 1000 minutes/5 extensions.
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