More Minutes, Unlimited Extensions, Lower Per Minute Rates For Additional Minutes!
RingCentral announced today that they have made some changes to their RingCentral Mobile plans that should continue to position them competitively within the virtual pbx space. They have increased the minutes on all of the mobile plans, reduced the per minute rates for additional minutes, and gone to unlimited extensions on all plans except the lowest “pro” plan.
One thing we will warn you about right off the bat however, is that it appears as of right now(May 4, 2010) that their own website is a bit behind in getting the news! 😉 When we emailed our contact to notify them of this, we were told that “there were some delays in rolling out the changes to the general website”. Wow, you gotta love it when you know about changes before their own website gets updated, huh? 🙂
You can view the changes to the RingCentral Mobile plans as outlined in the graph below.
The interesting part is, that there are now two additional plans on the upper end called “power” and “premium”. It would appear from this graph that these plans have existed previously, however if this is the case, they were not heavily marketed before, because we did not see them in any marketing material we were aware of, and we were not aware of them! 😉 It was our understanding that when they came out with the “RingCentral Office” plans that they had converted their upper end “Mobile” plans into “Office” plans… but maybe not! Well, this kinda leaves us saying “hmmmmm????”….
But all in all, these changes give users more options, more plans to select from, and continues to keep the virtual pbx space, a market with quality merchants with valuable services and products at reasonable prices for small businesses, home offices, and traveling professionals. We applaud RingCentral for recognizing the need and stepping up and making the changes.