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Phone.com 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Shared Minutes
Free Trial   30 days
Monthly Fee   $9.99
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.05
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   Free
Vanity Number   Free
Port Numbers?   Free
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Yes
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: Shared Minutes

Pros

  • "800" number is offered at no additional cost
  • Includes more than the market standard of minutes
  • Full phone system functionality
  • Auto Attendant program available
  • 30 day free trial
  • Free to port (transfer) your number

Cons

  • There were no notable cons at the time of review

Conclusion

Phone.com offers the best value for a user looking for an inexpensive 800 number with an above average amount of minutes. Phone.com also has good customer service as well as lots of expansion and feature options.

Phone.com's 800 service has no activation fee and is priced right at our market standard. By including 300 minutes and only charging 5¢ per overage minute, the Virtual Office 300 plan is better than our market standard on both accounts. Phone.com's Virtual Office 300 package inclues an 866, 877, or 888 number at no extra cost. If you are looking to obtain a 1 800 number, there is a $10 one-time fee, which is just below our market standard cost for this feature.

Complete Phone.com Review

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RingCentral 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Pro
Free Trial   7 days
Monthly Fee   $19.99
Annual Payment Discount   $9.99/month
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.05
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   $30 setup fee
Vanity Number   $30 setup fee
Port Numbers?   Free
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Yes
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: Pro

Pros

  • 300 included minutes (our Market Standard is 150 minutes)
  • 888, 877 or 866 number included at no extra cost
  • Port your existing 800, 888, 877 or 866 number at no extra charge
  • 30 day free trial
  • Full phone system functionality
  • Lower than market standard overage rate

Cons

  • There were no notable cons at the time of review

Conclusion

With an 800, 888, 877, or 866 number from RingCentral you also receive all of the features and benefits of a fully functional virtual PBX phone system. You also receive a discount for signing up for an annual plan instead of month to month. It should be noted however that at any time you can receive a prorated refund if you sign up for an annual plan.

Complete RingCentral Review

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eVoice 800 Number Service Review

Plan   300 Minutes
Free Trial   30 days
Monthly Fee   $12.99
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.04
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   Yes, but
Vanity Number   $30 setup fee
Port Numbers?   Free
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   No
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: 300 Minutes

Pros

  • High number of free phone minutes included
  • 30 day free trial
  • Easy to setup your toll free number
  • Has 800 numbers available

Cons

  • High overage rates

Conclusion

With unlimited voicemail storage and a low monthly fee, eVoice is a great value. eVoice charges $12.99 per month, which is on par with other reviewed vendors, but they also offer up to 300 monthly minutes, a high number compared to some services.

Complete eVoice Review

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PBX Plus 800 Number Service Review

Plan   125 Minutes
Free Trial   30 days
Monthly Fee   $9.99
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   125
Overage Rate   $0.04
866, 877, 888 Number   866, 877, or 888 Number
800 Number   Free
Vanity Number   $50 setup fee
Port Numbers?   $50 setup fee
Keep Your Number?   No
Fax Compatibility   No
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: 125 Minutes

Pros

  • 800 numbers are available at no extra cost
  • Full phone system functionality
  • 30 day free trial

Cons

  • $50 for a vanity number
  • $50 porting fee

Conclusion

The 125 Minutes package from 800PBX is priced as well as most other vendors and includes an interesting mix of features. Priced at $9.99 you receive 125 minutes per month, which is average compared with many packages in the $10 per month price range. Many toll free providers charge an additional set up fee for an 800 number as opposed to an 866, 877 or 888 number, but 800PBX includes a 1-800 toll free number at no extra cost.

Complete PBX Plus Review

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OneSuite 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Forwarding
Free Trial   No
Monthly Fee   $2.95
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   $10.00
Included Minutes   0
Overage Rate   $0.05
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   No
Vanity Number   No
Port Numbers?   Free
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Yes
Voicemail   Yes, but
Phone System Features   Yes, but
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Plan Reviewed: Forwarding

Pros

  • No annual contract required
  • $2.95 monthly fee
  • Excellent customer service
  • Free to port (transfer) your number

Cons

  • 800 numbers are not available for purchase
  • No free trial
  • $10 activation fee
  • No included minutes

Conclusion

OneSuite's OneSuite Forwarding pay-as-you go pricing is a great option if you do not require many minutes per month or are not sure of how many minutes you may initially need. While they have excellent customer service, their lack of standard features may cause you to look elsewhere for a fully functional virtual PBX phone system.

Complete OneSuite Review

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Grasshopper 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Pay As You Grow
Free Trial   No, but
Monthly Fee   $12
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   0
Overage Rate   $0.06
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   $30 activation fee
Vanity Number   $30 activation fee
Port Numbers?   $30
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Receive Only
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: Pay As You Grow

Pros

  • Low monthly fee
  • Full phone system functionality

Cons

  • No free trial
  • $30 set-up fee for 800 numbers

Conclusion

Grasshopper's Pay As You Grow plan is aimed at consumers who want an 800 number with lots of phone system features. Grasshopper offers this service for a low monthly fee of $9.95, however they charge $5.63 for "taxes and surcharges" upon account creation. 800-prefix numbers cost $30 to set-up, while 888, 877 and 866 prefixes are included with your monthly fee.

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Halloo 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Office Startup
Free Trial   No, but
Monthly Fee   $14.95
Annual Payment Discount   $9.95/month
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.07
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   Free
Vanity Number   $30 setup fee
Port Numbers?   Free
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Receive Only
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   No
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Plan Reviewed: Office Startup

Pros

  • 800 number included at no extra cost
  • Port your number for free

Cons

  • At the time of our most recent review there were no notable cons.

Conclusion

Halloo Office Startup offers a viable option if you want an 800 number and plan on using around 300 minutes per month. For $14.95 per month, Halloo provides 300 minutes as well as a true toll-free 800 number for no additional cost. Halloo charges no activation fees like some competitors. If you go over the allotted 300 minutes per month, overage minutes are billed at $0.07 per minute.

Complete Halloo Review

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FreedomVoice 800 Number Service Review

Plan   FreedomStart
Free Trial   15 days
Monthly Fee   $9.95
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.05
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   $10 setup fee
Vanity Number   $30 setup fee
Port Numbers?   $20 one-time fee
Keep Your Number?   No
Fax Compatibility   Yes
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: FreedomStart

Pros

  • Low monthly fee

Cons

  • $30 fee to port in an existing number

Conclusion

FreedomVoice has revamped their toll free number plans, and their plans are now more aligned with how their competitors charge. With the FreedomStart plan, you get a 15 day free trial to test out the service. After the free trial, it costs $9.95 monthly for 300 included minutes. Their service now includes the ability to send and receive faxes through your toll free number.

Complete FreedomVoice Review

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Virtual PBX 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Startup
Free Trial   30 days
Monthly Fee   $19.99
Annual Payment Discount   $9.99/month
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   300
Overage Rate   $0.05
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   $25 setup fee
Vanity Number   $25 setup fee
Port Numbers?   $25 setup fee
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   Yes
Voicemail   Yes
Phone System Features   Yes
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Plan Reviewed: Startup

Pros

  • Low cost per minute
  • 300 minutes included
  • 30 day free trial
  • Internet fax included for free
  • Conference call feature included for free
  • 866, 877, or 888 number included for free

Cons

  • $25 one-time fee to port your number over to Virtual PBX

Conclusion

Virtual PBX's VPBX-300 plan is a great value plan that gives you an 800 number and a lot of included minutes per month. The plan includes phone system features like an auto attendant and custom greetings.

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AT&T 800 Number Service Review

Plan   All-In-One
Free Trial   No
Monthly Fee   $15.00
Annual Payment Discount   $0.06/minute
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   0
Overage Rate   $0.07
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   Free
Vanity Number   Free
Port Numbers?   Yes
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   No
Voicemail   No
Phone System Features   No
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Plan Reviewed: All-In-One

Pros

  • Reliable phone service
  • Excellent customer service

Cons

  • No minutes included
  • No phone system features
  • Requires an existing account with a land line and all the associated fees

Conclusion

In order to get a 800, 888, 877 or 866 number through AT&T, you must also have local phone service through AT&T as well. In addition to the cost of the phone line, there is a fee of $15 for the All In One package. AT&T charges $0.07 per minute used on top of your payment. There are no virtual phone system features included with the All In One package. You might be able to obtain features like voicemail or an email fax function for an additional fee through your local service plan.

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Qwest 800 Number Service Review

Plan   Long Distance
Free Trial   No
Monthly Fee   $5.00
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   $15.00
Included Minutes   0
Overage Rate   $0.17
866, 877, 888 Number   Included
800 Number   No
Vanity Number   $250 setup
Port Numbers?   Yes
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   No
Voicemail   No
Phone System Features   No
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Plan Reviewed: Long Distance

Pros

  • Great customer service
  • Ability to personalize last 4 digits of 888, 877 and 866 numbers at no extra cost

Cons

  • Requires a long distance line through Qwest
  • No included minutes
  • 800 numbers are not available
  • $250 setup charge for vanity numbers
  • No phone system functionality

Conclusion

In order to get a toll free number through Qwest, you must first sign-up for a long distance account. In addition to any monthly fees you pay for your phone line, Qwest charges $5/month for toll free numbers. Calls received on your toll free number are billed on a double-leg system; 7¢/minute long distance charge, plus 10¢/minute toll free usage fee. This means that calls received on your 800 number cost 17¢/minute, and since NO minutes are included with the plan, this can get very expensive. Take note that there are no phone system features available with this feature, such as call forwarding, voicemail, etc. Qwest only has 888, 877 and 866 numbers available in their pool, and they charge a $15 set-up fee for these numbers. 800 numbers are not available through Qwest.

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Verizon 800 Number Service Review

Plan   FirmRate Adv
Free Trial   Free Trial
Monthly Fee   $27.00
Annual Payment Discount   N/A
Activation Fee   Free
Included Minutes   235
Overage Rate   $0.06
866, 877, 888 Number   Free
800 Number   None
Vanity Number   Free
Port Numbers?   Yes
Keep Your Number?   Yes
Fax Compatibility   No
Voicemail   No
Phone System Features   No
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Plan Reviewed: FirmRate Adv

Pros

  • Port your number for free
  • 888, 877, or 866 numbers are free

Cons

  • Must maintain local phone service with Verizon
  • 800 numbers are not available
  • No phone system features
  • High monthly fee

Conclusion

In order to get a 888, 877 or 866 number from Verizon, you must have local phone service with Verizon as well. Verizon charges $27/month for toll free service, which breaks out into a $12 service fee and a $15 minimum usage fee. Verizon charges 6¢/minutes, so by paying the $15 minimum usage fee, you get 235 minutes per month. Additional minutes will be charged the standard rate of 6¢/minute.

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