Virtual Phone & Virtual Office

Updated 05-21-2015

If you're a small business owner who needs the features of a big business phone system with the freedom to receive calls on any phone, anywhere, then virtual phone is the solution you're looking for. Virtual phone service gives you a single phone number that you can route to the phones of your choice. This means calls to your company's main number can go to your employees no matter where they are. You can configure custom greetings, programmable telephone menus, call forwarding, faxing, and more, all without extra equipment. And with plans around $10.00 per month, it might just be your cheapest business expense yet.

Virtual Phone & Virtual Office


Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
Phone.com Rating:stars
Extra minutes, capable with iPhone apps, and simple setup and interface make this a top choice
Ring Central Rating:stars
Integrated faxing and mobile apps make this a good choice, but it's a bit complex
eVoice Rating:stars
Good interface and a great value, includes teleconferencing, but only 2 extensions and somewhat pricey
Grasshopper Rating:stars
Best for businesses who don't use a lot of minutes, this comprehensive service boasts unlimited extensions, integrated faxing, and a multitude of other features
FreedomVoice Rating:stars
Service designed for 10 employees or less, includes faxing; it's not a beauty, but it's easy to use and offers unlimited mailboxes on all its plans.
Nextiva Connect Rating:stars
Best for small businesses with multiple offices, but service has some annoyances

NextAdvisor Blog Headlines

Online Dating Pet Peeves: What to Do to Make Sure You Don't Get a Date
Jun 29, 2015 - Those who have made their way around the online dating communities will tell you that there are less than ideal players in the cyber romance game. These are the people who send obnoxious messages, ask prodding questions or have vague profiles. Some of the most experienced online daters will notic...

How Do You Pay for Your Purchases?
Jun 29, 2015 - When it comes to making purchases, we all have that go-to payment option. Whether it's a debit card, credit card, cash or check, it's the way we prefer to pay for in-person or online purchases. But why do we always reach for that one option? Is it the safest way to pay, or just something [...]

Make Starting a Business Easy with Online Legal Services
Jun 26, 2015 - The process of starting up a new business can often be a strenuous one, especially when it comes to the headache that accompanies the legal services needed for a successful financial future. Before you start selling your products or extending your services, it's a good idea to decide what type of...

How to Avoid Annoying Your Email Marketing Subscribers
Jun 26, 2015 - Email newsletter campaigns have become a crucial and vital part of marketing plans. With so many factors to consider when it comes to creating an effective campaign, from creating good subject lines to sending share-worthy content, it can be a challenge appealing to the masses. While your campaig...

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books
Jun 25, 2015 - As technology advances, it?s making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible — after all, you don?t have to carry a paperback book around anymore — Americans are not making time for reading. In fact, the resu...

Virtual Phone
& Virtual Office
Overview

Make the calls come to you

If you're a small business owner, your office may be your car one day and your kitchen table the next. With virtual phone service, your callers won't know the difference. They'll call one number, and they'll be routed to the number (or numbers) you select: home, office, or cell—all at once, or one after another. You can even set your own business hours so you'll only receive calls when you want them. And with a number to handle your business, your cell phone number remains just for personal use.

Run your business, not your phone service

We've reviewed these services extensively, making and receiving calls, recording messages and, most importantly, gauging how easy each service is to use. So we've given our highest ratings to those services that not only give you essential features for a great price, but that won't cause you headaches either. When considering a virtual phone service decide which features are important to you: Want faxing? How about conference calling? How many minutes do you need? Our reviews and comparisons break down all the costs and features.


Save money, and save yourself from headaches

Call it virtual phone, virtual pbx, or virtual office, it doesn't matter, because mostly you'll be calling it a life saver. There's no need to spend extra money on equipment or high-priced plans from the big phone companies. Virtual phone is cheap, powerful, and scalable. You'll be surprised at the big features you get for a low monthly cost. Sign up, configure your mailboxes with your web browser, and you're good to go. You'll have great phone service anywhere you can receive telephone calls.


Sign Up For Our Newsletter



Advertiser Disclosure: NextAdvisor.com is a consumer information site that offers free, independent reviews and ratings of online services. We receive advertising revenue from most but not all of the companies whose products and services we review. For credit cards, we review cards from all of the top 10 US issuers by purchase volume (according to Issue 1035 of The Nilson Report, Feb 2014) excluding issuers that require additional accounts to be a cardholder and private label issuers. We may also review cards from other issuers in select cases. We do not review all products in a given category. We are independently owned and operated and all opinions expressed on this site are our own.