You ask "Where should I get phone service for my toll free number"? A great question. Haven't we come a long way from 1915, when this photo was taken in the good ole' USA. In addition to the major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and your local telephone carrier, below is a small list of Virtual phone companies. Known as VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) allows your internet connection to act as the phone lines. Check out the "Virtual Office" way of communication. Virtual Office is you connecting to the outside world through the internet...placing calls, receiving calls and voice mail, all online using a virtual phone companies control board. Similar to the way MagicJack, Ooma and Vonage technology work, only these companies are business quality. Many if not all of these virtual phone companies allow you to use your smart phone to connect to your Virtual Office. Really cool. Virtual phone companies start as little as $1 per month for basic phone service and about $10 per month for basic internet Virtual Office with about 300 minutes of incoming calls and about $35 per month for the full feature service, which does everything but make dinner!. Below we list just a few virtual phone companies and the internet has lots more. MAKE SURE that once you transfer your number to the phone company of your choice, their TOS (terms of service) do not allow them to keep your toll free number. Some companies will do that. Ask if they will waive any setup fee. 800 LogicCor chooses NOT receive any referral fees from any phone company, thereby serving you with an unbiased point of view.
Unitel Voice - These guys are in Chicago. You can easily talk to them. Talk to Bob. They offer the lowest entry level service. $1 per month, yep... $1, and starting at 2.7¢ to 3.5¢ per minute for talk time, depending where call is initiated. No Set up Fees or Transfer fees, No contracts or cancellation fees, Pay month to month and a 30 day money back guarantee. We use them for for a majority of our toll free numbers.
Virtual PBX - Vpbx is an excellent service with regular voice mail plans and features and excels with call center situations. They are an excellent higher level service with more reporting capabilities and features than many other services. Their dashboard is a little complex, however is sure controls a lot. We use them for one of our companies.
Freedom Voice Systems - Freedom Voice was established in 1996 and was one of the first providers of toll free numbers and toll free number service solutions in the United States. They provides businesses with communications tools and cutting-edge features to enhance their professional image, improve their connectivity, create flexibility, and increase efficiency.
Callture - This arm of Telcan is Callture. Telcan has been in business for over 12 years and is Canadian based. They are best for international users or anyone that travels. They are also similar to TollFreeExpress in that they are a good alternative for high instate users and especially low volume customers as their monthly fee starts at $9.99.
Kall8 - Integrate your Kall8 number with an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system that can contain multiple menus, greetings, and extensions. Kall8’s Customer Service department will work with you to decide on the programming that will best fit your needs, and will record or upload any custom menu greetings needed. Kall8's Virtual PBX is completely hosted by Kall8, there is no hardware to buy or software to install. They are not the most inexpensive company, but have all the features.
8X8 - A Nasdaq traded company with excellent live support. Every type of virtual equipment available including IP phones, headsets, video phones and accessories. They start at only $29.99 for a full Virtual Office package. This company has every possible package available. We use them for one of our companies. They also have HD voice. Talk to Dave.
Voice Connect - This company offers excellent voice mail service especially for real estate agents or mortgage loan originators. They appear to be the voice mail guru. They also partner for competitive virtual office products.
Connect Me Voice - They have 25 years experience developing telecommunications technology, providing solutions for thousands of users at small to medium size companies making those same solutions - and that same expertise - available to small businesses that want the features and functionality of a PBX system without the exasperation and the expense.