VoIP services have flourished tremendously over the years, as more and more people and businesses realized how profitable they are compared to regular telephony. VoIP is more versatile, full of complex features and, most importantly, it is more affordable. Switching to VoIP will have a positive impact on your finances, especially in the business setting, in which communication plays a crucial role and can get very costly.
RingCentral is one of the most reputable VoIP service providers on the market. It’s been around for more than 15 years and it is a great option to consider regardless of the size of your business.
How much does it cost?
There are 4 plans you can opt for with RingCentral: Essentials, Standard, Premium and Ultimate.
The Essentials plan is their most affordable one and it is priced at $19.99/month/user. It allows up to 20 users. There are 100 toll-free minutes included.
The most expensive plan they have is the Ultimate plan, priced at $49.99/month/user. There are 10,000 toll-free minutes included.
All plans include unlimited phone calls within the US and Canada, unlimited audio and video meetings with screen sharing on both desktop and mobile (with up to 200 people per meeting, for the most expensive plan), unlimited business SMS, HD voice, mobile apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android, visual voicemail and voicemail to email, integrations (Box, Microsoft, Google). team collaboration, 24/7 customer support, voicemail transcription to text and more.
RingCentral VoIP phones
In addition to all these features, RingCentral also offers hardware. They have an extensive list of available phones and systems: desk phones, cordless, receptionist, conference phones, headsets and other.
- Polycom VVX 150 ($89 or $4/month) is their most affordable desk phone
- Cisco SPA508G ($199 or $13/month)
- Polycom VVX 350 ($209 or $7/month)
- Polycom VVX 601 with large color touchscreen ($399 or $21/month)
Cordless phone: Yealink W56P cordless phone with backlit 2.4” color display and HD voice, up to 4 simultaneous calls per base, 30 hours talk time and 400 hours standby time - $169 or $12/month
Receptionist: from $289 ($18/month): Cisco SPA508G; the priciest option is the Polycom VVX 601, priced at $529 (or $34/month)
Conference: the cheapest is Polycom IP 5000, priced at $599 ($34/month) and the most expensive option is Polycom Trio 8800, priced at $1499 ($80/month)
RingCentral also offers headsets: Savi 700 series, Blackwire 725, Voyager Focus UC, Voyager Legend UC, EncorePRO 710/720
Their offer also includes desk phones that require manual setup: Snom desk phones, Aastra desk phones, Grandstream desk phones, Yealink desk phones. They all come with manuals/instructions that can be downloaded.
For all these products, you can choose to pay for the phone in full or you can opt for the monthly rate.