Top 3 Best Alternatives To Evoice Virtual Phone System

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Are you unhappy with Evoice, or simply looking for a service just like Evoice at a better price point? In this article, we’re going to review some competitors to Evoice, and even through in a few VoIP services that are similar to Evoice. (still come with a free smartphone app, business sms, professional voicemail greetings, unlimited extensions, etc…)

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to decide which Evoice alternative is right for you. If you have any questions, ask them in the comment system at the bottom of this page.

>> Looking for the best alternative to Evoice? This is it!

*note – if you want an office desk phone, I really like Phone.com for their cheap plans (that you can upgrade later)


Comparing The Best Evoice Alternatives

You might see some crazy stuff when looking at Evoice reviews, but the bottom line that most people don’t know, is that they’re comparing a forwarding service to business voip services. Forwarding services are meant to be a BYOD service (bring your own device), and give you a professional business line on your cell phone. A business voip service is meant to be flexible enough to completely replace a landline system, and typically does everything the forwarding services do as well as all the extras.

Below, we’ll compare a couple of the most popular virtual phone forwarding services, in case you’re just looking to find a different provider than Evoice… in the event that you’re unhappy with the service, or it doesn’t do something you want. I’ll also throw in a couple more voip oriented services, in case you want the ability to add an office desk phone that’s hardwired like a landline… but don’t want to fool with phone adapters when you do it.

Grasshopper Phone Service: The Perfect Evoice Alternative Replacement Provider


Evoice VS Google Voice

I view Evoice and Google Voice as much the same under the hood. They’re both number forwarding services, and both deliver your business calls to your cell via call forwarding or the free smartphone app.

The one added benefit to Evoice that stands out to me, is that you can choose between a local or toll free line, and as of right now, Google Voice does not offer 800 numbers. This is what drove me to use Phone.com and Grasshopper in the past, plus I like owning my business numbers.


Evoice VS Grasshopper Phone Service

Grasshopper and Evoice are essentially the same thing under the hood, but I prefer Grasshopper because they’re more of a mainstream brand now that they’ve been acquired by Citrix in my opinion. Does this matter? Not really, but since they’re the same price pretty much, and the features are almost identical except for a few differences here and there, I’d prefer to trust my business lines with Grasshopper over Evoice personally. Again, there’s I see that’s inherently wrong with Evoice, but given the choice for an alternative, I’d pick Grasshopper or Phone.com for their true voip business phone line features.


Evoice VS Ringcentral

This is where things start to really change, both in price, and in features. Ringcentral has an office package that will let you do much more advanced things like: virtual conference calling, connect multiple locations, setup a softphone app to let you take and make calls from any computer with a usb mic, etc…

While this is great for replacing landline systems, and rivals other companies like Nextiva, Vonage, Centurylink, and so on, the price also goes up if you’re looking for a budget virtual number provider. Most people comparing Evoice to other phone services, usually want something similar just a bit better, and not necessarily a full blown multi-line business phone system with video conference capabilities. (usually most people do not use half of the features.) With pricing starting at $25/mo, it’s about double the cost of Evoice if you don’t need those features right away. Not to mention, a bit like comparing apples to oranges.


Evoice VS Phone.com


Which Alternative To Evoice Should You Go With?

If you just want a business line on your cell, and want a reliable number forwarding service, go with Grasshopper. If you think you may want to add a desk phone, or do things like call tracking, go with Phone.com.

The best choices I recommend, are described here in more detail.


You may also be wondering if Evoice is legit, and if their service is any good…

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3 Comments

  1. Steven Tyler on

    I live in Santiago, Panama. I have been with Vonage for over 12 years and they are charging me over $90 per month when you include all the taxes, etc. I have a GA, SC, VA phone numbers with the GA only being a virtual number and when I change provider, I will probably make VA also a virtual number. I also pay another $10 per month for a virtual fax service from Hellofax. One reason that I want to leave Vonage besides expensive … is that they don’t have SMS. My bank is unable to send a text verification through my Vonage service and the bank won’t accept overseas numbers. I only need SMS to popup all my computer not phones or I could forward it to my Panama cell phone. Personally, I don’t use text messaging nor like it, but it is necessary to be able to receive it sometimes. The features that are important to me are simultaneous ring, sms, fax, with voicemail via email and virtual numbers. All the other features offered, I really don’t use.

    • Hi Steven,

      Cool! I’ve never been to Santiago, but my dad lives just outside of Panama City… I’ve been meaning to come back down for a visit soon, just been so busy.

      Yep I understand, that does seem a little pricey for what you get depending on how you use it. For simple call routing, there are probably some cheaper solutions that include SMS in the base plan price. (and maybe a cheaper addon for faxing so you can use all in one provider? Might make life a little easier for you…)

      Happy Sunday!

  2. Thanks, for the reply. I went through service after service and checked reviews. There are actually 100 VoIP providers available. The cheapest was $149/2 years and another $75/year and they seem to have everything accept a monthly rate to let you decide, if a have good service or not. I guess cheap is pay and pray. However, according to the reviews the 30 days trial starts when you signup and by the time the existing numbers are transferred and the system is running or not running, the 30 days has expired and all the money paid is non-refundable. Many people were not happy at all with the service, and found out that there are other hidden charges like taxes, fees, additional services, equipment charges, shipping charges, etc., that were not included in the first large payment. Another service had a cheap basic rate, but most features were a la carte like softphone $10/month extra, mobile app $10/month extra, fax $10/month extra, virtual lines $5/month/line extra, etc. Some websites told you nothing about services and cost, whereas the information is only available from a sale agent, which worries me when nothing is in writing and it becomes a situation of he said, she said. Many features that I wanted were just not available from some of the companies. Lots of the cheap rates are introductory rates for only a few months and then automatically go up to the regular rate.
    I decided on one VoIP service that offered two months free trial with one business rate that included all whistles and bells, including softphone app, mobile app, failsafe and some other 40 or 50 features. No setup fees, no transfer fees for existing phone numbers (charge per virtual phone only fifty cents), month rate, no cancellation fees. My fee is $36/month/user including all 3 lines, fax service, softphone app, mobile app, all taxes and fees for the Florida area. I caught the per user, but I’m an one-man gang, so this is fine for me. My quote is in writing not verbal. I don’t really care, if there is a lower rate, I just want to pay a reasonable rate and hopefully be able to stay with this company for the next 12 years as I did with the last company.
    Therefore, I’m dropping the $90/month VoIP service and the $10/month fax service only after the new service is activated and working. I have been with this VoIP company for 12 years, but I’m pretty sure that they will wait until after my next billing cycle to transfer the phone lines.
    I know that I didn’t share the companies names that I considered nor the company name that I selected. The reason is that there are just too many different opinions about each company that I don’t want to defend or argue with anyone about their favorite company or their worst experience. I figured it best to simply share my experience and maybe help someone else to be more careful in their selection and realize that sometimes good deals really are to good to be true. However, you can pay a reason rate and get exactly what you want, if you are careful and assume nothing.

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