What are the best cloud phone services?

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    #18x8 - Virtual Office Desktop

    8x8 - Virtual Office Desktop
    Virtual Office Desktop is a comprehensive unified communications application that integrates a business softphone with visual voicemail, corporate directory, instant messaging, presence, video calling, fax, call recording, web conferencing, and social media.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.99- per month. Activation $39.99. Varies by plan

    Jesse Tucker
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "8x8 is a reliable, office solutions based phone service that is all done over the cloud. This services has helped our office with many features that our traditional phone company used to charge us an arm and a leg for."
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    #2Nextiva Office Pro

    Nextiva Office Pro
    Nextiva is the leading cloud-based unified communications service that enables your business to succeed.
    Websites

    $19.95- per month. Varies by plan.

    Linda Zhong
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I work from home and was using my cell for work, but a unfortunately it wasn't a good idea. Clients were calling my personal phone after hours, which meant I was never off the clock. I was able to get a phone number through Nextiva and set business hours, and forward it to my phone. That way I could still use my cell but the clients couldn't just call me direct when I was officially out of office for the day. Totally solid!"
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    #3Vonage Business

    Vonage Business
    Leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $24.99- per month

    Francisco Salgado
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I was really in need of a reliable phone service for my small business and didn't want to use a traditional landline. I decided to give Vonage Business a try and I'm so glad I did. It's more affordable than the traditional landline and the quality is top notch."
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    #4Ring Central Office

    Ring Central Office
    RingCentral is a publicly traded provider of cloud-based phone systems for businesses.
    Websites

    $24.99- Standard. Varies by plan.

    Joshua Edwards
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "It used to be so expensive to pay for all of my employees' cell phones. And I was certain they mostly used them for sexting each other and spreading gossip about the way my pants fit. Ring Central Office has fixed that problem for me. My bill is much cheaper already and I'm pretty sure that if I buy the account guy another couple dinners he'll tell me how to switch on the surveillance mode. There has to be one of those, right?"
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    #5MiCloud Office

    MiCloud Office
    More than just a phone system, MiCloud Office has the power to transform your business. Born in the cloud and designed for today's mobile workforce, it delivers a clear business impact that elevates the conversation with colleagues and customers.
    Websites

    $19.99- per month. Essential Plan. Varies by plan

    Vincent Patel
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "My office really needed a way for us to store all sorts of sensitive data, while still being able to easily access it. This was the perfect solution for us, as it was an affordable solution that was designed to be easy to work with. A couple of people found it a little difficult to get used to, but for those of us who have been using technology for most of our lives, it was straight forward and effective."
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    #6Phone.com

    Phone.com
    Your business phone service in the cloud. With over 40 features and plenty of options.
    Websites

    $9.95- per month. Varies by plan. With 30-Day Free Trial.

    David Dunn
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "Anyone looking for a VOIP phone service, should try Phone.com. I love that it is so easy to use, and the customer service is second to none. I highly recommend!"
  4. 7

    #7ooVoo

    ooVoo
    ooVoo provides free, high-quality video chat, messaging, and voice calls so you can stay connected with the people who matter most. Share and make memories with friends and family around the world, anytime, on any device.
    Apps

    Android, Windows, iOS

    Free

    Lorenzo Arreola
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "ooVoo is a free, high-quality service that keeps you connected in many ways. There is video calling, messaging and the ability to send messages through phone, vidoe or text. ooVoo allows for stable and clear communication over different types of networks and across different platforms. "
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    #8Skype for Business

    Skype for Business
    Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013, extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Matthew Castillo
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "The previous people who downloaded this have made me skeptical of its value. So many have left negative reviews I think I would avoid this one altogether, regardless of how good its description may read."
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    #9VoIPstudio

    VoIPstudio
    VoIPstudio is a cloud-based business phone system created especially for organizations that require professional communication features.
    Websites

    $3.99- per month. Varies by plan, with 30-Day Free Trial.

    Dylan Bates
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "We enjoyed VoIPstudio a lot. Our small business has recently grown and we had to upgrade our communications systems--especially when it came to clients, using personal phone numbers didn't really do the trick anymore. We were considering setting up an office system, but truly our growth is unpredictable, and we didn't want to deal with having to setup another system if we moved offices. VoIP seemed like the best solution because it prevented 3AM calls from clients to our personal phones, and at the same time let us managed our growing staff with little trouble. The call quality was also quite good since we are urban-based and nearly always have some form of internet connection."
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    #10Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts

    Google Hangouts comes with every Android app, is also available on iOS and can also be used on a PC or laptop. It has messaging features as well as group conference calls, online chat gaming, and VoIP calls to landlines. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Michael Anderson
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "google hangouts is a great way to do video chatting and consolidate all your lists and groups into one place. you have the ability to call anywhere in the world and not have to pay for the call. this is an amazing feature. I highly recommend this service as it is a quality product and very useful."

Summary

Best What are the best cloud phone services
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
18x8 - Virtual Office DesktopSoftware 18 Paid
2Nextiva Office ProWebsites 15 Paid
3Vonage BusinessSoftware 13 Paid
4Ring Central OfficeWebsites 11 Paid
5MiCloud OfficeWebsites 10 Paid
6Phone.comWebsites 8 Paid
7ooVoo Apps 7 Free
8Skype for BusinessApps 4 Free
9VoIPstudioWebsites 3 Paid
10Google HangoutsApps 1 Free
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