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Cloudtalk is by far the best value-for-price software out there for call center solutions. Packed with features, very accessible, kind and accessible customer support, and cheap, especially when compared with their competitors for the same range of features. Easy entry-level software, especially if you're a startup that doesn't want to make big initial commitments but needs a solution that scales with the business.
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Grasshopper is well suited for basic needs of texting in and out as well as calling out if you would like to avoid using your personal line. It also eliminates the need to have a dedicated land land in your office or business. You can obtain a vanity number and forward calls through grasshopper.
Read full review Pros It's extremely simple to install and integrate Their smart dialer option reduces time spent typing in number and helps make more calls It makes life super easy to keep track of calls being made and how long calls are but also to listen back on calls made Read full review I like that there are differing voicemails for each extension, to keep up with the image of calling a separate line. I love the voicemail text emails. I believe we pay a little extra, but worth every penny for those urgent calls while I am in a meeting. The cost is very reasonable for the value added to our company. Read full review Cons A lot of features are still missing, some of which are pretty basic like being able to select multiple filters instead of one. Desktop app has had some instability issue. IVR needs to be self-recorded which can lead to a lower quality. Read full review It would be nice to have the ability to transfer some calls to another Grasshopper IVR, for those customers who mistakenly dial the wrong number (we have two incoming numbers, one for corporate and one for sales). Likewise, it would be nice to have the ability to forward to a toll-free number, which would have allowed us to work around the inability to transfer between IVRs (see above). Lastly, it would be great to have an 'emergency' switch setting (default off but could be toggled on) that would let us override all IVR settings and transfer all incoming calls elsewhere (either to a direct dial or toll free number) for those rare times when we cannot take any calls (such as a weather emergency OR the one time each year we take all of our staff on a retreat) - that would allow us to send all calls to a backup answering service rather than just voicemail. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It is working and affordable
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CloudTalk is super easy to use and has a great quality. It helps to communicate with the clients easily and we can feel that the sound quality is high, while speaking to the client and while listening to the recordings. This is for our department essential in our day to day work.
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The admin functions are kind of confusing in the old interface which was my most recent experience on the admin side.
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They are skilled, experienced, and anytime I need something and contact the support time, I get the right person who understands my needs and reacts to them accordingly. So far I was only pleasantly surprised by the level of support these guys provide and coming from a customer service oriented background myself, I can only say keep it up guys, you are doing a fantastic job!
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When I was setting up my account I contacted support a couple of times. They were also very professional, personable, and helpful. Their response is prompt and thorough. I'm confident I can get any question answered as well as help with any issue I might have. That's pretty important to me.
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It was a gamble if I'm being honest, plus this is a very nuanced and intricate topic. We didn't necessarily substitute one for the other, it was a much needed state of affairs where we needed the call monitoring and agent tracking pros of CloudTalk more so than ever before.
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I have not used any other phone services like Grasshopper. I know that there is another option out there called Ruby, which is more like a virtual receptionist but since I did not try it out I cannot compare the two. When I started my company I found the services that Grasshopper offers to be perfect. It still works for us and we have no need to change to anything else right now.
Read full review Return on Investment For a similar price it is not necessary to manage so many cell phone accounts Unlike basic telephony. It is possible to have more control of the interactions with our clients. For administrators it allows better control of commercial actions or the corresponding area for communication issues Read full review It's allowed us to keep cost down. Other phone systems can seriously get outrageous in implementation and monthly fees! It's allowed our team the confidence to work in locations outside of the office and still be seen as professionals. It's decreased the amount of time spent on unwanted sales calls via the call screening application. Read full review ScreenShots