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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

For Insurance agencies, small practices, small call centers, anyone that need call forwarding or work with his number remotely while away from office. I can't list all the things I'm gaining as a Fonality customer. From the installation process, the configuration phase with the technicians, the account managers, every Fonality employee was professional and savvy. I was a contact center specialist for more than 10 years and I can tell you that I've never been this happy with a service! Never! Probably if you need a more complex solution and you have an enterprise level company having your own hardware gives you more control over your calls and how to manage them. But again, I think that Fonality can cover most scenarios without the need of a huge investment.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

As mentioned previously, it is easy to use and access since the you can chat, send voice memos or stickers in a conversation. So in overall it's very entertaining. But throughout that, the audio quality can seem to be a bit off. (Could be personal headset issue)Overall that is the only issue that is present or consistent.
Alexis Blanco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.5
Rakuten Viber
8.2
Hosted PBX
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Rakuten Viber
7.1
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.0
Rakuten Viber
8.6
User templates
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.8
Rakuten Viber
8.7
Call reports
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.0
Rakuten Viber
8.8
Directory of employee names
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Rakuten Viber
8.1

Call Management

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.0
Rakuten Viber
8.1
Answering rules
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.8
Rakuten Viber
7.9
Call recording
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
2.9
Rakuten Viber
8.2
Call park
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.7
Rakuten Viber
7.7
Call screening
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.9
Rakuten Viber
7.5
Message alerts
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.9
Rakuten Viber
9.1

VoIP system collaboration

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
3.6
Rakuten Viber
8.8
Video conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.9
Rakuten Viber
8.2
Audio conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Rakuten Viber
8.7
Video screen sharing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
Rakuten Viber
8.6
Instant messaging
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
Rakuten Viber
9.6

Mobile apps

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.9
Rakuten Viber
9.7
Mobile app for iOS
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.0
Rakuten Viber
9.7
Mobile app for Android
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.8
Rakuten Viber
9.7

Pros

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • From an administrator's perspective, Fonality makes administering the company's phone system easy. Configuration menus and setup options are logically structured and easy to understand.
  • Technical support has been very good. Early on in our deployment, we had some nagging voice quality issues which were network related. Fonality provided exceptional support even though it was not technically their issue. It is important to know ahead of time how well your vendors work with other vendors for integrated services like a VOIP telephone system. Fonality support demonstrated their patience and perseverance in helping us resolve our issues.
  • Although we don't use remote office capabilities much, the ability to set up phones on the system in remote locations has been a significant help to several of our departments.
Ed Dennen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

  • Viber is a cross platform product. It does not matter if someone uses Android or iOS device, it will work exactly the same.
  • Also the desktop version is very good. You can switch between the desktop and mobile versions within a conversation and see updates right away.
  • It's a very international product. It has been available for very long time, which makes it very wide spread - it has a good user base.
  • You can see the status of your messages.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • Bugginess - Some things just really need some tweaking. I had to get very creative with my call routing and hold music, because the in-queue announcements don't work right at all. For example, even set to 'play once' it would loop the 'you are the first caller' announcement over and over, and cause call drops. Or my caller-name ID, which shows the registered user's name on each line on outgoing calls, even though it's not set to such anywhere in the CP settings.
  • Support - I'll give them 50/50 on this. My experience with Verizon VCE was everyone playing hot potato with issues and saying it was the responsibility of another department, meaning several phone calls and lots of hold time. Fonality doesn't have that issue, I've never really been passed around or blown off. However, some of the 'offshore' CS reps are... wow. I spent about half a dozen emails back and forth with two of them, trying to figure out why queues I deleted from the CP randomly and consistently reappeared in the HUD. Most of those emails were spent trying to explain that no, my issue was NOT that I wanted to create those queues again in the CP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

  • When someone sends a file in Viber, the program automatically saves it in your phone memory. This means that you must delete them manually and it really annoys me, as it takes a lot of time to do that.
  • It contains enormous amounts of adds.
  • There is file sharing limit.
Tigran Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.8
Based on 16 answers
We've already made a deep investment in the system hardware. We wouldn't be interested in another system at this point! And by the look of my colleagues faces when they see the HUD, I don't think we'd want to switch to a system that would limit us or take away any of these features! We may look at putting the server in the cloud, should internet outages prove to be such a common issue that it is preventing our other locations from functioning smoothly
Kevin Hulett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Usability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 7.6
Based on 8 answers
Overall excellent usability, with a few adjustments I feel this is the absolute best VoIP system out there. Just a clarification on the licences and limit the interface to reflect what licence we have. There should be a back or redunancy feature to Fonality Server, If there was a mistake we should be able to resort back to a usable state asap. Before implementing changes to the server, there should be a trial or sample of the changes to make sure it behaves as intended before effecting customer experience. It would be nice to have a demo version of Fonality interface so possible clients can truly evauluate the system. Because of the quality, it would have made it easier to convince the owners to make the transition sooner
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Reliability and Availability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.0
Based on 8 answers
Fonality has been available to us 99% of the time. There have rarely been any lengthy outages.If any issues do occur, their support staff is available around the clock to help.This is important, since communication is a big part in our company and availability of the phone system is important in maintaining this reliability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Performance

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Fonality's performance is excellent. The phones work flawlessly and the calls are clear.It is a well put-together system that does not need daily support.It is not complex from a user standpoint, as most of our staff are quick to learn how to use the phones. More systems should strive to work as well as Fonality's
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.1
Based on 14 answers
Because of their customer support and their attention for details in our problems that we face during our initial stage. We simply love fonality just for the way we are treated when we reach them with our fonality issues - they take it seriously and resolve it as early as possible and the most important part is we dont need to keep on insisting them to do so.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

Rakuten Viber 8.4
Based on 13 answers
I have not frequently used the support for Viber as I have not had many problems with it on my phone. I did use support one time for problems with the computer application and used the forums to solve my problems. They were fairly easy to follow and I appreciated the online help in that format.
Victoria L. | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Training was provided by the in-house IT administrator. Fonality was able to provide support to the admin, who then assisted the users.It went smoothly and all the details and functions of the system were made available to the office staff.Any questions were answered promptly and if any issues did arise, Fonality was available to answer them
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Online Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Training was excellent, but most of what they had was webinars and not real world situation for our company's need. It would be better to have them remote in my local computer and test my system using inbound / outbound calls. This would have made it easier to learn and more relevant
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.8
Based on 8 answers
Everything from the installation to the implementation has been great with Fonality, there is a lot of freedom to how the system will operate but the freedom comes at a cost of more technical experience to make sure it is configured correctly. The staff is very helpful can will make sure that the system is setup correctly and work perfectly.
Joseph Greaney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Alternatives Considered

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

I have not used any other VoIP system that I have been paying for. I hope that Fonality proves itself enough to where I will not have to switch. So far, for the price and the functionality, this is my recommendation for small businesses. I might recommend going with a more high end phone to increase functionality, but other than that, the system is one I would definitely recommend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

Skype's user interface is really glitchy and doesn't provide same functionality in terms of fun elements - emojis or gifs. Slack is excellent communication tool but as well doesn't provide fun elements as Viber does(emojis, memes, gifs and more). I should also mention that quoting in Slack is not really easy and intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 8.1
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to scale this system, as long as you have the proper technical staff available to support it. Adding users and phones is straightforward. The main work involves having the physical network in place and configuring the networking equipment.Overall, it is not that difficult as long as all of this is in place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

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Return on Investment

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • We are still new to Fonality, but having the flexability has proven quite successful thus far.
  • The management of incoming calls and voicemail messages has really helped us to be able to follow up with potential clients.
  • The service at Fonality helped our new business take a leap into 2017, and we expect much growth with the continued use of Fonality.
Traci Ludke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rakuten Viber

  • Viber saves me financially since I am now able to communicate with my international clients for free.
  • Viber helps keep my clients engaged by the fact that I can so easily share photos, which is important as a freelance photographer.
  • Viber allows me to make my messages to clients appealing in a visual way, which I have noticed helps drive actions of my clients, such as remembering to book their next session or pay for their photo order.
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$5

Starting Price

$30 per month

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Hybrid Premise Subscription (Appliance and Phone for Each User)200.001
Hybrid Software Subscription (Required with Hybrid Premise)14.992
Hybrid Premise PurchaseVaries3
  1. per location, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. Varies
SaaS Edition
Essentials Edition19.991
Professional Edition24.991
Ultimate Edition34.991
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
For the latest special offers, visit www.fonality.com/offers.

Rakuten Viber

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.019 Per Minute

Rakuten Viber Editions & Modules

Edition
USA$0.0191
UK$0.0191
  1. Per Minute
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
4.3
Rakuten Viber
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.8
Rakuten Viber

Usability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.6
Rakuten Viber

Reliability and Availability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Rakuten Viber

Performance

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Rakuten Viber

Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.1
Rakuten Viber
8.4

In-Person Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Rakuten Viber

Online Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.2
Rakuten Viber

Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.8
Rakuten Viber

Scalability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Rakuten Viber

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