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Score 4.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Cloud is well suited if you have small or limited IT staff and/or you have many remote workers and little or no on-prem hardware. I would recommend Vonage to small to medium-sized businesses. It would not be well suited to a large organization where everyone works in the same building and the IT staff has servers and staff to manage a VoIP system.
Brian Duffy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.5
Vonage Business Communications
Hosted PBX
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Vonage Business Communications
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.2
Vonage Business Communications
User templates
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.8
Vonage Business Communications
Call reports
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.1
Vonage Business Communications
Directory of employee names
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Vonage Business Communications

Call Management

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.7
Vonage Business Communications
Answering rules
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.2
Vonage Business Communications
Call recording
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
3.0
Vonage Business Communications
Call park
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Vonage Business Communications
Call screening
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.6
Vonage Business Communications
Message alerts
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.5
Vonage Business Communications

VoIP system collaboration

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
3.6
Vonage Business Communications
Video conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
5.9
Vonage Business Communications
Audio conferencing
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
1.4
Vonage Business Communications

Mobile apps

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.6
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for iOS
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.0
Vonage Business Communications
Mobile app for Android
NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
6.3
Vonage Business Communications

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

Vonage Business Communications

  • Eliminates physical phone consoles that can be pricey and unnecessary for staff.
  • Has a companion app that allows you to use your personal cell phone to check messages or make calls.
  • The desktop application is easy to use and has a number of customizable settings so that the app can be minimized but alert you of incoming calls.
Nate Casimiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • The softphone options have not proven particularly reliable. The HUDweb application has some potential as far as a visual tool, but has just proven way too unreliable for everyday use. Would not recommend it for use. With that being said, a new softphone application is to be released on 12/16/16, so that may render use of HUDweb obsolete. Am hopeful the dedicated softphone application will prove worthy.
  • HUD Mobile is also less than an ideal solution. Not sure if the mobile OS is to blame for some of the disappointment, but having to run the mobile application in the foreground in order to receive calls is not really practical. Also, the design of the application is not very efficient as it's not obvious immediately how to get to the keypad and direct dialing an extension is not working for us. It does however make calls and can work, but it's more of a hassle than it's really worth. My remote sales team just uses their carrier minutes for calls.
  • The click to call feature while it has worked for us in the past, it has also caused issues with adding extra characters and logos in random areas of email messages, so our users have pretty much turned that feature off.
Scott Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • Relies on internet connectivity (no separate trunk like an on-prem system).
  • Phones can be on the expensive side if you purchase through the Vonage store, especially conference phones. Thankfully Vonage is so flexible and is compatible with phones purchased from other places.
Anonymous | 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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I thought it had very practical and useful usability. It has a clean and simple interface with large fonts that make it easy to read. It isn't particularly difficult, although figuring out some operations may be a bit challenging. For the most part though, it isn't very difficult to use
Parker Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Support was great. Then all of a sudden I had to talk to my account rep that never contacted me. I had fonality for 4 years and now there is an account rep that is trying to charge me for support and services. Previously I could add phones as needed without a fee for support and activation.
Jim Danforth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

Vonage Business Communications 9.0
Based on 10 answers
We hardly have any issues with it to where we need to call them. There was a point where our connections across the board were terrible and it held us up in production quite a bit but since then things have been pretty simple and streamlined.
Andrea Vahoua | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vonage Business Communications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

NetFortris (formerly Fonality) 9.8
Based on 4 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

Vonage Business Communications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

We selected Fonality for ease of use and the HUD portal. One of the partners in the business has used Fonality in the past and had great confidence in it's success for this new endeavor. It has proven to be successful thus far and I hope to be able to update this review in a year's time with continued excellent service!
Traci Ludke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

We believe Vonage Business Cloud is best for our organization over the AT&T and the Verizon platforms for several reasons including price, ease of use, connectivity, and other options. Since we have implemented this solution along with newer Polycom phones, we have had very few issues with our phones or our phone platform.
Elvin Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)

  • Due to the better call quality over our last provider, it's eliminated a lot of frustration of our customers and having to call them back from our cell phones. This has helped us keep our sanity.
  • The ability to pull up a customer record in our CRM and see customer call activity has been huge. I can see which customers call repeatedly and also use it to help track billable remote support.
  • Being able to see the status of a customer ticket AS they're calling, before we even answer the phone has been huge. I can have a customers ticket open by the time I answer the phone and be one step ahead. This has saved us a lot of time.
Joseph Bettencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vonage Business Communications

  • We were able to remove expensive and out of date phones, and replace them with the user's choice of a new phone or Bluetooth, so we saved money.
  • There was training time that needed to be committed for a 50+ person office which reduced productivity for a while.
Anonymous | 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*

* per user

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.

Vonage Business Communications

General

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

Vonage Business Communications Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
4.4
Vonage Business Communications
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.8
Vonage Business Communications
10.0

Usability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.6
Vonage Business Communications
8.2

Reliability and Availability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Vonage Business Communications

Performance

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Vonage Business Communications

Support Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.1
Vonage Business Communications
9.0

In-Person Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.0
Vonage Business Communications

Online Training

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
7.2
Vonage Business Communications

Implementation Rating

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
9.8
Vonage Business Communications

Scalability

NetFortris (formerly Fonality)
8.1
Vonage Business Communications

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