PanTerra Networks vs. Ring4

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PanTerra Networks
Score 8.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PanTerra is a provider of unified cloud-based services for communications, enterprise file sharing and mobility solutions for mid-market enterprises (MME), headquartered in Santa Clara. The Company's Streams service provides - Unified Communications and SmartBox - Communications-Enabled Content Management solutions which are delivered securely from the cloud through a browser-based client as well as mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, are designed to eliminate any on-premises deployed…
$12.95
per month per seat
Ring4
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Ring4 headquartered in San Francisco offers a VoIP app that allows business owners and others to add a second (or third) phone line to their mobile phone.
$9.99
per month
Pricing
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Editions & Modules
Business Basic
$17.95
per month per seat
Business Plus
$24.95
per month per seat
Professional
$29.95
per month per seat
Call Center
$44.95
per month per seat
Call Recording (add-on, business line only)
$.05
per recording
Transcripts (add-on, business line only)
$.05
per transcribed minute
Personal Line
$9.99
per line
Business Line
$9.99
per line
International Calling (available on personal + business lines)
country dependent pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptional$9.99 per phone line, per month
Additional Details30% discount on pricing on all seat types.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
9.1
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Ring4
-
Ratings
High quality audio9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
7.7
2 Ratings
1% below category average
Ring4
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing7.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
8.2
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Ring4
-
Ratings
Calendar integration8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
9.1
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Ring4
-
Ratings
User authentication9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
8.7
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Ring4
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Hosted PBX9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.62 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Ring4
10.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Answering rules8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording8.62 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call park8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.62 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business SMS/External Messaging4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Fax9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Voicemail Transcription9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
7.7
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Ring4
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Mobile app for iOS8.22 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.31 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration
Comparison of Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
8.7
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Ring4
-
Ratings
Centralized communications management8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Team messaging8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Team document sharing9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Call and meeting analytics9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
PanTerra Networks
-
Ratings
Ring4
10.0
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Instant messaging00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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PanTerra NetworksRing4
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(61 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(59 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.7
(57 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PanTerra NetworksRing4
Likelihood to Recommend
PanTerra
PanTerra Networks is well suited for the small to medium business who are looking for a fully featured suite of telephony products. Whether they need traditional phone products or on the go gui based applications, PanTerra Networks has a scalable solution that will fit most companies. PanTerra Networks has successfully moved into the enterprise market with their competent Call and Contact center applications.
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Ring4
Good for creating a new business or branching a business abroad.
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Pros
PanTerra
  • Attended or un-attended answering of incoming calls
  • Transfer calls to appropriate person
  • Integrates with cell phones for always available
  • Keeps a log of phone calls
  • Allows me to use messaging on my phone system and desktop
  • Allows me to manage user accounts
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Ring4
  • Manage Team Lines
  • Transcribe calls
  • International Calling
  • Call Recording
  • Free video conferencing
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Cons
PanTerra
  • The fax feature is a bit cumbersome. Oftentimes we have more than one document to send in a transmission, and this system does not have the capability to add more than one attachment to a fax. Combining all branches into one document is time-consuming.
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Ring4
  • I've sometimes seen text messages being sent in double.
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Likelihood to Renew
PanTerra
In all likelihood, we will remain Panterra customers for many years. VoIP phone and messaging is a rapidly expanding and evolving market, however, and its possible a better solution will come along, but for now, Panterra Streams offers a compelling solution combining leading features, great customer service, and affordable pricing.
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Ring4
No answers on this topic
Usability
PanTerra
Great quality
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Ring4
It's super easy and simple to use, and very straightforward.
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Support Rating
PanTerra
The support team is fantastic, probably the best I have experienced with any company. If I have a question, I can quickly chat with support and they resolve the problem nearly immediately. I don't have to call a phone number and wait on the line for hours for a response. Overall, the support team is one of the main reasons we continue to utilize PanTerra Streams.
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Ring4
I had a question, and had my answer that same day.
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Implementation Rating
PanTerra
The implementation was fast. Things were explained quite well on the onboarding call. All that was left to do was to map the extensions(they did this for us) and port over the numbers. The porting process went pretty smoothly! No complaints at all.
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Ring4
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
PanTerra
PanTerra Networks is viewed as more competitive, and close enough to win. Those other companies do offer more integrations off the shelve, and do have a more user friendly portal. Panterra does give the client a more personalized experience when it comes to the presentation, so the customer feels like they're getting a more personalized experience.
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Ring4
Ring4 had everything we need in a business phone line in a more simple format and less expensive.
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Return on Investment
PanTerra
  • Very reliable. We make hundreds of calls outbound and there has never been a connectivity issue or otherwise
  • We decreased our monthly expense for reliable service by several hundred dollars
  • The onboarding support was the best we've ever experienced. They were on the phone while we hooked up every phone, tested, and got it all set up with ease.
  • Any changes needed after onboarding were difficult to accomplish without a call to customer service. Some of those calls to customer service made things more confusing
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Ring4
  • Less expensive business phone
  • Can answer on the go
  • Less to manage, more simple
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ScreenShots

PanTerra Networks Screenshots

Screenshot of Advanced Collaboration Features - Streams is an end-to-end cloud communications, collaborations, and file sharing suite.Screenshot of AppDesigner - PanTerra can set up the platform before deployment, but turn-key tools are offered to do more with its open API.Screenshot of Analytics & Reporting -  Access to analytic performance data is customizable and available for the life of your account.Screenshot of Device Safeguards - PanTerra IP Phones utilize TLS, HTTPS certificate management, call server redundancy, and SRTP for voice. Additionally, PanTerra's built-in mobile security features allow lockout of stolen devices and admin tools support immediate reassignment of user content.

Ring4 Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of The Ring4 admin console, allows business to manage their phone lines as simply as emails. Ring4 Business lets admins create and assign a new phone line to an employee in seconds.