All About The Numbers

Most users are accustomed to the bundled services which offer you incoming and outgoing services, regardless of where you want them together or not. Mobile phone users, cable phone service bundles and others attempt to offer you these bundles to try to incentivize you into thinking you’d be saving more; when the honest truth is that they hope to get as many users as possible to pay much more for what they would need. The bundles do work for some users; however at Callcentric we believe in user choice and freedom. You can already use whichever SIP/2.0 compatible software or hardware you wish with our services so why not choose the exact incoming and outgoing services you want?

Freedom of choice or “a la carte” are some terms used for this type of service offering and we truly believe in it. We allow users to choose incoming and outgoing services according to their needs. By separating our services a call center may, for example, purchase only incoming or only outgoing services based on their needs. A home user may only want to receive voicemails and will never place calls on their account and as such an incoming service will suit their needs. Or a user may want to both place and receive calls. Any of these combinations are 100% possible with the Callcentric service. Also keep in mind that you may have as many incoming services per account and can mix incoming services with no problems. Want an office number in the US and a Paris, France number? No problem! You can have them both on the same account.

So what’s the point? Well we want to make sure that our users are aware of the options available to them from the get go. No need to spend hours figuring out if there’s a catch or whether one of our services would be better for you. Below you will find healthy advice for the inquisitive individual or business user. By the end of this article you will know exactly which incoming service to use to both save and maximize your freedom with Callcentric. We will present the incoming services offered by Callcentric along with information on the best use scenarios and pricing. Each product will have a recommended audience with the services ordered in terms of initial cost.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Please understand that our incoming services provide you with a number for receiving calls. The ability to place calls and to dial 911 is provided separately. For US and Canadian users, if you do not need 911 when purchasing a number, since you may already have it through your mobile phone for example, then you may state so when opening your account.

OK SO LET’S BEGIN!

FREE PHONE NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

Free ($0.00 setup fee, $0.00/min, $0.00/month)

Description

As Callcentric is a CLEC in New York state we have decided to celebrate by offering free numbers for users to test the services at no cost. These are fully functional numbers with no setup, per minute or monthly fee. In case you miseed it: These numbers are FREE to use and keep on your account.

Availability

Currently New York State ONLY, while quantities last

Restrictions

Must receive at least 1 minute of incoming calls from the PSTN within 90 days; otherwise Free NY Number number will be removed from account.Verification required for more than two numbers per account.

Can Port To?

No you cannot port your number to this service

Channels

3 Included. Verification required for more

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/free_phone_number for more information.

INUM NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

Free ($0.00 setup fee, $0.00/min, $0.00/month)

Description

iNum numbers are provided by iNum.com. These numbers can be reached internationally and can be reached from many networks, with more being added constantly.

Availability

Anywhere

Restrictions

None

Can Port To?

No you cannot port your number to this service

Channels

Min = 2, Max = 2

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/features/inum_numbers for more information.

PAY PER MINUTE NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

$3.95 setup fee, $1.95 monthly fee and $0.015/minute for all calls received

Description

This service is perfect for the user who wants to manage the monthly usage. Users can save if they receive very little calls or simply want to park their numbers with us for a short time. This service is also perfect for those with highly variable incoming calling usage in the long run.

Availability

US and Canada

Restrictions

None

Can Port To?

Yes you can port your number to this service. Porting normally takes on average 25 business days.

Channels

Min = 3, Max = Unlimited, Setup Fee = $1.00, Monthly Fee = $1.00

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/pay_per_minute for more information.

DIRT CHEAP NUMBER

For

Home

Pricing

$0.00 setup fee, $2.95 monthly fee and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Description

Sometimes we order too many numbers, or simply feel like being nice. When these times happen we offer certain numbers and locations under our Dirt Cheap service. For the student, parent or home user this is a cost effective deal. For $2.95 you receive unlimited incoming calls.

Availability

US and Canada based on overstock availability

Restrictions

Limited availability. Channels cannot be increased

Can Port To?

No you cannot port your number to this service

Channels

Min = 2, Max = 2

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/phone_number_sale for more information.

TOLL FREE AND TOLL FREE VANITY NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

$3.95 setup fee, $3.95 monthly fee and variable per minute rate for all calls received based on location:US = $0.029
AK + HI = $0.069
Canada = $0.099
US Terr. = $0.06
$25.00 for vanity numbers

Description

Need a toll free number? Need a vanity number? No problem. Purchase a new toll free number, vanity number OR port your current toll free number to Callcentric. With toll free numbers from Callcentric you can enjoy stable and clear calling for your home, office or organization.

Availability

US and Canada

Restrictions

None

Can Port To?

Yes you can port your current toll free number to this service. Porting normally takes between 3 – 4 business days.

Channels

Min = 3, Max = Unlimited, Setup Fee = $1.00, Monthly Fee = $1.00

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/toll_free_numbers for more information.

PERSONAL UNLIMITED NUMBER

For

Home

Pricing

$5.95 setup fee, $5.95 monthly fee and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Description

This is our primary service for receiving calls at home. Pay $5.95/month and receive an unlimited number of calls. Daughter college bound? Get her a Personal Unlimited number. Got a parent at home? Get them a Personal Unlimited number. With coverage across the US and Canada you shouldn’t have a problem getting a number for your location!

Availability

US and Canada

Restrictions

For home use

Can Port To?

Yes you can port your number to this service. Porting normally takes on average 25 business days.

Channels

Min = 2, Max = 2

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/personal_unlimited for more information.

OFFICE UNLIMITED NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

$8.95 setup fee, $8.95 monthly fee and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Description

Businesses need to receive calls. We know this! With Office Unlimited numbers you can receive unlimited calls on a monthly basis. Not only that you can receive 3 calls at once from the get go. And there’s more! You can add extra channels to your Office Unlimited number for even more simultaneous unlimited incoming calls.

Availability

US and Canada

Restrictions

Not for call centers

Can Port To?

You may be able to port your number to this service. Porting normally takes on average 25 business days.

Channels

Min = 3, Max = Unlimited, Setup Fee = $8.95, Monthly Fee = $8.95

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/office_unlimited for more information.

INTERNATIONAL UNLIMITED NUMBER

For

Home or Business

Pricing

Setup fee varies by country, Monthly fee varies by country and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Description

There’s so much flexibility with the Callcentric service that we thought about restricting it. Or not. Why limit yourself to just the US and Canada. Get a number for your home country or any country we provide and enjoy unlimited incoming calls. International Unlimited numbers are priced for convenience and allow you to stay in touch or even start new connections.

Availability

40+ Countries

Restrictions

Some countries will require proof of address.

Can Port To?

No you cannot port your number to this service

Channels

Min = 2, Max = Unlimited, Setup Fee = $39.95, Monthly Fee = $24.95

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/international_phone_number for more information.

SERVICE PROVIDER UNLIMITED NUMBER

For

Business

Pricing

$19.95 setup fee, $19.95 monthly fee and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Description

Call centers are big business. With high volumes and, understandably high bills, an unlimited incoming call option can allow you to reduce calling costs while increasing stability and productivity with stable high quality voice calling. Purchase a Service Provider Unlimited for your high volume location now and be satisfied immediately!

Availability

US and Canada

Restrictions

None

Can Port To?

You may be able to port your number to this service. Porting normally takes on average 25 business days.

Channels

Min = 1, Max = Unlimited, Setup Fee = $19.95, Monthly Fee = $19.95

More info

Visit http://www.callcentric.com/dids/service_provider_unlimited for more information.

So where do you go from here?

The answer is simple: It’s up to you. Choose the service combinations which works best for you. Here are some popular combinations for incoming and outgoing services to simplify your search for the right deal:

Incoming

Outgoing

Price/month

The Free Caller

Free Phone Number

$0.00/month and $0.00/min for a number to receive calls from anyone!

IP Freedom

$0.00/month and $0.00/min for calls within Callcentric and to other SIP Users

$0.00
Allows receiving calls from other SIP users and from the PSTN. You will only be able to place calls to other Callcentric users and other SIP networks.

 

By The Minute

Pay Per Minute Number

$1.95/month plus $0.0150 min for all calls received

Pay Per CallOnly pay for the calls you make according to our per minute rates $1.95plus per minute usage
For the discerning user who wants to pay for exactly what they use. Home or business, doesn’t matter.

 

The Traveler

International Unlimited Number

Setup fee varies by country, Monthly fee varies by country and $0.00/minute for all calls received

Any outgoing service you want
Or none. It’s your choice
Price varies by country for incoming, plus your outgoing service choice
Unlimited incoming calls on a number in the country of your choice. Receive these calls on your mobile SIP client, forward them to your cell phone, send them to voicemail. Location is not an obstacle.

 

Business Minded

Office Unlimited Number

$8.95/month with no per minute fees for incoming calls

North America 1000

$12.95 for 1000 minutes, then only pay for the extra calls you make according to our per minute rates

 $21.90for unlimited incoming and 1000 outgoing minutes
Pay one flat rate for incoming calls and purchase 1000 minutes for even more savings. For the small and medium sized business this is an excellent option.

 

The Talks  A Lot

Personal Unlimited Number$5.95/month with no per minute fees for incoming calls North America Residential

$19.95/month

for unlimited outgoing calls

$25.90for unlimited incoming and outgoing calling.
 Talk a lot? Have a hard time putting the phone down? Well this may help you. Save money that is. Unlimited incoming and outgoing calling with no surprises.

 

And this is just scraping the ice. You can mix and match incoming services under a single account with liberty. Make it simple or make it complicated, with DID forwarding or Call Treatments…it’s up to you.

Of course if you have questions and are concerned about anything you can contact us at anytime through your account or on www.callcentric.com.