Business VoIP Providers Comparison: OnSIP Versus Nextiva - Pricing, Features, Phones

Written by Joe De Bari, Lead of Marketing Communications at OnSIP. The following content was last updated on September 4th, 2018. Any new information since that date may not be included in this article.

OnSIP and Nextiva are two leading cloud-based phone system providers that cater to small and medium sized businesses. Each provider owns and operates its own platform. While both providers are recognized as leaders in the VoIP industry, with both companies offering quality service for over a decade, each platform ultimately offers distinct advantages depending on what you are looking for.

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Topics: About VoIP, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, hosted PBX, voipcomparison

OnSIP Tips: Checking Your Voicemail Remotely

Checking your voicemail messages can be a hassle. You have to dial into a voicemail manager, enter in your voice mailbox and PIN numbers, and navigate menu prompts. And if you need to listen to the message again in order to write down a name or phone number, make sure that you press the menu prompt that replays it, not the one that deletes it!

Thankfully, there are other effortless ways to review voicemail messages, especially when you’re away from the office. Try using one of these below methods: not only will they make listening to voicemails easier, but they'll also let you retrieve and respond to messages much faster than before.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management

5 Guidelines for SMB VoIP Implementation

Great, you’ve decided to set up a cloud VoIP system for your business! Soon, you and your employees will benefit from features such as: softphone apps on your smartphones, video calling/conferencing using only a browser window or computer desktop app, and click-to-call abilities so you can reach colleagues, customers, and sales prospects with just a click.

Preparing a research and deployment plan before you begin your cloud VoIP search will help to ease the process along and ensure that you make the best possible decision for your business. Here are a few guidelines to make your company’s VoIP deployment a success:

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Topics: Office Management, Business Technology

SIP Video Calling: Ten Years Later

Ten years ago today, our telegenic CEO & Co-Founder, Mike Oeth, blogged about OnSIP's support for video calling. Then as now, any OnSIP customer with a video-capable VoIP phone could make video calls as easily as voice-only ones. Since then, this has become more accessible through better bandwidth and codecs, but most importantly, the increase in video-capable endpoints.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management, SMB Leadership

Cloud VoIP Features for the Mobile Small Business

Perhaps you have a mobile sales team who gathers for a morning meeting and then scatters to meet with clients for the rest of the day. Or maybe your startup has a few employees who handle multiple responsibilities and are always on the move!

Whatever the reason, yours is a mobile small business. You need technology that can meet the needs of your agile and hard-working staff.

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Topics: Business Technology, Office Management

Odoo App Suite Integrates with OnSIP Business Phone Service

Question: What do you get when you cross an open-source, cloud-based suite of business applications with the open API of a cloud-based business phone service?

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Topics: Business Technology, SMB Leadership

Postgame Recap: Chorus Communications' Who's Who in Technology 2018

On May 2, a few members of the OnSIP team traveled to Philadelphia to attend Chorus Communications' 11th Annual Who’s Who In Technology! The event, held at Citizens Bank Park (the home of the Philadelphia Phillies), brought together many Chorus Partners and Suppliers for another memorable shindig of presentations, keynote speakers, networking, and other unique activities.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, Reseller, VoIP Reseller

Great Moments in Video Conferencing: Healthcare Visitation

Olivia De Santos, visiting nurse with South Atlantic Health System, now has seven stops to make on her route through Boca Raton's Century Village on Thursdays. She's got vitals to take from seven 80-and 90-something seniors in three buildings, as shown on the map of the health system's dispatch and data collection app, running on her Surface Pro tablet.

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Topics: Business Technology, SMB Leadership

Click-to-Call in All Its Forms

Click-to-call: it ain’t your grandmother’s technology anymore!

When it was first introduced, click-to-call turned phone numbers on web pages into clickable links. If a website visitor clicked on one of those links, a simple voice call was set up between the visitor and the business. Now, the feature enables users to initiate voice calls, video calls, and even group video conference calls. It also works on websites, in emails, and in chat clients (like Slack). And, click-to-call calls can be made on desk phones, smartphones, and even using only a web browser.

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Topics: About VoIP, SMB Leadership, Business Technology

Great Moments in Video Conferencing: Real Estate Meetings & Tours

Paula Ravin, real estate agent, starts her Tuesday workday by clicking on a link she's populated into every 8:30 am Tuesday slot on her Google calendar: it's the weekly update she attends virtually with four colleagues at Winston-Kemmerman Realty. She can see them all, with their company-logoed coffee mugs, reporting from the office on Broad Street or from their home offices.

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Topics: Business Technology, SMB Leadership, Office Management