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Panterra Networks is an information technology company that offers cloud based unified communications services that include business voice, contact center and file sharing solutions.
PanTerra follows a format used by many other companies in the VoIP market. The company offers a wide variety of communication services, all of which are cloud based. They also provide a few other value add-ons for certain deployments. Service packages are very adaptable and can be tailored to fit almost any kind of business.
The core product is the hosted PBX solution called CloudUC. Like most systems, it gives users the ability to access all the most popular features of a modern communication system. The system can utilize most any SIP phone, allows for configuration of follow me features to aid mobile users, boasts unlimited auto attendants and many other features.
One of the higher class services offered by the company is a full solution contact center utilizing the CloudUC platform. This is ideal for businesses with a high number of incoming calls requiring immediate, effective engagement. Routing is simplified for contact center agents as features like 'Push Customer to Agent' are available to instantly transfer a call in the user interface. Another great feature is an automatic call back solution when customers call at peak times and do not want to wait on hold.
The company offers a unique, browser-based softphone that works with communication services. The design is such that it allows users to quickly move callers in call queues to other locations, pull calls at will, drag and drop to create conferences, plus many other features. It also operates with the messaging feature that allows others to message each other and further control presence information which is useful when a user does not want to be distracted.
Another neat feature called SmartBox is used primarily for file sharing. This is an enterprise sharing solution but it also includes some Unified Communications services as well. Administrators and certain users can create a tree of directories with extensive control on access.
Support is based in the USA and offered 24/7/365 via email, phone or live chat.
One problem for anyone seeking cut and dry pricing is that almost nothing has a price tag attached. The only service with a specific price is SmartBox which is advertised at $15 a month. However, it is important to keep in mind this is because the company tailors a solution to the needs of the individual company, meaning price points can vary substantially. Simply put, you need to have a conversation with a sales representative before a price is determined.
Some of the language for the SentraCloud service may be a little confusing. The language seems to imply it is a fully hosted solution to solve issues for a variety of computing needs at first glance. In actuality, it is a fully managed version of the CloudUC PBX. PanTerra does not offer a full spectrum of cloud services; they only offer hosted services for communication.
A company seeking a hosted cloud communications solution has many options at their disposal. PanTerra offers virtually every communication solution on the market. A company can effectively have a custom-built cloud solution for just about any given scenario.
For those seeking a cut-and-dry service, this may not be the answer. In many cases, the only thing a decision maker wishes to see is a service option alongside a specific price point. You will not find this on the PanTerra Networks website.
Instead, more specific solutions are possible. Many times, certain providers will offer the whole gamut of VoIP solutions in a package deal and while most companies fitting this description are somewhat versatile on pricing, not all are as accomodating. Here, you can find a very customizable combination of communication tools for your business at competitive rates.
PanTerra Networks reviews are listed in chronological order.
#12 : Nigel : NOV 30th, 2016
Panterra has been an excellent choice of VoIP for us. We got a cold call and went with it. The free setup option really prompted us to try them out. The only issue we have had with Panterra was with the billing department but that also got resolved. Quality wise they are perfect. The product is what really matters. I particularly like the call forwarding feature. It is easy to reach out to them in case of any help/problem. They are generally very organized apart from the billing issue we've had. One of the other con's is that sometimes you have to wait a bit to speak with a support member, sometimes it's around 15 minutes. Overall, a very good service, very reliable and I'd give it 4.5/5 stars.
#11 : Wil : NOV 17th, 2016
I am a huge fan of Panterra. I am a partner in a health care based in Calabasas, California. I have tried using Vonage but I didn't really like their services. I found Panterra through Google and filled out their contact form, within a couple of hours I got a call from their sales rep. They quickly installed the services. That was in 2012 and since then, I have been using Panterra's Smartbox without an issue. I will be honest and say that sometimes, small features such as call forwarding don't work but they are almost always immediately fixed. I don't want the burden of responsibility on my shoulders, even though I'd recommend the tool, I'd say visit their website to make an informed decision.
#10 : Solomon : NOV 7th, 2016
We were using a service called Maxi before. It was not very pleasant. Being a software engineer/IT manager at a financial services company, I was tasked with finding a new business communication software. I didn't want an extravagant product, just something solid that works. And Panterra's Business Voice (Smartbox) works. We do a lot of video calling and rarely there has been a problem. Pros: I like their mobile App very much. It is neat, clean and very easy to use. I maybe biased because I am a developer myself so I may look at it programming-wise, a standard user may or may not like it as much as I do. Cons: Panterra is an accomplished company, being in business for about 1.5 decades I believe, therefore their pricing is slightly on the higher side. We have been pushing for a discount and next year onwards, hopefully we'll have it.
#9 : Ron : OCT 19th, 2016
We are a construction company with more than 60 years in business. We didn't adopt technology until very recently and our 250 employees consist of a lot of old-timers. I joined this company as a web designer/network administrator 4 years ago. The owners of the company had just recently installed Panterra and from an old style of business, we were entering into the digital world. Their service was entirely browser based so I had no difficulty in learning and teaching our "non-techy" people. I personally recommend this product to everyone. I am not saying it is not without issues, but it is a great product and one of the better VoIP service providers that I have come across in 12 years of experience.
#8 : Nuur : OCT 18th, 2016
We are a small web design company that runs an online store along with standard services. We are in constant need of communication. We have been using Panterra's SmartBox since 2013 and it has been great. We have a lot of employees, some of them are part-time others are project based. This increases the need for a communication platform. We have two offices at different locations in New Jersey. This is an excellent service. We were approached by Panterra's sales team and somehow they convinced us to switch to their product (we were using a different vendor before). Since then they have provided excellent services with barely any issues. We have had some disagreements over pricing. They said they will give us a 20% discount but only gave us 10%, that's where I'd fault them.
#7 : Sarah : AUG 23rd, 2016
We are an insurance company with a busy business. We are extremely satisfied with Panterra Networks. We are in association with them for 2 years now and hopefully will be for many more years to come. Their voice quality is great, special features work perfectly, support and installation teams are quick - overall they have proved to be an indispensable service for us. Our company has used a different VOIP service in the past and it pales in comparison with Panterra. Their services are purely web based and the only criticism is the layout and design, which I have been told will be getting a facelift shortly; it is alright but not great.
#6 : James : AUG 22nd, 2016
I have been using Panterra for more than a year now. This is a great service and I would recommend it to my fellow business-men. The best features are the call forwarding and the call blocking. I can forward my calls when I am on vacation and I can block the unwanted calls. Many other services provide these features but this company makes it insanely easy. Their solutions are completely browser based and you don't need to have multiple programs running - this is something that is very impressive to a guy who likes to keep his things in order and at one place. The voice quality is brilliant. Overall the service is seamless. The only hurdle was installing the phone, that did require some time and effort from Customer Service, but it is a forgivable sin. In one year, I have only had to call their support once, which gives you an idea how reliable this service is. Like I said before, I would recommend this service to everyone. This is a great value.
#5 : Martin : AUG 21st, 2016
I found PanTerra by accident. I did a Google search and landed on some VOIP service providers websites and I decided to give Panterra a try. Their website is very well laid out, there is almost every information and tutorials so I had no trouble in knowing what I was getting. Within 24 hours the account was live and within the next hour after my discussion with on-boarding, I had a working system ready to go. The voice clarity is great and so is the customer services. My prime requirements are good communication system and a go-to customer services whenever I need them. PanTerra's VOIP services provide JUST that. The pricing is decent for me (I haven't compared pricing to other services so don't take my word for it, I'd recommend you do your own research). I am self-managing the services, but their website says PanTerra also offers full management and support. There is loads of support documentation available online that makes everyday management of this service very quick and easy.
#4 : Devon : AUG 11th, 2016
Being a mid-sized design studio owner, I was putting up with Skype for Business and other project management software. A friend of mine introduced me to Panterra. I was reluctant to jump in but in the end I can say I made the right decision. Not being a millionaire, my obvious and first concern was pricing. Which is pretty good with this service provider. My average monthly cost is $300.00 and this includes a lot of International calling. The customer service is good, whenever I IM them asking for help, they didn't disappoint. They have features I was not aware I even needed (disclaimer: I do not use many features). Overall using PanTerra's VOIP service has positively affected my business. It sort of compiles everything up and you don't need to be running 10 programs to manage your stuff. Five (5) months in, I am a happy customer and I thought I owed them some recognition; hence this honest review. Hope it was helpful for other users.
#3 : Jeffrey : AUG 1st, 2016
Our last VoIP providers (not appropriate to name then here) were not very satisfactory. We had constant issues. Their mobile app was horrid, the connection would often break down. Even so I had not thought about changing the company until I received a marketing call from PanTerra. And I didn't want to switch until their salesman gave me pricing details and asked me to visit their website and watch the product video. After going through the product details and watching the video, I was convinced that this is the product I want! I have an 11 member team, and we need to IM regularly. The best thing I like about Panterra's Cloud UC is the cloud storage option. I can run my business from anywhere and from any device; mobile or computer (I don't own a tablet but I am sure their services work seamlessly on tablets too). Built in analytics is another rare feature. This service is highly recommended especially if you like single-solutions. Cloud UC offers 6-in-1 services and it easily integrates with software like Outlook and Office. I like it very much because I don't want eight software applications running on my computer at a time. I like to keep everything compiled into one solution and that's where Panterra's software came to my aid.
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