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Canada VoIP Providers for Home and Business

If you have spent some time searching for Canada VoIP Providers for your home or business phone service needs, then you have probably realized that many service providers have pretty vague information on their service availability in Canada. Sure, there are a few big names like Rogers and Shaw who provide a digital phone service that utilizes VoIP technology but like many major telecommunication companies they tend to be much more expensive and difficult to deal with once you have signed up for service. There are a lot of options out there at different price points. To help, WhichVoIP has performed the research for you and created comparison tables below of who we consider to be solid service providers offering low cost and quality service in the Canadian VoIP market. Select which type of service you are interested in to jump to the relevant section:

VoIP for Canadian Businesses

  • Canadian businesses can reduce phone bills by up to 80%.
  • VoIP provides large business calling features at low cost.
  • Easy to switch over, set-up, manage and maintain.
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VoIP for Canadian Residents

  • Same technology that Rogers and Shaw use but lower cost.
  • Many plans include unlimited calling in USA and Canada.
  • Feature rich service, some with over 30 features included.
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Canada VoIP Providers for Business

Canadian businesses are switching over to VoIP and reducing their phone bills by up to 80%, as well as enjoying a vast array of features included for free. If your business has a high speed Internet connection of some sort then your business is ready to start enjoying these benefits also. Follow these 3 steps to making the switch to VoIP for your business:

  1. Utilize resource links on this page to learn more about VoIP, read user reviews, and compare provider ratings and plan features.
  2. Get FREE pricing quotes from multiple providers for comparison with the simple form opposite. This can save you time and money!
  3. Use the comparison table below to research popular providers that we recommend and that serve Canadian businesses.
Business Providers Comparison Table Ads (Canada)
Provider $/month Provider Highlights FREE Setup Minutes * User Reviews Details
  • Trusted by 300,000+ businesses
  • Unlimited calls, fax & SMS
  • Free setup & activation
  • Risk free - 30-days free trial!
YES Unlimited (4.3)
139 Reviews
  • No contracts or setup fees.
  • Reliable with business boosting features.
  • Lowest International rates.
YES Unlimited (4.3)
102 Reviews
  • Unlimited incoming/outgoing calls.
  • Fax2email & Toll Free.
  • International virtual numbers.
YES Unlimited (4.7)
27 Reviews

* Look at the providers T&Cs regarding Unlimited minute plans. Often there is an upper limit that is deemed to be reasonable use.

Canadian Business VoIP Market

WhichVoIP has partnerships with many VoIP phone service providers that service the Canadian business market. Our comparison table above provides information on some of the more popular service providers that we recommend. If you prefer to save time and get FREE pricing quotes from providers directly then complete the simple form opposite to get started. This often produces the lowest prices also as the providers know they are competing for your business. The form takes less than 1 minute to complete and can save you hours in searching multiple websites to get pricing information and quotes.

If you have questions or comments you can access the visitor questions and answers section at the end of this page.

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VoIP for Canadian Residents

Follow our 3 simple steps to selecting a service provider for your home phone service:

  1. If you are interested in VoIP technology you can learn how VoIP works with our simple guide.
  2. Use the table below to compare popular providers and the resource links opposite to access more providers and selection tools.
  3. Sign up for VoIP service, receive your adapter, plug your phone in and start saving up to $500 per year on phone bills!
Residential Providers Comparison Table Ads (Canada)
Provider $/month Provider Highlights FREE Setup Minutes * User Reviews Details
  • Free 2nd line & 60 Int'l min/mo.
  • No setup fees, free activation.
  • Feature rich, no contract.
YES Unlimited (4.3)
234 Reviews
500 mins
  • No setup fees.
  • Free equipment.
  • No prepay or contracts.
YES 500 mins or Unlimited option (4.5)
79 Reviews
per min
  • Simple pay per call option.
  • No setup or activation fees.
  • No long term contract.
  • Plans start at $0 between members.
YES Pay per call or Unlimited (4.5)
39 Reviews

* Look at the providers T&Cs regarding Unlimited minute plans. Often there is an upper limit that is deemed to be reasonable use.

I Dont See Vonage Above, Are There More Providers to Choose From?

There are indeed a few more VoIP providers in the Canadian market place than we have listed in the table above. The providers in the comparison table above are some popular and low cost choices. Some of these providers also have a long service history in the United States and are considered well established. This is an important consideration with so many new providers entering the market each year. They also have a good selection of user submitted reviews with a good overall rating. Other well-known providers that service the Canadian home phone market include Vonage, MagicJack and Ooma.

Canadian VoIP Market Growth

The residential Canada VoIP market has been slower to take off when compared to the US market. This is changing rapidly however as more and more Canadians are now enjoying the amazing cost savings and the vast features available with VoIP phone service. This is fuelling the growth of the Canadian VoIP market as more providers start to offer their services to consumers and businesses. This in turn helps create healthy competition and maintains low pricing for the consumer. Although there are still not currently as many options available as there are in the United States, there are still some great choices and deals available today.

Have questions or comments about anything related to Canada VoIP service? Access the visitor questions and answers section below.


Author: Mike Bragg

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WhichVoIP Visitor Comments

#41 : Posted by Denny on April 2nd, 2014:

My main interest is in obtaining a 1-800 toll-free number for my business here in Canada. Can you give me some details? Costs? Exactly how do I set up this service? Will I need any special hardware to set up this service?

-> Response: The answer to this really depends if you are looking for a very basic 1-800 forwarding type service (e.g. just forward all calls to a cell phone) or something with additional features such as an auto attendant and multiple extensions. This article on turning any phone into a business phone should help highlight some options. Also our article on Toll Free numbers.


#40 : Posted by Christine on March 4th, 2014:

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to access my messages from outside the office but cant figure it out. We do not have an access code that we are aware of.

-> Response: It often depends on the provider you signed up with. Many providers let you do this by ringing your own telephone number and then press the star key when you hear your greeting. You normally need a pin code at this point though, as a password.


#39 : Posted by Bryan Freeman on February 12th, 2014:

Phone numbers in Nova Scotia are restricted to Sydney and Halifax areas. The rest of the province is not covered. Is this because of the CRTC restrictions or do the main players have restrictions that cannot be overcome? Anyone know?

-> Response: We see this issue in rural Canada more than anywhere else. I believe it is due to restrictions with the local landline providers in some rate centers. They are not obligated to release or port numbers in those areas. It does tend to be rare though. Callcentric has a portability tool that may be worth trying.



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