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AxVoice Review by WhichVoIP

AxVoice were originally founded in 2005 and provide internet phone service for home users and small businesses. This service requires that you have an existing high speed internet connection (e.g. DSL, cable modem etc.). AxVoice provide different plan options to meet different user needs, such as pay as you go plans, low minute usage plans, unlimited domestic and international plans.

The Good

Axvoice provide a good selection of affordable plan options so most home phone service users should find a plan to meet their needs. This includes a no monthly fee outgoing calls only plan, a low cost pay as you go plan, a limited minutes plan for USA/Canada calling, an unlimited calling plan (their flagship service and best value plan), and a couple of international calling plans (one that covers around 45 countries and one that covers over 60 countries).

The Axvoice plans boast a good selection of features (30+) included free plus some optional features at additional low monthly fees (toll free numbers and virtual numbers). Many of these are standard now with most service providers, such as caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, enhanced voicemail and E911 support. Some stand-outs include support for various Codecs (great for users who have lower Internet speeds), Simultaneous Ring, Music on Hold, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) support, and Voicemail audio files sent to email.

Other factors considered to be good for the user are a 15 day money back guarantee, free hardware and activation, the ability to transfer your existing number (also known as number porting), low international calling rates (starting at 1.5c per minute) and a Mobile App for smartphones (iPhone and Android both supported).

The Bad

The 15 day money back guarantee has some limitations that should be understood. It does not include the shipping and handling fees, it is 15 days from the activation of the account, and you must not exceed 200 minutes of usage during those 15 days. You must return ALL the equipment provided by them in the original packaging within 10 days of cancellation (includes cables, manuals etc) and you are responsible for paying the return shipping.

A $19.99 shipping and handling fee is charged when you order the service. This is higher than many other providers charge (many in the range of $10 to $15), although a small amount in the grand scheme of the savings you will enjoy.

Like most (if not all) service providers the "unlimited" plans include a reasonable usage policy, which for Axvoice is 3,000 minutes. This is to protect them against extreme users. If you exceed this limit you will be charged at a rate of 1.5c/min.

The knowledge base in their support section of their website is decent but there is no phone support. Also, customer support hours are 7am to 8pm EST. You can submit a ticket online at any time though.

If you don't like the idea of paying annually then the monthly rate is quite a bit higher if you are considering the unlimited calling plan. See below for the bottom line.

The Bottom Line

  • Unlimited USA/CAN Calling Plan: This is their most popular plan. Through WhichVoIP this plan is ONLY $75 for the 1st year of service (or $6.25/mo equivalent) which is an amazing deal. Otherwise it is $99/year (or $8.25/mo equivalent). As mentioned above, this plan has a monthly payment option which is $14.99/mo if you dont want to pay annually.
  • USA/CAN 200 Minutes Plan: The 200 minute plan is $5.99/mo (yearly promotion) or $9.99/mo if you want to pay month to month.
  • Pay As You Go Plan: The Pay as You Go plan is $4.99/mo. This plan includes incoming minutes but outgoing calls are charged at 1.5c/minute. They also have an Outgoing Only plan which is $0/mo and 1.5c/minute for outgoing calling. This is a great plan to replace calling cards.
  • International Calling Plans: Plans start at $199/year (equivalent to $16.58/mo) for the standard Residential International plan, or $24.99/mo on a month to month plan. This plan includes over 45 countries. If the country you are interested in is not on this list then their Plus plan includes over 60 countries at a rate of $29.99/mo.

Overall Thoughts

If you are considering an USA/Canada unlimited calling plan for your home then we would recommend taking a look at the Axvoice annual payment option. This is a very competitive option with a great feature set. Their International plans are also cost competitive with the likes of Vonage.

We recommend you have a read through the Axvoice reviews submitted by users of our site. Click on the tab at the top of this page to view them.


Axvoice Overview

AxVoice are a newer provider to WhichVoIP, being added in 2012. Since then we have received generally very positive reviews from users of the AxVoice internet home phone service. Overall they have a very good average rating and a high recommended rate. Complete our simple review form to add your ratings and comments based on your own experience using the links on this page.

...The staff at Axvoice has been delightful. The transition and installation was simple, and only took minutes to setup....

All User Reviews (Page 1 of 7)

Total Number 67 5 Stars 37
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Average Rating 3.9 2 Stars 6
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Dropped calls, missed voice mails

Overall rating (1.8)

#67 : NOV 29th, 2019 :

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There are several providers that offer similar IP phone services in approx $10/month price range. I tried AXvoice and my experience was not good. First of all if you talk for more than several minutes your call almost always would be dropped so you'll need to redial. Second - if the caller tries to leave you a voice mail and that message is too short (less than 15-20 seconds) the system won't record it and you'll miss the message. Third - all international calls are NOT free (my new provider offers free ground number international calls to more than 50 countries). And one last note: when I switched to a new provider and my service with AXvoice was disconnected they still charged my card extra $17+. When I asked (via email) about the reason the answer was that I had to ask them literally to close my account in order to stop being charged every month $17+. No further comments. Good luck.

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The best decision I have made for my business!

Overall rating (4.6)

#66 : NOV 7th, 2019 :

Recommended: Yes

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I run a small business, and I just started dealing with international clients too. Initially, I used the landline for international calls, but the bills were breaking my bank, So, I opted for AxVoice VoIP service, and I am so glad that I did. The call quality is excellent, and I never miss a call, and there are so many features. Highly recommended!

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Cheap Service!

Overall rating (1.2)

#65 : OCT 22nd, 2019 :

Recommended: No

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Used this service to work from home and so I receive calls constantly. At first things worked well but after about a month, I noticed degradation of voice quality. I have another VoIP service as a backup on the same Internet router which was fine. Since customer service is through email only, I notified them of this and got a response that I was to reboot the adapter - this was of no help since this is the first thing I did. OK, I thought maybe it was a network anomaly until a few days later in which the issues returned along with a new more important issue: the company voice bridge I use for work could not reach my number. A quick email to support resulted in no response. Unfortunately looks like Axvoice is being too cost contentious at the expense of their service. I have since dropped this VoIP provider with a more competitive company offering much better customer support.

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Good Service

Overall rating (4.4)

#64 : OCT 21st, 2019 :

Recommended: Yes

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Unlimited calls at such a reasonable price were something I wasn't sure about. Before buying, I had doubts that there must be some hidden charges, or there must be some issues with the call quality. But here I am writing this review after using it for more than six months, the service is amazing. About the call quality, the service offers much more than I expected. Amazing set of features for residential users. No complaints so far. Good Job.

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Excellent Call Quality

Overall rating (4.6)

#63 : SEP 19th, 2019 :

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Since I moved away from another country to study here, I have to make a lot of long-distance calls to my mom. Usually, the call quality is terrible when you are making calls out of the country, but not with AxVoice. I have been using the service for over 6 months now and no bumps so far. Excellent service!

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Amazing Call Clarity

Overall rating (4.6)

#62 : JUL 15th, 2019 :

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This service is a dream come true! I have used a number of VoIP services and eventually the call quality and clarity gets worse. Not with AxVoice. It has been 6 months I have been using this service and so far, everything is smooth!

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Great Features

Overall rating (4.6)

#61 : JUN 26th, 2019 :

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As my business grew I needed an affordable option for long-distance calls. AxVoice solved my problem as it is really cheap and the variety of features is pretty great too! Recommended!

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Deceptive Pricing and Poor Customer Service

Overall rating (1.4)

#60 : JUN 25th, 2019 :

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I've used VOIP for many years as a low-usage "landline." In an effort to save money, I mistakenly chose AxVoice early last month with its $5.95 monthly cost. Issues: It doesn't declare back-end fees which are significant, or any footnote. It adds a virtual number without permission or order. It immediately bills for shipping the adapter and monthly fees, and invoices monthly fees again at month end. It offers only a 15-day satisfaction refund, but you won't discover the actual service or pricing until 30 days into the service. Customer service is atrocious. When you discover the issues, and quit, they charge $39.95 ransom to return the adapter, and then demand that you beg for your refund after they receive and inspect the adapter. Extremely anti-customer pricing and policies.

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Unlimited International Calling Plan is Great

Overall rating (4.6)

#59 : MAY 22nd, 2019 :

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AxVoice has turned out to be the best VoIP phone services for me because of its affordable international calling. When I got my service, I read that it worked great even with low Internet speeds using low-bandwidth codecs. Our office Internet wasn't always great and that was my reason to switch to Axvoice. I haven't used many other VoIP services but, I had Vonage before this and it was almost 3x more expensive than this.

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Read this and save your money

Overall rating (4.8)

#58 : APR 22nd, 2019 :

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A few months back, I decided to get a VoIP phone because my son had moved to Canada. I started looking up online for different options. All the first-page searches were mainly VoIP review sites. What was common with all these VoIP websites was their super-promising tone which I seriously hate. Axvoice was also listed on some of these sites but didn't seem like a popular VoIP brand. However, it had a pretty impressive website and the lowest subscription prices even for their unlimited plans. My Axvoice plan came with free equipment (I did pay the shipping fee though) which again was another plus point. On the downside, there's no live call or chat support, only ticket support which is certainly not the best way to seek help timely. However, my VoIP phone experience with Axvoice has been more than just satisfactory. It's my 4th month using this VoIP, and I only had to post one ticket and that's also when I couldn't figure out how to change the calling codecs. I think Axvoice is top-notch. Underrated, definitely, but worth every penny of yours.

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Total Number 67 5 Stars 37
Thumbs Up 49 4 Stars 11
Thumbs Down 18 3 Stars 6
Average Rating 3.9 2 Stars 6
More Providers 1 Star 7

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