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ITP, short for Internet Telephone Provider, was founded in New York in 2005. They provide residential and small business VoIP phone service plans at competitive rates and are accommodating to tailoring plans to individual users.
Over 40 features are included free, including toll free number blocking, call forwarding, call recording, and voicemail to email.
Call quality is generally reported as above average to strong, with the best reception found on calls to VoIP lines and landlines.
ITP offers good customer service and maintains an easy to use website that has clear resources for customers, including installation and porting guides. Their customer service and sales teams are based only in the USA.
A phone adapter, which can support two lines, comes as a free lease with plan signup.
Also free with their phone plans is an app for smartphone owners, which allows user to make international calls using a cell phone. Their App is available for both Apple and Android devices. They also have a VoIP App plan add-on for $9.99/month that includes 500 minutes per month and a free phone number.
Plans are available without contract signup and ITP does not charge a disconnect fee when cancelling an account. They also provide two (2) months free on any plan and monthly payments so you don't have to prepay for a full year. This helps make their plans price competitive for the first year of use.
Various additional services are available as plan add-ons for an extra charge per month. These include services such as virtual fax, virtual numbers (domestic and international), fax, global cell, toll free, and a softphone. The fax option is a dedicated fax line for an additional $9.99/mo and includes 250 pages per month plus a free dedicated fax number.
They offer a 30-day money back guarantee which will refund your service fee. This is only offered on the single line plans. Cancellation must be within 30 days of activation and you must use less than 500 minutes between activation and cancellation. Any additional fees (like international calling, directory assistance calls etc) will be charged at the appropriate rates.
When porting your phone number you have a few choices, including making your existing number into a virtual number which then rings your assigned ITP phone number or vice versa. The virtual number feature incurs a cost of $4.99 per month though but is a neat option.
ITP offer paperless billing, which many people prefer over receiving the bill in the mail.
Plans start at a low initial rate, but premium features typically require an additional monthly fee. This can be good and bad as it provides flexibility in building a custom set of services, but some of these features are provided free with other providers.
ITP charges an unspecified activation fee on new plans.
If service is cancelled, expect to be charged through the remainder of the current billing cycle. Also, note that you will be required to send back the phone adaptor if you cancel service so keep your equipment in good condition and keep the box, manuals etc so you can send it back if you do ever cancel.
For the 30-day money back guarantee to be in effect you must use less than 500 minutes. If you exceed this amount you will not be eligible for a refund. Note that you must send any equipment back within the following 30 days of cancellation. If not you may be charged the full amount to replace it.
The two free months special promotion provides the 1st month and 12th month free, which means you have to remain a customer for a full year to benefit from the reduced pricing.
There is a $50 charge for porting a Canadian phone number.
Phone support is unavailable during weekends and holidays, which may be of particular concern to residential customers. It is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am to 6pm EST.
ITP's service may not be compatible with security systems and other non-voice services that can use a telephone line to work. This is typical with VoIP services though.
Overall, ITP offers a fair, competitive service which is generally low cost if the primary plans cover most user needs. Services favor residential and small business usage. If you fit into either of those categories, ITP is a good candidate. Be sure to browse through WhichVoIP's user reviews to see more firsthand opinions.
ITP have been featured on WhichVoIP for many years, with the first review received back in 2005. Overall the user reviews have been positive for ITP, with a very high average rating and high recommended rate. However, more recently there have been some negative reviews. Try out the "average rating graph" button on the right to see rating trends.
I think it's great after being gorged by AT&T for years for phone service.
ITP reviews are listed in chronological order.
#90 : MAR 10th, 2016 : David
The sound quality and features are excellent, and the setup was very straightforward. However, their published pricing and promotional discounts are *very deceptive*. Pay close attention, and ask specific questions about the actual monthly prices before you sign up. In our case, we would have been better off staying with AT&T.
Jacquelin (February 12th 2017) : David, In what way was AT&T better? Because you need business phone, fax, 2 lines? Does pricing change after several months? What questions should we specifically ask? Now a year has passed, what is your opinion now. I appreciate your answers. I am 75, need a VERY cheap home phone (can't move quickly & cell phone is not easy to carry). Thank you, Jackie.
#89 : FEB 26th, 2016 : Paul
Ordered the basic service, which comes with the first and 12th month free. I decided it would be unsuitable and cancelled the order the next day. UPS returned the equipment without delivering it, so I never had the opportunity to use the service - but ITP still charged me $60+ saying their service was activated once I made the order. They even charged me for the first free month. Shabby treatment, intransigent customer service rep's. I felt the whole thing stank of sharp practice.
#88 : FEB 12th, 2016 : Ross
Never had a problem in 3 years - that's all you can ask. I travel and use it in Canada, US and Europe.
#87 : FEB 5th, 2016 : Robert
Cheap, reliable, multi-functional and convenient. But still unable to understand why billing is EVERY THIRTY DAYS without exception?
#86 : FEB 5th, 2016 : Jan
An answer to ANY question is READILY available! Excellent customer service and technical support! Great clarity in all connected calls! Good variety of options available to customers.
#85 : FEB 5th, 2016 : Al
ITP VOIP has been quite dependable. It was easy to set up and use. Sound quality sometimes is not great (choppy), but I attribute this more to my lousy slow and noisy Frontier DSL line.
#84 : OCT 28th, 2015 : Ron
Be VERY careful to read the wording of your contract with ITP. You sign up for a $30 plan and they can, at will, start charging you as a business account. If you make too many back-to-back calls, for whatever reason, even if it's poor sound quality or line conversation bleed-over, their billing program automatically determines you are a business. I got dinged for about $400 over a 2 month period before I noticed these excessive withdrawals from my account and cancelled it.
#83 : APR 12th, 2015 : Nolan
After canceling my account and transferring my phone number in August they waited till January to send me a bill saying had never canceled. They then informed me they would continue to charge me every month until I paid the bill "because you can not cancel unless your bill is up to date". They will rip you off if you try to leave them.
#82 : MAR 26th, 2015 : Michael
Had my first reason to call customer support. Customer service representative took all my information (I thought she was a tech, she wasn't)and told me support would be calling me back shortly. Well, apparently two days is shortly to this company. Also, the tech was rude and confrontational. Time to get a more reliable, and professional company.
#81 : FEB 1st, 2015 : Joaquin
Unlimited calling does not mean unlimited amounts of minutes. This company charged me for excess minutes. Their analogy is that I was acting in a business pattern. I asked them to revise my pattern to realize that calls made were to the same number and not a business pattern. It was a waste of my time trying to convince them.
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