Compare RingCentral Phone and Windstream - May 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / May 21, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - RingCentral Phone or Windstream?

Windstream is more expensive to implement (TCO) than RingCentral Phone, and RingCentral Phone is rated higher (93/100) than Windstream (84/100). RingCentral Phone offers users more features (15) than Windstream (0). There is a clear winner in this case and it is RingCentral Phone!

Looking for the right VoIP solution for your business? Buyers are primarily concerned about the real total cost of implementation (TCO), the full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, and the pros and cons. In this article we compare between the two software products:

RingCentral Vs. Windstream

RingCentral: RingCentral provides cloud computing based phone systems, designed to help small businesses manage mobile, fax, and email communications.

Windstream: Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. We also offer broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.

Who is more expensive? RingCentral Phone or Windstream?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of VoIP software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance and support and other related services. When calculating the TCO, it's important to add all of these ”hidden costs” as well. We prepared a TCO (Total Cost) calculator for RingCentral Phone and Windstream.

RingCentral Phone price starts at $19.99 per user/month , On a scale between 1 to 10 RingCentral Phone is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of VoIP software. Windstream price starts at $39.99 per month , When comparing Windstream to its competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average VoIP software cost.

Bottom line: RingCentral Phone cost is around the same cost of Windstream.

Which software includes more/better features?

We've compared RingCentral Phone Vs. Windstream based on some of the most important and required VoIP features.

RingCentral Phone: this software is considered "feature-rich" with more than 10 important features, here is a partial list: 3-Way Calling, Call Blocking, Call Forwarding, Call Hunt, Call Return (*69), Call Transfer, Call Waiting, Caller ID.

Windstream: We are still working to collect the list of features for Windstream.

Target customer size

RingCentral Professional is specifically designed to help individuals who are always on-the-go. and Windstream's target customer size include: SMBs.

RingCentral Phone

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $19.99 per user/month

RingCentral Professional is a cloud-based phone & call management system designed to serve businesses on the go. The platform helps the users to get directory listings, local business phone numbers that are tol...

Categories: Internet Fax, VoIP, Conference Calling, Auto Attendant.

Windstream

ITQlick rating
(3.7/5)

starts at $39.99 per month

Windstream software is a cloud-based business communication system that offers phone service, the broadband Internet as well as Digital TV packages for businesses of various sizes.

Categories: Communications, Video Conferencing, VoIP.

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RingCentral Phone: 15 Features

3-Way Calling
Call Blocking
Call Forwarding
Call Hunt
Call Return (*69)
Call Transfer
Call Waiting
Caller ID
Caller ID with Name
Repeat Dialing
Simultaneous Rings
Speed-Dial
Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Windstream: 0 Features

We are working to collect the information
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Shlomi Lavi is an entrepreneur and founder of ITQlick.com. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Systems Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 17 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant and implementation expert for small, medium and large-sized (global) companies. Shlomi’s goal is to share the best knowledge and news about information systems so you can make smarter buying decisions for your business.