Windstream - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 05, 2021

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The two main competitors of Windstream software include Business VoiceEdge and Grasshopper. Business VoiceEdge software is cloud-based phone system that links SIP trunking to hosted PBX applications, but in comparison, Windstream software is a cloud-based business communication system that offers phone service, Digital TV packages and broadband Internet for businesses of various sizes. Business VoiceEdge is a product of Comcast Business whereas Windstream is a product by Windstream Company.

Business VoiceEdge features are Automated Attendant, PRI Trunking and Direct Inward Dial – DID among others while the features of Windstream are Audio/video conferencing, Call recording, Chat/messaging and more. Grasshopper software is a cloud-based VoIP Software designed to meet the communication needs of self-employed individuals and small businesses while Windstream software is a cloud-based business communication system that serves the needs of businesses of all sizes.

LogMeIn Company built grasshopper whereas Windstream software is a product of Windstream Company. Grasshopper features include Fax support, Conference calling, and International calls but in comparison, the features of Windstream software include video/audio conferencing, messaging, call recording and more.

2021's Top Windstream Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Windstream that are worth checking out: SolarWinds for SMBs, RingCentral Phone for large size business, jive communications for growing companies, and 3CX Phone System for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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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Windstream
ITQlick rating
3.7/5
Score
84/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$35 per month
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
SolarWinds
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$949 per user/year
Functionality
38
Best for Enterprise
RingCentral
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$19.99 per user/month
Functionality
34
Growing
jive
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$19.95 per user/month
Functionality
7
Review
Free version
3CX
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
$75 per license
Functionality
13
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1. SolarWinds - Best for SMBs

SolarWinds is an alternative VoIP software, SolarWinds used on the cloud, Windstream can be used on the cloud. SolarWinds is considered same cost to implement ($949 per user/year) as Windstream, both with a pricing score of 4.2.

SolarWinds is rated 5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SolarWinds offers 38 main features). compare head to head: SolarWinds Vs Windstream

2. RingCentral Phone - Best for Large Business

RingCentral Phone is an alternative VoIP software, RingCentral Phone installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. RingCentral Phone is considered same cost to implement ($19.99 per user/month) as Windstream, both with a pricing score of 4.2.

RingCentral Phone is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (RingCentral offers 34 main features). compare head to head: RingCentral Phone Vs Windstream

3. jive communications - Best for Growing Companies

jive communications is an alternative VoIP software, jive communications installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. jive communications, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

jive communications is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (jive offers 7 main features). compare head to head: jive communications Vs Windstream

4. 3CX Phone System - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

3CX Phone System is an alternative VoIP software, 3CX Phone System installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. 3CX Phone System, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

3CX Phone System is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (3CX offers 13 main features). compare head to head: 3CX Phone System Vs Windstream

5. Nextiva Business VoIP

Nextiva Business VoIP is an alternative VoIP software, Nextiva Business VoIP used on the cloud, Windstream can be used on the cloud. Nextiva Business VoIP, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

Nextiva Business VoIP is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Nextiva offers 27 main features). compare head to head: Nextiva Business VoIP Vs Windstream

6. ShoreTel

ShoreTel is an alternative VoIP software, ShoreTel used on the cloud, Windstream can be used on the cloud. ShoreTel, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

ShoreTel is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShoreTel offers 6 main features). compare head to head: ShoreTel Vs Windstream

7. Business Voice

Business Voice is an alternative VoIP software, Business Voice installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. Business Voice, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

Business Voice is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Business offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Business Voice Vs Windstream

8. eVoice

eVoice is an alternative VoIP software, eVoice installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. eVoice, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

eVoice is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (eVoice offers 17 main features). compare head to head: eVoice Vs Windstream

9. Five9 Cloud Contact Center

Five9 Cloud Contact Center is an alternative VoIP software, Five9 Cloud Contact Center installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. Five9 Cloud Contact Center, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

Five9 Cloud Contact Center is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Five9 offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Five9 Cloud Contact Center Vs Windstream

10. VoIP Phone Systems

VoIP Phone Systems is an alternative VoIP software, VoIP Phone Systems used on the cloud, Windstream can be used on the cloud. VoIP Phone Systems, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

VoIP Phone Systems is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (VoIP offers 6 main features). compare head to head: VoIP Phone Systems Vs Windstream

11. ShoreTel Sky

ShoreTel Sky is an alternative VoIP software, ShoreTel Sky installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. ShoreTel Sky, with a pricing score of 7.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

ShoreTel Sky is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShoreTel offers 24 main features). compare head to head: ShoreTel Sky Vs Windstream

12. Phonebooth

Phonebooth is an alternative VoIP software, Phonebooth installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. Phonebooth, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

Phonebooth is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Phonebooth offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Phonebooth Vs Windstream

13. Vonage Business Solutions

Vonage Business Solutions is an alternative VoIP software, Vonage Business Solutions installed on-premises or used cloud based, Windstream can be used on the cloud. Vonage Business Solutions, with a pricing score of 4 is considered less expensive to implement than Windstream with a score of 4.2.

Vonage Business Solutions is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vonage offers 17 main features). compare head to head: Vonage Business Solutions Vs Windstream

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.