Last update: May 2, 2018

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ClarityTel

2019 VOIP Service Review

Nik Kourpouanidis

7.1/10

overall rating

Editor: Nik Kourpouanidis

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ClarityTel Review Summary

Many businesses are paying a premium for outdated landline phone service. They want to do more with your phone service, but don't quite know how. If this sounds familiar, we recommend you consider a VoIP phone system from ClarityTel.

They have several types of service to select from, and you can pick and choose just the ones you want. They also don't require any contractual commitments. From a small business point of view, we see this as a huge advantage.

Their established, nationwide network and cloud based system helps your small business better compete with big businesses. Their customer support system is well designed and has a reputation of being helpful and accessible. Based on what we've seen, ClarityTel is a solid provider of VoIP and small business communications solutions.

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ClarityTel Highlights

  • Fax Solutions
  • Scalability
  • Nationwide Network
  • Clear Calling
  • Affordability
  • Advanced Solutions
Reliability
5
Features
9
Value
7
Customer Support
7.5
  • Plans from:
  • $19.99/mo.
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User rating:

Confidence:73%


ClarityTel Category Reviews

Overall rating

7.1 /10

Overall Review

In an effort to simplify, diversify and save money, many small businesses are looking to VoIP systems for phone and communications services. Amidst the VoIP phone providers currently on the market, where does ClarityTel fit? From what we can see, they provide good basic services for phone and digital communications, with an impressive number of additional features we find quite useful.

The technology they use enables audio and multimedia data to be sent through the Internet rather than traditional phone lines. Audio information is digitized, packaged, and sent along via broadband Internet. This allows you to take your business phone anywhere Internet is available. From a business standpoint, we see this as a huge advantage.

ClarityTel also provides a Mobile Connect service which allows you to use your mobile device as well. From your cell phone you can make and receive calls using your VoIP service, and have it look as if you're calling from a work line. If you work from home, you can set outgoing calls to have your work Caller ID with one of their included features.


  • SIP Trunks
  • Unlimited Calling
  • Global Network
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Paging and Intercom
  • Free Softphone

  • Price:
  • From $19.99/mo.

Small & Medium Business rating

7.1 /10

Small & Medium Business Review

Small businesses are unique and have specific needs for their phone systems. Without the help of a vast communications network, they can sometimes struggle to keep up with larger businesses. For companies looking to have the support and features of large businesses without incurring lhuge expenses, we feel ClarityTel might be a good option.

Depending on the phone plan you choose, it is estimated that you could save up to 60% on your monthly phone bill. This savings comes from the service itself, plus the fact that you don't need to purchase or upgrade expensive equipment. In addition, ClarityTel doesn't require contracts so you are free to come and go as you please.

One last thing we want to mention is the way ClarityTel uses a cloud-based network. This routes all your company's voice traffic and data into the cloud for safe keeping. Using the cloud also greatly improves your scalability possibilities. As you grow, your communications system won't become too small for your needs, helping you maximize profits.


  • Customized Features
  • No Extra Equipment
  • Increased Mobility
  • Auto Attendant
  • Call Recording
  • Live Answering Service

  • Price:
  • From $19.99/mo.

ClarityTel Reliability (5.0 / 10)

We gave ClairtyTel a 5/10 for reliability because we couldn't find anywhere on their site where they listed any type of redundancy or back up system. Many VoIP phone carriers list these type of systems to give customers a sense that their calls and data is secure, regardless of weather or mechanical issues. This lack of information leaves us feeling a bit insecure.

One thing we do like is the way in which they efficiently use their bandwidth. VoIP systems like ClarityTel are set up to use empty spaces in communication to transmit other data. This makes your system extremely efficient, and keeps the flow of information going.

They do point out that they use compressed data in order to reduce overall redundancy. This could lead to enhanced data usage across any business. In this technological age, being able use data efficiently will probably lead to higher profits.

ClarityTel Features (9.0 / 10)

ClarityTel provides more features than most VoIP phone providers that we've reviewed. Their available features are not only numerous, they're thorough and useful. As an example, here are all the available features you can use for incoming calls: Auto Attendant, Call Flow, Call Waiting, Call Park, Call Hold, and Call Recording. These allow you to completely control when and how calls get routed within your business.

One feature that most companies don't offer is Outbound Caller ID. We love the ability this gives you to select what people see when they receive a call from you. This is especially helpful if you work from home and want your customers to see a business ID.

If your business is located somewhere other than your client base, you can select a local number from anywhere in the US. When individuals call your number, it will seem as if your office is within their city or region. For small or medium sized businesses, this could make all the difference in attracting new customers.

A Summary of ClarityTel Features

With Do Not Disturb, all of your calls will get sent to voicemail without ringing.

The ability to switch between two simultaneous incoming calls.

Callers get put “on hold” until they can connect to the next available representative.

Link your business phone number to your mobile device.

Provides a personalized message to incoming callers with options to connect to the operator, dial by name, or reach another extension.

See the name of incoming callers, even if they’re not currently in your address book.

Incoming calls after business hours connect directly to your voicemail.

SIP Trunking allows companies with internal PBX systems to communicate over the Internet instead of traditional analog phone lines.

Select your own individual outbound caller ID.

Find Me/Follow Me allows users to define how incoming calls are routed or forwarded to individuals or groups of inbound callers.

Host audio conferences using a desktop or laptop, with multiple and mobile clients.

Record all inbound and outbound calls for your business, or one or more employees.

A receptionist enables a telephone attendant or receptionist to monitor incoming calls and route them to specific employees.

Enjoy extreme privacy with multiple ways to block unwanted incoming callers.

Your voicemail messages get automatically forwarded to your email as an audio file. 

Professional high-quality music for callers to listen to as they wait on hold or in a queue.

Nationwide coverage with all IP phones and adapters wherever available.

Transfer your current phone number or numbers to your new phone service.

Transfer a call to another phone number or extension during a call.

View all incoming, outgoing and missed calls on your account.

Allows you to put a call on hold at one telephone set and continue the conversation from a different telephone set.

Take your rates and features with you no matter where you are in the world.

You can announce your call to more than one extension all at the same time.

Add your company name and telephone number to a Directory Assistance Listing provider to allow more accessibility to your company information.

Group Pickup lets employees answer incoming calls for other group members, without having to physically pick up their phone.

Allows visitors to find store locations of the business within proximity of a particular address or postal code, or within a selected region.

When all phone lines are in use for the company or department group, you can place the caller in queue until the next available staff member is free to pick up the call.

Experienced, expertly trained agents are there to answer your incoming calls live, without you having to pay for a full time receptionist. 

You can get a local number from anywhere in the U.S. even if it's from an area code other than where you're located.

Get unlimited calls to anywhere within the U.S. and Canada at no extra cost.

Allows users to visually monitor other lines or extensions to know if another employee is on an active call.

ClarityTel Value (7.0 / 10)

Is ClarityTel a good value?

One of the reasons we gave ClarityTel a good rating for value is based on their low set up costs. Unlike traditional phone systems where you need to purchase equipment, pay for licensing and installation, and possibly activation fees, the only things you need for this system are phones and internet service.

Years down the road, when your business has grown and expanded, will you need to upgrade your system and incur additional expenses? We place high value on the flexibility and growth potential of a VoIP phone service. ClarityTel does provide the ability to alter service plans to keep up with the changes that inevitably come.

By not requiring companies to sign lengthy contracts, ClarityTel allows you to focus on the hear and now instead of trying to predict what your business will look like in 5 years. If you get started and find out their service is not what you really need, you're not locked in for months or years to come. This freedom is very attractive to many new small businesses.

ClarityTel Customer Support (7.5 / 10)

Customer Support options for ClarityTel are divided into three categories. The first is an official guide that details how to use the features available with your VoIP service. We find this to be very helpful if you have a question on how to configure your voicemail, set up a forwarding number, use your PBX, or pay your bill online.

The second category is a series of video tutorials. Similar to the official guide, these tutorials are there if you need instructions on how to use your VoIP device. These are constantly getting updated to include nearly all of their products.

If you can't find what your looking for in the listed option, they provide a categorized FAQ you can use to search for a specific question. A search bar is also available. If all else fails, a support phone number is available to call. From what we can see, these customer support options are varied, thorough, and should provide good support for a business.

ClarityTel Plans

A Summary of ClarityTel Plans

Below is a summary of the service plans offered by ClarityTel.

Small Business VoIP

Traditional phone systems can actually prevent your business from reaching its full potential, while VoIP solutions can give your company a boost. When you order Small Business VoIP service, you get the latest technology with the most amount of features. You'll also save money up front, and over the long run, while still getting up to date service.

As your small business grows, can your phone system grow with it? What if you move into a larger office, or open an additional branch? Scalability is one of the best benefits you'll get from small business VoIP phone solutions. This allows you the ability to grow or trim down as needed at much lower costs than traditional phone lines.

ClarityTel’s VoIP service doesn’t require businesses sign long term contracts, but instead backs up its products with incredible service and 24/7 support that’s always there to answer questions. You’ll have access to unlimited calls anywhere within the U.S. and Canada, plus you'll get 35 advanced calling features. ClarityTel’s small business VoIP solutions are affordable, reliable, and flexible.

Plan Highlights

  • Reduced maintenance and upgrade costs
  • Flexibility and scalability where traditional rigid phone systems come up short
  • No strict contracts or package plans
  • 35 advanced calling features

Pricing Options

Small Business VoIP
Starting from

$24.99/mo

per line (paid monthly)
1-9 lines (price per line)
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Small Business VoIP
Starting from

$21.99/mo

per line (paid monthly)
10-24 lines (price per line)
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Small Business VoIP
Starting from

$19.99/mo

per trunk (paid monthly)
SIP Trunks (price per trunk)
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Small Business VoIP
Starting from

$19.99/mo

per line (paid monthly)
25-50 lines (price per line)
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