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Call cost comparison

Cost comparison

Do you still use BT for your business calls?  Do you think BT is low cost and great value?

BT featureline was introduced to offer analogue landline customers a wider range of services that were not necessarily available on a standard BT telephone line.

In this article we examine the actual call costs when making a call using BT featureline compared to vivi®.

1 minute call cost comparison

In this comparison we use the total cost of a call over the period of 1 minute.  This is an important analysis as most calls actually last less than 1 minute, and BT featureline customers are charged for 1 minute whether the call lasts for 1 second or 1 minute.

vivi® do not have a minimum call duration on standard calls, and charge by the second.  This means that with vivi® a 30 second call will cost (the call rate / 60 x 30), rounded to the nearest penny.

The costs of a 1 minute call are detailed below -

BT

UK landline

  • Call setup fee – 18p (this is the minimum call charge no matter how long your call lasts)

  • Cost per minute – 15p

  • Total cost – 33p

UK mobile

  • Call setup fee – 18p

  • Cost per minute – 22.2p

  • Total cost – 40.2p

 

vivi®

UK landline

  • Call setup fee – 0p

  • Cost per minute – 1.8pp

  • Total cost – 1.8p

UK mobile

  • Call setup fee – 0p

  • Cost per minute – 9p

  • Total cost – 9p

What this means

To summarise this information, call cost differences between vivi® and BT featureline when making a 1 minute call are-

 

  • vivi® are 95% cheaper to a landline

  • vivi® are 78% cheaper to a mobile

  • The cost saving when calling a landline or mobile for 1 minute is 31.2p

 

About vivi®

vivi® own and operate a cloud based business VoIP network and have been delivering communications solutions since 1996.

Last updated Friday 27-2-2015 3.40pm

 

Essential features at no extra cost

  • Includes bundle of free minutes
  • vivi™ Care, inc Free 24/7 support and warranty
  • Access to your phone system online
  • Online live billing information
  • Free calls between users
  • Auto attendant
  • Call queuing
  • Call / Hunt groups
  • Call forwarding
  • Music on hold
  • Voicemail to email
  • Follow me
  • Display telephone number
  • Call Conferencing
  • Hold and Transfer calls
  • Time Based routing

Flat Rate

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Contract Length 12+ Months 12/24 Months 36 Months 12/24 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Price Per User £5.00 £8.50 £8.50 £12.50 £12.50 £15.00
No of users 2+ 2+ 2+ 3+ 3+ 5+
Inbound Calls Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free Minutes Zero 200 to either landline or mobile 200 landline
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200 mobile
1000 landline
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1000 mobile
2000 landline
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2000 mobile
Unlimited landline and mobile
Tech Support 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7 24/7
Geographic number £2.50 £2.50 £2.50 £2.50 £2.50 1 free per user
Number porting Keep your Number Keep your Number Keep your Number Keep your Number Keep your Number Keep your Number
Freephone Number Includes 0800 Number Includes 0800 Number Includes 0800 Number Includes 0800 Number Includes 0800 Number Includes 0800 Number
Detailed activity reporting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-level auto attendant Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Call management system Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Click to call - Outlook integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Option to Bring your own Device Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Example of a 5 user system

  • Flat rate calls 0.9p to landline, 5.9p to mobile
  • 5x vivi™ Standard Handsets
  • Includes professional VoIP optimised router
  • Bring your existing number to vivi™ or choose a new number
  • Free 0800 Number
  • Complete System Setup including delivery
  • 36 Month Contract

Upfront Cost

£214.95

Monthly Cost

£37.50

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Simple Setup

Small business

For a simple self-set up, we pre-configure the phone system prior to dispatch.

This means that all your have to do is either download our free softphone app or connect your new phones to an internet enabled network and the system will be up and running within a few minutes.

Enterprise

For a professional on-site installation we can arrange for one of our nationwide engineers to install your telephone system.

This can be done at a time that's right for you, ensuring minimal disruption to your business.

vivi™ Mobile

Take your phone system with you

vivi™ voip sim cards make your business communications simple.

Even the most basic mobile phone can now become a full telephone system extension, no software required, no wifi or data needed.

vivi™ provide Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) by seamlessly blending your mobile phone service and IP telephones into one system, enabling full telephone system features, including outbound caller ID, on your mobile device.

vivi™ Care Plan

  • vivi™ phones guaranteed for the life of the contract
  • 24/7 Free customer support
  • Quarterly Customer service calls
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No need for multiple BT lines - run your complete office IP phone system via your existing network cabling infrastructure and internet connection

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Excellent system features such as auto attendant, music on hold, call transfer, voicemail to email, plus much more..

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Industry beating talk plans, from just £8.50 per month including free minutes

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Keep your existing telephone number, or choose a new local, national or freephone number

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No expensive equipment to purchase, all you need to purchase are phones and a recommended router

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No maintenance or support charges and vivi™ Phones guaranteed for the life of your contract

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Making changes to your phone system is free - no engineer vists required, simply make instant changes online or call us

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Call rates up to 94% lower than BT + choose a plan from a competitor network which are matched by our chameleon talk plans

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Keep track of your costs - live billing via the online portal allows you to check your call spend at any time

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