Tamar Telecommunications vs SwitchboardFREE

Virtual Switchboard Comparison

Who are Tamar Telecommunications?

Tamar Telecommunications provide their customers with virtual numbers and call management services. Among the features that come along with your new virtual number are a virtual switchboard, hunt groups, voicemail, welcome announcement, call whisper, missed call alerts, call whisper, call stats, etc.

Tamar Telecommunications number types

Tamar Telecommunications offer virtual geographic numbers, as well as 03- and 0800 numbers.

Tamar Telecommunications pricing:

The numbers provided by Tamar Telecoms are placed in different categories according to their memorability. Those from the Bronze category are free, and those classified as Silver, Gold and Premium could cost from £50 to £1700.

Geographic numbers plans

There are two plans available if you decide to choose a local number.

  • 2500 inclusive landline and mobile minutes for £4.99 per month
  • Unlimited inclusive landline and mobile minutes for £9.99 per month

03 numbers plans

All 03-numbers come with unlimited inclusive landline and mobile numbers at £14.99 per month.

0800 numbers plans

Tamar Telecommunications offer 3 plans for their 0800 freephone numbers.

  • 500 inclusive landline and mobile minutes at £4.99 per month
  • 1000 inclusive landline and mobile minutes at £9.99 per month
  • 2000 inclusive landline and mobile minutes at £19.99 per month

Tamar Telecommunications’ features prices

Most of the Tamar Telecoms features come for free, but there are some for which the customer is extra charged.

Tamar Telecommunications vs. SwitchboardFREE comparative analysis

Both Tamar Telecommunications and SwitchboardFREE give local, 03- and 0800 numbers.

SwitchboardFREE also offer completely free 0843 / 0844 numbers to the clients with unlimited minutes to landlines, and the possibility to add unlimited minutes to mobiles for just £9.97 per month.

Tamar Telecommunications’ packages for the other number types are a bit cheaper and include fairly large bundles of minutes to both landline and mobiles.

What are SwitchboardFREE’s advantages?

On the face of it, SwitchboardFREE are more expensive. However, when purchasing a number with SwitchboardFREE you get over 20 industry leading features included for free. It has to be noted, though, that they charge additionally for basic tools like the virtual switchboard (department selection) and call whisper, on top of the costs we outlined in the pricing section meaning that Tamar Telecom can end up more expensive in the long-run.

Therefore, despite being slightly more expensive for some of the number types, SwitchboardFREE offer a higher value for money service.

You can also benefit from a mobile app that allows you to quickly change your account settings wherever you are with the app’s user-friendly layout.

SwitchboardFREE boast more comprehensive call reporting features, as well. An example of this is the possibility to integrate Google Analytics to analyse your call and web traffic and gain some valuable insight of your call stats and marketing campaigns.

Last but not least, we have recently added a new powerful tool to complement SwitchboardFREE – the telephone answering service Pocket Receptionist. It employs a team of dedicated, professional receptionists who take your calls for you in real-time and can transfer them to you straight away. It makes a difference to the callers when they skip the voicemail-leaving part and get hold of a real human when they call your number. You can use the Pocket Receptionist service as one of your SwitchboardFREE redirects to ensure you never miss a call again.

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