Oricom Reviews & Service Offerings
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Oricom has been providing internet services for the past for the past two decades having been founded back in 1995. They offer the trifecta of telecommunications services which include television, phone, and internet. They provide various bundles between all three to help customers save their money when they opt for multiple Oricom services. They boast they offer the best plans available going as far to say “Dare to compare our plans; you will see the ORICOM INTERNET advantage.” It will be our job to put this claim to the real test! Oricom headquarters can be found at 400 Rue Nolin, Quebec, G1M 1E7. Let us now review one of Oricoms flagship VoIP plans to gain better insight into their commitment to their customers.
Oricom offers an unlimited local residential VoIP plan which comes with a price tag of $14.95 per month. This plan has unlimited calling throughout Quebec and you don’t need to pay an extra penny to ensure you keep your previous number. However this plan is certainly overpriced if we compare it to other prominent VoIP providers.
PhonePower offers an unlimited North America wide VoIP plan that comes at a paltry price of $5.95 per month. The difference between the pricing and range of calling is certainly too vast to give much credibility to Oricom. Oricom implements a five cent per minute charge when making long distance calls within North America (Canada and the United States).
Oricom isn’t doing too well for itself in terms of international calling rates either. Oricom implements a charge of 18 cents per minute for placing international calls to Pakistan. While PhonePower implements a charge of only 3 cents per minute when placing calls to Pakistan. This isn’t the case with just calls to Pakistan – placing international calls to the United Kingdom using Oricom would cost 13 cents per minute while with PhonePower it doesn’t cost a single penny.
Another disappointing factor we noticed about Oricom’s VoIP plan is the lack of essential calling features. This plan doesn’t come with call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, nor does it have voicemail to email delivery; all of which are essentials for a VoIP plan and are offered inclusive to the plan by many other providers.
Oricom needs to revamp their entire calling plan from scratch and create a different package altogether. With the amount of features that are included with this plan, it is not at all appealing. Furthermore the charges are over the roof in comparison to other providers and it would take a drastic change to make Oricom a competitive force in today’s telecommunication market!
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