ProvincialTel Reviews and Plans

Provider Summary Information
ProvincialTel
ProvincialTel

ProvincialTel

Website: provtel.com
Devices: Android, iOS
Coverage: MB
Monthly : $29.95 CAD

Visit Site


1 1 reviewCount Request Quotes

Home Phone

Home Internet

Business Phone

Business Internet

 
Rating
0
Rating
0
Rating
0
Rating
0
Rating
0
Load More Reviews
Setup Fee Long Distance Rates

Canada: FREE
USA: FREE
Intl. Minutes:

ProvincialTel was founded with the vision of providing Manitoba with an economical alternative for VoIP needs. They were founded in 2006 and have been at it for close to a decade now. They are rated with an A+ on the better business bureau which is always a great note for any company. They offer residential and business phone services and do not dabble in other telecommunications services such as television or the internet.

Their headquarters can be found at 601-191 Lombard Ave Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0X1. They provide their services within Manitoba only. Let us now review one of ProvincialTel’s bread and butter home phone plans to gauge there standing in the world of telecommunications!

ProvincialTel offers a Canada/US home phone plan that comes with two separate phone lines – meaning you can acquire two different numbers. This plan comes with a price tag of $29.95 per month, which may seem okay if you have two phone lines. However, upon reading the conspicuously placed fine print, we learned this price is only available if you opt into a 12-month contractual agreement. If one doesn’t want to opt for any such agreement the cost would be an extra $10.00 per month.

The tactic of lowering prices to ensnare customers into long-term contracts is one that we frown upon. The surprise comes with the fact that this plan is not unlimited – you are allotted 1,000 minutes for the United States, and 2,000 minutes for Canada. Furthermore, the territories are excluded from this, and so are a few states; Hawaii and Alaska. PhonePower offers an unlimited North America wide plan which costs only $5.95 per month and there is no need for a contractual agreement to attain this price.

This plan does, however, come with a few unique calling features that aren’t found so easily with other providers. You can dial 511 to find out the traffic conditions within Manitoba, a message relay service for speech and hearing impaired people after dialing 711, and a call trace feature that can allow you to send the information of people who bother you to the local authorities. Furthermore, ProvincialTel also has a working Android and iPhone App for your handheld devices!

ProvincialTel does show up well with a great bunch of features, but sadly it just isn’t enough to justify such a steep price. Furthermore, the need to use a lower price to get people into a contractual agreement is not at all necessary. ProvincialTel just needs a few minor tweaks for it to be a more competitive force in today’s market.

Features

Call Blocking Checkmark
Conference Calling Checkmark
BYOD: Checkmark
Smartphone App: Checkmark
Call Forwarding Checkmark
Call Hold Checkmark
Caller ID Name: Checkmark
Enhanced VoiceMail: Checkmark
Load More Q&A

Best Home Phone Canada

VoIP Much Phone Company
Rating
CAD $9.45 / mo.
288 Reviews
netTALK CONNECT ezLINQ
Rating
$7 / mo.
23 Reviews
VoIPLy
Rating
$8.95 / mo.
5 Reviews
CallCentric
Rating
$0 / mo.
10 Reviews
1-VOIP
Rating
$11.21 / mo.
17 Reviews
Talkit
Rating
$4.99 / mo.
67 Reviews
VOIPO
Rating
$7.70 / mo.
6 Reviews
Ooma
Rating
$9.99 / mo.
87 Reviews
Altima Mobile 12G
Rating
$65 / mo.
0 Reviews
Altima Mobile 9G
Rating
$55 / mo.
0 Reviews

Best Internet Canada

Altima Telecom
Rating
$39.99 / mo.
127 Reviews
CIK Telecom Inc
Rating
$69.99 / mo.
314 Reviews
GemsTelecom
Rating
$54.99 / mo.
37 Reviews
HeroNet.ca
Rating
$65 / mo.
137 Reviews
GTA Telecom
Rating
$69.95 / mo.
0 Reviews