19 Apr 2019

RingCentral Alternative: iPlum

What Is RingCentral ?

RingCentral* provides cloud based phone and team messaging system. The company was started as VoIP alternative to on-premises legacy phone systems.
*Trademark of RingCentral

How does it compare vs. iPlum?

iPlum provides a solution which is mobile first. As more users are becoming mobile, they have different requirements. iPlum can scale from a solo entrepreneur to multiple employee business solution without tying them to a desk-phone.

You get a local or toll-free number for U.S. / Canada to use as second line on your existing device without changing the carrier. All the iPlum plans have free IVR / auto attendant and extensions to give a professional look to your business.

Our customers get carrier class reliability at iPlum i.e. you can use your carrier calling network (non-VoIP) or wi-fi/carrier-data for calling. It gives you one of the most reliable calling experience for a second line without changing your carrier.

What is iPlum pricing vs RingCentral?

iPlum plans are most comprehensive and includes all the features required for a business professional.

With iPlum you get second line with all business features for $4.99/mo. There are no separate taxes or surcharges. There is no long term contract. You can cancel any time.

Our competitors charge $30+ for similar level of service and features.


HD Calling








Carrier, Wi-Fi




Auto Attendant


IVR, Extensions



Comprehensive iPlum Features:

    arrow_forward_ios U.S., Canada or Toll-free Number.

    arrow_forward_ios Dual Mode Reliability: Use Your Carrier PSTN Calling Network or Wi-Fi/Data for Calls.

    arrow_forward_ios Domestic & International Calling, Roaming.

    arrow_forward_ios Domestic & International Multimedia Messaging (Audio, Photo, Text, Video), Short-codes.

    arrow_forward_ios Cloud Voicemail with Email Alert.

    arrow_forward_ios True Caller-ID with Call Return.

    arrow_forward_ios IVR or Auto Attendant or Virtual Digital Attendant.

    arrow_forward_ios Multiple Forwarding Extensions.

    arrow_forward_ios Auto-Reply Text for Missed Calls.

    arrow_forward_ios Signature Text.

    arrow_forward_ios Text Archiving.

    arrow_forward_ios Port-in or Transfer an Existing Number to iPlum.

    arrow_forward_ios Advanced Call Forwarding – Global.

    arrow_forward_ios Multiple Inbound Paths.

    arrow_forward_ios Call Recording.

    arrow_forward_ios Do Not Disturb.

    arrow_forward_ios Business Hours.

    arrow_forward_ios Block Phone Numbers.

    arrow_forward_ios Ringtones.

    arrow_forward_ios HIPAA & HITECH Compliance with BAA.

    arrow_forward_ios AES-256 Data Encryption & PKI Cryptography.

    arrow_forward_ios Bring-Your-Own-Device ready (BYOD).

    arrow_forward_ios Cloud Based Group Management Console.

    arrow_forward_ios REST APIs for Usage Management.

    arrow_forward_ios iOS & Android ready.

    arrow_forward_ios 23 Languages, 200 countries.

Can I port my existing RingCentral number into iPlum?

Yes, you can port your RingCentral number into iPlum. It is easy to port your RingCentral number into iPlum by following these steps

How does iPlum take care of user privacy?

iPlum is a business class service with 100% data protection. We provide comprehensive security and privacy. Unlike free services which are supported with ads or they share your usage meta data, we respect your privacy and fully protect your information.

Your information is never shared with any third party or put into any advertisements. You get complete peace of mind. Among other features, iPlum provides HIPAA compliance at no additional cost to its users.

How to setup iPlum ?

I am a solo professional, Can I use iPlum? Examples

Yes, give your callers a professional tone. Setup iPlum auto-attendant & configure your extensions to dial your iPlum number. The callers will hear the greeting and by selecting your short extension they will be able to reach your iPlum number. If you don’t pick up it will go to your iPlum voicemail which you will be notified via email.

How do I setup a business account with multiple users / employees? Can I setup a central account for allocating numbers and manage their billing?

Yes, you can set up an iPlum business account and then add “Additional Lines” in it for your users centrally from the cloud-based console. How to setup an iPlum account with multiple users?

How do I setup multiple extensions for sales, support and more for my business? Examples

You can create multiple departments with unlimited extensions ringing to same or different numbers (iPlum or external numbers).

Helpful links:

How to setup iPlum online?

How iPlum mobile phone system with auto attendant works?

How to port an existing number into iPlum?

What is iPlum Toll-free number?

What is iPlum Canada number?

How to setup a business team account in iPlum?

How to setup multiple phone numbers in my iPlum account?

How to setup Call Forwarding from iPlum to an external number?

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