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Global Call Forwarding Review and Pricing

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Global Call Forwarding was established in 2007 by its parent company United World Telecom. The company offers local, mobile, and toll free numbers to individuals, small to medium-sized businesses and multinationals around the world.

Global Call Forwarding Services and Feature Overview

The following are “standard” features which are included with any Global Call Forwarding service package. Advanced or customized features are available as add-ons at additional costs.

Standard Features:

  • Time of Day Routing
  • Black and White Lists
  • Simultaneous Calling
  • Failover Forwarding
  • Advanced IVR
  • Local Ringback Tones
  • Customer Greeting
  • Call Transfer
  • Voicemail to Email
  • Fax to Email
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Add-On Features and Costs

Rollover Minutes

The rollover minute features allow unused call forwarding minutes to be carried over for up to 6 billing periods. This is a nice feature that most providers do not offer. The add-on fee for this feature depends on the plan you attach it to:

Basic: $5 per month

Value: $10 per month

Power: $15 per month

Premium: $20 per month

Enterprise: $25 per month

Global Call Forwarding Rollover Fee

Outbound Calling

You can use one of the local or toll free numbers you purchased as your Caller ID for your outbound calls. Single Outbound Calling service line can be used by multiple VoIP phones simultaneously. Global Call Forwarding is one of the few providers that charge a monthly fee just to be able to make outbound calls. Global Call Forwarding offers outbound rate discounts depending on the package you purchase:

Outbound Basic: $25 per month (No rate discount)

Outbound Value: $100 per month (5% rate discount)

Outbound Power: $250 per month (8% rate discount)

Outbound Premium: $500 per month (11% rate discount)

Outbound Enterprise: $1,000 per month (15% rate discount)

Global Call Forwarding Outbound Calling

Call Recording

Call recording service automatically records and saves all inbound calls.  Calls recording will be stored for up to 6 months, with long-term storage available for an additional charge of $0.02 per minute. Call recording fees depend on the package you attach the service to:

Basic: $5 per month + $0.03 per minute

Value: $4 per month + $0.03 per minute

Power: $3 per month + $0.02 per minute

Premium: $2 per month + $0.02 per minute

Enterprise: $1 per month + $0.01 per minute

Global Call Forwarding Call Recording

SMS

With SMS forwarding businesses can receive incoming texts from their customers in email format. Global Call Forwarding offers different SMS packages based on the number of incoming messages. Packages range from basic to enterprise level, with each plan including a bundled number of included minutes.

SMS Capable Countries

  • Australia mobile
  • Austria mobile
  • Belgium mobile
  • Brazil mobile
  • Canada landline
  • China mobile
  • Denmark mobile
  • Finland mobile
  • France mobile
  • Israel mobile
  • Poland mobile
  • Romania national
  • Spain mobile
  • Sweden mobile
  • UK landline
  • UK mobile
  • US landline

Pricing:

Starter (100 SMS): $5.95 per month

Smart (500 SMS): $24.95 per month

Professional (1,500 SMS): $48.95 per month

Professional Plus (5,000 SMS): $128.95 per month

Business (10,000 SMS): $198.95 per month

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How Global Call Forwarding Pricing Works

Global Call Forwarding offers an extensive online inventory of toll free, local and mobile numbers in 150+ countries. Their price structure is based on bundled minute packages, which are broken down into five tiers: Basic, Value, Power, Premium, and Enterprise. Each plan has a set monthly fee, with additional per minute overage rates. Overage rates reduce with each package upgrade but are also based on the device location.

Global Call Forwarding Pricing by Country

Below, we look at pricing and rates examples from 8 popular international service locations. We’ve included price comparisons from 3 international providers:

  • Real PBX provides business numbers for “most countries around the world,” There price structure is based on bundled minute packages which are available on 4 tiers: Small, Medium, Large and High Volume. Each plan has a set monthly fee, with additional per minute overage rates. Additional minute rates decrease based on package and call volume.
  • Sonetel offers international phone services to small-scale enterprises in 160 countries. Their packages are available in two tiers: Standard and Premium.  Both packages are based on a one-time setup fee, a monthly per-user fee, and additional for minute rates for incoming calls and call forwarding. Note: Sonetel fair usage policy does not allow unlimited minutes or services for numbers that are connected to a PBX or calls being forward to a call center.
  • TollFreeForwarding offers international toll free numbers for over 120 countries and local phone numbers for over 1,000 major cities worldwide. Their pricing structure revolves around bundled usage packages attached to each virtual number. Overage minutes are charged based on your selected package, with additional minutes reducing on the higher packages.

Australia

Australia toll free number plans with 85 bundled minutes start at $13.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP. Calls forwarded to most Australian landlines are an additional $0.012 per minute. SMS is not available for Australia toll free numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any Australia toll free plan. Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $58.95 per month.
  • 684 minutes included (about $0.0862 per minute).
  • $0.0771 per additional minute.

Power

  • $198.95 per month.
  • 2,475 minutes included (about $0.0804 per minute).
  • $0.0726 per additional minute.
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Australia local number plans with 133 monthly minutes start at $12.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP.  Calls forwarded to most Australian landlines are an additional $0.021 per minute. SMS is not available for Australia local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any Australia DID number plans.  Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $38.95 per month.
  • 737 minutes included (about $0.052 per minute).
  • $0.04 per additional minute.

Power

  • $98.95 per month.
  • 2,828 minutes included (about $0.034 per minute).
  • $0.035 per additional minute.
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Alternatives

RealPBX

Toll free number pricing plans start at $9 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 105 calling minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.08 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $15.00 per number monthly;

  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Sonetel

Toll free number pricing plans start at $14.39 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 94 Incoming calling minutes.
  • 94 Call forwarding minutes
  • Setup Fees: $68
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $10.28 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 94 call forwarding minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs: Not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

TollFreeForwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $14 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 169 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.077 minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $13  a month; this standard plan includes

  • 430 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Local: $0.039 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

United States

USA toll free number plans with 303 bundled minutes start at $12.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP. Calls forwarded to most US landlines are an additional $0.022 per minute. SMS is not available for America local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any US  local number plan. Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $23.95 per month.
  • 761 minutes included (about $0.0315 per minute).
  • $0.035 per additional minute.

Power

  • $78.95 per month.
  • 2,861 minutes included (about $0.028 per minute).
  • $0.03 per additional minute.
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USA local number plans with 139 monthly minutes start at $7.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP.  Calls forwarded to most US landlines are an additional $0.022 per minute. SMS plans are available for US local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any US local number plans.  Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $23.95 per month.
  • 761 minutes included (about $0.031 per minute).
  • $0.035 per additional minute.

Power

  • $78.95 per month.
  • 2,861 minutes included (about $0.028 per minute).
  • $0.03 per additional minute.
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Alternatives

RealPBX

Toll free number pricing plans start at $9 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 135 calling minutes.
  • Calls forwarded to India / USA Mobile charged twice the minute
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.039 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $12 per number monthly

  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Sonetel

Toll free number pricing plans start at $15 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 301 Incoming calling minutes.
  • 301 Call forwarding minutes
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $5 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 288 calling minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

TollFreeForwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $14 month; this standard plan includes

  • 400 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.041 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $9 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 430 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.039 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

United Kingdom

UK toll free number plans with 212 bundled minutes start at $18.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP. Calls forwarded to most UK landlines are an additional $0.037 per minute. SMS plans are available for UK toll free numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any UK local number plan. Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $43.95 per month.
  • 609 minutes included (about $0.072 per minute).
  • $0.078 per additional minute.

Power

  • $168.95 per month.
  • 2,661 minutes included (about $0.063 per minute).
  • $0.073 per additional minute.
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UK local number plans with 303 monthly minutes start at $12.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP.  Calls forwarded to most UK landlines are an additional $0.022 per minute. SMS plans are available for UK local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any UK DID number plans.  Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $23.95 per month.
  • 859 minutes included (about $0.027 per minute).
  • $0.035 per additional minute.

Power

  • $78.95 per month.
  • 3,049 minutes included (about $0.026 per minute).
  • $0.03 per additional minute.
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Alternatives

RealPBX

Toll free number pricing plans start at $15 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 150 calling minutes.
  • Call forwarded to India or UK mobile charged twice the minute
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.09 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $16 per number monthly

  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Sonetel

Toll free number pricing plans start at $19 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 111 Incoming calling minutes.
  • 111 Call forwarding minutes
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $4.70 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 111 calling forwarding minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs: Not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

TollFreeForwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $19 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 100 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.105 minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $9  a month; this standard plan includes

United Arab Emirates

UAE toll free number plans with 138 bundled minutes start at $78.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP. Calls forwarded to most UAE landlines are an additional $0.021per minute. SMS is not available for UAE toll free numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any UAE toll free plan. Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $238.95 per month.
  • 513 minutes included (about $0.466 per minute).
  • $0.458 per additional minute.

Power

  • $548.95 per month.
  • 1,332 minutes included (about $0.412 per minute).
  • $0.448 per additional minute.
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UAE local number plans with 121 monthly minutes start at $118.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP.  Calls forwarded to most UAE landlines are an additional $0.022 per minute. SMS is not available for UAE local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any UAE local number plans.  Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $178.95 per month.
  • 230 minutes included (about $0.778 per minute).
  • $0.748 per additional minute.

Power

  • $348.95 per month.
  • 479 minutes included (about $0.728 per minute).
  • $0.738 per additional minute.
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Alternatives

RealPBX

Toll free number pricing plans start at $129 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 100 calling minutes.
  • Average Landline Forwarding Rate: Not disclosed
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.285 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: $209
  • Standard Features

Local number no available in the UAE

Sonetel

Toll free number pricing plans start at $215 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 98 Inbound calling minutes.
  • 98 Call forwarding minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Not disclosed
  • Setup Fees: $249
  • Standard Features

Local numbers from Sonetel are not available in the United Arab Emirates.

TollFreeForwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $49 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 104 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.258 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local numbers not available.

China

China toll free number plans with 106 bundled minutes start at $44.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP. Calls forwarded to most China landlines are an additional $0.029 per minute. SMS is not available for China toll free numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any China toll free plan. Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $98.95 per month.
  • 258 minutes included (about $0.383 per minute).
  • $0.398 per additional minute.

Power

  • $178.95 per month.
  • 515 minutes included (about $0.347 per minute).
  • $0.388 per additional minute.
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China local number plans with 52 monthly minutes start at $28.95 per month when forwarding to VoIP.  Calls forwarded to most Australian landlines are an additional $0.022 per minute. SMS is not available for China local numbers. There are no setup fees associated with any China DID number plans.  Additional plan options include:

Value

  • $58.95 per month.
  • 182 minutes included (about $0.323 per minute).
  • $0.263 per additional minute.

Power

  • $168.95 per month.
  • 702 minutes included (about $0.240 per minute).
  • $0.248 per additional minute.
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Alternatives

RealPBX

Toll free numbers not available in China

Local number pricing plans start at $38 per number monthly

  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Sonetel

Sonetel does not show inventory for toll free and local numbers in China.

 TollFreeForwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $44 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 69 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.0413 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number pricing plans start at $29 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 169 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to most landlines
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.077 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Setting Up Global Call Forwarding Services

Important things to consider when choosing the right virtual number provider:

  • Overall monthly costs (monthly fees, inbound rates, forwarding rate, add-on fees)
  • What call management features and add-ons options
  • Number coverage and availability
  • Call quality
  • Technical support and restrictions

As you weigh your options, we hope this list proved useful to you. If we didn’t provide all the information you were looking for, please leave us feedback so we can update our pricing overviews in the future!

Interested to See How Our Pricing Compares?

As of the time of this posting (late 2018), AVOXI offers lower pricing in the US, UK, UAE, Australia, and China and many others at every package level. In addition, we offer:

  • 15 days of free call recording, with extended plans available.
  • Unlimited global call conferencing with up to 500 participants.
  • Zero setup fees, minimum contracts, or cancellation charges.
  • Multiple layers of failover routing backed by a global infrastructure.
  • 24/7 technical support via office locations around the world.
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