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International Call Forwarding Cost Guide (2019)

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Spending too much international call forwarding costs? Maybe you've been charged premium pricing for a call forwarding service that doesn’t deliver. Maybe you've tried cheap alternatives that offered low rates and realized that the poor voice quality and dropped calls weren’t worth it. Either way, we assume you want a reliable business phone forwarding plan that delivers consistent call quality, flexible business features, and takes care of your needs for the most affordable price possible.

We want that for you too. That’s why we made your search for affordable global call forwarding services easier. Every company on this list has been around for a meaningful period and proven they can handle a range of company call forwarding needs. Sure, we’re confident that AVOXI’s local and international call forwarding services deliver exceptional value at the most competitive rates. But there are plenty of great options out there and we want you to feel like you made a well-informed decision no matter which service you choose. If you're interested in learning about our plans and rates, check out our international call forwarding service page.

In this post you will find: 

When looking at call forwarding cost comparisons for business, here is what you need to consider:

  • Subscription: Monthly fee for your forwarding phone number. This may also include prepackaged talk time.
  • Feature Set: The cost of your business features. Some call forwarding services charge an add-on fee per feature, while others charge per user.
  • Call Rates: The cost per minute of calls forwarded to you. Often these are included in your subscription fee.
  • Setup Fees: One-time payment to set up phone number forwarding. Luckily, most of the top call forwarding services don’t charge setup fees anymore.

We want to help you find the most affordable business call forwarding service for your company, even if that isn’t us. If there is information you would were hoping to find in this post but did not, please reach out and let us know! We are always updating our information to provide the most helpful content possible.

What to Expect with Your Call Forwarding Service Pricing

Before we begin, here's a summary of what to expect from any call forwarding service you choose. Basic features that should come with any plan for no additional cost include: 

  • Time-of-Day Routing
  • Call Groups / Ring Groups
  • Simultaneous and Sequential Ring Rules
  • Find-me Follow-me
  • Call Forwarding to Several Devices Worldwide
  • VIP Call Forwarding and Call Barring Rules
  • Free Number Porting

You should also be able to set up call forwarding service in most countries with no setup fees. Premium features that are often included in more expensive service plans or with add-on fees include:

  • Geo Routing
  • Custom IVR Greetings
  • Voicemail Transcription
  • Advanced Skills-based Routing
  • Call Queueing
  • Call Recording

Countries Covered in our International Call Forwarding Cost Guide

This article covers the top call forwarding services from several countries, including:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand

Be sure to check back as we continue to add providers from more service locations.

Call Forwarding Cost Comparisons by Country

United States Call Forwarding

Kall 8

Kall 8 Call Forwarding Costs*

True 800 Rates

  • Set-up fees: $25
  • Subscription: $25/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.069/minute

Standard 1800 Rates

  • Set-up fees: $2-5/month
  • Subscription: $5/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.069/minute

Local Rates

  • Set-up fees: $5
  • Subscription: $5/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.059/minute

*There are additional per-minute charges for dialing offshore, such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.


M800

M800 Call Forwarding Costs:

USA 800 Rates

  • 105 Minutes: $9 per month / $0.09 per additional minute
  • 260 Minutes: $19 per month / $0.082 per additional minute
  • 600 Minutes: $39 per month / $0.074 per additional minute
  • 1,000 Minutes: $59 per month / $0.066 per additional minute
  • 2,500 Minutes: $99 per month / $0.058 per additional minute

USA Local Rates

  • 260 Minutes: $19 per month / $0.08 per additional minute
  • 580 Minutes: $39 per month / $0.075 per additional minute
  • 1,020 Minutes: $59 per month / $0.07 per additional minute
  • 2,000 Minutes: $79 per month / $0.065 per additional minute
  • 2,020 Minutes: $99 per month / $0.06 per additional minute

CallHippo

CallHippo Call Forwarding Costs:

USA 800 Rates

  • Number Subscription: $8 per month
  • Number + Service Subscription: $18 - $40 per month
  • Per-Minute Rate (forwarded to US number): $0.043 per minute

USA Local Rates

  • Number Subscription: $8/month
  • Number + Service Subscription: $18 - $40 per month

Phone.com

Phone.com Call Forwarding Costs:

Pay-Per-Minute Rates:

  • Base: $12.99/month with 300 minutes, 5,000 SMS messages
  • Plus: $19.99/month with 500 minutes, 10,000 SMS messages
  • Pro: $39.99/month with 1,000 minutes, 20,000 SMS messages

Unlimited Rates*:

  • Base: $29.99/month with 300 bonus minutes for extensions, 5,000 SMS messages
  • Plus: $37.99/month with 500 bonus minutes for extensions, 10,000 SMS messages
  • Pro: $59.99/month with 1,000 bonus minutes for extensions, 20,000 SMS messages

*Subject to fair use restrictions


TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding Call Forwarding Costs: 

True 800 Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $9 per month / $0.059 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Packages: $14-$79 per month / $0.026-$0.054 per additional minute

Standard 1800 Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $5 per month / $0.059 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Package: $9-$79 per month / $0.026-$0.054 per additional minute

USA Local Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $5 per month / $0.057 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Packages: $9-$79 per month / $0.024-$0.052 per additional minute

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Costs:

AVOXI offers pay as you go plans and bundled minute packages for 1800, true 800 and local numbers.

  • United States True 800 Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $7.99-$70.99 per month
    • 400-7522 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.014-$0.041 (for pay as you go)
  • United States Toll Free Numbers range from:
    • $4.49-$70.99 per month
    • 400-7522 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.014-$0.041 (for pay as you go)
  • United States Local Numbers range from:
    • $4.49-$70.99 per month
    • 430-8977 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.04 (for pay as you go)

Learn More Here: USA Call Forwarding Service

Canada Call Forwarding

Kall 8

Kall 8 Call Forwarding Costs*

True 800 Rates

  • Set-up fees: $25
  • Subscription: $25/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.069/minute

Standard 1800 Rates

  • Set-up fees: $2-5/month
  • Subscription: $5/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.069/minute

Local Rates

  • Set-up fees: $5
  • Subscription: $5/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.059/minute

*There are additional per-minute charges for dialing offshore, such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.


CallHippo

CallHippo Call Forwarding Costs

Canada 800 Rates

  • Number Subscription: $10 per month
  • Number Charges: $11/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.033 per minute

Canada Local Rates

  • Number Subscription: $10/month
  • Number charges: $9/month
  • Per Minute Rate: $0.02/minute

Phone.com

Phone.com Call Forwarding Costs

Pay-Per-Minute Rates:

  • Base: $12.99/month with 300 minutes, 5,000 SMS messages
  • Plus: $19.99/month with 500 minutes, 10,000 SMS messages
  • Pro: $39.99/month with 1,000 minutes, 20,000 SMS messages

Unlimited Rates*:

  • Base: $29.99/month with 300 bonus minutes for extensions, 5,000 SMS messages
  • Plus: $37.99/month with 500 bonus minutes for extensions, 10,000 SMS messages
  • Pro: $59.99/month with 1,000 bonus minutes for extensions, 20,000 SMS messages

*Subject to fair use restrictions

Additionally, you can purchase additional minute bundles as well as unlimited minute bundles for extensions to use.


Global Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding Costs

Toll Free:

Basic Plan Rates

  • $18.95 per month
  • 443 minutes per month
  • $0.04 per additional minute

Value Plan Rates

  • $38.95 per month
  • 1237 minutes per month
  • $0.035 per additional minute

Power Plan Rates

  • $79.95 per month
  • 2897 minutes per month
  • $0.03 per additional minute

Premium Plan Rates

  • $158.95 per month
  • 6569 minutes per month
  • $0.025 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan Rates

  • $248.95 per month
  • 12638 minutes
  • $0.02 per additional minute

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Costs

AVOXI offers Canadian toll free, toll free true 800 and local numbers in both pay as you go and bundled minute plans.

  • Canada Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $4.49-$70.99 per month
    • 400-7522 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.014-$0.041 (for pay as you go)
  • Canada Toll Free True 800 Numbers range from:
    • $7.99-$70.99 per month
    • 400-7522 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.014-$0.041 (pay as you go)
  • Canada Local Numbers* range from:
    • $4.49-$97.99 per month
    • 430-9007 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.04 (pay as you go)

*AVOXI offers Toronto 416 numbers

Please visit our product page to learn more about Canada Call Forwarding!

United Kingdom Call Forwarding

eReceptionist

eReceptionist Call Forwarding Costs: 

Startup Rates

  • $13.04 per month
  • 350 minutes per month
  • 2 extensions

Startup+ Rates

  • $22.93 per month
  • 750 minutes per month
  • 4 extensions

Scaleup Rates

  • $32.69 per month
  • 1600 minutes per month
  • 6 extensions
  • Call analytics included

RingCentral

RingCentral Call Forwarding Charges:

Entry Rates

  • $23.57/month 
  • 100 UK minutes

Standard Rates

  • $31.43/month
  • 750 UK minutes
  • 250 inclusive free-phone inbound minutes

Premium Rates

  • 37.98/month
  • 2000 UK minutes
  • 1000 inclusive free-phone inbound minutes

Ultimate Rates

  • $44.53/month 
  • 4000 UK minutes
  • 2000 inclusive free-phone inbound minutes

VirtualLandlines

VirtualLandlines Call Forwarding Charges:

Basic Rates

  • $7.80 per month
  • Unlimited inbound calls forwarded to UK landline, national and mobile numbers; no outbound

UK Unlimited Rates

  • $10.42 per month
  • Unlimited inbound and outbound calls to UK landline, national and mobile numbers

Global Standard Rates

  • $11.73 per month
  • 400 minutes of inbound and outbound calls to UK landline, national,  mobile numbers and world destinations

0800 Freephone Rates

  • $13.04 per month
  • 300 minutes of inbound calls forwarded to UK landline, national, mobile numbers and world destinations

Telecoms World

Telecoms World is a UK call forwarding service. They offer virtual numbers, freephone 0800 numbers and 0333 business numbers.

Telecoms World Call Forwarding Costs: 

You will need to contact Telecoms to get a custom quote for your business call forwarding needs.


AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Charges:

AVOXI offers UK toll free (00800, 0808), UK National 0300 and UK London (203, 207, 208) numbers.

  • UK Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $7.99-$133.99 per month
    • 100-2470 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.074-$0.107 (for pay as you go)
  • UK National and London Numbers plans range from
    • $4.49-70.99 per month
    • 430-8976 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.04 (pay as you go)

Have more questions? Learn more: UK Call Forwarding

Australia Call Forwarding

Alltel

Alltel Call Forwarding Charges: 

Alltel offers three different kinds of unique phone numbers: 1300, 1800, and 13. Every number comes with the features listed above, but their costs are quite different. One thing to note is that Alltel assumes you will be answering these calls on a landline instead of a VoIP phone as many other providers assume. Answering on a VoIP phone will typically lead to lower costs.

1300/1800

Micro Rates

  • $9.82 per month
  • Calls answered on landline:
    • Local and National: $0.075 per minute
    • Mobile: $0.12
  • Calls answered on mobile: $0.21 per minute
  • Setup: $21.05

Starter Rates

  • $13.33 per month
  • Calls answered on landline:
    • Local and National: $0.068 per minute
    • Mobile: $0.075 per minute
  • Calls answered on mobile: $0.17 per minute
  • Setup: $21.05

Grow Rates

  • $20.35 per month
  • Calls answered on landline:
    • Local and National: $0.04 per minute
    • Mobile: $0.047 per minute
  • Calls answered on mobile: $0.12 per minute
  • Setup: $21.05

Advance Rates

  • $27.36 per month
  • Calls answered on landline:
    • Local and National: $0.068 per minute
    • Mobile: $0.075 per minute
  • Calls answered on mobile: $0.17 per minute
  • Setup: $35.08

13 Number Rates

  • $557.77 per month
  • Calls answered on landline:
    • Local and National: $0.04 per minute
    • Mobile: $0.047 per minute
  • Calls answered on mobile: $0.12 per minute
  • Setup: $35.08

eVoice

eVoice Call Forwarding Costs

eVoice pricing breaks down by paying for your number type, plan, inbound/outbound calling rates (if applicable) and any advanced features you want to add. They offer 7 different plans, making them a viable option no matter how big or small your business is.

1300/1800 Rates

  • $3.51/month per number
  • Plans range from $0-$87.70 per month
  • 125-1875 landline minutes per month OR 43-789 mobile minutes per month*
    • These numbers come from the “call credit” they offer with all plans except the pay as you go
  • Landline Call Rates: $0.056-$0.21 per minute
    • Mobile Call Rates: $0.13-$0.39 per minute

CallHippo

CallHippo Call Forwarding Costs:

CallHippo charges a fee for each number on top of the fee they charge for a plan. For Australia Toll Free, the charge is $22/month. For Local numbers, the charge is $10/month

Australia 800 Numbers Rates

  • Number Subscription: $10 per month
  • Number Charge: $22/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.065 per minute
  • $100 one time fee

Australia Local Number Rates

  • Number Subscription: $10 per month
  • Number Charge: $10/month
  • Per minute rate: $0.022/minute

Optus

Optus Call Forwarding Costs

For 1300 and 1800 numbers, Optus charges a flat monthly rate of $19.29 per month, with a maximum total cost over 12 months of $231.53 (excluding call charges).

  • Local call rates
    • 1300 number: Free for first 15 minutes, $0.062 per minute after first 15 minutes
    • 1800 number: $0.062 per minute
  • National Calls (on a fixed number): $0.093 per minute
  • Mobile Calls from within Australia (on a fixed number): $0.012 per minute
  • Mobile Calls (received on a mobile number): $0.012 per minute

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Costs

AVOXI offers Australia 1800 toll free, 1300 national and local numbers in both pay as you go and bundled minute plans.

  • Australia 1800 Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $7.99-$106.99 per month
    • 340-5000 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.027-$0.044 (for pay as you go)
  • Australia 1300 National Numbers range from:
    • $7.99-$106.99 per month
    • 168-3058 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.048-$0.078 (pay as you go)
  • Australia Local Numbers range from:
    • $4.49-$70.99 per month
    • 430-8977 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.04 (pay as you go)

Learn more about Australia Call Forwarding!

New Zealand Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding Call Forwarding Costs

New Zealand Toll Free Costs (mobile accessible):

Basic Plan

  • $38.95 per month
  • 106 minutes per month
  • $0.238 per additional minute

Value Plan

  • $98.95 per month
  • 476 minutes per month
  • $0.228 per additional minute

Power Plan

  • $198.95 per month
  • 1053 minutes per month
  • $0.218 per additional minute

Premium Plan

  • $298.95 per month
  • 1661 minutes per month
  • $0.208 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan

  • $498.95 per month
  • 2819 minutes
  • $0.198 per additional minute

New Zealand Geographic Costs:

Basic Plan

  • $17.95 per month
  • 361 minutes per month
  • $0.046 per additional minute

Value Plan

  • $33.95 per month
  • 762 minutes per month
  • $0.044 per additional minute

Power Plan

  • $58.95 per month
  • 1508 minutes per month
  • $0.04 per additional minute

Premium Plan

  • $98.95 per month
  • 3413 minutes per month
  • $0.036 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan

  • $158.95 per month
  • 7065 minutes
  • $0.032 per additional minute

TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding Call Forwarding Costs: 

New Zealand Toll Free Number Rates (mobile enabled)

  • Pay As You Go: $29 per month / $0.225 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Packages: $39-$149 per month / $0.173-$0.209 per additional minute

New Zealand Local Number Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $5-$9 per month / $0.044 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Package: $13-$83 per month / $0.014-$0.039 per additional minute

CallHippo

CallHippo Charges

New Zealand Local Number

  • Number Subscription: $10/month
  • Number charges: $12/month
  • Per Minute Rate: $0.02/minute

New Zealand Toll Free Number

  • Number Subscription: $10/month
  • Number Charges: $50/month
  • Per Minute Rates: $0.274/minute
  • $20 one time setup fee

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Charges:

  • New Zealand Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $25.99-$133.99 per month
    • 95-980 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.17-$0.205 (for pay as you go)
  • New Zealand Local Numbers range from:
    • $7.99-$74.49 per month
    • 431-8743 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.04 (for pay as you go)

Feel free to visit our product page if you still have questions about New Zealand Call Forwarding!

Malaysia Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding Charges:

Malaysia Toll Free Pricing:

Basic Plan Rates

  • $27.95 per month
  • 171 minutes per month
  • $0.108 per additional minute

Value Plan Rates

  • $68.95 per month
  • 671 minutes per month
  • $0.098 per additional minute

Power Plan Rates

  • $218.95 per month
  • 2447 minutes per month
  • $0.093 per additional minute

Premium Plan Rates

  • $478.95 per month
  • 5782 minutes per month
  • $0.088 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan Rates

  • $848.95 per month
  • 11598 minutes
  • $0.083 per additional minute

Malaysia National Call Forwarding Costs

Basic Plan Rates

  • $39.95 per month
  • 106 minutes per month
  • $0.063 per additional minute

Value Plan Rates

  • $79.95 per month
  • 783 minutes per month
  • $0.058 per additional minute

Power Plan Rates

  • $128.95 per month
  • 2654 minutes per month
  • $0.053 per additional minute

Premium Plan Rates

  • $398.95 per month
  • 7979 minutes per month
  • $0.048 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan Rates

  • $598.95 per month
  • 11861 minutes
  • $0.043 per additional minute

TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding Call Forwarding Charges:

Malaysia Toll Free Number Charges

  • Pay As You Go: $19 per month / $0.146 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Packages: $24-$114 per month / $0.112-$0.135 per additional minute

Malaysia National Number Charges

  • Pay As You Go: $13 per month / $0.044 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Package: $17-$87 per month / $0.014-$0.039 per additional minute

CallHippo

CallHippo Call Forwarding Costs:

Malaysia Local Number Charges

  • Number Subscription: $10/month
  • Number charges: $30/month
  • Per Minute Rate: $0.023/minute

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Rates:

  • Malaysia Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $7.99-$97.99 per month
    • 157-2437 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.054-$0.082 (for pay as you go)
  • Malaysia Local Numbers range from:
    • $11.49-$77.99 per month
    • 327-4858 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.024-$0.051 (pay as you go)

Singapore Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding

Global Call Forwarding Costs:

Toll Free 

Basic Plan Charges

  • $27.95 per month
  • 171 minutes per month
  • $0.0816 per additional minute

Value Plan Charges

  • $58.95 per month
  • 684 minutes per month
  • $0.0771 per additional minute

Power Plan Charges

  • $198.95 per month
  • 2730 minutes per month
  • $0.0726 per additional minute

Premium Plan Charges

  • $398.95 per month
  • 5782 minutes per month
  • $0.0681 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan Charges

  • $698.95 per month
  • 11748 minutes
  • $0.0631 per additional minute

Singapore National

Basic Plan Charges

  • $17.95 per month
  • 184 minutes per month
  • $0.045 per additional minute

Value Plan Charges

  • $38.95 per month
  • 737 minutes per month
  • $0.04 per additional minute

Power Plan Charges

  • $98.95 per month
  • 2828 minutes per month
  • $0.035 per additional minute

Premium Plan Charges

  • $188.95 per month
  • 6516 minutes per month
  • $0.03 per additional minute

Enterprise Plan Charges

  • $348.95 per month
  • 12598 minutes
  • $0.025 per additional minute

CallHippo

CallHippo Call Forwarding Costs

Singapore Local Numbers Rates

  • Number Subscription: $10 per month
  • Number Charges: $30/month
  • Per-Minute Rate: $0.02 per minute

TollFreeForwarding

TollFreeForwarding Call Forwarding Costs

Singapore Toll Free Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $19 per month / $0.099 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Packages: $24-$134 per month / $0.067-$0.091 per additional minute

Singapore National Rates

  • Pay As You Go: $9 per month / $0.044 per minute
  • Bundled Minute Package: $13-$83 per month / $0.014-$0.039 per additional minute

Siptel

Siptel Call Forwarding Costs

Standard Package Rates

  • $33.18 per month
  • No minimum users
  • 100 minutes of free local outgoing calls
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • International rates: $0.0074-$0.88 per minute

Corporate Package Rates

  • $25.81 per month
  • 5 user minimum
  • 100 minutes of free local outgoing calls
  • Unlimited incoming calls
  • International rates: $0.0074-$0.88

AVOXI

AVOXI Call Forwarding Costs

  • Singapore Toll Free Numbers plans range from:
    • $12.49-$102.49 per month
    • 249-4175 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.032-$0.055 (for pay as you go)
  • Singapore National Numbers range from:
    • $4.49-$70.99 per month
    • 430-8976 minutes per month
    • Additional minutes: $0.013-$0.040 (pay as you go)

Learn more here: Singapore Call Forwarding!