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Sonetel Review and Pricing

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Occasionally, potential customers ask us which virtual number service we would we recommend if they wanted to know their options. Since we believe nobody delivers the overall quality, worldwide coverage, or competitive pricing that AVOXI does, we don’t mind offering a list of competitors for comparison.

Today, we're making that process easier by showcasing Sonetel pricing in some of the most popular international service locations. In addition, we'll include a list of other Sonetel alternatives and a brief summary of their pricing for comparison.

The purpose of this post is to help potential customers feel as informed as possible before making a decision. If you read through this review and don’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know! Your feedback makes it possible for us to update this piece and future educational content to be as informative and useful as possible.

Sonetel Company Overview

Sonetel AB is a Sweden-based company, that offers international number services suited to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The company's head office is located in India, with data centers in the US and the Netherlands.

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Sonetel's Standard Features

Sonetel offers “Standard” features which are included free with any package. They offer limited advanced or customized features and these are available on their Premium plan.

Standard Features:

  • Global call forwarding.
  • Free conference calling for up to 4 participants.
  • Conference call rooms for up to 100 participants.
  • Voice Response.
  • Free call recording.
  • Custom Caller ID.

 

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Advanced Features and Add-ons

Unlimited Calling with Premium Plans

Sonetel's Premium plan is subject to their fair use policy, which does not allow unlimited minutes or services for numbers that are connected to a PBX or calls being forward to a call center. Other limits that apply, include:

  • Free call forwarding to landlines (up to 2,500 minutes).
  • Free conference calling up to 25 participants (local numbers only).
  • Free fax-to-email (up to 1,000 faxes per month).
  • Free SMS-to-email (up to 2,500 SMS per month).

VIP Customer Service

Premium plans includes VIP customer handling and customer service.

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How Sonetel Pricing Works

Sonetel offers international virtual phone numbers in 160 countries, which can be purchased through their website after a registration and validation processes. Their services are suited to entrepreneurs and small businesses wanting to expand into the global market. Unlike other international carriers that route calls through VoIP, Sonetel routes call through a traditional line or mobile phone. 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. The Premium plan and includes unlimited calls and VIP handling for an additional monthly fee. 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.

Sonetel Pricing by Country

Below, we look at price comparisons from 3 international virtual number providers in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Global Call Forwarding: Global Call Forwarding offers toll free, local and mobile numbers in 150+ countries. Their prices are based on bundled minute packages, which are broken down into five packages: Basic, Value, Power, Premium, and Enterprise. Their prices are based on bundled minutes, for 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.
  • TollFreeForwarding offers virtual phone number services in over 120 countries and 1,000 major cities around the worldwide. Their pricing structure is based on bundled usage minutes attached to each virtual number. Overage call minutes are charged at reduced call rates, with costs reducing as on higher packages.
  • Real PBX provides business numbers for in select countries around the world. Their 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.

Australia

Australia toll free number plans with 90 bundled minutes start at $5.99 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $68.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Monthly: $5.99
  • Incoming Calls: $0.07 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Premium Fee:  $9.95
  • Monthly: $5.99
  • Incoming Calls: $0.07 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: FREE
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Australia local number plans with 90 bundled minutes start at $8.49 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $68.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Monthly: $8.49
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Premium Fee:  $9.95
  • Monthly: $8.49
  • Incoming Calls: $0.01 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: FREE

 

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Sonetel Alternatives

Global Call Forwarding

Toll free number pricing plans start at $13.95 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 85 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to VoIP
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.0816 minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local free number pricing plans start at $12.95 a month; this standard plan includes

  • 133 calling minutes.
  • When forwarding to VoIP
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs:  Toll free: $0.045 minute.
  • 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

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

United States

The United States toll free number plan with 90 bundled minutes start at $5.99 per month when forwarding to Australia. There is a one-time setup fee of $68.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Monthly: $5.99
  • Incoming Calls: $0.3 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Premium Fee: $9.95
  • Monthly: $5.99
  • Incoming Calls: $0.03 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: FREE
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United States local number plans with 90 bundled minutes start at $2.49 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $68.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Monthly: $2.49
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Premium Fee: $9.95
  • Monthly: $2.49
  • Call Forwarding: FREE
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Sonetel Alternatives

Global Call Forwarding

Toll free number plans start at $12.95 per month; this standard plan includes

  • 303 calling minutes
  • When forwarding to VoIP
  • Additional Inbound Minutes Costs: $0.03 per additional minute
  • Setup Fees:  None
  • Standard Features

Local number plans that start at $7.95 per month

  • 139 calling minutes
  • When forwarding to VoIP
  • Addtional Inbount Minute Costs: $0.35
  • 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

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

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom toll free number plans with 94 bundled minutes start at $3.69 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $68.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Monthly: $3.69
  • Incoming Calls: $0.13 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $68
  • Premium Fee:  $9.95
  • Monthly: $3.69
  • Incoming Calls: $0.13 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: FREE
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United Kingdom local number plans with 90 bundled minutes start at $3.69 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $50.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $50
  • Monthly: $3.69
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $50
  • Premium Fee: $9.95
  • Monthly: $3.69
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute
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Sonetel Alternatives

Global Call Forwarding

Toll free number plans start at $18.95 per month; this standard plan includes

  • 212 calling minutes.
  • Additional Inbound Minutes Costs $0.037 per minute.
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number plans start at $12.95 per month; this standard plan includes

  • 303 monthly minutes
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs: Local number $0.04 per minute.
  • 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

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

 

United Arab Emirates

UAE toll free number plans with 90 bundled minutes start at $184.00 per month when forwarding to the United States. There is a one-time setup fee of $249.00 and includes standard features. An overall estimated monthly cost is broken down as follows:

Standard Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $249
  • Monthly: $184
  • Incoming Calls: $0.053 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: $0.01 per minute

Premium Plan:

  • Setup Fee: $249
  • Premium Fee: $9.95
  • Monthly: $184
  • Incoming Calls: $0.053 per minute
  • Call Forwarding: FREE

 

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UAE local numbers are not available.

Sonetel Alternatives

Global Call Forwarding

Toll free number plans start at $78.95; this standard plan includes

  • 138 calling minutes
  • When forwarded to VoIP
  • Additional Inbound Minute Costs: Toll Free $0.468
  • Setup Fees: None
  • Standard Features

Local number plans start at $118.95 per month; this standard plan includes:

  • $121 calling minutes.
  • When forwarded to VoIP
  • Additional Inbound Minutes Costs: Local number $0.758
  • 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

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

 

Choosing Your Service

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!

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AVOXI carries a large inventory of toll-free numbers in 140+ countries and local numbers in over 2500 major cities.  All our numbers include:

  • 20+ VoIP features.
  • Purchas a virtual number for 30 days risk-free trial period.
  • 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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