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What a difference a year makes! AVOXI recently updated its online shopping cart with new minute packages. With that update, we thought we needed to refresh this comparison to more accurately reflect current offerings—from us and from competitors. In this article, we compare our services with two of the top US toll free number providers: TollFreeForwarding vs Global Call Forwarding.

If you are looking to purchase a US toll free number, the first thing you’ll realize is that you need to do some research to identify the right toll free number provider for your business requirements. There are so many providers to choose from, and you want to make sure that you make the right buying decision.

US Toll Free Number Providers: A Comparison

While there are many providers available for virtual US toll free numbers, we will compare our services with two of the most popular options: TollFreeForwarding and Global Call Forwarding. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each company, and explain:

  • The process for obtaining US toll free numbers,
  • How much each provider charges for US toll free numbers
  • Features and functionality that come with your phone numbers


Toll Free ForwardingTollFreeForwarding is an international telecommunications provider located in Los Angeles, CA. They offer a wide range of international toll free and local telephone numbers.

TollFreeForwarding: US Toll Free Number Pricing

When you first visit TollFreeForwarding.com, you’ll notice that the company offers a free trial for all virtual numbers, including US toll free numbers. They also offer no set-up fees and allow you to cancel your service at any time, no questions asked.

The cost for their service depends on the number of minutes you need. TollFreeForwarding offers US toll free number packages at different tiers labeled Starter, Business and Enterprise. These packages start at $9 per month with a $0.046 per minute for the “Pay As You Go” plan and climb 1,895 minutes plan at $29 per month with $0.029 per minute rate for overage for the most popular plan. These prices reflect forwarding to SIP/VoIP.

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US Toll Free Number Provider - Tollfreeforwarding.com - 2 US Toll Free Number Provider - Tollfreeforwarding.com - 3You can view each price tier as shown. There are different cost options depending on whether you’re being charged monthly or a one time annual charge. You’ll save money by paying upfront.

What types of features and functionality should I expect with my US toll free number?

There are a variety of essential business phone system features that are paired along with US toll free numbers from TollFreeForwarding, including:

  • Call Forwarding
  • Time/Day Schedule
  • IVR
  • Call Recording
  • VoiceMail2MyEmail
  • Fax2MyEmail
  • Real Time Reporting

What other services/products does TollFreeForwarding offer?

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Besides US toll free numbers, TollFreeForwarding offers virtual PBX, RespOrg, toll free numbers for other countries, local phone numbers and vanity numbers.

Their virtual phone number inventory seems to be quite large, as shown.

Global Call Forwarding

Global Call ForwardingBased in Florida, United States, Global Call Forwarding is a brand of UWT (United World Telecom). They also offer call forwarding service for local and toll free phone numbers.

Global Call Forwarding: US Toll Free Number Pricing

Global Call Forwarding also allows you to try their US toll free service free of charge, which is accessible through their home page. Their service is also contract-free, meaning you can cancel your service at any time.

US Toll Free Number Provider - United World Telecom

The cost for a US toll free number from Global Call Forwarding is also split into tiers based on usage, or the number of minutes you will need. These tiers are Basic, Value, Power, Premium and Enterprise. The tiers reflect the pricing plans available on United World Telecom’s site when forwarding to VoIP/SIP. The per month cost is displayed, along with the cost for any additional minutes you may use over the allotted amount for each plan.

What types of features and functionality should I expect with my US toll free number?

Calling features are included in the cost of a United States toll free number from Global Call Forwarding as well. You can expect functionality like:

  • Call Recording
  • Failover Forwarding
  • Rollover Minutes
  • Advanced Call Forwarding
  • Customized Greeting
  • Simultaneous Ringing
  • Sequential Ringing

Note: not all features are available at every pricing tier. Some features are only available if your monthly fees meet the minimum requirement of $500.

Global Call Forwarding servicesWhat other services/products does Global Call Forwarding offer?

Global Call Forwarding also offers varied communication services including international call forwarding, toll free numbers for other countries, vanity phone numbers and local numbers.

If your company needs expanded communication service, besides a United States toll free number, Global Call Forwarding could be a one-stop-shop for that. Their service could function for a small to medium-sized business looking for adequate global coverage.


US Toll Free Number Provider AVOXISince 2001, AVOXI has been a leading toll free number provider for US toll free and international phone numbers. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, AVOXI also has offices in Costa Rica, Jamaica, and South Africa, enabling the company to provide service and support to companies around the globe.

AVOXI: US Toll Free Number Pricing

AVOXI offers a 30-day service guarantee for US toll free number service. And, AVOXI also features the option to purchase toll free number service online through the shopping cart or to get a custom quote.

Online Shopping Cart

AVOXI offers several US toll free number minute packages available through the new shopping cart. US toll free number plans that forward calls to VoIP/SIP start as low as $4.49 a month. Minutes are additional at $0.041 per minute. The Business Standard plan offers 1,895 monthly minutes for $25.99 per month with additional minutes charged at $0.026 per minute for overages.

US Toll Free Number Provider - AVOXIWhat types of features and functionality should I expect with my US toll free number?

Every US toll free number from AVOXI comes with a free cloud PBX. This means that each number includes 40+ free calling features, including:

  • Global Call Forwarding
  • Call Recording
  • IVR/Auto Attendant
  • Ring Groups (Hunt Groups)
  • Find Me/Follow Me
  • Mobile User Interface
  • And more!

Learn more about the features included with US toll free numbers from AVOXI.

What other services/products does AVOXI offer?

AVOXI is an end-to-end cloud communications provider. In addition to US and international toll free numbers, they offer:

  • Local Phone Numbers
  • Virtual Call Center Software
  • SIP Trunking
  • VoIP Gateways
  • VPN Solutions

While TollFreeForwarding and Global Call Forwarding offer reliable toll free number service, they don’t offer advanced global communications solutions, particularly for call center operations.

Which US Toll Free Number Provider Is Right for You?

As you get ready to decide which provider is right for you, you’ll really have to dive into the specifics of what you need, such as:

  • Which company has the features you need?
  • Which provider has the most specific minute-usage tier?
  • And which provider has the best customer service reviews or call quality?

This comparison explored several topics and provided an in-depth analysis of what you, as a customer, could expect should you choose to purchase a virtual phone number with either of them. Use this as an aid in your purchasing process so you can choose the provider that’s the best for your business’s unique needs.

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