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Sideline Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Sideline FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sideline offer?

Sideline has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Sideline?

Sideline has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Sideline support?

Sideline supports the following languages:
Finnish, Danish, Italian, Korean, Indonesian, Norwegian (Bokmal), French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Swedish, Thai, German, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Polish, Dutch, English, Chinese (Traditional)


Q. Does Sideline support mobile devices?

Sideline supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone


Q. Does Sideline offer an API?

No, Sideline does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Sideline offer?

Sideline offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

Sideline product overview

Price starts from

9.99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Sideline?

Sideline puts a reliable 2nd number on the phone you already have.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)

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/5

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Sideline features

Functionality

3.8

/5

64

Total features

10

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Mobile Access
Call Monitoring
Call Logging
Contact Database
Employee Directory
SMS Messaging
Unified Communications
Voice Mail

Sideline users reviews

Overall Rating

3.8

/5

64

Positive reviews

67

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.59/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

31

12

9

2

10

Pros
I use it as my business line and it has everything I need. Great features, contact management, superior call quality and convenient features like auto-reply.
Ve been a sideline user for a while now, and I have to say I’m never looking back. It has amazing call quality and tons of features to keep my business and personal line separate.
I love that Sideline works just like my regular cell phone number. It's easy to use and you can text too, which is a plus.
Cons
The telemarketing calls that a business owner gets on a daily basis are insane. When using Sideline, as far as I've been able to tell, there is no way to block aggravating numbers.
It can be highly misused/abused by others who continuously create new phone numbers to harass others that have blocked them.
Worst customer service I have ever found. Cannot contact anyone via phone and no response via email.

Overall rating contenders

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Ross A.

Owner

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating

Great service to ditch the landline

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Scott R.

Public Relations and Communications, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Second number heaven

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, it is a reliable way to add a second line to your cell phone that you can easily use for business purposes. This is especially true if you only need one.

Pros

I like Sideline because it was easy to set up. Most importantly, I don't miss calls that come inbound and it has good texting features. Also they just added a new feature that allows users to send and receive texts from their desktop/laptop. A nice time saver for longer messages.

Cons

Wish the price was a little bit cheaper per month, maybe by like $3-5.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for sharing!

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Ross A.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great service to ditch the landline

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great product that does exactly what it says it will. I also love the voice to text options, the ability to text from it. The ability to set multiple away messages and switch them easily is also quite useful.

Pros

I was able to stop using a landline and add it to my cell phone. I have my office phone with me at all times now and can manage when it is answered and set to away etc. Along with being 1/8th the price of the landline I can also text directly with people instead of using my personal number or a service.

Cons

There really haven't been any con's to the software. I think I have had a total of 3 calls that were of unacceptable quality in more than 3 years of use, and I cannot even guarantee that the poor quality of the call was because of sideline.

Vendor response

Hey Ross, Thank you for leaving such a detailed recounting of your experience using Sidelinewe truly appreciate the feedback and are very happy to hear how well everything has worked for you!

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Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Problems with usage and cancelling subscription

Reviewed 5 years ago

It seemed to work well at the beginning and was good for the price, but things deteriorated over time, causing a lot of problems with my not getting back to customers whose messages got lost in Sideline cyberspace

Pros

It appeared to be a good solution for my small business

Cons

On more than one occasion, people left messages, I saw the call listed, but there was no voicemail there. The developer had no explanation for the problem and could not fix it. I went back and forth many times with customer service. They were responsive but the problem was never fixed. In addition, when I tried to cancel my subscription, Google could not find the subscription agreement I purchased through Google Play, and I spent hours on the phone trying to stop the monthly charges. Sideline support referred me to Google, and Google referred me to Paypal. It was a ridiculous set of events not worthy of anyone's l-o-n-g amount of time spent.

Vendor response

I'm so sorry to hear about the problems you've been experiencing. It sounds like you're already working with our support team, but please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help in the meantime.

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Angela P.

Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool for collectors

Reviewed 4 years ago

It provides another option to reach those customers that already have your phone number blocked. Get more ways of communicating with difficult customers. Less expensive than a regular cellphone line.

Pros

It gives you the ability to have an extra phone number to use while collections. It has all the capabilities as any other phone number, text mssgs, voice mssgs.

Cons

The increased the cost of the subscription. Other than that the product is great and offers great features for the price.

Vendor response

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Angela. We appreciate your honest review. Feel free to reach out if you ever need help with the app!

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Michael S.

Business Supplies and Equipment, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Sideline Review

Reviewed 7 months ago

If the issues are resolved. It will be an excellent product.

Pros

This product is cost effective. I would recommend it based on price only at this time.

Cons

I have been a loyal customer of Sideline since its inception, embracing the transition to a paid service with the understanding that existing customers would be Grandfathered at a rate of $69.99 per year. Unfortunately, this commitment has been breached, as evidenced by my recent charge of $129.99 plus tax on November 8, 2023. This review aims to address the significance of honoring agreements with...

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