What Is RingCentral?

RingCentral is an all-in-one cloud phone, video conferencing, team messaging and collaboration, and contact center system. Their business phone services are most appealing as an enterprise-level replacement for legacy, on-site phone systems.

RingCentral was started to make team and customer communication easier. The cloud-based system allows workers to be connected from anywhere and on any device. Because RingCentral is designed for large, enterprise clients, costs start at $34.99 a month. The company also offers desk phones and integration with other business platforms.


The inbox on Burner (left) and Ring Central (right)

What Are the Differences Between RingCentral and Burner?

RingCentral is designed to solve communication problems faced by large corporate entities. Because of this, they have a lot of features not offered by most other competitors. RingCentral offers their users a desktop app, conference calling, and integration with Salesforce, Zendesk, Microsoft, and Oracle. When you pay more for a service like this, it's because of those fancy business integrations and how much it costs to keep them current and functional.

Despite the higher cost, for large corporations this is a savings in comparison to legacy phone systems or traditional landlines. But for a small enterprise or solopreneur, it’s probably too much.

In comparison, Burner offers users unlimited calling and rich texting with GIFs and video for just $4.99 a month. Plenty to fill your basic calling and texting needs.

Burner also includes privacy protection with robocall blocking by Nomorobo, as well as useful features such as text autoreply, and integrations with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Slack.

Why Choose Burner Over RingCentral?

If you’re a solopreneur, freelancer, or small company with a tight budget, RingCentral may be too costly for you. It also may be more robust than what you need.

Burner is a cost-effective and usable alternative. We offer unlimited calling, texting, and picture messaging for only $4.99 a month. And you can add extra lines through the app any time.

RingCentral offers more features, such as conference calling, a desktop app, and integration with business solutions such as Zendesk.


  • Unlimited calls, texts, and pics
  • Up to 3 auto-renewing lines
  • Spam and robocall blocking
  • 1 swap per line per month

How Much Does RingCentral Cost?

RingCentral, at minimum, costs $34.99 per month. More if you need multiple lines. This is a robust product offering a lot of business solutions for large corporations and enterprises

 Each line costs $34.99, but gives employees the capability to have a desk phone, do conference calling, and integrate with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, and Zendesk.

What Are People Saying About RingCentral and Burner?

I love having this option to use one line with an additional number. I can keep my business and my personal life separate without the need and the hassle of carrying to different phones and the unnecessary expense of additional cellular service. Whoever thought of this is a genius!
— Earl Stahl, Android Reviewer
Great app to keep your private number private, and still be sociable. Have business calls on same phone, and for fun. Talk about user friendly, simple with all kinds of features I didn’t even realize existed. An absolute must. Probably best app I’ve ever used. 10 stars in my book. Thanks for a great app that’s simple and offers so much!
— Brad Wyss, Android Reviewer