With the growing number and popularity of alternative communication channels, some companies believe that a phone system is no longer necessary for conducting business. However, a professional...
8x8 vs BroadConnect Telecom
Compare 8x8 vs BroadConnect Telecom. Find out whether 8x8 or BroadConnect Telecom is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and BroadConnect Telecom and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 35 Reviews
- 3 Reviews
8x8 is a trusted provider of award-winning cloud communications systems for business of all sizes. Having earned over 125 patents and counting, 8x8 is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that help businesses work simply and perform...
BroadConnect Telecom provides VoIP services which include Hosted PBX, SIP Trunking, Hosted Call Center, Video Conferencing, Business internet, and VoIP equipment. They are a leading VoIP service provider in Canada. BroadConnect offers businesses...
- 8x8 Call Center Software - N/A
- 8x8 Global Extension - $79.99
- 8x8 Metered Extensions - $24.99
- 8x8 SIP Trunking - N/A
- 8x8 Unlimited Extension - $39.99
- Virtual Office - $19.99
- Virtual Office Pro - $49.99
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Recent User Reviews
We've been trying to get 8x8 to fix a chronic problem with our recorded calls getting randomly lost or corrupted. We call and email them daily and get little to no response. The typical response is "that department is very busy with other problems, we'll get to yours when we get to it." They say that the problem gets escalated to a higher tier but we still haven't gotten a response and it's been over a week now. I've called our rep Aldrich and he says that he's done all that he can and I've talked to Donovan who is apparently the head of the tech department and he is the one that told me that they'll get to our calls when they get to them. Very unresponsive when it comes to resolving issues.
After 12 months of frustration, we have moved away from 8X8. The issue was never the suite of features. It was customer service for a persistent problem. The basic requirement for a telephone system is that it allows me to make and receive calls. For 12 months, we were unable to receive call from many local people. I was told that it was not the fault of 8X8 and to contact our old provider, Verizon. Verizon said they had ported the number and that was all they could do. We have switched to 3CX. Within 2 days, the local contact was able to trace and resolve the problem. Anyone can now call. My experience shows that 8X8 is not willing to help solve a serious problem. I should also add that they offered no compensation for this issue. I cannot recommend 8x8.
We asked for a quote on a phone system for our 2 locations. We do a lot of calling with in the 2 offices and sales agents on the road because of the nature of our business and wanted a solution that was quick to deploy and would run for home, office and mobile workers. Broadconnect telecom provided us with a demo to test with all the features enabled. After testing other systems from other companies we decided to go with BroadConnect and it has been about 5 months and we couldnt be happier. Apart from a couple of downtime episodes, one of which was due to our ISP's problem, we are happy with the service and the solutions provided.
We are a midsize company with a small call center and were sold the BroadConnect hosted solution complete with reporting services. After making it through a very long 3 year contract with BroadConnect, I have have very little that is positive to say about this company. From day one we struggled with call quality and functionality. For a midsize company like ourselves the hosted system they provide is way too locked down to administer effectively and they never were able to provide all the functionality that was promised during the sale of the system. Their helpdesk is not very helpful as on many occasions my network admin knew more about networking than their technicians. At the end of the day while the price is great, the hassles and lack of accountability from this company is not worth the trouble.