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8x8 vs ClarityTel
Compare 8x8 vs ClarityTel. Find out whether 8x8 or ClarityTel is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and ClarityTel and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 35 Reviews
- 2 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...
ClarityTel provides top-of-the-line voice and fax solutions for business, as well as a comprehensive suite of advanced business communication solutions, such as SIP trunking, live answering service, call recording module, and more. Since 2003,...
- 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
- Business VoIP - $19.99
- ClarityTel Auto Attendant - $9.99
- Hosted PBX Seat - $19.99
- Metered SIP Trunk - $9.99
- Unlimited SIP Trunk - $19.99
Users Average Rating
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.
I transferred approximately 20 accounts to ClarityTel. The process took several months, mainly because the telephone company I transferred from was very uncooperative. Throughout the transition, Derrick stayed on the case and remained completely responsive to my needs and the needs of my customers . This included after hours and weekend attention when necessary. In any introduction of a new technology to customers who are used to doing things a certain way, you're going to have questions and perhaps some misunderstandings. I've got to say that with the intense focus on this block of customers, service disruptions were kept to an absolute minimum. Several years have now passed since the cut over to ClarityTel. As proof of the usefulness of the software along with it's ease of use and functionality I am happy to report that practically all of the customers involved have remained on the service. ClarityTel offers a great service at a very fair price. I am very pleased that I chose to place my customers on their platform. Their systems are highly capable and extremely reliable. I couldn't ask for more.
We switched to ClarityTel after our then-provider went out of business. We're a call center in Buffalo, NY, with 50+ users and so far so good. The price is really one of the best we've seen in our years using different VoIP systems, and we have not yet experienced any drawbacks (it's been 4 months). I would recommend ClarityTel thus far.