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8x8 vs iTalkBB
Compare 8x8 vs iTalkBB. Find out whether 8x8 or iTalkBB is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and iTalkBB and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 46 Reviews
- 16 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...
iTalkBB is a popular home phone service provider for VoIP phone calls between the United States and Canada and China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
- 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
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
"Mid-Market" 8x8 customer since 2012 with 34 lines and 10 toll free numbers. I was hired in 2013. From the moment I was hired I was getting complaints about dropped calls, spotty call quality, and issues with the softphones. After cleaning up the network, I came to realize it wasn't us (or our 500Mbps DIA connection) it was 8x8. Constantly have had problems over the past five years. If you need support, expect long hold times (30 minutes +) and to have to start running the gauntlet at the base level of support. If, you can get the person on the other end to understand that you're in a higher tier of support, expect more hold time. It's incredibly frustrating considering hosted PBX/VOIP services are supposed to save you time and make your life easier. I'm constantly having to call 8x8 support due to not being able to call certain numbers. Their softphone app constantly crashes or interferes with other programs like webex, chrome/firefox, VNC, Lync, Skype, Hipchat, etc. and often causes issues with computer sound (running Dell optiplex and XPS in this office) forcing a reboot to restore sound levels. The "meetings" part of the softphone app is a disaster. It's so bad we just ended up using gotomeeting instead. The conference lines kept having a problem where if you called in with an iPhone people could hear you but you couldn't hear anyone else. Billing is absolute nonsense. My company's accounting team and IT got together with 8x8 trying to determine what we were being billed for and no one at 8x8 could actually tell us. it's been 6 weeks and we're still waiting on an answer. This company has been an absolute nightmare to work with. If you decide to be brave and use them, you'll regret it. Here's an image of their softphone desktop app (and the amount of time I've been on hold with their support team for yet another number that can't be dialed. You'd think calling from Austin to Anaheim would be easy, huh?) http://imagehost.phoenix-nest.com/?di=6154948616415
8x8 just gets the job done for us. A good phone system is one you don't have to think about much. It has all the features we need, and works well with our remote team on their smartphones. Haven't experienced any down time or customer service issues either.
My friend told me about the new home security product- AIjia home security camera that iTalkBB recently released. I have used the Chinese TV service of iTalkBB for one year and it works great. So I bought two cameras for my house and put on at the front door to monitor the house. The five-star rating is based on what I expected from the system and how it's delivered. The battery life lasts longer than I expected. I only need to charge it twice per month. It is time-saving. The installation and set-up are simple, and the phone app-AIjia app works great. Also, there is no device fee for that camera. That's so cool. If you want to buy a home security camera with a limited budget. I will recommend this product!
Friendly reminder: if you cancel their phone service and need to return the device, you must remember to bring their cat 5 one dollar cable back as well. That's right, not only the box, the AC adapter, but also the network cable! Otherwise, they will charge you $5 for that cable. It doesn't matter you have used their service for 10+ years (that cable they originally supplied may break already); or the cable may get lost. 10 years, who knows! anything can happen! Besides, who will remember to bring that cable, no other companies ask that! Is it a way how this nickel and dime company makes money? Because lots of people may just end up paying and save a second trip!