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8x8 vs Lingo
Compare 8x8 vs Lingo. Find out whether 8x8 or Lingo is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and Lingo and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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- 55 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...
Lingo is a residential VoIP provider that offers home phone plans for nationwide and international calling. Lingo plans come with a number of included features, free calling to other Lingo subscribers, and even the option to keep your existing...
- 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
- Lingo Unlimited - $14.95
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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.
This is the 2nd time I have become frustrated requiring time to write a review for my Mom who has this service in West TN. It is impossible to have reliable service from this company. They now claim that they need to bury a cable under ground as the static and dysfunctionality has continued. It is particularly poor after a hard rain. My Mom has a business and uses her landline as her cell phone does not work well in her home (only by one window/door). Thus, she has essentially had virtually no service for many days. They keep saying they will send someone to bury the line, but it does not occur. They continue to make excuses rather than fixing the problem. This situation has become untenable and I plan on notifying the business business bureau and ask the to investigate further.
I was a Happy LINGO customer for 10+ Years. I was Happy because I only had to call customer service 1 time in that span and they sent me new equipment and everything was back on line quickly! I have spoken with no less than 10 people at IMPACT-LINGO in the last 2 months and I honestly feel bad for the employees who work there. Instead of getting to the bottom of my problems ... I got canned responses and no solutions. I have had no less than 2 different Trouble Id's and they have sent me 2 different pieces of equipment. The second time they even lied about shipping the equipment. I have spoken with Sarah, Sierra, Sarah, Sierra, Brooklyn, Jeane, Asha, Kari, Autumn, Cody, and Vanessa R (Supervisor) If you see this post ... I recommend you start looking for another job because the LEFT HAND isn't talking to the RIGHT HAND!! This is BY FAR the WORST customer service incident I have ever had!! Two months of back and forth and finally today I am told that the current equipment purchased by Impact isn't compatible with the Time Warner Cable equipment I am using. ????? I honestly quit. IMPACT ... YOU KILLED my customer LOYALTY to LINGO!!! Good Riddens! Dennis 928-941-1911