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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.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 46 Reviews
- 53 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.
Someone else commented that they just don't care. This is true. It's a shame that it's true for even one more person, let alone all those who won't bother to write about it. Not everybody will call them about it either because it takes too long and is too much trouble, as noted. I have decided, yesterday, to switch and leave this unconscionably poor service behind, after maybe 12 years. I'm concerned about my blood pressure after being on the phone with them every single day this week -- about two technical problems as yet unsolved and no communication about. I don't understand how they will keep customers after they royally botched this transition with Impact Telecom, and it's now August 2019, months after things should be going so well that it's unnoticeable. Worst conversion/integration of companies and technologies that I have personally experienced in 40 years. They have failed in the areas of communication, reliability, empathy, response time, being solution-oriented, allowing escalation of complaints, response from escalation, customer experience, true customer care, and competence. I would go on to describe my actual issues but it is not worth my time anymore. Just know that if you need to talk with them about anything you will be sorely disappointed in the technical service and customer service experience with the employees who are imprisoned by "our procedure." This is a warning and for the trouble and loss they've caused me I hope many will read this and not only avoid them but cancel service with them. They don't deserve to be paid for the poor business practices they represent. Call for yourself and see what I mean. The only reason I went about "1" in my rating on price is that they have compared favorably with what they claim to do for you. I truly wanted to make my "1" ratings zeroes but the only option there would have been to leave them all blank.
Most horrible customer service and they simply don't care how many consumers are upset . We were with Priimus telecommunications for 15 yrs no issues but since Birch and now Lingo took over its became a nightmare.My international service stopped working and I called 10 times for last 5 days and no one to talk to .. Hold time range from 25- to 75 minutes and then the rep doesn't know what you are referring to so they transfer you again yet to another incompetent customer service rep who again simply doesn't know why there is an issue with long distance calls for 5 days . I asked to talk to supervisor, no luck so I canceled he service!! The cheap cost is not worth it .Bad customer service , horrible communication and lame service all around Goodbye Lingo never again .!!!