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8x8 vs magicJack
Compare 8x8 vs magicJack. Find out whether 8x8 or magicJack is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and magicJack and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
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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...
magicJack is an extremely cheap VoIP provider that works by using your existing Internet connection to make and receive calls. magicJack provides a plug-and-play...
- 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.
I've been a MagicJack customer since 2011, so when my MagicJack+ packed it in, it wasn't a big deal. I purchased the replacement product MagicJack GO from MagicJack Canada. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. I should have been able to plug it in where the old unit was, and it should have worked, but it didn't. I've spent hours on the chat line trying everything they have suggested. My time was worth more than this $50 (including shipping) product. I've done VoIP installs commercially, and never had as many problems or as poor quality support as MagicJack provides. If you want quality, you have to pay more. I'm tired of listening to my wife complain about the voice quality too.
I'm a networking expert (30 years experience) who has written VOIP code. There are three things you need to get good magicjack service: 1. Network speed. 50 Mbps for VOIP is the minimum to have good quality. The technology works with less, but technically there is a tradeoff between bandwidth versus delay and qalilty. I recently upgraded to 150 Mbps ($59/month). Spend your money on network performance and not your phone line, the latter turns excellent when your speed is good. 2. The power supply is the second cause of problems. People complain about service deterioriating, that's because the Magic Jack USB power supply is crap. But MJ will replace it for free. Or better yet, buy a quality USB power source (from a good store, not the walmart checkout). If the power is flakey the electronics and CPU in the MJ box will be crap. 3. Buy a UPS for your network router, modem and MJ box. Blackouts are when the power really goes out, but more often you will have brownouts where the power isn't full levels, and electronics don't deal welll with that, especially ones in small packages (no room for big capacitors). If you have good power and good networking, most of the problems listed go away. But no amount of customer support will solve that. If you start having to reboot the MJ box or lose calls, check the above comments. Porting in Canada works in 2018, but costs onetime $20, and the Canadian registrar costs $10 per year. Still cheap. E