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8x8 vs Ooma Telo
Compare 8x8 vs Ooma Telo. Find out whether 8x8 or Ooma Telo is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and Ooma Telo and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 47 Reviews
- 8 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...
An award-winning provider of business and residential VoIP services, Ooma aims to deliver an exceptional calling experience with its cloud-based smart telephony system that surpasses ordinary phone service. At the heart of Ooma’s effort to...
- 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
- Ooma Home Phone Basic Service - $0.00
- Ooma Home Phone Premier Service - $0.00
- Ooma International World Plan - $17.99
- Small Business Full-Featured Phone System - $19.95
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
8 x 8 is charging me $740 to cancel service. I have been a customer since 2017. Needed to cancel as my business closed for Covid 19 They where horrifying to speak with about this. They had 3 different amounts then landed on the $740 being the most. This had nothing to do with monthly charges, as those where always automatic and up to date. This is a totally made up number as they can not produce a contract. They tell me to reference small print. The small print is not clear- and they cant confirm that was even there with I started service in 2017. There is nothing about an amount for a cancelation fee in the small print. The whole thing is criminal and fraudulent. You can't even get a professional on the phone. They where all emotional and escalated. One even laughed at me. This is beyond traumatizing. I didn't know stuff like this still happened. Please- I will do everything I can to protect other small businesses from this horrifying company. Please- there are many other VOIP companys- pick any of them but 8 x8- and please ask them about hidden fake contracts, and cancelation terms.
"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
If you are looking for a business IP Phone Service certainly stay away from Ooma. If I could give it negative star rating I would. They mislead you by telling you that there is a full money back guarantee but that is not the truth. They would not let us see the platform or walk through it with us until we signed up and provided a credit card; which is fine. They told me that they needed to charge an Activation fee but if I wasnt happy with the service it would be refundable. After we provided our cc then we had access to the site and soon ralized it was not for our liking; it was very basic, plain, and lacked numerous features that almost all competitors have. Literally within 2-hours of signing up, we sent an email and left a message that we wanted to cancel the service. A few days later I noticed the activation company was on by credit card. I called Ooma and requested the refund but the rep told me the activation fee is non refundable. I asked to speak with a supervisor. The supervisor told me she would not refund the activation fee. I told her that it was not a wise business decision because I would share my experience on social media and her reply was go ahead. This company must be very hard-up to swindle people out of "activation fees". We never even made or received any calls and cancelled within 2-hours. I strongly suggest looking at the competitors because you will get much more bang for your buck and the services are much better.
After the initial free Premiere service is over (30 days) we started receiving an avalanche of robo calls. We can no longer use our home phone we get so many robo, sales, and scam calls. Ooma wants $120 per year to stop the calls. We are held hostage by Ooma. Stay way from Ooma. Stay far far away.