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8x8 vs RingCentral
Compare 8x8 vs RingCentral. Find out whether 8x8 or RingCentral is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and RingCentral 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...
RingCentral delivers top-of-the-line cloud-based phone systems and solutions for businesses. Trusted by more than 300,000 businesses worldwide (including recognized brands such as BMW, Twitter, and Guess) RingCentral is committed to eliminating...
- 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
- Basic - $99.99
- RingCentral Enterprise - $44.99
- RingCentral Premium - $34.99
- RingCentral Standard - $24.99
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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.
I contracted with #Ring Central for VoIp phone service for my small business in 2013. It went pretty well with #Ring Central for the first few years. I started have technical issues with the #Ring Central phone and had to use the customer service. #Ring Central customer service uses off US shore call centers. It is very difficult to understand the #Ring Central CSR's. Fast forward to 2019. I was fed-up with the #Ring Central customer service so I switched carriers. After porting my number to the new carrier I contacted #Ring Central customer service to cancel. The #Ring Central CSR informed me that I was in a contract and would have to pay $300 to leave. The #Ring Central CSR informed me that I was in an auto renew contract and I missed the grace period to cancel. I contacted a California attorney. I was told that as of July 2018 companies that are located in CA. can no longer auto renew contracts UNLESS they give the customer written notice of the contract renewal. California statuate Effective: July 1, 2018 West's Ann.Cal.Bus. & Prof.Code § 17602 § 17602. Automatic renewal or continuous service offers; prohibited activities; cancellation mechanism; notice of material change in terms; application of requirements (a) It shall be unlawful for any business that makes an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer to a consumer in this state to do any of the following: (1) Fail to present the automatic renewal offer terms or continuous service offer terms in a clear and conspicuous manner before the subscription or purchasing agreement is fulfilled and in visual proximity, or in the case of an offer conveyed by voice, in temporal proximity, to the request for consent to the offer. If the offer also includes a free gift or trial, the offer shall include a clear and conspicuous explanation of the price that will be charged after the trial ends or the manner in which the subscription or purchasing agreement pricing will change upon conclusion of the trial. (2) Charge the consumer's credit or debit card, or the consumer's account with a third party, for an automatic renewal or continuous service without first obtaining the consumer's affirmative consent to the agreement containing the automatic renewal offer terms or continuous service offer terms, including the terms of an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer that is made at a promotional or discounted price for a limited period of time. (3) Fail to provide an acknowledgment that includes the automatic renewal offer terms or continuous service offer terms, cancellation policy, and information regarding how to cancel in a manner that is capable of being retained by the consumer. If the automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer includes a free gift or trial, the business shall also disclose in the acknowledgment how to cancel, and allow the consumer to cancel, the automatic renewal or continuous service before the consumer pays for the goods or services. (b) A business that makes an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer shall provide a toll-free telephone number, electronic mail address, a postal address if the seller directly bills the consumer, or it shall provide another cost-effective, timely, and easy-to-use mechanism for cancellation that shall be described in the acknowledgment specified in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a). (c) In addition to the requirements of subdivision (b), a consumer who accepts an automatic renewal or continuous service offer online shall be allowed to terminate the automatic renewal or continuous service exclusively online, which may include a termination email formatted and provided by the business that a consumer can send to the business without additional information. (d) In the case of a material change in the terms of the automatic renewal or continuous service that has been accepted by a consumer in this state, the business shall provide the consumer with a clear and conspicuous notice of the material change and provide information regarding how to cancel in a manner that is capable of being retained by the consumer. (e) The requirements of this article shall apply only prior to the completion of the initial order for the automatic renewal or continuous service, except as follows: (1) The requirement in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) may be fulfilled after completion of the initial order. (2) The requirement in subdivision (d) shall be fulfilled prior to implementation of the material change. (f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018. After sending the opinion letter and the above statute to #Ring Central customer service, I was informed that they would "waive" the ETF and close my account. I WON!!!!!
I signed up with Ring Central under a year ago. In that time span, I've had four major outages with phone service and calling for technical support has been awful! They use language lay people can't understand, are terrible with follow-up and then continue to try and "fix" the problem after the issue is resolved. An average phone call to tech support takes me 1-2 hours and I am often incredibly frustrated by their lack of ability to clarify or explain the questions they ask. Most recently, they lost my case file and didn't record any notes and I've had to start over from scratch. I have to assign stars so I've given them one because at least they have an app I can put on my cell phone to use when I'm out of office. If you're a small business, sole proprietorship, or non-profit organization without any technical support, DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. They are impossible to work with!