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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.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 35 Reviews
- 129 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...
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
Users Average Rating
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.
My business partner wanted to go with this service. I have my reservations, yet since my partner was excited we gave it ago. I was trying to change our credit card for billing. It took five calls to get an actual human. She was nice. She tried to help. Loading in three different credit cards because the system kept telling her our address was wrong. It wasn't until on the third credit card that was to a completely different business, address, and bank that she realized that it was not the cards but the system. At the same time, I get an email that they charged the first card which as the one they said we needed to change. I really feel for those who work there, what a damn nightmare to work in such an inefficient place.
The product worked ok, but we eventually had to switch because when we needed help it was a nightmare. Must of customer service can read their scripts in English but they can't really work in it. My account manager put me on a better plan that would save me money - it cost more. Security protocols are absurd and sometimes different departments had different answers to the same security question. We had three fax lines and they were unable to recognize it was all one account. And the real nightmare started when we tried to port our numbers to a new provider. They kept refusing the port and refusing to connect us with someone who would help. Meanwhile they disconnected one fax line and changed the email delivery of incoming faxes and confirmations to me. This is a small business, I am finance, HR and IT. I already get a load of emails every day and now I spend half my time distributing other people's faxes. With experience I have become very good at being forceful enough to get almost any disinterested or in competent customer service rep to help me, but with RingCentral it was a waste of effort. Brick Wall level incompetence on the other side. Run, do not walk, away from RingCentral.