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8x8 vs Speakeasy

Compare 8x8 vs Speakeasy. Find out whether 8x8 or Speakeasy is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and Speakeasy and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.

User Ratings & Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • 4 Reviews
3.85
4.8

Overview:

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...

Rest assured with SpeakEasy's VoIP service. SpeakEasy's unified communications solution (they are also a broadband Internet service) and business VoIP solutions will help catapult your business into the 21st century.

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Provider Info

  • Website: 8x8.com
  • Headquater Country: United States
  • Founder Year: 1996
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  • Headquater Country:
  • Founder Year: 2004

Plans Available*

  • 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
  • N/A

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.

jmoss54 June 11th, 2020

"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

daisychick February 6th, 2019

SpeakEasy, VoIP has been incredible for us; the quality of their customer service and the phone service has been nothing less than excellent.  Initially, it was  a little rocky thanks to SBC's equipment  but my connection to the VoIP and the internet is wonderful.  I've experienced almost no troubles with the line and everyone thinks it is so cool that it sounds so much like a regular phone.  Static IP, phone adaptor plug-in and play, disconnect internal wiring, plug phone cord into a splitter on phone jack and all jacks are live and working 100%.  Simple as that?!!! There are several companies that provide VoIP Services to businesses and residential customers  but if I were to do it all over again, I would choose SpeakEasy without a doubt.

ColtonRivi July 20th, 2010

Ever since VOIP became an option, I have been using the service.  I started out with Vonage but after a couple of years, I decided to switch my voip over to Speakeasy.net with whom I had my DSL (internet service provider). Speakeasy has excellent Customer Service, solid pings and latency, and very little downtime over all of these years. I must say, it is a breath of fresh air to call a company and have the CR Rep sound like they are thrilled with their job and truly want to be there and help you with any issues that you might have.  This is rare and for this alone, I give Speakeasy an all 5 star rating.

bradsargeant July 5th, 2010
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