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8x8 vs VirtualPBX

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

User Ratings & Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • 3 Reviews
3.85
3.6

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...

A San Jose, California-based VoIP service provider, VirtualPBX is recognized as a pioneer in the virtual PBX market. They have been providing flexible, reliable and fully-featured virtual phone services for nearly 20 years. Their solutions are...

Provider Info

  • Website: 8x8.com
  • Headquater Country: United States
  • Founder Year: 1996
  • Website: virtualpbx.com
  • Headquater Country: United States
  • Founder Year: 1997

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
  • VirtualPBX Dash Basic - $12.99
  • VirtualPBX Dash Pro - $26.99
  • VirtualPBX Dash Unlimited - $34.99

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

We signed up with VirtualPBX about 4 months ago. We originally were on a smaller plan since we only had 4 employees but as we have scaled up to 12, VirtualPBX has been able to seamlessly scale with us. Price point is unbeatable, service is reliable. Would highly recommend.

jsand1324 May 26th, 2016

We were using Comcast's VOIP service for years, but were getting to a point where we couldn't add more lines to that service. I therefore started researching hosted PBX solutions and decided to sign up for three different ones and try them all out for a month before deciding. The three providers I tried were RingCentral, Ringio and Virtual PBX. In the end I went with Virtual PBX because they were the only ones that provided the ability to record all calls - which we need for training purposes. I ordered a couple of phones and was happy to see how easy it was to set them up. At first I had some issues with delays and dropped calls, but with the help from their customer support I discovered multiple issues with our network setup. Once these were fixed the quality of the calls improved and we had no more dropped calls. I only have good things to say about the technical support have received. It is important for anybody who is looking to use VOIP to understand that no matter which provider you choose the call quality will depend on the connection from the phone and all the way to the PBX. That means your internal network, your ISP’s network, and the VOIP providers network. My guess is that 95% of people’s VOIP issues are because of issues on the local network or with the ISP. Don’t underestimate the scope of switching your company’s phones to VOIP, do a pilot run to work out the bugs before you go big. Today we have over 25 phones running on Virtual PBX and are very happy with the stability, call quality, and cost savings over Comcast. @Karmaza B: What is a CLOUN? Sorry, but I really can't take your review serious.

TorbenRytt April 3rd, 2012
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