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8x8 vs VoIP Innovations
Compare 8x8 vs VoIP Innovations. Find out whether 8x8 or VoIP Innovations is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of 8x8 and VoIP Innovations and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 46 Reviews
- 6 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...
VoIP Innovations is an industry-leading wholesale VoIP provider that offers DID, origination, termination, and E911 services. The company distributes these quality services to carriers, calling card companies, call centers, and resellers around...
- 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
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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 have been with VI for 10+ years and in that time they have provided me with excellent service at reasonable rates. Without a doubt the single thing which separates them from the rest is the people. Their staff is amazing, they do not outsource their technical support which is a big plus. They are friendly and always super knowledgeable. If there is a feature you want that does not exist you can recommend it and they actually give those requests serious consideration. I have seen several requests implemented over my years of service with them.
We have worked with a number of SIP providers and VoIP Innovations has been the most knowledgeable and easy to work with group of people that we have encountered. Recently we had a difficult situation that a client created for us by requesting a release of numbers, and then many months later wanting them back. Nick went above and beyond by literally spending hours with upstream carriers on our behalf in order to win-back those numbers. Considering their low cost for DID and Termination, I can hardly see it was worth his time. But what really mattered to Nick was doing the very best job to help me, regardless of what he would make from the service. This is seriously rare. Most vendors weigh what they will get from helping you and then provide you a level of service based upon your business impact to them. VoIP Innovations has my highest recommendation - truly exceptional.