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ShoreTel Sky vs Alliance Phones
Compare ShoreTel Sky vs Alliance Phones. Find out whether ShoreTel Sky or Alliance Phones is better for your VoIP business or home needs. The experts at VoipReview have analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of ShoreTel Sky and Alliance Phones and detailed analysis of the comparison can be found below.
User Ratings & Reviews
- 36 Reviews
- 13 Reviews
ShoreTel Sky is a cloud communications company that provides phones and phone service applications with an emphasis on customer service and satisfaction.
ShoreTel Sky has 11 years of experience in cloud-based business phone solutions....
Headquartered in South San Francisco, Alliance Phones specializes in cloud-based VoIP services for small and mid-sized businesses. Although relatively new to the industry (founded in 2012), Alliance Phones takes a straightforward approach to...
- Alliance Phones Easy Plus - $29.97
- Alliance Phones Effortless Plus - $19.97
- Alliance Phones Simplicity Plus - $24.97
- Metered Plan - $9.97
- Unlimited Tier - $19.97
Users Average Rating
Recent User Reviews
Phones keep rebooting randomly during conversations. The app for Windows keeps crashing machines. They give us fixes that don't fix anything, or say that a fix is in testing (but it missed the last release cycle). These types of things should not be happening in a stable product. We are a simple business. No call center, just a receptionist up front that takes general calls and direct-dial to our people (so their volume isn't too high). Nothing fancy, no call queues. Voicemail transcription is OK, but they don't tell you up front that it is limited to 30 minutes/month before starting extra charges. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't do it with ShoreTel Cloud.
Newly installed ShoreTel System and we can't have ringtone differentiation between an outside call and an internal call! Really. Our 10 year old Avaya system could handle that. Maybe too much focus on cool cloud stuff and not enough on the basics. ShoreTel needs to get real and actually understand hoe their customers operate.
We moved from a traditional (non-voip) provider to 8x8 many years ago. I became accustomed to lousy support. After all, it seems to be the way of the world in these times. One day I just couldn't take it anymore. Our phones weren't working correctly, I couldn't get support on the phone and I started looking for a new provider. I was scared stiff. I had online sales customer service and 8 retail locations and no idea what rang where. Alliance held my hand through the transfer, put up with my state of panic and got everything working perfectly in short order. Fast forward years later and Alliance is my VOIP provider for 4 businesses. They provide service and phone numbers in Texas, New York (they even got me a 212 number) and Costa Rica. Yes, they got me local phone numbers in Jaco Costa Rica for RentRica. I recently ported my cell phone number to Alliance. They walked me through setting up a SIP app on my phone, helped me get SMS working and followed up to make sure everything was as it should be. I can only compare the phone service to 8x8 and it is night and day. But I can compare the support to every company I am forced to deal with every day. Alliance has better phone support than 99% of the companies I do business with and that is a very long list. To me, support after the sale is as important as the service provided.
We had previously tried VOIP with a large carrier. We consistently experienced dropped calls and it impacted our business. We decided to try Alliance. We could not have been more impressed. Their platform is amazing and has allowed all our offices in different locations to connect and feel like one office. The call quality is outstanding. Most importantly, Alliance’s customer service is exceptional. We are able to reach the Alliance team immediately and deal with the same great staff. With Alliance, there is no unending wait times and speaking to random individuals at a call centre. Their staff are informed and always have creative and resourceful suggestions to our requests and questions. We could not be more pleased to have transferred to Alliance and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a VOIP service provider. Thank you Alliance!