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  • Live2Support is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.5

3CX

65%
12 Ratings
10.0

Live2Support

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

5.4

3CX

54%
4 Ratings

Live2Support

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

3CX

In many scenarios decision is driven by budget and compared to other solutions at the time of purchase [3CX] was simply the cheapest solution for what it has to offer. If you are looking for integrations, extensibility, and advanced functionalities, this might not be a solution for you. At the time of use (and this may have changed by now), there was a lack of APIs, CLI commands, and similar so nothing could be automated with the system. There are ways of importing data through CSV but automation would solve us so much time and support calls if we were able to connect with other systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

Using LiveChat for the type of company I work for (inside sales - remote) is wonderful. Since we are not seeing our clients face to face, the chat feature on our website is amazing for helping assist others.

The only time it becomes a hassle is when the current client/chatter wants a direct call from the person they are chatting with. We try not to double dip in being logged into both the phone and chat at the same time, but we typically are able to resolve the issue without any pains.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

3CX

  • Simplicity: Using a single 3CX interface we can manage every phone and extension used throughout our company.
  • Flexibility: There are a wide variety of options to configure each extension and phone. Changing anything after the hardware is deployed is very easy.
  • Portability: Phones with 3CX can be easily moved or repurposed within an office or at remote locations, including users' homes. The mobile app allows users to use their office extension anywhere without exposing their cell number.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

  • Their customer support is so quick with help/responses!
  • In the two years that I have used the product, I haven't experienced any downtime.
  • Consistency, professional and clean, user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3CX

  • I would like to be able to see direct-dial numbers on the handsets. Currently that is not possible but that would be a nice feature.
  • You need an SBC per location, which can be a point of failure.
  • You also need a server that might get disconnected, which is another point of failure.
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

  • Making it easier to find archived chats (having the option for just one's self)
  • Color scheme changes - maybe some darker colors, not as bright/whites
  • A different way of transferring to dept's and not just giving a direct transfer option as the first option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

3CX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0

3CX Editions & Modules

Edition
StandardFree
Pro1.082
Enterprise1.312
  1. none
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Price displayed is based on 25 users. 3CX pricing is based on the number of simultaneous calls your business requires or in other words, how many calls your system needs to support at once. Unlike other PBX vendors there is no per extension cost.

Live2Support

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$9.99 per month

Live2Support Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

3CX

3CX 5.4
Based on 4 answers
The 3CX Phone System is only a five because while they provide set-up/how-to/Q and A documents to help your district or company get started, they do not offer support for free. The documents provided, though, are good enough for you to get you up and running. We also found a good source of help through a sip trunk provider, which was a 3CX reseller provider.
Laura Steinbrink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

No score
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Alternatives Considered

3CX

The main differences between 8x8, Inc. and 3CX is pricing and ease of use in my opinion. The 3CX system uses annual based pricing plans based on of simultaneous calls your company needs, not the number of extensions/users and offers a free plan. 8x8, Inc. charges per extension with different plans. We currently have 19 extensions so the 3CX system makes more sense for us, however, if your company only has a few extensions you may want to throughly consider both options. In my experience, it was difficult to add new extensions and phones with 8x8 because at least at that time we had 8x8 I could not add anything on the web admin. I had to call a sales rep which took a lot more time. Also, if you didn't purchase a phone and/or headset directly from 8x8 at a usually higher price than Amazon for example then you would have to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to hours on the phone with 8x8 tech support to program the phone to work with the 8x8 system so adding a new extension could turn into a long ordeal. I can easily add new extensions on 3CX directly in the web cpanel. Granted, if you are actually adding a new phone number you would need to purchase that number from a company like ATT first before adding it to 3CX. The difference between a phone number and an extension would be a phone number allows a customer to call in directly using that number. The extension would require the customer to call the main business number then be transferred to the extension. 3CX provides a list of supported phone models on their website
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

They all serve different purposes but LiveChat is the only platform that's actually just for chatting rather than for communication amongst remote employees. All systems work together though and for that, our teams run smoothly and communication is amazing!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

3CX

  • 3CX has a lot to offer for a very low cost as its business model is based on simultaneous calls and not per device. It's very cost effective and very affordable.
  • As the 3CX server does not require a high-performance server to run, with the Public Cloud option, it might allow even further savings.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Live2Support

  • Helps us keep up with our current customers and resolve their issues ASAP
  • Allows for new sales to come through easily. Makes it easier to explain the product and show as we go along.
  • API's allow for a ticket to be created with each chat (into our CRM) and allows us to keep track of the chatters throughout the day and log any information we may have missed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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