3CX vs. Ooma Office

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
3CX
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Cyprus based company 3CX offers an IP PBX phone system.
$1.08
per user/per month
Ooma Office
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features which they describe as flexible and scalable. With plans starting at $19.95 per user per month, Ooma Office is available without contracts or long-term commitments so as to make it easy for a small business to scale its office phone system with Ooma as its business grows. Ooma Office features include: Unlimited Calling in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico Free Local…
$9.95
per month
Pricing
3CXOoma Office
Editions & Modules
Pro
$1.08
per user/per month
Enterprise
$1.31
per user/per month
Standard
Free
Local Phone Number
$9.95
per month
Toll Free Number
$9.95
per month
Toll Free Calling Plan
$15.00
per month
Base Price
$19.95
per month
User Extension
$19.95
per month
Pro
$24.95
per month
Ooma Linx
$49.99
per month
Ooma Wireless Adapter
$49.99
per month
Ooma DP1 Desk Phone
$89.99
per month
Expansion Base Station
$99.99
per month
Yealink IP Phones
$99.99
per month
Cisco IP Phones
$109.99
per month
Yealink Conference IP Phones
$399.99
per month
Conference Bridge
Free
Ring Groups
Free
Virtual Receptionist
Free
Number Porting
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
3CXOoma Office
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptional$19.95 per user/month
Additional DetailsPrice 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.Ooma Office offers plans starting at $19.95 per user/month with no contracts, ever.
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Features
3CXOoma Office
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
8.1
47 Ratings
1% below category average
Hosted PBX00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Directory of employee names00 Ratings8.241 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
8.9
65 Ratings
5% above category average
Answering rules00 Ratings9.357 Ratings
Call recording00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Call park00 Ratings8.540 Ratings
Call screening00 Ratings8.850 Ratings
Message alerts00 Ratings9.656 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
9.2
43 Ratings
11% above category average
Audio conferencing00 Ratings9.243 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
3CX
-
Ratings
Ooma Office
9.0
65 Ratings
8% above category average
Mobile app for iOS00 Ratings9.052 Ratings
Mobile app for Android00 Ratings9.039 Ratings
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User Ratings
3CXOoma Office
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(14 ratings)
8.8
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(2 ratings)
8.1
(31 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
3CXOoma Office
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.
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Ooma, Inc.
We use Ooma Office for everyone in the company including mobile users. It has allowed us to eliminate the spam callers as well give our mobile and remote users the ability to make business calls - from any device, from anywhere, at any time - without having to worry about any long distance charges, or without giving up their personal telephone numbers (at home or cellular).
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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.
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Ooma, Inc.
  • Ease of IVR customization: Allows my business to adapt quickly to an ever-changing business economy
  • Plug and Play application: I was up and running within minutes of opening the box with the equipment in it!
  • Find Me, Follow Me for remote access: No matter where I go, I can bring the office with me.
  • Simple, Straightforward Billing: I recognized savings from day 1; my monthly invoice stays the same every month!
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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.
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Ooma, Inc.
  • Cell phone app could be a little easier to use.
  • Ooma Desktop needs some tweaking to make it more user friendly.
  • I would like my 800 number to be assigned to my personal mailbox vs. having to have its own extension.
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Likelihood to Renew
3CX
No answers on this topic
Ooma, Inc.
We have found it very easy to configure, manage, and expand our phone operations with Ooma Office. We needed a reliable phone network as this is the first means of communication for our customers - Ooma has made it a lot easier for us to manage. Their support is also available 24x7 so that's a huge plus.
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Usability
3CX
No answers on this topic
Ooma, Inc.
Their usability is a perfect fit for a small business. We can offer the same features a large company offer their customer at a much more affordable price. The ease of use of the system make it quick to set up and train staff with little time required.
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Support Rating
3CX
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.
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Ooma, Inc.
Ooma Office support is always available. I've never been on the phone with them for longer than 5 minutes. They are knowledgable, have great active listening skills, are able to make recommendations on how to make Ooma Office work even better for you, and wait times to speak with an agent are reasonable and typically less than 1 minute.
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Implementation Rating
3CX
No answers on this topic
Ooma, Inc.
Have a plan in place before you start the implementation, open communication with the staff on the changes being made, prepare a reference guide on the system and how to navigate the new setup. Budget and allocate time for helping staff learn the new system. Consolidate and coordinate all the questions internally before reaching out to support.
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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
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Ooma, Inc.
We went over to Ooma [Office] after having had Intermedia for several years. Intermedia was good, but they were due for an update on many of their systems, which they did after we left. With Ooma [Office], we have our hold music and other basic, easy to use options that fit well for our small business.
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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.
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Ooma, Inc.
  • System made it one-stop shopping for fax lines and phones numbers and equipment which was convenient.
  • It was a shock to see that $39.98 of service manages to result in about $18 of additional “fees” every month. Makes the service significantly less of a bargain than is advertised.
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ScreenShots

3CX Screenshots

Screenshot of Video ConferencingScreenshot of Advanced Contact Center ReportingScreenshot of Management DashboardScreenshot of Live ChatScreenshot of 3CX AppScreenshot of See the Status of Your Colleagues

Ooma Office Screenshots

Screenshot of Ooma Business Phone Mobile AppScreenshot of Ooma Office Pro Desktop AppScreenshot of Customizable Virtual ReceptionistScreenshot of Configure System Settings through Ooma Office Manger Online Portal