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Score 9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

3CX

The 3CX system is a well-thought out phone system with many features and options. The plan pricing is very affordable and flexible depending on your business needs. However, the key to having a solid, well-performing system with 3CX is the quality of your Internet connection. You may want to discuss your Internet connection type and speeds with a 3CX reseller before deciding on a 3CX system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

I recommend Smith AI to everyone especially when clients compliment me on my receptionist. It could be my secret but, I am happy to share
Sara Gepp | 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

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

  • Pre-screening/qualifying potential new clients - Saves us hundreds of hours in lead qualification.
  • Integrating with our other software (Clio Manage, Calendly, website with their chatbot).
  • Super responsive customer support that fixes things the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

3CX

  • Logs - They give you general or really high-level info but you can't really drill down to specifics of what happened and who did what
  • Better segregation of roles or implementation of RBAC - sometimes you provide permissions to manager to be able to manage queue or ring group and they have way more permissions that are needed but no way to scale them down
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

  • Really nothing has been bad. The only thing that is a little challenging is dashboard which splits chat and phone reception services, which can be confusing. But still very workable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

3CX

3CX 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's been doing really good job for us. Are there better PBX systems out there? For sure there are, with more features and better support. But those are way more expensive and harder to implement and maintain. This system is almost no brainier, next -> next -> next -> finish and you have installed it. With a few more configs to hook it up to your SIP or PRI lines, you are up and running! Everything is GUI based so it's easy to navigate. It have everything you need to run serious call centre so I would recommend it for anyone unless you are Fortune 500 company with billions of budget for IT, then spend the big money and go with Cisco PBX.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

Smith.ai Live Website Chat 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The Smith.ai interface is frictionless and their how-to guides will help you make great chat question/answer decisions
Neal Cornett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

3CX

3CX 5.5
Based on 3 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

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

Smith.ai Live Website Chat 9.2
Based on 7 answers
Smith.ai pays for itself if we can help one site visitor move down our lead funnel to being a client. We have averaged over 50+ new leads each month since implementing the chat and with a close rate for becoming new clients that is double what our advertising PPC new client closing rate has been.
Neal Cornett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

3CX

We didn't want Cisco Call Manager anymore. We used a very old version previously, but nonetheless it didn't have a very good name in the company. PureCloud was too call center focused so in the end, we like 3CX best. A small pilot was configured very fast, and after we went full production, there were no big issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

I have not used other chat services. I use Smith.ai Receptionists and that service from Smith.ai has been flawless, so I went with them for chat as well.
Olivia Sheppard | 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

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

  • Smith.ai chat has delivered 50+ new leads each month
  • Chat has reduced the number of FAQ phone calls by more than half
  • New leads from Smith.ai chat have become clients at an impressive 8% rate - double our advertising rate!
Neal Cornett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

3CX

General

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

3CX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Smith.ai Live Website Chat

General

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

Smith.ai Live Website Chat Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$140 + $71
Basic$300 + $62
Pro$600 + $53
CustomLet us know what you need
  1. per chat after 20
  2. per chat after 50
  3. per chat after 120
Additional Pricing Details
All Live Chat packages include: - Emailed chat transcripts - Custom branding - Mobile-optimized chat widget - Unlimited Smart Q&A - Unlimited Playbook: Program questions determined by previous answers to improve lead intake - Real-time Spanish-to-English translation - SMS/Text Answering - One-time chat custom programming (hours vary by package) - Web installation and set-up - Phone and e-mail support Additional features available: - Integration with CRM software (including Salesforce and Clio), Zapier, Slack and others: https://smith.ai/integrations - Appointment booking - Additional custom programming support

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