8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. CallHippo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Express (discontinued)
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
8x8 Express was a cloud-based phone system that included unlimited calling within the U.S and Canada, HD video conferencing, business SMS and team chat, pre-configured. As of March 2023 8x8 Express is end of sale and no longer available.N/A
CallHippo
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
CallHippo is an on-demand Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) based Virtual Phone System. CallHippo allows startups and businesses to get local phone numbers instantly from over 50+ countries around the world. The vendor says the easy to use interface and robust backend architecture enables businesses to set up their phone system within less than 3 minutes. The CallHippo platform allows deployment of a flexible telephony network, wherever an…N/A
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$5 Per Number
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.0
6 Ratings
0% above category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
High quality audio8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
8% above category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.7
2 Ratings
9% above category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
Calendar integration9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.5
2 Ratings
10% above category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
Live chat8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
9.3
5 Ratings
20% above category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
User authentication9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.0
6 Ratings
1% below category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.9
6 Ratings
9% above category average
CallHippo
6.9
5 Ratings
19% below category average
Answering rules9.06 Ratings7.15 Ratings
Call recording9.05 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Call park9.04 Ratings7.35 Ratings
Call screening9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Business SMS/External Messaging8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Fax8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Voicemail Transcription9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
9.7
3 Ratings
15% above category average
CallHippo
5.4
5 Ratings
40% below category average
Mobile app for iOS9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.62 Ratings5.45 Ratings
Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration
Comparison of Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
7.1
5 Ratings
7% below category average
CallHippo
-
Ratings
Centralized communications management8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Team messaging8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Team document sharing6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Call and meeting analytics6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
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User Ratings
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
5.5
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)CallHippo
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
The 8x8 app is great and very user friendly and straightforward. Team Members can adjust their own setting as needed.
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CallHippo
Calling abroad to international clients, while we use international number then response rate increases. Also, the client also prefers their country's number to respond. The pricing part is less appropriate. I believe they should be charged only for calling services. The name is also not suitable like what is Hippo means in the name. The person who uses this service is a Hippo?
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • So easy to use!
  • Voicemail - can be accessed anywhere, includes transcription of the voicemail and an email message with the recording
  • Telephone services without all the fees of a landline service
  • Auto attendant, offering recordings of our messages
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CallHippo
  • No positive sides at all.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • We are just starting to use the platform and using limited features at the moment and 8x8 is doing everything we need it to do.
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CallHippo
  • Waiting for iOS mobile app
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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CallHippo
It's the need of my team to perform well and it's increasing the possibility of getting more business. Clients also have more trust while responding when they saw their country's number rather than any other country's unknown number.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
If you get less than 4 phones you fall into the online only customer service. There were a couple of times that I could have used more assistance but figuring it out online was a bit of a hassle.
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CallHippo
Their support is built around trying to prove why the customer (who is not getting the service promised at the price promised) is wrong. For that they pass with flying colors. For actually supporting the user though they are horrible. They come up with creative scenarios to overcharge the credit card while not giving a service.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
8x8 has a much lower cost that avaya for the same features. 8x8 is a bit more user friendly than some other larger well established brands. It still uses industry standards in terminology and call flows to for anyone with voip experience its a pain free switch to make over.
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CallHippo
All of them. This seemed to be the best until they got us down.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Being able to listen to phone calls when there is a discrepancy
  • Keeping the honest honest by knowing we can listen to calls
  • Easy to communicate internally, been very helpful and time saving
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CallHippo
  • Call to all countries supported making it easy to connect.
  • Last resort to make calls
  • Easy to use
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ScreenShots

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