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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Express

For the price, having all of these features is amazing. If you have separate divisions and want to not have a ton of crossover with calls this is a great setup. It isn’t a great setup if you need only one phone since it doesn’t make sense since you won’t use most of the features.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

Google Voice is well suited for a team that would like its employees to text/call one number. When an employee confirms for a shift, or is running late, everyone on my team sees it, but only one person needs to respond. It's very helpful to have that visibility, especially so that everyone on the team knows that texts/calls are being responded to. It can be an issue however when an employee wants to speak to someone directly on the team, and tries calling that number only to get someone else picking up. But usually, we just direct the employee to that specific person's direct phone line, as the Google Voice number is not the phone number associated with the phone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.9
Hosted PBX
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.2
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.1
User templates
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.0
Call reports
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.6
Directory of employee names
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.5

Call Management

8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.9
Answering rules
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.3
Call recording
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.0
Call park
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.9
Call screening
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.8
Message alerts
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.6

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.6
Video conferencing
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.1
Audio conferencing
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.9
Video screen sharing
8x8 Express
Google Voice
7.3
Instant messaging
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.3

Mobile apps

8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.8
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 Express
Google Voice
9.0
Mobile app for Android
8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.6

Pros

8x8 Express

  • Being able to forward calls to my cell phone when I am out of office.
  • So much functionality. So many options.
  • One set price instead of a bunch of add-on fees.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • Google Voice has been great for setting up additional phone lines and numbers.
  • The voicemail inbox is a great feature and you can see when messages come in online and listen to the messages from your computer.
  • Google Voice allows us to have multiple phone numbers and lines for specific business purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Express

  • Setup is a pain.
  • Transferring numbers take a long time.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • I think there is room to improve with regards to call forwarding.
  • I wish there were a concise way to know if the call was to your Google Voice number or your personal number before answering the call.
  • when I add a contact to my account on the web it doesn't seem to sync with my phone even though the same email address is logged in.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Voice

Google Voice 9.2
Based on 7 answers
It's user friendly, how to use it is self explanatory, they support all their own options while someone like Phone Booth uses a third party. I can cancel Google Voice anytime and I choose how much I spend with Google Voice
Karrie Newton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Voice

Google Voice 8.9
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had problems with dropped calls, bad reception, lost recordings - everything works the way it should. The iOS app is easy to use, and the process is easy to explain to other people. It's also the cheapest way I've found to call internationally - I've used it to interview people from London and Austraila.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

8x8 Express

8x8 Express 5.5
Based on 1 answer
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.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

Google Voice 7.1
Based on 38 answers
I give them a 6/10 because while they are well-intentioned and answer the phone if you have complex technical issues or questions they may not be able to help you. To be fair this may have just been my experience, but IMHO I think google should choose a new company for their tech support or start doing it themselves.
Sam Shearin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Voice

Google Voice 9.9
Based on 2 answers
It is a pretty seamless program to transfer to, even for people who either have little experience with these programs or people who were stuck on Skype
Reita Silvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 Express

I love 8x8. Having not used Polycom phones before, the hardest part was learning how to set up and use the actual phones. 8x8 makes it a seamless transition from using other service providers. Their customer service is excellent although if you get their cheapest plan you will only get online assistance.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

I use Google Voice personally and it works great with my Google account. At work, I have a RingCentral account and while it might have more features, I find it more cumbersome to use. The app isn't as polished. The voicemail transcription is pretty good, but not as smooth. Overall, RingCentral works fine, but I wouldn't choose it given the option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

8x8 Express

  • We are still learning all the nuances but we miss much fewer calls.
  • Transitioning calls to the appropriate person is much easier.
  • Ease of use.
Luke Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • Google Voice has saved us a lot of time in regards to overall productivity.
  • Google Voice allows us to operate at a greater scale than without it.
  • Google voice allows us to track which advertisements are working best.
  • Google Voice allows us to spend less time listening to voicemails.
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 Express

Google Voice

Pricing Details

8x8 Express

General

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

Google Voice

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Express
9.1
Google Voice
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 Express
Google Voice
9.2

Usability

8x8 Express
Google Voice
8.9

Support Rating

8x8 Express
5.5
Google Voice
7.1

Implementation Rating

8x8 Express
Google Voice
9.9

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