8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. Grasshopper

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Express (discontinued)
Score 7.3 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
Grasshopper
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Grasshopper is an IP telephony business communication solution that provides companies with a toll-free or local phone number. It has both desktop and mobile applications and includes features such as custom greeting recording, call forwarding, call transfer, call reporting, and voicemail.
$29
per month
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Solo
$29
per month
Partner
$49
per month
Small Business
$89
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
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
1% below category average
Grasshopper
-
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
6% above category average
Grasshopper
-
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
Grasshopper
-
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
Grasshopper
-
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
21% above category average
Grasshopper
-
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
2% below category average
Grasshopper
9.7
46 Ratings
17% above category average
Hosted PBX7.54 Ratings9.423 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.05 Ratings10.024 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.66 Ratings9.434 Ratings
User templates00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings9.433 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
8.9
6 Ratings
8% above category average
Grasshopper
9.6
51 Ratings
13% above category average
Answering rules9.06 Ratings9.247 Ratings
Call recording9.05 Ratings9.622 Ratings
Call park9.04 Ratings9.812 Ratings
Call screening9.34 Ratings10.036 Ratings
Message alerts9.25 Ratings9.243 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
12% above category average
Grasshopper
8.9
48 Ratings
7% above category average
Mobile app for iOS9.73 Ratings8.935 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.62 Ratings8.929 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
6% below category average
Grasshopper
-
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
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
8x8 Express (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Grasshopper
7.9
12 Ratings
5% below category average
Video conferencing00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Audio conferencing00 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Video screen sharing00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
Small Businesses
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.2 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Nextiva Business Phone Service
Score 9.2 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.6 out of 10
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
7.8
(56 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.0
(42 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)Grasshopper
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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
Grasshopper is well suited for basic needs of texting in and out as well as calling out if you would like to avoid using your personal line. It also eliminates the need to have a dedicated land land in your office or business. You can obtain a vanity number and forward calls through grasshopper.
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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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • I like that there are differing voicemails for each extension, to keep up with the image of calling a separate line.
  • I love the voicemail text emails. I believe we pay a little extra, but worth every penny for those urgent calls while I am in a meeting.
  • The cost is very reasonable for the value added to our company.
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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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • It would be nice to have the ability to transfer some calls to another Grasshopper IVR, for those customers who mistakenly dial the wrong number (we have two incoming numbers, one for corporate and one for sales).
  • Likewise, it would be nice to have the ability to forward to a toll-free number, which would have allowed us to work around the inability to transfer between IVRs (see above).
  • Lastly, it would be great to have an 'emergency' switch setting (default off but could be toggled on) that would let us override all IVR settings and transfer all incoming calls elsewhere (either to a direct dial or toll free number) for those rare times when we cannot take any calls (such as a weather emergency OR the one time each year we take all of our staff on a retreat) - that would allow us to send all calls to a backup answering service rather than just voicemail.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
The admin functions are kind of confusing in the old interface which was my most recent experience on the admin side.
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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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
When I was setting up my account I contacted support a couple of times. They were also very professional, personable, and helpful. Their response is prompt and thorough. I'm confident I can get any question answered as well as help with any issue I might have. That's pretty important to me.
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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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
I have not used any other phone services like Grasshopper. I know that there is another option out there called Ruby, which is more like a virtual receptionist but since I did not try it out I cannot compare the two. When I started my company I found the services that Grasshopper offers to be perfect. It still works for us and we have no need to change to anything else right now.
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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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GoTo (formerly LogMeIn)
  • It's allowed us to keep cost down. Other phone systems can seriously get outrageous in implementation and monthly fees!
  • It's allowed our team the confidence to work in locations outside of the office and still be seen as professionals.
  • It's decreased the amount of time spent on unwanted sales calls via the call screening application.
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