8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. HotTelecom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8x8 Express (discontinued)
Score 7.2 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
HotTelecom
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Beta Company's HotTelecom is a service that consists of a wide range of VoIP needs with over 6000 virtual phone numbers both local and mobile for business, designed to present an easy to use and affordable means of communication. HotTelecom offers virtual phone numbers, toll-free numbers, SMS numbers, SMS numbers for registration and multi-channel numbers, and virtual PBX set-up. All these come with clear-voice technology, for high sound quality.
$5
Monthly fee + connection fee
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Virtual fax number
$30
Monthly fee + connection fee
Virtual PBX
$65
Monthly fee
Direct virtual phone number
from 5
Monthly fee + connection fee
Virtual SMS number
from 7
Monthly fee + connection fee
Toll-free (800) number
from 7
Monthly fee + connection fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEach price is the price of monthly fee. There might be an additional connection fee for the products.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
10.0
5 Ratings
22% above category average
Hosted PBX7.54 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.05 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings10.05 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
HotTelecom
10.0
5 Ratings
18% above category average
Answering rules9.06 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call recording9.05 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call park9.04 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call screening9.34 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Message alerts9.25 Ratings10.05 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
HotTelecom
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.62 Ratings00 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
HotTelecom
-
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
HotTelecom
9.0
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Audio conferencing00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Best Alternatives
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Nextiva
Nextiva
Score 9.2 out of 10
CloudTalk
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.8 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)HotTelecom
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)HotTelecom
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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Beta Company
When our clients or partners call our corporate number they can now reach any needed employee or department by themselves. It is simple - they just need to use voice assistant and press the needed number.
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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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Beta Company
  • Friendly and responsive customer support.
  • Wide geographical coverage.
  • It's easy to set up.
  • High-quality phone calls.
  • There are a lot of additional services available.
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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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Beta Company
  • Video calling is not available as a feature.
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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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Beta Company
We are totally satisfied with help Customer Support. They were quick and responsive
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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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Beta Company
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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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Beta Company
  • We've got the option to use another marketing channel with HotTelecom's SMS virtual phone numbers. They also provide us with an ability to count everything in marketing campaigns made with SMS numbers and to make the right decisions based on the received data.
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ScreenShots

8x8 Express (discontinued) Screenshots

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HotTelecom Screenshots

Screenshot of Personal account on the website. User can perform an order there.