8x8 Express (discontinued) vs. Phone.com

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
Phone.com
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Phone.com is a cloud based VoIP solution from the company of the same name in Newark, New Jersey, with video conferencing, business phone, and optional premium features (e.g. live receptionist). The company boasts 30,000 businesses as users of its cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions.
$12.99
per month
Pricing
8x8 Express (discontinued)Phone.com
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
IP Phone Connection
$4.99
per month, per device
Phone Numbers
$4.99
per month
Call Recording
$7.99
per month
Basic Users
$12.99
per user, per month
Plus Users
$19.99
per user, per month
Pro Users
$29.99
per user, per month
Lice Receptionist
Starting at $90
per month
Global Phone Numbers
Starting at $4.99
per month
International Dialing
Vary Rates
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Phone.com
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount with annual billing. Mix and match user plans to create a custom plan appropriate for the business.
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Features
8x8 Express (discontinued)Phone.com
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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Hosted PBX7.54 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.05 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.66 Ratings10.02 Ratings
User templates00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Call reports00 Ratings10.02 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
Phone.com
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Answering rules9.06 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Call recording9.05 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Call park9.04 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Call screening9.34 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Message alerts9.25 Ratings10.02 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
Phone.com
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Mobile app for iOS9.73 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.62 Ratings10.01 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
Phone.com
-
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
Phone.com
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Audio conferencing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Instant messaging00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
8x8 Express (discontinued)Phone.com
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(8 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
8x8 Express (discontinued)Phone.com
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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Phone.com
Phone.com is a no-brainer. The cost savings over a POTS or in-house PBX system are tremendous. The affordability added on top of the easy to use and deploy features make Phone.com the best choice. Phone.com is well-suited for situations where you need other-than-standard call holding, call routing, and other similar advanced call features.
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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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Phone.com
  • Customer service and live chat are amazing
  • Simple, straight forward
  • Easy to setup
  • Affordable
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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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Phone.com
  • Phone.com has been excellent with support and I can not think of any areas for improvement with regards to that
  • Phone.com could provide more graphical assistance when programming call routing. A visual indication of the flow of a call should be presented and would come in handy when planning out difficult ques/call routes
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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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Phone.com
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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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Phone.com
No answers on this topic
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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Phone.com
  • Reduced cost and improved our efficiency - all reps love it.
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ScreenShots

8x8 Express (discontinued) Screenshots

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Phone.com Screenshots

Screenshot of Phone.com Dashboard