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Score 7.4 out of 100
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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

Twilio

If you've ever gone to use a multi-factor authenticated app, and not had your authentication device nearby, but had another device on-hand, Authy is for you. Authy makes it easy to turn any of your devices into your second factor for authentication, ensuring that your codes are always at hand. Even if you don't want to use multiple devices, users will appreciate the ability to back up their authentication codes, so that if their authentication device is ever lost, they can easily recover the codes to a new device, without having to re-register the new device with their applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Contact Center Software

8x8 Express
Twilio
8.8
Agent dashboard
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.3
Validate callers
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.3
Outbound response
8x8 Express
Twilio
8.4
Call forwarding
8x8 Express
Twilio
8.0
Warm transfer
8x8 Express
Twilio
6.1
Interactive voice response
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.3
REST APIs
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.5
Call scripts
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.3
Call tracking
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.3
Multichannel integration
8x8 Express
Twilio
8.6
CRM software integration
8x8 Express
Twilio
9.5

Workforce Optimization (WFO)

8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Inbound call routing
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Recording
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Quality management
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Call analytics
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Historical reporting
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Live reporting
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Customer surveys
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0
Customer interaction analytics
8x8 Express
Twilio
10.0

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

Twilio

  • Easy implementation. Just a few lines of code.
  • Custom numbers for area codes (we have one in each different city).
  • Cost effective. Very cheap not only for a number (about $1 or so per number per month) but also for sending out automated SMS.
  • Good overview dashboards to see activity, send rates, and deliverability.
  • Number verification (so the text that makes you input a code) something we haven't used but will be adding in in the near future.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 Express

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

Twilio

  • There is some latency when calling international phone numbers.
  • You are charged for both incoming and outgoing calls so your costs can go up quite quickly depending on usage.
  • VoIP laws come into the picture depending on where you are located. You may need to get your IP whitelisted by your provider to allow VoIP calls within your location if this is the case for you. Would be great if Twilio could assist with this aspect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio

Twilio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It really cannot get much easier. Simply sign in, verify the device and off you go. I have found Authy to be very easy and almost identical across all the devices I use. I am disappointed about the slow update process. Authy could use some updating, but I have not seen it yet.
Anonymous | 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

Twilio

Twilio 7.3
Based on 14 answers
I've never had to contact Authy's support. Of course, that's because Authy is so simple and easy to use that there hasn't been any need to. Authy correctly implements the time-based one-time password (TOTP) protocol, and becomes it conforms to the standard, it easily replaces Google Authenticator for your needs.
Anonymous | 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

Twilio

Google Authenticator — There's no contest here, Authy feels like a much better choice. It's much easier to recover from a lost phone, and it's one less Google app on my phone.1Password — This is actually the next product we plan to evaluate; it's more promising for sharing accounts across multiple users.
Jeff Eaton | 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

Twilio

  • Our ROI was improved compared to our previous providers. Twilio Voice fees are very reasonable comparing with similar alternatives.
  • We can add easily new phone numbers for as little as US$1 for newcomers and offices, just with the click of a button inside Twilio admin console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 Express

Twilio

Pricing Details

8x8 Express

General

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

8x8 Express Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Twilio

General

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

Twilio Editions & Modules

Edition
Local Calls$0.0131
Toll-Free Calls$0.0131
Browser / App Calls$0.0401
  1. Per Minute
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 Express
9.1
Twilio
8.6

Usability

8x8 Express
Twilio
9.0

Support Rating

8x8 Express
5.5
Twilio
7.3

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