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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

With the rise of home working due to Covid-19 the flexibility of both of PC Softphone as well as applications for IoS and Android make it easier for centralised communications regardless of what device is at hand. If you are looking for deeper meeting capabilities over the chat\phone capabilities, you may want to review zoom
Craig Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Great for group calls - the rollover feature is good. It makes it easy to have hotlines. The audio is clear and consistent. Easy to access voice messages and you can see you have voice messages without having to dial in through your number. The speed dial is easy to use - this comes in handy because we are often calling the same departments over and over - with a touch of a button we are able to connect right away; with out looking at a hand out for the digits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.5
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.1
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • We love the conference calling since many users are working from home.
  • The fact that we can reprogram it on the fly without having 8x8 do it is a big plus.
  • Being able to take the phones with us using the app on our cell phones is a bonus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Audio quality is solid
  • It is portable and has good distance capability
  • It's compact and easy to carry
  • Battery life is decent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • 8x8 really struggles with ring groups. Usually they work, but too often they exhibit odd behavior that support is unable to resolve.
  • Support is mediocre at best. Opening a ticket is straightforward, but response time is unacceptable (usually about 24 hours). Response is often from someone with poor English who clearly hasn't read and understood the ticket. Often they don't have a solution anyway and suggest deleting and recreating the object. It's 50/50 whether that resolves an issue.
  • Do you need a few extra numbers to accommodate future growth? They are ridiculously priced at $1/month each. Most carriers charge a few bucks for 20.
  • Programming some functionality that should be straightforward has to be done with goofy work-arounds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Ability to change ringer based on internal or external call
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.3
Based on 9 answers
We've had an excellent experience with 8x8 Virtual Office. We have downtime very rarely and the service provided by all reps is excellent. The little quirks that I've mentioned as cons are minor inconveniences but I prefer working like that than hosting our own PBX.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.6
Based on 21 answers
It's really easy to use. You don't have to be technical at all to figure it out, you just have to be able to read and follow directions otherwise you will not set the system up properly and you'll need to call support. The system has so many checks and balances it's near impossible to screw it up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.0
Based on 3 answers
In the time I have used 8x8 Virtual Office, the core system has been up and running almost flawlessly though we do have a slight performance degradation from time to time as is expected of cloud software. The one recurring issue for us is that the fax connection is not always functional for outbound messages. We usually have to retry three or four times to get the fax to connect reliably to the destination machine. Once connected, it's smooth sailing.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.4
Based on 3 answers
None of the features that are available slow down the application. The reports (even the ones with hundreds of records) complete very quickly and the web interface as well as the mobile application never struggle to load or complete a task. The analytics will sometimes take some time to reflect the online status of users but it is to be expected due to connection speeds.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 5.3
Based on 112 answers
I had very good interactions with the general support staff, whether it was over the phone or using the support portal. They are very responsive and do their very best to answer my questions to my satisfaction. My experience with follow-up by our sales representative has been below expectations, especially when it came to modifying our account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

N/a. No in-person training.
Cindy Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.3
Based on 5 answers
I can only respond to this question with regards to transferring ownership of the account. that was easy and smooth.
Cindy Pierre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 provides the most user friendly portal that is simple to use & understand. 8x8 also has the most budget friendly pricing with all of the same features that you can get with the other providers at a higher price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

It's less expensive, more compact but not as robust and well-adopted/supported since Spectralink kind of owns the industry. Cisco needs to make more of these lines of DECT phones in order to compete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.2
Based on 3 answers
We've had periods where our organization has grown a considerable amount and we have had no issues in scaling our communications with 8x8. The number of possible extensions that we can use is far more than we expect to go through in a very long time. The only complaint that I have is a very minor inconvenience for me where I have to download activation codes for each phone. I would prefer to have the phones automatically activated as soon as they are plugged in.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • The functionality of call recording and remotely accessing has facilitated training in customer service and sales skills.
  • Voicemails delivered via email has improved customer service by allowing my managers to hear time-sensitive customer requests outside of operating hours so they can respond quickly. This has improved customer satisfaction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • I set up the desk for new hires in our group - it is super easy to plug in this phone and have them up and running.
  • Having the ability to pre-program speed dial numbers ensures that new hires are able to reach help without having to search for a number.
  • The ability to program ring tones is great, so if we are in the shared space meeting and we hear a phone ring, we know who's phone is ringing - the meeting can go on without everyone leaving to check.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Pricing Details

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

General

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

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.6
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.0
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
5.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.3
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

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