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438 Ratings

8x8 X Series

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Score 8.3 out of 100
18 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • 8x8 X Series ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Call Management, VoIP system collaboration
  • FreeConferenceCall.com ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Cloud PBX, Mobile apps

Cloud PBX

8.7

8x8 X Series

87%
8.8

FreeConferenceCall.com

88%
FreeConferenceCall.com ranks higher in 3/5 features

Hosted PBX

8.6
86%
125 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

9.8
98%
49 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

User templates

8.3
83%
131 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Call reports

8.1
81%
171 Ratings
8.5
85%
8 Ratings

Directory of employee names

8.4
84%
186 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Call Management

8.4

8x8 X Series

84%
8.2

FreeConferenceCall.com

82%
8x8 X Series ranks higher in 4/5 features

Answering rules

8.3
83%
224 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Call recording

9.2
92%
187 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Call park

7.9
79%
176 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Call screening

8.0
80%
166 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Message alerts

8.7
87%
216 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

VoIP system collaboration

8.3

8x8 X Series

83%
7.6

FreeConferenceCall.com

76%
8x8 X Series ranks higher in 4/4 features

Video conferencing

7.6
76%
112 Ratings
6.2
62%
6 Ratings

Audio conferencing

8.2
82%
157 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Video screen sharing

8.7
87%
68 Ratings
8.5
85%
5 Ratings

Instant messaging

8.8
88%
90 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Mobile apps

8.5

8x8 X Series

85%
8.9

FreeConferenceCall.com

89%
FreeConferenceCall.com ranks higher in 2/2 features

Mobile app for iOS

8.5
85%
177 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Mobile app for Android

8.5
85%
136 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • 8x8 X Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • FreeConferenceCall.com is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

8x8 X Series

83%
264 Ratings
6.8

FreeConferenceCall.com

68%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

8x8 X Series

95%
14 Ratings
10.0

FreeConferenceCall.com

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.3

8x8 X Series

93%
39 Ratings
10.0

FreeConferenceCall.com

100%
1 Rating

Availability

9.2

8x8 X Series

92%
8 Ratings

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.3

8x8 X Series

93%
8 Ratings

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

8x8 X Series

73%
173 Ratings
9.5

FreeConferenceCall.com

95%
6 Ratings

In-Person Training

10.0

8x8 X Series

100%
1 Rating

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.6

8x8 X Series

86%
12 Ratings
10.0

FreeConferenceCall.com

100%
2 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

7.6

8x8 X Series

76%
8 Ratings

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.7

8x8 X Series

87%
6 Ratings

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

8.9

8x8 X Series

89%
7 Ratings

FreeConferenceCall.com

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series

The 8x8 X Series allows flexibility to use the company phone system whether you are physically in the office using a handset, or are working remotely using the app on your smartphone. We are able to deploy 8x8 X Series very quickly since there is no requirement for PBX hardware or telco lines since you just need to be connected to the internet. We can easily get new users on the 8x8 phone system immediately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall is well suited for a low price service to connect with others. The onboarding is super simple and easy to use. The ability to record to the cloud is also useful. The ability to host a large number of people is great. The only scenario I can think of less appropriate is that the interface just looks a bit dated, so maybe it is not the best for the wow factor of dealing with clients.
Chris Martino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

8x8 X Series

  • 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

FreeConferenceCall.com

  • The online portal to access call details and recordings is very easy to use.
  • The functions that are offered beyond the free plan are competitive with other providers.
  • I feel that our calls are secure with our own personal access codes and the same number always being used.
Amy O'Day | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series

  • App improvement - connectivity issues
  • Base level training - new employee handbook/training
  • Simplify steps on an overwhelming dashboard. Maybe the ability to set up quick links for functions we do often- to update VM is many, many steps.
  • Customer service when placing a ticket - we have had many issues with them not taking the time to understand our question/problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

  • Recently callers cannot get onto the call
  • Users on the call get bumped off
  • Non-transparent policy about why problems are occurring. If FreeConferenceCall.com can't reliably provide free service, just tell me that rather than blaming it on a law that changed and local carriers causing the problems. The real problem is that the law did recently change, which allowed companies like FreeConferenceCall.com to collect a revenue share for all calls placed through certain hubs--even free calls. This loophole was removed recently, and I believe the service issues I've been experiencing are being used to extort users to buy a paid service in order to receive trouble-free service.
  • I found customer service representatives rude and dismissive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

8x8 X Series

General

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

Starting Price

$12 Per User/Per Month

8x8 X Series Editions & Modules

Edition
8x8 Express$121
X2$241
X4$441
  1. Per User/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

FreeConferenceCall.com

General

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

Starting Price

FreeConferenceCall.com Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.5
Based on 14 answers
Everyone at the company now have the experiance needed to make phone calls, meetings, video conferencing. It's easy to use is unmatched in the industry. It's been a solid product throughout. The phone tree was easy to setup with the implementation team and they guided us throughout the process
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is so user friendly.
Dan Ferris, Master CMB, AMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.3
Based on 39 answers
Most of the easy day-to-day questions are no longer even questions due to the ease of use and simplified experience on 8x8. Changing voicemail via the desk phone or mobile app could be simplified or match the ease of using the 8x8 desktop app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall.com 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am and have been extremely pleased with my use of this product.
Dan Ferris, Master CMB, AMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.2
Based on 8 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

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 9.3
Based on 8 answers
No problems with performance, Pages load as they should. I can't answer on the reports side as only a handful of our Admins ( call center ) currently use that side of the software. It does intergrate very well with Office for meetings and conferences. Sometimes there is a slight lag or static when users are talking, but we found this to be a cause of a users computer had not restarted in a while, Once the user restarts thier computer the problem is resolved, So this is not an issue with 8x8
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 7.3
Based on 173 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

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall.com 9.5
Based on 6 answers
I haven't had the need to call for any support at all yet for FreeConferenceCall.com. It has just worked splendidly for me. That being said, when I first downloaded it and got started using it there was a wizard which made every section and button very clear on what it does. It was easy to get started by following the wizard. I imagine then that their customer service will be just as good.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The person giving the training was very engaged, He also listened and answered all the questions. He created a video for our company while he was training in case we needed to reference it again in the future. The questions he could not answer were answered within 24 hours via an email to the IT support staff here so we could share the answers with the rest of the group
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.6
Based on 12 answers
None that I can think of, Besides the call tree which can get complex, the problems we ran into were not a sticking point seeing the project as a whole was such a great success. One would expect more issues to arise when implementing a whole new phone infrastructure in a company this size
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

FreeConferenceCall.com 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It's a no brainer!
Dan Ferris, Master CMB, AMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series had competitive pricing and we absorbed another environment that was already under contract. In an attempt to have a single unified ucaas we migrated to 8x8. Cisco UCM and 3CX were more involved when setting up but gave us the ability to do anything we wanted with our calls. We had more freedom and did not have forced obsolescence with our PC or wireless clients. 8x8 on the other hand was very easy to setup once we had our call routing and flow and requires us to constantly update.
Daniel Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

So this doesn't have the polish that say Zoom or Teams has, but for free, you can't complain. The real big unknown is anything to do with security where a product like Teams is great. Zoom and Teams seem to have become standard that everyone has installed and is familiar with, but the adjustment to FCC is pretty fast and painless.
Doug Mancosky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 7.6
Based on 8 answers
At this time, we’re very happy with the pricing model that we have worked out and they have provided for us. Just be sure to do your homework, and use your comparisons to work out your cost with 8x8. They will be very straightforward with you on what they can
adjust for you.
Jondre Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Scalability

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.7
Based on 6 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

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

8x8 X Series

8x8 X Series 8.9
Based on 7 answers
PS had all the users etc. set up by our go-live date. All hard phones were activated and when we received them, all we had to do was set them up and punch in the activation code to activate them.
Steve Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series

  • 8x8 [X Series] has been a staple for our organization for years, while it has worked, it has become dated and requires a massive update.
  • The latest update took us offline for 72 hours. Despite adhering to the instructions given in the update email.
  • Mobile and desktop apps do not function properly. The "Helper Tool" does not work and is a nuisance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeConferenceCall.com

  • We pay next to nothing for our access and it creates a professional means of connecting with our clients.
  • Connecting via FreeConferenceCall.com has helped our business stay afloat during this challenging time by giving us multiple ways to connect with our clients.
  • FreeConferenceCall.com has allowed our team to more efficiently collaborate by being able to access calls even when they aren't able to be present during the live conversation.
Amy O'Day | TrustRadius Reviewer

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