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8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

Any business that has workers in multiple locations or workers who are based out for the office for significant periods of time will really benefit from the 8x8 cloud-based system. Your direct line follows you around, but because of the Virtual Attendant, office hours and out of hours can be configured so that you only receive calls when you're "at work."
Andrew Steven | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

Google Voice is well suited for a team that would like its employees to text/call one number. When an employee confirms for a shift, or is running late, everyone on my team sees it, but only one person needs to respond. It's very helpful to have that visibility, especially so that everyone on the team knows that texts/calls are being responded to. It can be an issue however when an employee wants to speak to someone directly on the team, and tries calling that number only to get someone else picking up. But usually, we just direct the employee to that specific person's direct phone line, as the Google Voice number is not the phone number associated with the phone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.4
Google Voice
7.9
Hosted PBX
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Google Voice
8.2
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Google Voice
7.1
User templates
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Google Voice
8.0
Call reports
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Google Voice
7.7
Directory of employee names
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.0
Google Voice
8.4

Call Management

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Google Voice
8.0
Answering rules
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.9
Google Voice
7.3
Call recording
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.1
Google Voice
8.0
Call park
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Google Voice
7.9
Call screening
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Google Voice
7.9
Message alerts
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.5
Google Voice
8.7

VoIP system collaboration

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Google Voice
7.7
Video conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.1
Google Voice
7.2
Audio conferencing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Google Voice
7.9
Video screen sharing
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.8
Google Voice
7.3
Instant messaging
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Google Voice
8.3

Mobile apps

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.9
Google Voice
8.7
Mobile app for iOS
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.2
Google Voice
8.9
Mobile app for Android
8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.7
Google Voice
8.6

Pros

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Conference call feature is great. We have created multiple conference bridges, we even have one tied to our virtual attendant.
  • We like the flexibility of the auto attendant and being able to have more than one profile saved that we can change as needed
  • Having Virtual office was especially great when hurricane Irma came through last year and our office had no power, it allowed us to continue to operate from our cell phones without the customer realizing there was anything different.
Robbie Mancl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • Google Voice has been great for setting up additional phone lines and numbers.
  • The voicemail inbox is a great feature and you can see when messages come in online and listen to the messages from your computer.
  • Google Voice allows us to have multiple phone numbers and lines for specific business purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • Ability to integrate multiple businesses onto a single desk phone (or possibility this is a lack of familiarity with the system).
  • Have had no follow-up from the sales rep following the initial onboarding to ask if everything is alright. Would appreciate this.
  • Hardware delivery was somewhat slow, but there's this thing called coronavirus which may have impacted normal delivery times so not sure.
Jonathan Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • I think there is room to improve with regards to call forwarding.
  • I wish there were a concise way to know if the call was to your Google Voice number or your personal number before answering the call.
  • when I add a contact to my account on the web it doesn't seem to sync with my phone even though the same email address is logged in.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.4
Based on 7 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

Google Voice

Google Voice 9.2
Based on 7 answers
It's user friendly, how to use it is self explanatory, they support all their own options while someone like Phone Booth uses a third party. I can cancel Google Voice anytime and I choose how much I spend with Google Voice
Karrie Newton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The web interface is easy to navigate and the data that I need is only ever one or two clicks away. When running reports, I don't have to deal with convoluted filters or awkward logic implementations, it just works and it works well. If I had to fault it for something, I would say that the interface is not consistent all over the place; The account manager portal and the Virtual Office portal have two completely different styles.
Daniel Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

Google Voice 8.9
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had problems with dropped calls, bad reception, lost recordings - everything works the way it should. The iOS app is easy to use, and the process is easy to explain to other people. It's also the cheapest way I've found to call internationally - I've used it to interview people from London and Austraila.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.8
Based on 2 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

Google Voice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.7
Based on 2 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

Google Voice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 6.2
Based on 82 answers
The support was lackluster. I thought my sales rep was going to set up the phone system for me and it took several weeks of going back and forth and then being handed off to an implementation person who helped a great deal, but overall there was an impatience on both the part of sales and implementation with the number of calls that were needed to understand and set the system up. They both told me they were admonished by their management for spending too much time with me on my calls. I tried the chat feature, tutorials, and webinars, but ultimately needed a live person to help me with the final questions needed to set everything up.
Adrienne Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

Google Voice 7.1
Based on 36 answers
I give them a 6/10 because while they are well-intentioned and answer the phone if you have complex technical issues or questions they may not be able to help you. To be fair this may have just been my experience, but IMHO I think google should choose a new company for their tech support or start doing it themselves.
Sam Shearin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

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

Google Voice

No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 8.2
Based on 4 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

Google Voice

Google Voice 9.8
Based on 2 answers
It is a pretty seamless program to transfer to, even for people who either have little experience with these programs or people who were stuck on Skype
Reita Silvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

As far as capabilities and ease to use, they all seem about the same. If you are not technologically savvy this all can be a bit difficult to set up by yourself. Nextiva had great customer service, but the service was not cost-effective and call texting was ridiculously complicated. If I could have access to tech support via chat it would be a lot less time-consuming.
Guillermo Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

I use Google Voice personally and it works great with my Google account. At work, I have a RingCentral account and while it might have more features, I find it more cumbersome to use. The app isn't as polished. The voicemail transcription is pretty good, but not as smooth. Overall, RingCentral works fine, but I wouldn't choose it given the option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office) 7.3
Based on 2 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

Google Voice

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

  • 8x8 has cut down total monthly phone system cost by approximately 25%.
  • We can now work remotely without missing important calls and messages.
  • We can run many more reports than we could before as to who is calling and when.
  • Auto-attendant allows office personnel to not always have to answer if only basic information is needed by the caller.
William Perdue | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Voice

  • Google Voice has saved us a lot of time in regards to overall productivity.
  • Google Voice allows us to operate at a greater scale than without it.
  • Google voice allows us to track which advertisements are working best.
  • Google Voice allows us to spend less time listening to voicemails.
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)

General

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

Google Voice

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)
7.5
Google Voice
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.4
Google Voice
9.2

Usability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.7
Google Voice
8.9

Reliability and Availability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.8
Google Voice

Performance

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.7
Google Voice

Support Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
6.2
Google Voice
7.1

Implementation Rating

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
8.2
Google Voice
9.8

Scalability

8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
7.3
Google Voice

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