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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    7.7

    Broadvoice

    77%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 1/1 features

    High quality audio

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    8.2

    Broadvoice

    82%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendar integration

    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    6.4

    Broadvoice

    64%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Participant roles & permissions

    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud PBX

    8.5

    Broadvoice

    85%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Hosted PBX

    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Directory of employee names

    7.3
    73%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call Management

    8.8

    Broadvoice

    88%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Answering rules

    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call recording

    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call park

    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call screening

    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Message alerts

    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business SMS/External Messaging

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Fax

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Voicemail Transcription

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile apps

    8.2

    Broadvoice

    82%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Mobile app for iOS

    8.2
    82%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Unified Communications Platform and Collaboration

    9.1

    Broadvoice

    91%

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Broadvoice ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Centralized communications management

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Call and meeting analytics

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Broadvoice is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Broadvoice

    86%
    133 Ratings
    8.2

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    82%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Broadvoice

    85%
    10 Ratings

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.9

    Broadvoice

    79%
    7 Ratings

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Broadvoice

    85%
    8 Ratings

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.1

    Broadvoice

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.1

    Broadvoice

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.6

    Broadvoice

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Broadvoice

    The Broadvoice website to check voicemails, update the phone tree, and edit the accessibility of phone lines is always user-friendly and makes our workflow smooth. Voicemails come through immediately and are easy to transfer if needed. I am even able to share voicemail lines with another employee for more effective communication.
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    Cisco

    Although the 6800 range(opens in new tab) may not be as flashy as some of Cisco’s other VoIP offerings, it still delivers reliable, business-grade audio(opens in new tab) in an energy-efficient package that will appeal to many organizations. Specifically designed for companies with “moderate to active VoIP needs,” the 6800 range gives businesses five models to choose from, depending on their specific needs. As security becomes more important, Customers should choose the 7800 series. All of the 7800 models boast the latest security and encryption. Solutions (opens in new tab) so organizations need not worry about audio data being intercepted or interfered with. Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2) and Transport Layer Security 1.2 are employed to help protect the intellectual property of your business. This security also extends to remote workers, who can connect to the Cisco network using the Cisco Expressway without the need for a dedicated VPN solution(opens in a new tab) when using a 7800 series phone.
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    Pros

    Broadvoice

    • Broadvoice is excellent for customizing/tailoring to a business's specific needs.
    • Tech Support is easy to reach, and provides consistent help.
    • Onboarding new customers is very thorough and supportive. Changing phone systems is overwhelming and time-consuming. Broadvoice makes it as easy as possible with clear expectations and fantastic training.
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    Cisco

    • The speaker is pretty good and almost as clear as the 7800 and 8800 series phones.
    • It is about the same as a 7841 in almost every aspect, except it has no POE, but the power adapter is included. It also doesn't have as sleek of a look, and the screen is quite low in resolution.
    • It delivers reliable, business-grade audio(opens in a new tab) in an energy-efficient package that will appeal to many organizations. Specifically designed for companies with “moderate to active VoIP needs.
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    Cons

    Broadvoice

    • Process for provisioning a new telephone can be time consuming
    • Auto attendant text-to-voice options are limited and sound more robotic than some I've used
    • Bits of information about telephone extensions/people are stored in multiple locations. Often I miss updating one piece and have to dig around for it a 2nd time. Not always found in intuitive places. (maybe provide links to related info? )
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    Cisco

    • So while the 6800 range may not offer slick features, it still provides all the core functionality that businesses have come to expect from their VoIP handsets.
    • Most of the handsets that make up the 6800 series do come with a greyscale display, which may be disappointing if employees are used to working with color VoIP solutions.
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    Pricing Details

    Broadvoice

    Starting Price

    $10 monthly, 12 or 36 months per seat

    Editions & Modules

    Broadvoice editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    b-hive Metered Seat Cloud PBX101
    b-hive Standard Seat Cloud PBX182
    b-hive Pro Seat Cloud PBX233
    b-hive Standard Seat - Call Paths74
    b-hive Pro Seat - Call Paths105
    SIP Trunking - Metered116
    SIP Trunking - Unlimited177
    Contact CenterContact Sales8

    Footnotes

    1. per month per user
    2. per month per user
    3. per month per user
    4. per month
    5. per month
    6. per month per user
    7. per month per user
    8. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Based on 3 Year Terms

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Contact Sales

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadvoice

      Broadvoice is an ideal value. It's not the best possible IP based phone system but it's easily one of the best options if cost is a factor. We got a capable and easy to use product while lowering our costs, a total win-win.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Broadvoice

      At first, it seemed "daunting" to use but that is very much the same with a lot of things that are new. Broadvoice supplies great Quick Sheets to main topics, such as Feature Codes, Flow Charts, User Guides, which are easy to read and follow. Once it is used often, it is easy to understand, follow, and make changes to fit your company
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Broadvoice

      Laura H. our Service Coordinator was exceptionally helpful when the inevitable hiccups occurred along the way. She calmly sought out solutions that kept the project moving so that we could meet our move-out/move-in deadlines. Also, their 24/7 Business Support line is staffed with knowledgeable people that answer my questions quickly and accurately.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      In-Person Training

      Broadvoice

      The in-person was done by phone and was GREAT!
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Broadvoice

      Easy for even the most basic user.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Broadvoice

      It was straightforward to set up. The phone was delivered prior to installation. The script and routing of calls were established prior to installation as well. The on-site technician installed each phone and offered training to anyone who asked. The main setup for hours, calls, and extensions was already set up via online meeting, making the phone install on-site a seamless experience.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Broadvoice

      Broadvoice has many more features that are very useful for everyone in the office. Can also go online to find some help tips if they are needed. Also, good customer service, or help from our IT guys that can answer questions we have because they installed the system. Again, I go back to the "park" system that works so much better than just putting a call on hold.
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      Cisco

      I prefer recent models of Cisco IP phone; they have better values and features, I don't know the other phone brands that I have used, but the audio and video quality of Cisco is much better.
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      Return on Investment

      Broadvoice

      • We have pretty much cut our phone service bill in half compared to our previous provider.
      • The reliability of the system has reduced downtime to null.
      • Communication, communication, communication is a must for any organization. Broadvoice has met all our expectations plus. Well worth the investment.
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      Cisco

      • 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.
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