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Score 9.1 out of 100

Twilio

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CallFire

If you need to find a test candidate for your client quickly, this is one of the best ways. Pull yourself a hot list of a couple hundred potential candidates and load them in to CallFire. Then get ready to hit about 50-60 calls per hour. You should have a great test candidate for your client in about 24 hours! It's amazing how quickly you can show your clients the true speed of your company.
Chase Muehlheuser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio is the go-to platform for developers needing to add phone services in their online services. With the merger with sendgrid and the extensions to Whatsapp and other channels, Twilio is becoming the standard vendor to provide all necessary complex communication technical services to a developer audience. Getting started is fast and easy with tons of code examples and exhaustive documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

CallFire
8.2
Twilio
Hosted PBX
CallFire
6.0
Twilio
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
CallFire
9.0
Twilio
User templates
CallFire
7.0
Twilio
Call reports
CallFire
10.0
Twilio
Directory of employee names
CallFire
9.0
Twilio

Call Management

CallFire
8.7
Twilio
Answering rules
CallFire
8.0
Twilio
Call recording
CallFire
10.0
Twilio
Call park
CallFire
8.5
Twilio
Call screening
CallFire
8.3
Twilio
Message alerts
CallFire
8.8
Twilio

VoIP system collaboration

CallFire
10.0
Twilio
Video conferencing
CallFire
10.0
Twilio
Audio conferencing
CallFire
10.0
Twilio

Mobile apps

CallFire
8.3
Twilio
Mobile app for iOS
CallFire
8.5
Twilio
Mobile app for Android
CallFire
8.0
Twilio

Pros

CallFire

  • CallFire provides detailed analytics that show what/when callers select within the phone system
  • The text message broadcast feature is a game changer. This allows a company to dispatch text campaigns with specific calls-to-action, with tracking analytics.
  • The voice broadcast feature allows a mass automated message to be sent to client phones. This saves a lot of time when the same notification needs to go out to multiple clients.
Justin McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
  • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
  • Excellent services and support.
  • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
Max Safier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CallFire

  • The services are easy to use and robust, but there is room for improvement. Unfortunately, not much has changed over the last 2 years of use. There haven't been any new features or innovations in that time.
  • API integration and automation is not easy for most folks to jump into and there is very little technical support or documentation to take advantage of such features.
  • The standard reports are generally sufficient, but there isn't any customization or intelligence available.
Benjamin Cutler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Authy does not support the "push button" multi-factor authentication from your application's native apps. This means if you want to use Authy, you still need to use TOTP based codes.
  • Not really a shortcoming of Authy, but it does nothing to help with multi-factor authentication using text messages - those are still sent to your platform's messaging app.
  • Authy doesn't always display how much time is left before your current token expires, making it difficult to know how much time you have left to enter the current code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CallFire

CallFire 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There is no reason not to, it has proven effective in the usage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CallFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio

Twilio 9.5
Based on 9 answers
Twilio has well documented APIs and examples. There are several tutorials, videos and Q&As regarding their services. So, usability is very good. I must say that advanced knowledge of telephony, API/Programming and error-handling is essential to make good use of Twilio. It's not just plug-and-play unless you are integrated with a system that has all of the programming built for it.
Chirag Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CallFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio

Twilio 8.5
Based on 22 answers
I have not had to communicate with Twilio support in the last 3 years but my past experience with them has been very positive. They replied to my previous requests promptly and kept me well informed to resolve my inquiries.With their documentation that's available, I hardly imagine why anyone would need to contact support since it's all there in a concise and easy to understand format. It would probably take you longer to type out a support ticket than to just open their doc websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CallFire

CallFire has a pricing structure that is attractive to us as a small business. The "pay as you use" options helps us keep our overhead low, especially with so many softwares already in our tech stack. It's a tremendous value for the cost!
Jason Revilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

To be honest, I don't know of any Twilio SMS competitors that have the robust transactional SMS that Twilio SMS has. I know of a few marketing SMS platforms such as Textedly but that's more of an email blast (or SMS blast) to your list then something targeted based on user action inside our application that Twilio SMS can provide. On top of that, in Twilio SMS I can push them through my own segmentation and sequences programmatically to even make the marketing SMS's more targetted compared to some of the pure blast competitors.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CallFire

  • I sent out a broadcast message pretty deep in our data base, well three years out. I had one customer come in and buy thanking me for contacting her.
  • Our holiday season was up 35% over last year, this year we used CallFire more than we did in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Twilio WebRTC allowed us to move a bulk of our communication to the cloud, giving us a lot of visibility on how we were communicating with our customers.
  • It also gave us analytics on how much time users spent on communicating with each other over calls and helped us build features around it.
  • Twilio became the center of all communication on our platform. From chat messages to phone calls, it powered everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CallFire

General

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

CallFire Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$599.001
Grow$299.001
Startup$199.001
Lite$99.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Twilio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Twilio Editions & Modules

Edition
Programmable Messaging$0.00751
Programmable Voice$0.00852
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns$153
Programmable Video$0.00154
Twilio SendGrid Email API$14.955
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$16
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$1507
Programmable Voice$0.0138
Twilio Conversations$0.059
Twilio Authy$0.0910
Programmable Wireless$2.0011
Programmable Wireless$0.112
WhatsApp Business API$0.004213
WhatsApp Business API$0.00514
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.04515
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.00716
  1. per message sent or received
  2. per minute to receive a call
  3. per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
  4. per min per participant
  5. per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
  6. per active user hour (5000 hours free)
  7. per named user per month (5000 hours free)
  8. per min to make a call
  9. per active user per month
  10. per authentication
  11. per SIM card
  12. per MB
  13. Per WhatsApp Template message sent
  14. Per WhatsApp session message
  15. Per min for origination
  16. Per min for termination
Additional Pricing Details
1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.

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