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The availability of numerous subscription options is one of the most impressive features of Cisco Business Edition 4000. Businesses can purchase prepaid subscriptions for 1, 3, or 5 years, depending on their needs and budget. The Cisco Business Edition 4000, which is cloud-managed, is the phone system that the small-scaled industry has been waiting for. It seamlessly blends the old and modern, allowing [organizations] to meet their conventional communication demands while remaining compatible with cutting-edge communication technology.
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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.
Read full review Pros Call routing Voicemail SIP Trunking Read full review Cisco 8845 Video phones are very helpful for interactive one-to-one calls, without needing a video bridge for video calls. Cisco 8851 phones have USB port and can be used to connect the USB headsets and easy for use. Proximity on Cisco 8800 series phones are a useful feature to pair smartphones via Bluetooth and answer smartphone calls via Cisco phones and connected headset. Read full review Cons Integration with other vendors More suitable GUI for newbies in IT Integration with other Cisco products in term of WAN connections Read full review It's a basic VoIP Phone and does not have many advanced features found in other models. The display is black and white and is not offered in HD color as one would expect nowadays. The IP Phone is only available to be ordered in limited colors i.e Charcoal or White. It doesn't support bluetooth so you need to use the standard analog headset jack. Read full review Usability
As it is a completely cloud-based product this is easy to access. We easily manage or access it from anywhere. It is very easy to deploy and easy to manage and use. Its mobile device integration feature is very good and we loved it. It is ideal for remote access.
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Easy to use Functions are self-explanatory Light Efficient I generally have no complaints about them as they get the job done. Just a few employments on maybe graphics or so otherwise they are really great 👍 no complaints... Maybe it is just because is just a user and doesn't implement them or something.
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The support once you have been able to actually connect with someone is great. The challenge is that it is very difficult at times to get someone from support at short notice to work with you, especially when you have a production impacting issue. I had a licensing issue that took me about 1 week to get support attention, once connected with them was resolved with two days.
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Cisco support has always been one of the best on the market with a great level of customer service and response time. Smartnet is critical to always have technical support and firmware/software update with new features. The price is good.
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Cisco Business Edition 4000 is an simple to use, cloud-hosted system based on Cisco's IP telephony technology. It is a optimal solution for for SMB businesses and supports up to a maximum of 200 IP Phones. For customers looking for larger user group, Cisco BE 6000 or BE7000 would be a better option.
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The 8800 series phone is lighter and has a better build quality with all except the flagship phones from Yealink, Mitel, and Avaya. The Yealink S59 and Avaya Vantage have a touch screen interface the make them more akin to the old DX650 which is more high-end than the 8800 currently.
Read full review Return on Investment Optimal solution for small/medium organizations. Lowers cost with reduced IT overheads and cloud management. Rapid deploy model helps for fast setup. Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots