Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued) vs. HotTelecom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) was a telephony and VoIP business phone with unified communications features from Cisco, targeted at SMBs. The product is discontinued, and superseded by functionality found in Cisco Webex Calling.N/A
HotTelecom
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Beta Company's HotTelecom is a service that consists of a wide range of VoIP needs with over 6000 virtual phone numbers both local and mobile for business, designed to present an easy to use and affordable means of communication. HotTelecom offers virtual phone numbers, toll-free numbers, SMS numbers, SMS numbers for registration and multi-channel numbers, and virtual PBX set-up. All these come with clear-voice technology, for high sound quality.
$5
Monthly fee + connection fee
Pricing
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Virtual fax number
$30
Monthly fee + connection fee
Virtual PBX
$65
Monthly fee
Direct virtual phone number
from 5
Monthly fee + connection fee
Virtual SMS number
from 7
Monthly fee + connection fee
Toll-free (800) number
from 7
Monthly fee + connection fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEach price is the price of monthly fee. There might be an additional connection fee for the products.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.6
18 Ratings
5% above category average
HotTelecom
10.0
5 Ratings
20% above category average
Hosted PBX8.210 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)9.216 Ratings10.05 Ratings
User templates8.417 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.34 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Directory of employee names9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.8
21 Ratings
4% above category average
HotTelecom
10.0
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Answering rules8.919 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call recording9.115 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call park8.819 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Call screening8.820 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Message alerts8.519 Ratings10.05 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
8.7
20 Ratings
5% above category average
HotTelecom
9.0
5 Ratings
8% above category average
Video conferencing9.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.920 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Video screen sharing8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging8.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)
7.4
15 Ratings
12% below category average
HotTelecom
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS7.415 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android7.414 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(21 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(19 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (discontinued)HotTelecom
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000) is well suited on small and medium sites that need entry-level voice and IP telephony capabilities, together
with powerful, easy-to-use collaboration tools. However , if a single user interface or VMware servers are deal breakers for you, I suggest another call system will likely be a better fit.
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Beta Company
When our clients or partners call our corporate number they can now reach any needed employee or department by themselves. It is simple - they just need to use voice assistant and press the needed number.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • provides phone support for many models of phones and conferencing devices
  • provides full telephony support for pretty much any phone requirement including call centre options
  • 911 service dialing options and tracking
  • bundle pricing on voice, phone and server licensing
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Beta Company
  • Friendly and responsive customer support.
  • Wide geographical coverage.
  • It's easy to set up.
  • High-quality phone calls.
  • There are a lot of additional services available.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Include tools for inter-cluster migration, currently these are provided by 3rd parties
  • Improve the software upgrade process by automating the pre-upgrade and post-upgrade checks
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Beta Company
  • Video calling is not available as a feature.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
Happy with Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000); works great for us and costs to maintain it are well in hand. it also fits our current and future requirements going forward.
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Beta Company
No answers on this topic
Usability
Discontinued Products
BE6K [is] not just a bare metal server ,it is [a] complete solution with its own management tools.
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Beta Company
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Discontinued Products
Overall, the product provides excellent value for money. Our employees may interact at the same time on the Cisco Business Edition 6000 without disrupting the conversation. We have a significant number of employees that perform the same thing with calls, texting, and presence, and none of them have an issue.
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Beta Company
We are totally satisfied with help Customer Support. They were quick and responsive
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
Both Mitel and [Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6000)] allow the benefit of virtualization. If desired you could have an entirely virtual system. Cisco handles the virtualization a little better, however Mitel MiCollab is easier to integrate presence and calls. Cisco underlying architecture seems to be a little more stable, Mitel seems to be a little more user friendly. There are pros and cons and both are good solutions.
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Beta Company
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Been easy to scale as our business has grown and from acquisitions
  • Been pretty easy to maintain the software and upgrade it over its lifetime to date
  • Software and license renewals are pretty straight forward
  • Adding newer model hardware to the system is pretty straight forward
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Beta Company
  • We've got the option to use another marketing channel with HotTelecom's SMS virtual phone numbers. They also provide us with an ability to count everything in marketing campaigns made with SMS numbers and to make the right decisions based on the received data.
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ScreenShots

HotTelecom Screenshots

Screenshot of Personal account on the website. User can perform an order there.