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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Great for group calls - the rollover feature is good. It makes it easy to have hotlines. The audio is clear and consistent. Easy to access voice messages and you can see you have voice messages without having to dial in through your number. The speed dial is easy to use - this comes in handy because we are often calling the same departments over and over - with a touch of a button we are able to connect right away; with out looking at a hand out for the digits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Fuze is great for a smaller company that does not frequently meet with outside third parties. When meeting with third parties Fuze is not as well known as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, so one of those is usually preferred. Fuze is a great softphone program that allows employees to instant message, text message and communicate form their web browser or a free mobile app to be able to make calls and send texts from their work phone number all from within the app.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.4
Hosted PBX
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.9
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.0
User templates
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.1
Call reports
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.3
Directory of employee names
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.4

Call Management

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.7
Answering rules
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.8
Call recording
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.6
Call park
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.9
Message alerts
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.5

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.5
Video conferencing
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
6.9
Audio conferencing
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.2

Mobile apps

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.0
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.2
Mobile app for Android
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.9

Pros

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Audio quality is solid
  • It is portable and has good distance capability
  • It's compact and easy to carry
  • Battery life is decent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • Availability to use your work number anytime anywhere. Our recruiters make themselves available as much as they can. Being able to answer calls from their worklines while not in the office and make calls from their work numbers is a big deal.
  • Setting up new phones and numbers is very easy with their hub. I don't always have to go directly to their support team to setup new users. As long as I have the mac address of the phone and we have free numbers I can set a new user up in minutes.
  • Their support team is great as well. If I do need to get help with an issue their support team is quick to respond and very knowledgeable about their systems. Their team is also able to fix most support cases within the same day.
David Scalise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • Ability to change ringer based on internal or external call
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • Android and iOS apps do not always handle disruptions from other phone activities well. Inbound phone calls and changes to Bluetooth connections (earpiece to car, for example) can foul up an ongoing meeting.
  • We would love the ability to easily move calls between devices -- Software to desk phone, desk phone to mobile client, etc. Fuze has made some improvements in this area, but there are still a couple of missing pieces.
  • The Fuze Meetings module is still a bit behind the major players like WebEx, Zoom, etc., in features and general usability.
John Dennis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.1
Based on 17 answers
Cost and support and the primary driving factors. The management team has been extremely responsive and assisting even with the obstacles and hurdles we experienced during implementation. We are still learning how best to manage the solution and comfort and pleasure with the solution will increase as our knowledge and skillsets improve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 10 answers
Fuze was built with the end-user in mind. It was built to have a common interface on mobile and desktop. Fuze Web is new, and it also has the exact same interface as the desktop and mobile, and they are still working on the ability to make phone calls from the browser itself, currently it can do meetings just fine. Everything about Fuze was built with the end-user in mind.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.5
Based on 3 answers
We've had a few outages over the past year. More than other vendors I've used. They usually have outages fixed within an hour. The downside is they do not provide root cause of outages. If they do at takes them at least a month to get it to you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Since Fuze runs across multiple devices and platforms they really strived to make a lightweight interface that is optimized for phone calls, chat, and collaboration. The web client loads fast, the chat is always up-to-date, phone calls arrive on-time. The desktop client is the most feature rich and basically it just adds desktop sharing functionality as well as VoIP for calling, and the mobile client doesn't consume a lot of battery, and it stays running to get phone calls, chats, and can do meetings over Wifi, Cellular Data, or Cellular voice.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 6.5
Based on 93 answers
I think it is improving but as I said previously there is a stress on the billing side of the business which gives a perhaps unfairly poor impression of support. The recent interaction that I have had with Support is definitely better and from my experience as good as it has been.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Fuze

Fuze 8.0
Based on 2 answers
At many of our sites with more than 50 users, Fuze sent someone onsite to train. This worked surprisingly well, as the trainer allowed the users to set the pace and answered TONS of questions. Fuze has a very streamlined training process, their staff is very professional, very knowledgeable and very engaging.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Fuze has vast amounts of training videos and guides on how to use its products and services. There are literally endless-hours of training and I often point end-users to a particular video which addresses the specific needs of the user, for example: how to check voicemail. Or, how to share your desktop, etc.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 7.3
Based on 99 answers
I am very well satisfied with the Fuze implementation at our company. It is really easy to set up. It's a straight up process and requires very minimal oversight. I will also like to say that the implementation was fairly quick. Also the UI is very easy to go around. You can easily find any feature in particular that you were searching for.
Jigar Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

It's less expensive, more compact but not as robust and well-adopted/supported since Spectralink kind of owns the industry. Cisco needs to make more of these lines of DECT phones in order to compete.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

Post deployment we're currently reviewing the other unified communications solutions as Fuze is expensive per user when compared to other options available. Fuze has an advantage due to its PBX capabilities however licensing for non-PBX users is considerably higher then other vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
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Fuze

Fuze 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Fuze does have scalability limits but most of that is how many end-points they can put on a virtual PBX, or VCX as they call them, I THINK its limit is somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000, but we've not had issues with that because we have put users into various VCXs some by location, some by department or function. Either way, we have 7,000 currently deployed, and are going to end up with over 15,000 when we are done, Fuze is VERY scalable.
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fuze

  • We receive constant negative feedback from mangers about the system not functioning correctly. (This is mainly due to lack of support from Fuze)
  • This has had a positive impact in that the system is cheaper and we are missing less calls due to the functionality of the system.
Mikey Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Fuze

Pricing Details

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

General

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

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Fuze

General

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

Fuze Editions & Modules

Edition
US Outbound$0.021
Canada Outbound$0.021
UK Outbound$0.011
  1. Per Minute
Additional Pricing Details
https://www.fuze.com/fuze-plans

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
7.3
Fuze
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
6.1

Usability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.5

Performance

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
6.5

In-Person Training

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
8.0

Online Training

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.3

Scalability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
Fuze
7.0

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