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Score 8 out of 100
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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

Polycom Trio

It is well suited, I believe, in small to mid-level organization where use will be light to moderate. It is useful in a situation where both ends have the same equipment, the same model and the same software release upon them. A scenario where it might be less appropriate is single-use installations and large corporate environments. Though in the future it may become more adapted to the 'open range' of telephony systems right now the system is best when working with others of its kind. It is also inappropriate in a situation where the organization does not have a fully developed Information Technology team or arrangement with a telephony contractor to handle the devices when things go wrong.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Polycom Trio

  • The microphones are extremely sensitive. They make it easier for soft spoken individuals to be heard clearly.
  • It is easy to operate. Once connected through Outlook all it takes is one click to get to into a meeting and two or three to bring in outside attendees.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

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

Polycom Trio

  • Features (it quite lacks what the other brands offer at the moment, in terms of capabilities and integration).
  • Configuration (Its webUI had a refresh and looks good, but compared to other video endpoints in the industry, it's quite difficult to troubleshoot - point of view of support staff).
  • Support (vendor support is okay, but not great).
Anonymous | 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

Polycom Trio

Polycom Trio provides better conference call quality, picks up voice from corners of the room with additional mics for large room, better widescreen display, and it was mostly the user satisfaction which made us choose Polycom Trio.
Anonymous | 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

Polycom Trio

  • Since we were really looking for a device that could provide Skype for Business Online services (web conferencing/video/audio/local screen presenting) at a reasonable price point, I cannot say that this device meets all of our needs. The device has to be at least 99.99% reliable. This is about 60% there. Audio is definitely in the 99% range. Local screen presenting is probably around 75%. Video and web conferencing is about 70%. To comfortably deploy a device in the wild you really need to have 99% reliability. It has to work when its needed. I can understand an occasional hiccup, but one every other day is a too many. If you are replacing older SoundStations with an IP or Skype based audio solution, then this is it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

Pricing Details

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

General

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

Polycom Trio

General

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

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