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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

RingCentral

RingCentral excels for us in office environments where everyone has/needs an individual phone (either desk or via their computer). It is also uniquely suited for situations where workers may move between offices, work from home either during the day or after hours, or be on call in the evenings or weekends. The capabilities of the smartphone app means you are always on the office phone system, even showing a Caller ID as your office when calling a prospect, client, etc. This has been a surprising and much-liked feature for attorney's who don't want to expose their cell or home phone numbers in a call. Located in a hurricane-prone state, RingCentral is ideal for their resiliency to disaster that can keep local businesses connected and working after a hurricane. Having experienced that multiple times in the last 16 years with RingCentral, I can say that they have always worked flawlessly for us.
David Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.1
Hosted PBX
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.1
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.0
User templates
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.8
Call reports
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.0
Directory of employee names
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.7

Call Management

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.5
Answering rules
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.5
Call recording
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
9.1
Call park
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.6
Call screening
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.8
Message alerts
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.3

VoIP system collaboration

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.0
Video conferencing
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.0
Audio conferencing
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.4
Video screen sharing
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.2
Instant messaging
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.3

Mobile apps

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.9
Mobile app for iOS
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
8.0
Mobile app for Android
Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.8

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

RingCentral

  • RingCentral service is solid and resilient to issues.
  • RingCentral is easy to manage as an admin. Users, login styles, extensions, hardware, extensions, and more are always configurable and it makes it easy to support users.
  • RingCentral offers many hardware options. It is easy to procure new hardware as well as outfit older hardware with the help of an adapter.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

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

RingCentral

  • The team chat interface of the Glip application (also called Jupiter) isn't as refined as other chat interfaces. For example, it doesn't indicate when team members have read a message.
  • The integration of Glip with on-premise Exchange is non-existent and not on the development radar.
  • RingCentral personnel were not familiar with supporting paging devices, even though the platform does offer integration with some paging equipment manufacturers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 10.0
Based on 8 answers
We are grandfathered into our unlimited toll-free minutes plan. We are very unlikely to switch because of that. It has been the major factor saving us a lot of money compared to switching to other solutions. I don't know any other company that still offers these unlimited plans.
Justin Bongard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
RingCentral is a flexible and versatile platform. But there is always room for improvement. While I as a technologically inclined user have no problem navigating the interface and configuring my extension to my hearts content. I have had some negative experiences with less technologically inclined users having difficulty with the smartphone app (mostly they are trying to handle calls while in areas with poor 4G signal), I wish RingCentral had a better way of handling these calls or rejecting them if data rates are too low.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 7.0
Based on 34 answers
Their customer support is top notch an provide us with all the answers we need quickly and concisely. We especially appreciated their Installation Services team who got us up and running on their platform within the short time frame we presented and had almost flawless performance in porting our services over to their platform
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If someone has an existing system I tell them to keep that running initially and keep RingCentral separate initially until the system is configured and tested to one's satisfaction. After testing and configuration is completed, then roll over the main phone numbers to the new RingCentral system. I've seen one person who immediately flipped over to RingCentral without properly configuring/testing the software and had many issues with missed customer calls until I helped him sort out his configuration
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

RingCentral

We used Vonage and a local softphone called Communicator prior to switching to RingCentral. Vonage dropped calls left and right and made it very difficult to use in general. Communicator linked to our CRMs, which was nice, but when installing call forwarding it automatically uploaded all CRM contacts into our personal phones and did not remove them even when the program was deleted. This was incredibly annoying, as in order to make a personal call to someone in our contacts, we had to sift through tens of thousands of contacts. RingCentral is simple, user friendly, and only does what it needs to.
Jillian Straw | 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

RingCentral

  • Low-cost teleconferencing and web-conferencing - Competitors for either can easily cost just as much as the full RingCentral platform
  • Able to offer more customized services to partners/clients
  • No need for any special hardware - just need a computer with internet
  • Low investment to integrate with a CRM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series

RingCentral

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

RingCentral

General

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

RingCentral Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials (up to 20 users)$39.991
Standard$49.991
Premium$54.991
Ultimate$69.991
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
7.3
RingCentral
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
10.0

Usability

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco IP Phone 6800 Series
RingCentral
9.0

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