Cisco IP Phones vs. Intermedia Unite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco IP Phones
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco began developing voice over IP (VoIP) communications and collaboration solutions in 1997. Currently, Cisco states they have more than 100,000 unified communications customers worldwide. The modern Cisco IP Phone portfolio includes VoIP and HD video phones designed to meet the needs of organizations.N/A
Intermedia Unite
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Intermedia Unite is a unified communications option and collaboration platform for SMBs, providing a PBX phone system, vide and web conferencing with screen sharing, chat, and file management and sharing.
$15.99
per month per user
Pricing
Cisco IP PhonesIntermedia Unite
Editions & Modules
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Unite For Teams
$15.99
per month per user
Unite With Teams
$22.99
per month per user
Unite Pro
$27.99
per month per user
Unite Enterprise
$32.99
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco IP PhonesIntermedia Unite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIntermedia Unite helps employees to be more productive and collaborative, increasing efficiency and decreasing the costs of expensive on-premises systems.
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Small Businesses
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Lifesize Video Conferencing
Score 8.0 out of 10
Nextiva
Nextiva
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.0 out of 10
Nextiva
Nextiva
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Headsets
Cisco Headsets
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Call Manager)
Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco IP PhonesIntermedia Unite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(56 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(11 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(42 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco IP PhonesIntermedia Unite
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
We have found so many use cases for Cisco IP Phones and have not come across too many situations where they were not well suited, other than being mobile. We have moved to another Cisco Solution for Mobile communications. We have phones all over the place, in offices, in clinical areas, in lobby or public areas, and even in all of our conferencing and meeting spaces.
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Intermedia
If you have seasonal workers, need to quickly scale, or cut contracts, [Intermedia] Unite is awesome. Highly recommend for companies that need an at home workspace.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Vibrant display
  • Retains mute functionality between headset and speakerphone
  • Consistent and incredibly clear audio
  • Energy saving mode, during nighttime hours
  • Mute light is physically linked with the button and the feature, if that light is on, you KNOW you're muted!
  • Variety of customizable ringtones
  • Supports up to 10 lines, if needed
  • Built-in camera provides quick and easy access to join any meeting or call in 720p HD
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Intermedia
  • No contracts
  • Scale up or down very quickly
  • Easy to deploy - no hardware required.
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Cons
Cisco
  • So while the 6800 range may not offer slick features, it still provides all the core functionality that businesses have come to expect from their VoIP handsets.
  • Most of the handsets that make up the 6800 series do come with a greyscale display, which may be disappointing if employees are used to working with color VoIP solutions.
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Intermedia
  • The price is on the higher end
  • Normal issues for VoIP - if users have low bandwidth, high jitter or latency
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
i think it's profitable and a good return on investment as a person who make an architecture based on VOIP with IP phones i really enjoyed the process of configuration of the router , the switch and everything and then when i had to test the communication between two phones I've configured it was a joy. Also it's a good phone to receive and give calls to our clients.
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Intermedia
No answers on this topic
Usability
Cisco
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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Intermedia
The web interface takes a little getting used to, but once you are familiar, it is very easy to use and administrate. The end user has a very easy to use app.
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Support Rating
Cisco
Cisco support is very quick, we can raise the Cisco TAC case by email or using Cisco's website. And if anything urgent like P1 or P2 issues we can directly call to Cisco customer support number and speak with support engineers quickly. So it helps to resolve issues in highly speedy manner.
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Intermedia
Intermedia [Unite] support is top notch. Their response time is great and don't have a lot of issues.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Reduced equipment and infrastructure cost increased productivityEasier network management
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Intermedia
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Intermedia
[Intermedia] Unite has no contracts and offers great service. Other companies require contracts, and for highly scalable businesses, this isn't optimal.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Intermedia
  • During offseason, we scaled back to 150 phones and during peak, we scaled up to 400 phones. No contracts, no fees, just month to month billing. Awesome
  • Support and ease of deployment has been a huge ROI for [Intermedia] Unite.
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ScreenShots

Intermedia Unite Screenshots

Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Mobile App makes it easier than ever to stay connected and be reachable, wherever you go.Screenshot of The Intermedia Unite Desktop App brings together all your essential collaboration tools together, making teamwork easier than ever.Screenshot of Unite Envision Call Analytics -Actionable insights to help the right people make the right decisions at the right timeScreenshot of AnyMeeting Video Conferencing - Unite includes a built-in video conferencing  platform that allows you to maintain productivity with HD audio and video, screen sharing, and artificial intelligence capabilities on both mobile and desktop devices.