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Top Rated
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Dialpad

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Score 7.8 out of 100

RingCentral

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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dialpad

Dialpad is incredibly useful for any outbound calling efforts. The AI note-taker helps you keep updated on other conversations and allows you to quickly review your previous conversations with the client. Specifically, it marks action items, performs sentiment analysis on key points, and summarizes the call. I would say that it's useful for both internal and external communications and is well suited for any environment where you are using audio calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

RingCentral proved to be a LIFE SAVER when we were forced to implement a Work from Home strategy in just a week - had we been on our previous solution of an on-prem PBX we would have had to scramble for both Phone and Conferencing solutions. Not only were we able to get up and running, we didn't even need any training on RingCentral for our users because they already knew how to interact with RingCentral from ANY location!
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Dialpad
RingCentral
7.9
Hosted PBX
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.9
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.8
User templates
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.6
Call reports
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.7
Directory of employee names
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.6

Call Management

Dialpad
RingCentral
8.3
Answering rules
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.4
Call recording
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.8
Call park
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.4
Call screening
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.8
Message alerts
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.2

VoIP system collaboration

Dialpad
RingCentral
8.2
Video conferencing
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.4
Audio conferencing
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.5
Video screen sharing
Dialpad
RingCentral
8.6
Instant messaging
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.3

Mobile apps

Dialpad
RingCentral
7.8
Mobile app for iOS
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.9
Mobile app for Android
Dialpad
RingCentral
7.8

Pros

Dialpad

  • Being able to text from the desktop app is a huge advantage. It makes it easier to coordinate between multiple contractors at once, and being able to text rather than call is easier and more flexible for our contractors to work with in the field.
  • Being able to text pictures is a huge advantage to us - contractors can ask questions much more specifically when we have a picture of what they're looking at. We can also text pictures back from the desktop with markup using the Windows Snipping Tool to circle an area or draw arrows, which would be much more difficult texting from a "real" phone number on a cell phone.
  • Voicemails available from email, desktop, and the phone app make it very easy to review calls.
  • Transcriptions of voicemails and calls, while challenging when they are garbled or inaccurate, are still helpful as a reference.
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

Dialpad

  • Constantly needing an update (could be seen as a pro)
  • Need a STRONG internet connection for optimal results
  • Support team isn't always quickly responsive
  • All settings found on the internet instead of in-app - makes for a lot of unnecessary clicking around
Austin Grammon | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

  • There have been moments of dropped calls for no apparent reason, though that have been few and far between.
  • There are no announcements given when the system crashes. It doesn't happen often, but it has in the last month or two and created a huge problem for my sales team.
  • It would be nice if it were connected to our CRM, or even just a general Caller ID network, as not knowing who is calling can be problematic at times.
Jillian Straw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dialpad

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.8
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

Dialpad

Dialpad 8.4
Based on 4 answers
The Dialpad app is very user friendly. It took very little time for even our most technically-challenged users to adopt it. Dialpad is also constantly upgrading their software so that functionality is gained. User adoption was really amazing. All it took was just making a few outbound calls and a few short videos to train our people.
Gregg Skala | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

RingCentral 8.9
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

Dialpad

Dialpad 7.2
Based on 58 answers
Overall, the support has been very good. There are some times when we open a ticket that is a high priority and they are not proactive at giving updates or a set schedule of when the next update would be.
Mike Monteiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

RingCentral 7.4
Based on 19 answers
I have tried chat, email, and telephone support. I have not been able to get any reponse whatsoever on resolving an issue where my telephone number (which we have had for over 20 years) released. We had discontinued service with Ring Central and moved to another carrier. After about 1 week; the number was inadvertently transferred back to Ring Central. It now reports as disconnected and they are not willing to resolve the issue.
Mike McCloskey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dialpad

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RingCentral

RingCentral 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Dialpad

I was not part of the team that selected Dialpad when it was first implemented, so I am not 100% certain. I have briefly evaluated other products (such as Google Voice), but a lack of communication from their sales teams has made that difficult
Darien Chaffart | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

Almost all competitors charge for calls by the minute. Some have packages for minutes, but for a business doing large volumes of calls, this is simply not cost-effective. RingCentral having unlimited calling instantly makes it a lower-cost option than most competitors at this scale. Quality of service is comparable to those that we've tested. Teleconferencing or web-conferencing alone can easily cost as much as RingCentral, but RingCentral has a full suite of services available and keeps billing/budgeting simple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dialpad

  • Dialpad is a relatively cheap and easy way to spin up a business phone number. For that, I think it had an overall positive effect on the company because it gave a decent alternative to going deep into landline business solutions (which are expensive and complicated).
  • Dialpad had a negative effect on my business because when I traveled or was OOO (which is sometimes frequently), I had to use my personal number to call anyone. It muddled the line between personal and work and created some disorganization in my process.
Scott Entwistle | TrustRadius Reviewer

RingCentral

  • I would say that RingCentral makes everyone more accessible to one another. The tool has an employee directory that instinctively pairs you with the right people when you need it. For larger companies, this feature can save time (and therefore money) when trying to reach people across different departments and teams.
  • Because RingCentral acts as a work phone, and its ease of use is simple and makes you more accessible to clients, etc., you could also argue that it helps strengthen client relationships.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dialpad

General

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

RingCentral

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dialpad
7.7
RingCentral
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Dialpad
RingCentral
9.8

Usability

Dialpad
8.4
RingCentral
8.9

Support Rating

Dialpad
7.2
RingCentral
7.4

Implementation Rating

Dialpad
RingCentral
9.0

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