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Score 6.8 out of 100

Twilio

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

If you have a very small group of representatives that are strictly using FreshDesk as their ticket management system that needs to have call integration, I can see this solution working - but from a cost perspective, there are better options, even if they lack the tight integration between FreshWorks products. I am struggling to find scenarios other than above that Freshcaller is well suited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

If you have a business page on Facebook, having Twilio’s chat not feature is a must! No more missed chat messages or clients getting upset because of a delay in replies. Twilio has helped on several occasions answer simple questions, so I didn't even have to answer the chat message manually. It also enables you to recognize when spammy messages are trying to get through.
Mary Tihoni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
6.9
Twilio
Hosted PBX
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.2
Twilio
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
8.3
Twilio
Call reports
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
6.5
Twilio
Directory of employee names
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
5.4
Twilio

Call Management

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.4
Twilio
Answering rules
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.4
Twilio
Call recording
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
8.5
Twilio
Call park
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.0
Twilio
Call screening
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
6.4
Twilio
Message alerts
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.9
Twilio

VoIP system collaboration

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
5.9
Twilio
Audio conferencing
Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
5.9
Twilio

Pros

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

  • IVR
  • Call management
  • Forwarding
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Easy to see my team in one place, when they log in and out and what call status they are in.
  • Twilio is a simple, user friendly way to log in and out of work activities.
  • Excellent services and support.
  • The omnichannel feature which allows agents to get request from all channels.
Max Safier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

  • The UX and UI could use an upgrade.
  • The process could be better when importing a hard line into the system.
  • We could use more additional reporting features.
Steven Duran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Authy does not support the "push button" multi-factor authentication from your application's native apps. This means if you want to use Authy, you still need to use TOTP based codes.
  • Not really a shortcoming of Authy, but it does nothing to help with multi-factor authentication using text messages - those are still sent to your platform's messaging app.
  • Authy doesn't always display how much time is left before your current token expires, making it difficult to know how much time you have left to enter the current code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a really simple and affordable software solution if you're looking to upgrade your system or processes to a softphone. The service has been fantastic for both our outbound sales team and our inbound customer service team. As a manager, I'm really grateful I found FreshCaller early on in the process of evaluating companies to go to for a softphone.
Steven Duran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 9.5
Based on 9 answers
Twilio has well documented APIs and examples. There are several tutorials, videos and Q&As regarding their services. So, usability is very good. I must say that advanced knowledge of telephony, API/Programming and error-handling is essential to make good use of Twilio. It's not just plug-and-play unless you are integrated with a system that has all of the programming built for it.
Chirag Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller) 7.8
Based on 6 answers
Support is chat and email-based - the support team is available during the workday, but anything that is outside of the knowledge base or common knowledge of the system is taken down and forwarded along to the development team, which doesn't hold the same hours. Responses regarding bugs and problems with the system can take hours and days for a response - which is not useful if you're experiencing a problem with your customer support team's primary communications channel.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 8.6
Based on 22 answers
I have not had to communicate with Twilio support in the last 3 years but my past experience with them has been very positive. They replied to my previous requests promptly and kept me well informed to resolve my inquiries.With their documentation that's available, I hardly imagine why anyone would need to contact support since it's all there in a concise and easy to understand format. It would probably take you longer to type out a support ticket than to just open their doc websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

At the time, the features seemed to integrate better with a possible ITSM platform that would be a little more catered to our style and liking. If I remember correctly, both operated on Twilio but I'm not sure if that's still the case. Since I no longer assist with those services I'm not sure where the route will go.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

I receive regular unsolicited communications from Twilio competitors but I do not have the time to review them, given there is no reason for me to switch. Twilio works great and its pricing is acceptable for our situation. Investigating point solutions for text only or voice only would complicate our infrastructure and vendor management and would require some expensive system changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

  • Overpriced for what it offered - we paid nearly $600/month for 10 users. Could not drop them fast enough for this reason alone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Adding in phone numbers onto our onboarding sequence has increased our user activity by about 30%. We believe due to the users being more invested in the application now.
  • On top of that, our first SMS has increased our week 1 retention by about 15%. Pushing users to go on the app more than 2-3 times has been a struggle and SMS seems to be a solid driver in retention.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller) Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$691
FREE$02
Pro$393
Growth$154
  1. per agent/per month, billed annually
  2. per agent/per month
  3. per agent/per month, billed annually
  4. per agent/per ,billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

Twilio

General

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

Twilio Editions & Modules

Edition
Programmable Messaging$0.00751
Programmable Voice$0.00852
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns$153
Programmable Video$0.00154
Twilio SendGrid Email API$14.955
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$16
Twilio Flex (Contact Center)$1507
Programmable Voice$0.0138
Twilio Conversations$0.059
Twilio Authy$0.0910
Programmable Wireless$2.0011
Programmable Wireless$0.112
WhatsApp Business API$0.004213
WhatsApp Business API$0.00514
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.04515
Elastic SIP Trunking$0.00716
  1. per message sent or received
  2. per minute to receive a call
  3. per month for 5,000 contacts and 15,000 emails. Your first 2,000 contacts are free
  4. per min per participant
  5. per month up to 100k emails. (Up to 40k emails free for 30 days)
  6. per active user hour (5000 hours free)
  7. per named user per month (5000 hours free)
  8. per min to make a call
  9. per active user per month
  10. per authentication
  11. per SIM card
  12. per MB
  13. Per WhatsApp Template message sent
  14. Per WhatsApp session message
  15. Per min for origination
  16. Per min for termination
Additional Pricing Details
1. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Simple usage-based pricing means you don’t get locked into big contracts. 2. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. 3. Start building today with free trial credit and full API access.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.3
Twilio
8.7

Usability

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
8.0
Twilio
9.5

Support Rating

Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)
7.8
Twilio
8.6

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