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Likelihood to Recommend

Nextiva Business Phone Service

It is well suited for anyone who wants an easy to use very reliable VOIP service. If you have call center agents, it works very well for that situation as well. If you have people in multiple offices or work from home/remote it is a great solution. If you want everyone to be able to receive and make business calls from business numbers anywhere, this is your solution.If you are looking for a service that will integrate with many other third-party products you may use already, you may want to look at another VOIP vendor that has deeper integrations with third-party applications. If you are looking for the lowest price VOIP system, although Nextiva is not the most expensive, it is still in the middle of the pack when it comes to pricing. If you are looking for just cheap simple VOIP you may be able to find some vendors that are a little bit more affordable.
Scott Scanlon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio's SMS is very well suited to interact with customers via text messaging. While we have seen younger generation being happier with texting, we are also seeing texting picking up across all demographics. Twilio will generate/increase trust in situations when customers require rapid response or want to be informed of their account/status changes. Twilio's SMS is not the best for sending links to files, getting electronic signatures via links or sending large images etc. Expect IT to be involved and ensure that IT is given adequate information about your current AND future plans to gain the most out of Twilio SMS.
Chirag Shukla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.2
Twilio
Hosted PBX
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.1
Twilio
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.8
Twilio
User templates
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.4
Twilio
Call reports
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.8
Twilio
Directory of employee names
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.7
Twilio

Call Management

Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.2
Twilio
Answering rules
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.2
Twilio
Call recording
Nextiva Business Phone Service
9.1
Twilio
Call park
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.9
Twilio
Call screening
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.2
Twilio
Message alerts
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.6
Twilio

VoIP system collaboration

Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.5
Twilio
Video conferencing
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.1
Twilio
Audio conferencing
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.6
Twilio
Video screen sharing
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.6
Twilio
Instant messaging
Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.6
Twilio

Mobile apps

Nextiva Business Phone Service
7.4
Twilio
Mobile app for iOS
Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.2
Twilio
Mobile app for Android
Nextiva Business Phone Service
6.5
Twilio

Pros

Nextiva Business Phone Service

  • Our teams are located in three different countries. This includes Administration, Customers Support, Technical Support, and Sales. All of us have an internal number reachable from any mobile or laptop.
  • Looking for the internal directory and dialing a three digit number is very easy. We communicate with workers in different countries as we where in the same building
  • User-friendly application with availability indicator, call settings, and personal preferences.
Jose Luis Reyes Graterol | 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

Nextiva Business Phone Service

  • While phones are feature rich, they can still be confusing for some of our users.
  • Mobile app can be glitchy at times.
  • Would love to see more touch screen options.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Nextiva Business Phone Service

Nextiva Business Phone Service 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I no longer make this decision
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Nextiva Business Phone Service

Nextiva Business Phone Service 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is good for phone calls but it needs to include Bluetooth headsets.
Hunter Clayton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 9.6
Based on 8 answers
Twilios large peer community on the internet , easy to access Twitter tutorials provided by Twilio itself and available API references makes using Twilio an easy experience. Sincerely, I do not think anyone can get lost in the course of using Twilio, at least from my own personal experience and that of junior engineers and developers on my team.
Jocelyn Bousquet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nextiva Business Phone Service

Nextiva Business Phone Service 8.7
Based on 6 answers
I think Nextiva is a great tool for what we use it for. It is used for tracking time and used also in our bonus structure to make sure we have the specified amount of talk time. I really enjoy this application and everything that it is used for within our company. There's not a whole lot I can say about it other than it is a really neat tool.
Josh Musson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

Twilio 8.0
Based on 21 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

Nextiva Business Phone Service

For my current company, Nextiva made the most cost/use sense. I have used Jive before and the cost is much higher for the basic services we are using. Nextiva's support is also, as I have been mentioning, top notch, efficient and helpful.
Heather Neisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

To be honest, I don't know of any Twilio SMS competitors that have the robust transactional SMS that Twilio SMS has. I know of a few marketing SMS platforms such as Textedly but that's more of an email blast (or SMS blast) to your list then something targeted based on user action inside our application that Twilio SMS can provide. On top of that, in Twilio SMS I can push them through my own segmentation and sequences programmatically to even make the marketing SMS's more targetted compared to some of the pure blast competitors.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nextiva Business Phone Service

  • Reduced Cost: Licensing and model was much more simple than former vendor.
  • Reliable: Very few help desk calls or issues with the phone system. It just works.
  • User friendly back-end for admin users- very easy to manage. Easy to set up call groups, auto attendants and users or devices.
Scott Scanlon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio

  • Twilio WebRTC allowed us to move a bulk of our communication to the cloud, giving us a lot of visibility on how we were communicating with our customers.
  • It also gave us analytics on how much time users spent on communicating with each other over calls and helped us build features around it.
  • Twilio became the center of all communication on our platform. From chat messages to phone calls, it powered everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nextiva Business Phone Service

General

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

Nextiva Business Phone Service Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential$23.951
Professional$27.951
Enterprise$37.951
Ultimate$67.951
  1. Per User Per Month
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
  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
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

Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.6
Twilio
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Nextiva Business Phone Service
6.0
Twilio

Usability

Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.0
Twilio
9.6

Support Rating

Nextiva Business Phone Service
8.7
Twilio
8.0

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