Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RingEX
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
RingEx is a cloud-based VoIP solution available via computer mobile application. It features video and audio conferencing, desktop phone rentals, collaboration tools, and integrations with other business applications. Plans are available on a monthly, per user subscription basis.
$19.99
per month
Zoom Phone
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Built on Zoom's platform, Zoom's cloud phone consolidates business communication and collaboration into a single system. Available in 40+ countries, with expandable coverage through a bring-your-own-carrier offering, Zoom Phone supports inbound and outbound calling through the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Features: Post call summary & next steps A post-call summary from Zoom’s AI Companion keeps the focus on the conversation instead of…
$10
per month per user
Pricing
RingEXZoom Phone
Editions & Modules
Essentials (up to 20 users)
$19.99
per user/per month
Standard
$27.99
per user/per month
Premium
$34.99
per user/per month
Ultimate
$49.99
per user/per month
US & Canada Metered
$10
per month per user
US & Canada Unlimited
$15
per month per user
Global Select
$20
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RingEXZoom Phone
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing above is per/month paid annually. Pricing increases when paid monthly. Essentials - $29.99/month (paid monthly) Standard - $37.99/month (paid monthly) Premium - $44.99/month (paid monthly) Ultimate - $59.99/month (paid monthly)No fees for emergency 911 Service No fees for compliance and administrative cost recovery Fee No 10DLC SMS fees
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
RingEXZoom Phone
Considered Both Products
RingEX
Chose RingEX
Our sister campuses are using Microsoft Teams as the phone system. While MS Teams works great for collaboration, storage, and video conferencing, there are still many issues with using them as the phone system. Desk phone integration with Teams is nothing short of horrible, as …
Zoom Phone
Chose Zoom Phone
Has all the features plus Zoom Meeting integration. Pricing is very competitive. Zoom Webinar is a cut above similar products, so having them all in the same family makes it easier for our staff, most of whom are not technical.
Chose Zoom Phone
The big draw for us to Zoom Phone is that they shook up the market. They entered the phone market by taking their overwhelming success in video conferencing, and bringing that innovation and skill to designing a game changing phone system. There is really not much difference …
Chose Zoom Phone
RingCentral and Zoom are very similar, and I am a fan of both. We ended up choosing Zoom because of how much we liked them for their Zoom Meetings product we've used for years now. It just always worked compared to WebEx, Gotomeeting, Fuze, Skype, Teams, etc. So reliability …
Top Pros
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Features
RingEXZoom Phone
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
RingEX
8.1
140 Ratings
2% above category average
Zoom Phone
9.5
28 Ratings
18% above category average
Hosted PBX8.080 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)8.2106 Ratings9.716 Ratings
User templates7.497 Ratings9.216 Ratings
Call reports8.1126 Ratings9.320 Ratings
Directory of employee names8.9124 Ratings9.224 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
RingEX
8.4
149 Ratings
2% above category average
Zoom Phone
9.1
30 Ratings
10% above category average
Answering rules8.3135 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Call recording8.6126 Ratings9.828 Ratings
Call park8.3106 Ratings9.921 Ratings
Call screening8.3116 Ratings9.820 Ratings
Message alerts8.3140 Ratings9.725 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
RingEX
8.0
129 Ratings
0% above category average
Zoom Phone
9.6
21 Ratings
19% above category average
Video conferencing7.698 Ratings9.520 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.3113 Ratings9.520 Ratings
Video screen sharing8.169 Ratings9.820 Ratings
Instant messaging8.082 Ratings9.717 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
RingEX
8.8
127 Ratings
9% above category average
Zoom Phone
10.0
29 Ratings
21% above category average
Mobile app for iOS8.6112 Ratings9.925 Ratings
Mobile app for Android9.094 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Best Alternatives
RingEXZoom Phone
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
RingEXZoom Phone
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(159 ratings)
9.4
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(15 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.1
(89 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(28 ratings)
6.6
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
RingEXZoom Phone
Likelihood to Recommend
RingCentral
RingEX is a great solution if you want reliability and flexibility. We can trust that our phones are just going to work when we need them. Our users love the ability to be able to use the app on their mobile phones or computers when they are on the go. The ability to review the call logs makes troubleshooting very easy. The call quality is also very good.
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Zoom
We found out, the hard way, that Zoom Meeting is not the same as Zoom Webinar, and there is a significant cost difference. The Zoom Workplace is a great tool, and I am learning that there a many ways to customize it for our company.
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Pros
RingCentral
  • VOIP calling - call quality is excellent and has replaced our traditional landline phones
  • Video meetings - video quality is great(provided you have a good webcam) and the video features(multiple hosts, screen sharing, multiple room management) is 2nd to none.
  • Screen sharing - As an unexpected benefit, the ability to do a screen share has helped our IT crew in being able to remotely diagnose and fix problems with faculty or staff machines.
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Zoom
  • Transcribes voicemails. Great for those verbose folks that leave long voicemails.
  • Loud and clear volume quality! Great in a busy office with lots of people talking.
  • Easy to keep track of who has called me. Has Caller ID which is helpful.
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Cons
RingCentral
  • Pricing for SMB space is high compared to other solutions
  • Still lagging behind 8x8 with desk phone support and integrations
  • UI for managing Limited Extensions is significantly more cumbersome than user extensions
  • Video meeting software still lags behind industry leaders (such as Zoom and MS Teams)
  • No licensing option for Common Area Phones with routing features
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Zoom
  • We needed to link each of our team members' personal emails to the Zoom account so we have to filter VM notifications out of our personal accounts.
  • It'd be nice if you could set business hours through the webpage to include a lunch break so that you don't have to manually go in to edit.
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Likelihood to Renew
RingCentral
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.
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Zoom
Integrated into our network. System wide access. Staff are comfortable with the product
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Usability
RingCentral
They were working on updating a few of the modules while we were going live, so this made usability difficult to train on once they did go live with those changes. Now that the changes are in place, we have really enjoyed the usability of the platform
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Zoom
Zoom Phone has a very sleek design which makes it very easy to operate and use both in the setting up of and interacting in a meeting space. That being said, certain features can seem a bit crowded while trying to screen share or display video which somewhat defeats the purpose of the application as compared to a standard conference call.
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Reliability and Availability
RingCentral
It is quite reliable, we have the support of being able to identify failures and escalate it, also monitor the failures that are posted on the web about the status of the failures and evolutions. Its easy start-up and access allow us to have better performance and productivity, which in the long run turns into benefits.
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Performance
RingCentral
Occasional bandwith issues. In addition to this, I have one individual whose calls are blocked. We were not able to determine whether this was a RingEX or a carrier issue.
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
RingCentral
I have called RingEX a few times for assistance in setting up call handling or implementing changes in our call handling structure. The wait time to speak with an agent is usually minimal and the ones I have spoken to are excellent at walking me thru what changes I am trying to make as well as ensuring I understand what is being done so I can handle it myself next time if the need arises.
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Zoom
Support have been great during the time for implementing Zoom Phones to our team of 50 people. There were times where they kept supporting us through links but more and more we had actual people getting back to us via emails so we are very happy overall. The product is so great, too.
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In-Person Training
RingCentral
I really didn't know all the capabilities
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
RingCentral
If someone has an existing system I tell them to keep that running initially and keep RingEX 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 RingEX system. I've seen one person who immediately flipped over to RingEX without properly configuring/testing the software and had many issues with missed customer calls until I helped him sort out his configuration.
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
RingCentral
During the tender process, we met with several other vendors. During this phase, we realized that RingEX was the only vendor we were investigating, and it was its own telecom provider – instead of offering phone software running on someone else’s network. So, we figured, ‘Why not cut out the middleman and partner with a cloud communication provider that also knows how to run a phone network?' More than any other cloud communication vendor, RingEX seemed to understand what we wanted. They listened to our needs and came back with a proposed solution that proved they heard us. They never tried to sell us on bells and whistles they knew we didn’t need. That’s what you want in a tech partner.
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Zoom
The big draw for us to Zoom Phone is that they shook up the market. They entered the phone market by taking their overwhelming success in video conferencing, and bringing that innovation and skill to designing a game changing phone system. There is really not much difference among the other systems, except maybe their interface. They're a dime a dozen. Zoom does things differently, focusing in on the needs of the end users, and delivers a solid system that is worry free for I.T. departments
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
RingCentral
not to sign up for it or give them any money for a product that does not work
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Scalability
RingCentral
We have 75 users and 85 phones on the system and have yet to have any noticeable outages. The system just works all of the time without issues. Our old VOIP system on Voyant would go out all the time for multiple hours. RingEX is much more stable and reliable.
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Zoom
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
RingCentral
  • Better connectivity and communication with team messaging.
  • Enhanced customer experience with call routing, after-hours messaging, and emergency routing.
  • Better privacy for my team by not having to share their mobile numbers as users within RingEX.
  • Easier onboarding of new teammates as new users in RingEX.
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Zoom
  • Easier to establish and connect with new users, especially since we do not need to obtain a desktop phone for new employees and existing modern technology can support Zoom Workplace functionality
  • The ability to send gifs, funny messages, or responses within the day to day business truly lifts up our spirits, adds some humor to the day. I see that as a very positive thing with our team!
  • If some of our more seasoned and traditional employees are reluctant to Zoom Workplace, we are at a loss. This is not Zoom Workplace's fault necessarily, but when an employee refuses to download the app or maintain their account, its a challenge to add "External" employees and keep them in the loop in the same capacity
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