RingCentral Versus 8x8 Comparison

This is a detailed comparison of RingCentral vs 8x8 and takes a comprehensive look at each of these VoIP providers plans, pricing, features, reliabilty, quality and customer support ratings.

Both RingCentral and 8x8 are major players in the market for hosted business VoIP service.

RingCentral is a private company that has over $55M in funding as of November 2011 and there is speculation that it is preparing for an IPO at some point in the near future. It was founded in 2003 and currently (April 2013) has an A+ rating with the BBB.

8x8 was founded in 1997 and has been a publicly traded company since it's IPO in 1997. It is currently profitable and also has an A+ rating with the BBB.

Ringcentral versus 8x8

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RingCentral Versus 8x8

There are over 100 features or items to look at when evaluating RingCentral vs 8x8. The following summaries attempt to highlight some of the key differences that a business may want to consider when deciding between the two options.

  • Pricing:
    8x8 currently offer a lower price than RingCentral in most tiers if prospective customers sign-up or get price quotes via WhichVoIP. The advertised price on the 8x8 web-site is however $29.99 per month for the unlimited Virtual Office plan. The 8x8 Virtual Office Pro service which is not listed below, has a list price of $49.99 per month per extension, on the 8x8 website. The Virtual Office Pro is the same service as Virtual Office but adds Internet Faxing, Call Recording and Online Meetings. Don't just look at the per user price though as is important to compare pricing based on the total service package that a business requires and as such include any additional fees for premium features that are required. So keep reading and try to add up all the costs and decide which service is cheaper. This will give you a good idea, but for exact pricing comparison, and to facilitate some negotiation, comparison price quotes are always recommended.
  • Customer Service:
    Although both providers have customer service facilities that are located in the USA, RingCentral has some outsourced support. Outsourcing can be a cost effective solution for some businesses and can often result in better service such as RingCentral being able to offer most customers 24x7 support.
  • Premium Features:
    As you would expect from two industry leading providers, a number of premium features are either included in the base price or available for a small additional fee. RingCentral includes call recording, call queuing, Internet fax and the virtual mailbox feature with its base package while 8x8 charges a small fee. The bottom line here is that depending on which premium features a business requires, the price per user can change drastically.
  • Advanced Features:
    A quick scan of the advanced features section below shows that each provider includes a number of these with its basic package. RingCentral includes 22 of these listed features while 8x8 includes 12. Again, takes a closer look and be sure to understand what features are required as it may impact the price or they simply may not be supported.
  • App Support:
    8x8 does not currently support the Blackberry cell phone.
  • Plug-ins:
    8x8 offers a fairly wide selection of plug-in integrations as compared to RingCentral which only supports a few. Both do however support the popular Salesforce software can have services integrated accordingly.

In summary, both RingCentral and 8x8 are excellent services to consider as a VoIP solution for your business.

A Detailed Comparison of RingCentral Versus 8x8

The information in the tables below is pulled from our provider databases and is in no way intended to be static as it will be updated as and when 8x8 and RingCentral release new features. Please use the comments section below if you have any questions or comments and we will try our best to answer.

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User Feedback Comparison

Here is a summary of how real life users rated the Ringcentral and the 8x8 business phone services.

Description RingCentral 8x8
Total Ratings 258 128
Features 4.6
Reliability 4.5
Sound Quality 4.5
Customer Service 4.5
Value for Money 4.4
Recommended 90% 91%
Average Rating 4.5
Provider Links RingCentral 8x8

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