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Lawyerist Rating for 8x8

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Our Rating: 4.4/5

Our rating is based on our subjective judgment. Use our resources—including our rating and community ratings and reviews—to find the best fit for your firm.

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Product Details

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Apps
  • Web
Additional Featrues
  • Microsoft Office365
  • GSuite

Core Features

For VoIP Providers, the following are essential features, and you should therefore expect to see a check in every box in this section.

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No

Number Porting

Are you able to transfer your existing numbers to the Provider?

Auto Attendant

Most Providers allow you to set-up a custom greeting and caller guide..

Call Recording

Does the Provider allow you to record phone calls?

Conference Calling

Are you able to make calls to multiple recipients at the same time?

Conference Room (Bridge)

Can you host multiple-user call-in conference rooms?

Voicemail

Can users set-up their own personalized voicemail inboxes?

Intercom

Can you page other individuals on the VoIP system?

Paging

Can you make announcements to multiple users at the same time?

Presence Indicator

Will the system allow you to indicate whether team members are currently on another line?

HD Call Quality

Does the service provide constant HD quality?

Call Forwarding

Does the Provider allow you to forward your business phone number to your cell phone or other phone line?

Call Management

Is your frontdesk able to hold, route, forward, or even block calls, and can you manage those easily?

Caller ID

Does the Provider show the Caller ID of the incoming caller?

Call Parking

Otherwise known as "shared hold", Call Parking allows you to place a call on hold on one device and switch to another (like your cell phone) without losing the connection.

Call Transfer

Can users transfer calls from one extension directly to another?

Call Waiting

Does the Provider allow you to get notified of another call while you are currently on the line, and then switch back-and-forth between the two calls?

Custom Call Routing

Are you able to set-up automatic menu options for incoming calls?

Custom Schedules

Can you route/restrict calls based on the date and time you receive them?

Do Not Disturb

Can individual users set their incoming calls to go directly to VM, or route elsewhere?

Emergency Services

Are you able to associate particular addresses with extensions so the appropriate Emergency Services are notified when you call 911?

Extensions

Can you set up separate extensions for individual users, and use them to communicate internally?

E2E Encryption

Does the provider use true End-to-End Encryption for all calls and at all times?

Web App/Portal

Does the provider give you access to your information via a web application?

Visual Voicemail

Can you access and review your voicemail messages through an app or online account?

Voicemail-to-Email

Can you have voicemail messages transcribed to email?

Hot Desking

Does your user phone number and features follow you to different devices that you log into?

Ring Groups

Can you set-up specific groups to alert to incoming phone calls?

Business Alert

Will the provider alert you that a forwarded phone call is, in fact, forwarded prior to you answering the call?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use 8×8?

8x8 is a cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol phone system provider. It can be used through any modern browser, or through a software phone on your computer or mobile device.

What is the price of 8×8?

As of this review, VoIP pricing starts at $15.00 per user per month for the express tier.

Does 8×8 integrate with my Law Practice Management Software?

At the time of this review, 8x8 does not integrate with any law practice management software. However, it does integrate with Zapier, although it only has SMS related triggers.

Is 8×8 secure enough for my law firm?

Although 8x8 does not offer end-to-end encryption, it does have a high standard of security. Most lawyers will find that this is enough for their purposes. However, unencrypted SMS should never be used to transfer sensitive or confidential information.

Can I use 8×8 from my mobile phone?

Yes. 8x8 offers a soft phone and a mobile phone app so you can use the platform from your computer or your cell phone.

Does 8×8 have video capabilities?

Yes. 8x8 offers video conferencing services. Although it may not be as convenient as some platforms, they offer end-to-end encryption as an option, so you know your client communications are secure.

Is 8×8 easy to setup?

Yes 8x8 is relatively uncomplicated, as there is no hardware to install or setup.

Does 8×8 integrate with Zapier?

Yes, it does. Although the integration may leave much to be desired from those who are looking to log calls into their law practice management software.

Does 8×8 have business text?

Yes. They offer SMS business texting.

Is 8×8 good for solos?

Yes. 8x8 would be good for solos. It is relatively easy to setup and can be used and accessed from your mobile phone. It lacks integrations, though, which may be a deal killer for firms with more complex legal tech stacks.

Additional Details about 8×8

8×8 Pricing

8×8 has competitive tiered pricing and currently offers a free trial of their Express tier. At $12 per user per month, you get pretty much everything the other tiers have (video conferencing and business phone) except for VoIP fax, Analytics, and Integration with Enterprise Apps. As attorneys, however, the lack of VoIP fax may actually be a deal-breaker for this tier.

Business Text

Unlike the other solutions in this Portal, 8×8 does not offer Business Text messaging. It is something that you will have to add-on using their API. However, even when you do this, the SMS will only send outbound messages. If you need to communicate with your clients via text message, you will likely need to get another solution as well.

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