Eastern DataComm

ShoreTel VoIP Phone System


4.5 / 5
197 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Our experienced staff helps schools, libraries, businesses and organizations choose cost-effective, customized, cutting edge data networking and VoIP business phone system solutions.


Average Ratings

197 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Eastern DataComm
  • EasternDatacomm.com
  • Founded 1988
  • United States

About ShoreTel VoIP Phone System

A Full Service Communications Firm With More Than 200 Years of Experience Our story begins in 1988 when we opened our doors for business in Hackensack, New Jersey. Our focus since then has been singular: to help you save money and improve productivity. Over the past 25 years, weve established ourselves as experts in the areas of data networking (LAN and WAN), VoIP business phone solutions, video conferencing, wireless networking, Wi-Fi solutions, networking security, and structured wiring.


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ShoreTel VoIP Phone System Features

  • Auto Dialer
  • Call Center Management
  • Call Monitoring
  • Contact Management
  • Inbound Reporting
  • IVR / Voice Recognition
  • Outbound Reporting
  • Predictive Dialer
  • Telemarketing Management
  • Voice & Data Integration
  • VoIP

ShoreTel VoIP Phone System Reviews Recently Reviewed!


From the perspective of a Call Center Quality Assurance Specialist.

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: If you are a business who is not concerned about Quality Assurance for their call center, or if cost is an immediate issue, then this is a great, affordable option for you with some awesome features (silent monitor, silent coaching, call barging) that some other business VOIP systems don't allow/offer (note: costs may be an issue right away, but it can be more costly to have to switch your businesses entire VOIP system later). If you're concerned about the quality of your customer service or sales reps for your call center, or plan to grow big enough to have the need for a Quality Assurance department, it would be wise to look into other options that will streamline that department and work in tandem with your customer service/sales telephony system.

Pros: This product has a lot of great features that make it worthwhile to businesses: - the lowest price on the market (they guarantee the lowest price for their service) - option to "barge" calls (3-way the call without being transferred in) - option to silent monitor reps (monitor the reps with your phone on mute) - option to silent coach reps (talk to or coach your reps without the customer hearing) - see who is not on the phone, on a call, or has their phone set to do not disturb/busy/etc.

Cons: Mono recordings for calls; this is especially limiting for my job function (Call Center Quality Assurance), as to transcribe conversations you need dual stereo recordings to be able to differentiate your customer service rep from the consumer/customer. It is also such an old platform that it's difficult to find any 3rd Party Quality Assurance programs that are compatible with daily monitoring of our businesses customer service/sales reps.

Easy to Use Phone System and Cost Effective

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I found this product to have a user-friendly interface when managing the phones in our organization. What I liked the most about the product is the ease in knowing which phone blocks are available for use, as well as the number of phone numbers available in that specific block. Additionally (unlike Cisco Call Manager) it shows the full phone number. This is VERY useful if you are forced to have different call blocks with different prefixes. Not to mention, the call communicator for each user was AMAZING. We could easily make calls to other extensions (or outside numbers) from our desktop using the communicator. Also, if you wanted to call someone in your organization, it will indicate if the person is available (green) or on a call (red). Also great for our call center that had a call queue available.

Cons: Nothing that I could think of that I liked least about the product. I think this is a very user friendly interface and we had no complaints when using.

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Complex Implementation - Low Key Day-to-Day Maintenance

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We were lacking quite a bit with our prior phone system. So the transition to shoretel was much needed. I was involved with the RFP and pricing discussion with a multitude of vendors. In all cases, Shoretel offered the greatest amount of features, including integration with our CRM (Dynamics) all while having the lowest price point. As the Director of HR, I am able to act as system admin with zero technical background, which is also greatly appreciated.

Cons: Reporting analytics are limited. Requires integration with third-party product to get the analytics we prefer. That being said, we dive more into our call details as we are a call center and execute performance metrics at the agent-level based on said data.

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Everything I need.

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Our company switched to ShoreTel a few years ago, and I've noticed a significant difference in how I use my phone and voice services. The desktop application makes it extremely easy to track missed calls, know the status of people I'm trying to get a hold of, and forward any calls when I'm out of the office.

Cons: Only one complaint - when voicemails get sent to my email, I have to listen to them through my external phone speakers instead of the earpiece. Sometimes I get confidential calls, so I can't be discreet about checking my messages.

Overall: I'd say we've had a seamless integration of ShortTel at our firm. I love the added features and how easy they are to use. Fits very well in my day-to-day operations.

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Shoretel Communicator: Making Communication Easy

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the line redirection feature the most. You can configure and redirect your line to your mobile phone with one click, which is great and convenient for remote or offsite days. I also like the messaging feature because not everyone in my company uses Skype, but most everyone uses Shoretel. Shoretel also replaced all of our physical phone directory sheets, which is a nice step into the 21st century.

Cons: The call history feature doesn't always update in real time. I've seen instances of a missed call not showing up immediately in my call history, making it impossible to promptly return the missed call.

Overall: Shoretel has really helped to streamline and make our communication efforts more effective. I rarely type in anyone's phone number; I simply look them up in the system or reference my saved contacts.

Great phone system and management tools

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Great solution for dispersed call centers with complex organization. Enables us to manage the entire call process, but did not communicate well with our other data strategies.

Pros: Great all around flexible phone system, enables many of our trusted call center associated to work remotely and yet still be tied into the main platform. Great at capturing data.

Cons: Hard to pull the data out as the instance is localized inside our firewall, making it difficult to grant access to some but not all departments using the tool. Would have loved a better way to get the data out and leverage our BI rather than only have Brightmetrics to assess it.

Contact center solution that is easy to use.

Sep 08, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The product is very easy for supervisors or managers in your call center to use. You are able to manage several calls groups and CSR's easily by looking at one screen. Its very easy to add new agents using the contact center director. The agent toolbar is very easy to configure at the agents workstations as long as you know the IP address. You are able to easily move agents in and out of the contact center groups. The reports are easy to access, create, and modify to obtain the data that you need to analyze daily.

Cons: In order to do a required system upgrade the contact center had to be closed and we were a 24 hour call center at the time.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that you use this software if you are managing several call groups in a large call center. I would ask about capacity in regards to the amount of groups and agents you can add into this solution. I would also recommend that you ask questions about integrating this software with your current CRM solution. You also ask questions about the maintenance schedule and if any down time is required during this period.

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I use ShoreTel Connect as our company's main method of communication for outside candidates/clients.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ShoreTel Connect integrates seamlessly with our Salesforce databases, allowing me to quickly call candidates and clients by simply clicking the number on the screen. When making 100+ calls per day, this small quality of life assist is very welcome.

Cons: I have experienced some issues while attempting to use ShoreTel when not connected to our company's network. When connected via home/public Wi-Fi, there will be intermittent issues with maintaining a connection to ShoreTel.

Overall: ShoreTel allows me to connect quickly and efficiently with candidates and colleagues.

Shoretel truly makes the communication process easier

May 21, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I rarely actually use my voicemail, but I understand that it's a necessary part of doing business with some. I appreciate that when I'm on the go, Shoretel's transcription allows me to still read voicemails, and the IM function is so necessary for intra-office communication. I love that I can access my voicemails via email and I never have to call in!

Cons: I think Shoretel could benefit from a few more user-friendly benefits like recording of chats. Once the window closes, it's gone. However, at its core, what it does best is the availability of voicemail across other platforms. That happens very well. Also, I think that the interface that allows you to switch between the functions (calls, IMs, etc.) could be a little better organized. I've had complaints from colleagues that have been unable to figure out how to add contacts. When they try to set it up, they end up accidentally calling people.

Recommendations to other buyers: Recognize that there will be growing pains on some of the useful features like IM.

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My employer currently uses shoretel for our call center it works great for the most part

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: usually on most days it works great, the call quality is good and their are no issues.

i like the ease of use and it connects instantly. I like how it gives us options to break, without having to log out and the timer helps me know how long i have been on my break or lunch break,

Cons: sometimes we have issues with the phone still rings while we are still on a call with the customer and sometimes the customer cannot hear us when we are answering the phone and vice versa, the support people keep blaming it on our computers but it is clearly not our computers when we havent had these issues with our older system.

Overall: I get to do my job as a support agent without interuption for the most part, for a while we had alot of problems but now we seem to be doing good with no problems in the last couple of months.

This is easy to use, keeps record/history of phone calls and able to transfer dial as well.

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Pros: You are able to check call history, check your length of calls, run reports, check statistics, works well with the phone itself and virtual system (application) on the computer.

Visual of who left voicemails and caller id.

Cons: Cons, If the virtual system to log in off ect. goes down it is cumbersome to use the phone to log in and out and check history.

Overall: You are able to go back and check your call history and check voicemail and see who it is versus calling and not knowing.

Great product!

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I highly recommend this product. I use the Shore Tel phone system everyday and till now very satisfied with its performance. I like the ease of recording any incoming or outgoing calls. You get a copy of the recordings to your email as well. It got the caller id feature which is really helpful too.

Cons: None, Very satisfied with its functionality and performance.

nice adquisition with shoretel ... mitel

Mar 20, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: is all about trust, for me this brand have my all trust, i know that nothing is perfecct, nothing is an bullet pruff but allways mitel support us fast and give us the answer that we want from

Pros: the easy of use, the flexible architecture of the solution and the surviving service aproach that they have.

Cons: the telephones hadware are not bad, but some often got issues and from tenth that we buy always one have an issue

Telephony done right with all the bells and whistles

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Comments: A well thought system and with phones that are made to last. The phones are ergonomic and with unique design.

Pros: Well designed product and made to last. The integration with all the other products, chat system, desktop and the different phone's models.

Cons: Needs a marketing plan for the rest of the world, not well know on latin america. Along with that not all the functions are in native language.

Simply The Best

May 25, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: ShoreTel's TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is the lowest in the industry, and part of that reason is because so many ShoreTel features come right out of the box. With other phone systems, you have to buy a different package or have to pay individually for features to be used. Not with ShoreTel. Also, I like the fact that ShoreTel is just a phone company. All of their R&D budget goes into making their system better, not just supporting what part of their product line is making the most revenue.

Cons: There is nothing I do not like about ShoreTel. It is the best business phone system on the market, and I highly recommend it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at all the other major players in the marketplace, including cloud vendors (ShoreTel has a cloud service, too), and then look at ShoreTel. Might as well save the best for last.

Our experience here has been very good. Such an upgrade from our last one!

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The thing I like most about the software is how user friendly it is. Maybe its because what we had previously was so bad and old but this is a light and day difference!

Cons: I would say the thing I probably least like about the software is maybe the price. Its not the most expensive option out there but it isn't the cheapest. But overall we are very pleased

Telephone software that cost way more than it was worth.

Jan 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This was quite an upgrade from our previous telephone software, so many of the features are an upgrade from what we had before. The software that each employee uses on a daily basis for their individual phones is helpful. It gives you minimal information, but is helpful in connection with each user and desk phone.

Cons: As an administrator I do not feel like the software is user friendly. Half of the symbols that represent functions on the phone system, don't even make sense to me. I end up going through each and every "main menu" item to get to every sub menu item searching for what I need. The purchase of this type of phone system (and the subsequent software) would have been optimal maybe 3-5 years ago, but doesn't function exactly as was told to us by the sales team. We were quite interested in the instant message and conference features available on the software, only to find out that the instant message feature is separate and requires its own dedicated server and separate installation. The tele-conference features were out of date and are much better met with a software like GoTo Meeting.

Overall: This software was an upgrade to our previous system, so the functionality of being able to perform changes /additions/deletions on line through a browser was very helpful.

Mitel Solutions

Nov 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They offer a full suite of solutions depending on what type of business you are and your exact needs. We have used them for a software/hardware phone solution and have had great success with them.

Cons: Customer support is lagging at times but has gotten better. Integration hiccups occurred from the onset and tend to pop up randomly

Makes Calling People a Breeze

Mar 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I don't have to use any numbers on the phone to call people, I can just bring it up on a computer, type in a name, and click call.

Cons: While it is easy to make calls, setting up the Tools and Settings can be confusing.

Overall: I am able to work hands free when I'm on the phone now and can control everything from my computer. This is one of my favorite tools to use at work.

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Very good phone for office use

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to make a call using computer keyboard and never to reach out the phone itself. Also good to track all voice mail and phone history.

Cons: Many functions are hidden on the phone and you will need to learn how to use them using manual. Buying phone accessories like headset is not directly from ShoreTel but their third party dealer.

Easy to use phone management system

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Phone software that allows us to integrate calls into our email and has been easy to use for even our least tech-savvy employees.

Cons: Updates time-to-time has been problematic, but I feel that maybe more due to our tech side vs software issues. If your system isn't set up in a conventional manner it could potentially cause headaches

I use Shoretel to make all of my inbound and outbound calls. This is helpful to track my efforts

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: -easy to type in numbers to make calls (or paste in numbers)

-easy reporting to see how many calls were made

-FWD calls to cell phone is very handy when working remotely

Cons: -calls do not always FWD to cell (could this be a VPN issue? possibly)

-voicemail sometimes plays on computer or calls cell (Inconsistent)

Overall: -easy to make calls to clients

Great phone system

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Great phone system and phones, we have been using them for a long time.

Pros: We have been using these phones and phone system for awhile. It is a vast improvement over our old phone system. They provide a lot of functionality.

Cons: It does seem like system issues take awhile to fix. It is easy to accidently press an incorrect button/function.

Connects to Everything!

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact the Shoretel will connect to just about everything. It goes through anything connected through a Microsoft product and can get all contact information you need to import.

Cons: It takes quite a bit of searching and setup to get into your Office products and personal cell phones to grab contacts to import. It also is not the easiest to utilize for user freindlyness when it comes to changing setting ie, call forwarding and away. Also doesn't send Caller ID information when forwarding calls.

Overall: Pretty easy initial setup - but can get quite technical and difficult the further you dive in to do substantial changes to how it connects to other programs and phones.

Constant problems, inconsistent reporting, terrible support

Aug 04, 2017
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is about Shoretel's new "Connect" system. We were on Shoretel Sky, and had no issues at all. We were told Shoretel Connect had better reporting and integration with our CRM. The switch from Sky to Connect was a nightmare and filled with issues. Four months after the transition and we still have issues pop up every week. As far as support, prior to 2016 Shoretel had one of the best support departments we had the pleasure of interacting with. Sometime during 2016, however, the hold times started getting longer and longer, and the support reps newer. The current hold time, we are experiencing, averages about 45 minutes.. just to get someone on the phone.

Pros: Pros: * It is fully cloud based * Ability to rent equipment so no excess inventory is required * they try... but fail

Cons: Cons: * inconsistent reporting/call history * long hold time for support and if the issue is complicated, it takes several days to get resolved * the datacenter / database backend is constantly breaking; causing issues logging in or getting the phone(s) to work at all * the mobility app (application on smartphone) is antiquated and constantly dropping * Price is extremely high compared to the poor quality of service received

ShoreTel is a great product

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of using ShoreTel from my computer screen. It makes it much easier to call other employees when I need help with something

Cons: There is nothing a I do not like about ShoreTel. It is very easy to use and I have not had any problems with it.

Overall: Ease of use and ability to contact employees without picking up my phone!

Great Phone System!!

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This is a fantastic phone system for large or medium enterprise, very high quality and nice phones Good messaging system

Cons: Annual support can be expensive for the phone system Tons of add-ons, not an all-in-one price and you get everything, very fragmented in what you have to buy to make it a fully functioning system

good phone software

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: visual voicemail, call queues, history, address book, I can copy and paste phone numbers from the web, easy to use

Cons: I use the softphone feature of this on VPN which can occasionally cause problems. Everytime I restart my vpn I have to restart the software, sometimes multiple times to get it to connect to the server

Not very user friendly

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: I like how you can customize groups within the system to be able to make transfers without the desk top phone. I unfortunately do not have a lot of other things that I like about this software.

Cons: This software could use a lot more user friendly options. To transfer using the online system you have to go through a series of 3-4 clicks, and if another call is coming in you have to wait for that to be transferred before you can transfer the call you have.

Good system

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: Once configured, the mitel system runs fine.

Pros: The mitel system is fairly simple to install It has a small foot print and has a very rich set of features.

Cons: The basic setup requires a good knowledge of phone systems. Simple tasks like setting a day and a night message are not simple click choices.

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Company Phone/IM Service

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My company uses this software for our phone service and IM service. It is so nice to be able to instant message employees that are not in the same building.

Cons: No complaints here- I'm very happy with the functionality of this product. We will continue to use it in our company.

No complaints, this is a good phone.

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that the software is so simple and helpful. Shoretel really does make my job easier when I need to make a call.

Cons: The maximum volume level isn't as loud as I'd like, which makes it harder for old folks like me to hear things.

Overall: This phone has not damaged my hearing in any way, shape, or form.

I love all of the different variables that comes with using ShoreTel Communicator

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The combination of PC and Phone is just awesome along with the different variables and easy to use features is a definite plus.

Cons: It would be nice to have this software for home use as well, but I believe its for business purposes only.

Overall: That is awesome and I would love to have it for home use.

ShoreTel Customer Review

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Comments: Overall ShoreTel has been a great product.

Pros: ShoreTel provides easy access and controls Call quality and clarity has been great Quite a few advanced functions

Cons: Some of the advanced admin features can be hard to find Compatibility with some wireless headsets Additional modes from the main screen

Quality phone system with lots of features

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This phone system is capable of doing lots of different things, so there's a learning curve but overall it's pretty easy and does it's job well.

Cons: To be honest it's just a phone system that does what it's supposed to do, so I can't say I dislike anything.

Overall: Easy to use phone system.

Absolutely Great

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Our company uses Shortell and they are great. In all the years of using different providers they are hands down the best.

Cons: Some of the features are not rolled out to us. This is more of a corporate regulation but I'd like to be able to use all the functionality

Good phone system

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The biggest pro for us was it's simple. Easy to use. Rolled it out to the floor in just a week and only a single training. We loved it's usability.

Cons: No issues in general. It really delivers asa promised. Little glitches here and there but nothing substantial.

5 years of use

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great features and great support options out there. Reliable and even if the internet is down it reverts back to analog lines so there is no interruption of service.

Cons: Obviously dependent on reliable internet. For a while our internet here was up and down constantly and it made our VoIP experience very poor. Hard to maintain in-house so we pay a certified dealer to handle our support.

Overall: It's been 5 years since our company switched from an old PBX to VoIP and there were some difficult times during the transition, but overall it was the right decision. So many more features and it really connected our two locations and facilitated better communication.

Recommendations to other buyers: Find a reputable provider

Great Functionality

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ability to download voicemail files

Visual voice

History and address book

Recodrs all data analytics accurate

Cons: Sometimes it is not stable enough

Support / maintenance is a bit expensive

Unable to play voice messages from cloud

ShoreTel

Jul 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The system does well when you only have to receive calls and listen to voicemail. However, system gets very complicated when you want to use it for advance features

Cons: My company has Shoretel, I was surprised to see how the system is not user friendly. Features like call forwarding can take time to setup. Even the phones are not easy to navigate...I have used much simpler phones with great features.

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A Great Cisco Alternative

Apr 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, great management of devices, users, and admin.

Easy dialing,

ShoreTel phones can also take a BEATING.

Cons: The software could be a little cleaner on the side. The UI needs a bit of a change, especially the back end which just looks old.

Overall: Cisco Agent didn't do enough for us, so we decided to use ShoreTel. Great change, you can type names and extensions straight into the softphone and instantly dial anyone.

Makes Remote Work Easy

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Easy to use VOIP software, makes working remotely simple. Seamless integration with a headset/microphone combo.

Cons: Interface is a little outdated looking and could use a UI facelift. Occasional issues with sound when using over VPN.

ShorTel, the product that does what it's supposed to.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I enjoy the most about this product is that is very user friendly. The interface is easy to maneuver around.

Cons: Not sure if this is my work laptop itself but it takes a long time for it to load when I boot my computer.

If you need something to soley dial a number and track information, then Shoretel may be for you!

May 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Shoretel is a very simple program, and gives you exactly what you need; integration with salesforce, easy dialing with a click, tracks the basics (length of a call, connects, outbound calls, inbound calls, and voicemails)

Cons: Shoretel crashed often (aka, once every two weeks) and the whole sales floor would have to stop calling, and sometimes it would miss calls.

Shoretel is great! I love the software side that connects to my computer.

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Shoretel software connects to my computer and all contacts are able to be saved, searched, and dialed right from my screen.

Overall: Quick and easy access to contacts and calls.The features are nice and I have not had any problems with it so far.

Best vendow and the product in the VoIP market

Mar 11, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: My experience with ShoreTel Sky has been fantastic so far. Their system and the phones are very easy to use. In fact, I have a couple of people who got extra phones for their homes where all they have to do is plug the regular network cable to the phone and they are able to make/receive calls. Using the software is a breeze. All the options are spaced out and even though you can do a LOT from the home screen, it doesn't seem crowded.

Cons: There is isn't any way to record more than one greeting. In our previous system, there was an option to record several greetings, so if you are out of office or busy in a meeting you would enable that greeting. Hopefully, in coming months, ShoreTel Sky will have this option as well.

Recommendations to other buyers: Test them out and you will not be disappointed. It will save tons of money as well.

ShoreTel User for 8 Years Plus

Mar 18, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's easy to manage, there's good API's and there is a limited number of hardware components. Many of the IP phone systems lack features that have long been in the older phone system, but ShoreTel has worked. Plus they've added their basic Workgroup Call Center software. While it is an extra license, it's easy to manage and has the functionality we need.

Cons: Some system instability and they don't seem to be adding features to their API's.

Recommendations to other buyers: Evaluate your use of Hunt Groups carefully. A lot of smaller companies have depended heavily on Hunt Groups, but ShoreTel's implementation in this area has a lot of limits despite being a central part of the system design for HA.

Easy to Use but Lacking A Feature

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like this system for its ease of use. We didn't require extensive training. It was more of a pick up and go experience.

Cons: Wish there was a guide for the icons on the phone. We cannot find it on the website. Also, in a work group there should be a feature to send a call to voicemail instead of the only options being answer or let it ring to the next person.

Easy to use when you have the application, easy to manage calls and connect calls. Call history ect

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The application organizes call history and lets you see how many calls are pending how long you have been on the call and connect the call. Visual voicemail is a plus.

Cons: If the application goes down unless properly trained it is cumbersome to use the handset as its hard to pull up call history and extensions.

Overall: Organization, stats, easy to use in a one touch.

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Shoretel VOIP is the best business phone system I've used

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has all the features one could want, is easy to use, and even if you haven't used a feature in a while it basically teaches you again simply

Cons: It's internet based - which means if we lose internet or electricity our system is down. It happens a couple times a year. But it's the nature of using VOIP, not the system's fault