Answers to frequently asked questions
This page will be used to maintain a list of frequently asked questions and answers especially during the initial product rollout.
Is this a Cisco product we’re using?
This is a Sinch product brought to you in partnership with Cisco, the leading global provider in video meeting and messaging solutions. Together we bring you a fully integrated collaboration experience, seamlessly delivering calling, messaging and meetings capabilities, all within a single app.
Can I still contact you for support?
Yes, absolutely! Please continue to contact Sinch for any questions related to Sinch Calling with Webex. The help button in the Webex app will take you directly to a Cisco support site with lots of helpful articles, but you should always open a support ticket with Sinch rather than Cisco first if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Do I have to upgrade? When does this need to be completed?
No, the upgrade to Sinch Calling with Webex is not required. However, by the end of September 2023, Voyant Connect services will no longer be functional. You may also elect to stay on or change to officeXtend instead of upgrading to Sinch Calling with Webex.
What option will be best for me?
We have two options to meet your needs. If your needs are for a softphone client with basic messaging capabilities, including the ability to use SMS/MMS with your customers, officeXtend will be your best option. If you need more collaboration capabilities such as managing multiple chat groups and enhanced file sharing, viewing and setting presence status, desktop sharing and full multiparty audio and video conferencing, Sinch Calling with Webex will be your best option. Note that Sinch Calling with Webex does not support SMS/MMS at this time.
What packages will be available to upgrade to?
The three new seat packages are the following:
The Sinch Calling with Webex Basic package provides users with calling, up to 100 participants in meetings, a Personal Meeting Room, up to 2GB of message storage, full audio/video/desktop sharing and much more. With meeting durations limited to <40 minutes, this package is ideal for general users that need to do more ad-hoc meetings and sharing sessions.
The Sinch Calling with Webex Standard package provides users with calling, up to 100 participants in meetings, a Personal Meeting Room, up to 5GB of message storage, full audio/video/desktop sharing, call-in numbers for meetings, meeting scheduling, integration to Microsoft and Google calendaring and much more. With meeting durations up to 24 hours, this package is ideally suited for managers or anyone needing to frequently schedule and host meetings. Note that Webex Basic users that join a meeting scheduled and hosted by Webex Standard or Premium users inherit the meeting duration of the Webex package hosting the meeting.
And with the Sinch Calling with Webex Premium offering, you get all the features of Webex Standard plus a top notch collaboration package supporting 1000 users in a single meeting, moderator controls, cloud recordings, transcription and many of the sophisticated features you expect in a product designed to host large scale webinars. This package is ideally suited for anyone that needs to present to small-to-large audiences like a pro.
And included with any of the Webex packages, you get all the standard features of our current Premium seat, supporting your choice of Poly or Yealink phones, or go pure client-only. This means you can still be in Hunt Groups, Call Centers or any other services we offer and use Webex as your soft client.
Where can I get training and help information?
Cisco has no shortage of training materials and documentation. Helps articles are hosted by Cisco here:
Feel free to get familiar with these articles as these will be the guides we reference. Cisco updates these articles to keep the content current.
Additionally, Cisco has an amazing amount of articles that also detail configurations for more complex things like running the Cisco Webex client in Virtual Desktop (VDI) setups:
and many other deployment scenarios.
Where can I get the Cisco Webex clients?
The Cisco Webex clients can be downloaded at the following link:
There are clients for Windows, MAC, iOS and Android.
If you do download the Cisco Webex clients and try to sign up for a free account, do not use the same email address for your free account that you plan to use for your production service. If the email address you use is already in use when we try to provision your service, complications will arise requiring manual intervention.