As the title says, I’m sick and tired of the GrandStream GXP-2000. The sound quality sucks and my 4th phone (not my office’s 4th phone, MY 4th phone) just crapped out. I no longer can use the handset as I get almost no volume coming through (although the person on the other end can hear me just fine). It was working perfectly until about 30 minutes ago and then it just got VERY quiet. That makes 4 completely dead phones and about a half-dozen flakey ones where one or two things (like this one with the bad handset) don’t work correctly. In case you’re wondering, we’ve only bought 13 in the first place.
What else is there in the sub-$200 price range? I need units that have speakerphones, can have multiple SIP accounts (2 is required, 3 or 4 would be nice for testing), and are easy to get working with Asterisk in a small business network.
I’m not willing to do any of the following (or rather, my employer is not willing to let me):
- Buy phones that need a TFTP server to boot. TFTP for firmware updates is OK but not just to get them to turn on.
- Buy phones that have to have manually edited config files uploaded to the phone. We want web GUIs.
- Buy phones that require manual edits to the Asterisk config files or patches to the source. I don’t mind mucking around in .conf files but, again, my boss likes GUIs (ie. AMP).
- Finally, buy phones that require PoE. Our switches don’t support it so whatever we buy needs to ship with a wall wart that we can plug into an AC outlet.