Phone Suggestions


#1

What SIP phones would anyone suggest? Best bang for the buck? Most reliable?..etc.

Also, do any of the hard phones support bluetooth…to use bluetooth headsets.

Thanks


#2

If you need speakerphones, I just finished an install with Polycom IP-501.

These are very good quality and very configurable. End-users are pleased.
POE adds to the expense, but is worthwhile. POE is via a special cable.

transfer/conference features working from phone buttons on * out of the
box. configure VoicemailMain(s${CALLERIDNUM}) and the messages
button works perfectly, red led notification on phone, with extension icons
changing to envelope. Distinctive ring configurable with
SIPAddHeader(Alert-Info: XXX), ntp time, almost too many ring tones,
including custom/sampled. Very cell-phone-ish with all the features.

All configurable, but be patient as malformed config files won’t load.

Centralized provisioning, will notice file changes with ftp timestamps,
reboot phone with “sip notify polycom-check-cfg”.

I am willing to share insight if you have trouble. Bottom line is customer
is happy, but it is an office full of techno geeks (like me). Productivity
dropped while they all toyed with the new phones 8)

Andy


#3

best bang for the buck, i’d say the speedtouch 2030 voipsolutions.be/product_inf … cts_id/210

or the snom 190 (if you can find one)

or the elmeg IP 290

Of course there are better phones, but they also cost a lot more


#4

Thanks…I was looking at the Polycom phones. How is the speakerphone on the 501 ( I don’t think it is duplex)?


#5

i always hear that polycoms have the best speakerphones. (I never used them so can’t know).

But i’m pretty happy with my snom / cisco speakerphones.


#6

[quote=“zoa”]best bang for the buck, i’d say the speedtouch 2030 voipsolutions.be/product_inf … cts_id/210

or the snom 190 (if you can find one)

or the elmeg IP 290

Of course there are better phones, but they also cost a lot more[/quote]

I can’t find much info on the speedtouch, anyone have any experience with it? Looks like a nice phone but no one on this forum seems to have used them (or posted about it if they have)


#7

The SoundPoint IP501 I used is a full-duplex speakerphone, very nice.