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post #16 of 41 (permalink) Old 2012-10-28, 10:47 AM
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Jase, IMO the quality of calls using an IP phone is much much better than an ATA.

If you can find the phone to suit your needs, you won't be disappointed. I prefer a DECT 6.0 type setup but the build quality on the actual handsets seems to be lacking some.
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post #17 of 41 (permalink) Old 2012-10-28, 04:17 PM
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DECT vs WiFi

I spent some time reading about DECT vs WiFi for residential IP phone options, here are some observations:

- Dedicated WiFi handsets are expensive. Cisco/Spectralink go for $400 to $600. Unidata/ZyXel go for under $200.
- DECT can be had for $100 to $200. Examples: Gigaset S675IP mentioned here already and Panasonic KX-TPA50
- On paper, WiFi is the future, and considering most residential users already have a WiFi network, it is surprisingly not as widely adopted.
- With DECT, you get better range, better quality, cheaper, but you are introducing a second RF band in your house – not that it matters to have a few additional electromagnetic frequencies going through our bodies - I hope it is harmless.
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post #18 of 41 (permalink) Old 2013-01-13, 05:36 AM
 
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Aastra 6731 because I found it at a thrift store for $20... Prefer it to my ATA.
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post #20 of 41 (permalink) Old 2013-02-01, 09:18 AM
 
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I just started using the Gigaset C610A phones. I love them. I have the base station plus 4 other phones. Switching from using an ata to these IP Phones have been the best thing. Everything has improved. My next IP Phone will be the Cisco corded 7960

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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 2013-02-01, 09:35 AM
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^^^^ I had a look at those phones and they do not appear to be IP phones. Are you sure that's the model?

Edit: scratch that... I see the phone now... it's the C610A IP... I searched without the IP.
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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 2013-04-25, 06:51 PM
 
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Yes, the are IP phones. The actual model is C610A IP

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I have been using the Korean Unidata WPU-7800 as the family room phone for a year with Voip.ms
The phone works great and I'm very happy to have it. Noticeable quality improvement and better wife acceptance factor over the Android WiFi smartphone and the iPad softphone. With Voip and WiFi the biggest issue is the WiFi signal strength and network quality to the ISP. I had to extend my home WiFi coverage with a repeater. I'm only getting 95ms ping to the Voip.ms server which is just acceptable. I had to spend some time configuring the network and worked with the ISP to attempt to reduce the ping time to the ISP.
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anyone have experience with the Grandstream DP715/710?

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post #25 of 41 (permalink) Old 2015-02-02, 02:38 PM
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Linksys (a division of Cisco) SPA 962 IP Phone, im using it because it supports 6 lines/6 extention keys, its super programmable to my needs also
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i've done some more research & the Grandstream DP715/710 are off my list - missing too many features
i currently have a Calisto w/BT headset (6 yrs old & batteries are failing) on Primus (now on my ATA & voip.ms)
i have FreePBX/Asterisk running now and want to transition over & am stuck deciding between a VOIP desk phone, or a VOIP DECT phone w/extra phones
i like being able to use the BT headset, but don't want to spend a fortune on a desk phone with EHS
i have my own home business and need to talk & use the keyboard, so either BT or speaker phone

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post #27 of 41 (permalink) Old 2015-02-05, 04:14 PM
 
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Polycom phones work great, have great audio, and are easily configurable. This is one of their base models. NCIX (there's a location by Algonquin College's Woodroffe Campus) has a decent variety of them.

http://www.ncix.com/detail/polycom-s...p-92-42540.htm

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Three out of four of my Aastras have crapped out, into "web recovery" mode. I'm still trying to figure it out, but I'm starting to suspect the power supplies failed and corrupted the firmware.

They all failed within weeks of each other. Roughly six years old.
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Wow, that's not good.. I have a 9143i, roughly the same age. Hopefully I do run into the same. I love that phone. Have you tried to contact Mitel? (they tool over the Aastra phones). Maybe you can still perform an update for your model via TFTP. Good luck.

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to 99semaj...

Have you tried this? http://www.telecomuserguides.com/man..._Procedure.pdf
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