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Topic # 92097 26-Oct-2011 19:04 Send private message

Spent a few ours looking over the Siemens Gigaset Cordless IP phone rage.

The 580 and A58H system/handset seem quite easy to get. But they're quite old.
My understanding is that 610/610A/C61H is being tele-permitted and expected to be available in NZ sometime next year.

I believe the 610/610A comes with a newer base the N300 IP.

I know a number of geekzone members have bought systems from overseas.
Does anyone know which 'work' in NZ. i.e. use the permitted/legal DECT frequencies? Finding it a bit difficult to find information on this.

May just end up waiting for the 610 which seems quite nice. Though think I'd prefer one of the higher end handsets e.g. S79H or SL78H.

Quite difficult working out what's what... this is the best resource I've found so far but it's US specific so somewhat incomplete.
http://www.mgraves.org/2010/05/the-gigaset-family-of-sipdect-handsets-for-north-america-in-2010-2/

Any other options?
Seen one or two, but they're more expensive or don't seem any better. Then many business orientated which are $1000+.

Reading other posts this is probably the preferable route vs normal cordless phones and an ATA.
(Don't have any existing cordless phones.)

Though I think I'd like to keep my SPA942 for office use, which is going to be a bit problematic on iTalk (only one device can register). Probably going to have to use Linksys SPA-9000 IP PBX (bought a while ago but haven't played with yet) to get the wired and cordless phones to work...

Comments and thoughts appreciated.
Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 537913 26-Oct-2011 19:15 Send private message

DECT is DECT - it uses the same 1.8/1.9GHz bands globally. Newer 'DECT 6.0" devices sold in the US also use some additional 1.9GHz spectrum, and both are permitted in NZ.

I've had an I580IP since they came out. They're a good basic handset but the newer models are vastly superior. The best value for purchasing is Hip-IP in the UK, who have pretty competitive pricing with the $NZ


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  Reply # 537918 26-Oct-2011 19:30 Send private message

cshaun: ....
I know a number of geekzone members have bought systems from overseas.
Thanks guys.

HI cshaun
I have the S685 IP phone and the s68h handsets from the UK.
Very happy with the phone to date.
Last time when I wanted to buy some from HIP-IP they send me a link which went through to Aussi. So I baught my last hardware from some shop in AU.

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  Reply # 538415 27-Oct-2011 23:27 Send private message

cshaun: Spent a few ours looking over the Siemens Gigaset Cordless IP phone rage.

The 580 and A58H system/handset seem quite easy to get. But they're quite old.
My understanding is that 610/610A/C61H is being tele-permitted and expected to be available in NZ sometime next year.


Old, but still good. I have the A580IP with A58H handset. The only regret I have in purchasing it is that it doesn't have a port for plugging in a headset. Otherwise it works very well.

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  Reply # 538752 28-Oct-2011 14:49 Send private message

Thanks guys.
And yeah A580 IP seems very popular and many happy with it. Why I'm looking forward to spending a bit more and getting something that seems to be quite a bit better.
Quite a pain trying to work out which handsets to get as there are so many.

Also noticed there were a few complaints from Aussies buying from Hip IP. Guess it seem a little above 'normal'. Other small 'issue' of buying from overseas is needing to buy adaptors for the power plugs.

Might hang on a little while. C610 IP seems interesting and will be easier when it can just be bought here.

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  Reply # 538758 28-Oct-2011 15:03 Send private message

cshaun:
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Also noticed there were a few complaints from Aussies buying from Hip IP. Guess it seem a little above 'normal'. Other small 'issue' of buying from overseas is needing to buy adaptors for the power plugs.

Buying from Hip-Ip was as easy as any other place. I bought the adapters from the Uk and those are a bit crapy. So if ever needed again I would buy adapters here.

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  Reply # 538767 28-Oct-2011 15:26 Send private message

Maybe I'm having a friday moment but why does a IP phone who can't plug into a Telecom POTS line NEED to be telepermitted in NZ???




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  Reply # 538779 28-Oct-2011 16:16 Send private message

The Siemens have both POTS line and VOIP capability. I have the 685 and it has been amazing. Highly recommended. More stable than either the Linksys WRP400 or the previous Linksys before that...




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  Reply # 538843 28-Oct-2011 18:38 Send private message

Any reason why so many people seem to be going for the S68H handsets instead of S79H?
Yeah can be used on POTS - though I haven't had POTS for 3+ years.

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  Reply # 538946 29-Oct-2011 07:48 Send private message

Beccara: Maybe I'm having a friday moment but why does a IP phone who can't plug into a Telecom POTS line NEED to be telepermitted in NZ???


A Telepermit isn't just a requirement to meet network impedence issues, it's also a technical requirement to ensure that audio levels match up correctly with Telepermit specs, and technically speaking the device should also support the correct NZ tonesets if it uses SIP180 local tone generation rather than SIP183.






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