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Topic # 13423 9-May-2007 17:39
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Hi All.

I live in Wellington and am running a 4MB TC connection - very interested to say bye-bye to Telecom and go with VFX. 

I understand that I can use the PAP2T with my current analog phone, however, the phone I own is on its last legs and I'm wondering if its better to simply purchase an IP phone instead, and skip the PAP2T which would require another analog phone purchase as well.  Is the quality any different either way?

Also, if I go this route I would be looking at something basic, and recall seeing the SPA901 as VFX supported in a press release last year.  However, it's not their website - can I still use this unit with VFX?

Many thanks in advance.


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  Reply # 70047 9-May-2007 18:35
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Hi Frank,

This product line is / has been  withdrawn from NZ SPA941 901 so thats why its not there, 922 942 and 962 are but probably a bit pricey compared to the standard analogue options......I use a 962 at home and I must say I like it Laughing

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  Reply # 70054 9-May-2007 20:13
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I agree a true IP phone is a better option than analogue to ATA. You generally get much better voice quality, without all those static, buzzy etc sound issues related to A-D-A-D conversions & impedance balancing issues. What would be nice is a decent cordless option; ideally with a DECT IP base and multiple handsets for round the house convenience.

What kind of future hardware options are in the pipeline Phil?

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  Reply # 70055 9-May-2007 20:18
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D-Link do a nice DECT phone that does both PSTN and SIP. I've heard a few reports of them being very good which is verys surprising for a D-Link product - maybe they just rebadged them! :-)

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