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Topic # 14100 14-Jun-2007 20:03
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whats the best value for money voip unit? what should I buy?

like if I go buy this one:

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4670f6ee00117b10273fc0a87f3306d9/Product/View/XH7474

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The Linksys Internet Phone Adapter enables high-quality feature-rich Voice over Broadband (VoBB) service through your broadband Internet connection. Just plug it into your existing Broadband router and phone. You'll get clear reception, even while using the Internet at the same time.

This Internet Phone Adapter is pre configured for plug and play use with WorldxChange Xnet Virtual Fone Xchange (Xnet VFX) enhanced voice services. To set up your Adapter for voice services simply take the device home and call WorldxChange Xnet on 0800 123 456. They will configure your services and you'll be taking advantage of call savings and advanced features in no time."


 


 

will that do the job?

-- it says it will but I just want someone to confirm this for me.







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  Reply # 74720 14-Jun-2007 20:18
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If you want a basic unit that allows you to hook up an existing phone then it's the best and cost effective option.


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  Reply # 74721 14-Jun-2007 20:20
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Amazing, for a change DSE has a cheap price!  Yes, that unit will work.  But you need a router on your network (unless you have an ADSL modem with an available Ethernet port).  The nice thing about it is that you can take it with you anywhere in the world and still have an NZ local phone number!




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  Reply # 74724 14-Jun-2007 20:45
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inane: whats the best value for money voip unit? what should I buy?


will that do the job?


It's not clear from DSE's web site whether this unit is a PAP2T or a SPA2102.

So long as you don't want to do any faxing it won't matter, and in this case, PAP2T is the best and cheapest option.

However, if you want to send faxes, SPA2102 is the one to go for, even though it's a PITA to set up.

Check which one it is before paying over your dosh if faxing is a requirement for you.

Cheers,
Grant.


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  Reply # 74727 14-Jun-2007 20:58
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Looking at that DSE page under "weblinks" the PDF only lists the PAP2T and the WAG54GP2.  From the photo it is also clear it is a PAP2T, look at the symbols under the LEDs.  DSE does not have photos for "indication only", unlike some web sites.

Good comment about FAX.




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  Reply # 74734 14-Jun-2007 21:48
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Niel: From the photo it is also clear it is a PAP2T, look at the symbols under the LEDs.

Yeah, good point, I didn't look closely enough Embarassed

Also, the VoIP logo is up the far end away from the LEDs on PAP2T, whereas on SPA2102, it is closer to the centre.

I have both PAP2T and SPA2102 running at different sites.  The PAP2T was a dream to setup whereas the SPA2102 was anything but.  However, both work very well once setup, and no doubt that SPA2102 is better for faxing.

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