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Topic # 14270 25-Jun-2007 01:26
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Hi There


So I joined VFX and bought the PA2PT linksys.

Hmm..I was wondering is there a phone that I can simply plug into the broadband model without needing the pa2pt device?

What is a model which I can take a look?


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  Reply # 75830 25-Jun-2007 03:13
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ninjabear: What is a model which I can take a look?

There are 2 IP phones available, which plug directly into your broadband router:

SPA922 or SPA942

Details are here:

http://www.xnet.co.nz/vfx/hardware.shtml

However, the prices are MUCH more expensive than a PAP2T + standard phone.

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Grant.

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  Reply # 75989 26-Jun-2007 18:14
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I have an SPA942. Very nice phone and very professional looking. Would be good if you wanted to use it in a business environment.




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Reply # 76002 26-Jun-2007 18:40
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These look nice. I would use the two line version if I could - but they only come in corded versions, and I rather have a cordless phone, so no IP phone in the line up there. I currently have two cordless phones (one a Skype Dualphone) connected to the SPA2102. It works really well - black phone is New Zealand, grey phone is Australia...





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  Reply # 76016 26-Jun-2007 19:08
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freitasm: But then that's too much for my small home office.

Yeah, last time I looked they cost $1195 or something like that.  A little bit rich for me too...

I have a plethora of phones on my desk:

*  Uniden Cordless 5.8GHz DECT with 2 handsets for private line
*  Digitor Desk Phone / Answering Machine with Caller ID for business line
*  A Digitor Answering Machine that takes my business calls if the Desk Phone is busy
*  A Voyager Long-range Cordless Phone Base that can be plugged into either business or private line for use around the farm

Using analogue phones with ATAs gives quite a flexible setup that can be changed around with a few plugs rather than wading through setup menus and such.  It works for me...

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  Reply # 76029 26-Jun-2007 19:47
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I have a Linksys SPA942 on my desk with both a VFX line as well as an asterisk extension (All asterisk calls are trunked through an iTalk account).

Also have a stardard Telecom POTS connection into the house with several stardard phones. 3 seperate lines/numbers in total. 1 PSTN and 2 VoIP


POTS Line = Shared Flat Landline
1x VoIP Line (VFX) = Personal + Home Business
1x VoIP Line (iTalk) = My Asterisk Line for playing around with and testing of my asterisk stuff.

Ideally in the future after I move later in the year I am looking to a setup like:

 - Naked DSL or Telstra Cable (Internet + TV only) if available (TCL Perferred)
 - 2 VFX Lines trunked into Asterisk (At present VFX do not support Asterisk but hopefully this will change in future)
 - A couple of IP Phones (Probably Linksys SPA942's)
 - A Linksys WiFi phone (Cant recall model number)
 - A Linksys ATA with fax support to plug the fax and one other Analogue phone into. 




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  Reply # 76032 26-Jun-2007 19:52
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Oh and Mauricio, Phil has mentioned in some other threads that VFX are investigating support for a couple of cordless devices. I think the Linksys one and the Nokia N95 I believe




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  Reply # 76372 30-Jun-2007 13:57
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I was wondering if this phone

LinkSys Spa-921

http://www.voiplink.com/Linksys_SPA_921_p/linksys-spa-921.htm

works with xnet?


Similar to the model they gave but this one is cheaper.I am planning to buy it from a distributor who distributes linksys products from hong kong

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  Reply # 76377 30-Jun-2007 15:44
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Unfortunately the 921/941 is no longer a supported device due to hardware issues.





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  Reply # 76378 30-Jun-2007 15:44
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Unfortunately the 921/941 is no longer a supported device due to hardware issues.





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  Reply # 76545 2-Jul-2007 08:56
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freitasm: These look nice. I would use the two line version if I could - but they only come in corded versions, and I rather have a cordless phone, so no IP phone in the line up there. I currently have two cordless phones (one a Skype Dualphone) connected to the SPA2102. It works really well - black phone is New Zealand, grey phone is Australia...


Yes would be great to have a DECT IP phone, this one would be cool (without the big price tag):
http://nicegear.co.nz/ip-phones/aastra-57i-ct




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  Reply # 76566 2-Jul-2007 11:41
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Personally I like the idea of a WiFi phone better as it gives you much better flexability in terms of range.




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  Reply # 76656 2-Jul-2007 20:32
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adamj: Personally I like the idea of a WiFi phone better as it gives you much better flexability in terms of range.

A WiFi phone certainly has its advantages, but they are less reliable than a solid DECT connection. They suffer from drop-outs, poor battery life etc. Not to say they are a bad idea, fantastic for roaming. But unless you have a good strong WiFi signal, e.g. small flat / hotel room etc, a DECT would give a more robust system.
WiFi is a great complementary product that would be great to add to the mix.




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