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Topic # 116479 30-Apr-2013 16:12
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I'm thinking of ditching my land line and moving to VOIP for home use. I'd appreciate any recommendations for a reliable cordless VOIP handset for home use. I'm intending to use 2talk via cable broadband.

Also, any recommendations for a suitable supplier for the handset will be helpful.

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  Reply # 808076 30-Apr-2013 16:16
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Snom M9 or one of the Gigaset models such as a C610 or A510 are the best options.

Price wise you'll save a lot of money buying an ATA and using a regular cordless phone.


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  Reply # 808080 30-Apr-2013 16:20
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If you've got an Android or iPhone you could use that with 2Talks app. I trialled it the other day with my iPhone and it worked quite well.

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Just buy an ata and use the regular phone.

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  Reply # 808121 30-Apr-2013 17:13
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If you need one pm me

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  Reply # 808139 30-Apr-2013 17:36
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Siemens A510. 6 handsets per base with up to 6 SIP registrations as well as PSTN connectivity.
Only thing that holds them back is only 2 SIP channels can be active at any one time.



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  Reply # 808266 30-Apr-2013 21:23
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I've read that a dedicated VOIP handset (say Siemens A510) will provide greater voice clarity than an ATA (say Cisco SPA112). Is this correct?

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  Reply # 808339 1-May-2013 07:23
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dafman: I've read that a dedicated VOIP handset (say Siemens A510) will provide greater voice clarity than an ATA (say Cisco SPA112). Is this correct?


Technically, no.

In the real world, possibly. It all depends on the quality of your analogue handset and often tweaks to the ATA to insure the impedance and gain are correct.

Despite having owned a few different Gigaset phones in the past and still having an A580 I have to say I'm not the world's biggest fan. The Snom M9 is a vastly superior handset. If you're just after one handset there is quite a price difference, but if you're after two or more handsets the Snom pricing isn't that different.


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I have tried both , I think the phone and ATA both have same quality.

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  Reply # 809381 1-May-2013 09:52
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dafman: I've read that a dedicated VOIP handset (say Siemens A510) will provide greater voice clarity than an ATA (say Cisco SPA112). Is this correct?


Perhaps, if the voip handset can use the G.722 codec.
Don't know specifically about the A510.

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  Reply # 809406 1-May-2013 10:42
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dafman: I've read that a dedicated VOIP handset (say Siemens A510) will provide greater voice clarity than an ATA (say Cisco SPA112). Is this correct?


Technically, no.

In the real world, possibly. It all depends on the quality of your analogue handset and often tweaks to the ATA to insure the impedance and gain are correct.

Despite having owned a few different Gigaset phones in the past and still having an A580 I have to say I'm not the world's biggest fan. The Snom M9 is a vastly superior handset. If you're just after one handset there is quite a price difference, but if you're after two or more handsets the Snom pricing isn't that different.



But wouldn't a dedicated handset be digital right to the handset, whereas an AT is converting to analogue, then the cordless back to digital (DECT) and then decoding again for output?  (Which would cause the loss of fidelity?)

If the OP is after a single line phone, the Panasonic KX-TGP500 I have got recently is great! What it is not at all great for is if you are running it with multiple SIP trunks.

The Siemens Gigaset I have is much better at dealing with multiple SIP trunks, but I find the sound VERY quiet and the phone interface extremely laggy




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  Reply # 809486 1-May-2013 13:40
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An ATA will be just as good provided the analogue device is high quality. I used to run an ATA with Siemems E49 base and handset. Quality between that and the A510 is the same. Only changed it so I could play with the new SIP unit.

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  Reply # 811508 5-May-2013 12:03
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Less annoying echo cancelling without the analog inbetween stage, since its only done in the handset, not the handset and the ata. Makes it easier to talk over someone that just wont stop talking so good for those calls to family.




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