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Topic # 147403 18-Jun-2014 12:10
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As we are extending our 2talk phone network,  I am looking at some secound hand VOIP phones,  I was looking at eather the Cisco 7940G or the Cisco SPA504G


We will being using 2talks virtual PBX,  so I am wonderign what peopel experiances are will these,  is one better than the other or is there an alternate that I shold be considering,  thank you in advance.



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  Reply # 1068355 18-Jun-2014 12:23
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I never got the 7940 to work reliably with 2talk - it mainly came down to a NAT issue that just could never be resolved.

I DID get the 7940 working perfectly by running as asterisk server on-premises (which in turn connected to 2talk).

This removed the NAT issue as far as the phone was concerned.

7940's go pretty cheap now, but do require a bit of patience to get working.


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  Reply # 1068374 18-Jun-2014 12:47
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Unless you've a VoIP expert (and the fact you're asking the question suggests you aren't!) you should avoid the 79xx range. They are not really designed up be used outside the CUCM product.


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  Reply # 1068393 18-Jun-2014 12:55
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I've used the Cisco SPA50XG range of phones with 2talk without any issues and they were pretty easy to set up.

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  Reply # 1069553 19-Jun-2014 20:52
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The Cisco 500 series will do the job well. Avoid the 501, it has no display so loses a lot of functionality.
I quite like new Yealinks, T4x series.

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  Reply # 1069567 19-Jun-2014 21:01
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Yealinks are dam cool.

Pony up for the T48GN and enjoy a 7inch touchscreen!

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