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Topic # 235967 11-May-2018 17:40
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FreePBX project is progressing well and the SPA8000 works great with all our analogue DECT handsets. 

 

I have a requirement for 1 decent IP desk phone - one to see overall visibility of the extensions in use etc. 

 

Any suggestions as to what would be a good option?

 

 


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  Reply # 2014221 11-May-2018 18:16
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I could write probably 5000 words describing the close to 20 phones I own. I'll summarise it in one sentence - There is no "best" SIP phone.

 

You need to look at your requirements, the features of the phone, how you're going to provision it, how many BLF's you need, whether you want headsets, whether you want XML and so on and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2014264 11-May-2018 18:56
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Firstly, but the commercial end point manager module (assuming you are running official FreePBX distro).
Then pick a phone that is supported in that. Will make your life a thousand times easier going forward.

Yealink is the first one that comes to.mind that is readily available in NZ... they do lack a decent ampunt of BLF's IMO. But as Steve says, there is no perfect phone.



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  Reply # 2014275 11-May-2018 19:21
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Thanks guys. I guess it’s a pretty subjective question. I’m not sure if I’ll buy the end point manager at this time. The 8 cordless phones will be on the spa8000 and seem to working well in the test environment. There’s only the need for one wired desk phone in the office so figured I could manually configure it.

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  Reply # 2014288 11-May-2018 19:38
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chevrolux: Firstly, but the commercial end point manager module (assuming you are running official FreePBX distro).
Then pick a phone that is supported in that. Will make your life a thousand times easier going forward.

Yealink is the first one that comes to.mind that is readily available in NZ... they do lack a decent ampunt of BLF's IMO. But as Steve says, there is no perfect phone.

 

Yealink is actually pretty good for BLF because they support multiple pages. The T29G for example has 27 (3 pages x 10 less the single button per page to take you to the next page).

 

 


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  Reply # 2014292 11-May-2018 19:49
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I've found the Yealink T46S to be a great set. Good UI. Heaps of BLFs (3 pages I think); certainly all you'd nee, and an expansion board is available if you really wanted more. One thing to note is that the AC adapter is now an optional extra, and unless you have PoE you'd need it.

 

https://www.snappernet.co.nz/product/7491/yealink-sip-t46s-ip-phone-dual-gig-ethernet-colour-lcd-poe-ac-adapter-optional

 

 


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  Reply # 2014329 11-May-2018 20:29
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sbiddle:

 

chevrolux: Firstly, but the commercial end point manager module (assuming you are running official FreePBX distro).
Then pick a phone that is supported in that. Will make your life a thousand times easier going forward.

Yealink is the first one that comes to.mind that is readily available in NZ... they do lack a decent ampunt of BLF's IMO. But as Steve says, there is no perfect phone.

 

Yealink is actually pretty good for BLF because they support multiple pages. The T29G for example has 27 (3 pages x 10 less the single button per page to take you to the next page).

 

 

 

 

The older T2x series were great for BLF (my favourites were the T26 & T28). But the new T4x series they went to that new design.

 

I personally don't like pages... just an extra button to press when you want to just transfer or park a call.


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  Reply # 2015708 14-May-2018 13:19
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I use the fanvil phones. x4 for basic users and x5 or x6 for operators.

 

everlea group sell them and they all support a very good dect headset vt9000 with an ehs cable at a good price.


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  Reply # 2015727 14-May-2018 13:36
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I just got a Yealink T48S but they just feel cheap even though it is one of their premium phones. The screen is glary and angle doesn't adjust.

 

Unfortunately can't seem to get the Panasonic KX-UTXXX phones anymore which had a great feel, but the KDV230 or HDV330 are certainly worth considering, you can add on a HDV20 20x2 flexi key LCD module and the HDV330 is cheaper than the T48S. With a bit of work they can be used with the Endpoint Manager although not on the list of endpoints, I should really put through a feature request.

 

I've just ordered a couple of the HDV330s to replace some UT123s because they don't support electronic hook switch like the 136s - and Plantronics Bluetooth headsets so will see how that goes but saves some cabling.

 

EDIT: Can highly recommend the Panasonic SIP DECT stuff too if you're eventually after a more 'end to end' SIP solution, the TGP600 can do up to 8 handsets/8 SIP lines on one unit. Sometimes you can even get lucky and register a standard analog DECT handset with the base station however I haven't tried it with the Panasonics. We're using their multi-cell system (KX-UDS124) with about 10 DECT base stations

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2015793 14-May-2018 15:24
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vespaman:

I use the fanvil phones. x4 for basic users and x5 or x6 for operators.


everlea group sell them and they all support a very good dect headset vt9000 with an ehs cable at a good price.



I was going to mention Fanvil, but wasn't sure if they were available retail anywhere - We just buy from everlea too.
Insanely good phones considering the price!!

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  Reply # 2015796 14-May-2018 15:27
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Fanvil look very compelling for the price. The 6X is $200 and I am tempted to grab one just to play with. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2015799 14-May-2018 15:30
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If you want easy integration and provisioning with FreePBX you can't go past the Sangoma phones. They aren't distributed in NZ but are easy enough to buy from Amazon.

 

 


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  Reply # 2015945 14-May-2018 17:40
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networkin get the phone from everlea as an evaluation - I have just sent mine back.

 

they have designed the bigger X6 LCD screen for video so you see call details on one half of the screen and a blank part on the other where I assume in the future a webcam will fill it. They all have(except x3) LCD pages for the BLF fields but with no labels to contend with they are great and easy to use.

 

awesome phones for the price and auto prov with 3cx and other asterisk based distros.




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  Reply # 2016034 14-May-2018 20:31
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Bugger just ordered a GXP2170 over the weekend for the same cost of the X6. The X6 certainly looks cool. Oh well will give the Grandstream a go and can always change down the track. For our limited purposes it’ll do the job.

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  Reply # 2016043 14-May-2018 20:51
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Grandstream are the only phones I don't recommend.

 

 


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  Reply # 2016062 14-May-2018 21:50
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I have used panasonic, yealink, cisco and polycom. And by a mile in my opinion the best sound quality came out of a polycom with HD Voice.






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