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Topic # 26113 12-Sep-2008 10:21
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Hi

I'm working on installing Asterisk/Trixbox at home. I'm using Linksys SPA3102 so that I can use my desktop phone on both VOIP and PSTN. But my flatmates also want to use phones. I'm not keen to have then in my room when they want to use phone. But their rooms are not cabled, so I think cordless is the best option. From my best knowledge SKYPE compatible phones are proprietary to use with SKYPE only. Could someone (anyone) tell me where I can get a non-skype cordless phone. And also I'm not interested in the dual-mode cordless phone.

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  Reply # 163961 12-Sep-2008 10:50
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There are plenty of SIP based WiFi and DECT phones but they aren't cheap. Expect to pay a minimum of $300 for something good.

The cheapest option is to simply buy an ATA such as another SPA unit or PAP2 and use this in conjunction with a regular DECT cordless phone. You can pick up DECT phones for $29 these days, maybe $10-$20 more if you want an LCD display.



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  Reply # 163968 12-Sep-2008 11:31
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Do you think DECT with WiFi will do the deed? I mean the description didn't say anything about SIP. I'm also going to be running TAPI for call record, so that I know which flatmate make which call at the end of the month. I don't know much about WiFi, so I wonder if I can assign extension numbers to them?
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[edit: sorry, my bad. Just read on the bottom of the datasheet. It's not DECT with Wifi... it's DECT with Wifi friendly]




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  Reply # 163969 12-Sep-2008 11:53
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DECT and WiFi are different technologies.

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  Reply # 163980 12-Sep-2008 12:51
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skykissme: Do you think DECT with WiFi will do the deed? I mean the description didn't say anything about SIP. I'm also going to be running TAPI for call record, so that I know which flatmate make which call at the end of the month. I don't know much about WiFi, so I wonder if I can assign extension numbers to them?


A WiFi phone will act as a normal SIP phone, so yes you can assign an extension number to them.  sbiddle's suggestion is the cheapest, as decent WiFi phones can be pricey.



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  Reply # 166528 23-Sep-2008 14:37
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After skimming through pricespy and other web websites. I found a solution for it :) D-link has a DECT phone that I can use. So I'll be getting that. It SIP/PSTN. A little dear but it's going to be a good long term investment. Thanks for all your help.




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