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#265607 31-Jan-2020 10:39
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We're pretty close to getting fibre connected (finally!) and completing a reno.  We're then planning to  move to VOIP DECT phones.  Looking at base station and 2 x handsets for $300 or thereabouts, I've seen Grandstream D750/DP720 and Siemens A540IP/A540H.

 

Does anyone have experience with either of these?  Anyone know relative pros/cons between the two?  Any other good options I've missed?


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  #2410583 31-Jan-2020 10:43
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The Siemens is also sold locally as Gigaset (eg the A580 and C610). They're and old hardware design by today's standards though. I'd recommend you look at the Yealink range (eg W52, W60); additional handsets are available separately and I think you should be able to pick up two handsets and a base within your budget or close to it.


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  #2410586 31-Jan-2020 10:51
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Hi there

 

Got the Gigaset A540IP and additional handset A540H (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/IPHSMS0540/Siemens-Gigaset-A540IP-VoIP-and-fixed-line-phone-I) in december last year and am very happy with it. I too have been looking at moving to VOIP and choose this unit for the dual copper and voip capability - could not find another brand at the time. All this for under 300.

 

Good sound quality and range with the base station at one end of the house currently.

 

This gives me a chance to suss out voip options and test with my free 2talk account while still having my phone running.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2410635 31-Jan-2020 11:50
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My Gigasets destroy rechargeable batteries. They seem to have the-worst charging circuit ever. if you leave them on the base then they will ruin a pair of batteries every 6 months.

 

I have removed them from a couple of business I look after for the same reason

 

I will eventually change them all out for grandstream ones but with the cost of rechargeable batteries I fear I will never be able to save up enough

 

 

 

 





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  #2410690 31-Jan-2020 12:28
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mdooher:

 

My Gigasets destroy rechargeable batteries. They seem to have the-worst charging circuit ever. if you leave them on the base then they will ruin a pair of batteries every 6 months.

 

 

That is interesting to know and keep an eye on this. I have cradle and base station at one end of house and second cradle at the other. Natural usage means they are not in the cradle all the time, but will think about if I notice it is in a cradle and fully charged.

 

What Grandstream would be your goto? Does Grandstream have a hybrid (copper/voip)?


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  #2410692 31-Jan-2020 12:36
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I've been using DP750 bases with DP720 handsets. SIP only 

 

you may as well flip your landline to VOIP, I cant see you looking back quite frankly 





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  #2410695 31-Jan-2020 12:44
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mdooher:

 

you may as well flip your landline to VOIP, I cant see you looking back quite frankly 

 

 

Could not agree more...working on the WAF and getting my head around VOIP and providers. Thanks for the insights.




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  #2410742 31-Jan-2020 14:10
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mdooher:

 

I've been using DP750 bases with DP720 handsets. SIP only 

 

you may as well flip your landline to VOIP, I cant see you looking back quite frankly 

 

 

PB Tech have 1 x DP750 + 2 x DP720 in a bundle for $275, which seems pretty good value.  Are they good kit?


 
 
 
 


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  #2410762 31-Jan-2020 14:41
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Earbanean:

 

mdooher:

 

I've been using DP750 bases with DP720 handsets. SIP only 

 

you may as well flip your landline to VOIP, I cant see you looking back quite frankly 

 

 

PB Tech have 1 x DP750 + 2 x DP720 in a bundle for $275, which seems pretty good value.  Are they good kit?

 

 

I have put in 6 DP750s with various numbers of  DP720s hanging off them. I have had 2 handset failures, (one way calling) the only way to fix it was either a firmware upgrade (if available) or a downgrade followed by an upgrade again.

 

Another one did the same thing after a router firmware update, was strange because it was only one handset. I never got to the bottom of it but I did a temp router downgrade and then the same procedure as above and I haven't had any problems for at least a year in any of the systems despite various firmware updates.

 

so yes I quite like them, slightly more difficult to set up than a gigaset but better overall





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  #2410764 31-Jan-2020 14:43
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What about Yealink W53P/W53H?  Anyone have any experience with these?


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  #2410770 31-Jan-2020 14:54
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I have deployed a couple of dozen of the W52/W60 base-stations with setups ranging from 1 handset to 4.

 

They recently updated the hardware to support Opus, more handsets per base (8 now think?) and to change the replaceable battery pack's chemistry to LiIon which was a great move IMO.

 

To me Yealinks 'feel' far nicer when compared to Grandstream or Siemens/Gigaset (ie better build quality). But that's a personal taste thing.


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  #2410845 31-Jan-2020 16:21
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Yealink's are the best option. Much better than the Grandstream and Gigaset.

 

 




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  #2411846 3-Feb-2020 10:52
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$200 for base and one handset for the Yealinks, so they're not vastly more expensive.  Sounds like worth looking at.  Thanks for the feedback.


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  #2421834 16-Feb-2020 15:09
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Pulled the pin brought a Yealink w53p yesterday at PBTecha sale. Using it with Stuff VOIP plan and it's working great. I dont mind the app but having a proper phone again is great I found I was missing phone calls with the app as I didnt carry the mobile around with me all the time.

So Yealink really happy I like the web interface and would recommend.

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  #2421999 16-Feb-2020 22:43
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Oh, what is wrong with the GXP2000 @sbiddle ;)

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  #2422199 17-Feb-2020 08:43
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johny99: Oh, what is wrong with the GXP2000 @sbiddle ;)

 

Nothing. It's a great step up if you're a Budgetone BT100 user. 😄


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