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Topic # 55953 11-Jan-2010 13:12
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Hi everyone,

We've just signed up for 2talk and would hopefully like to find a cheap SIP phone that will plug straight into one of our switches (and I expect it to have a power adaptor as my gear doesn' t do PoE).  It doesn't have to be all fancy and wireless, it just has to work.

Any recommendations?

Thanks.

 - Kit

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  Reply # 288948 11-Jan-2010 13:22
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Define 'cheap'.




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  Reply # 288949 11-Jan-2010 13:24
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I know it's a bit of a pipe dream, but $50 is my aim.

Insane just told me we have some old SIP phones sitting around here at work.  I think I might take one home for "research".

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  Reply # 288952 11-Jan-2010 13:36
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Not sure you'll find any at that price, but try TradeMe.




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  Reply # 288977 11-Jan-2010 14:57
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Grandstream is about all you will get at that price. Feel like a $2 shop landline phone, and the handset creaks as you move, but operational wise they seem to be ok - well all the ones I have are.

Stupid thing has wall mounting keyholes, but nothing to hold the handset in place so I ghettorigged a couple of strong magnets for the garage phone...




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  Reply # 288986 11-Jan-2010 15:28
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The only thing you'd find in that price range would be a 2nd hand Grandstream Budgetone. They're a very basic phone that look nasty and the audio quality is only average but they do work OK

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  Reply # 289466 12-Jan-2010 23:06
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I guess assessment of quality "feel" is very subjective, personally I think my Grandstream Budgetone feels like it is better put together than Linksys phones.

Anyway, if Kit (or anyone else) is able to arrange a pickup from Christchurch (near Latimer Square), I have a Grandstream Budge Tone 100 in good condition that I'm prepare to GIVE, that's right a genuine FREEBIE.

I am not prepared package it up for a courier, so it really needs personal collection.

The reason for me disposing of it is that I have standardised on a mix of Level One & Thompson SIP phones.

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  Reply # 290159 15-Jan-2010 00:04
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How do you find the level 1 phones?

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  Reply # 290161 15-Jan-2010 00:17
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rphenix:

How do you find the level 1 phones?


I quite like the Level One phones,  I've got 3 x Level One VOI7000's.  I bought them orginally (1 new and 2 used on TradeMe) as I wanted the multiple sip registration capability and currently have them configured to operate with 2Talk as one registration and the second registration with an Australian VOIP provider.

The downside is that all outgoing calls are made on the 1st SIP registration,  but you can receive calls on any of the 3 SIP registrations.

The phones themselves are a typical basic phone with medium quality Taiwanese construction and are sold under various names, including Panasonic, Samsung etc depending on the market location.

Unlike some other far more expensive SIP phones I've used in the past,  these Level 1 phones have never had to be re-booted since the day I configured them and I've been using them now for around 11 months.

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  Reply # 290187 15-Jan-2010 08:26
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In terms of mid priced handsets the Yealink's are great, there were some initial issues in the firmware but pretty much everything has been sorted. G.722 voice quality is great on them.

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  Reply # 290327 15-Jan-2010 14:13
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kiwiscoota: I guess assessment of quality "feel" is very subjective, personally I think my Grandstream Budgetone feels like it is better put together than Linksys phones.


Im wondering if they changed the handset molds then, because mine all have an uncomortable part line on it, and creak and groan when you shoulder them.

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oh and the buttons are easy to press the side and have jam, and are way too big and far apart to be easy to dial on.




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  Reply # 290372 15-Jan-2010 17:03
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kiwiscoota: I guess assessment of quality "feel" is very subjective, personally I think my Grandstream Budgetone feels like it is better put together than Linksys phones.

Anyway, if Kit (or anyone else) is able to arrange a pickup from Christchurch (near Latimer Square), I have a Grandstream Budge Tone 100 in good condition that I'm prepare to GIVE, that's right a genuine FREEBIE.

I am not prepared package it up for a courier, so it really needs personal collection.

The reason for me disposing of it is that I have standardised on a mix of Level One & Thompson SIP phones.

Message me privately.



Thanks for the kind offer Kiwiscoota but I'm sorted!!  I hope someone else does take you up on that offer though, it's totally worth it.


We're now in our new house, will let y'all know how the Mitel goes next week when the back pain stops!!




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  Reply # 290474 16-Jan-2010 08:38
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I assume you have a Mitel that has SIP capable firmware?


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  Reply # 292389 23-Jan-2010 01:00
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Many VoIP services allow you to have voice mail and faxes automatically forwarded to your regular e-mail inbox. You receive all your messages in one place, and your voice mail and faxes can be easily archived or forwarded to others. Users can also get their e-mails "read" to voice mail. 

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