Recommended IP Phones?

General discussions about AsteriskNOW.

Moderators: Moderator, Support

Recommended IP Phones?

Postby JRayfield » Fri May 16, 2008 6:25 pm

Eventually, I'll probably switch my office phone system from the Lucent/Avaya PBX system over to an *Now PBX. Right now we have 11 extension phones plus a fax machine that answers on 1 line (the fax number rings in on this line only).

As I look at IP telephones, I see a LOT of different brands and models, ranging from less than $100 to several hundred dollars each.

Does anyone have any recommendations on IP telephones? Which ones are the better ones (I would like to keep the cost down) in terms of audio quality, dependability, etc.

John Rayfield, Jr.
JRayfield
Oldsterisk
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:51 am

Postby riddlebox » Tue May 20, 2008 8:24 am

Polycom seems to be the favorite of a lot of folks on the forum and irc.
riddlebox
Asterisk Freak
 
Posts: 389
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:56 pm

Postby JRayfield » Tue May 20, 2008 8:28 am

What about Aastra?

John
JRayfield
Oldsterisk
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:51 am

Postby cferrall » Tue May 27, 2008 8:40 pm

It depends on what features you are looking for. Just remember, you get what you pay for.
cferrall
Newsterisk
 
Posts: 43
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:43 pm
Location: CT

Postby chrisgapske » Wed May 28, 2008 12:59 pm

Aastra makes an ok phone. I have been happy with them. We used them more 480I with spherecom (MGCP) than I have with Astrerisk but they work well.
chrisgapske
Newsterisk
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:29 pm

Postby bkruse » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:35 pm

I would recommend Polycom phones, or maybe grandstream if you are a little cheap on the budget.

See if you can get in contact and try some out, makes a big difference in pushing the buttons than seeing a picture.

-bk
bkruse
Site Admin
 
Posts: 878
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:20 pm
Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Postby asimpson » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:13 pm

Our customers have been using the new series Aastra phones and have been quite happy with them. Polycom are also quite good. Linksys phones are a little more basic but definitely very stable and very easy to setup. The BLF features of the aastra phones are really nice as well as the options for DECT phones like the MBU 400 or the DECT handsets for the Aastra 57i CT. I think if you stick with Polycom, Linksys or Aastra you will be in good shape, all are good quality phones.

Best Regards,

Adam Simpson
Easy Office Phone
http://www.easyofficephone.com
asimpson
Newsterisk
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri May 04, 2007 1:57 pm

Re: Recommended IP Phones?

Postby epsolon77 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:18 am

Anybody have any suggestions on a phone that would be dialable from your computer address book?
epsolon77
Newsterisk
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:37 pm


Return to AsteriskNOW General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest