I purchased these items for both our US and European Operations so I could video conference with my other traders. Upon receipt of this device and upgrading the firmware to the latest it just got stuck. You wait three days to get customer support. End result they say send it back.
If you want to spend more time trying to get a device to work than actually making money using it, then get this phone. Going with Siemens. At least when you have a problem the turn around time is ONE HOUR !
Touch interface needs improvements
Whether you're on board with combining Flickr and desk phone or not, the GXV 3175 is an exciting product. The Internet browser application is the best one we've tried on a desk phone to date. GXV 3175 to GXV 3175 video calling worked seamlessly (no surprise), and there is evidence that video will play nice with others as well. The phone offers so many features that I'm sure we left a lot of stones unturned. Is it perfect?
Great work phone
The form factor of these phones are both visually appealing and physically comfortable to work with on a daily basis. We are using them for a Ring Central account and the setup was a breeze - even for the non-technical people. I would make one technical recommendation to purchasers: these do not come with a power supply. If you are a medium sized or larger office (not just 1 or 2 people), then I would recommend purchasing a POE switch to power the phones instead of the $15 power brick.
Excellent audio, quality Intuitive to use
The Cisco SPA504G is a very good phone. With HD voice supported, it delivers excellent voice quality in an intuitive and well-made piece of hardware. The OnSIP team is thrilled to see another manufacturer taking steps to bring HD voice to midrange phones that won't cost customers an arm and a leg.
Quality entry level product
The Soundpoint 331, Polycom's new desktop phone, is a direct replacement for the Soundpoint 330, the brand's entry-level IP phone. The two phones are identical except that the 331 has additional memory to support future feature enhancing SIP software upgrades expected in late 2010. According to 888voipstore, the Soundpoint IP 331 is a "cost-effective solution for cubicle workers as well as call center operators who use a 'hard' phone in conjunction with a 'soft' client running on the PC".
Audio quality was good and there is also plenty of volume.
The great thing about Skype on the PC is that it is free and it is so simple. In the case of the SV1, you stil get all that Skype goodness: it is still simple to use, but you lose the free element. Yes, the service itself is free, but youâ?? ll have to pay out a hefty Â£219.95 for the SV1.
And that sort of makes things pale a little, as you can get a netbook, with the same, if not better, specs for around the same amount â?? with the added advantage of having a fully operating PC.
Works nicely for me
The review that gave this phone 1 star because of the PoE issue wasn't reasonable. To be clear - the phone does not come with a power adapter. You will need to buy one separately or use a PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector or switch to power the phone. I don't mind this at all - in some locations, it's easier to power it with PoE, and I appreciate not having to pay for an extra adapter I won't use.
This is not a consumer phone.
Item was not new as offered
The item was previously used but offered as if it were new. To set it up has been a big problem as it is password blocked so new firmware must be downloaded but the version managed by the phone is old so the one available it Cisco right now is not useful. I have not been able set the phone to use it as it should have brought at least the passwords stablished by the previous user/administrator.
Excellent build quality
In closing I'd like to return to an impression that I first had some years ago when I first started using IP phones. If you work for a small company, or in a home office, and live on the phone as much as I do, then life is just too short to get by with a marginal phone. You can't appreciate the difference between "good enough" and something that is truly exceptional to use without trying it for yourself. The difference in cost is not as much as you might expect.
Great personal and conference VoIP phone
I bought several of these phones for employees at my office last year. They've worked very well as office phones and even as conference phones with up to three people sitting around the phone. The sound quality is very clear.
There are a few caveats that apply to all VoIP phones. First, before you can use a VoIP phone you must configure the VoIP server, in our case Asterisk, to associate the phone's MAC address with its phone extension.
Excellent handset and speakerphone voice quality
The overall design successfully incorporates both sharp edges and rounded corners, and gives the phone a very sleek look. The Polycom 550 is probably one of the most visually appealing desk phone we've reviewed so far.
decent call clarity
The SPA962 combines expandable VoIP functionality with an impressive array of configuration options for administrators and end users. Add ease of use to the mix, and the SPA962 becomes a great option to move a whole office to VoIP with a central configuration hub.
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