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Cheap Basic hardware phone?

Discussion in '3CX Phone System - General' started by Thona, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. Thona

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    I am sort of done having people ignore the softphone ring because they jsut do not watch their screen and have the headset off ;)

    I would like to put a nice hardware phone into the reception area (only). Noone needs to talk to it, it just needs to RING on incoming calls ;)

    Anyone has an idea what to take? Price is mandatory. Bopnus for a LOUD ring ;)
     
  2. darrellchapman

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    Any SIP phone should work however remember it will only ring if it's part of a ring group or dialed directly.

    Check out http://www.voipsupply.com for cheap phones. Click on the IP Phones link. Grandstream has some pretty cheap phones.
     
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  3. Thona

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    I know ;) I mostly want it to get into the ring group for the incoming main calls ;) Can not have this forgotten ;)

    Any recommendations?
     
  4. darrellchapman

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    Did you mean a hardwire phone as in a PSTN phone?
     
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  5. Henk

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    Would you not be better of having the server and add some giant boom boxes to it (speakers).

    Than when a call comes in, you know about it :). Think of the benefits, when you have an office party you can use the server as a jukebox :).

    H.
     
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  6. darrellchapman

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    If you want a standard hardwire phone then all you need is an ATA-VoIP adapter.
     
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  7. Thona

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    I like the jukebox idea, but I am afraid I am totally unable to find a decent minimum 1000 watt subwoover that fits into a 3.5" SATA hot swap bay- which is the only place the 1HE server has ;)

    The idea with a normal phone on a converter is nice, but I think a real VOIP phone is not going to cost more ;) I thank for the links and will just get "something" from the links provided.
     
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