Choosing the best VoIP phones for your business is a difficult task, so to help with this decision process we have collected details on a number of very popular models that are commonly supported by many of the established service providers and are reasonably priced. There is often very little difference in phone features so only features that have been seen to vary are included. Common call management features such as 3-way conference, caller-id, etc are not listed as most phones have these capabilities so there is little differentiation from that respect.
The key items that typically impact the price of the phones are:
The table below details a selection of six (6) phone models which are considered to be the most popular and that work well with many hosted services. The list includes manufacturers such as Yealink, Polycom, Cisco, and Grandstream. The main phone features are often very similar and most users should not need to worry about protocols or quality service CODECs. It is however important to confirm that a particular phone is supported by your service provider before purchasing. That could turn out to be a costly mistake.
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If you decide that you want to keep some of your existing analog phones for your business then you can utilize phone adapters. This can potentially be a cheaper alternative, but you miss out on all the functionality that an IP enabled phone can bring to a business user. This may not be an issue for some locations within your business so is worth consideration.
|Description||Phone 1||Phone 2||Phone 3||Phone 4||Phone 5||Phone 6|
|Number of Lines||3||2||3||2||4||3|
|Review||Our View||N/A||Our View||Our View||Our View||Our View|
|1 Year Warranty|
|2 Year Warranty|
|Display: LCD non-touch|
|Busy Lamp Field|
|SIP 1.0 (RFC2543)|
|SIP 2.0 (RFC3261)|
|g.711 u/a law|
|QoS: Diffserv (DSCP)|
|QoS: Diffserv (TOS)|
* The pricing listed above is an average price and is subject to change.
The details in the above table were taken directly from the phone manufacturers specifications documents at the time of writing. The purpose of the above information is to help with researching IP phone models and to identify the best phones for your particular needs. It is important that all phone specification information is confirmed through manufacturers data sheets prior to purchase.
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