[ILUG] Views on IP phones
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Jul 25 10:57:24 IST 2005
On 25 Jul 2005, at 10:44, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Mon 25 Jul 2005 10:15, FRLinux wrote:
>>> I am of course only interested in phones which work with Asterisk,
>>> I imagine pretty much all VOIP phones will do that.
>> I am currently working on this part. You could go for the Grandstream
>> BudgetTone 100. It does what it says on the tin, it is cheap (you can
>> get one from 120 euros with BlueFace and possibly less if you search a
>> bit) but reliable. You still have the option of softfones which work
>> nicely too (although having a real phone on a desk will appeal more to
>> most users).
> As a matter of interest, why can't one use a standard phone
> costing 10--20 euro?
The IP functionality of most phones costing 10--20 euro is somewhat
You CAN get devices which enable you to connect 1 or 2 analog phones to
a SIP server and indeed, I'm probably going to sign up for Blueface and
get such a device (Linksys PAP2) for home use. The current question
concerns an office deployment of Asterisk.
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