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Just thought I'd post something I stumbled across, rather unhappily, I might add.

The Aastra 9116 phones aren't anything like the 9120 phones. The basic functions are there, handset, speakerphone, display, etc, BUT, they've really neutered this phone compared to its 9120 brother.

The 9116 lacks:
1) a powered ringer - just relies on a smaller one that is line powered and doesn't sound like the usual Aastra/Nortel business phone ringer. It's pretty loud, but nowhere near as loud as the 9120 on the loudest setting. This ringer also is controlled through a switch on the bottom of the phone and only has 3 loudness levels (off/low/high), quite inconvenient compared to the 9120 which lets you hit volume up/down on the keypad.

2) The display on the 9116 only has alphanumeric display on the top line, with the rest being digits. Functionally, this doesn't change things terribly much, BUT it doesn't look anywhere near as pretty. When you're dialling, the digits are the fixed small size on the 9116, whereas the 9120 shows them at 2x the height so you can see what you're dialing.

3) The 9116 lacks backlighting! The backlighting on the 9120 isn't rediculously bright, but it's definitely helpful. I can't believe they dropped this!

4) The LCD screen on the 9116 doesn't automatically compensate for temperature changes. While this isn't a huge thing, it just shows that they've really cut some corners on this phone compared to the 9120.

5) No live dialpad on the 9116. Forget being able to just reach over & dial, you'll have to either pick up the receiver or hit the speakerphone button before dialling. Okay, not a huge deal, but when you've used Nortel phones for 15+ years, you get VERY used to this feature.

6) No secure number dialling - the 9120 (and higher Aastra phones) have a feature which allows you to have the phone NOT show credit card #'s, voicemail passwords,etc in the redial list and on-screen display. Yet another area where they cut costs.

7) No headset jack! This might not be a problem for many people, but I LIKE having a headset for when I'm on the phone for a long time. At least the 9120's do.
So, there's a reason for the $25 difference between the 9116 and 9120 besides the second line, an extra $20 worth spending in my book.

Sitting on the test bench this week are:

Panasonic KX-TSC11 - line powered phone, not bad, but I don't like the mushy keys and weak ringer. I do like the mute button and adjustable volume levels. CallerID works fine with Vonage. If it had a speakerphone, it'd be great. Not a bad "travel" phone for those road-warriors who are heavy phone users. Would seriously benefit from a longer handset cord, the one which comes with it is waaay too short for business use. I think I paid $12 for it at Staples awhile back.

Aastra M8009 - line powered phone, VERY good basic phone, albiet an expensive one, but the quality's there. I DO wish that it had a speakerphone for all of the time spent on hold with various companies anymore. It feels like I could drop this phone on the floor (okay, maybe throw it against a wall after dealing with Comcrap) many times before it'd ever have a problem. Bought a forklift palate of used ones for $5/phone. All in their original boxes, most in original plastic. Maybe 2 of them were actually used! The biggest downside to these phones are the lack of displays. If I was paying the $50 or so these sell for new, then I'd be a bit upset about the display, but at that point, i'd just spend the extra $15 and get a 9120.

Aastra 9116 - AC adaptor, 'though the basic phone functions work without AC power. Despite my trashing of it above, this really isn't a bad phone. Actually, it's quite good, just a bit short of "great". For the $10/phone I paid for these, I'm not complaining. Definitely an upgrade from what you can get at most retail stores.

Aastra 9120 - AC adaptor, 'though the basics work without AC power. This is the winner, by-far... Picked up a few of these new for $67, a few used for $15 each. Worth every penny, even at the new price....especially when you consider that the M9147 goes for ~$120-150 new and these are 99% the same phone with newer styling, different style headset jack (2.5mm vs. RJ-22) and it doesn't have the key beeps.

Yeah, I know, I have a bit of a phone fettish going on here. :) Not really, just building a PBX for a business and am trying to do it on the cheap to get them going, but didn't want to sacrifice quality where it counts (the phones - what the users actually see & use). They can always upgrade the switch later, but at least they won't have to upgrade the phones. When you get up to this size of a system (30 extension), the phones are where your costs usually are compared to the price of the phone switch.

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phone recommendations?

Any one known a good phone setup that works with vonage? I'd like to go with a wireless
I have a uniden TRU8865 that works well. VM light works like a charm.
is there any need to have an on-board answering machine? Vonage doesn't store
Your right...there is not need for an answering machine since vonage has voicemail.
Sorry, that only classifies as "kinda geeky", or "resourceful". In order to earn
Just out of curiosity, do any corded phones work with Vonage? In addition to my
If you are design concious, I recommend the Beocom 1 from Bang & Olufsen. They
* spews hot chocolate everywhere If anyone on this forum had a grand to blow
Well put. I'd love to have a linux based toaster. Maybe I could figure out how to
Corded phones work great. as for the answering machine you could either turn off

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