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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: IP Phones - Worth the money? Reply with quote Back to top

Hey guys. I've been considering picking up an IP phone as I just signed on with Vonage. The thing is, they are fairly expensive. I'm going to be using this line for my business and it will be located in my home office.

I guess what I'm wondering is if the IP phones have any benefits in terms of voice quality and reliablility in comparrison to using a regular landline phone with the Vonage service.

Finally, the various phones I have been considering are listed below. I'd love to hear from anyone who has one of the following phones in regards to their experience with these phones, sound quality, and whether or not it would be worth the money to pick one up.

Linksys/Sipura SPA942 IP
snom 360 Executive IP
Polycom SoundPoint IP 601
Cisco 7960G IP Phone

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'd stick with the regular Vonage adapter and the phone of your choice. That pretty much maximizes your options. The IP phone doesn't give you anything in terms of voice quality, and I doubt that it improves reliability.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I may have IP phone functionality confused. The Vonage adapter (which is the wireless Vonage router I purchased) is what I will use. I just thought that one of the IP phones I listed above would be a good choice to buy and hook up with an rj cable from the phone to the port on the Vonage router.

2 reasons - #1 the fact that it is listed as an IP phone, I thought it may work better being connected into my Vonage router.

#2 - The models of phones that I listed in my original post in this thread, they look really sweet, have nice big displays and seemingly have a lot of built in toys :p

Again, would love to hear from you all Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Correct me if I'm wrong gents, but there's no way to push the provisioning from the Vonage adapter to an IP telephony device, without some sort of PBX-type box in between, and that would be via the analog ports, not the RJ. I don't think an IP phone witll work with Vonage, unless you have a softphone number/account.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The Vonage device is an Analog Telephone Adpater (ATA). It is for use with regular analog phones, not IP phones. With the first phone number that you get with Vonage, they expect you to use the ATA and will not give you the SIP user/password needed for the IP phones. You have to get a second number to get a SIP user/password, typically for use with a softphone.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I haven't looked at the specs on all the phones you listed, but generally speaking a phone that's described as an "IP" phone is one that has the Voip phone adapter circuitry built in. It would generally replace the Vonage adapter that you currently have, and it would have to be supported by Vonage. The first phone in your list- the Linksys product- doesn't have an RJ port at all, only the ethernet port.

I tend to prefer phones that are phones and adapters that are adapters. You, for example, want wireless, and replacing your existing Vonage box would interfere with that. Of course, I would have preferred a separate wireless router as well! Then you mix and match as you please.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you very much for your insight guys. If you wouldn't mind clearing up just a couple more things for me I would really appreciate it! Smile

1) the Cisco 7941G (which I was about to buy tomorrow lol) is not compatible with Vonage unless I get an SIP user and pass?

2) I may have wasted money on this wireless Vonage router. The only reason I purchased the wireless LYNKSYS wrt54gp2 ROUTER was so that I could use a wireless jack. My telephone will be located in another room and in order to use a desktop wired phone rather than a cordless phone, I was going to purchase a wireless jack. However, I have done some further research and found that the wireless jack option has a lot of static from a few users. Anyone have any experience with this?

3) In order to keep things at top notch voice quality, I am considering returning the wireless Vonage router in order to buy a regular lynksys Vonage router which is almost half the cost. I hear these lynksys/vonage routers have good "packet handling"? or is it "bandwidth shaping"? made to give the best possible quality for voice calls via Vonage. Is this true?

4) Finally, IF the SIP user/pass is the only way to work an IP phone with Vonage, (The cisco 7641G to be exact) and I in fact was able to get one with just 1 line through Vonage ((unless that is IMPOSSIBLE...then just answer this one IMPOSSIBLE lol)) .... would I get betting sound quality using an IP phone as opposed to a regular telephone with the Vonage service?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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1) the Cisco 7941G (which I was about to buy tomorrow lol) is not compatible with Vonage unless I get an SIP user and pass?


That's correct.

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2) I may have wasted money on this wireless Vonage router. The only reason I purchased the wireless LYNKSYS wrt54gp2 ROUTER was so that I could use a wireless jack. My telephone will be located in another room and in order to use a desktop wired phone rather than a cordless phone, I was going to purchase a wireless jack. However, I have done some further research and found that the wireless jack option has a lot of static from a few users. Anyone have any experience with this?


Wireless connectivity is for computer, not voice.

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3) In order to keep things at top notch voice quality, I am considering returning the wireless Vonage router in order to buy a regular lynksys Vonage router which is almost half the cost. I hear these lynksys/vonage routers have good "packet handling"? or is it "bandwidth shaping"? made to give the best possible quality for voice calls via Vonage. Is this true?


For max. flexibility, I suggest a Vonage ATA only, without built-in router (wired or wireless). This will give you more options for routers.

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would I get betting sound quality using an IP phone as opposed to a regular telephone with the Vonage service?


I don't think so. I have used a $10 analog phone with my LInksys PAP2 and the quality is good. There are other factors that affect quality more. For example, use the highest bandwith setting for best quality.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks again! Very Happy

It's too bad that cisco phone isn't compatible...if for anything...it's a COOL phone lol

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, I would recommend getting a phone adapter from Vonage and buying a good router, such as the Linksys WRT54GL, separately. I'm using the VTA adapter behind an older WRT54GS (with 3rd party firmware) and it's working well.
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