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    Snom 300 can work with ocs and are about £65

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    We have a Cisco VoIP phone system installed as part of our new build and, while it has some good features, it was very expensive and the administration of even the smallest change is best left to someone who knows what they are doing. I did a days course on it and, even after this I was none the wiser!!! It looked to me like you had about 3 or 4 steps just to change a user's extension and god help you if you do it in the wrong order! Don't even mention it to our Business Manager unless wearing full kevlar body armour

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    We are currently now looking at this Premium Quality Hosted IP Business Telephony and VoIP Solutions All hosted externally, as long as the vlans are setup correctly and you have a decent internet line it should work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The handsets that work with Lync are expensive from what I can see. I can get a SIP handset for £33 or £50 for a better quality one. The cheapest Lync ones I can find are £140.
    We used polycom cx200 handsets (USB) at around £80+vat each. cx500 model is only £20 more expensive and used as our common area phones

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Yep thats where the sting is - all the same the intergration between the phone and the PC is amazing. USB (no dial pad) can be picked up for about £90 a go and are still very high qulity. At the moment we are looking at a bit of a hybryd with all desk tied staff getting a USB phone and then IP phones in 'common areas'.
    exactly what we've done. also got a bunch of microsoft lifecam HD's for £25 each - bye bye skype

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