These 3 affordable IP desk phones are compatible with most major hosted VoIP providers and can lower the initial cost of a new business phone system without sacrificing design, durability, or features. Each are are highly rated by users and have been deployed successfully in thousands of offices. All three picks can be found at or under $100.00 and should be able to be provisioned easily with most hosted VoIP providers.
Affordability doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice. IP phones are more dependable and reliable than ever before. Business VoIP technology now brings together clear audio, advanced features, and easy setup at an affordable price point.
When moving your business phone system to a cloud based solution one of the largest initial costs is for the desk IP phones themselves. Even though renting phones from some business VoIP providers is an option, it makes better financial sense to buy and own the phones. By choosing a lower cost phone, that still offers most of the important built-in features, the overall cost of a hosted VoIP deployment can be significantly reduced. Affordability doesn't have to mean sacrificing quality, durability or design.
Each of our IP phones have been chosen based on value, as determined by reviews and feature sets, and are available at a low price point with compatiblility with many hosted VoIP providers. Each should include Device Certificates installed by the manufacturer, an important feature to ensure the integrity of the phone and compatibility with the VoIP providers. Getting the most for your money was high on our criteria. Each of the three phones (PoE) can be found new for $100.00 or less (although the T42S comes in right around that number).
Each of the manufacturers, Poly (formally Polycom), Cisco and Yealink are known to make excellent equipment, have kept firmware updated, as well as making sure to post information about any issues. Polycom phones have been a "standard" with hosted VoIP providers and is on just about everyone's compatible phone list.
Check for Device Certificates. Ensure that device certificates are factory-installed on every phone.
NOTE: The entire line of Cisco 500 phones will be end of life with no more software revisions or fixes after February 2020.
Having available resources and guidance for any product is important especially for installation and configuration. For any company considering a cloud based phone service, check with the provider who should have a list of phones that work well with their system and have been tested for compatibility.
Poly's VVX 301 entry level Business Media Phone is a solid lower cost phone choice for cubicle workers or small business office desks. Designed with an intuitive interface which reduces training, this phone model has enough of the must have features to make most call center type of users happy. Easy to deploy and administer these phones incorporate the web based configuration tool and Poly's Zero Touch provisioning.
Polycom (now Poly) offers outstanding clarity in this entry level phone. Built with simplicity and ease of use in mind, both cubicle workers and call center operators will find this phone will not distract from their jobs, but actually improve personal productivity by complementing the workplace.
Our Top Choice for a low cost hosted VoIP deployment.
The SPA508G is one of Cisco's 500 series entry level phones offering good value at an excellent price point. Cisco has been making phones with more user friendly interfaces succeeding in simplifying both installation and configuration. Ergonomics is very good and users will feel very comfortable using it. It's attractive with enough options to handle most office environments. One Important Note: is that Cisco has announced End-of-Life for the entire 500 series and buyers should be aware that February 11, 2020 will be the last date of any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes.
Cisco's SPA508G is an excellent value. For those that like and/or use Cisco equipment and want stay consistent with a specific manufacturer, then the SPA508G offers a lot. Current prices for these phones are ridiculously cheap; savings to bring down any deployment costs.
Yealink's TS series include Optima HD voice and the Opus wide-band codec for crystal clear voice quality. The speakerphone incorporates hearing aid compatible (HAC), so that a person with hearing loss can hear more clearly, a feature that may be important with some companies. The interface is smart-phone like with soft keys that allow for personal customization.
Yealink's T42S phone offers gigabit Ethernet and excellent easy configuration. With HD voice and a powerful set of advanced features this phone is durable, attractive and easy to use. With a built-in USB port, the SIP-T42S offers expansibility with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB recording features. Since its introduction the price has come down by a third, just enough to include it in our top three.
These 3 phones offer businesses solid performance with enough
features that employees will be able to handle calls productively. All are
well liked and have proven to be durable, attractive, and ergonomically well
designed. Importantly, all three are suitable choices for an easy install with
most business VoIP providers. The Polycom VVX 301 (a top choice) can be found from some suppliers for under $100.00, an
exceptional value and are compatible with just about every business VoIP
provider. Consider, that when buying 20 phones getting the VVX301 vs. the
VVX501 will save close to $1750.00.
The Cisco SPA508G is included in our choices as a bargain purchase, especially for those that use and want Cisco equipment. They are end of life phones, but still widely available and for that reason can provide a large bargain. They have been deployed and used for years now with excellent results.
The Yealink SIP-T42S, which can be found close to our $100.00 ceiling and has the best feature set and includes gigabit ports. Most cloud based PBX services include many of the Yealink phones are easily configurable.
If you're thinking of moving your business phone system to the cloud and cost is a factor, then choosing one of these IP phones will help keep your new system in budget. A quick calculation will give you the cost of the phones, then see which provider's service plan meets your needs. A top choice business VoIP provider: RingCentral Plans that meet just about any business needs.
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