Virtual PBX providers generally don’t sell phones, but Phone.com is an exception. Like a cell phone provider, Phone.com discounts its phones (and adapters) for new customers, so it is an excellent choice if you need to stock up on VoIP equipment. To make the deal even sweeter, Phone.com offers free shipping on all of its equipment.
Unfortunately, the Phone.com website doesn’t include a review of its wares. Which is why we wrote this article. Here you will find what others – also known as Amazon reviewers – thought of most of these gadgets, so you can make an informed decision when purchasing your own stuff.
Phone.com price: $0 for one, $39.95 for extra devices
Rating on Amazon: 4 Stars
Adaptors can be used to connect devices you already own, such as phones and fax machines, to the internet (and therefore your VoIP service). This one comes with two standard ports, an ethernet port, and a stand, as well as security features. Some Amazon users say that both ports on their devices don’t work, but if this happens with a Phone.com device, you should be able to get it exchanged.
Phone.com price: $69.95
Rating on Amazon: 3.7 stars and steadily improving
This adapter has the same number of ports as the Grandstream HT702. It supports software upgrades and all VoIP functions and encrypts data, ensuring maximum security. Most of the bad reviews for the Cisco SPA112 were about faulty firmware, but recent reviews suggest that updates are fixing the problem.
Rating on Amazon: Unavailable
Made with small businesses in mind, the Linksys SPA301-G1 supports all of the extras Phone.com has to offer, like automated menus and hold music. It is secure, simple to install, and looks like a regular phone, so there’s no need to study before you buy. This particular model is not on Amazon, so the only way to find out how good it is to see for yourself.
Amazon Rating: 4 Stars
This phone has more features than the Linksys SPA301-G1, including a display, HD voice technology, and three-line capacity. The display allows users to manage options with a visual aid. The phone also comes with all standards of the trade, including compatibility and encryption. It has four stars on Amazon for “solid performance,” although several users mention that the LCD display is only readable in adequate light (it isn’t backlit).
Amazon Rating: 4 Stars
This phone has a backlit screen, unlike the Cisco SPA303. It also sports plenty of first-class features. Each phone can be assigned up to eight phone numbers and can store up to 100 contacts. The data can even be transferred from phone to phone. Finally, it is cordless, so you can meander around during calls. Speakerphone can originate from either the base or handset. Users cite good sound quality, hand feel, and make.
Amazon Rating: 4.3 Stars
The KX-TGP500 is basically an upgraded version of the KX-TPA50. It comes with a base unit that can be put somewhere out of the way; the cordless phone looks nearly identical to the KX-TPA50 and can be placed wherever is most convenient. The base unit can support up to six handsets, so once you’ve purchased one of these you can get additional handsets if you choose. The unit also supports eight phone numbers as well as all VoIP features. The sole complaint about this highly rated unit is that the manual is long, so there is a bit of a learning curve.
To learn about the rest of Phone.com’s products, click here and go to their phone page. Happy shopping!
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