VOIP is saving today's businesses a lot of money. VOIP offers many benefits over a typical landline. Today we live in a fast-paced world. Everything is digital. So if you want to keep up, you'd better be digital as well. And that means using all of the benefits that VOIP offers.
But to do that, you'll want the absolute best VOIP phones that you can find. Luckily for you, we've made it easy, doing all of the research ourselves so you don't have to. After many hours of research and comparison, we present to you the 3 best phones for VOIP.
Your business is going to thank us.
Grandstream GXP2170 VoIP Phone
The Grandstream GXP2170 VoIP Phone is a mid level phone that offers 12 simultaneous lines along with 48 multipurpose keys that can be programmed for a large array of features. This phone is ideal for users who need something that can handle high volume. The multipurpose keys can do BLF, speed dial, voicemail, and much much more.
It can handle 12 lines and 6 SIP accounts. Other features include 5 soft keys and 5-way voice conferencing, a 4.3 inch (480x272) color-screen LCD, Dual Gigabit ports, integrated PoE and it supports up to four GXP2200EXT Modules for BLF/speed-dial access to as many as 160 contacts.
We really like those 12 multipurpose keys and would go so far as to say that this is the best feature. Paging between screens is fast and it is very easy to use.
We really love how much flexibility the GXP2170 offers. It has great voice and sound quality, plus setup was super easy. It has so many functions that are easy to use, you just can't go wrong with the GXP2170.
Polycom Soundpoint IP 550
No matter what size your business is, the Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 gives you the features you need. Whether you have high or low volume calling, this model will give you what you need.
Features of the Polycom Soundpoint IP 550 include four-line IP, high resolution backlit graphical grayscale LCD (320 x 160 pixels), white LED backlighting with custom intensity control and full duplex speaker phone.
This model is a great solution for businesses on a tight budget and they work great as conference phones as well.
Setup is easy. It won't take you long at all to get going once it's out of the box. Navigation could use some improvement, but this is a very reliable office phone.
Cisco SPA525G2 5-Line IP Phone
The Cisco SPA525G2 5-Line IP Phone is another VOIP phone that is great for almost any business. It can actually grow with your business because it allows you to add new features over time. You can also add new employees or move existing employees to another location.
The Cisco SPA525G2 5-Line IP Phone is a 5-Line business IP phone with enhanced connectivity. Some other features include a graphics-rich, high-resolution 3.2-inch QVGA 320 x 240 color screen, enhanced network connectivity with Power over Ethernet (PoE), 802.11g Wi-Fi client with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), and Bluetooth headset support.
It also boasts support for both Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Smart Phone Control Protocol (SPCP) with the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series for Small Business.
This phone will setup easily within minutes. One thing that we didn't like is that this model only stores a few wi-fi names and passwords, but for all of the other features you get, it's hard to complain.