VoIP phones and systems boast many different advantages over traditional telephones. Some of these advantages include:
- Easier installation
- Instant scalability
- Legacy integration
- Cost savings
- Remote access
Taking the leap from traditional telephone networks to VoIP service providers is an excellent decision. However, it can be challenging to decide what type of VoIP hardware your company will use. In this article, we’ll compare mainstream VoIP hardware providers like Cisco and Yealink as well as provide information on how Joon can help you make this transition.
Cisco SPA504G vs. Cisco SPA508G vs. Cisco SPA509G
Cisco is known for having excellent voice quality, which is vital if you are conducting international business. The SPA500 series of Cisco phones are made specifically for small business and is a step above the SPA300 series. Even companies that are scaling can get quite a bit of mileage from this 4-line IP interface with PoE, 2-port Ethernet, and support for SPCP and SIP.
You won’t be taken back by the look of the phone – it has a fairly common aesthetic with the advantage of being intuitive. Most of the other phones in this price range do not have as many options as Cisco. Some of these options include:
- A maximum of 4 SIP registrations
- Shared line appearance
- Do not disturb
- Music on hold
- Call blocking
- Call forwarding
- Call timer and pager call features built-in
- The max call log capacity is 60 numbers
- Phone directory capacity of 100 names and numbers
The major difference in the 504G, 508G, and 509G is the number of programmable buttons on the interface (4, 8 and 12, respectively). The number of lines supported on each phone corresponds to the number of programmable buttons – 4, 8 and 12 – as well.
Yealink T23G vs. Yealink T27G vs. Yealink T29G
Yealink offers entry-level VoIP at an affordable price without having to sacrifice on any of the core business functions required by most small to medium size businesses.
Moving up the Yealink chain provides aesthetic improvements alongside extra programmable buttons and phone lines. The most notable differences for each model are centered around the number of available lines as well as display quality. Below we are listing some of the major distinctions between the different Yealink models.
- Yealink’s T23G gives you 3 SIP and a 132 x 64 pixel LCD
- The T27G provides 6 separate lines and a 3.66″ 240×120-pixel LCD
- The T29G moves up to 16 lines and a 4.3″ 480×272-pixel color display
Apart from the major feature differences, you should consider feature needs as each model comes with different feature sets. For example, if you want Bluetooth and USB technology you’ll need to invest in Yealink’s T29G.
All Yealink models include programmable line keys that can be used for the following features:
- Call parking
- Call transfers
- Speed dial
- And much more
Other notable features include Acoustic Echo Cancellation speakerphones and easy to read displays. Overall, Yealink is primarily known for its pleasing design and affordability.
How Joon Can Help Your Business Transition to a VoIP Network
It can be difficult for a small business to choose between communications options that are so close in cost and feature set. If your business is on a budget, prioritizing one feature over another can be annoying. Like most decision-makers, you want it all an rightfully so. After all, these are just some of the many benefits associated with a VoIP system.
Let’s take a look at how Joon can help you make the right move:
- A vision for communications – At Joon, we have built our reputation on the very thing we are helping you flesh out – communication. Before we recommend anything, we listen. What is it your business actually needs from its infrastructure?
- Putting experience to work – After we have your vision for your communications structure, we move into the translation phase. Which feature set of which brand will most closely bring your vision to life?
- Future-proofing your infrastructure – We don’t claim to be fortune tellers, but our knowledge of where communications are going is just as important as where it is now. We want to help you determine the best solution for your company five years from now, as it grows into your vision step by step.
- Analyzing your results – Reassessing the benefits you receive from your infrastructure is essential to ensuring the highest ROI. Joon gives you an objective and experienced set of eyes that will help you determine when, and if, the next change is right for you.
As they say, the devil is in the details. These small details are quite easy to overlook to an untrained eye. However, Joon associates can help you make the VoIP switch with ease. If you’re interested in learning more about Joon’s VoIP service feel free to schedule a consult. We’d love to help you communicate better!