Buying a VoIP phone doesn’t have to be confusing. A basic understanding of the technology will help shoppers know what they need, which will help them find the best VoIP phones. The first step in shopping for a VoIP phone is to determine which type of phone would best meet the needs of your business and consulting with the VoIP service provider about technical specifications will yield the best results. To get a better idea, create a list the most important features the phone should have and those that would be nice to have. Once the selection has been narrowed down, research each model to benchmark performance and call quality before making a final decision.
Some may prefer basic VoIP phones, like our Yealink T20, which is free with annual plans when using VirtualPBX. Or you can choose from our other myriad of phones, which range from entry level for smaller business to fully-featured conference phones for larger companies. Check out our VoIP phone comparison here. Our phones can be mixed and matched to best fit your needs and all are certified and optimized to work efficiently with the VirtualPBX system. VirtualPBX sends out the VoIP phones to the customer pre-configured for a plug-and-play experience.
Additional features to keep in mind when shopping include:
|LCD Display||An LCD display allows users to access features like caller identity. More advanced phones feature color displays to allow users to make video calls or surf the web.|
|Built-In Headset Jack||Enables the ability to attach a headset to the phone for hands free use.|
|Personalized Ringing Tones||Identify the caller purely by the set personalized ringtones telephone ringtone.|
|Programmable Feature Keys||Multiple programmable feature keys give users a way to work with basic and advanced phone features without needing a computer connection.|
|Multiple Language Support||Multiple language support allows users to access their phones and phone features in their supported native languages.|
|Ports for Network and/or Computer Connections||An RJ-11 port allows ADSL line connections and an RJ-45 port allows LAN connections. Multiple RJ-45 ports has the added benefit of enabling phones to be used as a switch that can connect other network devices or phones to the network.|
|Data Encryption||Data encryption reduces threats of security breaches to the data on the network.|
Not sure which VoIP phone is best for you? Feel free to contact us today to learn more about the various types of VoIP phones and features available by calling VirtualPBX at 1 (888) 825-0800.