BudgeTone SIP phones

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Ron Crash, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Ron Crash

    Ron Crash Guest

    Are these any good / bad to use with Asterisk?

    They look like a nice simple featured phone, but I want a couple others
    opinion before I buy.

    Ron Crash, Jul 29, 2003
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    Steve Blair Guest

    Dear Ron:

    I've never heard of these. Can you provide more
    detail? I'm looking for SIP based, easy to use,
    rugged single line sets.

    Steve Blair, Jul 30, 2003
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    Ron Crash Guest

    Ron Crash, Jul 30, 2003
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    Beep Guest

    A simple problem with this kind of VoIP Phone is that you are tethered to
    the based of the unit, i.e. you are not mobileable when using the device.
    Sure it looks nice, especially it is a whole as a VoIP device that requires
    no host (computer) to operate. I wonder how much does this device cost on
    an open market.

    Basically, I am pretty happy with my VoIPBlaster (VB) devices that I bought
    for about US$10/each and can use them to communicate with my folks using
    fobbit software (http://www.fobbit.org). The beauty of using such a VB
    device is that I can attached a cordless phone and be able to talk to my
    folks while taking a dump in the restroom or working out in my gymnastic
    Beep, Aug 3, 2003
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    Kyler Laird Guest

    Have any of the phones been released? Where do I get some?

    I've seen reviews of the 101 and 102, but I thought they were just
    preview versions. I haven't found anyone selling them.

    Thank you.

    Kyler Laird, Aug 4, 2003
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    Thomas Ries Guest

    I'm looking for a place withing *Switzerland* to buy such a phone.
    But it only seems to be possible to directly order at grandstream.
    According to info from grandstream, the cost of the model 101
    is about 75 US$, the 102 costs 85 US$. Shipment to Switzerland
    is typically around 75 US$.

    Is there anybody out here from Switzerland that also plays with
    the thought of buying an grandstream SIP phone? If so, we could
    make an collective order to reduce the huge shipment cost.

    Thomas Ries, Aug 5, 2003
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    Kyler Laird Guest

    Where do you see this?! I've checked
    several times over the last few months but I haven't found any
    mention of prices (other than "World's Most Cost Affordable") or

    I want to plug in my credit card number and get a couple of these.
    Even if they are crappy, they'd be a place to start for VoIP

    Thank you.

    Kyler Laird, Aug 5, 2003
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    Thomas Ries Guest

    I wrote a email to the cpntact address mentioned on the web site
    (info at grandstream dot com) and asked for prices and distributors.
    (They only have offices in US and China).

    Thomas Ries, Aug 6, 2003
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    T Horse Guest

    I've order from a company called TelAppliant (www.telappliant.com) based in
    the UK. From what I hear they ship to anywhere in Europe.
    T Horse, Aug 6, 2003
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    Beep Guest

    Well, until the company has released the device for sale, it looks like they
    don't have such a device.
    Beep, Aug 7, 2003
  11. Thomas,

    i'm working for a german company which is selling the Grandstream
    Budgetone IP Phone.

    Best regards,

    michael koehler, Aug 15, 2003
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    Thomas Ries Guest


    I have now ordered a pair of SIP phones (Budgetone) from SipPhone.com.
    As promised they delivered withing more or less one week - even
    to Switzerland (however, the shipment is about 80 US$).

    And it works (however it seems that the phones still have one or the
    other bug in their firmware).

    Thanks to all that provided me with infos where to buy SIP phones.


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    Thomas Ries, Aug 25, 2003
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    Steve Blair Guest

    Dear Thomas:

    What kind of bugs are you seeing with their

    Steve Blair, Aug 26, 2003
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    Thomas Ries Guest


    Software Version:
    Program-- Bootloader-- HTML--

    observed bugs up to now:

    - When entering a full SIP URI to make a call (see manual section 4.3.2)
    the letter 'q' is missing in the encoding scheme.
    It should be accessible by entering a 72 - but this results in an 'r'.

    - Sometimes (don't know how to reproduce this one) when changing
    the volume level, the audible volume just does increase - even when
    I try to lower it. The bar on the LCD however behaves correctly

    Thomas Ries, Aug 29, 2003
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