Product Type: Cisco VoIP-Telephones
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A good phone, made better by the fact that it is used in the television series 24
Cisco IP Phone 7940
Member Name: scooke
Cisco IP Phone 7940
Advantages: Used in 24, easy of use, comfortable, stlylish
I use this phone at work on a day to day basis. There are many features that I like about this phone, but the main one has to be that it is the phone that they use at CTU in the hit television series 24. A silly reason I know, but that reason alone probably makes the rest of my review a little biased.Still, I will give you a bit more detail on the phones functionality.
All of the functiobnality on this phone is laid out in a good way. The bottons are not too close together, neither are they too far apart. Someone with larger digits should have no problem in selecting the key they intend.
There is a monitor at the top, on the stand upon the telephone sits. In this monitor it displays the time, date, my extension, name and some call options. The three call options (Redial, New Call and Call Forward All) can be activated by pressing the button below. As there are three options you'd expect three buttons, right? Well for some reason they have put four buttons. Pressing the fourth button appears to absolutely nothing. A bit of a waste if you ask me.
Pressing Redial enables you to redial the latest call. selecting the New Call button gives you a dial tone and waits for you to enter a number, without having to pick up the phone. Pretty cool, as you don't have to get a neck ache while waiting for someone to answer. And the Call Forward All button enables you to divert all calls to another phone. A mobile phone, for example, when you are having to work from home due to a tube strike or something.
Beneath the monitor is the number keypad, when you enter the number you are trying to reach. To the right of the number pad are four separaate features; messages, directories, services and settings.
Messages enable you to puick up any voice amils that have been left for you. Your phone headset has a red light that activates when a message has been left for you. A useful feature. To retrieve your messages you need a password.
Directories enables you to see call history such as Missed calls, received calls, Placed call and a Corporate Directory. The Corporate Directory is specific to my work place and enables me to search for a collegee's number via first or second name.
Setting and Services are personalised options where you can adjust thingas like ring volume, contrast, ring type, etc. Not essential functions, but nioce to have.
Finally, there are three final functions at the bottom of the stand. Headset, Mute and Speaker, which are all self explanatory. The headset adaptor does not come as standard with the phone, but is well worth getting, if you spend a good few hours per day on the phone.
Ultimately it is because of the fact that this phone appears in 24 that I give it five out of five Dooyoo stars. But I can't fault to ease of use or any of the functionality. Indeed this phone is very user friendly and a joy to use on a day to day basis, while at work.
Summary: Great telephone to have at work