We have these phones at my workplace and I therefore use them everyday. I think that they are brilliant for the office, but they aren't really home phones. They work well in the big company but each phone does seem to take up quite a bit of room on our desks.
I don't have any dealings with how the phone is set up or how expensive it is so I will just talk here about how easy it is to use and that sort of thing.
The phone has a handset but you can also use it on speaker phone and you can plug a headset in but I have never done that. The speaker phone system is really good for when you are on a long conference call and you really want to do other things at the same time. You can also mute the speaker so that no one can hear you at times - another thing which is really useful during conference calls. Don't forget to check if you have this on or not when you say something!! I know that this has lead to many embarrassing moments!
So the phone has a lot of buttons on it and they are great. You can change the call/ringer volume on the set easily and this is good if you are speaking to someone who is really quiet, or if you don't want the phone to ring too loudly i.e. if you are expecting a private call perhaps. There are also the standard numbers buttons but there are others like the ones I mentioned for mute, speaker etc. There are some buttons too under the screen and some up and down buttons and these are great for navigating through the on screen menus.
The menus are easy to understand and they take you to what you are looking for pretty easily. You can use the phone to put people on hold, transfer calls, use redial, edit peoples numbers before you dial them, conference calling and it also has an answering machine.
The answer phone is great and it tells you when you have missed calls and messages. Mine is also linked to my outlook which means I can hear the messages through my computer. You need a password (number) to listen to your messages which is good because it means it is nice and secure. You can record your name and your own number and you can also save quite a lot of messages.
You really can do all sorts on these phones like customise the display to have a logo on there, or have one of a big range of ring tones. I have found this phone very useful in my day to day work life.
Another quick thing is that on its display this phone has the date and time on it which are really useful as I am always glancing at it when I need to know the time or the date which is great.
Overall I really recommend these phones if you have a big office!
My office just got those phones in and I think they are great. The menu is very intutive and allow you to navigate easily betwenn the calls you made, you received or missed in a few steps. There are several Voicemail settings you can use and you can even enter an expiry dates for those. Hence while you will need to create a out of office voicemail when off on holiday you won't need to re-record a message when you come back as the phone will automatically reverts back to your standard settings.
Stylish and light and packed with very good features. It is a phone that make good use of the latest technology but keep it simple to use. Calls are apparently cheaper, so companies are also saving a lot on bills which is a great thing in our credit crunching times! I am actually thinking about buying one of them for my house.
A great phone for businesses!!
I use this telephone at this work and i think its great. Its quite bulky but its great for an office or somewhere where you need to hold, transfer calls or three way calling.
The phone itseld allows you to mute youself so the other end cannot hear what you are saying. You can turn the volume up and down on the phone stand. There are many features with this phone, the main one for me was that you can attach a headset to the phone as well as having the phone plugged in, great for if someone has a quiet line as you can pick up the phone aswell as a headset.
The phone stores the numbers which have called you and the time they have called, also it stores outbound calls.
There is a caller display function which is great, especially for a business again, where you need to take the customers phone number. The phone itself flashes when you have a phone call.
If you have a headset attached then there will be a beep in your ear before the call comes through so you know when someone is calling.
I cannot think of any faults with this phone, as it has always been excellent when i have used it in the past. It is really simple to use and you will not want an ordinary telephone after having this one.
Some features of the phone:
> The phone has a large, high-resolution, graphical 4-bit grayscale display (320 x 222).
>The phone offers high-quality speakerphone technology, including easy-to-use speaker On/Off, Microphone Mute, and Headset buttons. These buttons are lit when active. For added security, the audible dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) tones are masked when the speakerphone mode is used.
> More than 24 user-adjustable built in ring tones are available.
> The size of the phone is 82 x 10.5 x 6 in. (20.32 x 26.67 x 15.24 cm)
> It weighs 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
This phone costs around £100 to buy from amazon.
The Cisco IP Phone 7941G is a full-featured enhanced business IP phone that addresses the communication needs of the transaction worker. It provides two programmable backlit line/feature buttons and four interactive soft keys that guide a user through call features and functions, and audio controls for high-quality duplex speakerphone, handset, and headset. A built-in headset port and an integrated Ethernet switch are standard with the Cisco IP Phone 7941G. The phone also features a best-of-class large, higher-resolution grayscale pixel-based LCD. The display provides features such as date and time, calling party name, calling party number, and digits dialed. The graphic capability of the display allows for the inclusion of higher value, more visibly rich Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications and double-byte languages.