Product Type: Cisco VoIP-Telephones
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Cisco Disco Office Phone
Cisco IP Phone 7941G
Member Name: milly234
Cisco IP Phone 7941G
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!
Summary: great for a big office