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I have been using this handset for the past 3 months, since the phone system at work was upgraded. So far, so good as this phone has been fantastic. Like any good office phone, the Cisco 7942G has a LCD Display, Speakerphone, Call Forwarding (this is handy when I am not in the office), the ability to conference call and has an extra port for plugging in a headset.
The speakerphone is of a good quality. I have found with some phones in the past that the person you are speaking to can't hear you very well or you can't hear the person you are speaking to very well, this is not the case with this phone. I haven't experienced any such problems.
Features that I have found to be useful are being able to dial a number when the phone is on the hook. I find this particularly useful when dialing someone's number I am unfamiliar with and reading it off my emails. The other nice feature is that all my colleagues numbers are saved in an address book which can be accessed directly from the handset. Not that the telephone system at work supports it, but I believe the Cisco 7942G supports Caller ID too.
The Cisco 7942 has a nice selection of ring tones. The handset also have a red light which flashes when the phone is ringing. This is useful if someone in your office was deaf or hard of hearing. The red light is soild when you have a voicemail. The handset also has 1 button dialing for retrieving your voicemail as well as two buttons which you can program numbers for one button dialing. There is room on the handset to fit more of these buttons on, which would have been nice.
I have been very impressed with the phone and I have yet to come across something I need to do with the phone that it hasn't been able to do.
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7942G is a full-featured IP phone with speakerphone and handset designed for wideband audio. It is intended to meet the needs of needs of transaction-type workers with significant phone traffic. It has two programmable backlit line/feature buttons and four interactive soft keys that guide you through all call features and functions. The phone has a large, 4-bit grayscale graphical LCD that provides features such as date and time, calling party name, calling party number, digits dialed, and presence information. The crisp graphic capability of the display allows for the inclusion of higher value, more visibly rich Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications, and support for localization requiring double-byte Unicode encoding for fonts. A hands-free speakerphone and handset designed for hi-fidelity wideband audio are standard on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7942G, as is a built-in headset connection and an integrated Ethernet switch.
|Product Description:||Cisco Unified IP Phone 7942G - VoIP phone|
|Product Type:||VoIP phone|
|Main Features:||Integrated Ethernet switch|
|VoIP Protocols:||SCCP, SIP|
|Voice Codecs:||G.722, G.729a, G.729ab, G.711u, G.711a, iLBC|
|Speakerphone:||Yes ( digital duplex )|
|Voice Mail Capability:||Yes|
|Call Services:||Voice Mail|
|Display:||LCD display - monochrome|
|Network Ports Qty:||2 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX|
|Body Colour:||Silver, dark grey|