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The Cisco SPA525G2 is a 5 line VoIP phone with a large color display and supports both SIP and SPCP. No need to leave your Cisco IP phone behind just because your business is growing and technology never stops evolving. The SPA525g2 offers Bluetooth and WiFi support with an on-phone application that also allows playback and viewing of MP3 files and photos.
Standard Cisco SPA525G2 features include five active lines, VLAN-capable dual switched Ethernet ports, 802.3af PoE support, a 3.2-inch QVGA color display, a full-duplex, high-quality speakerphone, a Bluetooth interface, a Wireless-G (802.11g) client, a 2.5-mm stereo headset port, and a USB 2.0 host port. Each line can be configured independently to use a unique phone number (or extension) or can use a shared number that is assigned to multiple phones. The power supply for the SPA525G2 is sold separately.
The Cisco SPA525G2 stays ahead of the curve with enhanced Bluetooth integration with mobile phones, Power over Ethernet (PoE), high-resolution color video screen than can monitor IP cameras, multimedia functions, wideband audio for superb voice and speaker quality and this Cisco IP phone supports up to two Cisco SPA500S 32 button or Cisco SPA500DS 30 button expansion modules.
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Q: Can you tell me what wireless USB can be used with the Cisco SPA525G2? Thanks
A: See http://www.plantronics.com/us/compatibility-guide/ for compatible Plantronics headests.
Great 5-Line Phone
This is a very good SIP based phone. Voice quality is really very good. Set-up is simple and straight forward. It works with my Asterisk system, no issues.
Colour screen is a nice touch. Speaker phone is better than nost but the Bluetooth is a much better option. Price has started to come down to the point where you might as well make it your standard phone choice.
I purchased 2 of these phones and they are Awsome. They have tons more usefull features than I realized. If you are looking for a Voip phone don't hesitate to a few more dollars for this phone, you will be glad you did.
Excellent Value, Great Features!
I am a reasonably tech savvy "lone wolf" large capital equipment salesman that has recently transitioned from all AT&T analog, to a hosted VoIP system for both my home and office. I selected Cisco initially for its reputation and ubiquity, and the SPA525G2 for its features, price and specs. Since installation of the first 2 sets, proving to be a truly wonderful and flexible instrument, I have now purchased a total of 6.
What I like the best: A) I have an older home, and got a quotation of $3K to pull Cat 5E everywhere in prep for VoIP phones. Instead of spending that, each of my 525G2's are running over my homes Wi-Fi, with the only wires being the AC power adapter ($10 each). Performance is flawless (I did add a single Wi-Fi ($125)repeater to assure good signal strength over 3 floors and 6,000 sq. ft.). B) a few of my customers have a habbit of calliny my cell phone first, rather than my office #. The 525G2 which has bluetooth support, when I leave my hands-free in my car, as I walk to my office desk, the automatically ties to the cell, the #5 Line button turns green, and now I answer my cell calls on the 525G2 instead, with superior audio quality. C) I like to use a Speakerphone when at my desk, so I can keep both hands free so as to work on my computer. The 525G2 has the best Speakerphone I have ever experienced, and never get an complaint from the other side. D) From time to time, I need to record important phone calls. The 525G2 allows you to simply plug a USB Memory stick into the top if the instrument to accomplish this task (with, or without the "beep"). Also, that same USB port does many other useful things; not the least being having enough juice for charging my cell phone when needed! E) I can view my reception area using a Cisco / Linksys Wi-Fi Color IP video camera onto the 525G2's color LCD Screen. This is quite helpful when my part-time assistant is absent! F) Never thinking of this before, but occasionally I need to set-up a remote office for a few days at either a hotel room or conference room at a customer's office. I can quickly connect the 525G2 via ethernet or Wi-Fi and I have my wonderful office phone (and all my various lines and features there) where no caller being able to know the difference. The phone, not really designed to be "transportable" , just snapping the stand off allows it to fit flat in my large briefcase. G) When the 525G2 "finds a "HD Audio" phone on the other end, the audio quality is stunning. As these new VoIP HD Audio instruments proliferate, this happy experience becomes more and more frequent.
Dislikes: (Only two very minor) A) The keypad number keys occasionally "bounce", where a numeral is entered twice. I have trained myself to use a new "touch force", and this is now a rare occurrence. B) the Cisco supplied handset curled cord is rather short and stiff, sometimes dragging the instrument away from its resting location. I have replaced 2 of my phones' cords (that need longer cords) with a replacement I found from the Internet; $5 each.
Great phone in more ways than one
As an IT manager I have purchased many of these phones for a multitude of my clients in different industries. The sound quality is excellent, intuitive for the end user, plus reliable. All standard and many specialty accessories are available and work without having to fiddle with configuration settings.
I'm not typically one to write reviews, but the only other review on this site was falsely negative which annoyed me. If the correct research had been done before buying the product, then the headset interface would not be a surprise. Also, a wired network connection will always take precedence over a wireless connection - that's networking 101. I could go on, but I'll leave it at saying this is a great product and would highly recommend it. P.S. Cisco is not failing at all at the moment. Just take a look at the stock chart.
Terrible phones, ordered two to test them out. One was DOA, Had to deal with Cisco's Tech support. These are more on the linksys side of the family than the Cisco side. A lot of the functionality does not function as advertised. Bluetooth only works with a small approved list of Bluetooth headsets. Instead of having a standard 4P4C connector for headsets it uses a 2.5mm from a cellphone. WiFi only works when there is no network connection present, However the phone in my case is using Power Over Ethernet, So you either buy a 5v dc adapter, Or use an injector to turn it on.
This thing is a perfect example of why Cisco is failing hard at the moment.