QuickPhones QA-342 Wireless VoIP PhoneThe QuickPhones QA-342 is a true "Next Generation" WiFi VoIP phone. Supporting a wide range of calling features including Phonebook, Call History and Caller ID, the QA-342 has been tested with Asterisk Open Source PBX, Trixbox, Elastix, FreeSwitch and other SIP based IP PBX platforms. The QuickPhones QA-342 boasts a bright, backlit LCD display, durable form factor design and high-clarity, hands-free speakerphone.
QuickPhones QA-342 Wireless VoIP Phone OverviewWith much improved battery performance, the QuickPhones QA-342 boasts 14 Hour Talk Time and 7 Day Standby. The QA-342 includes Battery, Charger and Desktop Charging Cradle.
QuickPhones QA-342 Features and Functions
- 112 * 64 pixel monochrome graphics display with backlight
- Phone Features
- Call history
- WLAN signal strength level
- Battery level
- Caller ID
- Key Lock
- Up to 6 languages
- Auto search & association upto 4 APs
- Left soft key
- Right soft key
- Volume control key
- Numeric keys (0~9 * #)
- Call key
- Hook key
- Navi key
- IEEE 802.11b/g
- WIfi Protected Setup
- WMM / WMM (Power Save)
- VoIP Protocol
- SIP v2 (RFC 3261)
- Stun / RTP Proxy (NAT Transversal)
- Four SIP Profiles
- VoIP Codecs
- G.711 (a-Law, u-Law)
- USB: USB Client (Device) 1.2 (miniUSB)
- DC in: Combined with USB connector
- Input: Microphone
- Output: Speaker & Receiver
- Electrical Information
- Main Battery: 3.7V (1200mAH)
- AC: DC adaptor / 100~240V input
- FCC & CE compliant
- AP Handoff Roaming
- Provisioning Options
- From Physical Unit
- Web Browser Support
- Voice Codec Support
- G.711 u/a law, G.729 a/b
- Protocols Supported
- Standby Time
- 100+ hours
- Talk Time
- 9+ hours
- Call Notification Method
- Screen Display Type
- Headset Port
- Intergrated Bluetooth Support
- Charger Base Included
- Battery Type
- Lithium Ion
- Memory Card Support
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Why Pay $119.99 for the QuickPhones QA-342 WiFi SIP Phone?
14 Hours Talk Time, Extra Bright, 112X64 Pixel Backlit LCD Display
FCC & CE compliant, IEEE 802.11b/g, WEP/WPA/WPA2, WiFi Protected Setup, G.711
Includes battery, charger and desktop charging stand
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Questions on QuickPhones QA-342 WiFi SIP Phone
Q: Hi. I'd like to know, will this device work with Asterisk PBX?
A: The QuickPhones QA-342 will be set up as a SIP endpoint on your Asterisk PBX similar to any other endpoint.
Q: Hi we are a small satellite office using Nextlevel voip service, our phones are wired to our router, any idea if this will phone will work, need some freedom of movement when in the warehouse.
A: As long as they are SIP phone they should work fine. QA-342 should work fine.
Q: I need a SIP wireless phones that support MS Lync 2012 PBX?
A: Take a look at the SpectraLink WiFi phones
Q: Me gustaria validar cuales son las limitaciones de esta tecnología
El volumen es bueno?
El teléfono es Helf o full duplex?
Funciona sin problemas con Asterisk?
Tiene alguna limitación que seria bueno saber?
I would like to validate what are the limitations of this technology
The volume is good?
The phone is Helf or full duplex?
Works seamlessly with Asterisk?
Have any limitation it would be good to know?
A: Yes, the volume is good. There is no such thing as half-duplex wi-fi, so that is not a concern.
It is designed for Asterisk.
VoIP over wifi is very dependent on the quality of your wifi hardware. There are too many manufacturers for me to know which ones will and will not work, but you will need something reliable, not a simple Linksys or Netgear if you want quality.
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Hotel WiFI Use
I traveled with the Quickphone QA-342 through 12 countries with varying levels of success using public WiFi access (usually in my various hotels). The device worked properly when there was a strong WiFi signal but failed intermittently when connected to moderate/low signals. The Standby time was only about a day but this isn't a problem if it is sitting in the cradle. Talk time seemed to be about an hour so forget about using it as a mobile business phone. Based on my usage experience, I would only recommend the Q-phone as a fallback or secondary solution when a notebook+software phone isn't available.
does not roam
If you are depending on roaming do not buy this phone. It says it supports it but does not.
OK phone, there are better
I purchased both the QA342 as well as the Unidata WPU-7800 for testing. Upon receiving both, it was clear that the Unidata was a far better phone. The Unidata had a better screen, more features, and *far* better range than the QuickPhones. I also believe the Unidata supports AP hopping, which I don't believe the QuickPhones supports. I did not get a chance to test battery life on either phone.
Good phone for the price
This phone was easy to set up and configure to be used on our customers telephone system as a wireless AP SIP phone on our customers network.
Phone is running the most recent firmware and will shutoff for no apparent reason. Fails to roam seamlessly between APs and sometimes fails to associate at all. Will not register with SIP server on occasion for no apparent reason. Voice quality is seriously lacking. Good luck talking to support, they might seem helpful at first, but eventually they will start ignoring emails. Phone is a re-branded G-Tek MIP200E.
Ok, but not the best option
This phone is obviously going to be one of the more popular ones simply by the price. It does have an ok battery but what's the point in that if you have other issues. If you can't roam between access points that is a major problem. The look and feel seem a little old to me. I just got my hands on the Unidata 7700 and it is a MUCH better product. Can roam between AP's and has a color lcd screen and can remember 5 networks for quick setups. Much better quality audio performance and setting it up was easy. These are also ideal for auto provisioning with larger # of phones. The Quickphones is a decent phone for home use but for enterprise and corporate use, the Unidata is the way to go!
I loved the look and feel of this phone. However, I had several issues.
The most troubling was that the phone would just shut off, sometimes during a conversation for no apparent reason. Not sure why, it just happened. So know that this could be an issue for you.
Very good phone
After 2 years I decided to test a wireless IP phone. Very impressed with the battery life. It sat around for days and was still ready to go. Seems to work very well in a one AP environment. Have not tested multi AP's Would like to have 2 lines, but this is a great step up from the old days.
Another issue with this phone is that it will not roam between APs. The manufacturer has replied and said that they are aware of the issue and will be correcting it in a future firmware upgrade.
Not as pleased as I'd hoped
Seems to have an 'echo' at the far end. Occasionally turns "off" without warning, especially after charging it all night. If there are 'other' AP's in range, it sometimes tries to associate with the wrong AP. Mostly, it is not reliable enough to consider putting it into the hands of an ordinary user.
Best one I've tried so far
Having used the UTStarcom F3000 phone at home for the past 6 months, I recently picked up a QuickPhones QA342, and it's better than the F3000 in a number of areas. Stays registered, no NAT Keep Alive issues to speak of, good battery performance.
Nearly ideal Wireless IP Phone
I purchased a pre release eval unit of this phone having read some of the press about the product release promising better battery life than wireless sip phone from other manufacturers. The QA342 lives up to the hype, I've had it registered as an extension on my PBX and have been getting great battery life as advertised. One pointer - If you are using an AP with WMM enabled, you have to temporarily disable the "power saver" mode on the phone to connect to the WMM enabled access point. Once you connect to the WMM enabled AP, you can re-enable the "power saver" mode on the phone. I heard they are going to fix this issue in the next firmware release, so the phone automatically disables power saver mode when connecting to an AP, then automatically re-enable the features post-connect.
Otherwise, extremely satisfied with this product.