Win a Free WiFi Phone from VoIPSupply

December 8, 2008 by Garrett Smith

CONGRATULATIONS TO COMMENTER “NICK” ON BEING DRAWN AS THE WINNER OF OUR QUICKPHONES QA-342 GIVEAWAY. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR COMMENTS. PLEASE LOOK FOR MORE CONTESTS, PROMOTIONS AND GIVEAWAYS ON THE VOIP INSIDER IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

SIP based wireless handsets that connect to the network via 802.11g WiFi have been a popular product segment for VoIPSupply over the past several years. Vendors including UTStarCom, Hitachi and Linksys have introduced WiFi VoIP products into the marketplace that have been met with a mixed reception.

Business and residental VoIP users have expressed a desire for SIP endpoints that offer basic mobility, yet many of the vendor offerings released to meet this demand have suffered from performance and usability issues.

VoIPSupply is very excited to announce that we will begin shipping a new WiFi VoIP handset from QuickPhones that has tested well in our labs and customer trials, and that we feel addresses some of the performance issues that have marred WiFi SIP phones in the past.

First and foremost the QuickPhones QA-342 offers superior battery life due to a unique power-saving feature. The QA-342 has a bright, backlit LCD display and rubbery, tactile keypad that makes dialing and navigating the interface a snap. We have tested this product with Asterisk, Trixbox, Switchvox and other SIP based IP PBXs and it plays well with any platform we have thrown at it thusfar.

Have you experimented with wireless VoIP in your home or business? Do you have an existing VoIP solution that could be enhanced by wireless SIP handsets?

Let us know how you have used, or would use, this technology to improve your personal or business IP communications. Comments are welcomed, and on Friday, December 12th we will be picking a contributor at random who will receive a Free QuickPhones QA-342 Wireless IP Phone.


11 Comments

  • Hi, we have 2-3 customers that are looking for WiFi Phones, as Installing a DECT solution will be to expensive, and because the already have a advanced WiFi network in place, that handle 5-10.000m2
    that provide coverage for forklifts, that each have a small PC with a barcode scanner
    this setup leave pleany of room for VoIP, when compared to an office envoriment with many laptops.
    as an added benefit, the manager that is travel betwen all the locations can use the same phoneeach place

  • I’ve been using at home a Siemens C450. It is wireless SIP and PSTN terminal.

    At home I wanted to use VoIP for my calls so a wireless IP phone is the ideal solution (you can use it from any room). Note that is not a WIFI terminal, so you have to connect the base station to your LAN with cable.

  • I’ve two offices, 60 miles apart, both with trixbox PBXs. I found myself traveling from town to town often, and VoIP keep me connected all the time, anywhere.

    Really has been a nice experience, but my wireless link is always my cell phone (called from the PBX). I’ve been hesitant on choosing a Wi-Fi phone because of mixed reviews. I’m looking forward to get hands on experience with that nice phone.

  • Jack

    I’ve been playing around with Asterisk, FreePBX, Elastix, etc. for many months now, but always with corded phones connected via VoIP adapters. It would definitely be a new and interesting experience to configure and use one of these WiFi handsets!

  • I have a home business that’s running PIAF with a few local SIP phone and a remote employee connecting (bravely) across the nets.

    I’ve had limited success with using a LinkSys WiFi phone as the battery barely held up to any extended use. The key for me is twofold: 1) to be able to get a SIP extension in my backyard and 2) be able to experiment with using a coffee shop connection.

    David

  • Jimmy Godbout

    I have customers who have a wifi router and an asterisk-flavored pbx. This device would be helpfull in some situation where I need to test the different setup in the field. Also, some clients might need the mobility that this kind of device offer.

  • Tom

    I’d use it to replace our wireless uniden phones here at home. We haven’t integrated our Qwest line into Asterisk yet, so this would extend the reach of asterisk throughout the house.

  • nick

    my company has five office locations, four of them also have large warehouses. today only one has an asterisk based pbx but i plan to install a pbx at each office over the next year or two and eventually roll out wifi phones in the warehouses to replace the cellular phones that the warehouse employees are currently using. i think the quickphone would be a perfect fit for my business and would result in huge savings as we generally have 10 to 20 people in each warehouse armed with phones.

  • wireless voip would be quite useful at home, allowing me to quickly extend the range and usefulness of my integrated system allowing users to not only take phone calls where ever they are but to also setup recordings on mythserver as well as control music selections.

  • We have successfully tried using WLAN or GPRS enabled phones (preferably WLAN though) to make calls using openSER. This solution is good because our customers can call for free from hotspots using our service.

  • chris

    > Have you experimented with wireless VoIP in your home or business?

    Yes, I have an asterisk box with 4 line Digium card populated with both FXO and FXS modules. In addition, I have 3 Grandstream IP phones and 2 Hanytone 488 boxes that I use with the Asterisk box.

    > Do you have an existing VoIP solution that could be enhanced by wireless SIP handsets?

    I am currently developing a solution for Marinas with live-aboard berth occupants. Most live-aboard who are what you might call ‘permanent residents’ have cell phones; however, there is a certain amount of through traffic consisting of cruisers who are porting in for the winter or to take a break from a particularly long leg of their journey and they don’t really want to sign a cell phone contract, but could use $10/week phone service from the marina.

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