[Gllug] VOIP Phone recommendation

Andy Farnsworth farnsaw at stonedoor.com
Mon Jul 17 08:33:11 UTC 2006

I currently have Broadvoice VOIP service and my ATA just died a 
miserable death.  This, along with a house move, has prompted me to 
install and run Asterisk and I was wondering what recommendations people 
might make on the hardware VOIP phone front.  I have looked at the 
Grandstream line (101/102, gxp2000) and the Linksys/Sipura line as well 
as others.  My budget is firmly restricted to the range of these two 
phones or others of similar cost.  I also need to be able to attach 
analog phones and want to be able to have asterisk manage my POTS line 
as well.  To this end, I have looked at the Linksys/Sipura SPA-3000.  
Any suggestions or comments on any of these phones would be helpful.  I 
have been reading voip-info.org, but they don't seem to have too many 
opinions towards what phone to buy as a starter set.  I have considered 
buying one of the digium x400 cards (the dev kit with 1 FXO and 1 FXS 
port) but it is twice as expensive as the SPA3000.


Andy Farnsworth
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