This page will be broken down into two sections:
- Internet requirements
- Supported VoIP Products
- Analog Telephone Adaptors (ATAs)
- Hardware Phones
VoIP has a small footprint on your internet bandwidth. Please refer to the table below. You are also advised to run a speedtest on your connection. Please keep in mind you should also leave adequate room for other data as well such as streaming on Netflix for example.
|Number of Concurrent Calls||Minimum Required Bandwidth||Recommended speed|
|1||100 Kbps Up and Down||3 MBps Up and Down|
|3||300 Kbps Up and Down||3 MBps Up and Down|
|5||500 Kbps Up and Down||5 MBps Up and Down|
|10+||1000 Kbps (1mbps) Up and Down||5-10 MBps Up and Down|
The bandwidth requirements in the table above should only be used as a guideline for VoIP traffic alone. It is up to you to determine how much bandwidth you will actually require in addition to your current internet usage habits.
Supported VoIP Products
At Phone Genius, we’ve seen our fair share of VoIP products. This page will detail our recommended VoIP products.
analog telephone adaptor
The HT801 is an excellent product for people who still use an analog phone, such as a Panasonic cordless phone, FAX machines, etc. The HT801 comes with one standard Ethernet port, and a single port for your analog phone.
The HT802 is identical to the HT801, with one exception: dual phone ports. We recommend this product for those who wish to use something like a cordless phone with a FAX machine. During the sign-up process, we can configure both ports to ring at the same time. This means that you can have two analog phones connected, and decide if you want one, or both of them to ring at the same time upon receiving a call at your home or business. Each port will be assigned a unique extension number. This will allow FREE in-house calling.
Note: You can make use of either the HT801 or HT802 as a hot-line phone. This will allow you to have an emergency phone that dials a number of your choice as soon as the line is taken off-hook. With the HT802, it is possible to dedicate either one or both ports as a hot-line port. For example, a cordless phone set can be used with Port 1. Port 2 may have a standard analog phone connected to it, and would be dedicated as the hot-line phone. You may also use both ports for the hot-line feature, and even go as far as having a unique number dialed for each port upon taking either phone off-hook. The possibilities are endless! Please contact us to discuss this further if you require this kind of setup
DECT Cordless Phones
DP750 + DP720
The DP750 and DP720 are digital (not analog) cordless phone sets with a base unit. This option is ideal for those who wish to switch away from the analog world and go digital, while at the same time preserving the ability to have a cordless phone.
To make it simple, the DP750 is the base unit, whereas the DP720 are the handsets themselves. Please note that when buying the DP lineup, that you must at least buy one of each of these products. You can pair multiple DP720s with a single DP750 base unit.
The DP750 (base unit) connects via Ethernet. The DP720 (handset(s)) will pair wirelessly to the base unit.
Mid-range Desk Phones
The GXP1760 is a great desk phone. This phone supports 6 line-keys that can be configured by the end-user to allow more lines, get the Busy-Lamp-Field (BLF) status of other phones, and even create quick speed-dial buttons for phone numbers that the user would call often.
The GXV3275 is an Android-powered IP video phone. Since it runs Android, you can do more than just place and receive calls. You can browse the web, look at photos, listen to music, basically anything you can do on Android. The big selling feature, is the ability to make or receive video calls. This phone works well when calling either another GXV3275, or a Grandstream Wave softphone client. This phone is both Wi-Fi and Ethernet compatible, so the way you connect it to your network is up to you. No matter what method of connection you choose, call quality is amazing either way.