BostonRich
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 Gigaset Home Office Phone System
Gigaset Home Office Phone System
We've seen hundreds of phones come and go, but this advanced hybrid Gigaset Home Office Phone System caught our attention with its large, easy-to-read 3-1/2" thin-film transistor (TFT) color screen and its ability to field calls from landlines, VoIP networks, and even mobile phones via Bluetooth. Groundbreaking High Sound Performance™ audio ensures that voices sound as clear as an in-room conversation, while three integrated digital answering machines ensure you never miss a message while away. Supports up to six individual handsets Supports up to 4 separate lines (1 analog landline and 3 VoIP or 4 VoIP) 3-1/2" thin-film transistor (TFT) color display Digital address book organizes 1,000 contacts 55 minutes of digital recording time 5 ft. cord, 120V
 
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great functions, difficult setup,
Date:September 11, 2012
ByBostonRich
New/Existing Customer:New
Date:September 11, 2012
Phone is a great piece of engineering. Has a PBX built-in for multiple SIP accounts, and once setup sound quality and functionality are second to none, even on a VOIP call.
That said, "once setup" is a long long process. I'm a technical guy and even I had trouble setting up the SIP accounts for VOIP connections, and basically had to experiment to get the right setup (took almost three days). The admin interface doesn't always catch correctly in Firefox so even when you're putting the correct credentials in, it appears you're not. If you unplug, reboot and save it again with those same credentials, it may connect to the SIP accounts correctly and you'll be ready to roll.
This is not a phone for a non-technical audience, or for an audience without technical support easily available. The admin interface is comprehensive, but not ready for prime-time and is kind of buggy. And because it's not a terribly popular phone, there's not a lot of documentation out there, or a community to have gone through the pains before you.
That said, if you're willing to make it through that painful period of configuration, you won't be disappointed. Once configured, it's one of the best phones I've ever used (in terms of appearance, functions, and sound quality).
Pros: Appearance, functionality, flexibility
Cons: configuration, documentation, support community, configuration samples
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 Gigaset Home Office Phone System
Gigaset Home Office Phone System
We've seen hundreds of phones come and go, but this advanced hybrid Gigaset Home Office Phone System caught our attention with its large, easy-to-read 3-1/2" thin-film transistor (TFT) color screen and its ability to field calls from landlines, VoIP networks, and even mobile phones via Bluetooth. Groundbreaking High Sound Performance™ audio ensures that voices sound as clear as an in-room conversation, while three integrated digital answering machines ensure you never miss a message while away. Supports up to six individual handsets Supports up to 4 separate lines (1 analog landline and 3 VoIP or 4 VoIP) 3-1/2" thin-film transistor (TFT) color display Digital address book organizes 1,000 contacts 55 minutes of digital recording time 5 ft. cord, 120V
 

Would this phone support 4 analog landlines?

No, it supports one analog line and numerous other VOIP lines.
1 year, 7 months ago
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BostonRich
Boston, MA, USA