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Working from Home - Phone Set-up Recommendations?

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    Working from Home - Phone Set-up Recommendations?

    Duplicating from General

    I work from home most days and having trouble with mobile signal since moving home. Finally sorting out my landline connection I thought I'll get a decent handset/headphone combo to ensure that I never had to worry about people telling me they can't hear me.

    I brought Gigaset c620a which is a very nice handset but trouble is that the earphone volume is too low even at its highest setting - so I'll need to return this, any recommendations from anyone on a decent DECT phone (and headphone) - I don't want to buy another one just to send it back.

    I've had my share of issues with Skype so any thoughts on VoIP alternatives also welcome.

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    Originally posted by Nirajn123 View Post
    Duplicating from General

    I work from home most days and having trouble with mobile signal since moving home. Finally sorting out my landline connection I thought I'll get a decent handset/headphone combo to ensure that I never had to worry about people telling me they can't hear me.

    I brought Gigaset c620a which is a very nice handset but trouble is that the earphone volume is too low even at its highest setting - so I'll need to return this, any recommendations from anyone on a decent DECT phone (and headphone) - I don't want to buy another one just to send it back.

    I've had my share of issues with Skype so any thoughts on VoIP alternatives also welcome.


    From the other thread:
    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Well, the solution is to get a better signal in the office as a start. VoIP will be similar to Skype if you're running it over the electric.
    Buy a run of RJ-45 and then stick an old router in your office. Reconfigure it to be a repeater.
    With better network connections, you'll have a better signal for VoIP.
    I'm perfect, in a very specific and limited way.
    Hands... out infractions
    Face... the music
    Space... between the ears

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      #3
      I use a Plantronics C70 but check compatibility with your DECT phone.

      It's been ace ... lasted years with the occasional battery replacement

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        #4
        I use the Bria VOIP application (available for Windows and OS X and Android - don't know about IOS) with multiple VOIP accounts, including my "landline" business number.

        On my laptop, with Bria, I use the excellent Plantronics Blackwire C720 which is USB and bluetooth.

        On my Android phone, with Bria, I use the built in mic/headphones, the same Plantronics headset, or a basic neck bluetooth headset.

        I forward POTS numbers to VOIP as required.
        DORMANT ACCOUNT

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