Wireless VoIP Phones

Wireless VoIP phones work exactly as their name suggests. They can connect to the network and make/receive VoIP calls without the need for a wired ethernet connection. In every other respect, these phones are similar to the standard VoIP phones you can see in any office. Wireless IP phones offer the features you come to expect in a desk phone but combine them with the portability of a mobile device (within a building or office).

How to choose the best wireless VoIP phone

When you have a big decision to make, it’s helpful to break it up into smaller steps that are easier to accomplish. In a world where there are dozens of wireless VoIP phones – and more releasing every day – you need a way to narrow down the list.

1. Consider your budget

Wireless VoIP phones come in all shapes, sizes, and price points. When you are thinking about buying phones for your office consider having a budget which will guide you what you are working with. You can also mix and match models. Consider buying a few top-end models for executives, 2 or 3 conference speakers for your meetings rooms, and more basic options for the rest of the staff.

2. Evaluate the must-have vs. nice to have features

This will go a long way to help you eliminate some options. Consider what your business needs rather than the nice features. Having a list of must-haves and wants will make it easier to eliminate options that don’t do what you need.

3. Plan for the future

Another thing to keep in mind is what you need today vs. what your business may require down the line. Your company might be a small 10 person organization today but in five years? You may have multiple offices and dozens of workers to consider. It pays to have growth in mind and plan for it accordingly. Try to focus on a model that allows you to add more handsets, more accounts, or extend the wireless range should the need arise. That way you can start small with exactly what you need now and expand when necessary. The bottom line is that you have to balance your needs with budget considerations and make sure you’re planning for the future as well. After all, you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on equipment that will become obsolete if you expand or change service providers. On the other hand, you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on equipment that’s hardly ever used. 

Some Top Wireless Voip phones

Yealink W60P

Looking for a compact and affordable DECT platform? The Yealink W60P is a great choice as it can handle up to 8 concurrent calls and connect 8 cordless handsets. You can extend coverage by connecting up to 5 DECT repeaters for improved range.

The Yealink W60P also features built-in support for the Opus codec, ensuring excellent audio quality even under poor network conditions. This system will not buckle under heavy usage, allowing users to talk for around 30 hours before needing to recharge. The standby time is also impressive, around 400 hours. With quick charging, 10 minutes of charging allows you to talk for 2 hours!

The handset features a 2.4 inch color display, perfect for using some of the more advanced functionality here. You can achieve zero touch provisioning if needed, no need to wait for setup. You can mount the small device on a wall or it can stay out of the way on a desk. With support for call hold and call transfer, there is no dearth of features for any business.

Grandstream DP720

This is a budget phone. While you can buy and use this as a standalone device, it shines exceptionally well when paired with the base station. The base can connect up to 5 devices and supports 10 different VoIP accounts. It also comes with call features like 3-way conferencing for remote collaboration with colleagues on-site, call forward, call waiting, call hold, etc. 

The device is ideal for small offices with a wireless range of 50 meters indoors and 300 meters outdoors. It’s easy to use with clear navigation for the various menus and does not need any configuration if used with a Grandstream IP PBX. 

Yealink W56P

Released in 2016, the Yealink YEA-W56P cordless wireless IP phone has more than 30 hours of talk time per charge cycle and 400 hours of standby time. The W56P can hold up to four simultaneous voice calls (with HD Voice), and the inclusion of a 3.5mm handset jack will free up your arms and hands to perform other tasks.

The 2.4-inch 240 x 320 display pales compared to a smartphone, but that’s expected.

Beyond its display, the W56P can hold up to five handsets and five more VoIP accounts from the 5.8 x 1 x 4-inch, 1.7-pound base station. Additionally, it has many business features, including paging, intercom, auto answer, call waiting, mute, caller ID, and voicemail.

Yealink T58W

The Yealink T58W is a modern option for both video calling and voice phone system needs

It runs the Android 9.0 operating system and has a large 7″ display screen for IP video calling and a more streamlined user interface.

The Yealink T58W has an optional Bluetooth handset that stays connected to the base unit for up to 30 feet, giving you plenty of flexibility to continue VoIPcalls even when you need to step away from your desk.

Grandstream GXV3380

The Grandstream GXV 3380 is a modern multimedia VoIP phone that works with up to 16 lines and offers 1080p HD video calling capabilities.

It includes an 8″ screen, 2-megapixel camera, and dual microphones. Its built-in Android operating system lets you instantly download and run any of the millions of apps on the Google Play store.

The Grandstream GXV 3380 supports 7-way HD audio calling and 3-way HD video calling, and includes best-in-class echo cancellation features.

It’s a flexible system that combines the features of a modern desk phone with the features of an Android tablet for an elegant and powerful solution for any fast-growing business.

Grandstream WP825

The Grandstream WP825 is a compact IP phone perfect for industries that need a heavy-duty option. Its biggest strength is its durability. It’s waterproof, and dustproof, has an antimicrobial casing, and resists chemical cleaners. It’s also been designed to withstand drops from a distance of up to 2.5 meters (8 feet). The Grandstream WP825 offers two telephone lines, HD audio with dual mics and Noise Shield technology, and the option to set up push-to-talk. It’s a great choice for businesses that need an affordable, full-featured VoIP phone with extreme durability.

Conclusion

Wireless VoIP phones offer mobility and flexibility. But remember that they rely on your network for audio quality and to make calls reliably. That means you need a robust corporate network that handles the system. If this is not possible or you have dead spots within the office (warehouse, basement, etc.) consider using wired ethernet connections. If bandwidth and network traffic is not an issue, then wireless phones are the way to go. With no cables to worry about and how easy it is to set them up, there’s no need to hesitate.

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