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Wifi VoIP Phones

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I'm thinking about buying a Wifi VoIP phone sometime in early 2006. I was just wondering if anyone here had one yet? Or if there is one that people can recommend. I'm not really sure which one I'd like to get yet, gotta do more research.

Also, can these phones store WEP and WPA keys? It would be pointless if I couldn't use it on my WEP protected network.

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I've been rocking the Pulver WiSiP phone for about a year now. I have yet to get it to work with WEP, but you can store your keys in it. <_< I have a separte wireless router that I use strictly for VoIP. Sound quality is good, reception is good. Was it worth the $150 I paid for it? ...nope

Nokia just announced a WiFi cellular phone a couple months back that looks like the best of both worlds. Can't recall the model though

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Yeah my company gave me the pulver wifi phone and the utstarcom1000

the pulver I like better with the zyxel Wj.00.10 firmware but it will static the IP address by default (remember that) better than the utstarcom , but remember these are the first generations wifi phones. If you going to spend money on them I would stay away until next year sometime though, there is still alot of shit they need to do to improve these phones. The utf1000 I fucking hate with a passion. It does finnaly have a webserver though to configure via web browser.

But one thing you need to remember is that the pulver wifi one cant connect to hot spots that you need to enter user info or have to point and click to accept terms and conditions. The utstarcom have some scripts in it that you can connect to some hotspots but not any that I have ever heard of.

My experience with these I personaly like the pulver wifi alot better than the utstarcom. Its a phun phone to have but sometimes I get echo problems but Im not complaining it was free. I wouldnt pay for these devices , I would wait.

peace hope this helped.

edited: oh yeah the both have WEP options and its phun going thru boston counting how many axys points there are. I was with av1d the other day and in under 60 seconds I counted over 50 AP's it was funny.

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i've been drooling over this phone. it's a sweet little number and it supports wpa. hmmm....perhaps i'll place my preorder today. anyway, i'd definitly spend the money for a phone that supports wpa over wep. there is no flipping way that i would trust wep and a voip phone. :nono: i know a certin home improvement retailer that is switching to avaya wireless sip phones using only wep. ;) what fools. wep is just too weak in my opinion. more phones.

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i've been drooling over this phone. it's a sweet little number and it supports wpa. hmmm....perhaps  i'll place my preorder today. anyway, i'd definitly spend the money for a phone that supports wpa over wep. there is no flipping way that i would trust wep and a voip phone.  :nono: i know a certin home improvement retailer that is switching to avaya wireless sip phones using only wep.  ;) what fools. wep is just too weak in my opinion. more phones.

I fucking hate starcom. Who knows though maybe this one will be better, as soon as it comes out I know I will get to play with it for fjee :)

;)

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I test-drove a few Hitachi wifi phones a couple months back. I liked them a lot. I might get one, eventually. They are big money, though.

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Okay I was looking at the ZyXEL Prestige 2000W V.2 VOIP Wi-Fi Phone -- it looks like it's about $160 or so (via Pricegrabber). Is this any better than the earlier phones?

I figure I can just clone its MAC address, register on a laptop, and start up the phone. Also, I'm assuming you're supposed to use Free World Dialup on those phones.

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What about the battery life though. I heard wifi voip phones had terrible battery life.

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Okay I was looking at the ZyXEL Prestige 2000W V.2 VOIP Wi-Fi Phone -- it looks like it's about $160 or so (via Pricegrabber). Is this any better than the earlier phones?

I figure I can just clone its MAC address, register on a laptop, and start up the phone. Also, I'm assuming you're supposed to use Free World Dialup on those phones.

Its the same thing as the pulver wifi phone, you can run the same firmware on it like I was saying in my first post.

and you just use any sip provider with them, they're wisip phones.

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