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[Staples] $49.99 -- Ooma Cisco Spa 504G - Cisco Small Business IP Phone

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[Staples] $49.99 -- Ooma Cisco Spa 504G - Cisco Small Business IP Phone

Cisco Small Business IP Phone

Very good price @ $49.99

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Ooma Cisco Spa 504G
https://www.staples.ca/products/2767595 ... 6776660097

More info (Manufacturer's site)
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/c ... model.html

Ooma Website
https://support.ooma.com/office/cisco-s ... roduction/

The Voice quality is better than any landline or mobile phone and I would highly recommend these.

I don't know anything about Ooma but *IF* this is the Normal Cisco firmware, it should run SIP and you can use these with FreePhoneline or VOIP .MS and others. You can have up to 4 (and perhaps 8) different numbers but with only 1 Carrier.


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I have a similar one that I got from a business that was closing down. The handset isnt that good as its staticky but could be from age ... Any recommendations for a good 2.5mm headset
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Can someone confirm theses aren't locked to the Ooma service in any way or that can be unlocked if they are ..
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Is it locked to Ooma?
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Just a heads up that this model is discontinued, so don't expect to see many firmware updates if at all in the future. That said, I think Cisco IP phones are pretty reliable.
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Ordered one with 75358 $10 off coupon, just find a filler to hit $50 came out $45 tax in

Will setup freephoneline or voipms
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For anyone looking for a project.....

FreePhoneLine (or any SIP provider) + Asterisk (Free PBX) will get you "Extensions" in your home and you can dial "9" for normal call, "8" for Long Distance, you can Page and you get a voicemail + conference bridge.
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My understanding is that if it's VoIP.ms or freephoneline compatible then it's definitely unlocked.

Correct me if I'm mistaken.
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You may need an AC power adapter for this phone. It is designed for POE, meaning it can draw power over the ethernet cable. But I have never seen a home router that provides POE. Cisco power adapters are not cheap and will bump up your cost.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: You may need an AC power adapter for this phone. It is designed for POE, meaning it can draw power over the ethernet cable. But I have never seen a home router that provides POE. Cisco power adapters are not cheap and will bump up your cost.
Yes, you will need a power injector but these should be cheap, around $5.00-$10.00
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IslandDeal wrote: For anyone looking for a project.....

FreePhoneLine (or any SIP provider) + Asterisk (Free PBX) will get you "Extensions" in your home and you can dial "9" for normal call, "8" for Long Distance, you can Page and you get a voicemail + conference bridge.
Is that a service that you provide yourself or did you follow an online guide?
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: You may need an AC power adapter for this phone. It is designed for POE, meaning it can draw power over the ethernet cable. But I have never seen a home router that provides POE. Cisco power adapters are not cheap and will bump up your cost.
BigKids wrote: Yes, you will need a power injector but these should be cheap, around $5.00-$10.00
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POE switches are now much cheaper and are great for Wifi Access Points, Cameras and Phones (soon you will see home solutions (like lighting) use PoE as well.

PoE is also great if you have a UPS. You only need 1 UPS for all your devices. And running CAT5e (or better) network cables is easier than electrical cables and you don't need an electrician.

And if you don't like Crimping network cables:



Use "Female" jacks:

https://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Matters-25- ... 25&sr=8-28
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BigKids wrote: Is that a service that you provide yourself or did you follow an online guide?
My project was a while back, I needed an IVR to connect to a Database and I needed it to be free as it was for personal use.

This was my setup. (I chose the harder way of setting everything up myself as I wanted to learn a bit about Linux. Consider "Asterisk Now" (A.K.A. Freepbx) to start as it's an easy option and it works out of the box.)

- Get VMware player for free (Optional. If you don't want to do this, use an old PC or laptop lying around.)
I did all my setup in a VMware window on my PC, then when it was ready, I moved it to an old PC that I had lying around the house

- Load Linux in VMware window (Optional. If you don't want to do this, get "Asterisk Now". It's a fully configured version)
I started with Slackware then moved to Debian.

- Load Asterisk on Linux in VMware window

- Configure Asterisk
This was very easy.... you configure "Trunks" to FreePhoneline or VOIP.ms and you configure "Devices" for your house as "Extensions")
You can take the "sample" config files and use those to start.

All of the following are optional:

- Configure Devices (End Points):
- ($) Regular IP SIP Phones )(Like the one on from this thread (or any Grandstream, Linksys SIP phone.)
- ($) Wifi IP Phones (Same as above but runs on WIFI, not on CAT 5e or better)
- Analog phones (the ones you already have at home) You will need an ($) "ATA"
- Softphones (you can run Softphones on PC, MAC, iPAD, Android, ETC, these will act like an IP Phone)
- Keep your Home Line and use it with Asterisk. (You will need an ($) "ATA")
- Use Asterisk with your Mobile (Get a ($) "Bluetooth to Analog" device and an ($) "ATA")

- Configure Voice Mail (This is quite easy as well. At first, it will sound like a regular voicemail, you can change it to anything you like.

- Configure more advanced asterisk functions
- Voice Mail
- Meet Me Conferencing (This was fun and just for this alone I would do it all over again)
- Simple IVR (For X, press 1, for Y, press 2)
- Connection to Database (in my case it was SQL running on another PC)
- Configure Outbound Dial (I liked this as you can change CALLER ID NAME on all calls with FREEPHONELINE. CA.
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IslandDeal wrote: My project was a while back, I needed an IVR to connect to a Database and I needed it to be free as it was for personal use.

This was my setup. (I chose the harder way of setting everything up myself as I wanted to learn a bit about Linux. Consider "Asterisk Now" (A.K.A. Freepbx) to start as it's an easy option and it works out of the box.)

- Get VMware player for free (Optional. If you don't want to do this, use an old PC or laptop lying around.)
I did all my setup in a VMware window on my PC, then when it was ready, I moved it to an old PC that I had lying around the house

- Load Linux in VMware window (Optional. If you don't want to do this, get "Asterisk Now". It's a fully configured version)
I started with Slackware then moved to Debian.

- Load Asterisk on Linux in VMware window

- Configure Asterisk
This was very easy.... you configure "Trunks" to FreePhoneline or VOIP.ms and you configure "Devices" for your house as "Extensions")
You can take the "sample" config files and use those to start.

All of the following are optional:

- Configure Devices (End Points):
- ($) Regular IP SIP Phones )(Like the one on from this thread (or any Grandstream, Linksys SIP phone.)
- ($) Wifi IP Phones (Same as above but runs on WIFI, not on CAT 5e or better)
- Analog phones (the ones you already have at home) You will need an ($) "ATA"
- Softphones (you can run Softphones on PC, MAC, iPAD, Android, ETC, these will act like an IP Phone)
- Keep your Home Line and use it with Asterisk. (You will need an ($) "ATA")
- Use Asterisk with your Mobile (Get a ($) "Bluetooth to Analog" device and an ($) "ATA")

- Configure Voice Mail (This is quite easy as well. At first, it will sound like a regular voicemail, you can change it to anything you like.

- Configure more advanced asterisk functions
- Voice Mail
- Meet Me Conferencing (This was fun and just for this alone I would do it all over again)
- Simple IVR (For X, press 1, for Y, press 2)
- Connection to Database (in my case it was SQL running on another PC)
- Configure Outbound Dial (I liked this as you can change CALLER ID NAME on all calls with FREEPHONELINE. CA.
Thank you for the detailed explanation!

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