The detailed review of the Snom M3 is just about complete, barring a few last minute edits. However, the editors over at www.smallnetbuilder.com have decided to purchase it for publication at their site. It'll probably take them a week or…
Generally when I join the weekly VUC conference all I’m dialed in from a SIP hard phone over a Junction Networks OnSIP trunk. This has historically meant that I had to dial in using the PSTN number, not the SIP URI.
A couple of times I tried to create an extension in my OnSIP account mapping their VUC SIP URI to a local four digit extension. That simply doesn’t work. The OnSIP GUI doesn’t permit the use of SIP URIs where the domain is specified by an IP address. It only accepts domains when referenced by alpha means.
While I’m very active in VOIP matters I have other interests as well, one being what used to be called “stereos” and is now referred to as “home theatre” or “audiophilia.” I’m not into the “Golden eared” silly stuff like the unbelievably expensive interconnects that so offended James Randi that he tried to call them on their bluff. But I do like to play with music playback gear.
The whole reason for bringing this up in the VOIP space is that this week seems to have brought forward the concept of “SAF” with respect to the new Snom M3s. SAF = Spousal Approval Factor.
FWIW, with respect to loudspeakers, SAF varies inversely with the volume of the enclosure.
Ike Elliott has an often interesting blog. Today he is agreeing with Garrett Smith about how VoWifi has been dissappointing. I've echo'd this same sentiment many times previously. Ike recommends an ATA and traditional cordless phone. That combination will certainly…
Kudos to VOIP Supply's Garrett Smith for plainly explaining the truth about wifi SIP devices, and specifically why Vonage stopped offering them. You can't put it any more plainly than, "They suck." The really curious part is that VOIP Supply…
After two days of using these little phones around the house and office I’m feeling pretty good about them. They’re very small, which is potentially less than ideal, but so far it hasn’t been a problem. The batteries are Lithium-Ion and the talk time seems very good.
I used one with an old Panasonic headset for a series of conference calls today. I probably spent four hours on the line. The call quality was excellent. Volume on both the phone and the headset was good, which had been a problem on wifi phones I had tried previously.