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Do you use headsets on your phone?

By jdclyde ·
Looking to get some headsets that can connect to our existing phones. (not cells or mobiles)

Prefer the idea of wireless, but not looking to spend a whole lot.

Up till now, the only phone place I have dealt with was http://www.hellodirect.com .

The best I have found from them was a wireless (referb) for $99.

Anyone got a preferred vendor?

Anything to make sure they have?
Anything to watch out for?

Thanks all!

jd

looking at this one so far.

http://www.hellodirect.com/hellodirect/Shop?DSP=30109&PCR=1:1:4:60&IID=GN9120RC&itemskuid=9901RC&cm_sp=Home%20Page-_-11_03_08_11_24_08-_-GN9120%20Flex%20Recon%2060PCT

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These are nice, but might be pricey...

Click here, and then select "Street line":
http://preview.tinyurl.com/psa29u

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Not music headset

by jdclyde In reply to These are nice, but might ...

phones.

I HATE having to hold a phone to my face for hours while being ignored by tech support!

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Sorry about that.. This might be in line of what you are looking for..

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Not music headset
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No, but.........

by gadgetgirl In reply to Do you use headsets on yo ...

two things: (ha! whooooooosh!)

1. Ask around the users before buying to ascertain if any of them have any hearing difficulties. Someone may be wearing an "in ear" aid that you can't see..... If anyone DOES have hearing difficulties, you will need to ensure they get a headset with a "T" setting.

2. Don't go anywhere near Plantronics. They are the biggest load of rubbish I've ever used. Have used their wired and wireless kit and both are totally useless, badly designed and go through batteries piecemeal....

HTH!



GG

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:^0 -- my previous headset

by The Scummy One In reply to No, but.........

was a Plantronics. And although it worked (mostly) I had to reset it often and re-calibrate it with the base unit often. Since I moved to the Netcom, all of my issues went away

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Agree on Plantronics

by Maevinn In reply to No, but.........

I have a CS50 series from them currently. The headset is uncomfortable and the piece that should attach to the phone to lift the receiver doesn't. I don't use it, though, since my phone rings maybe twice a week and I'm usually not at my desk for at least one of those times.

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Not my experience with plantronics

by JJFitz In reply to Agree on Plantronics

I have supported many Plantronics wireless headsets (mostly CS50's) and have not had any significant problems with them aside from replacing the battery every 18 months or so. They have great range, isolation from other plantronics headsets, and excellent sound quality.
I recommend getting the headset lifter (HL10) too so you can answer the phone when you are away from your desk.
We still have some Plantronics headsets in use that are more than 5 years old.
I switched from the CS50 to the Voyager 510S because of its dual use. It works for my desk phone and my cell phone via bluetooth. It automatically switches to cell when I get out of desk phone range and goes back to the desk phone when I return as long as I am not currently in a call. That would be bad design! :)
I just like the convenience of having one device for both phones.
The other nice thing is that some of the equipment is interchangeable. That is, the same headset lifter works for both CS50 and 510S. So I didn't have to buy a different one.
I get them from cdw. Cost ~$250

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Thanks luv

by jdclyde In reply to No, but.........

don't think anyone has a hearing aid, but will confirm.

would probably buy in lots anyways, get a few key people one first, and then go from there if they work out. (read "key = ME" )

B-)

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The problem with that then

by The Scummy One In reply to Thanks luv

is interference with each other. If you have more than a certain # in a certain area, many problems arise, from disconnecting calls to being heard on anothers call :0

We used to recommend no more than 20 of any brand on the floor.

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There are only 10 users state wide

by jdclyde In reply to The problem with that the ...

with four in my office being the max, two in two other locations, and then the boss down in Florida.

It should be able to work fine with four at once, ya?

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