The Quick Start Guide to VOIP for the Home, Home Office, and Small Business

Grandstream 102 VoIP Phone is Ideal for Home Users

The Grandstream 102 VoIP phone is an award-winning IP network phone, based on innovative, next generation technology. The phone offers amazing voice clarity, is feature-rich and very economical.

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In fact, the Grandstream Budgetone 102 is one of the lowest priced VoIP phones available and is an ideal first phone for a small business or a home user.

The Grandstream 102 is manufactured by Grandstream Networks, Inc., a private company based in Massachusetts, USA. Incorporated in 2002, Grandstream Networks is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and highly affordable IP telephone products for broadband IP networks. Grandstream uses leading-edge technology to design high quality IP telephones, at a fraction of the cost of competing products.

The Grandstream Budgetone 102 is a SIP-based VoIP phone. It features a 12-digit caller ID LCD display, menu navigation and speakerphone. It enables you to dial an IP address directly. You can use a cat 5 cable, to plug your Grandstream Budgetone 102 directly into your router, or switch. A wireless VoIP system is also an option.

The Grandstream Budgetone is a large phone with big dialing number buttons. It is very light and has many advanced features. While you are making a VoIP call, you cannot hear your own voice. This takes a little getting used to.

Once you have registered your phone with your SIP provider, a square indicator on the top left hand side of the screen will confirm if the phone has been registered properly. A blinking indicator means that something is wrong and if you don't see an indicator, it means that you are not registered.

To make a call, just pick up the phone and dial a number. You can also access the list of numbers you dialed, or from which you received calls earlier. You have the option of transferring a call, putting a call on hold, or muting the microphone. The Grandstream Budgetone 102 has a message waiting light, which flashes when you have a message waiting.

The phone is good value for the money and has little competition in its price category. It sells online for around $70. It comes with a CAT V cable, which is to be used with the in-built switch and power supply. It offers you downloadable musical ringing tones, music on hold and a built-in alarm clock. The Grandstream range includes the 100 and the 101, which offer fewer feature and the 102-D, which offers as 16-digit display.

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