Summary: I bought two phones. one installed at my house, the other installed oversea. The phone set is very good, especially at this price. The IP call provided by JOIP is okay so far. Normally the IP call quality is good. but depends on your Internet service, you may experience noise, break up, delay... over IP call while watching online movie at the same time. If you mainly just call one particular place oversea a lot, you can buy two phones.
Summary: My previous phone was a 10 year old cordless SONY. Before grabbing this Panasonic, I checked out similar phones at Bestbuy, Stables,office Depot, Circuit City, and even Radio shack. Forget the IP option on the phone and you still purchased the best -pots- phone (price considered) period. Joip (internet) did work flawlessly on connection to my router, but be aware.. if you are after the text messaging features as you would on a cell phone, forget it. Oh yeah..
Free international calling (Globarange to Globarange calling)
26 September 2008
Summary: Installation: Was a cake walk. All you need to know is how your home internet connection works and if you home modem can accomudate an extra RJ45 connection. Just turn on your phone and make the network connection. On the first connection the phone automatically try to reach the VOIP server and register itself. In a couple of minutes you get an SMS assigning you a JOIP number JOIP number: Is a special kind of phone number to call withing JOIP network.
Summary: Good phone from technical perspective but it was unclear from descriptive on-line literature that the P-to-P internet capability was only for proprietary system contracted out by Panasonic. Since I didn't expect nor desire to be limited to a proprietary system, I did not get what I thought I had ordered. Not sure this is the fault of ignorance and insufficient research on my part or deliberate obfuscation by Panasonic.
Summary: Amber light was blinking continuously so tried contacting joip customer service. Looks like there is no way I can reach them. Sent email at firstname.lastname@example.org, but it bounced back. Called their 1-800 number which is just a recorded message. I reset the device a couple of times, but still the same amber blinking light. No other choice except returning it. very much disappointed.
Summary: The "hybrid" positioning appealed to me and the Globarange delivers it very nicely. The GTA150B handset - I bought four of them -- works as advertised. The Intercom features is nice -- you can use it as a child monitor, listening in on another room, or as an alarm. I do both. Sound quality as a handset and as a handheld speakerphone is very good. There is no interference between the handsets. I've used the handsets are far as 200 feet away from the base station.
Summary: Pro: - The quality on the listening side is awesome compared to many 5.8GHz models, especially the Vtech and Uniden models. - Received good feedbacks from other end that the clarity is really clear - Globarange - i haven't used that but seems like a good deal - free calls for 3 years - speakerphone on the handset - trust me. it will be useful when you are put on hold by some customer service agents.
Summary: Pros: - Excellent quality over VoIP - Takes less than two seconds to connect to the other side of the world - Dual Line - No PC or complex configuration needed. Plug n Play - Cheap rates for most part. Also works as pay as you go landline if needed. - Looks and feels nice. - Speakerphone and Cordless Cons: - Some static on landline connection with this one. My other phone has no static. Will have to exchange.
Very easy to use and inexpensive dual-mode VoIP phone.
eye doctor, Amazon
17 May 2008
Summary: Ok, so we're not ready to totally cut the cord yet and go fully VoIP. We still want the local POTS phone service in case of (knock on wood, hopefully not) an emergency where we need 911. VoIP does not give you real 911 in your city, you get connected to some call center in who knows where. No thanks. We were paying AT&T $15/month for unlimited long distance, which was a good deal a few years ago, but now with the cell phones we don't use long distance at home much.
Summary: I found this phone very good with great features. I didn't have any problem in setting up the phone and using the phone. I bought two, one for here in USA and another for India. I am able to use to it and it cut down my calling costs. The only problem is JOIP customer service. They don't respond to your emails ontime. We have to wait for many days for that.