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SixDegrees
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« on: March 14, 2017, 12:18:28 pm »

We have purchased obi1032 desk phones for use with Dialpad. I would like to use a cordless handset with  my phone (preferably handset over headset in this case) to be able to answer the phone from other rooms in the office. I found a post saying any DECT handset will work but I have been shopping around and am still a very lost on what to buy as many seem to have a bunch of features (primarily answering machines) that I don't need and I can't tell if they have something that would plug into the Phone port as said would be needed.  I simply want a cordless handset that will work with my phone. Could anyone point me in the direction of the right thing to buy?

Thanks in advance!!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 01:57:33 pm »

The 1032 is a standalone IP phone.  It has no capability to add handsets, cordless or otherwise.

You'd need to buy a OBi 200 and plug a standard DECT 6.0 cordless phone system into the 200.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 11:50:28 am »

Ok just to be clear, I am not wanting to expand the unit, but rather just unplug the corded handset part and use a cordless option (headset or otherwise) instead.  Is that possible?
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 12:29:12 pm »

Well, that is the complete opposite of what you said the first time, so now I have no idea what you really mean.

Let's try this:  a "handset" is the thing you hold in your HAND.  It has a speaker and a microphone on each end.  A "headset" is the thing you put on your HEAD.  It has one or two ear cushions with speakers inside, and a microphone on a boom.

The OBi 1032 has a standard handset, cord and jack, known as a RJ-9 jack.  It also has a RJ-9 jack on the bottom of the phone that is intended to be used with a professional-class headset.  These headsets typically have a small base with an amplifier inside.  They plug into the RJ-9 jack on the phone.  Examples are at hellodirect.com.  You could also buy a cordless headset with its base, that uses DECT 6.0.  Plantronics and GN Netcom/Jabra are the two leading brands, and both work with the 1032.  Again, see examples at hellodirect.com.

The OBi 1032 also has a standard, 3.5mm "phone" jack on the right side.  It's the same type of jack used on most cell phones, and you could plug in a cell phone headset.

You can't buy a typical DECT 6.0 cordless telephone system (the kind with one or more cordless handsets) and use it with the 1032.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 01:16:23 pm »

For the sake of completeness, the 1032 also has two other options:

You can buy the optional OBiWiFi dongle, and then pair the 1032 with a typical Bluetooth headset, such as those used with cell phones.  The range and sound quality won't be as good as using a DECT 6.0 headset.

A recent firmware update to the 10x2 phones allow their built-in USB ports to be used with standard USB-attached (corded) headsets, such as those used by PC gamers.
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