Right now the other guys who have had to deal with the technical aspects of this UCCaaS setup are all ready to deep six this project. Apparently during a call with Verizon folks when all these limitations kept being brought up, and the responses were less than helpful, someone said, Or we could simply dump UCCaaS and install CallManager at each site which apparently got a chuckle.
One guy asked me, How long would it take you to spin up a PBX? Which made me smile. But when I brought up the fact that theyve already committed a large chunk of change on the new handsets, I got, Do any other phone systems support them? Hence me being here. I doubt itll actually lead to them going with anything other than CallManager. Theres still a bit too much of the Cisco mindset, akin to the 80s with IBM when N
one ever got fired for buying Big Blue.
Ive Googled for various combination of terms, but while the Cisco 7900 series have gotten some attention due the timeframe way back when, and the hell that they are to work with (yeah, I tinkered with them way back when I was still doing Asterisk and actually got them registering and whatnot), Im coming up empty on folks mentioning the 8800s. Not on the FreeSWITCH site, not on Cudatels, nor 2600hzs& nada. Which doesnt surprise m
Again, why pay $600 ($400 if youre lucky to have educ. discounts) when you can buy equivalent SIP handsets for half that? I sure wouldnt. Heck, between Aastra, Yealink, and others, you can get some very nice phones for way less.