The new year is just around the corner and that means it’s time for a quick look back at our favorites out of all the phones we reviewed this year.
In the not-so-distant past, entry-level VoIP phones were—well, to be honest—not all that great. Oh how things have changed. We reviewed and loved the Polycom 335 at the end of 2009, but this year we were impressed by an even more affordable solution from Aastra, the 6730i. This relatively new addition to the Aastra lineup features programmable keys, up to 6 line appearances (which is a lot for an entry level phone), and wideband audio. The paper key labels that came with the phone threw me off at first, but where else are you going to get 6 line appearances and wideband audio for around $70?