Who Is The Yealink SIP-T46S For?
This impressive business communications handset is a part of the T4 series, which is a solution designed for executives and professionals. We have found the SIP-T46S to be great for those professionals who need the functionality of the handset, yet have no need for the more advanced features of other handsets within the range such as the touch screen that the SIP-T48S has.
Benefits Of The Yealink SIP-T46S
The SIP-T48S has outstanding acoustic clarity, providing HD voice technology not only for the handset speaker but also on speakerphone for those hands-free conversations. Our customers really notice the difference this crystal-clear audio makes!
The materials used to create the phone handset are not only beautiful in appearance, but also able to withstand everyday use with scratch-resistant surfacing.
With advanced components, the handset is optimised for a smartphone-like user experience. The one-touch soft keys allow excellent customisation, allowing the user to design their own telephone working environment for convenience and increased productivity.
Alternatives To The Yealink SIP-T46S?
There are plenty of telecommunications systems on the market that are suited to executive users and managers, so it is important that you research and find the system best suited to your needs. The difference between the phone system and the handsets is that although the handsets are of course an important factor, they are essentially keyboards for the phone system itself. The phone system is where a lot of the features and functionality stem from. Therefore, it is important that you first choose a phone system that suits your needs, and then choose the handset that you want to work with that system.
The Yealink handsets are best paired with the SpringCom Hosted phone system. With SpringCom Hosted, the whole phone system exists in the cloud rather than installing a traditional physical hardware box that sits in the office. Handsets are delivered pre-programmed so they instantly connect back to the brains of the phone system in the cloud. The phone system comes with free programming changes for life- therefore, the system is completely scalable and so can grow with the business. The SpringCom hosted phone system also comes packed with features including call flow, auto-attendant, calling waiting and voicemail to email technology. Voicemail to email technology is especially beneficial for managers and executives, as it allows the user to access their voicemail from their email wherever they have their mobile phone to hand.
An alternative to the SIP-T46S handset, in use with the SpringCom Hosted phone system, is the more advanced SIP-T48S. The SIP-T48S is the more complex model, providing all of the same functionality of the SIP-T46S, plus a touch screen interface. The addition of this touch screen really streamlines communications as users can easily scroll through pages and applications using only their fingertips.
Looking at other systems…. iPECS eMG80
The iPECS eMG80 is a phone system from LG Ericsson. The Ericsson LG eMG80 is a good alternative to an hosted phone system that includes the Yealink SIP-T46S handset. If you do not have access to high speed internet such as the NBN or you have very specific needs that hosted phone systems with Yealink handsets does not cater to you the eMG 80 is a great alternative for small to medium size businesses.
The eMG80 is an incredible top quality product for a very low price. The system offers all of the basic features such as voicemail, DND, day and night greetings etc, and also showcases the more advanced features like voicemail to email, auto-attendant and multi-party video conferencing. This system offers an outstanding range of features at a low price.
One handset from within the phone system range is the LIP-9071. The LIP-9071 is an advanced level handset, incorporating a 7 inch LCD Touch Screen. HD audio and video, media player, built in camera and much more. The SIP employment allows installment across various third party call/app servers, providing varied SIP features. Our customers have found that the handset provides a more effective working environment by improving productivity and enhancing communications.
Yealink SIP-T46S Pro's1
Easy Configuration and Upgrade
Configuration and upgrades are made simple with Yealink’s free Redirection and Provisioning Service (RPS). The RPS is for Yealink customers all over the world. You simply enter the MAC address of an IP phone and the URL of the provision server into Yealink’s RPS server, and then on initial boot-up the phone will be redirected to its pre-assigned server for configuration updating. Therefore, the phone will be easily configured once installed and easily updated!
Yes, this does sound a bit techy and confusing. So, some specialist business phone brands like SpringCom will do all this automatically for you without the need for you to touch anything. This saves money as you do not have to have a whole IT department to support your phone system. This is only one of the many reasons that having a completely managed service is so great for business!
The USB port of the handset enables the SIP-T46S to support extended features, such as USB call recording and Bluetooth.
Most Yealink handset suppliers don’t sell the USB addons out of the box unless you ask so it’s worth asking the questions if you are interested in this feature. It’s very easy to setup, and just a case of plugging the addon into the USB slot and you are ready to go.
Easy To Navigate Soft Keys
The soft buttons on the Yealink SIP-T46S are extremely easy to navigate as they sit to the left, right and underneath of the screen. The soft keys are adaptable, and our customers have said they they are incredibly easy to navigate with the buttons around them.
Style and Substance
The beautiful handset is designed not only with style in mind, but also durability. The handset is scratch resistant, has an anti-tangle cord, a mirror style screen and an adjustable stand.
With the Optima HD audio technologies, you will always benefit from crystal-clear conversations. Communications will be drastically improved as you do not have to strain to hear what the person on the other end of the line is saying. The audio quality is lifelike and seamless - our customers really notice the difference this defined audio makes!
Our customers have said their staff have really appreciated the HD audio as it helps them have better and more productive conversations with their customers on the phone. The clear audio has also kept their staff fresher and happier though the day as they don’t have to strain to try to decode fuzzy phone calls.
Yealink SIP-T46S Con's
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth not built in
Although there are adapters for Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity, there are other phone systems on the market that provide built in connectivity as standard and not only as an extra function.
Without a built-in camera, the SIP-T48S cannot offer any form of video call or video conferencing, which is offered by other phone systems.
Not Touch Screen
For a little extra cost, you could invest in the SIP-T48S with the touch screen. Rather than using buttons to navigate through the pages of the screen, this can be achieved swiftly and conveniently with the touch screen interface.
The SIP-T46S handset is a well designed, user friendly handset that is extremely popular with our customers. The audio quality is also excellent, and the ability to addon Bluetooth connectivity is a bonus. We have found the handset to work very well for professionals as it is has everything they need, without the expensive extras that they are less likely to use. However, before deciding whether this is the right handset for you and your business, consider your own personal business needs- could investing in a more advanced handset be beneficial, or does the SIP-T46S provide all the functionality your business needs?