In this article we will review the new Yealink T58A - a handset within the Yealink T5 Smart Media phones which claim to be “all-in-one solutions that offer up streamlined and efficient communications”.
When searching for a new telephone handset, our customers have said that they have easily become overwhelmed and confused by the sheer size and variety of the options available. To make your life easier, we have created guides that explore telephone handsets and look at the pros, cons and ideal customer base. There are five handsets within this range with varying levels of functionality and features. Throughout this article we will look into the different options of the Yealink T5 range, and compare these to other handset on the market.
Using our 15+ years of experience of working with businesses and communications systems day-in, day-out, we will review phone systems and examine the good and the bad in each handset. We want you to make an informed decision and purchase the most suitable handset for your business, so we have done the legwork for you! Read on to discover what the T58A has to offer, how it compares to other handsets on the market and if it is the right handset for you.
Who Is The SIP-T58A For?
As one of the most advanced handset of the range, we have found this media handset best suited to executives and CEOs. Our customers using the Yealink T58A love the ability to use Wi-Fi and the option to easily plug in the camera accessory if they want to.
Main Benefits Of The SIP-T58A
The Yealink SIP-T58A includes the latest version of Yealink Optimal HD Voice technologies and now supports the Opus codec, which helps maximise the acoustic performance of the phone’s handset, headset and especially the speakerphone. Customers have said that the sound quality of these new handsets really is excellent - especially for those who are in noisy offices!
With so many ways of communicating, if can become confusing and stressful having to juggle multiple communication streams over multiple devices. You can bring all of your communications into one place with the T58A, as the Android 5.1.1 operating system allows you to install third party apps such as Skype and Zoom.
Gone is the need to have a special headset just for your phone handset, with Bluetooth it means you can now easily get a headset that will easily work with your handset & mobile phone. One headset, multiple phones!
Gigabit & Wifi
Whether your office setup is closed doors, open plan or somewhere in between, the T58A can work with your office. No matter where the internet cables are in your office you can easily connect your handset using only the WiFi and power cable.
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
No need to wire in new power points to add a headset to your desk, if you have an existing Ethernet point at your desk, your handset can power itself using that connection.
Alternatives To The Yealink T58A?
There are plenty of telecommunications systems on the market that are suited to executive users, 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 physical hardware box and wiring in your office to run your phone system.
Handsets are delivered pre-programmed and come with free programming changes for life- therefore, the system is completely scalable and so can grow with the business. An incredible feature system also comes as standard, with features such as 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 you to access their voicemail from their email wherever you have access to an internet connection on your computer or mobile phone.
If you love the Yealink T58A and would make use of the camera on a regular basis then look into purchasing the Yealink T58V to have the camera included. Alternatively, if you are looking for a lower-cost handset which does not have all of the functionality of this advanced handset, look into the entry level Yealink T52S.
Looking at other systems…. iPECS eMG80
The iPECS eMG80 is a phone system from LG Ericsson. This Ericsson LG eMG80 is a good alternative to an hosted phone system. The system is a good alternative if you do not have access to high speed internet such as the NBN right now but want to take advantage of the cost savings moving to SIP can bring many businesses or you have very specific requirements that a hosted phone system with Yealink handsets may not cater to.
The eMG80 is a featured packed,top quality phone system that many of our customers use everyday . The system offers all of the common features such as voicemail, DND, day and night greetings etc and offers an outstanding range of features at a low price. There is a great range of digital and IP handsets within the iPECS eMG80 range, so there is something for every budget and business need.
Yealink T58A Pro's
Easy to install and update
Installation and update is a breeze with the fully-managed Yealink SIP-T58A. Update your features and get back to work in a flash! When the software needs to be updated to add new functionality, the handset will automatically download them from the system provider. No need to be an IT guru to make the most of the latest features!
With bluetooth capability, you can talk hands-free with a bluetooth headset, that you can use for your handset and mobile phone. Or you can opt for a DECT wireless headset if you need even more range from the handset itself. So you can conduct private conversations while walking around the office or sitting at your desk, keeping your hands free for multi-tasking (or drinking a coffee!).
The HD technologies ensure that every sound is crystal-clear. No missed words or dropped letters - confused conversations are bad for business, so the HD Audio will ensure that your business conversations run smoothly and professionally. Our customers love HD audio - they have told us that not having to strain to hear the conversation keeps them fresher, alert and more productive throughout the day.
If you do choose to purchase the additional camera accessory, you will not be disappointed with the video quality. The removable, two-megapixel HD camera facilitates crystal-clear real-time video conversations. No lagging or blurry images here! Our customers say that the ability to gain that extra bit of context when talking to other colleagues has been invaluable as they can connect with one another as if they are sitting in the same room.
Yealink T58A Con's
One Angle For The Stand
Unlike other handsets within the range, there is only one adjustable angle for the T58A, and the stand is not adjustable. This is not a huge problem in most cases, but depending on your desk setup it could be tricky to get it setup perfectly; to take advantage of all the features this handset has to offer.
Not Using What You Are Paying For?
Although an excellent handset, you must consider whether you really need all of the functionality of the T58A. If you are not going to make use of the incredible features it would be better to opt for a a handset more suited to your needs, such as the T58A, that has all the same features as the V, but without a camera as standard -- but has the option to add one later if you would like.
Recommended Headsets For The Yealink T58A
There are so many headsets that we could recommend for you to pair with the Yealink T58A, but we don’t want to confuse you even more! So we have decided to focus on two excellent headsets - one standard option, and one premium.
Option 1 Premium - Jabra Engage 75 Mono Wireless Headset
The Jabra Engage 75 is an excellent headset that connects to the T58A via the USB port. It connects you to your computer, and also works with your mobile phone. Our customers who use this headset have commented on its diversity, as they can use it on every device in their office.
Option 2 Budget - Sennheiser D10 USB Wireless Headset D10USB
A more basic option is the Sennheiser D10USB. It also connects to the T58A via USB, but does not connect to anything else - so if you did want to use it on the PC at times, you would have to unplug the USB and then plug it into your PC. However, it also offers a wireless headset so you can walk around on calls.
If the above options don’t work for you any corded USB or wireless USB headset will work with the T58A.
With all of the features and functionality of the Yealink T58V yet without the camera, this handset is a wonderful option for people who will not be making use of the video-conferencing feature. The Yealink T58A is an advanced SIP handset that can transform the way you do business. However, take into consideration how much you will use all of the features of the T58A- will this handset increase your efficiency and improve your business, or will the advanced features remain unused and complicate your daily operations?