When selecting a telephone headset it is important to think about the following:
- Selecting a corded telephone headset or a wireless headset?
- Does the telephone have a telephone headset jack?
- Is a phone headset amplifier required?
- Are Plantronics telephone headsets compatible with the phone system?
These are some important questions to ask when selecting a compatible telephone headset. We will now go through the process in selecting a corded headset and a wireless headset.
Selecting a Plantronics Wireless Headset:
When selecting a Plantronics Wireless Headset the process isn’t as complex as if selecting a corded telephone headset which we will go over next. Wireless Headsets are compatible with up to 95% of standard office business telephones. Some key variables in determining whether a Plantronics wireless headset is going to work with your business telephone here are some things to look for. Does the telephone handset cord unplug from the office telephone? In most cases they do. Are the numbers in which to dial located on the base of the telephone and not the handset? If answering YES to both questions, the wireless headset will work with the telephone.
Rarely are Plantronics wireless telephone headsets sold without a HL10 handset lifter but in some cases they are. A Plantronics HL10 handset lifter is a device that attaches to the actual office telephone and allows a user to answer the call remotely by pressing the call answer button the wireless headset. The HL10 handset lifter will actually lift the telephone handset to answer the call. The device is extremely convenient for the user because it’s gives them the freedom to answer or hang up a call when away from their desk.
Without purchasing the handset lifter one would have to manually pick up the telephone handset and lay it on their desk. Most find this inconvenient and defeating the purpose of selecting a wireless telephone headset. In order to determine whether the handset lifter is compatible with a desk phone here are some things to look for. Make sure there is a flat surface on the left side of the telephone and there is enough room under the telephone handset to lay fingers underneath. After all has been checked, compatibility is complete and feel free to purchase a Plantronics wireless headset.
Selecting a Corded plantronics headset
When selecting a corded telephone headset here are some things to look for. Does the office telephone have a built in modular telephone headset jack. If so then the selection process became a lot easier. If the office telephone has a built in telephone headset jack then select a Plantronics Polaris Telephone Headset. If the office telephone does not have a built in modular telephone jack, then the telephone headset will require a Plantronics M22 Vista Telephone Headset Amplifier. The telephone headset requires a headset amplifier in order to connect to the phone and power the office headset. The type of Plantronics headsets that are compatible with the Plantronics M22 Vista is Plantronics H-Series office headsets.