Recommended Bluetooth Compatible Phones & Headsets

Recently, we had a some great customer questions about Bluetooth headset compatibility, from a hosted cloud PBX customer. Our customer and staff currently use Yealink T41P business phones with Fastmetrics cloud hosted voice service.

Customer questions answered;

  1. Is it possible to use a Bluetooth headset with my Yealink T41P phone?
  2. If not, what Yealink phone model would I need?
  3. What is the best Bluetooth headset to use with my Yealink phone?
  4. How much do they cost?

Fastmetrics support confirmed that the Yealink T41P is not Bluetooth compatible, without further customization.

Yealink T41P business phone needs a bluetooth adapter for bluetooth wireless headset compatability

Yealink T41P Business Phone

The Yealink T46G IP phone is Bluetooth compatible business phone, straight out of the box;

Yealink T46G bluetooth compatible SIP business phone

Andreas also mentioned to our customer, that other phones which are Bluetooth compatible are the Polycom VVX series, which Fastmetrics also supports as a Polycom Authorized Solutions Advisor.

What Are The Best Bluetooth Compatible Phones?

Further follow up information was provided by Allen, a Voice Technician from our local San Francisco Tech Support Team.

“For direct Bluetooth support, the Yealink T46G and the Polycom VVX 600 are best. The Polycom VVX 500 is a close second. However, your existing phone can be served by a base station type Bluetooth headset. Devices like the Yealink EHS Adapter (EHS36) might be necessary depending on the headset model you choose”.

Yealink EHS36 Wireless Bluetooth Headset Adapter

Yealink EHS36 Wireless Bluetooth Adaptor

What Are Some Bluetooth Compatible Headsets For Yealink Phones?

Allen also provided the following info from personal testing; “You will find more Bluetooth compatible headsets under the heading; ‘Tested wireless headset list compatible with Yealink IP Phone‘ in this link. Personally, I have used the Yealink T46G with a Bluetooth dongle installed and it works great. I use the same headset for my cell phone to make calls. The same goes for the Polycom VVX 500 and the Polycom VVX 600 phones”.

What Do Bluetooth Compatible Phones Cost?

Fastmetrics offers the choice of unlimited and free Yealink or Polycom IP phones for all customers who sign a 3 year contract for voice service. (This does not include Bluetooth headsets). Jabra Bluetooth headsets recommended by Yealink, are for sale on Amazon starting from $19.95.