Difference Between 7971G and 7970G

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Feb 22nd, 2007

Both look the same and both have the same large color display. What does the 7971G offer over the 7970G?

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mchandak Thu, 02/22/2007 - 17:11

the main diff btw both of them is that 7971 has a Gig port whereas 7970 has a 100 Mb port

Frozen2007 Thu, 02/22/2007 - 17:13

Ahh, I see. I thought there were two models of the 7941. The 7971G and the 7971-GE (gigabit). There is only one I assume and that is the 7871-GE?

mchandak Thu, 02/22/2007 - 17:31

yeps ... only 7970 and 7971 has this naming, all other phones dont have anything such. I know it can get a little confusing at times :-)

Frozen2007 Thu, 02/22/2007 - 19:15

I see, but they are essentially the same phones, but the 7971 has gigabyte ethernet support?

rob.huffman Fri, 02/23/2007 - 06:17

Hi Peter,

Like Mahesh said, the only difference is that the 7971G-GE has a 10/100/1000 (Gig) port. Here is a good clip from the product documentation;

The 7971G-GE **Gigabit Ethernet** IP phone is "feature identical" to the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970G. It also includes a backlit, high-resolution color touch-screen display (320 x 234, 12-bit display with 4096 colors) for easy access to communication information, timesaving applications, and features. It also helps customers and developers deliver more innovative and productivity-enhancing Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications to the display.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7971G-GE


Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970G


Hope this helps!



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