Convert any Cisco IP Phone from sccp to sip???

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Sep 19th, 2009

If 7960, 7961 and 7965 with sccp image.

I found a doc at cisco website about convert sccp to sip for 7940/7060.

I guess my question is that can this step apply to 7961 and 7965 or the rest of 79xx series model???

I found other website that show up how to convert sccp to sip also:


I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Paolo Bevilacqua about 7 years 2 months ago

In short, yes.

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requiem1114 Sat, 09/19/2009 - 20:44


Can I use those phones for 3rd party SIP call control environment after convert??

I saw 7940/60 has 3rd party firmware from cisco download website. But I dont see 3rd party firmware for 7961 or 7965.


Paolo Bevilacqua Sun, 09/20/2009 - 02:29

I think using cisco phones with 3party is a bad idea. You end up with many problems and do not use the many features of the phone. For example SIP loads do not support localization. Moreover I cannot get the 7941 phone to work with 3CX currently, and I'm ready to drop the ball.

If you want a simple and economic solution, use CCME on any router. It does a lot more than the "low cost solutions", is more stable, better documented and constantly evolving.

Paolo Bevilacqua Sun, 09/20/2009 - 12:37

Virtual PBX hosted solutions all have issues, go ahead and try. BTW cisco phones don't support STUN so working with NAT is a nightmare.

You will find that $600 for a 2801 is very well spent money for a full-featured and robust PBX.

CUE is not mandatory.

Paolo Bevilacqua Mon, 09/21/2009 - 00:26

Yes you need CUE for voice mail.

What I've found is that in this world of email, SMS and cellphones, many customers do happily without vmail. At least in EU.


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