Is there a way to get older model phones to register with BE3000? We currently have quite a few 7940 phones and would like to re-use at least some of them so that we don't have to upgrade all of them at once. We have upgraded BE to 8.6.4 and upgraded a 7940 phone to 8.1.2. The only option in BE is for a 7942 and when we try to use that we get version error on the phone. Considering the 7942 and 7940 are so similiar is there a way to force this through?
Also, does anyone know if the a full blown version of Call Manager supports 7940s. We went with BE because we are a small business and BE was promoted as a perfect solution for us but if switching to a CallManager server and Unity server would support our legacy phones, the extra expense of purchasing it is much more cost efficient than buying $30,000 worth of new phones.