Phone Tips and Tricks: Using Headsets with Your NEC Phone

SoundTel presents a series of “Tips and Tricks” that will help you better utilize your phone system. For more Tips and Tricks click here to go to our website support page.

Are you a headset user? I hope so. Studies show headsets reduce neck and back pain while improving productivity. I personally wouldn’t know what to do without my headset.

The following instructions are for setting up a button to control your corded headset on your NEC phone.

Wireless headsets generally use a lifter for you to control the call from the headset top. This allows you to be away from your desk and still answer your call.

Program a Headset Button for Corded Headsets   

NEC Univerge 8100 and NEC IPK II phones

While your phone is idle:

Dial 751

Press the button to be programmed

Enter 05 (zero then five)

Press Speaker

NEC IPK I and older systems

Needs to be programmed by a technician.

Most headsets will work on your phone. We sell and highly recommend Plantronics headsets for their unsurpassed reliability, comfort and sound quality.

So don’t delay, pull that old headset out of your drawer today or call us and order a new one. Your neck will thank you tomorrow!

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Phone: 425.481.5493 or 800.797.3663

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