Mixing / Testing New Phone with Older Different Brand Phones

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Our office currently uses a mix of Polycom 335, 550 and 650 phones. I'd like to test out the Cisco 8861 phone to see if it will be a good upgrade for all our users. Can I replace my Polycom 650 with the 8861 and still be able to operate within our phone pool? (Make, Answer, transfer, see Presence, etc) Essentially I need to test out the 8861 without cutting myself out of the ring group etc.
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Yes, the 8861 is supported and on the auto provisioning list so you should have the same functionality.  The end point will not change the internal ring group config ETC..

Should not be an issue


Chuck Fuscone
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