I am working in a small business that, in a small dusty closet, has a merlin 410 control unit that organizes the calls that are distributed to and made by 4 merlin 3160-111 handsets.
We want to now move over to use VOIP and cast this old technology into the fires of Mordor.
We have in place cable internet that is broadcast wirelessly to the pc's in the office. So, I am presuming that this will be as easy as contacting AT&T or vonage or whoever and getting them to send us a VOIP box which we can pass our cable through and then plug the phones we need into this box.
Will the existing Merlin handsets be able to plug into the VOIP box or do you think we will have to invest in completely new phones?
I am presuming, when we have the VOIP box plugged into the router and the new phones off this (we will be keeping the old numbers if we can) ... then what do we do with the Merlin 410 in the closet? I presume we can just turn it off and unbolt it from the wall and chuck it in the bin or is this rather simplistic?
Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated as I am clueless about such old systems like this merlin thing. Basically, what's the best way of moving from the merlin system to voip i suppose is what i'm asking (we don't mind the handsets really so if we can use these with the voip then that would be ok).