[kwlug-disc] (DECT) Cordless Phones?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon May 10 10:06:44 EDT 2010


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> What are people using for cordless phones these days?
>
> I presume DECT, as 1.9GHz, staying away from the 2.x & 5 GHz wi-fi ranges.
>

You are right!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Enhanced_Cordless_Telecommunications

I have not noticed so far that my current phone is 1.9GHz. It is DECT. The
predecessor (a few months ago) had its batteries die, and it was more
expensive to replace them on all 3 handsets rather that buying a new one.

This means I *can* use 5GHz if I need it.


> I presume I'm fantasizing to hope for colour display, lots of (CHEAP!)
> handsets, and answering systems with usb connectors to copy incoming
> messages to .wav (or something) files. [i.e. Land line bridging phone until
> VoIP/Asterisk.]
>
> Let alone cell or voip (inter-?) compatibility for future proofing?
>
> I won't even mention 2 line (mind you, 1 of the two could be voip), or ip,
> instead of usb, connectible.
>
> Current favs or best one can do for the moment?
>

Mine is just a normal phone with an answering machine. No color stuff, no
VoIP, ...etc.
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