[kwlug-disc] (DECT) Cordless Phones?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon May 10 10:43:07 EDT 2010


Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists account) wrote, On 05/10/2010 10:09 AM:
> On Monday, May 10, 2010 09:56:46 am unsolicited 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.
> 
> I'm currently using a 900MHz (I think?) Panasonic that's served me well, but 
> it's time for a new one.
> 
> My wishlist is DECT 6.0, two lines (not two sets on the same damn line!) and 
> Panasonic, if possible. I love their cordless phones.
> 
> KX-TG9382T. I swear that Canada Computers had these, but their website claims 
> not.  I don't fully trust their website, though. :-)
> 
>> 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.]
> 
> I don't care about a colour display, but two handsets, two lines (for 
> Asterisk, of course!) and a long and unfulfilled wish for Bluetooth are on my 
> list along with a really good battery life.

Many (CHEAP!) handsets are important for me - with my hearing, they're 
more remote ringers than anything else. Cheaper than real standalone 
ringers.

I've tried bluetooth on the cell, and will use it if driven, but I 
find a normal corded headset better / more comfortable. Besides, 
batteries get low, just pick up another handset and swap the headset - 
no futzing with bluetooth.

Just wish darn 'backup' corded base stations would come with headset 
jacks, for Pete's (or anybody else's) sake.



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