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Cordless phone w/multiple handsets
Does anyone have any experience with cordless phones that come with
multiple handsets? That type of system would work great for us in our new
house as the phone jack in at least one room, if not two, is not where we
would like to put a phone. Any recommendations? For what it's worth, we
have a wireless network at home and I understand that plays into the
picture in terms of interference and/or security issues. Thanks!
We have a Uniden Dual Handset phone. I like having the charger
that is independent of the phone line, so I have it in another
room from the base/charger.
However, the one BIG drawback to us is that you can NOT talk on
both handsets at the same time. If you want to transfer from one
handset to the other, it works fine, but otherwise I consider
that a drawback to the system. My husband and I like to both be
on the phone with our children/grandchildren, so we have to use
another phone in addition.
One other plus is the possibility of using an ear piece and using
it handsfree. This works well.
Recently tried the AT&T and Uniden 2.4Ghz w/two handsets @
CostCo. My wife did not like the sound of the AT&T, we have the
Uniden now and it's fine, but we are considering a wireless
network and my brother (who does market research on consumer
electronics) says that wireless networks also use 2.4Ghz so they
will interfere. So, I'll probably take the Uniden back.
There is good advice for these products available at
epinions.com and amazon.com.
I have had one for about 6 weeks that I got at Radio Shack. The
main phone is in my bedroom and the auxiliary handset is out in my
detached garage. So far I think it's really great. The reception
on the garage phone is just as good as any other phone in the
house, and I like that it is so compact.
I felt compelled to write since we are in your exact situation
and tried about 4 phone systems before we were happy. We have
a wireless network too. The Vtech 5400 (good reviews) worked
well interms of interference but had this digital sound so that
you couldn't hear the person on the other end while you were
talking. It was sort of spooky and especially while talking to
someone on a cell phone, you kept worrying that the call got
dropped. Then we tried Vtech 2800 (or something like that) It
was horrible. Returned that too. We tried one other system
too and can't remember the brand but the one we settled on
which we REALLY like is Panosonic. I think it is the 2400/2800
mhz (can't remember exactly) but it is very clear, the handsets
charge up quite long and we installed it onto the wall where
our toddler can't reach it! Also speaker phone on all the
handsets which is much more useful than it seems.
That's my rec!
Happy Panosonic User
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