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# 75384 17-Jan-2011 21:12
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Well actually, I need a set: a central unit with answerphone, and two more handsets.

I'll only have to plug the main unit into a phone jack, right?

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  # 428234 17-Jan-2011 22:00
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Correct, Only the base would need a line connection.

Rather nice looking, huge range and well featured cordless: Uniden XDECT R055 +2 

OR 

Uniden R035BT Which lets you use your Bluetooth mobile phone as a handset as-well


 



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  # 428273 17-Jan-2011 23:37
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Those are a little pricey for what I'm after. I don't really need all those features.

the Uniden Elite 9035+2 was looking great until I saw some reviews. Seems that looks are all it has going for it...


 
 
 
 


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  # 428276 18-Jan-2011 00:00
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The uniden with the repeater in the remote charging bases I tried was a shocker. Less echo talking in a cave, would swap out to some strange hiss sound sometimes and it had the worst ergonomics of any phone I have seen in a while.




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  # 428367 18-Jan-2011 11:25
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dont get fooled by cheap cordless phones, sound quality is poor on the cheap models

at the moment i'm using the panasonic KX-TG8323NZB (triple pack) awesome phone

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  # 428411 18-Jan-2011 13:04
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Definitely steer well clear of the Uniden Elite 9035 model.  We had one in the middle of last year for a couple of months and it was appalling - horrendous echo, people on the other end would sometimes not be able to hear us, and calls randomly disconnected.  After going through the usual warranty replacement process (during which Uniden tested it and said 'no problem found') we ended up getting a refund from the store we bought it from (the manager of that store even tried it on his own line and experienced the same problem, confirming we weren't going mad!).

We then bought the Panasonic KX-TG8328NZB triple pack (like mrphil), and haven't looked back since.  Put simply, it works (although it does have some rather strange options for the ring-tone!).

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  # 428415 18-Jan-2011 13:08
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I use the Uniden Elite 9035 +1 and it's great. The base sits in the kitchen with a satellite upstairs in our bedroom. Call quality is awesome, phone features are good, and the answerphone works as it should. Best of all the handsets are super slim and a decent size in your hand - not a fan of those tiny handsets.

http://www.uniden.co.nz/NEW_ZEALAND/p_elite9035_1_index.asp



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  # 428764 19-Jan-2011 11:26
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OK, I'm definitely steering towards the KX-TG8323NZB triple pack now. Where can I get an additional handset? (looks like I'll be needing 4 now)

 
 
 
 




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  # 443342 25-Feb-2011 11:12
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I've got the KX-TG8328NZB now.

Those of you that also have it, is there any way to turn off the screen backlights on the handsets while they are sitting in their bases/chargers?

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  # 443388 25-Feb-2011 13:30
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get something that doesn't run on the same frequency as your wireless router, or you will regret it.



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  # 443439 25-Feb-2011 16:06
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KX-TG8328NZB is 1.8GHz, it's the 5.8GHz phones that are the issue, aren't they?

It doesn't really matter to me though, as I've just installed a CAT6 wired network.

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  # 443467 25-Feb-2011 18:06
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Oubadah: KX-TG8328NZB is 1.8GHz, it's the 5.8GHz phones that are the issue, aren't they?

It doesn't really matter to me though, as I've just installed a CAT6 wired network.


and i think some 2.4ghz




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  # 443528 25-Feb-2011 21:39
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As experienced in ChCh - get a phone that doesnt require power to operate in the event of a cut. eg get a hard wired base set with cordless extensions

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  # 443529 25-Feb-2011 21:45
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SpookyAwol: As experienced in ChCh - get a phone that doesnt require power to operate in the event of a cut. eg get a hard wired base set with cordless extensions


+1 just have a crusty single phone that doesnt need power, then have the flash 4 pack for luxury




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  # 443540 25-Feb-2011 22:30
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SpookyAwol: As experienced in ChCh - get a phone that doesnt require power to operate in the event of a cut. eg get a hard wired base set with cordless extensions


The corded one in the base of a friends flash cordless system doesn't let you dial out if there is no power, the keypad is dead. Stupid design there.




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