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#262080 4-Jan-2020 11:57
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Many moons back, I had a cordless 3-phone set that, as well as showing the caller's number (as do my aging Unidens), they could be programmed to sound a different ring tone for certain incoming numbers.

 

Like the 'Jaws' theme for the mother-in-law, LOL. In which case I could choose to ignore it 😇

 

(That's an exaggeration, of course. The Jaws theme wasn't in the repertoire)

 

Anyone run across something like this? There's a Panasonic that speaks the incoming number between rings (according to the blurb), but that might be tricky if a visitor were to hear it.

 

Like,

 

"Why do you want to know who's calling?"

 

"Um..."

 

Another option could be for the phone to display the name of the caller, as well as the number, but I found the unique ringtone to be a very convenient method.





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My Panasonic phone shows the callers name if matched from the address book ...

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  #2384977 4-Jan-2020 13:16
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Uniden phones have been doing that for many years. 





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  #2385005 4-Jan-2020 15:09
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I use a Uniden DECT 3136BT dual handset with answer phone. It allows you to set different ringtones to different numbers in the address book. It’s called “Personal Ring”.

 

I bought it from Harvey Norman about 3 years ago.




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  #2385032 4-Jan-2020 16:24
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MadEngineer: Thanks, which model?

 

RayTaylor: "Uniden phones have been doing that for many years." Not what I asked.

 

Dynamike: Thanks for that, exactly what I wanted to know. I'll look for the model.





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  #2385080 4-Jan-2020 16:52
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geekIT:

RayTaylor: "Uniden phones have been doing that for many years." Not what I asked.


With all due respect, that's exactly what you asked.
Some Uniden phones can do what you want.




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  #2385121 4-Jan-2020 20:36
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geekIT:

 

MadEngineer: Thanks, which model?

 

RayTaylor: "Uniden phones have been doing that for many years." Not what I asked.

 

Dynamike: Thanks for that, exactly what I wanted to know. I'll look for the model.

 

Probably every model since 1999?  Mines a kx-tg7301 i believe

 

Picture 1 of 1

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Panasonic-Kx-tg7301-Main-DECT-Single-Digital-Cordless-Telephone-Black/1939788145


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  #2385259 5-Jan-2020 02:10
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Is there a landline that connects to Google contacts?

 
 
 
 


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  #2385279 5-Jan-2020 09:26
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Kiwifruta: Is there a landline that connects to Google contacts?


I don't know but Panasonic do have a bluetooth cellular cordless kx-tg7653azb that allows up to 600 contacts to be transferred from a mobile to the phonebook. That phone allows contacts to be assigned 1 of 3 groups and each group can have a different ring. Some other Panasonic allow more groups. After the 1st few assignments you'd probably have trouble remembering who was who.

Most phones have downloadable user manuals, I'd recommend picking something that looked suitable on price or obvious features and reading the manual before buying. The salesperson will just pluck answers out of thin air and get it wrong.



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  #2385302 5-Jan-2020 10:29
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Seems my original post and question was too cluttered, so I'll try again:

 

I'm looking for a 3x unit cordless phone that can assign a different ringtone to specific callers.

 

I'm not talking about caller display - that feature is certainly included on almost all cordless phones.

 

But assignable ringtones? Not that I'm aware of. The feature is definitely not on my current Uniden Dect 8115, or the model I had before that.

 

I had a HDD crash last year that wiped out a lot of docs, but I think the phone I once owned, that had assignable caller ringtones, was a Uniden DSS-2415.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2385304 5-Jan-2020 10:57
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geekIT:

 

Seems my original post and question was too cluttered, so I'll try again:

 

I'm looking for a 3x unit cordless phone that can assign a different ringtone to specific callers.

 

I'm not talking about caller display - that feature is certainly included on almost all cordless phones.

 

But assignable ringtones? Not that I'm aware of. The feature is definitely not on my current Uniden Dect 8115, or the model I had before that.

 

I had a HDD crash last year that wiped out a lot of docs, but I think the phone I once owned, that had assignable caller ringtones, was a Uniden DSS-2415.

 

 

 

 

We have the Uniden XDECT8315 https://uniden.co.nz/product/xdect-8315-1/. This is a 2 handset pack but you can buy additional handsets. We received a 3rd handset as part of one of Uniden's promotions.

 

I have it set up with different ring tones, so when I call home from my mobile it sounds a certain ring-tune and likewise have different ring-tunes allocated to other family members.

 

 


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  #2385309 5-Jan-2020 11:03
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Had a quick look, these ones have it listed in the manual:
DECT 3236
XDECT 8355
ELITE 9135




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  #2385317 5-Jan-2020 11:19
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Kiwifruta: Is there a landline that connects to Google contacts?
you'd be looking for an android dect phone, examples on this page from 2014:

 

https://www.ligo.co.uk/blog/best-android-home-phones/


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  #2385328 5-Jan-2020 11:50
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geekIT:

 

RayTaylor: "Uniden phones have been doing that for many years." Not what I asked.

 

 

Read that way to me. 

 

geekIT:

 

But assignable ringtones? Not that I'm aware of. The feature is definitely not on my current Uniden Dect 8115, or the model I had before that.

 

 


If your model is the Uniden XDECT 8115 (I cant find a non-X model) then its on page 16 of the instruction manual

 

"Personal Ring" 
"Turn on personal ring so you can assign a special ring tone to people in your phonebook. With Caller ID, this handset uses the assigned tone when the person calls"

 

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/809241/Uniden-Xdect-8115-Series.html?page=16#manual

 

 

 

If you are wanting a 3-handset system, it will be a matter of checking the manuals for the current models on display at harvey norman or noel leeming. My suggestion is to start with the uniden phones because its a standard feature. 
If you cant find one, then it appears the personal ring function is a handset function rather than a base function. So you could just buy a secondary handset (that does have the function) and charger-only cradle in the dect or xdect range and then assign it to the master base of the single-phone kit. 

Some phones when inserted into the master cradle will re-assign or link themselves together to make the process easy. So you cant use a second phone with another master base otherwise each time you recharge the phone, it may loose its link to the actual master base with the incoming line connection. 





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  #2385332 5-Jan-2020 12:03
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KiwiHarry: Thanks, I'll check it out.

 

AndrewNZ: Cheers, I'll have a look at the manuals.

 

RayTaylor: Thanks for the tip. I hadn't bothered finding an 8115 manual because there was no mention of the feature on the box or in it's menu. But the 3 phones have failing batteries anyway, which is why I decided to put that cost into a newer model. 





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