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Topic # 31212 9-Mar-2009 09:06
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Hi all,

We are operating a mechanical workshop - which as you can imagine gets pretty noisy at times.
We need to get some telecommunications in there and are pondering the best options.
Currently we have some spare Vodafone connections - which we don't want to cancel (too much $$) - so instead of getting in landlines, we thought we would use the mobile phone. But our issue is that the ringer is not loud enough.

Does anyone know of a handset/cradle option where a cradle can have a built-in speaker which rings 'really loudly' when the phone is in the cradle?

Or even an external ringer which works on bluetooth or even better - Wifi?

Or any other option to alert the whole workshop when the mobile phone rings....?



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  Reply # 200015 9-Mar-2009 09:27
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Where abouts are you based? There are some options using fixed wireless terminals, that you can hook a standard land-line + loud ringer into. Do you need them for sending / receiving text as well? (NB: easy if just for voice).

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  Reply # 200022 9-Mar-2009 09:33
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We're based in Mangere, Auckland.
The phone is only used for making and receiving calls - no texting.

We are trying to avoid paying for a landline when we have a number of disused mobile connections sitting around. The guys won't keep the mobile in their pocket as they are often rolling around underneath vehicles and will either break it or not be able to answer it. The ideal is to have the phone sitting in a cradle which has a loud speaker - or even better a wireless unit which magically detects when the phone is ringing and rings with it....bluetooth? Wifi?

Any ideas - or alternatives are welcome. At the end of the day, I can always bite the bullet and get a landline and plug in a loud ringer...



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  Reply # 200024 9-Mar-2009 09:35
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I've found this so far :

Requires the cellphone to sit in it the cradle...can't find anything which looks like it's in NZ though.

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  Reply # 200042 9-Mar-2009 10:42
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How about talking to Vodafone to see if they still offer these home phone adaptors?;ATG_SESSION_ID=dy6yJ04Qzh1kpdph44y9lz2gdZmF67NKyYZpzRnH0t8nvQpnJ7pS!840046266!77342143?selectionKey=homephone&skuId=sku510110&voucherCode=

Plug a set of extension bells on it along with your phone and it should be loud enough.

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