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Topic # 201704 30-Aug-2016 16:54
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I just wondered is there is any way to extend the signal from a base cordless handset? We have a second handset out in an external office - probably only 10-15 metres from where the base handset is located (in the kitchen) and we find it can cause cut outs during conversations using the office handset.  I've seen pricey repeaters for sale, and hope there's a more financially viable route to go?

 

 

 

Any help greatly appreciated.  :)


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  Reply # 1619794 30-Aug-2016 17:29
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Respositioning the base station (higher if possible) to avoid obstacles is the easiest method.

Buying a better phone is probably simpler than using an extender.

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  Reply # 1619803 30-Aug-2016 18:18
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There used to be one from either uniden or panasonic that was a dual line cordless that could have up to 6 repeater and handsets, if I recall it was about $250 from warehouse stationery.

 

I cant see it on their website.

 

If I recall you could daisy chain the repeaters to get down the back of a warehouse or something like that. The repeater was also a phone charger.

 

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  Reply # 1619881 30-Aug-2016 20:22
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Most vendors make DECT repeaters, but many cheap and nasty phones such as Uniden won't work with them. Good phones such as higher end Panasonic, Gigaset etc will all work.

 

 


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  Reply # 1619988 30-Aug-2016 22:52
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The fritz box with a fritz Fon can have another fritz box of certain models used as a section repeater. That is the solution I had to use VoIP around the house. Gave up and just forwarded the VoIP number to a sim card so I only had one small device to carry not a giant defy cordless and a cellphone.

But keep an eye on Trademe for dect repeaters. I had a pair of them for some cordless phone in the past. Were cheap to get the package with a bust cordless and base.

Edit: those were doro cordless and repeaters. Worked well enough till handsets failed. Couldn't use those repeaters on the fritz base tho.




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  Reply # 1620000 31-Aug-2016 00:23
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Uniden X-Dect

 

You can buy extra repeaters and chain 6 of them together to roam multiple kilometres away.

 

You can buy an X-Dect kit from harvy norman which has two or three handsets, a master base and a repeater unit.

 

http://uniden.co.nz/NEW_ZEALAND/p_index_telecomunications_long_range.asp





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  Reply # 1620022 31-Aug-2016 07:21
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We've been using the Uniden X-Dect for about 8 months now.

 

Bought it - on sale from Warehouse Stationery - to replace an older Panasonic system. Base, one handset and an extra repeater.

 

Works well, would buy again.


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  Reply # 1620075 31-Aug-2016 09:15
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What model phone do you currently have Woodson?


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  Reply # 1620105 31-Aug-2016 10:26
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Is it an older model? Seems these days all cordless phones have ungodly reception ranges. Our work ones still work in the car park across the otherwise of a wide road, my Panasonic at home works in the far reaches of my garden with the base station sitting on a steel shelf.



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  Reply # 1620115 31-Aug-2016 11:03
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illicit:

 

What model phone do you currently have Woodson?

 

 

 

 

They are a Panasonic triple set - KX-TG2723


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  Reply # 1620119 31-Aug-2016 11:21
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Panasonic sell a twin handset pack with repeater; the added advantage of this is that it also has Bluetooth, so mobile calls can be made and received on the cordless phones (a feature on my Panasonic phones that I love).

 

http://www.panasonic.com/nz/consumer/household/telephones/twin-handsets/kx-tg7652azb.html

 

Not cheap (starting at $250), but phones are something places like NLs often have at significant reduction.

 

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=1243859

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1620200 31-Aug-2016 13:28
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There is an optional range extender from Panasonic  for your model but i dont see it listed in NZ in my quick google

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  Reply # 1620205 31-Aug-2016 13:35
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illicit:

 

There is an optional range extender from Panasonic  for your model but i dont see it listed in NZ in my quick google

Good luck

 

 

According to specs for this, on an NZ site: "The extender is compatible with KX-TGA7500/6500/4000 series cordless phones." - it doesn't mention a 2000 series, which I imagine mine is (kx-tg2723)


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  Reply # 1620658 1-Sep-2016 09:30
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The instruction manual pdf on the panasonic website lists that part number for an optional extender




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  Reply # 1620728 1-Sep-2016 10:23
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illicit:

 

The instruction manual pdf on the panasonic website lists that part number for an optional extender

 

 

 

 

So it does! Might be the answer, and at a reasonable cost. Thanks!




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  Reply # 1620730 1-Sep-2016 10:24
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions, folks.  Much appreciated.


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