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#28784 11-Dec-2008 14:56
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We have a Uniden 2 line cordless base unit + one handset.  Extra '2 line' handsets in NZ are very expensive - about 3 times the price in the US of the equivalent item. 

A Uniden CSR I spoke to claimed it was illegal to use a wireless handset from the US in NZ.  Does anyone know if this is correct?

There seems no way a cordless handset can send a power spike or similar down the phone line.  The base unit is the only thing physically connected.  The cordless handset itself connects (wirelessly) only with the base unit.

A PC with a modem would seem to be more of a threat, yet only the modem requires a Telepermit.

It would seem arguable whether a clordless handset could be regarded as being 'connected' to the public phone network?

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  #183535 11-Dec-2008 15:07
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A cordless handset is still a telephone - like a corded handsets its base connects to the landline... Therefore it needs a telepermit.




 

 

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  #183537 11-Dec-2008 15:11
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It could be that the US unit uses different frequencies to connect to the base unit, that, might not be

a - compatible with your base unit,
b - interferers with other equipment.

If that is the case, it could be illegal (as opposed to just against the telecom terms and conditions) to use one in NZ - not due to the telepermit issues, but, due to using the wrong frequency.

 
 
 
 


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  #183538 11-Dec-2008 15:12
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From what I am reading you already have an approved (telepermited) base unit and handset? And all you want to purchase is an extra 2 wireless handsets?

As long as the extra 2 wireless handsets transmit/receive in the same frequency as your existing handset you will not have a problem.

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  #183539 11-Dec-2008 15:14
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Oh, I see... You want to connect the extra handsets, not the base unit...

In this case, if the frequencies are the same it should be ok, regardless. If the units require different frequencies then yes some may not be used in New Zealand as explained.




 

 

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  #183540 11-Dec-2008 15:14
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The base unit is from NZ and has a Telepermit

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  #183546 11-Dec-2008 15:24
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Yes, the US handsets (TCX905) are the same frequency (5.8GHz) & look identical to the NZ item (DSS7905).  The Uniden NZ CSR said some functions may not work, which is possible.  US base unit actually has a few more functions that the NZ one.


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  #183569 11-Dec-2008 16:54
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DS248: We have a Uniden 2 line cordless base unit + one handset.  Extra '2 line' handsets in NZ are very expensive - about 3 times the price in the US of the equivalent item. 




What US price are you looking at? At first glance I see the TCX905 going for around US$30 so you're around NZ$60 before shipping then you have to find a plug pack that works on 230v. DSE have single handsets for $99 or some models on clearance for around $130 that would give you 2 handsets if you don't mind sharing a charging cradle. I paid $70 for a DSS7915+1 set on special from Office Max. The 78xx and 79xx handsets seem interchangable.

 
 
 
 


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  #183582 11-Dec-2008 17:20
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Its usually cheaper to get whole new phones then extra handsets, then just delete one base station from the handset and add the one connected to the phone line.




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  #183588 11-Dec-2008 17:32
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This is a 2 external phoneline system (ie. separate L1 and L2).  AFAIK standard handsets cannot be used - or at least would not provide 2 line functionality. 

The DSS7905 / TCX905 handset has the facility to select L1 or L2 etc, and is dearer.  $129 at DSE.  Cheapest elsewhere (incl shipping etc) seems to be ~$110+.

Price for the TCX905 in the US is as low as $21.  Shipping to NZ would make it less attractive but I will likely be over there next month, so may as well make use of the opportunity (possibly still attractive with shipping, if get 3 units).

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  #183591 11-Dec-2008 17:40
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Just for the record it's a shame you don't have a DECT handset.

Most DECT phones these days are all GAP compliant. This means any other brand of handset that also complies with the GAP specifications can be paired with it. This means you can mix and match and purchase additional handsets without having to replace everything.




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  #183595 11-Dec-2008 17:52
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This is the only '2 line' phone I could locate in NZ.  Not a lot of choice, model-wise.

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  #183596 11-Dec-2008 17:55
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Hmm, my reply got ate it appears.

multiphone systems are cheap as over there, you may want to just get a whole new system.

DECT 6.0 which they use in the states is not compatible with dect here, No reason not to get a whole dect 6.0 system from there, so long as you are ok with swapping out the power supplies for the cradles since they are not switchmode ones normally.

Most of the time the only thing that works when mixing with GAP is making and answering calls, and getting caller ID number showing.

When I tried it, handset number display didnt, scrolling the caller ID list didnt work, etc etc. GAP is pretty weak with what it impliments.




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