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Topic # 18308 5-Jan-2008 21:57
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Just a quick question.

if i get the PAP2T for VFX then put a relativly decent phone on it. can I still use all of the VFX services, Such as 3 way calling?

Can i put a cordless phone onto it?

What would be a suitable phone to connect to it?

Thanks!




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  Reply # 103104 5-Jan-2008 23:23
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You can use any phone on it and get all the features (except caller ID if your phone does not have an LCD Tongue out).  I suggest getting a DECT cordless phone, they are good on battery life and get no (and causes no) interference.  The 2.4GHz etc. phones use "free for all" frequency bands, and the higher the frequency the more power they use to get the same range.  We have 3 DECT handsets through our home running off one base station, and get about 100m range.




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  Reply # 103123 6-Jan-2008 10:17
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I recommend the Panasonic DECT phones. Some of the Uniden ones run on 2.4GHz, and I've had a few voice quality issues with the Unidens too.




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  Reply # 103125 6-Jan-2008 10:23
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coffeebaron: I recommend the Panasonic DECT phones. Some of the Uniden ones run on 2.4GHz, and I've had a few voice quality issues with the Unidens too.


All DECT phones are 1.8GHz. However Uniden thought that they would be clever and call their 2.4GHz range WDECT. So if you go for uniden stay away from the WDECT phones.
Panasonic do not make as bigger difference from their phones, they are all 'gigarange' the onyl way you will know is by looking at the model number, it is the same with Uniden too.

If it starts with a 1 it is 1.8, if it starts with a 2 or 3 it is 2.4 and finally a 5 or 7 is 5.8. There are a couple of exceptions though.



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  Reply # 103320 7-Jan-2008 13:11
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I would suggest avoiding unidens alltogether. The one mum has takes 3 rings of the telecom line before the handset is ringing and showing who is calling, It clearly isnt lag in the RF since it comes up 1 new call on the screen before the handset starts ringing, and the way it does the ringing on the handset makes it impossible to tell if its a faxability call without letting it ring 2 more times, so thats 5 rings before you know if to answer it or not which is about how long most people wait before giving up IME.

Uniden were totally dismissive of this and couldnt see how it was a problem at all. Not good support IMO.

Oh, and a panasonic handset on the same uniden base station rings immediatly.




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  Reply # 103326 7-Jan-2008 13:24
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richms: I would suggest avoiding unidens alltogether.

We have a Uniden DSS 5.8GHz system and it works extremely well with clarity equivalent to a wired phone.  Range is about 100 metres with a lot of other 2.x GHz stuff (WiFi and Kordia Extend Wireless broadband) working in the immediate vicinity, hence the reason for choosing 5.8GHz.

Both handsets ring immediately when a call comes in, and also show the Caller ID after the first ring, same as the wired phones I have.

After hearing some bad things about Uniden analogue cordless phones, I have nothing but praise for their DSS series.



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  Reply # 103357 7-Jan-2008 16:02
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We have 2 Cordless Uniden Handsets operating off the 1 base station on your main landline, there the 1.8ghz model which is what we need in our house as it is better for our house as it is solid concrete block.

How do you make a confrence call in the situation of eitha of the phones that I linked before?




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  Reply # 103359 7-Jan-2008 16:08
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Use the hook flash or push the talk buuton , this will give you dial tone then you can dial the number you like when they answer you can push the button again, this should join the 3 parties together.




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  Reply # 103381 7-Jan-2008 17:35
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Great! Thanks Maverick!

Now is just the mat6ter of getting dad into the car and going and getting the gear. :D

and that shouldnt be too hard. :D

Thanks Everyone!




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