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# 177862 16-Aug-2015 19:19
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Hi folks,

My S68H handsets are finally giving up the ghost. One has a really faint earpiece and the other turns off when dropped.

There don't seem to be many replacement handsets around for GIGASET. The A420 might or might not be in stock.

The other option is to pick up cheap UNIDEN or similar DECT handsets and pair them with the Gigaset.

Is anyone doing this? In reality the advanced feature set of the S68H such as Bluetooth doesn't get used. We just need a basic caller ID and address book.

Cheers, Matt.




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  # 1367729 17-Aug-2015 08:53
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You've got callerID? 




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I don't have a Gigaset, but I suspect you might find that Uniden handsets don't work at all (their DECT implementation by my understanding is terrible) and that you might have trouble with Caller ID\address book with other cheaper DECT handsets (such as panasonics) - at least that was my experience trying to get something cheaper working with Fritzbox as DECT base station.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1367817 17-Aug-2015 10:54
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In my experience of interop between different DECT manufacturers you will almost always be able to complete a GAP registration and make a basic voice call, however you may find that the normal ring-tone doesn't sound (on my A580 with a Snom M9 base all we get as a single 'clonk' type noise from the speaker, no ring-tone), and that other features such as caller-ID and base feature settings (incl IP setup) don't work.

 

It all depends on the particular models and your needs. If your time & sanity is worth more to you than a few dollars then you might be well advised to just get a new handset and base combo like the SIP-W52P from the likes of Ascent.

Or you could use those unused Bluetooth features on your existing handset to work around the physical problems with the built-in speaker by using a headset :)

 

Hope this helps,
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Hi
 
In my experience of interop between different DECT manufacturers you will almost always be able to complete a GAP registration and make a basic voice call, however you may find that the normal ring-tone doesn't sound (on my A580 with a Snom M9 base all we get as a single 'clonk' type noise from the speaker, no ring-tone), and that other features such as caller-ID and base feature settings (incl IP setup) don't work.

 

It all depends on the particular models and your needs. If your time & sanity is worth more to you than a few dollars then you might be well advised to just get a new handset and base combo like the SIP-W52P from the likes of Ascent.

Or you could use those unused Bluetooth features on your existing handset to work around the physical problems with the built-in speaker by using a headset :)

 

Hope this helps,
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  # 1371914 22-Aug-2015 08:15

Hi Interested in your take on DECT handsets and Fritxbox..I just installed Fritxbox and bought Panansonic KG T2723 Dect 6 phones.They register and thats about it.Using them wirelessly and Fritz as a base station. Once registered the phones lose half their menu ...No caller iD,.no date and time and no message recorder (apart from the fritxbox one).Took it back to shop they gave me exchange and next set did the same.Ranfg 2D several times and they couldnt help.
DO u know if they are compatible or what phones are compatible.?
Desparate for answers.
Thanks

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  # 1371936 22-Aug-2015 09:29
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Hadley at nicegear seems to have the 510H handset in stock, and may be able to source the 630H. 

https://nicegear.co.nz/siemens/

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  # 1371947 22-Aug-2015 10:14
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Do you want a SIP DECT unit? Or just pstn?
I would stick with gigaset for pstn lines.
But for SIP DECT go for the Yealink W52. Or if you want greater coverage and need to run more phones the Uniden EXP1240 but that is getting more in to the commercial side of things.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1371996 22-Aug-2015 13:21
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Hi folks,

Thanks for all the replies.

This is only for VOIP. I managed to grab a couple of C610H handsets from Snappernet. All sorted! It all just works and they were in stock so it probably saved hours of hassles trying to get other DECT handsets working.

Cheers, Matt.




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