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Topic # 222580 18-Aug-2017 19:46
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We currently have a Uniden R055+1 plugged into an ATA connected to Conversant which we use for our Land line. It doesn't get a lot of use, but it can be useful from time to time. It has a speakerphone on the base. The problem is the batteries don't last very long and despite having 2 handsets one or both is almost always flat making using it a pain. Replaced the batteries and didn't really improve.  We have a similar Panasonic system upstairs and it's pretty much the same (worse). My wife has a Uniden headset (Bluetooth I think) connected to it. 

 

We are wondering about switching to a different solution, maybe a Yealink, but I can't seem to find a solution that would give her hands-free headset functionality as well. 

 

We want the same functionality that we have where we can answer the ringing line from any phone. 

 

It would be ideal if the base had a handsfree function.

 

I am wondering if perhaps we got a couple of decent but inexpensive smartphones, with Bluetooth and ideally wireless charging that we could connect up instead?

 

 

 

Thoughts?


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  Reply # 1849447 20-Aug-2017 20:52
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Wow apparently I am the only person trying to do this ever :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1849477 20-Aug-2017 21:12
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We have a Uniden R055 with 4x extensions fed by a Cisco SPA112 ATA and found that many of the cheap replacement batteries sold on Trademe were rubbish. Keep away from the $3 to $4 ones and buy some better ones and they should last a lot longer between charges and between replacements. I use the R055 because it does 2x lines at once which is handy with a home based business. 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1849489 20-Aug-2017 21:20
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Spong:

 

We have a Uniden R055 with 4x extensions fed by a Cisco SPA112 ATA and found that many of the cheap replacement batteries sold on Trademe were rubbish. Keep away from the $3 to $4 ones and buy some better ones and they should last a lot longer between charges and between replacements. I use the R055 because it does 2x lines at once which is handy with a home based business. 

 

 

Do you have a link to the ones you purchased?


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  Reply # 1849492 20-Aug-2017 21:28
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I replaced our uniden phones with Panasonics and have had a much better experience with them.  (Through a Linksys PAPT ATA)

 

My "desk" phone is a Yealink T21 which I've been really happy with - this allows one of the RJ style headsets to be connected (I haven't tried it so cannot comment on it there).

 

When at work, I use an X-Lite softphone, which allows me to use whatever headset I'm using at work.

 

My current wish is to replace our cordless phones with some Panasonic VoIP phones - this would allow me to drop the ATA and also each "handset" can be allocated as a phone line.  (I.e. I can be on one and the wife could use another).

 

My previous panasonics also allowed a corded headset to be plugged into them, which was really handy.


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The Trademe seller I used doesn't list them anymore, but these ones here are identically labelled, and have the exact same heatshrink. I can only guess whether they are as good as the ones I got. Mine came with a 12 mth warranty, but no warranty mentioned here.  

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/phone-fax/cordless-phones/auction-1396762468.htm

 

 

 

 

 

These ones come with 12mth warranty:

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/batteries/rechargeable/other/auction-1394910019.htm

 

 


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  Reply # 1849503 20-Aug-2017 21:41
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Oh, forgot to mention - the panasonics I've had in the last few years have all been powered by AAA batteries - not a proprietary battery system, found that much easier when replacing batteries.

 

This is the Panasonic Cordless VoIP system I was thinking of going to: https://nicegear.co.nz/cordless/panasonic-kxtgp600-cordless-ip-phone-base/ (Looking at the manual, the handset supports 2.5mm headsets


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  Reply # 1849511 20-Aug-2017 22:04
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Dect setup here I have been using for  several years:

 

Panasonic base phone KX-TG6461NZ

 

Panasonic portable phones (3x)  KX-TGA641AZ

 

ATA SPA2102 with 2Talk and HG659 on VDSL.

 

Speaker phone mode is fantastic.

 

Portable phones work 40m from base phone around my property.

 

Have never replaced the AAA batteries. Have never found the batteries flat. Can talk for ages on the portable phone.

 

Base phone has pretty good speaker phone.

 

My wife uses the portable phones in the kitchen while multi-tasking.... :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1849567 21-Aug-2017 05:58
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Your choices of IP DECT phones with Bluetooth built-in is super limited.
I would take a punt and say the Gigaset handset is the only one readily available in NZ. Also can't think of a single DECT solution where the base is anything more than just an access point.
You have much more to choose from using an ATA and analogue DECT handsets.

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