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# 100736 17-Apr-2012 22:48
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Hi There!

Looking at replacing some Panasonic cordless phones with DECT 6.0 Models, but I am a little confused, some sites talk about 1.9 and others 1.8 ranges, but both are WiFi Friendly.

I presume DECT 6 is the standard of phone we should be looking at?

We have had both Uniden and Panasonic in the past, and the biggest drawbacks for both are the batteries seem to need replacing every 12 months or even less. The Panasonic DECT 6 are about half the price of the Uniden.

Happy to get any feedback or experiences anyone can offer.

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  # 610877 17-Apr-2012 23:06
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We've got uniden 5.8ghz phones at home and the two line version at work.
Never had any issues with them.
Had to replace the batteries in the home handsets after about three years but just got a pair of them off trademe for under $ 20.



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  # 610880 17-Apr-2012 23:09
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Yah the Panasonics we have now are 5.8 and I thought if we were to replace them we would look at DECT6

 
 
 
 


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  # 610897 17-Apr-2012 23:45
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Dect6 is a brand, not the frequency. Make sure you don't get confused by this.



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  # 610901 17-Apr-2012 23:53
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Yes, operates in the 1.8 and 1.9 GHz frequency, but the phones I can find in NZ are 1.8 and the documentation I frequently have been finding commonly refers to 1.9. Does NZ not use 1.9?

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  # 610919 18-Apr-2012 06:26
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DECT 6.0 uses slightly higher 1.8/1.9GHz frequcies than regular DECT. It's nothing but a marketing phrase coined for the introduction of DECT into the US market.

DECT6.0 compatible phones aren't compatible with regular DECT phones, ie you can't interchange handsets and bases like you can with GAP support in DECT.

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  # 610985 18-Apr-2012 09:02
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I've found that the Siemens Gigasets would be hard to beat for speech quality and reliability with Panasonic coming next..




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