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  # 1730367 5-Mar-2017 14:28
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sbiddle:
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sbiddle: The only DECT phones I'd personally recommend are Siemens Gigaset. That's not to say there aren't others that are good, but they make fantastic handsets that just work, and work exceptionally well.




I can't wait to replace my Gigaset. Worst cordless phone i've ever used.

Call quality and what not is good - but the UI on the phone, and via the web interface for config is terrible.


Well there is no web interface to worry about on an analogue phone!

 

Yep that's the key.

 

The Gigaset analogue range is superb and just can't be beaten. Their SIP phones are a different story!

 

Only other issue with Gigaset are the lovely distributors we have in NZ.

 

If you want a good basic IP DECT phone the Yealink W56 is dam good.


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  # 1730397 5-Mar-2017 14:54
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surfisup1000:

 

Reading this thread is a laugh. 

 

Some say panasonic is rubbish, some say uniden is rubbish. Then, the same with gigaset, some say it is the bees knees, and others say it is the worst phone out. 

 

This seems to follow the pattern of online reviews . There is no real consensus as to which phones are good and which are not. 

 

 

The problem with Uniden was they flooded the market with terribly designed products. Are they rubbish? That depends how you define rubbish. Virtually nobody else made 2.4GHz handsets except for Uniden so you ended up with tens of thousands of them (they were NZ's biggest selling cordless phone) that were all messing with WiFi. They then decided to launch 5GHz to overcome the limitations of 2.4GHz being affected by WiFi and microwave ovens and once again messed with WiFi. After they moved on from 2.4GHz and 5GHz they started building DECT products.. That weren't fully compatible with the DECT standard and didn't support GAP so couldn't be mixed with other brands of equipment.

 

If you look in virtually every country in Europe every cordless phone has been DECT for 20 or so years after they moved on from the ~30MHz phones that were common place.


 
 
 
 


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We have a old set of R055 phones from uniden which seem to be unique that you can have 2 lines in and answer either form the 3 cordless handsets 

 

unfortunately they are failing people are struggling to hear us

 

Has anyone in all there phone research seen anything else that will take 2 lines

 

Thanks in advance

 

 


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  # 1730401 5-Mar-2017 15:07
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sleepy:

 

We have a old set of R055 phones from uniden which seem to be unique that you can have 2 lines in and answer either form the 3 cordless handsets 

 

unfortunately they are failing people are struggling to hear us

 

Has anyone in all there phone research seen anything else that will take 2 lines

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

 

I'm assuming that was maybe a product for the US market? Two line phones were (and still are) incredibly common over there both corded and cordless. I've never actually seen one of the shelf in NZ ever.

 

The only problem if you have thoughts about buying a handset is that a) It doesn't have a Telepermit (which has never been a big issue for lots of people anyway!) and b) The US DECT standard uses different frequencies that clash with the uplink of Vodafone's 2100MHz 3G frequencies. If you use one of these phones here and it causes noise and interference and it's not a case of if you'll get caught by Vodafone and RSM, but when. There have been a number of cases of people using such devices who have been identified.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1730402 5-Mar-2017 15:10
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Sbiddle   it came from HN about 5 years ago and is really useful as 2 staff can handle calls without running for a phone as they can carry 1 that covers both lines

 

http://www.uniden.co.nz/New_Zealand/p_xdectr055_1_index.asp

 

 


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