Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




21 posts

Geek


# 139398 7-Feb-2014 16:41
Send private message

on UFB, both sets of phones we have currently are UNIDEN and will disconnect the caller when answering incoming calls with call waiting

dun think there'll be any fix for this so what phone brand/models seems to be ok with call waiting?
am looking at this

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/communications/home-phones/panasonic-kx-tg6822nzs-kx-tg6822-cordless-phone/prod123537.html

but kinda hesitant to get it if the same bug is there
thks

Create new topic
3264 posts

Uber Geek


  # 981968 7-Feb-2014 16:49
Send private message

Are hitting the flash button and not the talk button manually?

Look up the manual for flash timing. You may have an option to adjust from 100/200/300ms - It may be on australian setting or other at present and need to be changed.

Now if we could figure out why our phones all ring a constant tone and not ring ring unless you are doing the 'test' mode from fritzbox....



21 posts

Geek


  # 982197 8-Feb-2014 09:46
Send private message

flash...using same phones as when on another fibre provider
the flash timing u mentioned, is it a setting in the Fritz Box?



 
 
 
 


28108 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 982205 8-Feb-2014 10:07
Send private message

Hookflash timers are set in two places, the phone, and the Fritz!box (but not from the GUI).

NZ PTC requirements define these times.



21 posts

Geek


  # 982210 8-Feb-2014 10:36
Send private message

I'll have a look at the settings on the phones to see if i can change it so the lower eg 100ms is better? or the higher 300ms?
also if not accessible from the GUI on the fritzbox, then best to leave it alone?

28108 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 982226 8-Feb-2014 11:33
Send private message

TBR (hookflash) on phones should be between 300ms and 800ms but should ideally be within the 500-650ms range.

Most good ATA's (and the Fritz!box from memory) allow minimum and maximum timers to be set.

Uniden make the world's worst cordless phones, but NZers seem to love them. The issue in this case is potentially a combination of faults. I'd pick the Uniden is sending a TBR with a longer duration than the Fritz!box is set to detect.

2889 posts

Uber Geek


  # 982284 8-Feb-2014 14:01
Send private message

sbiddle: Uniden make the world's worst cordless phones, but NZers seem to love them.


Opinions are like something else, everyone has one. What's yours based on or do you just have other favorites?

Uniden used to work with Telecom on their NZ variants but that was some years back.

22334 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 982308 8-Feb-2014 15:50
Send private message

Panasonics are great for call quality, but not really usability or range.

My old philips messenger phone is great for range but even worse for user interface.

I still use a really old doro that I have had for ages. Works with their own brand dect repeaters so I get coverage over the whole house and garage and shed etc, pretty average call quality. Am using it thru the base station into an ATA since I never got the handsets and repeaters working off the fritzbox dect base and fritz have decided to ignore AU and NZ with their repeater options, which is silly since AU and NZ have some of the largest houses around compated to europe so desperately need all the range extension possible off the fritz's useless RF output for both wifi and dect.




Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


28108 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 982316 8-Feb-2014 16:01
Send private message

Bung:
sbiddle: Uniden make the world's worst cordless phones, but NZers seem to love them.


Opinions are like something else, everyone has one. What's yours based on or do you just have other favorites?

Uniden used to work with Telecom on their NZ variants but that was some years back.


My personal favourite is Gigaset (previously Siemens).

The problem with Uniden is they don't build phones compatible with standards. They created a lot of havoc using 2.4Ghz phones when the DECT standard already existed. DECT is a global standard and pretty much every DECT handset that's ever been build by any company is GAP compatible. Once they finally abandoned 2.4Ghz Uniden then decided they didn't like the DECT standard so butchered it while still calling their phones 'DECT'. No Uniden phone supports GAP which is just plain crazy.



22334 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 982318 8-Feb-2014 16:11
Send private message

The last uniden I had the mispleasure of using also had screwey caller ID support with it often not showing on the cordless handsets or ring till the fixed phones had done 3-4 rings - that's half way to most callers giving up!




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20


Toyota and Preferred Networks to develop service robots
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:11


Vodafone introduces new Vodafone TV device
Posted 7-Aug-2019 17:16


Intel announces next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 56 cores
Posted 7-Aug-2019 15:41


Nokia 2.2 released in New Zealand
Posted 5-Aug-2019 19:38


2degrees celebrating ten years
Posted 5-Aug-2019 05:00


Sure Petcare launches SureFeed microchip pet feeder
Posted 2-Aug-2019 17:00


Symantec Threat Intelligence: revival and rise of email extortion scams
Posted 2-Aug-2019 16:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.