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Topic # 154749 6-Nov-2014 15:08
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I know I need to check the model of the phone we have, but when moving from ADSL with a Copper Phone line to UFB and Snap Phone is it possible to be able to use the cordless Uniden phone we have now to make phone calls?

In the connection diagram - what exactly needs to plug into what to make it work

ONT is attached to the wall [somewhere in the house) - one power plug required
The Fritzbox is attached to the ONT - another power plug required

Does the phone connect at this stage to the Fritzbox and we ignore the BT phone jacks around the house or can we continue to use the BT phone jacks around the house.

This is a really noob question, but I just can't seem to figure it out in my head
Appreciate the answers



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  Reply # 1170083 6-Nov-2014 15:11
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The Uniden phone will either plug directly into the FritzBox, or in my case Chorus set it up so I plug the FritzBox into a wall socket which then livens up all the phone sockets in the house.

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  Reply # 1170084 6-Nov-2014 15:14
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Do you have more than one cordless phone? Like a cordless base station and then multiple single handsets?

Basically the phone that acts as the base station plugs into FON1 on the back of the Fritzbox. That's it. Ignore the other plugs in the house.

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I have this Uniden phone - http://www.uniden.co.nz/NEW_ZEALAND/p_xdect8155_3wp_index.asp

T
he main base station sits alongside the Fritzbox and is plugged into FON1. That then provides coverage to all of the other satellite handsets in the house. 
The satellite handsets in the house are only connected to power so they can get charged.

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  Reply # 1170182 6-Nov-2014 16:40
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Personally, I feel the first answer gives the most flexibility, as (unlike the second) it doesn't rely on the base station being in the same location as the Fritzbox.

For example, in our case we have the router in a spare bedroom as there's no space for it in the main living areas. The router plugs into the telephone socket in the spare bedroom (with the wiring being altered by Chorus at the time of install), and the main phone unit plugs into the telephones socket in the kitchen. Works a treat and means we can have the main phone (with its answerphone) in the location of our choice.

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  Reply # 1170212 6-Nov-2014 17:27
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I have the ability to have all the ports in the live, this was easy since we built a new house and all of this goes back to the central control box in the garage, same place as where the ONT is, but it's just simpler to have the base station plugged into the router for us which is in the study. Then it's all wireless :)

jonathan18: Personally, I feel the first answer gives the most flexibility, as (unlike the second) it doesn't rely on the base station being in the same location as the Fritzbox.

For example, in our case we have the router in a spare bedroom as there's no space for it in the main living areas. The router plugs into the telephone socket in the spare bedroom (with the wiring being altered by Chorus at the time of install), and the main phone unit plugs into the telephones socket in the kitchen. Works a treat and means we can have the main phone (with its answerphone) in the location of our choice.

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  Reply # 1181227 22-Nov-2014 12:35
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The Fritzbox itself supports DECT. Meaning you can actually program the cordless phone handsets directly to the fritzbox. Then the cordless phone basestation is only used as a charger. So no need to bother with any phone cables.





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  Reply # 1181228 22-Nov-2014 12:38
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Aredwood: The Fritzbox itself supports DECT. Meaning you can actually program the cordless phone handsets directly to the fritzbox. Then the cordless phone basestation is only used as a charger. So no need to bother with any phone cables.


This would be my suggestion too. 

Far simpler and your not running more radios than you need to.




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  Reply # 1181241 22-Nov-2014 13:42
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I have my cheap DECT phone paired with the Fritzbox. Sound quality is average at best. I haven't tried plugging the base station in by the Fritz as it's not very accessible and would be difficult to charge the cordless phone. Has anyone compared the sound quality of the two options?




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  Reply # 1181260 22-Nov-2014 14:11
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Sound connected directly to the fritz is way above that of using the analog to the phones own base station.

hiss and buzz is gone, and the other end doesnt get the same echo or echo cancelling artifacts.

If it sounds crap, its because the handset itslef is crap.

Also handsets direclty registered to the fritz means that you can have different sip numbers ring different handsets.




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  Reply # 1181261 22-Nov-2014 14:25
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timmmay: I have my cheap DECT phone paired with the Fritzbox. Sound quality is average at best. I haven't tried plugging the base station in by the Fritz as it's not very accessible and would be difficult to charge the cordless phone. Has anyone compared the sound quality of the two options?


i only ever had the fritzfon paired with my fritz, sound quality was perfect.




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  Reply # 1181266 22-Nov-2014 14:38
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I did buy the cheapest DECT phone around. I didn't even buy it, I got it on flybuys. 




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  Reply # 1181272 22-Nov-2014 14:47
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timmmay: I did buy the cheapest DECT phone around. I didn't even buy it, I got it on flybuys. 


possibly the handset and not the base station then?




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  Reply # 1181278 22-Nov-2014 14:54
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Could never get my Uniden phone to work well using the fritzbox, Caller id would not work, i switched to Panasonic and it fixed everything.




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  Reply # 1181343 22-Nov-2014 17:19
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I don't think Uniden do GAP compliant DECT. Only their 'X-DECT' thing.

To connect to the Fritz directly they need to be GAP compliant. You would be far better off just connecting to the FXS port.

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