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saukriver
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: 2-line DECT Phone Systems?

The only 2-line DECT phones that I can easily find in the US are

A) the RCA 25250RE1. Around $140-150 with only base station (?) handset

B) PANASONIC KX-TG9392T DECT 6.0 2-LINE CORDED (around $200 with 2 handsets)

C) Panasonic KX-TG9391T (around $160 with 2 handsets)

c) Philips Model: SE6591B ($150 with only base station handset).

Am I overlooking some obvious choices? Which is good?

(Please note that I am talking about a 2-line DECT system. There are plenty of 1-line DECT systems with multiple handsets.)
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kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject:

I have had good experience with Pana... but I have never had DECT phone. Why do you need DECT in the first place. IMO its a bit much when your paying 20 bucks for service every month. Just like having a blackberry with the cheapest calling plan- no texting.. and no data.....

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Why keep POTS or why get DECT phones?

kumar wrote:
Why do you need DECT in the first place. IMO its a bit much when your paying 20 bucks for service every month. Just like having a blackberry with the cheapest calling plan- no texting.. and no data.....

Kumar


I am not sure what you are saying.

The advantage for me of DECT is that we have a wireless headset for listening to the TV that runs at 900Mhz. Our phone is at 900Mhz. We need a phone to reduce conflict. DECT is--as I understand it--clearer and less likely to coflict with wireless Internet or the wireless headset we use for the TV.

We have a POTS line. My spouse insists on keeping it. I have a MagicJack. I would like to have access to the Magicjack at multiple locations throughout the house.

Thanks for the vote for Pana.
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kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject:

Dude WTH are you running a 900 MHZ phone? Thats so 3 years ago free-after-rebate.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?CATID=100419&navAction=jump&navCount=0&nug=VPD&skuid=sku4078297&id=prod4079439

20 Bucks.. I have one of them... Screw DECT if you do not absolutely need it... If you think that will interfere with your wireless router for some reason....

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5774620
5.8 with good reviews..

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kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject:

Ooops.. You want 2 phones so here

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10783933

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saukriver
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject:

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Ooops.. You want 2 phones so here.


I am sorry, Kumar. But you are just not reading correctly. I don't want 2 phones. I want a 2-line system. I said that:

Quote:
(Please note that I am talking about a 2-line DECT system. There are plenty of 1-line DECT systems with multiple handsets.)


Back the the question. Are there other, good 2-line DECT systems that I am overlooking, and what do people think of the RCA, Pany, Pany, and Philips systems I listed. Thanks.
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kumar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject:

I am sorry. Well i recommend Panasonic if you wanna get a phone system.

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saukriver
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 2-line DECT Phone Systems?

saukriver wrote:
The only 2-line DECT phones that I can easily find in the US are

A) the RCA 25250RE1. Around $140-150 with only base station (?) handset

B) PANASONIC KX-TG9392T DECT 6.0 2-LINE CORDED (around $200 with 2 handsets)

C) Panasonic KX-TG9391T (around $160 with 2 handsets)

c) Philips Model: SE6591B ($150 with only base station handset).

Am I overlooking some obvious choices? Which is good?

(Please note that I am talking about a 2-line DECT system. There are plenty of 1-line DECT systems with multiple handsets.)


That was my original post. I have since learned:

Price on the RCA 2-line DECT is more like $90 on Amazon.com and several other websites. It has relatively cheap ($30) handsets to expand. Problem: It just gets trashed in user reviews. More bad user reviews at officedepot.com.

The Panasonic model that ends in 2T has a base station + 2 handsets. (Around $190-200). The Pany model that ends in 1T has a base station + 1 handset. (around $140).

The Philips model (Philips SE6591B/17 DECT Series 2-line Cordless Phone with Answering Machine) can be had for $109. Bunch of trashy reviews, too.

So, the Panasonic seems to have good reviews.

Questions: Is DECT 6.0 worth the added expense over 5.8mhz? (The last phone I bought was in 1996.)

How do you hook up MagicJack as a 2dline?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject:

That was like when i was a few years old.. explains the 900 MHZ. I do not think that you will have any issues with 5.8. Theres only a 200 MHZ difference.. which isn't much. I have no issues with a bunch of 2.4 GHZ phones all around my house and 3 wireless routers. 5 Wireless computers hooked up to all of them and a Wii.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject:

Not sure why you want to trash-talk the DECT 6.0 phone, Kumar. Sad

I have the 1-line Panasonic DECT and like them very much. Have heard negatives on 2.4 and 5.8. Have heard nothing negative on DECT6.0.

Yes, Kumar, working great for you... but others have experienced, possibly not related to the frequency, problems with the 5.8s.

Have not tried the Panasonic 2-line phones. Should be similar, I would hope.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject:

I don't mean to trash talk it, but I believe if you have a quality 5.8 GHZ phone then there should be no issues. I mean range wise my panasonic 2.4 ghz works around the house in every corner w.o a hitch. (My house is also pretty wide I have to admit. To give a picture its as wide as 3 (maybe 4) townhouses. But, yeah DECT is great if it works for you, but for me its not worth the cash.

Kumar

P.S what are the other issues then range, quality, and interference?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject:

In my personal opinion; it is not worth the extra cash to purchase DECT 6.0 phones anyway unless you want a very specific feature which only DECT 6.0 phones offer and no other.

Current setup I have is a Bluetooth mobile to CO interface which is utilising line 1 and MJ on line 2. The phone is a discontinued RadioShack 5.8 GHz two-line with TAD. Since it is made my Uniden North America, I was able to get additional handsets for it (requires a bit of research) and I was able to pair it up on on one of the their water resistant models also.

Along with my 802.11a/b/g WiFi network; 900 MHz ISM telemetry data radio; 800 MHz trunked SMR radio; plus various RF equipment on the allowable FCC part 97 rules. I have been able to co-exist of this without too much trouble. With the exception of the leaky nuke-o-matic (microwave oven) which operates in the 2.450 GHz region by the way was crashing my 802.11 b/g network side of things. It has been replaced a few days ago.

DECT 6.0 resides in the 1.9 GHz region of the radio spectrum and also it is a ISM band. Some say the range is greater than 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5.8 GHz. I have not noticed the difference but the price. If I really want the range I will need to get one of those long range line extension phones which operates on the 400 MHz spectrum good for about 2 to 5 mile range(not quite legal on the States side).

In closing, just stick with a quality 5.8 GHz cordless unit and you will be able to keep clear of most of the RF mayhem. Plus there is more choice of equipment you choose from...
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