My spouse and I are just realizing that rather than attempting to clean up the incredible rat's nest of ancient telephone wiring that runs all through our elderly and sprawling house, we might just install (or leave in place) a single solid line to a convenient central point; put a heavy duty cordless phone base station there; and stick a lot of cordless phones in charger bases all around the house.
Can anyone suggest any particularly good extended-coverage cordless phone models for this purpose? Single line models are all we really need, though a dual or even quad-line model could be of some use. Models where you can exert a fair amount of control over the base station from the cordless handset keyboards would be handy.[I can and will do my own Googling on this; but any helpful pointers are still appreciated.]
***** Moderator's Note *****
- If you have WiFi Internet, do NOT buy a phone that shares the same band. If you have 802.11B, G, or N, you'll need a cordless phone that uses either 900 MHz or 5.8 GHz. If your WiFi is 802.11A, which is very rare, then you must use 900 MHz or 2.6 GHz.
- Remeber that cordless phone are radio transceivers first and telephones second. You'll have dead spots, fading, "picket fencing", and other problems that come with talking on a radio. They're also insecure, so remeber that anyone who wants to can listen in.
- I recommend Panasonic: I've never been disappointed with them, and they're durable and reliable. Avoid Emerson: they're cheap and fragile.
Bill Horne Moderator