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Networked cordless phones?

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vs1988

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We just switched over to VoIP today. However because of our layout, we were given two options:

A. Drill holes throughout the walls/floors in the house to connect all the phones to the modem.

B. Buy "networked" cordless phones and have the master base station plugged into the modem.

We opted for plan B. I'm not sure what these "networked" phones are technically called, but the tech said that you buy a set with three phones, each with its own charger and one main base station. The base station is plugged into the modem.

Anyone have any ideas? Where can we buy them? Any recommendations?

Thanks

Vince
 

tbnmaster

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You can get these anywhere. We switched to VoIP and got our phone from Target. It has 3 handsets; two with their own chargers and one at the base. Haven't had any problems with them whatsoever.
 
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N_Jay

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vs1988 said:
We just switched over to VoIP today. However because of our layout, we were given two options:

A. Drill holes throughout the walls/floors in the house to connect all the phones to the modem.

B. Buy "networked" cordless phones and have the master base station plugged into the modem.

We opted for plan B. I'm not sure what these "networked" phones are technically called, but the tech said that you buy a set with three phones, each with its own charger and one main base station. The base station is plugged into the modem.

Anyone have any ideas? Where can we buy them? Any recommendations?

Thanks

Vince
I just plugged in a cordless phone base into the VoIP modem
 

johnvassel

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'Networked' meaning you use one of the 3, not all 3. Since they all operate off the same base, if the phones ringing the first phone to go off hook will have the call. No other phone will be able to pickup while that phone is off hook. If you do need to transfer to a phone, you'l have to put the caller on hold, essentially disconnecting the first handset to allow the second handset to get online. Keep in mind the base is the base radio. If you decide to put that 3rd phone in the pole barn.. it very well may not work.
We use a set of these via VOIP (vonage) and find them very worthwhile.. and they were fairly cheap.

John
 
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N_Jay

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tbnmaster said:
He's talking about multiple phones throughout the house, not just one cordless phone attached to the VoIP box.
Well, mine is a 4 station (expandable to 8) system with 2 lines so I have real on #1 and VoIP on #2
 

mikegilbert

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johnvassel said:
'Networked' meaning you use one of the 3, not all 3. Since they all operate off the same base, if the phones ringing the first phone to go off hook will have the call. No other phone will be able to pickup while that phone is off hook. If you do need to transfer to a phone, you'l have to put the caller on hold, essentially disconnecting the first handset to allow the second handset to get online. Keep in mind the base is the base radio. If you decide to put that 3rd phone in the pole barn.. it very well may not work.
We use a set of these via VOIP (vonage) and find them very worthwhile.. and they were fairly cheap.

John

I don't think so, most cordless phones with a common base can operate simultaneously with no problems whatsoever.

I've got a set of V-Tech Cordless phones I bought at Costco 4-5 years ago.
Came in a 3-pack; 3 handsets and a base with answering machinc. They have a "range extender" function on them which allows any one of the phones to be a repeater of sorts. I wasn't expecting the feature to work- to my surprise, a buddy and I were able to make it the better part of two blocks away. You could even call from handset to handset.

The VTech TV-2460- I believe these are the same ones I've got:


-Mike
 

dangitdoug

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Major Pain In The Butt. Most of these systems only allow use of one handset at a time. If that is an issue for you, check with the manufacturer berofe you purchase a set.
 

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I don't know what brand I've got (It came with three headsets), but I know mine can call between headsets (very cool, like a duplex radio) and to my knowledge, all three can talk on the phone line at once (I know two can for sure).
 
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N_Jay

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The three different system I have had ALL allow party-line like use.
 
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