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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Plan to end landlines has upset some rural residents (hawaiinewsnow.com)

    Landless.

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  • matapule
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Do I understand correctly that you purchased a set of 4 phones with batteries for $39.?.
    That's what I did. I bought a 4 handset cordless phone on WOOT. Since I only need one handset, the other 3 batteries are held in reserve and I cycle them in and out periodically to keep all 4 batteries fresh.

    Works for me!

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  • anapuni808
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    yes Craig = you are correct. However, since I don't have a landline phone and only had a modem & fax machine at the time - the filter was used for those.

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  • craigwatanabe
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    The filter is to be used between each phone and the phone jack, not the modem to the phone jack. That's why you typically get more than one.

    As for the adapters, Helen is right on the mark. Although voltage is important, the single most important issue is the polarity of the pin configuration of the plug. Pin Positive or Pin Negative, first and foremost. Then Voltage and finally Amperage.

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  • tutusue
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by anapuni808 View Post
    Hawaiian Tel provided me with a filter to plug into the outlet, between the phone line and the modem. They said with that filter, there shouldn't be any interference. I was told that also affected my fax machine too. of course, that was for my DSL line - I don't know what kind of connection you have.
    Sounds like we have somewhat the same set-up except HawTel told me to plug my phone into the filter. I should add I have a triple adapter in the single phone jack. Filter in one puka, fax in one puka, router in one puka. Phone is plugged into the filter. Lotsa static with this configuration. Unplugging the fax helps which is fine because I don't use it very often.

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  • anapuni808
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Hawaiian Tel provided me with a filter to plug into the outlet, between the phone line and the modem. They said with that filter, there shouldn't be any interference. I was told that also affected my fax machine too. of course, that was for my DSL line - I don't know what kind of connection you have.

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  • tutusue
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    You mean the new phone you bought doesn't need battery replacements ever?
    It uses 2 AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries that can be purchased for $6 to $10. online...or $19.95 at panasonic.com!!!
    After spending a $100 bucks to replace batteries on a $39 phone I was about ready to buy a new phone too, but if I have to replace batteries on all 4 of the phones what is the point really?
    Do I understand correctly that you purchased a set of 4 phones with batteries for $39.? If that's true then you'd save $61. by purchasing a new set of phones and tossing (well, recycling) the old set. Sorry if I misunderstood your purchase.
    Originally posted by TuNnL View Post
    The spectrum band for DECT 6.0 in the USA is 1.9 GHz — which is helpful since it does not interfere with the crowded 2.4 GHz frequency (which is used by both 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi networks, as well as other cordless phones). 1.9 GHz has been reserved by the FCC exclusively for voice communication applications.
    Thanks, TuNnl. That's good to know. I was getting a lot of static with my old phone. Everything is plugged into one phone jack...DSL wireless router, fax, phone (which is plugged into a filter). New phone got static, too, until I unplugged the fax from the phone jack.

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  • Leo Lakio
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by TuNnL View Post
    The spectrum band for DECT 6.0 in the USA is 1.9 GHz — which is helpful since it does not interfere with the crowded 2.4 GHz frequency (which is used by both 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi networks, as well as other cordless phones). 1.9 GHz has been reserved by the FCC exclusively for voice communication applications.
    Thanks for the additional detail, TuNnL.

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  • TuNnL
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    the old phone is a 5.8 GHz and the new phone is a DECT 6.0...whatever the heck that means!!!
    Originally posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Just different transmission standards; DECT = Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications. 6.0 is the USA standard, slightly different from those used in other regions, because of radio frequency usage in the US.
    The spectrum band for DECT 6.0 in the USA is 1.9 GHz — which is helpful since it does not interfere with the crowded 2.4 GHz frequency (which is used by both 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi networks, as well as other cordless phones). 1.9 GHz has been reserved by the FCC exclusively for voice communication applications.
    Last edited by TuNnL; March 7, 2011, 06:45 PM. Reason: accuracy

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  • Kalihiboy
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    This is exactly why I bought a new phone! It cost more to replace the batteries.
    You mean the new phone you bought doesn't need battery replacements ever?

    After spending a $100 bucks to replace batteries on a $39 phone I was about ready to buy a new phone too, but if I have to replace batteries on all 4 of the phones what is the point really?

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  • tutusue
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    I pay $39 for a set of 4 cordless phones from Heartland America and when the batteries run out on the phones I pay $25-30 for each battery!!
    This is exactly why I bought a new phone! It cost more to replace the batteries.

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  • Kalihiboy
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    I pay $39 for a set of 4 cordless phones from Heartland America and when the batteries run out on the phones I pay $25-30 for each battery!!

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  • Leo Lakio
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    Re: Cordless phones & ac adapters

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Heh! The only reason I didn't try it without asking is 'cuz the old phone is a 5.8 GHz and the new phone is a DECT 6.0...whatever the heck that means!!! And, yes...HT rocks! <smooch>
    Just different transmission standards; DECT = Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications. 6.0 is the USA standard, slightly different from those used in other regions, because of radio frequency usage in the US.

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  • tutusue
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    Re: Cordless phones &amp; ac adapters

    Heh! The only reason I didn't try it without asking is 'cuz the old phone is a 5.8 GHz and the new phone is a DECT 6.0...whatever the heck that means!!! And, yes...HT rocks! <smooch>

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  • Kaonohi
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    Re: Cordless phones &amp; ac adapters

    Originally posted by tutusue View Post
    Thanks, Kaonohi and Helen. Very helpful. Everything's the same except output. One is 6.5V, 500mA. The other is 9V, 350mA. Guess it's time to unroute the old cord and reroute the new one. Was hoping to avoid that!
    Helen was the real hero, with specific examples - I was only the Distant Early Warning System. Lucky you didn't try it without asking! Hooray HT!!!

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