Thinking of a buying a new cordless phone? Then here are top 5 things you need to know about your new phone.
1. Just one phone point needed
You can have up to 6 handsets in your home, all working wirelessly from one base unit (which is connected to your phone point). You can have handsets in your bedrooms or other locations where you don’t have a phone point. No more cables everywhere. Read more about this here.
2. The standard features
Virtually all phones comes equipped as standard with: speakerphone (for hands-free talking), Caller display (so you have see who’s calling) and call waiting (to let you know someone else is trying to get through whilst you’re on the phone). The speakerphone on all cordless phones is located on the back of the handset. The quality of sound will vary and of course the more you spend, the better it will get.
3. Improved range
If you suffer from poor reception or range, then there may now be just the solution for you. Add a repeater (also known as a ‘booster’) to your set of phones, and you should see a two fold increase in your range. These are covered in depth here.
4. Connectivity galore
There is now more options than ever before to add another device to your cordless phone. Perhaps you’re looking for a headset. With virtually every phone there is the option of adding a wireless headset and with some you can also add a corded/wired version. Maybe you’d like to make calls via SKYPE using your existing phone – well now you can with the uConnect adaptor or the Siemens Gigaset M34 USB dongle. You can even sync your phone (depending on model) with outlook, download contact, pictures etc. And some of the latest phones, even have bluetooth connectivity so you can pair up your bluetooth headset or connect your home phone to other bluetooth devices and exchanged data.
5. Add more handsets later
If you’ve just bought a twin phone only to realise that a trio would have better, fear not. With nearly all models of cordless phones, you can purchase an additional handset (or two) at a later date. Registering this extra handset to your current system should only take a minute or two.
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