Bought a new cordless phone to replace one that's about 10 years old.
The old one still works but has a broken antenna and is worn looking.
Can both phones be connected to the same line (separate jacks in
different rooms) without interference or harm to the new one?
Yep he could try it out as some setup works and some don't. I had 5
different cordless phones in the house at one times but when you pick up one
phone it disconnects the other. I now have (four cordless phones) one master
station and three slave phones with intercom plus one corded phone and one
fax on one line - works great.
OK, alright, I could, I have and I did! :) No interference at all.
Just like I was talking to someone right next door. Which it just so
happened I was.
But my waning middle aged memory just seemed to have something I'd read
at some point rattling around in there that said to "NEVER" hook up two
different cordless phones on the same line. This of course would have
been back in the olden days before the appearance of multiple handsets,
each with its own speakerphone, downloadable ring tones and color
animation. Can't wait to see what comes next...
I have three (actually 4) cordless phones. One in laundry room, one in
the basement and one in the kitchen (with a clone for lack of a better
descriptor) in my office. The only (minor) problem is that I can't use
both handsets for the base in the kitchen at the same time. I can use
two (or three) with seperate base stations at the same just like when
they were all hardwired.
If they're on separate frequency like 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz or even older
900MHz all can be mixed. But being single line, one set can be used at a
time. If house has wireless network for computers, 2.4GHz will interfere
being on same frequency range with 802-11g wireless protocol. One reason
I moved to 5.8 GHz FHSS ones.
I'm not sure how you are using "one set at a time". I can be on the
one in the basement and my wife can be on the one in kitchen and we can
both talk to my sister who called from her house. Of course, since
they are on one line, I can;t call me brother while my wife talks to my
I have one cordless phone, a 5.8GHz one that accepts up to 10
handsets. It allows up to 3 units to be used at once, just like
separate phones. That's a maximum of 2 handsets (the base is a
It should be no problem, unless they's struck of the same frequency.
It's just 2 phones.
If you were buying something new, you might prefer one with multiple
handsets. I've seen them that come with 3 (expandable to 10). The
additional handsets have remote chargers.
always keep at least one old corded phone handy. if you EVER have phone
troubles like no dial tone try the corded at the NID, network interface
where the phone line enters your home.
most phone troubles are cordless related........
besides having a corded phone is useful in a power outage when most
cordless phones quit working........
Yes. Disconnect the cordless and any other devices (modems, DVRs, etc)
I know someone who had trouble with a cordless phone. It was holding
onto the line so no other phone would work either.
I have my cordless phone on a UPS (the same one used for my A/V and
some network equipment). That just keeps it working a few minutes, but
if a power outage occurs while using the cordless there's time to get
to a corded phone before getting cut off.
BTW, you won't have this advantage if your ever get phone service over
the power lines instead of something separate.
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