What kind of phone servise are you using?
I have a 4 handset Panasonic 6.0 system. Almost two years old, from
Costco. Get echo once in a blue moon but since it is rare and goes away
I think it is the outside phone network.
I used an AT&T set for the last two years and it worked fine. I don't
think it is the phone service.
The base still works. I lost the extension charger. I miss having a
phone in the bathroom. The replacement extensions are about 40 bucks
I have had Panasonics for years and years. I like them the best but
they do have their quirks (as do all the others, I'm sure).
Anyway, like you, I just bought a DECT 6.0 set. I have noticed echo
when the volume is turned up too high on the handset. To lower the
volume when you are on a call, press the down arrow on the round rocker
button once or twice. The echo should disappear.
Our Panasonic DECT 6.0 system is great. We originally bought a 4-handset
set, then bought a 2-handset set to extend it. So now we have 6 cordless
handsets scattered around the house.
We recently bought another identical 2-handset pack for my MIL so she
has one by her bed and one by her favorite chair.
Never noticed an echo.
A more recent model of Panasonic DECT 6.0 has voice-announcement caller
ID, but my MIL found the display more difficult to read, so we took that
Guess I'm old fashioned. I prefer having a Real Phone in each room.
Never get lost, no static problems, no batteries to keep charged and
replace, etc. And they pretty much last forever- I think the newest one
is about 15 years old. I don't talk walking around, and there are only
so many places to sit in the house. Never had a cordless, probably never
will. Only use them at relative's houses. Good thing I have a good stock
of spares- all the corded phones in the stores these days seem to be
cheap throw-aways designed by stylists with no grasp of ergonomics.
Actually no. The phone line may cause echo, but it is not the only
I still have my old AT&T phone. The reason I want to replace it is
that the connection to the charger is bad. I can still use the phone
and still make it charge if I take the battery out and put it back in.
There is no echo on this phone.
I haven't used the new set long enough to say there is no echo, but
How can that be the phone line?
No it can't. The signal travels at the speed of light.
Unless you live a hundred thousand miles from the nearest town, the
propagation time on the lines will be less than a thousanth of a second.
The echo is caused by propagation delays when sending
digitized calls over satelite or within some equipment when converting
to/from digital and when buffering the data.
Actually, if you want to blame A/D and D/A conversion, the cordless
phones, almost all of which are digital now, have to do that too in
both the handpiece and the base. But regardless of where the
digital to analog converion is done, there is no reason for that to
cause echo as the delay through the A/D circuit is only nanoseconds.
And echo is not limited to digitized calls. It existed when phones
were analog as well. Poorly balanced lines that caused reflection
were one big source.
If he has it with the new Panasonic phone on every call and not with
another phone, that would be pretty strong proof that whatever he's
hearing that's a problem is being caused by the phone.
cordless phones require power line voltage to run the base unit and
can malfunction in many ways.
keep a old corded phone perhaps at the base unit, leave it plugged in.
with a easy way to unplug the cordless base.
when you have any phone problems just unplug the cordless base from
phone line and try old reliable corded.
plus the corded phone will work during a power failure.
just makes life easier:)
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