I have a two-line ATT phone that is located on the second floor about 30 feet away. I have four remote units downstairs. I lose the signal no matter which phone I use where. Would extenders and every room help the situation?
On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:24:54 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
These are called cordless phones, even though wires are very much like
Trader's right,extenders would cost as much as a new phone. Mine is
5.8MHz, the phone is on the second floor but the extension works fine
in the basement and maybe 100 feet away from the house.
When i moved here, before cell phones, I had hopes a cordless phone
would work at the swimming pool, which is 350 feet away but that's out
of the question I think
(I think there might maybe be a higher frequency yet. High goes
through walls better.)
I just replaced my 5.8MHz with a Panasonic DECT 6.0 unit with many bells
and whistles. I especially wanted the call blocking, which works very
well. It, with 4 total handsets was about $110. It does not have 2
lines. To get 2 lines with the call blocking cost almost triple. So I
still have a hand me down (from my wife's employer), Uniden DECT 6.0 2
line unit for the 2 landlines .... yes we are dinosaurs, but the 2nd
landline was a freebee perk from the telco. Anyway, the new phone works
at huge distances, like 300 feet. The 5.8 couldn't do that and neither
could that older Uniden. But at least the 2 DECT 6 units play well
together and don't interfere with each other. Anyway, I use the 2nd
landline for receiving and sending Faxes and occasionally, when the main
line is busy, as a 2nd talking line. Also, Panasonic has a DECT 6
extender, but I certainly don't need it.
I've done the same, and make use of call blocking. It'd be even more
useful if it'd block by caller ID NAME as well. Then it'd block the
numerous junk calls from "TOLL FREE CALL" (different numbers).
On 6/6/2016 10:24 AM, email@example.com wrote:
What is the internal construction of your building?
30 ft is achievable with even a BT earpiece!
Also, what type of phone (carrier technology)? Are you
sure there isn't something ACTIVELY interfering with it?
Our (inexpensive) Panny cordless will easily work anywhere in the house or
yard. The EnGenius cordless handsets will work to 1/4 mi or more (I can
carry them while walking around the subdivision and send/receive calls
through it's "base station" in the house; depending on which part of the
subdivision in which I am located, I can do this up to 1/2 mi from the house).
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