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Old 07-21-2017, 05:43 PM
 
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Just moved into a highrise apartment, there are phone jacks in both bedrooms but no way to connect a phone in living room and kitchen. I'm thinking of a cordless phone with a handset that can be used in the living room while the base remains in a bedroom.
Anyone got any advice on what phone i should be looking at?
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Panasonic, Uniden, ATT, and Vtech make them. I think they are very similar. I have two Panasonic models. They come with rechargeable AAA batteries and they work.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:56 PM
 
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https://www.vtechphones.com/design-t...onnect-to-cell

One idea is to ignore the connections entirely and get 4 handsets for $80. Place the base handset in the position in the apartment where you get the best cellular coverage, place your cell phone near there when you are at home, and recharge the phone and you will be able to make cell calls throughout the house.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Landlines are becoming rather obsolete, as are corded extension phones. Although we still have a landline because of spotty cell coverage, haven't had a corded extension for over 15 years. Decent base stations with 4 handsets can be bought for well under $100. A nice feature on mine, a Panasonic, is the ability to block calls at the phone. Very handy for those pesky telemarketing calls!
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:36 AM
 
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I would certainly prefer to go all cell phone but this highrise apartment complex has the downstairs doorbell connected to the phone so i need a permanent phone in the apartment to answer the doorbell.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:01 AM
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I have this since ~2000 and it still works great.
https://www.overstock.com/Electronic...1/product.html
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:20 AM
 
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I have this since ~2000 and it still works great.
https://www.overstock.com/Electronic...1/product.html
Thats what i now have..
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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I would certainly prefer to go all cell phone but this highrise apartment complex has the downstairs doorbell connected to the phone so i need a permanent phone in the apartment to answer the doorbell.
If you have high speed internet you can get a "landline" connected to it for around $10 a month. Still acts like a landline as it is only accessible at home. You also get to keep your number. Basic Talk is a good one but there are others. Basic Talk | Cheap Home Phone Service

You may also want to ask if there is a way to get the doorbell forwarded to a cellphone. I'm sure you would not be the first one to ask or request this.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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You may also want to ask if there is a way to get the doorbell forwarded to a cellphone. I'm sure you would not be the first one to ask or request this.
I did have the option of using my cell number for the door bell but if i was out with my cell there would be no way for any one else in the house to answer the door bell or even know there was any one there.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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Then there is Magic Jack for a landline costing you around $150 for 6 years as long as you have internet, cannot get much less expensive than that and still have a reliable decent service, I use two of them at home and have the app on my cell phone with data, so I get my home calls when out and about anywhere in the world, if I want to answer them.
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