Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Telephones

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Telephones

Postby Rich on Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:40 pm

Hi, I'm starting to read about phones 'cause I wanna get one someday.

I'd like to find a site like CDR-Labs that is about phones.

I saw a bunch of Uniden's and a couple Panasonic's and one V-Tech at Costco a couple weeks ago and am going to start reading.

I guess I could start here.

Do you have any good/bad experience with these 3 brands?

My hearing must be going and I want one with a volume control so I can jack it up.

Thanks,
Rrrrich
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Re: Telephones

Postby aviationwiz on Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:29 pm

Rich wrote:Hi, I'm starting to read about phones 'cause I wanna get one someday.


Umm, are you saying you don't have a phone?
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby Ian on Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:03 pm

I don't have one either. I use a tin can and string.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby CowboySlim on Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:14 pm

I don't have a phone. I'm still in the CB era.

10-4, roger that,
Slim
User avatar
CowboySlim
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Postby CowboySlim on Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:17 pm

Ian wrote:I don't have one either. I use a tin can and string.


Ian,

Your comm set up is only good for Send or Receive. For Send and Receive, get another can.

=D>

Slim
User avatar
CowboySlim
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Postby Ian on Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:52 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Your comm set up is only good for Send or Receive. For Send and Receive, get another can.


That's what I use to get on the internet.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby CowboySlim on Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:42 pm

10-4, good buddy, roger that.
User avatar
CowboySlim
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1868
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Postby hoxlund on Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:31 am

well ive had less then happy experience with uniden, v-tech are ok, i like panasonic phones

i recommend them to my customers, if there good enough for customers there deffently fine to recommend to cdrlab folk
Fractal Design Define R5 White Window Case
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply
MSI X99A XPower AC USB 3.1 Motherboard
Intel i7-5930K CPU @ 4.8GHz
Corsair H100i GTX 240mm CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline 4x8GB DDR4 2400 Memory
Asus 980Ti Strix OC
User avatar
hoxlund
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 3706
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 12:55 am
Location: RAF Lakenheath / Suffolk United Kingdom

Re: Telephones

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:48 am

aviationwiz wrote:
Rich wrote:Hi, I'm starting to read about phones 'cause I wanna get one someday.


Umm, are you saying you don't have a phone?


:oops: Wow, that's funny. Poorly written on my part. Sorry, :oops: Yup, I got a panasonic that's like 19 years old. It's been ok but I live by a freeway off ramp and with no A/C I have 4 box fans running to keep the place cool so when I'm on a phone call it's rough to hear sometimes.

They had a nice panasonic for 62 buckazoids but were out. I gotta save a little so maybe in a month I'll get one. Thanks Hoxlund for the info.

Ian, I use my can for something else than talking into. 'Peeeyooo'. =D>

Sorry couldn't resist.

Thanks for the response. I'll go look at the reviews on the models they had in stock for Vtech and Panasonic.

Rrrrich

ROGER-ROGER....OVER....HUH? (Kareem abul Jabar)
Last edited by Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Postby hoxlund on Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:50 am

you can also check user reviews at pricegrabber.com or just google like the model then review
Fractal Design Define R5 White Window Case
Corsair RM1000 Power Supply
MSI X99A XPower AC USB 3.1 Motherboard
Intel i7-5930K CPU @ 4.8GHz
Corsair H100i GTX 240mm CPU Cooler
Mushkin Blackline 4x8GB DDR4 2400 Memory
Asus 980Ti Strix OC
User avatar
hoxlund
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 3706
Joined: Mon May 27, 2002 12:55 am
Location: RAF Lakenheath / Suffolk United Kingdom

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:57 am

hoxlund wrote:you can also check user reviews at pricegrabber.com or just google like the model then review


Super, thanks. I'll do that. I did find the model of the panasonic already with Google. Isn't amazing how the other search engines have almost faded from use. Wow. Used to use Lycos, then Infoseek, then Dogpile, then Google came along and even swallowed up deja. Deja was excellent. I liked it better than google's setup for news groups.

Oh,well. Thanks again, Hoxlund.

Rich
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Postby pranav81 on Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:46 am

The Panasonic cordless phones have worked beautifully for me.I also had Sanyo cordless phone.It too was a good model with good features.

I have now a Panasonic cordless caller ID phone,which is amazing.


::Pranav::
Increasingly mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications.
User avatar
pranav81
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1160
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:57 am
Location: Solapur,Maharashtra,India

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:05 am

pranav81 wrote:I have now a Panasonic cordless caller ID phone,which is amazing.
::Pranav::


What is the model?

Thankx,

Rich
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Postby pranav81 on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:18 am

The model is KX-TC1743B.



::Pranav::
Increasingly mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications.
User avatar
pranav81
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1160
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:57 am
Location: Solapur,Maharashtra,India

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:22 am

pranav81 wrote:The model is KX-TC1743B.



::Pranav::


Super, thanks!

The 62 dollar one at costco is a kx-tg2343w

I have to start reading about them.

Rich
Last edited by Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Postby Ian on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:23 am

I'd stay away from V-Tech. I dont' think I've ever had a V-tech phone that worked well. Stupid me, I keep buying them because they're cheap.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:25 am

Ian wrote:I'd stay away from V-Tech. I dont' think I've ever had a V-tech phone that worked well. Stupid me, I keep buying them because they're cheap.


Thanks, Ian. Looks like it'll be Panasonic then. I just gotta save a couple bucks and have them get back in stock. We're gonna have a new Sam's club and Walmart in mid october. I've never been in a Walmart or Sam's club.

wow
Rich
For Me to POOP-ON!

Burning-burning-burning Rawhide!
User avatar
Rich
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Oahu

Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:31 am

Rich wrote:I've never been in a Walmart or Sam's club.


Consider yourself lucky, I hate both.
User avatar
aviationwiz
Plextor Fan(atic)
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:55 am
Location: Home of the Red Tail

Postby pranav81 on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:31 am

Panasonic phones are the best IMO.They offer good range and clarity.Sanyo phones are cheaper when compared to Panasonic,but I havent faced any problems with Sanyo too.



::Pranav::
Increasingly mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications.
User avatar
pranav81
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1160
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:57 am
Location: Solapur,Maharashtra,India

Postby dodecahedron on Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:21 am

i have the KX-TG2220. your model is probably similar.
it's the 2.4GHz line of cordless phones.
not bad IMO.
i've always used Panasonic phones and i like them (most of the time).
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby BuddhaTB on Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:08 pm

Sony phones are the best IMO. I also use a Siemens one at home and have had no problems with it either. [-o<


Never EVER buy a GE phone. Those really suck. [-X
User avatar
BuddhaTB
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1865
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 8:50 pm
Location: Southern California (LA & Orange County)

Postby eliminator on Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:50 pm

panasonic ! ... specially if you can grab one made in japan (rare nowadays) ! 8)
User avatar
eliminator
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1150
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:15 am
Location: TheLoneStarState

Postby cfitz on Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:14 am

Another vote for Panasonic. I bought a KXTG5050W 5.8 GHz model a few months ago to replace a V-Tech 2.4 GHz model. The difference is night and day.

The biggest problem with my old V-Tech (aside from the fact that it was ugly as sin) was that it simply wasn't loud enough. People at the other end complained my voice wasn't loud enough, and I couldn't turn the earpiece volume up loud enough at my end either. It is such a stupid failing. I have no idea why they can't just turn up the gain a bit.

The new Panasonic has no such problem. The volume is quite adequate even when not turned up to maximum. I normally set it to one or two steps from maximum.

I have owned a 23 MHz Motorola, a 900 MHz Uniden, a 2.4 GHz V-Tech and now the 5.8 GHz Panasonic. Only the Motorola and Panasonic were good quality. Actually, the Motorola was the best of all, despite being such old technology. If I had been able to find replacement batteries for it I think I would still be using it today.

The one thing I miss on the new Panasonic is a built-in clock. It shows elapsed time for calls, but not wall-clock time. The capability is in there, no doubt. I think they just disabled it on my model because it is the cheapest of the line. Check the various models in the line for the one that has all the features you want. I think they all use the same basic internal cordless circuitry and vary just according to the number of extra features

One more thing. The Panasonic uses NiMH batteries instead of NiCD batteries. They have good capacity (a long time between charges) and don't suffer the memory effects of NiCD batteries.

cfitz
cfitz
CD-RW Curmudgeon
 
Posts: 4572
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2002 10:44 am


Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 1 guest

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.