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~Lenore    Posted 10-27-2004 at 11:01:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got such good information a few weeks ago, I wish I had copied and saved it....
but I didn't. Since I seem to drop or submerge my cordless phone in my coffe cup, I am going to buy another one.

My old 900MHz worked great between my house and my neighbor lady's. I Got a 2.5MHz and it would hardly work outside in my own yard.
I notice there are also 5.4MHz available.
So what should I get to get the clearest and best distance reception?

I'd appreciate all who gave me information last time to do it again and any who didn't add to it.
I promiss I will copy and save it this time. Thank you all so much. It is so nice to have such a great brain pool to fish in for all kinds of information!!


Rickstir    Posted 10-27-2004 at 13:18:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
At 2.5 Mhz, you can interfere with wireless computer networks. If you have wireless in your house go to the newer higher frquencies. This is the one thing my wife will forget and pick up the phone while I'm on the computer. Augh!


REt    Posted 10-27-2004 at 12:31:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
5 years ago I tried out 4 brands of cordless phones. My daughter is about a block from me, and I wanted something that would carry well, and also so I could hear it ring. Tried her Sony, failed the test, tried a GE worked pretty well, but couldn't hear it ring. Tried another newer Sony, didn't like it. Finally tried a top of the line Panasonic, still have it although it was hit by lighning a year ago, sent it in to have repaired. It works better than any I had tried , will carry way over a block through thick woods.It is the 2.4 GHz . I got it from Target, they took the others back with no questions whatsoever. I imagine there are other good ones out there, but if something happens to this one, I will buy another like it. Not inexpensive, but if you keep it out of your coffee cup, ought to last a lifetime
REt



KatG    Posted 10-27-2004 at 18:11:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I totally agree ...my Panansonic is the best phone I have ever had...KAtG


Clod    Posted 10-27-2004 at 11:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you look up Ramsey Electronics you might learn that you are better off with less range. Those older phone signals can be intercepted by old police scanners. The newer scanners have blocked this reception by legal ruling.But many keep or find older scanners,Also Ramsey sells handheld scanners that zero in on phone signals. Some folks do this for a hobby and ride around intercepting conversations. When you leave the wire and go to transmitting electromagnetic signals then you are open to interception by no telling who.----- Also, The higher frequencies are more dependent on line of sight path between the two units.------------Then ,Some folks may add to this and find me inaccurate.,By the way,This is Banjo boy and I created this message even though I do not approve of it.


OH Boy    Posted 10-27-2004 at 13:13:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll second that part about the people with scanner radios. A few years ago I visited an old friend of mine who lives in a small town. He had one of those scanners and set it on the channels used by cordless phones. He knew everybody's business in no time! He could figure out who he was hearing just by what they were talking about. Found out who was sneaking around with who too!


ret    Posted 10-27-2004 at 13:51:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I may be wrong, but the GHZ phones were supposed to be free from eavedropping because of its system of codes. I know the 900 series was prone to be monitored. However, is there anything that is complely safe today?
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toolman    Posted 10-27-2004 at 14:20:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
whatever the frequency range of the scanner ,thats what can be picked up, cell phones that run in the 900 range are easily picked up the new digtals aren,t prone to bein scanned as far as i know, as for them hand help phones they are easily scanned if your winthin range,(900range again) and with a bigger better antenna they can be scanned from a greater distance. im sure a good electronis tech could make something that can do most anything.


John D Smith    Posted 10-28-2004 at 16:17:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The basic rule is that the higher the frequency, the shorter the range. There may be some variation in this as different brands may have more output power than others. But all things being equal, higher frequency, shorter range.


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