Go for a Dual with SMS.
Then the handset can charge nowhere near the base/phone line. The main
base always has the charger built in.
DECT is superior to WiFi in range, lack of interference, quality of
audio, and power consumption. They all use charging holsters and usually
replaceable NiMh AAA cells.
Siemens has a Dual/Twin one with ethernet as well as PSTN on the
basestation for VOIP and also then you can update it's phone book and
admin it via it's builtin webserver.
Brian Foster wrote:
> | From: Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie>
> | Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:15:24 +0100
> | On 12 Sep 2007, at 14:02, Josh Glover wrote:
> | > On 12/09/2007, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
> | >> - the DECT handheld unit must use a rechargeable
> | >> battery (I _refuse_ to buy disposable batteries!):
> | >
> | > Can't one buy rechargable AA batteries in France?
> | > Or am I missing something?
>> as far as I know rechargeable batteries are available
> (I've never had to buy any).
> my (vague!) memory is some first generation DECT handsets
> were not necessarily rechargeable.
> when I was eyeballing a few units the other day it wasn't
> always clear.
> to be more accurate, the requirement is the handset must
> _recharge_ when docked in the basestation.
>> | I don't believe I've ever seen a DECT phone that DIDN'T
> | use rechargeable batteries. That would be insane.
>> as per above, I have _vague_ recollections of some early
> units being “insane”, and also am not too sure about some
> of the units I eyeballed in-shop the other day (so is why
> I mentioned the point).
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