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FesteringSore - on 09 Jan 2017
Can anyone please tell me the correct name for those fangled phones where you have a cordless handset and a base unit that plugs into the main and NOT into the landline socket?

Thanks.
GrahamD - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:

If they aren't connected to any external network they will be intercoms, won't they ? more specifically power line intercoms. Maplin may be worth a look.
Jack B on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:

Not quite sure what you're looking for:
- A cordless phone with a base station which plugs into the mains only and lets you talk to other cordless phones in the same house?
- A cordless phone which works like a mobile but sits in a base station charging most of the time?
- A cordless phone with a base station which doesn't have a landline connection, but works with another base station elsewhere in the house which does plug into the landline?
- Something else?
kathrync - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:

Are you talking about VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phones? These use the internet to make calls in the same way as Skype does. If your wifi is good enough for VOIP (and it generally is unless you are very rural), you will only have to plug the base unit into the power to charge the handset.

If your wifi isn't good enough for reliable VOIP, you would have to plug your VOIP phone into a wired network. Many people are now creating powerline networks, where you route your network connection through your power system using adaptors in the sockets. In this case, you would also plug your VOIP phone into a power socket via an adaptor for connectivity, which could also be what you are thinking of. This would still be a VOIP phone.
FesteringSore - on 09 Jan 2017
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> - A cordless phone with a base station which doesn't have a landline connection, but works with another base station elsewhere in the house which does plug into the landline?

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Mark Edwards - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:

Cordless phone – remote handset?
Jack B on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:

You want an "extra DECT handset", or and "additional DECT handset", something like that.

Also I guess you'd like it to be compatible with a base station you already have. Newer GAP models are mostly compatible with each other, older systems may not be, and some brands do better than others on that front.
Climbing Pieman on 09 Jan 2017
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In reply to FesteringSore:
Look out for a GAP compatibile phone. Most work with any other GAP basestation which I assume you already have. You could buy it complete with basestation but not plug that into the landline, or just buy an additional handset with a charger base.
FesteringSore - on 09 Jan 2017
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Thanks for help. I've managed to identify the base unit - KX-TG8061E (Panasonic) Should it be a simple task of purchasing a couple of additional handset?
Climbing Pieman on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to FesteringSore:
That seems via googling to be a DECT GAP phone unit so yes should be simple to add on any DECT GAP handset at least in theory. Do you want full Panasonic functions though, or ease of use, etc.

For convenience, ease of use and full compatibility of what your base unit setup can do, say mirroring functions, transferring contacts, transferring calls, possibly picking up answer machine messages on additional handsets, etc, it would be better to go for the KX-TGA 806 additional handset as this is the one Panasonic make to go with the base unit. (Assuming your happy with what you have already that is.)
EddInaBox on 10 Jan 2017
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> I've managed to identify the base unit - KX-TG8061E (Panasonic) Should it be a simple task of purchasing a couple of additional handset?

Do searches on eBay for KX-TGA 806 (extra handset) and KX-TG8061, KX-TG8062, KX-TG8063, the last digit in the model number refers to the number of handsets, so for example KX-TGA 8063 comes with three handsets, one base station and two charging stations. If you were to buy a KX-TGA 8062 set, currently on eBay for about £25, you would end up (including the set you already own) with one charging station and two base stations but the instruction manual covers how to code all the handsets to one station and then just use the spare base station as a charger only.

In my experience different Panasonic models work quite well with each other so you needn't be limited to the exact model you already have, the KX-TGA 8061 base unit only has 18 minutes of recording space, fine most of the time but if you're away on holiday for a few weeks that can easily fill up. If buying a different model look for one with colour screens and 40 minutes or more recording time, if buying second hand then you'll probably want new batteries, any AAA NiMh rechargeables will do.

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