DECT 6.0 phones: superior sound and security
The newest cordless phone platform—one that is growing in popularity—
is Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications, or DECT 6.0. Used for
a number of years in Europe, DECT 6.0 recently became available in North
America and provides enhanced call clarity, security and range.
DECT 6.0 phones operate on the 1. 9 GHz frequency, which has been set
aside exclusively for cordless phone use. This proven and reliable technology provides superior voice and sound quality. DECT 6.0 also offers high
protection against eavesdropping and better range than 2. 4 GHz and 5. 8 GHz
Another benefit of DECT is that you can carry on conversations anywhere
in the home or office without the worry of wireless network interference,
because the frequency is not used by other wireless technologies. This capability
is particularly important in today’s digital households, where a variety o f
Internet and Wi-Fi services are in play.
DECT phones may feature voice-enhancement technology, color displays ,
speakerphones for hands-free communication, in-house intercom functionality ,
extended talk time and multiple ring tones so different tones can be assigned
to individual callers to immediately recognize who’s calling.
In addition, DECT 6.0 cordless phone systems offer dramatically updated
designs with beautifully sleek and slim form factors designed to complemen t
the décor of homes or small offices.
Cordless phone tips
• When charging the battery for the first time, before you plug in the telephone line, place the phone on the charger (and don’t lift it off the charger) for 12 to 15 hours to ensure the battery is properly conditioned and fully charged .
• Keep the charging contacts clean to ensure a proper charge. Use a pencil
eraser to clean the contacts.
• Always read your user guide when setting up your phone to ensure you
don’t miss any important features. A
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HEAR THIS PHONE TIP
Cordless phones are a wonderful invention,
but it’s smart to have this old-fashioned
device around at home and office: a standard,
corded telephone. These are an essential part
of an emergency kit because they still function
during power outages. As long as there is
phone service coming into the line, a corded
phone wi ll work.
I keep my corded phone in corded phone in
use in my garage. garage.
There hap pens to be
a phone ja ck in the
HELPFUL HO W TO’S
garage, so I use it to get phone service when
I’m in the garage doing projects. I like having
the corded phone in the garage because it
might be easy to misplace the handset among
all the tools, storage boxes, etc.
Another option is to keep a corded phone in
your emergency kit along with other supplies.
T hat way, you’ll know where it is in
c ase of an emergency.
S ometimes old things
p rove to be very useful!
—Tim Talevich —Tim Talevich