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  1. #1
    Bill
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    I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.

    I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    in other rooms of the house.

    Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.

    Ideas anyone???








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  2. #2
    Jer
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    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    Bill wrote:
    > I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    > available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    >
    > I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    > There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    > station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    > capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    > in other rooms of the house.
    >
    > Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    > result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    > all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    >
    > Ideas anyone???
    >


    Seems like I've heard of something like this, but it's been too long to
    remember much. OTOH, you need to seriously consider what you're asking
    for. Depending on your location, your cellular service may be totally
    dependent on just one tower. Since no cellular provider can guarantee
    service 24x7 at any given location, including yours, think about this
    next time excrement occurs and dialing 911 becomes a possibility.


    --
    jer
    email reply - I am not a 'ten'



  3. #3
    τΏτ¬
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe


    "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    :I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    : available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    :
    : I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    : There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    : station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    : capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be
    located
    : in other rooms of the house.
    :
    : Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    : result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    : all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    :
    : Ideas anyone???

    Here's a MERGE from Cidco http://www.cidcocom.com/merge/. This one only
    works for Motorola phones, there is the "Dock-n-Talk"
    http://www.phonelabs.com/prd05.asp that works for many different phones.

    We have the MERGE with a Moto v551 & T720. Not connected to a landline (but
    could be) and we have 4 extension phones (2 wireless). Our 2 story home now
    has phone access in all living areas, with no spotty connection. Ours works
    great!
    -David





  4. #4
    Bruce D. Brown
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    Dock and Talk makes many different models, each one for a specific phone. I
    just bought one that works with any Bluetooth phone. I should receive it in
    the next few days and from what I heard and what I have read, this should be
    great. Only problem with the Bluetooth model, I will have to plug in my
    charging cable instead of placing the phone in a desk cradle and
    automatically connecting the charger.

    Bruce D. Brown

    "τΏτ¬" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > :I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably
    > not
    > : available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd
    > check.
    > :
    > : I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    > : There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    > : station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    > : capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be
    > located
    > : in other rooms of the house.
    > :
    > : Is there something on the market or in development that can do this?
    > The
    > : result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and
    > have
    > : all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    > :
    > : Ideas anyone???
    >
    > Here's a MERGE from Cidco http://www.cidcocom.com/merge/. This one only
    > works for Motorola phones, there is the "Dock-n-Talk"
    > http://www.phonelabs.com/prd05.asp that works for many different phones.
    >
    > We have the MERGE with a Moto v551 & T720. Not connected to a landline
    > (but
    > could be) and we have 4 extension phones (2 wireless). Our 2 story home
    > now
    > has phone access in all living areas, with no spotty connection. Ours
    > works
    > great!
    > -David
    >
    >






  5. #5
    L David Matheny
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    > available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    >
    > I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    > There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    > station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    > capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    > in other rooms of the house.
    >
    > Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    > result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    > all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    >
    > Ideas anyone???
    >

    Try researching some of these links:
    http://www.thehightechstore.com/cellinterface.html
    http://www.cellantenna.com/Dockingst...lldock1000.htm
    http://www.cashforcell.com/cellsocket.htm
    http://www.phonelabs.com/
    I haven't dealt with any of these retailers, but I have an older
    CellSocket for my Nokia 6360 wired as line 2 in my home.





  6. #6
    Bill
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    Thank you Jer, "τΏτ¬", Bruce, and L David for the quick and positive
    responses. I had been thinking about something like this ever since I got
    my first cell. When I'd mentioned the possibility to otherwise techie
    friends, they were all very negative. Nice to know there are some
    possibilities out there.

    I'll do some research now that y'all have given me hope and a place to
    start.
    Thanx again,
    Bill





  7. #7
    Jud Hardcastle
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    > available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    >
    > I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    > There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    > station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    > capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    > in other rooms of the house.
    >
    > Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    > result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    > all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    >
    > Ideas anyone???
    >


    One more. Uniden has added a bluetooth model to their line of multi-
    handset models. The basestation uses your cell phone via bluetooth.
    See: http://www.uniden.com/product.cfm?product=ELBT595
    You can add up to 10 remote handsets. I don't have that one but I do
    have the standard 5.8 model with 5 handsets currently (2 Uniden and 3
    Radio Shack branded) and really like them. Especially the ability to
    page all handsets for an intercom or transfer call--the old Casio system
    I had you had to know where the person was to page them.

    You might want to consider adding an external cellular antenna and maybe
    even a signal booster to the cell phone. That way you'd be insured that
    the cell phone would get the best possible reception.

    --
    Jud
    Dallas TX USA



  8. #8
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Mon, 25 Jul
    2005 00:30:46 GMT, "Bill" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    >available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    >
    >I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    >There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    >station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    >capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    >in other rooms of the house.
    >
    >Is there something on the market or in development that can do this? The
    >result would be to eliminate local telephone services and charges and have
    >all telephone access thru the cell phone connection.
    >
    >Ideas anyone???


    PhoneLabs Dock-N-Talk DNTA100 Universal Cellphone Docking Station
    <http://www.anything4wireless.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=31>
    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  9. #9
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe

    Bill wrote:
    > I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably not
    > available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd check.
    >
    > I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    > There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    > station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    > capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be located
    > in other rooms of the house.


    Cingualr USED to offer something called "Fast Forward" which was
    basically a dock for your cell phone. Then the phone was in the dock,
    call would automatically forward to your landline phones. It did not
    incur airtime fees while your phone was in-dock, but did cost an extra
    $2.99. And of course, you still needed to have an active landline and
    your land phones connected to it.

    Not sure how popular it was. Cingular may not even offer the service
    anymore.


    --
    E-mail fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.



  10. #10
    Pld
    Guest

    Re: Complete phone system -- theoretical maybe


    "Isaiah Beard" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bill wrote:
    >> I want to get an expanded phone system. What I'll describe is probably
    >> not available and possibly not technically feasible, but I thought I'd
    >> check.
    >>
    >> I'd like a docking station into which I could insert my/a cell phone.
    >> There would be no land-line connection for the station. The docking
    >> station would support a larger hand set and possibly a speaker phone
    >> capability. It would also support multiple handsets which could be
    >> located in other rooms of the house.

    >
    > Cingualr USED to offer something called "Fast Forward" which was basically
    > a dock for your cell phone. Then the phone was in the dock, call would
    > automatically forward to your landline phones. It did not incur airtime
    > fees while your phone was in-dock, but did cost an extra $2.99. And of
    > course, you still needed to have an active landline and your land phones
    > connected to it.
    >
    > Not sure how popular it was. Cingular may not even offer the service
    > anymore.
    >


    http://www.cingular.com/customer_service/fast_forward





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