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July 25, 2005 4:30:46 AM

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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???
July 25, 2005 4:30:47 AM

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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'
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 5:27:56 AM

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"Bill" <bflavin@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message news:WoWEe.480036$cg1.95358@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> 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/Dockingstations/CellDock/cel...
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.
Related resources
July 25, 2005 7:22:56 AM

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"Bill" <bflavin@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:WoWEe.480036$cg1.95358@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
: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
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 8:19:41 AM

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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

"ô¿ô¬" <NoSpam@SpamNot.ru> wrote in message
news:kWYEe.8052$X76.4744@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>
> "Bill" <bflavin@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:WoWEe.480036$cg1.95358@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> :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
>
>
July 25, 2005 9:41:55 AM

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Thank you Jer, "ô¿ô¬", 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
Anonymous
July 25, 2005 7:06:03 PM

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In article <WoWEe.480036$cg1.95358@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
bflavin@worldnet.att.net 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
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 2:20:05 AM

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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.


--
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Transpose the c's and a's in my e-mail address to reply.
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 3:10:16 AM

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In <WoWEe.480036$cg1.95358@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net> on Mon, 25 Jul
2005 00:30:46 GMT, "Bill" <bflavin@worldnet.att.net> 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=V...;
--
Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular&gt;
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 4:57:47 AM

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"Isaiah Beard" <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote in message
news:11eb7el9ogs6501@corp.supernews.com...
> 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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