Buying a BT GRAPHITE 1500 TRIO online

There are several factors which come into play when choosing a cordless phone.

Maybe the first I would suggest would be considering he number of handsets you will require.
Cordless phones come in a selection of expandable systems from single handset phones, to twin handsets through to trio/ triple handset systems and even quads. These GAP/ DECT phone systems consist of a main base station – which requires a connection to the phone socket as per normal; and satellite additional handsets.
These additional handsets can be placed in any are within range of the base station ( commonly 50-100m indoors) and just need a power source to charge the batteries in them. For desktop additional handsets, such as in the office or bedside normal charging stations are suitable, but it is worth considering going for a wall mountable charger, say , for in the kitchen.

You will also have to decide whether or not you require a Telephone answer machine built into the base station.
Many people enjoy the facility to not only take messages at home but to be able to access them remotely also – via an access code protected method you are able to listen to your messages even when on holiday.
Typical home phone answering machines have a recording time of 12-15 minutes, which for a long message of 20 seconds would give you space for maybe 30-50 such messages – ample for most situations.

Further consideration maybe given to the style and build of the handsets.
Handsets may be sturdy and rugged in appearance or, as with some models be ‘designer phones’, built to look good whilst delivering a great call quality.
Designer cordless phones come in many shapes and sizes and, hence, could be chosen to fit in with a great variety of interior decors.

found it - the graphite 1500

Additional features vary from phone to phone, but in general the majority of cordless phones incorporate features such as SIM Card Import, Large Alphanumeric Telephone Directories, Backlit Screen, Colour Screen, Caller Display, Call Transfer, Intercom, Speakerphone and even games on some handsets.

The final choice comes down, as with many consumerist acts, to the manufacturer.
As a consumer we do build up preferences to the design and operation of models by particular manufacturers.
The leading Cordless Home Phone manufacturers for the UK market are Philips, BT Phones, Siemens Gigaset, Magicbox and Panasonic. All these manufacturers produce high specification cordless phones which are fully conforming to European DECT standards.
Telephones Online has a large selection of cordless home phones from a variety of manufacturers.
Certain models are now also in production which are ‘eco’ models, cutting down on power consumption and hence cutting bills whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

To summarise, cordless phones have replaced the old corded phones in most UK households now delivering a freedom of movement and an ease of communication which enhances the way in which we talk to each other.

We went through the selection process and ended up with the BT Graphite 1500 Trio

Nokia Maps after Software Upgrade

Nokia maps have completely flummoxed me of late. I upgraded my Nokia N95 software as I had been promised a faster GPS connection as a result. I put up with the loss of my beloved Brian Lara Cricket game, but that is a waste of time anyway.

I rebooted and waited – a standard procedure for some of today’s latest mobile phones. On opening up Nokia maps I was saddened to see that the phone had no recollection of my previously lovingly installed maps from Smart2Go. I love zooming in on rethymno, Crete to see my old haunts. I tried reinstalling the maps using Smart2go Maploader ( a lugubrious application ) to no avail. I was becoming rather disillusioned by the software upgrade, losing my cricket and all that.

My next step was Orange who advised I called Nokia ( buck passers ). I did call Nokia, indeed I spent an hour on hold at various times of the day and night.

By chance and through a process of elimination I discovered that the old Smart2Go maps are no longer supported by the new Nokia Maps application, I downloaded the new Nokia Maps Loader and was soon zooming into my sat nav maps and even enjoying a markedly faster connection time to the satellites I believe are up there somewhere.

The unfortunate thing was that my original download of the Nokia Maps App had included a free 3 day trial of their navigational software ( with voice prompts) and it took me 4 days to solve the issues with me Nokia N95 above….they also seem to have removed the tracking facility on the new map software.. cheeky, like they are trying up revenues…

VOIP telephony

Voice over IP Communications specialists Best4IP have created a site with a view to bringing together a wealth of information on the subject of SIP telephony, VOIP telephony and their related features and implementation.

Best4IP is a natural progression of focus from a company which has specialised in providing cost effective and bespoke communications solutions for its clients for over 10 years.

Voice Over IP is rapidly becoming the industry standard when it comes to the installation of PABX ‘s and larger switches.