Telephones

There has been much debate and interest of late in new advances in Telephone technology such as the introductsion of RFID payment modules into smartphones such as the iphone, WiPho and Android handsets. There has been a proliferation of app stores from the major players whilst we have even seen court action over the very name ‘app store’.

Nokia’s recent agreement with Widows mobile have shaken up the industry whilst further litigation over patents and copywrights abound amongst the major players.

Telephones now are expected to do so much, to accomplish the amazing and to slip into the pocket.

But I fear that we are losing touch whilst trying so hard to keep in touch – Telephones are an amazing creation, the word itself derives from the Greek meaning distant voice or distant sound and that is just what, in essence we should remember them as being – a device for talking to someone from far away.

The very best function of the telephone does not need releasing by an app installation, nor does it require a sophisiticated operating system. It is founded upon the early research of many people, most noticeably Alexander Graham Bell, who realised that the Telegraph/ Semaphore/ Fire Beacon means of transferring information from one place to another just ahd to go.

The early Telephones were simple deviced which plugged into the PSTN ( public switched telephone network ) and allowed people to manipulate a number input mechanism and connect to someone else on the PSTN. They worked.

Of course, with improvements in technology and manufacturing processes these home telephones have become slightly more sophisticated but, still it is important to get one of these in your hands. Look at the great selection of telephones and you can see that these are no multipurpose smart mini computers, they just are telephones. Indeed BT once said that – “it is good to talk” and it is. I gain far more human contact from the people I actually talk to than the flacid relationships which come about through social media on my mobile phone.

So, if you are looking in wonder at the new iPad, or trying to choose between phones based upon the screen resolution then remember that talking is great, speech and oratory are the highest level of evolution that we as himan beings have attained and picking up a real telephone which transmits vocal inflections and stammers and coughs is the only way we can really make social interactions at a distance.

Spare Parts for Cordless Phones

Nowadays we are a generation increasingly aware of the affect that we have on the environment. We embraced the industrial revolution and the subsequent consumer frenzy of the late 20th Century with a fervour. Massive improvements in the manufacturing processes in the East coupled with ever increasing technological advances brough a myriad of home electronics to the masses. The rate at which products are improved upon leads to a higher rate of ‘obsoloscence’ in such high end devices.
This leads to waste

Waste has never been a desirable element in society, indeed the waste produced per capita has risen a thousandfold in the last hundred years, leading to increasing landfills.

For this reason the WEEE directive has been applied to electrical items, the legislation demanding that waste electrical equipment be disposed of in a way in which to lesses or even negate its detrimental effect on the environment.

Telephones Online, a Brighton based retailer of predominantly cordless phones, but also other consumer electricals are commited to reducing waste through their working practices.

For years they have been refurbishing DECT Telephone equipment and supplying trade partners in the developing world with useful and viable apparatus which enhances their lives whilst reducing waste in the UK.

They have also recently commited to the provisioning of spare parts for cordless phones. This way, rather than throw away a system that is merely missing one part, the Telephone Suppliers can replace this integral part and have the entire unit or system full functional again.

They have a vast back catalogue of cordless phone parts :

Main Power Supply Unit for Cordless Phone Base Stations, Additional Handset Power Supplies, DECT Handsets, Telephone Base Units, Cordless Phone Batteries, Curly Line Cords and even Handset battery Covers. Many other telephone parts are also available on request.

The best thing about such commerce is that everyone wins: apparently redundant products can be rejuvenated and their life increased, redundant spares can be resold to avoid further waste and the resultant savings are at consumer level.

We like any business process that saves on so many levels whilst giving a real boost to the environment.

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