When are you really cordless?
This entry was posted on August 6, 2008.
What Makes a Great Cordless Phone?
Is it digital technology that gives them security and more immunity to RF interference? Is it multiple handset compatibility for covering every room in the house?
The truth is most cordless phones have all of these features, but some fall short of life! Next time, when shopping for a cordless phone consider the battery life and alternative battery backup. Nothing is worse than a dead phone.
Some phones provide a battery holder for battery backup. It's a phone with a compartment in the base to charge a spare handset battery pack or to hold alkaline batteries for base-power backup, either of which can enable the phone to work on a traditional landline service if you lose household AC power.
AT&T, GE, Panasonic, Uniden, and VTech account for most of the cordless phone market. Most manufacturers websites claim that a fully charged battery will hold its charge at least a week in standby mode. When the battery can no longer hold a charge, it's time for a replacement. Save money and buy extended life battery packs that cost up to 50% less than so-called proprietary packs and offer more
capacity than OEM battery packs by purchasing from www.batteriesinaflash.com.
Some phones use less-expensive AA or AAA rechargeable batteries. To ensure more talk time, buy the highest mAh rated AA or AAA rechargeable batteries.
Need to find a store in Las Vegas, Nevada that recycles used cordless-phone batteries?, call 702-248-2423 or call for any participating retailer in your
home town, by calling the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp at 800-822-8837