A Guide To Cordless Phones

By: Jill Carron

You can find cordless phones through various sources. You can find them at electronics stores and websites that offer online shopping. Department stores also offer cordles phones. Some people have even claimed to have bought their cordless phones through some garage sales.

So why buy cordless phones? First off, if you are buying a cordless phone manufactured by dependable companies like Panasonic, Casio, Sony, Phonemate, AT&T, Uniden, Coby, VTech, and Toshiba, you have much assurance that this phone would last you through a lifetime at most. You do not need to be tied down to one location only each time you use the phone. You can move from one room to another and still be able to keep your phone conversation up. Also, most cordless phones come with features like answering machines and caller ID units.

However, there are certain disadvantages that cordless phones have. Did you know that your conversations can be easily listened in on when you use your cordless phone? This is just one disadvantage. Another one is that since it runs on batteries, you cannot use it during power outages.

Speaking of batteries, you should be able to decide first which type of battery you would like your cordless phone to have before you do go out and purchase one for yourself. There are Ni-Cad, or Nickel Cadmium batteries, and there are NiMh, or Nickel Metal Hydride, batteries. The former are cheaper compared to the latter but there are only a few sources of it. As per the NiMh batteries, you can find them in most grocery and convenience stores.

Cordless phones come with two antennas. Well, most of them does. One antenna can be found on the receiver while the other one is found at the base. These antennas can be coated up with rubber but is just made up of one section or it can also be made up of aluminum that can be stretched out or shortened, depending on your choice.

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