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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: How come cordless phones don't have the range they used to? Reply with quote Back to top

Just what the title asks; How come cordless phones don't have the range they used to?

At home its not a big issue, but at work I need one that can at least make it to the lunchroom. I had an old Panasonic 2.4 ghz phone with dual antennas on the base, however the handset took a rather nasty spill down the stairs and requires the use of tape to hold the battery in. So I ordered a Uniden 5.8 ghz phone with all these claims of being "The most powerful cordless phones" and I cant make it to the lunchroom with it. I figured it had to be defective so I had it replaced with the same results. So I decided to use it at home and bring my own phone in, a new Panasonic 2.4 ghz. Upon testing that phone, it also has a short range as well. I can barely even walk across the street with it. So I dug up an old old Vtech 900mhz connected it to my Vonage box and viola, works clear down the street. Long story short, the new cordless phones have a much shorter range than they used to 3 or 4 years ago. What gives?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

There are two factors at work:

First, lower frequencies go farther - which makes 900 better than 2400 and better than 5800.

The other more important factor is interference and noise from other sources. RIght now, 900MHz works great because nobody makes 900MHz stuff anymore. If you have some old 900MHz equipment, it finds itself close to alone using the frequency - almost as good as having licensed channels.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I did realize that the 5.8ghz signal wont go as far as the 900mhz, but because my post became a little winded I did not explain in detail all the comparisons. I have a newer Panasonic 2.4ghz, single antenna phone and an old Panasonic 2.4ghz with dual antennas, and by far the older one is more powerful; it works farther than the 900mhz and absolutely clobbers my wireless network (laptop completely losses connection). The newer one barely interferes with the wifi, but cant go nearly as far down my street at home and has a lot of static in the lunchroom at work (not as bad as the Uniden 5.8ghz), where the older phone(s) can make it down the street and to the lunchroom without a problem. So that being said, it just seems the transmitters in the new phones just aren't as powerful as they used to be. Both the Panasonic phones are the "Gigarange" models. And it looks like they just aren't as powerful as they used to be. Anybody have info or phone suggestions?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

My guess is that Panasonic made some changes to the newer phone to make it more "WiFi or Bluetooth friendly". The old ones transmitted across the whole 2.4GHz band and stepped on anything in the way - WiFi wouln't work and anyone nearby trying to use a bluetooth headset on a cell phone would need to switch to the phone directly. The newer ones seem to be designed to "try" to stay out of the way of WiFi, which would result in lower performance in their intended functions.

If you have an older model that works better (and don't mind the WiFi interference) - use it.
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