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RJ11 connector - Allteq
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RJ11 splitter - Goobay
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Telephone cable on reel - rj11 - 100 meters
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RJ11 plug - Goobay
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A home phone, when do you need one?

Since some time, many people have had the idea that a phone is by definition a cell phone. Many people did away with their fixed telephone with subscription. Meanwhile, more and more people are coming back from this. There are two reasons for this: first, calling from a landline is cheaper than calling from a mobile. Secondly, a fixed home phone often has more options to adapt the phone traffic to the specific needs of a household or company. In terms of connection quality, there is normally no longer any difference between a wired or unwired system. Therefore, because of the low cost and great ease of use, many business connections are still fixed connections, with handsets that are very extensive in terms of features and settings. Recently, more and more households are also finding their way back to the (extensive) fixed home telephone.

How does a home phone work?

A home phone uses a wired telephone system. Yet the term landline phone is odd, since the devices are almost all cordless handsets. Anyway, apart from the fact that you make more economical calls from a landline phone than from a mobile phone, a home phone has other advantages. For example, from a corded base station, you can control multiple phones in your home or office at the same time. Depending on the version of the base station, you can make calls, in excellent quality, in parallel, possibly even together. We have base stations that can provide multiple lines, multiple parallel calls and, of course, multiple handsets with everything you need in terms of telephony. However, should you want to set up such a system with cell phones, you often need multiple mobile subscriptions and interconnectivity is often not feasible.

Home phone with multiple handsets

Naturally, you want to be able to pick up the phone in multiple places at home or work. In addition to single phones, you can buy packages with multiple handsets that connect to each other. You can also often expand single models with additional sets. Expanding your handset is easiest done with sets of the same type as your base station. The maximum number of single handsets that can be connected to a base station varies. Allekabels has models with 4 handsets and and with 6 handsets. If your base station lists GAP functionality, you may be able to pair other handsets. By the way, you can also connect and splice telephone cables, we have couplers and splitters in our assortment. About our home phone sets: we carry them, among others, from the leading brand Gigaset. We selected this German brand because of their wide range of quality telephones.

Analog or digital calling anyway?

There is quite a bit of misunderstanding about the differences between analog and digital telephony. As far as the quality of the ringing signal, of the call that is, it makes little difference anymore. The main differences are in the additional features offered by digital processing. If you are busy on an analog line, a new caller will hear the busy signal. This is not the case with digital ISDN telephony. Over this phone line, you remain reachable while you are on a call. So you can make several calls simultaneously through different handsets. Besides analog and digital, there is also calling via VoIP or Voice over IP. This is Internet telephony, for example through Skype or VoIPbuster. There is, however, a distinction between digital calling and real Internet calling. A VoIP subscription comes with a set that allows you to choose a phone suitable for the analog line.

VOIP with a home phone

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VOIP integrates the previously separate worlds of voice and data. Anyone who thinks Voice over IP or IP telephony is a new development is not. There has been talk of "calling" over a network since the inception of computer networks in the early 1970s. However, it wasn't until the turn of the century that this technology was developed far enough to be widely deployed. That broad deployment was of great importance, because one of the major advantages of this technology is its ability to work location-independently. An internal number, for example of an office, is linked to an IP address. This makes it possible, for example, to call an employee at another location or even at home via a company switchboard. So there is no need to constantly transfer and switch back, an action that unfortunately can easily be forgotten.

Number recognition and answering machine

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Most phones have a display on which you can see who is calling. You can then always decide whether to answer the call or not. However, your home phone (and your subscription) must be suitable for the type of number recognition your provider works with. In case you also work with VOIP, a lot more is possible in this area, even with a home phone. Because linking is based on IP addresses, group and company names can be displayed. For example, with a modern IP PBX, you can send an alternate sender and even region code. This technology also allows other services to be integrated. Video conferencing, for example, becomes a lot easier with VOIP, as does relaying data other than just calls. Several models also have an answering machine on board.

Location and address book

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A home phone makes use of all sorts of useful digital features. One such feature is the ability to work with an address book for all contacts. The number of contacts you call with these days can add up quickly. This is especially true in a business environment. Therefore, a home phone that can administer 500 contacts is no longer an exception. This can often be easily transferred to all mobile units. Within companies, working with shared address books, often based on a VOIP PBX, is now almost standard. In the past, a phone number was linked to a location; with VOIP, a number is linked to an account while its location(s) do not matter. Incidentally, sharing audio and data has another big advantage: the amount of cabling can be reduced.

Step for choosing

If you are going to look for a suitable device for your home or workplace, possibly with VOIP, ask yourself at least three things. First, do you use a PBX and if so, is the home phone suitable for it? This is because not every home phone works with every home exchange. Another question: for whom is the phone intended? A receptionist needs a large address book, but your 2 children probably do not. The size of the display can also be important for the person who has to work with the phone. A third question is a very important one: is my budget sufficient, especially if you are going for a high end home phone. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable models and a DECT/VOIP base station for sale in our assortment.