Pair of Philips CD440 DECT wireless phones @ catchoftheday

17 December 2008

good price for a decent pair of DECT phones... note no answering machine...

DECT phones are the most wifi friendly because they work in the 1.8GHz frequency range, below the 2.4GHz and 5GHz ranges that most wireless routers work on...

15 comments

  • admin EDITOR
    ahhhh - that makes sense. I've got a phone that picks up a nice hum - wonder if its the router. I've never bothered testing to see what it transmits on. Have just bought a n spec router - that should be transmitting on 5 gigH shouldnt it? Interestingly your microwave and bluetooth also transmit on 2.4 GHz.
  • fishmonkey
    the 802.11n draft spec actually uses 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies... well-engineered equipment supposedly should play nice with each other, and you can try changing wireless channels when you suspect interference (oh and make sure that equipment isn't too close together)... however you don't always have control over the equipment and channels that other people are using, and, well, not all stuff is well-engineered... i believe the 1.8HGHz range is only used for DECT phones, so for my purposes i'm sticking with it (there are other advantages to the phones that use the higher frequencies, but i don't need them)...
  • jackyblue
    Just clicked through to the link but it says this promotion now finished. What's with that?
  • golfwidow
    Have let Admin know about this. I think CoTD's cashback is finished so the link won't work till the tracker is set back to $0. Will have an answer shortly i'm sure :)
  • lilpretzel
    They either have a low balance (needs topping up before it becomes active again) or no cashback offer anymore, will have to get a final answer from nod later ;)
  • nod
    link all fixed... COTD do not have cashback running at the moment
  • jackyblue
    God ... you must have to be quick with that site. Guess this wasn't what fishmonkey meant by 'pair' of wireless phones :p http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/banners/easycurves_banner.jpg
  • Brad
    The catches change at midday AEDT daily, so this deal is EXPIRED now.
  • jackyblue
    DAMN ... but great if you were hunting for a bust enhancer kit for Nanna's xmas pressie heeheehee
  • fishmonkey
    jackyblue;75531
    God ... you must have to be quick with that site. Guess this wasn't what fishmonkey meant by 'pair' of wireless phones :p
    haha, just had to go and watch the youtube video... it's hysterical! maybe i have to get one!
  • craftykiwi
    jackyblue;75536
    DAMN ... but great if you were hunting for a bust enhancer kit for Nanna's xmas pressie heeheehee
    Didn't think most Nannas needed any more enhancing!! :xmas9:
  • craftykiwi
    Hey fishmonkey - nice avatar - but I was just about to squash the bug on the left of my screen when I realised there wasn't really one there!!
  • admin EDITOR
    Yea I did the same thing first time I saw it :)
  • fishmonkey
    you see, you really are lost in the Matrix!
  • jackyblue
    Me too ... took me a couple of goes then I totally laughed then felt like a tosser then decided to keep quiet about it buuuut seeing as you two admitted to doing the same thing I don't feel like such a d*head.

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