DECT phones are those with the Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT). It is capable of connecting wirelessly with the base in a simple way. Thus, you can move around the house with the handset while making or taking calls. You do not have to be near the base for the phone to work.
A DECT phone works differently from a landline phone. They are wireless phones that do not require plugging into a landline. Instead, they come in the form of a set that includes a base unit and several handsets.
In case you have one handset, you can easily combine it with the base to form one device. You will have to hook the handset to the base unit to recharge it. If you increase the number of handsets, then you may require several charging base units. Most Panasonic cordless phones fall within this category.
Advantages of DECT Phones
- Convenient when it comes to the rooms where you can make a call
- Have a wide range of between 50 meters and 300 meters
- Provide the ability to link to extra handsets (usually up to six)
- Suitable for home and office use
- Some are in the form of 2-line cordless phones
- Some wireless phones allow you to use a repeater
- Ability to enable one to make hands-free phones
- Some of the phone models have Bluetooth capability
- Provide advances call blocking and caller ID features
Disadvantages of DECT Phones
- They need continually hooking to a power supply
Are DECT Phones Safe?
Cordless phones connect to their base units using radio waves. Thus, some people worry that radio waves could be harmful to their health. Nothing could be far from the truth. That’s because researchers have found no evidence that the emissions from DECT phones are dangerous.
You can reduce the emissions further by turning on the ECO DECT function, commonly found on Gigaset phones. It works while the phone is on standby or even during a call. However, the function may reduce the range within which you can use the handset. ECO DECT is also great for the environment since it drastically cuts the power consumption.