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DECT 6.0 Technology
Why the Best Cordless Phones are DECT 6.0 Phones


DECT or DECT 6.0 technology is the most widely used cordless phone technology. In the U.S. it's still considered relatively new, but in fact was first developed during the 1990's. In 2005 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) allocated the 1.9 GHz frequency exclusively for the purpose of voice communication. All DECT 6.0 phones in the U.S. use this frequency, which helps explain one of the key benefits of the technology - immunity from cordless phone interference.

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DECT 6.0 Technology

Independent cordless phone reviews confirm that the best cordless phones are DECT 6.0 phones. Most manufacturers have gone down the road of developing phones that use standard DECT 6.0 technology. Panasonic cordless phones are the exception. Its DECT 6.0 Plus phones employ an enhanced form of the technology that provides many exclusive features including: power backup, enhanced cordless phone range, talking caller ID ...

Link-to-Cell Cordless Phones

The convergence of Bluetooth and DECT 6.0 technologies is responsible for an increase in sales of cordless phones. Top selling models consistently include Bluetooth cordless phones such as Panasonic's KX-TG7645M.

Since the latest cell phones are all Bluetooth enabled, consumers they are easily persuaded by the advantages of having a cordless phone that automatically links-up on arriving home. Many would argue that the best cordless home phone is a DECT 6.0 Bluetooth cordless phone.

What is DECT 6.0 Technology?

DECT or Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications is a standard for digital portable phones. It was developed by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and has now been adopted globally.

The key features of this technology include:

  • elimination of cordless phone interference
  • secure - encrypted communication
  • excellent cordless phone range
  • low power consumption
  • extended talk time
  • extended stand-by time
  • interoperability of hardware e.g. handsets
  • intercom facilities between handsets
  • inexpensive

Cordless Phone Frequencies

Whereas the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies can be used for voice and data communication the FCC dictated that the 1.9 GHz band could only be used for voice. As a consequence DECT 6.0 cordless phones seldom encounter network congestion or interference. In particular they are immune to interference from WiFi networks.

Lower frequencies generally propagate better than higher frequencies. Hence cordless phone range is seldom an issue with DECT 6.0 phones. The obvious exceptions are very large homes or those built with materials that obstruct the passage of communication. In these cases the answer is to use range extenders such as those available on Panasonic long range cordless phones.

Cordless Phone Technology

Until the advent of DECT 6.0 digital technology, cordless phones were manufactured using proprietary technology. It resulted in higher manufacturing costs and significant variations in product performance from one brand to another.

Consumers all over the world are hooked on DECT phones irrespective of brand. They experience few if any cordless phone problems and enjoy the freedom of using a wireless home phone.

Conclusion

DECT 6.0 technology has superseded all other cordless phone technologies. With few exceptions the latest cordless phones are all DECT 6.0 phones. As far as we can see there is nothing on the horizon that presents a threat to its continued reign.


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