Gone are the days when cordless phones were available at fancy restaurants only, to make phone calls from the table. Those first types of cordless phones were connected to a radio transmitter that could then connect the caller to an operator. This was a cutting-edge technology back in 1962, when the World’s Fair took place in Seattle.
Today, digital cordless phones are commonplace [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]home phones[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]home phones[/tp] as almost every household today is packed with gadgets. If you haven’t got a cordless phone at home, it’s probably time to switch to this state-of-the-art technology and here’s the reason why.
Cordless phones are affordable
You don’t have to be a millionaire to get a digital cordless phone. Easy-to-use and stylish hands-free phones complete with caller displays are sometimes offered for less than £23. This is great value for money as the phone features a 50 name and number phonebook, 50 metre indoor and 300 metre outdoor range, 40 number call log, caller display and other functions.
Communication technologies are enhanced all the time in this highly competitive market. For instance, TelcoDepot has launched a new line of Panasonic cordless analogue phones that correspond to European Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications standards. The brand new telephones use 1.9GHz frequency which provides exceptionally clear connections as it doesn’t interfere with other household devices.
Next-generation technologies for the elderly
Some telecom companies have pushed the boundaries of cordless communication even further by providing sets of specifically targeted technologies. Thus, Uniden has developed new cordless phones targeted at consumers with visual and hearing impairments. These phones feature extra loud audio controls, large buttons, LCD and caller ID displays and text-to-speech functions.
Brad Hales, senior national marketing executive at Uniden, commented, “One of the most profound changes influencing our population growth is ageing. Uniden’s next-generation visual and hearing impaired cordless phones appeal to the needs of this growing demographic – who typically prefer fixed line phones over mobiles – offering the support they need to stay connected with family and friends with ease”.
More cordless phone inspired products
Then, there are technologies such as ePure Bluetooth stations by Swissvoice designed for fans of cordless phones who actually use smartphones and tablets. The Bluetooth station includes a wireless handset and docking station for a tablet or smartphone and allows the user to make and receive both phone calls and calls made over the Internet like Skype calls, for example.
During the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, people were impressed by a number of technological innovations they would use in the 21st century. These included computers, pagers, international television, and cordless touch-tone phones – technologies that are present in most homes and offices these days.
While people living in the middle of the 20th century could use cordless phones only at fancy restaurants, you can have the technology at home for a bit more than £20.