900 MHz Phones provide performance along with the shaft if you're not careful

sorabji.com: Are you pissed off?: 900 MHz Phones provide performance along with the shaft if you're not careful
By PassNthru on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 04:28 am:
    The handset on my Panasonic 900 MHz cordless phone decided that it would quit working. I tried to persuade it to work again by buying a new EXPENSIVE battery. But it had a mind of its own; deciding that it couldn't be fixed that cheap. It was only 13 months old so I decided to seek help. The knowledgable folks at Panasonic knew right away that it only needed a new battery. I explained that it already had one, and that the battery had full voltage (I measured it). They explained that a fully charged battery wouldn't necessarily make the handset work. Interesting. How novel... That's good. I like that.

    Let me see now. If I want this phone fixed, where do I go?

    For a mere $80 (it had been $140) I now have my phone back. It's working (with either the old or new battery!). And no, nobody I've talked to can explain how the battery charging system functions in this particular phone. Even the "authorized" repair shop sends this phone to Panasonic for repair. Isn't proprietary information great?

    I was told by Panasonic that lots of people have this problem...

    I'm thinking...well...you know

By Dave on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 02:14 pm:
    I got my Sony 900mhz phone from Sears. I paid an extra $11 to get a lifetime replacement guarantee. Which I used 3 days after I bought it. Phone #2 works pretty damn good except for the hum, but I do live under a mile from a few radio towers. I've learned to always get stuff like that at Sears. They didn't even ask me what was wrong with my first phone, they just asked me if I wanted to try another one or if I wanted my money back. That's the way it should be. The preceding was a paid public service announcement.

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 03:27 pm:
    I saw the most awesome phone at a friend's house. It was cordless, almost antennaless, and had a caller id display ON the phone. Now if only they could add on the TV remote features we would NEVER have to drag our lazy asses off the sofa again!!!

By HAL-1 on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 10:01 pm:
    Yes we would, I mean the phone is nice and all, the remote would kick ass. And HELL a caller id on the phone... But you forget its hard as hell to make coffee from one location and drink it there too... ( like on your couch or bed, thats what I learned) you can do it but the coffee isn't that great

By Jim aka PajamaBoy on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 - 10:59 pm:
    LOL@Hal!!! Good point though :)

By PassNthru on Saturday, April 4, 1998 - 08:45 pm:
    I saw a 900 MHz phone like Jim aka PajamaBoy described. It was only $230. I'd have bought a few, except, boo hoo...it was a...a...a...Panasonic.


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