November 28, 2022

I wrote final week a couple of gadget from Republic Wi-fi known as the Prolong Residence Equipment. The small field connects to your house’s web router and allows you to join a standard landline cellphone that shares your cell quantity.

This explicit resolution is unique to Republic Wi-fi.

I acquired fairly a number of emails asking about or recommending an analogous expertise from Panasonic known as Link2Cell, which helps you to join any Bluetooth-enabled cellphone to a Panasonic cordless cellphone system with as much as 5 handsets.

When the cellphone is paired to the Link2Cell system, you may make or take calls on any of the handsets.

I ought to have talked about this product in my evaluation, as I used to be conscious of it, however there’s a fairly huge distinction in how the 2 merchandise work.

As I mentioned above, to make or take calls on the Link2Cell, your cellphone must be inside 33 toes of the bottom station. In case your cellphone is turned off or simply away from the home in your pocket, the Link2Cell handsets don’t work. A number of the Link2Cell telephones can join to 2 cellphones directly.

The Prolong Residence Equipment works by linking your cellphone to the Prolong field utilizing the Republic Wi-fi web site. As soon as the field is energetic in your account, any residence cellphone linked to the field turns into an extension of your cellphone.

The handsets use your cell quantity. You will be on the cellphone and use the handset(s) to make calls on the similar time.

Your cellphone may even be misplaced, powered off or throughout city and the house cellphone handsets will nonetheless make and take calls.

So the takeaway is that the Link2Cell telephones act like a Bluetooth headset to your cellphone. They work so long as there’s a connection.

The Prolong Residence Equipment works by itself as soon as the field is activated on the Republic Wi-fi web site.

Neither resolution requires any form of ongoing subscription as soon as the preliminary {hardware} is bought.

I hope this clears issues up a bit.

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