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U.S. landline phone work in SG?

Postby mauibeachbum » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 5:02 pm

I need a landline for conference calling purposes. Aside from the adapter voltage difference, has anyone used a U.S. telephone in Singapore? I would like to use my DECT cordless phone. Thanks.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 7:49 pm

mauibeachbum wrote:I need a landline for conference calling purposes. Aside from the adapter voltage difference, has anyone used a U.S. telephone in Singapore? I would like to use my DECT cordless phone. Thanks.

I recall the jacks are different

Here it is RJ11.

Added, if you are getting a Singtel digital line it may not work.

Anyway Dect phones aren't that expensive here

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 9:23 pm

US phones also use RJ11.

My cordless phone ($20 at target) had a $50 voltage adapter. It burnt out after 3 months, so be wary of long term use of those adapters.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 9:24 pm

ecureilx wrote:Anyway Dect phones aren't that expensive here


They're 2x-3x the cost of the same model in the US.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:54 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Anyway Dect phones aren't that expensive here


They're 2x-3x the cost of the same model in the US.


Oops, Didn't know that

I know the price of Philips Dect has gone down by more than half, since not many people here use Landline/Cordless phones nowadays

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Re: U.S. landline phone work in SG?

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:21 am

Are you planning on using an analog phone at your house? Or do you think that your company's phone system is analog? Even if it is analog, it is not necessarily compatible with a standard residential analog phone system as it may be controlled by a PBX. You should verify phone compatibility with the system you plan on hooking into.

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Re: U.S. landline phone work in SG?

Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 8:52 am

zzm9980 wrote:US phones also use RJ11.
My cordless phone ($20 at target) had a $50 voltage adapter. It burnt out after 3 months, so be wary of long term use of those adapters.


Wow, you wouldn't have thought a phone could draw enough current to burn out a voltage converter :o

Anyway, the fall-back position is buying a new phone here. From S$50 and up (ie US$37)
Example: http://www.harveynorman.com.sg/cameras- ... elephones/
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Re: U.S. landline phone work in SG?

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:40 am

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:US phones also use RJ11.
My cordless phone ($20 at target) had a $50 voltage adapter. It burnt out after 3 months, so be wary of long term use of those adapters.


Wow, you wouldn't have thought a phone could draw enough current to burn out a voltage converter :o

Anyway, the fall-back position is buying a new phone here. From S$50 and up (ie US$37)
Example: http://www.harveynorman.com.sg/cameras- ... elephones/


It took out the base unit on the phone also. I couldn't charge anymore.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:52 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:US phones also use RJ11.
My cordless phone ($20 at target) had a $50 voltage adapter. It burnt out after 3 months, so be wary of long term use of those adapters.


Wow, you wouldn't have thought a phone could draw enough current to burn out a voltage converter :o

I don't think this is the current the phone takes being the main factor. I would expect it is more about the efficiency of the converters and all the related side effects, i.e. heat it generates and the failure mode.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Jun 2015 8:34 am

Yeah, this -^ Everything I've read since then said those adapaters are meant for short term usage. The phone was plugged in non-stop for four or five months (as you'd expect, one doesn't randomly unplug the base to their cordless phone) before it failed.


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