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Just what I needed

Finally! Finally! Someone has invented a device that will let my cell phone calls ring to multiple landline phones throughout the house WITHOUT -- I reampeat WITHOUT -- actually having to pay a monthly fee for landline service. It's called a Gigaset: http://www.officemax.com/technology/phones-headsets/cordless-phones/product-prod2800012

This means I can finally bite the bullet and make the switch from landline to cell phone and not have to worry about missing an important business call just because I'm not on the same floor in my home as the cell phone. And I won't have to pay $30 a month for landline service to do it. Here is a video explaining how it works:

The only part I can't figure out is if it can make it ring to multiple phones if the multiple phones are not hooked up to the device. Does the Gigaset send a signal to every phone in the house? The video is not clear about whether or not I need a special expensive phone or phones to do that. And reviews say the company provides no customer service so I won't be able to call them and find out.


You're quite right -- it won't make inactive lines ring, it only ties together any number of active lines. How it works is you get another number (free) that you can either forward your original number to, or you can have people call it directly, that will ring all of your lines (except the one it was forwarded from, of course). You can use any SIP phone you like and have internet phone service from a variety of providers for free/cheap, but a landline is what, $10 a month these days? It might be better to just keep that and not bother with buying IP phone equipment. It's what I've been using to tie my lines together, and it's what Eleanore uses for her business. Might be worth checking out.
I am paying $30 per month for my landline with Comcast. Could you please direct me to one of these places that only charges $10 per month?