Now that I'm moving into a multi-story house, I realize that I can't just leave my cell phone in one room and know that I'll be able to hear it no matter where I am like I can in a 750 sq ft. apartment. Since I have no interest in getting a land line, I've been looking into bluetooth gateways which allow a cell phone to be used with standard home phones using existing phone wiring.
The basic idea (for those unaware) is that all one has to do when they return home from work is leave their cellphone(s) within rage of the bluetooth gateway, and the gateway connects to the phone and forwards everything through the home phone wiring system. When the cell phone rings, the house phones ring, caller-ID is forwarded (ideally), etc.
There are a lot of different options and price-points available depending on what you need. I only have one cell phone and have no land line to share with the phones, so I shouldn't need anything fancy. That said, I know some brands work better than others (especially where CID forwarding is concerned) so I'm wondering if anyone has experience with these.
Searching around on Amazon, I've found one popular model:
Panasonic KX-TG7745S - »www.amazon.com/Panasonic-KX-TG77 ··· focom-20
This set seems to have a mix of reviews ranging from "it's the best money I've ever spent" to "useless garbage". That said, there's a lot of people out there who couldn't flip on a light switch to save their life.
So, does anyone here have experience with these devices?