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UK phones in Oz

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do UK phones work in OZ, we have a pair of DECT cordless phones which Im wondering if its worth taking

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thanks.... you say they actually have phones....amazing, means those lessons I took in using the bush telegraph may have been a waste of time then!

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Lol phones and electric lights....I'm definately getting rid of the lorry load of candles I've bought:jiggy:

 

Yup, and we also have tv too:biglaugh: although I wouldnt bank on that delivering what you need!

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The link that Quoll provided is very informative.

Cordless phones are reasonably inexpensive here anyway and sometimes Telstra will give you a "free" cordless phone if you sign up to a landline package with them,so in short I really wouldn't bother about bringing your old phones with you,maybe sell them on Ebay if you have another phone

you can use.

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the phones should work, but yo need to change the cable from socket to phone (little square plug). If you look closely they have 4 wires in them, UK use 2 of the wires, Oz uses the other 2. You should be able to get a 4 way wired plug in UK (we bought in Oz for about $5)

 

This works for a lot of people, however, we had a fairly expensive BT phone, colour screen etc and ... doesn't work. The DECT handset is fine using an Oz DECT main base unit. Shame as I could have sold the UK phone quite easily. Hoping it will work in the next rental, maybe a line thing, but may be a phone thing.

 

As others say, technically needs to be Oz approved for connection to a line and you can buy over here easily enough.

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