[CentOS] OT: google voice + chat <- Re: finding the right serial port, enabling & configuring it [was: Re: fax software]>

ken gebser at mousecar.com
Wed Mar 30 13:15:41 UTC 2011

On 03/30/2011 08:55 AM Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 3/30/11 6:04 AM, ken wrote:
>> On 03/29/2011 05:23 PM Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> ....
>>>> What tames my enthusiasm about bluetooth though is its maximum range is
>>>> said to be 20'.  Gimme a wifi phone.
>>> That was the point of the base station with wireless handsets.  I've
>>> seen those with 3 or 4 handsets for well under $100.  They are intended
>>> to be used as house extensions while your cell phone is charging near
>>> the base.  And at least some take a landline too.
>> Les,
>> I'm not understanding the role your cellular phone is playing here.
> That's just what the base station with remote extensions are designed to use 
> because they are common.
> http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-KX-TG7623B-Bluetooth-Cordless-3-Handset/dp/tech-data/B004N4MH14/ref=de_a_smtd

Okay, when you said "cell phone" you were talking about bluetooth.  I
was taking you too literally, thinking you knew some way to connect an
actual cell phone, like an iPhone or Blackberry, into the system.  Okay,
I think we're in sync now.

> Maybe I misunderstood - I thought they could use the cell phone's connection for 
> calls, and you could possibly replace that with a GV->asterisk-bluetooth path 
> but maybe these go the other way and use the cell phones as extensions.
> This description does sound like it uses the cell's in/outbound connection:
> http://www.frys.com/product/5916034

Again, I remember reading that bluetooth's range was 20 feet max.
That's not much.  It'd be cheaper and easier and better just to get a
cordless phone... or?

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