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Telephones       started by David on 05 Dec 2002   (60)
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From MrBenn

To David

24 Oct 2004 5:46 PM
(9543)
Hi David I guess you have found out by now if your phone works, but the benifit of others, I have just brough over a similar cordless phone. The sockets are diffrent, but getting adaptors isn't hard, however the phone doesn't work - it the handset says it doesn't have any reception - even when adjacent to the base station.
From leigh_and_ross

To MrBenn

25 Oct 2004 11:06 AM
(9559)
Hi there, I bought over our Bt Digital cordless phones and apart from changing the lead to an RJ11, everything else was fine. Even supports caller ID. Just bring em and see. Its worth the gamble. Leigh
From Simone

To David

25 Oct 2004 5:20 PM
(9561)
Just a word of warning re cordless phones - unless the law has changed (Regulation 4N of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations) their import into Australia is strictly prohibited unless it conforms to certain standards and you have prior permission in writing from the Minister of State for Communications. The reason they do this is that they say the use of foreign phones can cause a spike on the communciations network and can cause injury to line workers or damage to the network. Might be worth checking the latest with who ever you use to relocate your belongings.
From leigh_and_ross

To Simone

25 Oct 2004 6:40 PM
(9564)
True, but i asked the guy from Telstra when he was installing our line and showed him our phones and i asked if it was okay to use the handsets in view of the fact they were from the UK etc- and his reply was.. i've never seen any phone police!!
From MrBenn

To Simone

25 Oct 2004 8:19 PM
(9567)
Hi Simone, I just had a look at the Customs website (www.dfat.gov.au), just to see if I was breaking the law, and the only regulation 4N I could find referred to the importation of rough diamonds form Sierra Leone!! Maybe they have repealed the one about telephones? If you thinking importing diamonds ;) here's a link to the letter of the law... http://scaletext.law.gov.au/html/pastereg/0/140/0/PR000210.htm For anyone who's been following the tread, it turned out the cordless phone I had which didn't work was due to a lose connection in the base unit - once that was fixed it works fine.