In reading the telo handset manual again, it cautions against having the telo too close to devices that might interfere, such as wireless systems. Well...the telo sits right alongside my U-Verse RG router/modem, and is configured downstream of it. It has a powerful wireless signal that I use throughout the house for my laptops. There is also an older Panasonic DECT6 cordless base station in the kitchen which we end up using mostly because the telo handset is not as good quality sound.
Has anyone experimented or can recommend how far is "not too close" to move the telo from the router? Obviously they have to be connected but before I start stringing cable around my office, I thought I'd ask for advice. Also, any other thoughts?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
The RG and my Telo are less than 2 feet apart, Telo above the RG. No problems here.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
I have an old GE wired phone with speakerphone. I found that if it was located within a few inches of my Ooma Telo that I would get noise on all handsets connected to the Telo...including the Telo Handset. As soon as I moved the old phone away from the Telo or disconnected it entirely, all of the noise disappeared.
Be careful what you place near your Telo because it might cause problems.
The range on my Telo Handset is pretty good. Although the Telo is located in my basement office, the Telo Handset works fine all the way out at our mailbox on the street in front of our house. This was not true when I had the Telo located near some other electronic devices in my office.
All that being said, I find the Telo Handset call quality is not quite as good as my Panasonic Dect-6+ phones.
Thank you all for the helpful ideas. Next to my telo, I have the U-Verse RG, my lcd monitor and laptop (usually w/o wireless on), a phone plugged into a splitter on the back end of the telo (with other wire feeding the whole house). Not much noise there other than the UVERSE RG, and apparently with a 500 MHz separation according to Davesworld.
I will first try separating the telo handset from the Panasonic base station even more...currently about 14'... also I'll see if I can fiddle with channels on the Panasonic (not sure if possible) to provide some more frequency band separation. I certainly cannot use the Telo handset at my mailbox, probably 50' through a wall from the Telo...but my original concern isn't range so much as noise and voice quality. I believe that this telo handset is a marginal piece of work compared to most dect 6 handsets out there -- despite your opinions otherwise, but that makes optimizing its configuration even more important.
Other ideas, I'm "all ears". Thank you.
I simply have the Telo going to the wall jack. I have one of my handsets plugged into just an electrical outlet on a cabinet next to the desk. I have my Panasonic base in the kitchen/family room area. Try taking the splitter out and just plug your Telo into the wall jack. If that works, just use a separate handset in a electric plug in the same room if you need a phone in there.