Cordless phone re-chargable batteries

  Sapins 15:52 20 Oct 08

I have a Alcaltel Versatis 550 Duo cordless phone which has started to disconnect after an hour during calls. The handsets are always replaced on the base stations after a call. I have had it about 5/6 years, could the batteries need replacing? I'm wondering if the discharge/recharge cycles start when you make a call and then replace the handset, if so it looks likely that the batteries have reached the end of their useful life, I would like this confirmed before I buy some new batteries, otherwise the phone gets binned and the cost of batteries goes toward a new phone.

  Technotiger 15:59 20 Oct 08

After 5/6 years I think you would be better getting a new replacement phone.

  Sapins 16:01 20 Oct 08

I was thinking along those lines, maybe take the opportunity to get an up to date, better phone.

  Technotiger 16:03 20 Oct 08

Yes, I was thinking 'up-to-date' .....

  Sapins 16:07 20 Oct 08

That's it then, off shopping tomorrow, after some research first. Thanks for the advice,



  Digital 16:07 20 Oct 08

Sapins, before you bin it try here to price batteries:
click here

  Stuartli 19:35 20 Oct 08

You are lucky if the batteries have lasted so long - I used to reckon on about two years for those in an earlier BT analogue cordless phone.

  Woolwell 21:20 20 Oct 08

I have a Panasonic digital cordless phone that is now 6 years old. It has never had a new battery and is going strong.

  Stuartli 00:02 21 Oct 08

That's good going, but presumably analogue cordless phones placed a higher demand on batteries.

Certainly my two current DECT phone models (which both use rechargeable AAA batteries) have much longer standby and talk time periods.

  Sapins 09:13 21 Oct 08

I think I'll try and sell it with new batteries, that way I can go for a phone with more facilities:-)

Thanks everyone for your input,



  Halmer 10:36 21 Oct 08

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