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ADDING BLUETOOTH TO HOME PHONE Answered

Hello Everyone,

I love tinkering with electronics. While it is easier to go out and just buy some things that people make, it is far more fun to actually make something that looks unique and different. I love to try and repurpose things.

I have been trying desparately to figure out how to make a wireless home phone that I have hanging around at home bluetooth capable so I can answer my cell phone calls with the wireless home phone handset. I know this would involve taking a bluetooth blueant or hands free device and wiring it into the home phone base, but I do not know where to wire it in.  You know how the wireless home phone handsets always have a "Master" phone base that receives the calls and then communicates with the handsets so one is able to answer the calls on whatever handset is the most handy, well that is how I want the bluetooth adaptation to work.

So to re-iterate in case my explanation is as clear as mud, which it probably is, I want to take a wireless home phone system that has the master phone base with wireless handsets and make it bluetooth, BUT the hitch is I still want the calls from my cell phone to come through it just as it would with a home phone telephone line, so that I can answer my cell phone calls with the wireless/cordless handset.

Of course, I do not know if this is possible, but I sure hope an electronics gadget guru out there can help me with this project that I have been anxiously trying to complete.

Many Thanks for reading,
Ambles

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Ambles
Ambles

5 years ago

Thank you Toga Dan for replying to my post. I know how to do Solution B, I was hoping I would be able to have the phone full functioning.

Solution C is interesting and it is one oI have not ever heard of.

Thanks again. I appreciate your reply.

Cheers,

Anne

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

5 years ago

Here's an alternate solution Call it solution B : Some Bluetooth earpieces are rather tiny. Hack the handset of the cordless such that it encloses and amplifies the earpiece. It may need a toggle switch so that it is either receiving the normal landline audio OR the signal from the Bluetooth.

Solution C: Perhaps the cell service has an option of sending the call to your landline if you don't answer in X rings. I've heard of companies that will send a landline call to your cell, so I imagine it could be done the other way, too.