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does anybody know if i could hook a cell phone up to my regular phone line at my house and how?


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11 years ago

XLink BTTN Bluetooth Cell Phone Docking Station ITC-BTTN
The XLink Cell Phone Bluetooth Docking Station allows you to use your bluetooth cell phone as your "land line" home phone. Use your home phone with your cellular phone and turn your regular corded and cordless telephones into a cellular multi-line phone system.

The XLINK device connects your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone with your standard desktop phones, allowing you to use your regular home or office telephone over your cellular service network.

Now it's possible to send and receive cell phones calls using regular telephones. No more searching for your cell phones -- just use regular phones at home or in the office.

The Intellitouch XLink dock can connect simultaneously to three different cell phones -- one for each family member. Up to three standard telephones can be plugged into the back of the XLINK. Whenever any of the connected cell phones ring, all the standard telephones ring also.

Can be used at home, the vacation house, on the boat, RV, or anywhere you use your cell phones. All you need is a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone, and the XLink will take care of the rest.

NOTE: XLink ITC-BTTN is designed to work WITH or WITHOUT telephone service (land line).

Intellitouch XLink Cell Bluetooth Dock Features:

- XLINK integrated Bluetooth device provides a wireless connection to your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone (no external cables or modules required)
- Simultaneously connect up to 3 cellular phones to XLink
- Connect directly to any number of standard telephones using XLink's built-in RJ11 jack
- Displays Caller ID number from your cellular phone on your home phone's LCD
- Make and receive cell phone calls using XLink with normal wireline cordless or corded telephones
- Get better reception by docking your cell phone in your "hot spot" for strongest signal and talk anywhere in your home
- Use local number portability to move your land line number to a cell phone and keep using your land line phones
- Have the convenience and audio quality of a full-sized handset, speakerphone or headset for extended calls
- Place your cell phone in your best area for cell phone reception and use regular corded or cordless phones throughout the house
- Call Waiting between calls using one and/or multiple cellular phones
- Use the free unlimited nights, weekends and mobile to mobile calling plans to their fullest
- Integrated Echo Cancellation for optimal call quality
- Voice Dialing as provided on your cellular phone
- Speed Dialing, Voice Mail access
- Dial and send numbers manually (press # to send dialed number) or automatically
- Bellcore Standard Line Ringing Voltage ensures home phone ringer performance
- True 5 REN ensures all home phones connected to the XLink ring properly
- User configurable and programmable for cellular phone features e.g. voice mail number
- Built-in USB port* to link with your PC for firmware upgrades
- Dimensions: 4.5" x 4.5" x 1.5"
- Weight: 0.8 lbs
- 1 Year manufacturer's warranty
- Black

Frequenty Asked Questions

Are there any monthly fees to use XLINK?
There are no additional monthly fees to use XLINK, simply set it up and start to use it. Your regular cell phone fees will still apply.

Can I access my voicemail from my regular telephone?
Yes, you can access your Voicemail by going offhook, then pressing the '1' then '#' keys on a telephone that is connected to XLINK. This connects you to your Voicemail service, similar to pressing and holding the '1' key on your cell phone. If this does not work automatically, you can still access your Voicemail from any telephone in the house. You just need to store your Voicemail number into XLINK. You can store one Voicemail number for each cell phone that is paired to XLINK.

Can I choose which cell phone to use when making a call?
Yes, each cell phone has its own line number from 1 to 3. You can select the line you want to dial out by pressing the line number and then the FLASH button on your regular phone. Each blue button on the top of the XLINK is a cell phone line number. The dots indicate which is line 1, line 2 or line 3. When you select a line and hear dial tone, you can proceed with your call. If you hear a series of rapid tones, it means that there is no cell phone currently connected to that line. Try another line that has a cell phone paired and connected to it.

Can I use more than one cell phone with XLINK?
Yes, you can pair and connect up to 3 bluetooth enabled cellphones to a XLINK dock. When any of the connected cell phones ring, all the phones in your house will ring. When a cell phone is ringing, a blue light will flash to show you which line is ringing. You can answer any of the lines from any extension set. An extension set is any regular corded or cordless phone that is connected to the XLINK, either directly or through the house wiring.

Can I use voice commands from my regular telephone?
Many cellphones have voice commands that are accessible from regular telephones through the Intellitouch XLINK dock. Press ## to enable the voice commands. Usually there will be a beep. After the beep you can say the voice command.

Do I need to get rid of my LandLine to use XLINK?
No, you can keep your landline and use the XLINK as line 2, or simply plug a multi handset cordless phone into XLINK. XLINK uses your cellular phone service.

Is my landline necessary to use XLink?
No, you do not require a landline to use XLink. XLink uses your cellphone service.

Can I send and recieve a FAX?
No, the XLINK does not support sending or receiving faxes.

I have a satellite dish, can I use the XLINK to have my sat receivers "dial out" automatically?
No, the XLINK does not support this.

How can I tell if my phone has Bluetooth?
Look on your cell phone box for the bluetooth symbol. It looks like this:
You can also look in your user guide or menu of your cell phone. It is usually found in the 'Settings' menu, under 'Connections'.

If I am on a call with one cell phone, can I answer a call on another cell phone?
Yes, you will hear a call waiting tone, and see the caller ID (If supported by cellphone). Use the FLASH button to answer the second incoming call.

The Red light comes on when I set up XLINK?
This means you have plugged the XLINK device into an active land line. Unplug the XLINK from all the active telephone jacks. You must use wires that are not used by your local telephone company. The recommended way to use XLINK is to plug a corded or cordless telephone directly into the XLINK and not use the house wiring at all. A multi handset cordless phone system is ideal for use with XLINK. If you want to use the house wiring, make sure that you disconnect any active landlines from the wiring.

Which is the prime line if I pair more than one cell phone?
Line 1 is the prime line. If you have 3 cell phones connected, and go off hook on an extension set, you will be using the cell phone that is paired with Line 1 (indicated by the single dot on the top of the XLINK. Each blue button on the top of the XLINK is a cell phone line number. The dots indicate which is line 1, line 2 or line 3. If you do not pair a cell phone to all 3 lines, XLINK will always use the lowest line number for prime line. For example, if you only have a cell phone paired to line 3, then go off hook on an extension set, line 3 will be the prime line. If you have a cell phone paired to line 2 and line 3 and go off hook on an extension set, line 2 will be the prime line. It is a good idea to pair the cell phone you will use the most to line 1.


13 years ago

It would be very hard...I`m thinking use a hands free kit (the cheap one thats just a wire with an ear bud and a microphone) and wiring the "speaker out" and "mic in" lines to the phone line, but I think there will be some voltage conversion problems. So you will probably end up using transistors to step down the voltage either way. But then you would have to emulate picking up the phone "off the hook" and again that could be tricky. As for dialling, if your phone is anything like mine it makes a tone when you press a button when making a call. Hold the speaker up to the microphone of a fully working standard phone and dial the number out manually, if it works then it could be feasible, you just have to figure exactly how a phone works and emulate it (I know I know… easier said than done). All in all it`s probably not worth the trouble, I got a mini plug-in (phone line) phone small enough to fit in an altoids tin from the 99p shop. I suggest you just shop around for similar.