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  • Wireless Landline through Merge

    Perhaps this has been discussed before, however I couldn't find anything by searching...

    While thinking about how I would like to incorporate wireless calling, internet, and carputer based calling I kept thinking my landline was so simple. Well there is a device available for many models of Motorola phones out there called Merge. Essentially in your home it acts as a base charging station. The unique thing is that you plug it into your home phone jack. You can use any of you home phones as your cellphone. I.E. Cellphone rings all your house phones ring. You pick up any house phone and get a dialtone, that can use your cell calling plan. Cool at home if you want to use your free long-distance from your cell plan and switch between landline/cell phone.

    Then I thought... Can I put this in my car.... Plug my modem into the P.O.T.S. port on the Merge unit? Thus cheating the system into thinking the dialtone generated by the Merge unit for the cellphone is actually a landline. I was thinking if this were possible then I could use my carputer to place all my calls, via touchscreen. Since amplifying the 1900mhz frequency of my GSM phone is fairly cheap >$300 I could get cell service and dial-up internet just about anywhere. Most of the amps I have seen boast a 35-50db gain.

    Anyone ever experimented with the Merge unit? oh ya. From my cell provider they are about $150, however I found them on Ebay for like $35.
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    Originally posted by Tanner
    The unique thing is that you plug it into your home phone jack. You can use any of you home phones as your cellphone. I.E. Cellphone rings all your house phones ring.
    This is incorrect. Only one house phone rings. The only way you could get multiple phones in your house to ring would be to have the Merge unit connected to the base station of a cordless phone system that has expansion bases... then each expansion base would ring too.

    As far as the rest of your post, I have read it at least 20 times and I can't figure out what you are saying. The Merge unit simply acts as a "switch." It takes one input, ie: a phone or a modem, and switches it between two outbound pipes, ie: cellular service or a landline phone line.

    Inside your car, there is only one outbound pipe available to you: a cellular service. All Merge does is let you switch a device between two outbound pipes, and in a car you only have one outbound pipe (ceullar service), thus Merge is useless in a car.

    If you want to place calls from the Car PC's touchscreen, why not get Phonecontrol.NET?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by amthar
      This is incorrect. Only one house phone rings. The only way you could get multiple phones in your house to ring would be to have the Merge unit connected to the base station of a cordless phone system that has expansion bases... then each expansion base would ring too.

      As far as the rest of your post, I have read it at least 20 times and I can't figure out what you are saying. The Merge unit simply acts as a "switch." It takes one input, ie: a phone or a modem, and switches it between two outbound pipes, ie: cellular service or a landline phone line.

      Inside your car, there is only one outbound pipe available to you: a cellular service. All Merge does is let you switch a device between two outbound pipes, and in a car you only have one outbound pipe (ceullar service), thus Merge is useless in a car.

      If you want to place calls from the Car PC's touchscreen, why not get Phonecontrol.NET?
      And if you want DIAL UP speed internet, all you need is a phone specific cable and Windows, and BLAM, your online. If you have a bluetooth phone, you can do it with out cables, AND, with cell phone service this day, you can have ADGE and EVDO services,which is like broadband on your cell phone.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tanner
        Since amplifying the 1900mhz frequency of my GSM phone is fairly cheap >$300 I could get cell service and dial-up internet just about anywhere. Most of the amps I have seen boast a 35-50db gain.
        Bull**** cellular amplifiers are 20-30db. Anything above that is BS.
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