Ri… ring, ri…ri…ring

This is our home telephone.

Well, one of a set of three.

Like most home phones, it’s of the cordless DECT variety.

And it’s knackered.

We seem to go through phones like they are going out of fashion. I reckon I have to replace them every couple of years or so.

We’ve had all the makes, but none of them seem to last.

“Panasonic is a good make”, “I thought. These should last OK”.

But no. The ringer is gone and we can hardly tell when it’s ringing sometimes.

I wouldn’t mind so much, but we rarely use them.

Maybe I’ll go back to the old corded versions. With a wire.

They never went wrong.

Well, hardly.



  1. David Sheriton

    Two cans and a piece of a string. That’s the way to go!

    • Masher

      Ahh, the good ol’ French telephone system 🙂

      • Alan

        Never failed me when I was still in nappies.
        We have a set of 3 Panasonic phones(not the same model)which we have had for over 4 years and never had a problem with them. Have not even had to change the batteries.
        Like your ones they do not get used very often apart from the very welcome weekly incoming call.

        • Masher

          Exactly! Thought I’d be OK with Panasonic.
          Bit disappointed, really.

  2. Frances

    The only calls we were getting on the home landline were scammers and ” surveys” etc, so we got rid of it! There is a business line so we aren’t totally reliant on our mobiles!

    • Masher

      I think many people are getting rid of their landlines nowadays and are content to use the millions of ‘free’ minutes on their mobiles instead.

  3. Brennig

    What’s a home phone?

    • Masher

      ET would know.

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