I bought two sets of Binatone twin cordless phones from ARGOS at £13.90 per set (saw them mentioned somewhere, might have been here - but can't find the thread now!) Anyway my question is a technical one, I have reached my REN limit of 11 (using a REN booster) am I right in thinking that by registering 4 handsets to 1 Base Unit I will not exceed my REN capacity? My logic? is that since only one base is connected to the phone line then that equates to only 1 REN and not 4 REN as it would if all 4 handsets were connected to the phone line. Any BT engineers with confirmation? Thanks.
Your logic seems sound to me. The REN number for the base unit should be given in the literature supplied with the phones. This will not alter, regardless of the number of handsets registered with the base unit.
that's on the base station will not alter, as oresome says. The signal to ring the handsets is sent by the base station, and consumes non of the BT line current - the handsets draw their ringer current from their onboard batteries.