I have recently changed my phone and broadband to talktalk, whether this was a wise decision remains uncertain so far.
They offer a caller display service which will show the name of the caller as well as the number provided it is entered into my address book. Fine, exactly what I want but surely this requires some hardware to view the name and number, they do not mention this.
I currently have a BT CD100 caller display unit which as far as I know has no facility to display names.
Hi, Yes I meant cd1000 not 100 my typing error, so this device as far as I know will not display names nor does it have an address book. What I really need to know is the correct display unit to do this, I don`t want to use the phone itself I require a small display unit I can put on my desk, see who is calling and shout (low tech) to the appropriate family member. It amazes me that talktalk who provide the service do not even mention hardware.
The reason they don't mention hardware is, I think, that the more recent DEcCT wireless phone sets sold these days include a phone book facility as standard. That being so, perhaps there is no viable market for a stand alone unit any more.
Thanks six-h that makes sense, the reason I don`t want to change the phone is that I have a combi phone/fax/copier thing, an old BT60 but it works. OK I can add another modern phone which will do the job but would prefer a stand alone unit if anyone knows of one.
Stuartli, He's looking for a stand alone unit, like the BT cd1000, but with the ability to identify the name, nopt just show a number.To do that, the stand alone unit needs a "phone book" of it's own to crossref with the caller id. I didn't think there were any, but found the above (quite expensive at £43, I think I would invest in a new set of 4 dect phones myself!)