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    As posted previously, there are a number of devices that can connect a cell phone to a landline. None of the products I found specifically connected to the Treo but some were designed to be generic and would probably work or may work with a minor change of your own.
    I think the primary purpose of these devices though are to allow you to make cellular calls from your landline phone. Some of them also allow you to choose landline or cellular but the focus is on using the landline phones to make your calls, not on using the cellphone to make calls through both mediums.
    I am not familiar with VOIP setups so I could not guess at what would work in your situation. It sounds like it would work for you in all respects except possibly your original intention of keeping the Treo as your primary interface for the phone call.

    I would really like to know if you try out any of these products and what your results are.

    Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHiNNuTS
    Great Input Guys,
    I want to refocus this thread on the orignal topic I intended. I basically want to use my Treo using a VOIP line when I'm in China to call the USA. That way, I can keep a cell phone for local China use and continue to do business in the USA with using local VOIP rates. It would be great to earn American dollars and spend it in China and live like a King. A contraption that can allow the Treo to be attached to a landline would make this possible.
  2. #22  
    Quote Originally Posted by the_nite_owl
    I am not aware of anything that does specifically what you asked but there are devices to connect your cell phone to a landline so that you can make cell calls from your landline phone.
    Here are the products I have found. Most of them require specific models of phones to fit the cradles but I think some are generic in nature.

    cellsocket - http://www.cellsocket.com/
    Xcelis Pantheon - http://www.xcelis.com/
    Cidco - http://www.cidcocom.com/
    Dock-N-Talk - http://www.phonelabs.com/
    I would be great if there was a single one of those that was actually compatible with the Treo. I'd love to get some usage out of the increasingly outdated Siemens 2.4Ghz phone system I have...
    everything was beautiful and nobody hurt.
  3. #23  
    I actually used the Nokia base station Primate was refering too. It worked well and was handy since my ATT service only worked on the second story, and I spent most of my time during the day on the computer down in the basement. Had the two line Siemens phone so even my wife could use the second line when I was talking on the first.

    Finally dumped the Nokia and ATT, so I'm looking again. Though I have found one spot on top of the freezer where my Treo can get 1 bar in the basement. Just enough signal to get the ring, then I run upstairs and try to answer the call before it goes to voicemail.
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by the_nite_owl
    I am not aware of anything that does specifically what you asked but there are devices to connect your cell phone to a landline so that you can make cell calls from your landline phone. I think some are generic in nature.

    Xcelis Pantheon - http://www.xcelis.com/
    Dock-N-Talk - http://www.phonelabs.com/
    It looks like these two support bluetooth, so they just might work with my Treo 650. Score! Hmmm, $250 for the Pantheon or $210 for the Dock (with the bluetooth module), a bit pricy. Maybe Santa can get me one for christmas.
  5. #25  
    I would be interested to know how it works out if you get one.
    I will not be upgrading to the 650 anytime soon unfortunately but knowledge is good just the same and it might give me one more reason...

    One of the devices I looked at in the past was pretty much generic and used adaptor cables to hook up which means it would be possible for me to modify one to work with the 600 even if they do not directly support it. Just one more expense I cannot handle right now though.
    Whichever device I ended up with though, it would have to support an external antenna connect or I will not get a usable signal in the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by woolstar
    It looks like these two support bluetooth, so they just might work with my Treo 650. Score! Hmmm, $250 for the Pantheon or $210 for the Dock (with the bluetooth module), a bit pricy. Maybe Santa can get me one for christmas.
  6. #26  
    You can also use Plug Forward to have all your calls automatically forwarded to your land line when your Treo is charging.
  7. #27  
    Or you can use Call Director.

    http://www.razix.com/calldirector.htm
  8. #28  
    I got an email back from phonelabs.com the makers of the Dock-N-Talk. I asked them about if the Treo 650 would work with their device.

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    Yes it works perfectly on our end. However, there are bugs in the phone. The issue is that the bluetooth connection is lost when the phone goes to sleep and also that the phone is not sending ring though as well. Palm has a patch coming out for Sprint in July, Cingular in August and Verizon in September to fix their bluetooth issues.
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    Thats funny. I sent them (phonelabs) an email last night and got the exact same reply this morning. Obviously a canned reply, but I hope its true about the patch. I really like this device. + maybe the patch will fix the problems I have with the Jabra BT800.
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