Anyone have experience in routing a cell phone to a home phone system? I have seen some bluetooth devices that hook up to standard phone jacks. My cellphone is bluetooth capable.
I don't have landline service, but the house is wired for it.
I should add that I'd like to use some existing phones and not buy new phones.
ETA: Think I answered my own question.
Going to hook up an old rotary phone to this. From some searching on the net, it looks like the xlink will work.
Girlfriend and I both have Google Voice for calling to Canada (and otherwise free calling) linked to our Sprint phones (which has the simplest integration with GV) and she got one of these
and hooked it up to her home phones. Works like a champ. Not exactly what you are looking for, but a similar solution.
This is what I did.
Screw the home phone line system.
I pay 10 bucks a month on my family plan for a dumb cell phone (one of my old phones off contract). The cell phone is plugged into it's charger and has a bluetooth connection to the VTech DS6321-3 DECT 6.0 Digital Expandable Three Handset Bluetooth Cordless Phone System that the dumb cell phone sits next to.
the way it works is if a call comes into the dumb cell phone, the cell rings & causes the VTech phones to ring all over the house. You hit the "Cell" button on the VTech handset & you're rolling.
To call out, you enter the number you want to dial on the VTech handset, hit the "Cell" button, and it sends the number over bluetooth to the dumb cell phone to dial out & route the audio into the VTech handset.
This way I have a "house" line that is expandable, but I can always take it with me anywhere we move.
That VOIP stuff is pretty neat. I have google voice, so will check out the gadget in your link. Looks like the later version of that XLINK will connect to a VOIP box.