Beocom 2, what is missing ?

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  • #5525
    jesuisrelou
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    Hello everyone, first post ever.

    I’m in the process of buying a Beocom 2 and I might have found one that suits my budget and has the color i’m looking for.

     

    The seller sent me this pictures.

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    If i’m correct, it’s missing a way to connect it to a phone cable, right ?

    Do I simply need to get a power supply with a phone cable like this one ?

    Or do I need something more elaborated ?

     

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Charles

    #5527
    Guy
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    That’s just the handset and charger so you’ll need to add a PSTN in order to connect to the phone line.

    Have a read of this FAQ to work out which one to get: https://beoworld.org/faq_view.asp?id=74

    PS: And welcome to the Forum!! 😀

    #5528
    jesuisrelou
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    Thank you for this quick answer.

    So a power supply with a phone line would not work ?

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    Guy
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    So a power supply with a phone line would not work ?

    If you mean an original Beocom 2 PSTN charging base, then I cannot be sure. As stated in the FAQ, Beocom 2s were often updated with new SW to enable them to work with other B&O phones (eg BC6000) and share a PSTN. If the Beocom 2 that you are buying has had the SW update, then I am not sure if it will work with the original PSTN/charging base. Some of the Beocom 2s original PSTN charging bases simply had the phone line cut off once the phone itself had the SW upgraded.

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    Guy
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    A further thought: If your internet modem/router has built in DECT, then you may be able to connect the Beocom straight to it without purchasing a PSTN. I have used Beocom 6000s like this in the past – there will be reduced functionality but calls in/out should work fine.

    #5531
    jesuisrelou
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    This is very interesting !

    My box indeed have a built in DECT apparently.

     

    I would have to buy the phone without being able to test it though. Buy it my be worth it in the end.

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    Keith Saunders
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    To build on Guy’s comments, the following may help you..

    BeoCom 2 Basic and BeoCom 2 System have the same hardware and look the same.
    Only the software is different.

    BeoCom 2 Basic = software version 1.3
    BeoCom 2 System = software version 2.2

    A software readout on the display is made by pressing following keys on the BeoCom 2 keyboard:
    9#9#9 then INT then OK

    BeoCom 2 MK II is different from BeoCom 2 Basic and BeoCom 2 System as it has a smaller contact plate
    on the plug for base/charger.
    See the photo below.

    Beocom 2 Differences

    #5601
    jesuisrelou
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    Hi there,

    a quick update : i bought the phone without testing it.

    It’s a 2013, MK2 device

    I managed to link it with my router (freebox delta / France), so no base needed !

    Thank you very very much for the help !

     

    I was very surprised to be able to change the volume of my beomaster without any pairing procedure.

     

    Only complain i might have is that the volume could be a bit higher.

    Since i’ve never had one before, can’t tell if this is normal, but not a big deal anyway, the price i got was great.

     

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    Guy
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    Great news – thanks for letting us know that the DECT connection worked. I don’t think many people are aware that connection can be so simple!

    I can’t help with the volume issue, but perhaps there are other BeoCom owners who can advise.

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