bhagya99
Level 1: Cadet

Need an unpowered handset. An old 'Telstra' phone to use during power outages.

Wind downed power lines and started a bushfire near my house. The power went out. As all my landline phones are powered, I had no telephone. I need an old 'Telstra' phone that works without power. They don't seem to exist anymore.

Stopped in at a Telstra shop and the girl there had no idea what I was talking about and suggested I do this.

Anyone know where to get a landline phone that will work in a blackout?

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Re: Need an unpowered handset. An old 'Telstra' phone to use during power outages.

Thanks for coming through. Sorry for the frustration. Have you transitioned to the NBN, or are you still on the copper network? - Matthew. 

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bhagya99
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Need an unpowered handset. An old 'Telstra' phone to use during power outages.

I'm still on ADSL2+ with an old fashioned landline and I'd love an old Telstra phone that will work when there is no power.

Level 21: Augmented
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Re: Need an unpowered handset. An old 'Telstra' phone to use during power outages.


@bhagya99 wrote:

Wind downed power lines and started a bushfire near my house. The power went out. As all my landline phones are powered, I had no telephone. I need an old 'Telstra' phone that works without power. They don't seem to exist anymore.

Stopped in at a Telstra shop and the girl there had no idea what I was talking about and suggested I do this.

Anyone know where to get a landline phone that will work in a blackout?


@bhagya99 You can buy a corded phone new from major retailers (Even Telstra sells them). Or, via eBay etc.

 

I have a couple of old Telstra phones that I keep for that very thing :-)

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Re: Need an unpowered handset. An old 'Telstra' phone to use during power outages.

Thanks for clarifying. According to the website - https://tel.st/gaw57 - We still have the T1000S available. Please give our team a call on - 1800 676 442 - to discuss your options. - Matthew 

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