skip to main content
Join 3,441 readers in helping fund MetaFilter
How to repair Panasonic KX-TC1743B phone
February 2, 2012
repairing or replacing panasonic KX-TC1743B with faulty voice mail feature
(1 answer total)
Disclaimer: I work for a major telephone manufacturer. I do not work for Panasonic. I am quite familiar with the industry.
This model appears to be retired, meaning 1. it is no longer manufactured, 2. it is far out of warranty and 3. coming across replacements and repairs becomes expensive and difficult. The
(large PDF) indicates that Panasonic may point you to authorized repair centers if you call 1-800-211-7262. The manual also lists ways to reset the phone, which may or may not work.
I personally would advise replacing this phone altogether. Typically repair costs are as much as or more than a new phone, making repair a poor choice. Second, this phone is a 900 MHz phone, which is the oldest of the cordless technologies. The range tends to be decent, however, it is 100% insecure. Anyone nearby can snoop in to your phone calls. Most cordless manufacturers have moved on to the DECT 6.0 standard as it is digital, somewhat encrypted, and jumps between channels. Range and battery life are also much improved with the newer phones.
My advice would be to go to a local office supply or electronics store and look for a new cordless phone. Cordless phones with the same features can be had for as little as $20-25. There is a notable jump in quality for phones that cost around $40-50 compared to those that are at the lowest price.
on February 2, 2012
Where can I get the chords of ... | My weekly musicfilter: Help me...
This thread is closed to new comments.
A smart phone smart enough to answer incoming...
March 13, 2014
Google Voice 301: Complicated office voice mail...
January 20, 2012
Should I cut the cord?
February 28, 2011
Can I transfer voice-mail messages to my PC ?
May 21, 2009
Voice mail for Meditel in Morocco
February 18, 2007
Buy a Shirt
MetaFilter Network Inc.
All posts are © their original authors.