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$47.49 $42.30 list($99.99)
1. Phonex PX-441 Wireless Jack System
$53.32
2. RCA RC926 Wireless Phone Jack
$68.99 $50.82 list($99.99)
3. RCA RC930 Caller-ID-Compatible
$30.99 $29.72 list($49.00)
4. RCA RC920 Wireless Phone Jack
$48.98 list($74.99)
5. GE 96595 InstaJack for Phones
list($44.99)
6. GE 96596 Extension unit for InstaJack

1. Phonex PX-441 Wireless Jack System for Modems
by Phonex
list price: $99.99
our price: $47.49
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Asin: B00006J05Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Phonex
Sales Rank: 2199
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This Phonex Wireless Phone Jack turns any electrical outlet into a phone line and will work with laptops, fax machines, phones, satellite receivers and more. Allows caller ID and call waiting*. Works with up to 12 extra extensions and helps you avoid costly and time-consuming installations. Includes 1 base, 1 extension and 6' phone cord. *Requires phone company service. ... Read more

Features

  • Easy to move, remove, and take with you anywhere
  • Connects to set-top box, computer, or Internet appliance
  • Turns any electrical outlet into a phone line
  • Works with any phone device
  • Ideal for apartments, condos, town homes

Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great For Dish Receiver - Caller ID
This is a great inexpensive solution if your satellite receiver is caller id ready and a phone line is not close to your television.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty much does the job.
This device is not perfect.You can't get a perfect dial tone in every situation.But you can alter the envirement and make it flawless.

What I've found is that if there is any power hunger device nearby - computer, lamp, tv, etc - it distorts the signal.However, you only need to worry about proximity to electronics with the reciever, not the base.

Here's my setup: I got Voice over IP, so my phone line goes through my router.I have the base station in my room, and my VoIP phone line goes into the base station.The reciever is in the basement, attached to a power line that comes directly off the circuit breaker so it gets a strong signal.Down there, the phone line conects to all the phones in the house so all the outlets run off voice over IP.

Again - in my situation, the signal is great.Just make sure it will fit yours.

2-0 out of 5 stars Extremely poor performer for me
Once connected, this unit resulted in so much static on the line, that my Tivo could not successfully make its nightly call to download new guide information.

After lots of testing, I found that the unit simply would not work unless it was within about 10-15 feet of the base unit. An amazingly short distance for a device such as this.

I then headed down to the best buy and picked up the RCA version of this device and it has worked flawlessly. An interesting note here - both devices appear to be identical as far as their guts are concerned. In fact, the instructions for both items were identical - the exact same words used on every page.

I am not sure why there was such a difference in performance (perhaps I just got one that was off a bit), but I would suggest you think twice on this item. I was able to return it but had to pay all shipping costs - something you don't have to do if you need to return it to the local store.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This is exactly what I was looking for.I did not have a phone jack by my Tivo and had put off buying one.I was able to install this in about 10 minutes...it only took this long because I put the transmitter upstairs...and it still worked fine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for DirecTV with Tivo
I bought this item when I bought my direcTV system with tivo.Standalone Tivo's can be home networked with your broadband connections so it didn't used to matter that there was no phone line nearby...but DirecTV has not enabled that functionality yet so you have to have the receiver plugged into the phone line.

Was very pleased with this product...works fantastic in this application. ... Read more


2. RCA RC926 Wireless Phone Jack
by RCA

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Asin: B00000J08Q
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: RCA
Sales Rank: 2961
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Tired of playing scheduling games with the phone company? Install another phone jack as easily as plugging in a toaster. RCA Wireless Phone Jacks transform any power outlet into a phone jack. All you need to do is plug the base unit in next to the existing phone jack and place the extension anywhere you want another line. All phone jack systems have built in Surge Suppression and are expandable to as many extensions as you need.These phone jacks work with corded phones, cordless phones, answering machines and fax machines.Contains: base unit, extension unit, and 6 ft. phone cord. ... Read more

Features

  • Genuine RCA quality phone accessory
  • Wireless modem jack system
  • Includes transmitter and one extension unit
  • Connects to AC outlet and existing phone jack
  • Easy plug-in installation

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with DSL
I purchased this product to connect my TIVO without having to install a second phone line. The installation was pretty simple, but when I plugged in a simple telephone set to test the line at the site where my TIVO was, the line noise was significant. When I plugged in the phone cord to my TIVO and tried to connect, the connection failed. I then contacted customer service to figure out what was wrong, and after troubleshooting the service attendent asked me if I had DSL on the line. I told her yes, and she informed me that the excessive noise on the line was due to the DSL. The wireless jack will not work with a DSL line! I was stunned! Why is there is no mention of this on the packaging or documentation?!?!? It looks like time to make a service call to the dreaded phone company to install a phone jack. Bad product, and bad documentation.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fine for Satellite Receivers Including Tivos
I use the RC926 to add an extra phone jack for my DirecTivos and standalone DirecTV receiver.All three receivers are split off from the extension jack and I have never had a problem with the units making the required service data call.

Edit: I also have DSL but use 2Wire filters (not the generic filters provided by Verizon) for greater clarity.A filter has to be placed between the jack and the wireless BASE unit for the wireless extension unit to function properly with DSL.

Note:Tivos and DirecTivos DO HAVE MODEMS so Rios' title header is somewhat misleading. But the facts in the body of the review are correct. Per Page 10 of RCA's manual (which is available on their website): "Note: The maximum baud rate for the Wireless Phone Jack is 14,400. Best results, however, will be experienced at 9,600."This limitation is why I knocked off a star.

So yes, I would not recommend that you attempt to surf the Internet using this jack or use it for any purpose where a high baud rate is important.But the phone jack is perfectly fine for voice, fax, and satellite receiver use.

2-0 out of 5 stars For voice or fax only, not for modems
If you need to add a phone extension without cables or need to hook up a fax machine this product is ok, but for modems and internet connections, your speed will go dooooooown to 9600 or even less.

4-0 out of 5 stars Manual explicitly states that modem speed best at 9600 KBPS
One of the reviewer above said that his experience when using the unit with the modem is bad.His modem speed is 56000 but when operated with the RCA extension unit it runs at 9600 speed. Of course, the manual of this product shown here in Amazon explicitly said that it will provide best result with modem at 9600. It is not the product's fault.

READ THE MANUAL BEFOREYOU BUY!

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent for old homes
I purchased this item so I could place a fax machine in a room that didn't have an phone jack - It works excellent. I have the flexibility to move the fax machine anywhere.this is an excellent product and it works great. ... Read more


3. RCA RC930 Caller-ID-Compatible Wireless Modem Jack
by RCA
list price: $99.99
our price: $68.99
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Asin: B00000J0D5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: RCA
Sales Rank: 5825
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Contains: Base unit extension unit 6-ft phone cordWorks up to 56K Built-in surge protectionSend & receive data & faxesExpandableadd as many extensions as needed Compatible with call forwarding call waiting 3-way calling conference calling Caller ID & other phone services Works with personal computers TV Internet boxes internal or external modems corded phones cordless phones answering machines & fax machines ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with modems, fax machines, phones, answering machines, TV internet boxes
  • Wireless modem jack system
  • No wiring required; connects to AC outlet and existing phone jack
  • Compatible with caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, and other services
  • Supports modem speeds up to 56 Kbps

Reviews (30)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for browsing the web
I have a limited number of phone jacks in my home, and the RC930 helps out alot.Without it, I would have phone line strung everywhere.I use the RC930 for internet access for my computer upstairs.I usually connect between 33.2 and 34.6 Kbps with the units about 15 feet apart.I have had fluctuations in the speed from 19.2-37.4 Kbps depending on what I have operating at the time.It's a little slow, but not bad for surfing the web or playing some online games.I wouldn't recommend it if you download large files, and I keep a long phone cord for those purposes.If you don't mind phone cord all over the place, then I'd recommend just purchasing the extra phone cord; however, if you'd like an alternative, then the RC930 works fine.The price is way too high for what it's worth, though.This is why I only give it 3 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Used with DVR
I was quite concerned with buying this based off of the mixed review it has received. However, having used it now for several months, I am totally satisfied with this product. Nightly since I installed it, it has not missed downloading the programming from Panasonic for my Replay TV DVR.

I have it set up all the way on the far end of my kitchen going to the far end of my living room (about 35 feet). I have it plugged in in my kitchen pretty much underneath a flourescent lamp, still with no issues. Recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars Going to swith to Phonex PX 441
I had the same problems as the other reviewers.It worked great with my Tivo for 6 months and now has a LOT of static, and thus won't get a full cycle with my Tivo now.I'm going to replace it with the Phonex PX 441, which doesn't have any bad reviews here at Amazon and is a little less expensive.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Track Record
I purchased the cordless phone jack for my DirecTV system, and it worked fine for three months. Then it broke down. I reset the system and it worked great for another two days before breaking down again. I decided I must have gotten a lemon (it happens), and I purchased a new system. The new one lasted all of two weeks. So now I'm running a 25' telephone cord across the living room, and hoping that someday in the near future the bugs will be worked out of this otherwise very handy technology.

4-0 out of 5 stars Had the same problems, but figured it out...
I was having all the same frustrations as the other reviewers.I had horrible humming and buzzing - it was quite frustrating.I thought it had something to do with the range, but after playing with it for an hour or so, I discovered that this device *needs* to be plugged directly into your wall jacks to work as intended.If you plug it into a surge protector or UPS (like I had done), you get a bunch of noise and really [bad] connections.

Now that I've plugged both units directly into wall jacks, my FAX machine is now happily working. ... Read more


4. RCA RC920 Wireless Phone Jack Extension
by RCA
list price: $49.00
our price: $30.99
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Asin: B00000J0AR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: RCA
Sales Rank: 17236
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Use this phone jack extension with the RCA Wireless Phone Jack Kit to provide other phone locations. Place the extension anywhere you want another line. All phone jack systems have built in Surge Suppression and are expandable to as many extensions as you need.These phone jacks work with corded phones, cordless phones, answering machines and fax machines. ... Read more

Features

  • Genuine RCA quality phone accessory
  • Extension unit
  • Works with D916 wireless phone jack system
  • Converts electrical outlet to phone jack
  • Easy plug-in installation

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad alternative to wiring a new phone
This gizmo certainly solved my problem with not having a phone jack in a room that I needed one in.The only drawback I found was that it's NOT compatible with caller id.Otherwise the unit works great and has a good range from base to extension unit.

1-0 out of 5 stars Caution - not compatible with RC 930 wireless modem system
I wanted to add an additional extension to my RC 930 wireless modem. This was the only RCA extension unit that I could find so I ordered it. I now know that the RCA wireless phone and modem systems are not compatible. RCA confirmed this over the phone and also said that the modem extensions are not sold separately.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good if you are only using for phones, not modems
We moved into a condo unit that had only one phone jack for the whole 2 bedroom unit (it was a luxury renovation of an old building).I didn't want to spend on installing extra jacks and with a toddler in the house I didn't want to string wires all over the floor to run to a 3-way Y-jack, so this system looked like a godsend.

It works pretty well with the 3 phones in our house.One older phone which also happens to be the furthest away from the "base unit" near the main phone jack sometimes comes out staticky and occasionally disconnects calls, but not enough for me to complain, even though it shouldn't do this at all.The other phones work fine.

But using the modem is the problem.I normally get about 50K or so with a standard 56K modem, as they warn on the package, plugged directly into this I only get 14.4K or so, not really enough to surf the web.I did a trick where I put a 2-way Y-jack into the lone phone jack in my condo, in one jack goes the wireless jack system, in the other goes a phone wire that goes right to my modem (so already I'm giving in and carefully stringing a wire on the floor, the reason I bought this is NOT to do that).But instead of completely distinguishing the 2, this still causes minor interference.I still get a slight drop in speed (usually 33-40K), but sometimes it will disconnect me from the Web or not connect me at all (I get the infamous "Error 650" that you usually get when the modem itself is starting to die).The only fix I've had is to temporarily unplug the Wireless Phone Jack from the Y-jack in my wall when I want to surf the Web (which I then get at normal dialup speed).The only problem with this is that the way I have things setup, if I forget to plug everything back in when I'm done surfing the Web, incoming calls when I'm out will not go to the answering machine.

So I think it is a great product if you are only using it to add phone jacks without the drilling and expense for the use of additional phones, but not for use with a modem.

3-0 out of 5 stars Works great but...
this little gizmo works fine for most phones but it DOES NOT work with phones with caller ID.Keep that in mind when you're considering a purchase.Works great with the others.Overall a nifty little device.

4-0 out of 5 stars It works, but pick your use carefully
I've been using a set of these for over a year, and they are a godsend but not perfect. The good news; I use it to connect my Tivo (Tivo needs to dial in every night to update its program data) and it was the perfect solution for a tough spot, since there's no phone jack anywhere near my television. I have also used it to surf the web with a dial-up connection, with no real problems. Its fine, even through an extension cord! The bad news; I've tried to use for a phone, and that rally didn't cut it. It worked, but its a bad connection. I couldn't tolerate it. So I dispute the earlier comment that it can't be used for data. For me, its only use is for data, not voice! For certain situations, its ideal. ... Read more


5. GE 96595 InstaJack for Phones
by General Electric
list price: $74.99
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Asin: B00005MIU8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: General Electric
Sales Rank: 26214
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Eliminates the need to run additional phone lines. Works throughout the house even between floors, easily relocated, built-in-phone line protection. Plug base unit into any electrical outlet near an existing phone jack then plug the extension jack into electrical outlet near phone, satellite receiver, etc. Works with corded phones, cordless phones, satellite receivers, answering machines, computer modems and fax machines. System comes with one transmitter and one receiver. ... Read more

Features

  • Installs in just minutes
  • Add an additional phone jack without wiring
  • Use with corded/cordless phones, fax, Web TV, Satellite
  • Create unlimited extensions in home with Extension Unit
  • Built-in Surge suppression

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple Install, Zero Problems
Bought this unit specifically for use with a TIVO unit I had recently installed.Followed the instructions that accompanied the unit and it worked immediately.I've never had a problem with it and have been using it now for several months.

5-0 out of 5 stars No Problems
I have had this item for 3 years and have never had any problems.setup was as easy as plugging it in.I have had it connected to phones, modems and currently a Tivo.No problems with any devices, a great product.

5-0 out of 5 stars works great for my Tivo
I've had this unit for about 5 years and have never had a problem. I had to write because I saw all the bad reviews and wanted to tell of my great experience. I have the Instajack upstairs and my Tivo is downstairs. The connection has never failed to my knowledge, the call is made nightly. I am about to buy the extension unit - hope it works!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
I've owned this product for several weeks.The setup instructions weren't great, but I was able to figure out how to make it work.I've tried using it in several different rooms and have the same trouble in every room.. there's an annoying "buzz" for every phone I've tried with it.There are no suggestions in the booklet as to what might be wrong.Overall, I'm not impressed.I don't think it's worth the price.Consider your other options before you buy this one.

1-0 out of 5 stars product stopped working after three months
I purchased this unit for my TiVo phone hook up and it only worked for three months. It is not worth the headache! ... Read more


6. GE 96596 Extension unit for InstaJack for Phones
by General Electric
list price: $44.99
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Asin: B00005MIU9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: General Electric
Sales Rank: 41737
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Features

  • For use with GE InstaJack for Phones
  • 1 line per extension
  • Add unlimited number of extensions
  • Closed circuit FM transmission
  • Surge protected

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