Buyer beware- GE Wireless phone jack system

Buyer beware- GE Wireless phone jack system

Post by Steve=Putnam%Prod=Qual%Mfg=.. » Wed, 07 Jun 1995 04:00:00

After seeing it in mags I bought one for my study.    The packaging says for
"modems, fax machines, answering machines..."

After many hours of frustration on dropped connections I call their tech support.

"We're sorry, it is only verified to work up to 14.4k..."


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1.  Do they work at all?

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