I'd like to find a way to allow our cell phones to ring into the home phones. I have a Uniden 5ghz setup with several handsets. It purports to be able to do this, but in practice really doesn't work very well.
So now that we're in the new house I'm looking into what's out there now. I'm prepared to ditch the Uniden handsets. They've worked fine but they're old enough now that their Ni-cad battery packs are mostly failing to keep a reasonable charge. I had to go through three handsets to deal with Verizon for our FIOS setup (but that's a whole other train wreck of a conversation).
Anyway, I plan on having few wired handsets, if any. I have an actual copper POTS line for phone. We have two cell phones. It'll be a few years before our 5 year old has one, but expandability to three would be a nice feature.
I'm not so much concerned about handling out-going calls. Just being able to have incoming ones ring into the house phones.
No, I don't want to get into configuring the phones to transfer calls to a landline every time. That's tedious, at best, and wastes air time (not that we ever really run over our allotted amount).
I'm willing to spend a few bucks as necessary. I'd be more willing to entertain a small PBX setup than trying to use a PC for it. Stuff like this demands reliability and while there's plenty of clever things you can do with a PC I'm really not interested in having another PC to babysit for this. I need it to be 'set and forget'. So let's not drag this off into a conversation about ways to make a PC less unreliable.
So what's out there these days?