Philips Onis 6311 cordless telephone

As an old telephone, (eight years old maybe) the on/off button on the handset has become temperamental (planned obsolescence?). I managed to find a workaround for turning the phone on using the speaker button but I still had to turn it off using the on/off button. Sometimes it’s impossible to turn it off using that button when the phone is cold and you have to switch off the power supply instead (which loses the date stamp for the answer machine).

I investigated getting an additional handset thinking I could use that as the regular telephone and keep the old handset as the answer machine control as that did not require the use of the on/off button.

Philips told me that the model was too old to be compatible with any of the new telephones they make as they had rewritten the software. This means I will have to throw out the handset and the answer machine base even though the base is perfectly usable.

How hard is it to write software that accommodates ‘old’ equipment (remember eight years old!)?

This is irresponsible business practice and should be outlawed. I want to conserve the earths resources and Philips is preventing me from doing so. At the very least, a manufacturer should be obliged to accept returned obsolete equipment that they have produced for disposal (at their cost) or for recycling. In this way, they might be a bit more careful when writing new software to ensure it encompasses ‘old’ equipment.

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