handset and base are “connected” by a transmitter and receiver that provide cordless communication. Cordless phones are connected to regular phone lines. These phones come in a variety of types, differentiated by the frequencies that they use – 49 MHz (regular 1,2,10,& 25 channel), 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz. 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz are available in Analog, Digital Spread Spectrum (see Cordless Phone section for information on these formats)
A telephone that does not require a wired connection between the base of the phone and the handset (or receiver). Cordless phones may use digital or analog signals between the base and receiver of the telephone. Cordless telephones are designed to work directly from Central Office (CO) lines as opposed to wireless phones, which employ cell sites for operation.